Media Files

Dec 18, 2017

Marcus’ Sky apology … Cocaine Cassie’s wedding of the year … Nine dumps newsreaders …

Caroline Marcus was forced to walkback claims about Channel Nine's culpability in the Ben McCormack case. Plus other media tid bits for the day.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Marcus in a muddle. Sky News reporter and presenter Caroline Marcus has had to give an on-air apology after she suggested that Nine management knew and covered up former A Current Affair reporter Ben McCormack's attraction to young boys. Marcus, who had worked with McCormack at ACA, has spoken a number of times about the bullying complaint she laid against McCormack when they were colleagues, but on Peta Credlin's Sky show two weeks ago, Marcus said McCormack had made sexually suggestive comments about young boys in the newsroom, which had been ignored. She said it was "well-known" that McCormack was attracted to young boys and that there was a "shield of protection around him". On Friday, she was back on Credlin's show to apologise:

"Some viewers may have understood us to be saying that people who worked with Ben McCormack and Nine and the management of the Nine network and in particular the national news and current affairs director knew of and covered up or turned a blind eye to the pedophile conduct of Ben McCormack. Neither Sky News or I intended to suggest that was the case and apologise for any hurt or embarrassment caused by our discussion."

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One thought on “Marcus’ Sky apology … Cocaine Cassie’s wedding of the year … Nine dumps newsreaders …

  1. Draco Houston

    TBH more worrying is that someone will get paired up with that guy and have to put up with his shit for a non-zero amount of time

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