Media Files

Oct 6, 2017

Danby in the firing line … wakin’ up early for George … Weinstein ‘gone’ …

It was another early start for journalists covering the George Pell case in Melbourne this morning. And other media tidbits of the day.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

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.

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2 thoughts on “Danby in the firing line … wakin’ up early for George … Weinstein ‘gone’ …

  1. Rais

    Mr Danby says, “Just as a member of parliament is expected to support the constituents in his or her electorate, which is what I have been doing.” Who knew Victoria was so big that one of its electorates is located on the eastern end of the Mediterranean?

  2. AR

    Many have noted that the Chosen People seem to also get to choose the land/s they want.

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