Mar 11, 2014

Media briefs: Merc apologyQ&A women … Fox in cosmos …

The Mercury, led by a misleading police report, makes a heartbreaking error. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Bungled reporting at the MercFriends and family of missing teenager Emily Peachtree would have breathed a sigh of relief upon reading The Mercury‘s pronouncement that she’d been found safe and sound — but it was short-lived. The print edition of the Hobart newspaper carried the headline “Teen found safe” on page seven above a brief story that said the police had released a statement saying she’d been found. But by mid-morning, a strikingly different story appeared on The Merc‘s website, saying that Peachtree had been found dead …


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3 thoughts on “Media briefs: Merc apologyQ&A women … Fox in cosmos …

  1. klewso

    If they’d had Albrechtsen, Devine and Mirabella on the Q&A panel last night…….?

  2. AR

    I am embarrassed, and shamed to say it, but Brandis made a semi reasonable case for the abolition of 18c. However when faced by living breathing oppoents, as distinct from the ALP,he fell in a molten heap and had to0 be rescued by Jones.
    I believe Chris Bowen was there as well but, despite his good Acting Leader show post Sept 7 (the Day of National Shame), he didn’t disturb the score keeper.

  3. Tom Jones

    The equal number of women on Q&A was a good move as it made for interesting viewing with even the right wing woman showing a refreshing ability to think for herself. George Brandis did look uncomfortable. It looked like he wasn’t used to having to explain himself to women. I hope it is more than a one off and it was so good to hear from women of a variety of ages and backgrounds.

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