ABCwatch

Tim Blair

Ombudsgod

New Criterion

 

 

Monday, November 29, 2004
 
Young reader BM needs toughening up. He complains to Auntie and she agrees with him, so he stacks on a nervy.

I know it's unprecedented. Five independent enquiries wouldn't achieve it for Minister Alston. A crocodile in your bath is a more probable occurrence. But here at ABCwatch we expect sang-froid of our readers.

Here's Auntie's reply:
Thank you for your email of 15 November regarding the use of the word
"allegedly" in Mark Willacy's report broadcast on the same day.

The ABC agrees that, as Marwan Barghouti has been tried and convicted, the word "allegedly" should not have been used. The ABC Online News article has been amended accordingly.

Thank you for bringing this matter to the attention of the ABC.

Yours sincerely Denise Musto

Audience Liaison Manager