Today in Media Files, Labor MP Michael Danby is facing pressure from his party over an attack on an ABC journalist, and reporters have had another early start preparing to cover George Pell's court case.
Danby under pressure over ABC attacks. Federal Labor MP Michael Danby is facing preselection pressure over his attacks on ABC journalist Sophie McNeill. Danby has taken out ads in Australian Jewish News two weeks in a row, accusing McNeill -- the ABC's Middle East correspondent -- of being imbalanced in her coverage of Israel and Palestine. He paid for the ads using his electoral allowance, and Fairfax reports that the Labor party is preparing to challenge him at preselection at the next election, if he doesn't retire.