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Emma Alberici (Image: AAP/Richard Wainwright)

The ABC is normally quick to respond to attacks on itself and its staff made by other media outlets.

It has an entire web page dedicated to “correcting the record”. When Dr Norman Swan was criticised for his coverage of the pandemic, the ABC released a long statement defending him.

An Australian attack on the ABC’s investigative reporting team drew a lengthy rebuke. An item on the ABC’s search engine optimisation practices elicited a monster 900-word response by ABC News communications lead Sally Jackson (coincidentally herself a former Australian media journalist). There are also media releases correcting claims by other media figures.