ACMA has applied some baffling logic in its decision to exonerate Seven over the outing of the former NSW Transport Minister David Campbell.
If you’re going to out an irrelevant but embarrassing secret of a public figure, you’d better make sure they react badly. That seems to be ACMA's logic in clearing Channel Seven of breaching standards when it outed NSW MP David Campbell.
ACMA has officially cleared Seven News over complaints about last year's story in which the network revealed that NSW MP David Campbell had visited a gay sauna. Plus, Marieke Hardy celebrates her new show Laid and other media stories.
Journalists around the country have signed their names to an open letter condemning Channel Seven's exposure of NSW MP David Campbell, writes Jenna Price.
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What does infidelity in someone else’s marriage have to do with me, asks Dr Leslie Cannold, a writer, researcher and ethicist with adjunct positions at Monash and Melbourne universities.
The David Campbell issue was absolutely intriguing in media terms, with the initial titillation giving way quite quickly to widespread anger and condemnation of Channel Seven.
The latest "debate" about media and privacy, triggered by last week's television expose of NSW Minister David Campbell leaving a gay club, is a sham conducted by people who are paid extremely well to legitimise something that is nasty and indefensible.
Crikey readers weigh in in the David Campbell saga: was Seven write to spill it? Plus, the joy of e-readers and SBS silence their subtitlers.
Once upon a time the peccadilloes of a politician would only be published if it was in the matter of "public interest". But if a politician puts on a family values face while screwing around secretly, it's fair game, writes Mark Day.