Journalism

May 21, 2013

‘Chocolate-box TV’: Carlton blasts Hadley Oz Story ‘travesty’

Fairfax columnist Mike Carlton is a staunch defender of the ABC, but not last night's Australian Story program on 2GB's Ray Hadley. He plans to lodge a formal complaint.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Former talkback host Mike Carlton plans to lodge a formal complaint with the ABC over last night’s Australian Story profile of 2GB star Ray Hadley.

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43 thoughts on “‘Chocolate-box TV’: Carlton blasts Hadley Oz Story ‘travesty’

  1. Caths

    Er… left-wing column? Don’t get me wrong, I love Mike’s column, but it’s hardly LEFT-WING…

  2. malcolm.grant1

    I agree with Caths.

    Since when did anyone who disagreed with the standard Murdoch/Hancock line become ‘left-wing’?

    What happened to Crikey being a factual site?

    Don’t tell me that I have to ask for the money I paid for my subscription back.

  3. The Pav

    I usually wath Aust Story even when they’re about people I don’t like/regard but in Hadley’s case I made an execption and read a book.

    From Carlton’s response seems I was on the money.

    BTW Cath @ 1 and Mal @ 2

    The meme is now that if you don’t agree with Abbott?News ltd? Alan Jones etc you can “rightly” be portrayed ar=s left wing.

    Balance now only occurs when you support the right.

    Logic or reasoned countervaling opinion is now by definition “left wing” The right has managed to have everything boxed into left or right as Jonathon Holmes so succinctky pointed out a few weeks ago.

    For example Andrew Bolts definition of a balnce newspaper would be one that printed left & right wing views as “reporting’

    That’s not my definition.

    This is why he calls the ABC left wing because it doesn’t fall into line with his views

  4. Eric Sykes

    “Australian Story” always the worst example of a dumbed down ABC to appease conservative ideas of “Australianess”. Just an awful program. Carlton should have known better and said no…

  5. klewso

    The ABC seems to bending over forwards to accommodate the Right – and take it up the tabloid?

  6. Shaniq'ua Shardonn'ay

    “Australian Story” has been pretty cr-p for a number of years now. Minor Celebrity/Sports Star breaks ankle/has minor cancer scare and makes a comeback with the support of Family and friends who all tell us what a wonderful/giving/generous person they are. It needs to get back a bit of bite.

  7. chpowell

    Carlton “Left wing”? FFS!

  8. Cuppa

    More than 2,700 people have so far signed a petition demanding the ABC stop the bias to the Liberal-alligned Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). Reading the comments of signers, there is deep dissatisfaction with the overall move of the ABC from the unbiased centre to the right.

    http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/abc-australia-stop-the-bias-towards-the-institute-of-public-affairs-ipa

    But the ABC isn’t listening!

  9. cicero

    Ray Hadley gets enough exposure on commercial media without the ABC giving him a half hour freebie. People watch the ABC to get away from that stuff. I agree with Mike Carleton.

  10. arnold ziffel

    Caroline Jones – enough said

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