The dirty tactics of TV news

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TV news and current affairs:

A former political media adviser writes: Re. “TV current affairs hack: why we’re bastards to grieving families” (yesterday, item 2).  I agree with everything your hack wrote about yesterday. I would also add that cameramen and stringers are under pressure to deliver for networks. The longer they “stake out” targets — sometimes for days living in a station wagon on the street — the more inclined/obligated they are to behave outrageously to get “something”.

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2 thoughts on “The dirty tactics of TV news

  1. Moira Smith

    Bill Williams wrote: ‘Julia Gillard’s initial declaration that Assange had committed an illegal act and her suggestion that his Australian passport should be withdrawn revealed her total lack of a sense of natural justice — innocent until proven guilty …’

    Alas she is only running true to form where too many politicians and commentators are concerned. (Remember, every asylum seeker is an ‘illegal’ these days.) Peter Reith’s sneering comments re David Hicks last night on ABC News 24’s ‘The Drum’ only continued the tradition.

  2. Kevin Tyerman

    A former somebody who remains anonymous said:
    “But this vile behaviour is rewarded because we all click on angry outbursts at news sites online”

    Too many do, but to state that “we all” are guilty of rewarding such shoddy
    “jounalism” is wrong.

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