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Issue 551

2021-07-23T16:11:14+10:0023 July 2021|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 551 23 July 2021 * * * * Stop Press – News Breakfast offers up unbalanced coverage of a surprisingly balanced Q&A; The ABC’s flagship current affairs program devotes more airtime to whining they can’t book guests Can You Bear It? – John Hewson’s exit rant at [...]

Premier Daniel Andrews could try playing ball instead of politics

2021-07-19T09:29:55+10:0017 July 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|Tags: |

On Wednesday, ABC Radio National Breakfast presenter Fran Kelly spoke to opposition Treasury spokesman Jim Chalmers, followed by Josh Frydenberg, about the Australian economy during the current Covid-19 lockdown in NSW. It came as no surprise that the former received a soft interview while the latter was consistently challenged and interrupted. What was surprising turned [...]

Issue 550

2021-07-16T16:10:36+10:0016 July 2021|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 550 16 July 2021 * * * * Stop Press – Guest Presenter La Trioli has a whine about government ministers not appearing on Q&A Can You Bear It? – Fran Kelly wants to shut down the florists; Marian Wilkinson serves up climate fudge; Niki Savva to bookend [...]

Puff-piece interview shows ABC lacking critical balance

2021-07-12T09:14:03+10:0010 July 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

It must surely pass for one of the softest political interviews in Australia this century so far. The reference is to the discussion between ABC 7.30 political correspondent Laura Tingle and former Liberal Party and independent parliamentarian Julia Banks. The interview took place on 7.30 on Monday to coincide with the publication of Julia Banks’ [...]

Issue 549

2021-07-09T13:36:01+10:009 July 2021|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 549 9 July 2021 * * * * Stop Press – SMH’s David Crowe on Scott Morrison’s alleged problem with female voters; Dr Katie Allen offers up some sensible advice on Q&A Can You Bear It? – Jane Caro looks at the bright side of the pandemic; The Guardian’s Amy Remeikis runs [...]

David O’Byrne fails to get the message and exits stage left

2021-07-05T09:44:01+10:003 July 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

These days only Lunar Right ideological extremists and/or the genuinely deranged identify with fascism and Nazism along with Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, the respective leaders of these movements. But there are plenty in our midst who are still attracted to communism. The Australian Labor Party in Tasmania was in enough trouble at the start [...]

Issue 548

2021-07-02T16:06:13+10:002 July 2021|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 548 2 July 2021 * * * * Stop Press – 7:30 executive producer Justin Stevens on his inability to book guests; Liberal MP Jason Falinski goes in for a Q+A pile-on before his jab Can You Bear It? – SMH’s Jenna Price on the benefits of [...]

Barnaby Joyce’s return puts focus on realities of emission targets

2021-06-28T11:28:45+10:0026 June 2021|Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

There is a wise saying known to participants in, and observers of, leadership challenges that take place within the Westminster political system. Namely, the only colleagues whose promises can be trusted are the ones who readily declare that they will be supporting someone else. They have no reason to deceive or fudge. It’s much the [...]

Issue 547

2021-06-25T16:17:30+10:0025 June 2021|Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 547 25 June 2021 * * * * Stop Press – Hamish Macdonald unsure why Coalition ministers don’t turn up to Q+A for a pile-on Editorial – The ABC’s double standard on declarations of interest Can You Bear It? – La Trioli digs deep to find examples [...]

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