Mar 18, 2013

Sunday Tele stunt snares journos in media campaign

News Limited's campaign against Labor's media reforms entrapped some unwilling supporters from TV newsrooms in The Sunday Telegraph yesterday.

Jason Whittaker — Former <em>Crikey</em> editor and publisher

Jason Whittaker

Former Crikey editor and publisher

A News Limited stunt ensnared some innocent TV journalists yesterday in the group’s hysterical reaction to Labor’s proposed media law changes.


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9 thoughts on “Sunday Tele stunt snares journos in media campaign

  1. mikehilliard

    Lets hope these so called “men of tv” vent some outrage at News Ltd on their respective programs. Somehow I doubt it though.

  2. Steven Haby

    And where are the women journalists and ‘presenters’. Unbelievabel tripe and dribble from the Daily Terror. Thanks goodness Melbourne (where I live) only has to contend with the Hun and the Sunday Hun… Steven

  3. Buddy

    Steven alls well…. it states in the article that this was a follow up to an earlier article that featured all women.. Michael’s Drum article refers to it also ..
    But disgusting behaviour to these gentlemen in order to peddle their own dribble

  4. Tim nash

    That paper makes me feel sick in the stomach.

  5. Liamj

    News Corp – for readers who don’t care if its true.

  6. Achmed

    Truth and fact are the enemy of some. And they wonder why there should be a watchdog

  7. Steven Haby

    I still find it amusing that people perceive ‘presenters’ as authoritative where in more cases than not they are just reading from an autocue and perhaps don’t actually involve themselves with the preparation of the scripts, fact checking etc and so forth. A side issue but still the way the shrill tone of the News Ltd (and others) are in regards to the media regulation it brings me to despair when there are other bigger issues in the community. It reminds me (as a campaign in general) of the Bias is Bad News campaign against the Herald Sun in the last days of the Kirner Govt in Victoria when Piers A was the editor.

  8. Liamj

    @ mikehilliard – yes, few journalists show any backbone against News Corp, they know the power of the bully pulpit.

  9. MJPC

    Imagine that, News limited not reporting fairly and accurately. Who would have thought such tactics from a Murdoch rag, after the phone hacking scandal in the UK. Next time they (he Journo’s) will not want to be part of the news rather than reporting it.
    Bring on media reform, freedon of speech is both a right and a responsibility.
    I saw Sunrise on Sunday at, at the end, “Sam: was reading out texts from viewers on the media reforms. She launches into the first reading thinking it was anti the reforms and her enthusiasm starts to drain when she realises it was pro the reforms…classic

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