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Issue 488

2020-03-13T18:03:07+11:00Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 488 13 March 2020 * * * * The inaugural issue of “Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch” was published in April 1988 – over a year before the first edition of the ABC TV Media Watch program went to air. Between November 1997 and October 2015 “Gerard Henderson’s [...]

ABC’s journos have always bitten hand that feeds

2020-04-01T15:04:14+11:00Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

It was no surprise to see Paul Keating on ABC television last Tuesday accusing the Coalition government of “ideological contempt”. The former Labor Party prime minister makes occasional ent­rances into the public debate and when he does, the language is invariably lively and memorable. What was surprising turned on the fact Keating was defending the [...]

The insidious force of rising foreign interference

2020-03-04T10:27:02+11:00Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

The media’s response to Monday’s speech by director-general of security Mike Burgess tended to focus on his comments about right-wing extremism as terrorism. However, as the ASIO head pointed out, “right-wing extremism has been in ASIO’s sights for some time”. Burgess added: “Obviously this threat came into sharp, terrible focus last year in New Zealand.” [...]

Issue 486

2020-02-28T16:09:19+11:00Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 486 28 February 2020 * * * * The inaugural issue of “Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch” was published in April 1988 – over a year before the first edition of the ABC TV Media Watch program went to air. Between November 1997 and October 2015 “Gerard Henderson’s Media [...]

Sports grant saga kicks off fresh round of hyperbole

2020-02-26T13:42:16+11:00Categories: Gerard Henderson's Weekly Column|

In a public forum at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre late last month, speaker Kim Hoggard declared that observing President Donald J. Trump in action was “like watching Rome burn”. The reference was to what she perceived as declining standards across the US under the Trump administration. The taxpayer-funded USSC tends to [...]

Issue 485

2020-02-21T18:07:50+11:00Categories: Latest Media Watch Dog, Media Watch Dog|Tags: , |

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 485 21 February 2020 * * * * The inaugural issue of “Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch” was published in April 1988 – over a year before the first edition of the ABC TV Media Watch program went to air. Between November 1997 and October 2015 “Gerard Henderson’s Media [...]