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103, 2024

Issue 671

1 March 2024|

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 671 1 March 2024 * * * * Editorial – Paul Barry’s glass jaw Can You Bear It? – James Massola continues his breathless coverage of the PM’s proposed marriage; The ABC-Australia Institute Entente continues on News Breakfast; Murpharoo switches quickly from transparency-seeking journo to no-comment politico; SMH finds a flimsy excuse for more Taylor Swift content; The Climate Council reckons they can predict the weather in your suburb in 2090 An ABC Update – 7:30 ignores the failures of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse MWD’s Rant of the Week – Liz Storer on NATO, Ukraine and Russia A La Tingle Moment – Laura Tingle yet to accuse to Albanese government of “ideological bastardry” despite ongoing ABC redundancies New Segment: Report from Alienation Land – Mark Kenny and Nick Bryant decry the country they call home History Corner – When exactly did Phillip Adams quit [...]

2302, 2024

Issue 670

23 February 2024|

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 670 23 February 2024 * * * * Stop Press – Out with The Drum and a revamp of Q+A Can You Bear It? – Malcolm Farr brings out Bruce to bash Barnaby but not Bob; La Tingle gets snippy when faced with criticism; ABC Alumni Comrade Gael Jennings begs for taxpayer cash on News Breakfast; Bridget Brennan gives soft interview to Israel antagonist Chris Gunness Editorial – There is more debate on Fox News’ Media Buzz than on ABC TV’s Media Watch A John-Laws-Style Deliberate Mistake – SMH did run the news of the day alongside the many Ross Gittins tributes The Flann O’Brian Gong for Literary or Verbal Sludge – Santilla Chingaipe scores for The Saturday Paper with an incomprehensible anti-Taylor Swift rant An ABC Update – The ABC diversity apparatus grows another head Your Taxes at Work – Yet another leftist stack at Adelaide Writers’ Week Correspondence – Bevan Shields & Gerard Henderson re a MWD deliberate mistake * * * [...]

1602, 2024

Issue 669

16 February 2024|

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 669 16 February 2024 * * * * Editorial – The ABC’s Nemesis fails to secure the interviews necessary to fully document the recent Coalition government Stop Press – David Speers & Michael Rowland launch a false comparison at Barnaby Joyce An ABC Update – The ABC News division’s labyrinthine efforts to promote diversity Can You Bear It? – The SMH gushes over an Albanese romance; The news the SMH missed while it was celebrating Ross Gittins; Hilary Harper on online dating after 50 Five Paws Award – Step Forward Samantha Maiden The Guardian/ABC Axis – Insiders regular Karen Middleton jumps from The Saturday Paper to The Guardian Special Taylor Swift Segment – RN Breakfast interview a Taylor Swift expert New Feature: Ellie’s Pedantry Classes – A PK flub about Barnaby Joyce that Ellie won’t take “laying” down You Must Remember This – John Hewson’s circa 1994 complaint about former Liberal leaders bagging current Liberal leaders * * * * EDITORIAL NEMESIS’ FAILURE [...]

902, 2024

Issue 668

9 February 2024|

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 668 9 February 2024 * * * * Editorial – Sarah Ferguson goes soft on Anthony Albanese and hard on Peter Dutton Can You Bear It? – The SMH canonises Ross Gittins; David Crowe spends half his column defending himself from a Peter Dutton joke; Liz Storer gives the Prime Minister some false advice re the GST; 7:30 takes a gratuitous swipe at Sir John Kerr An ABC Update – The ABC’s annual Diversity and Inclusion report can’t distract from Aunty’s white-as-ever line-up of presenters The Guardian/ABC Axis – The Guardian’s Josh Taylor makes yet another appearance on News Breakfast Your Taxes at Work – Jenny Hocking uses taxpayer funds to air the latest version of her Kerr-Whitlam-Elizabeth II conspiracy theory * * * * EDITORIAL KENNY SAYS BIAS, HENDO SAYS INTELLECTUAL FASHION – WHILE SARAH FERGUSON HELPS OUT WITH A SOFT INTERVIEW WITH THE PM AND A TOUGH ONE WITH THE OPPOSITION LEADER Media Watch Dog is [...]

202, 2024

Issue 667

2 February 2024|

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 667 2 February 2024 * * * * Editorial – The ABC’s internal problem Can You Bear It? – Murpharoo earns a promotion to official Labor spruiker; Is Guardian wage-slave Amy Remeikis up for a pay rise?; The ABC/Australia Institute Entente alive and well; ABC and AFR still suffer from Teal obsession; SMH tries to drum up praise for Ross Gittins The Flann O’Brien Gong for Literary or Verbal Sludge – Step Forward new ABC Chair Kim Williams Five Paws Award – Jonathan Holmes scores for his comments on diversity and objectivity An ABC Update – Insiders finally returns from a WEB History Corner – Tony Abbott was right to avoid participating in Nemesis Shane Wright and Candlesticks - No end in sight for metallurgical coal * * * * EDITORIAL THE REAL THREAT TO THE ABC COMES FROM WITHIN THE GATE In recent times, the ABC managing director and editor-in-chief David Anderson has taken to the ABC airwaves [...]

2601, 2024

Issue 666

26 January 2024|

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 666 26 January 2024 * * * * Ellie’s Back Media Watch Dog 666 lands on Australia Day Can You Bear It? - Morrison-antagonist Laura Tingle enlisted by 7:30 to comment on Scott Morrison’s retirement; News Breakfast airs fake news re Morrison, Trump and Pence; Jane Caro on so-called Christofascists; Jenna Price on the “withering” ABC budget; Stuart Littlemore attacks current ABC journalist/activists, forgets that he was once one himself New Feature: A David Crowe Moment - Comrade Crowe embarks on a literary journey An ABC Update - The Drum goes out with one last self-pitying and boring bang Correspondence - Gerard Henderson & The ABC’s Mark Maley re Cardinal Pell * * * * ELLIE’S BACK  MEDIA WATCH DOG LANDS ON AUSTRALIA DAY As avid readers know, Media Watch Dog went on what journalists like to call a Well Earned Break around Gin & Tonic Time on Friday 15 [...]

1512, 2023

Issue 665

15 December 2023|

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 665 15 December 2023 * * * * Stop Press – PK speaks for Australians on Israel-Hamas war; Josh Taylor brings back the Guardian/ABC Axis on News Breakfast Can You Bear It? – Niki Savva dismisses her one-time employment by Peter Costello; Sydney University deputy vice-chancellor goes on The Drum to declare No voters lazy and uninterested; Crikey’s Charlie Lewis dubs the leaders of the No campaign “arsehats”; La Trobe’s Clare Wright runs cover for Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp Editorial – MWD to go on W.E.B MWD Exclusive – The ABC pays $7,000 to Laura Tingle’s lawyers as part of the Lehrmann settlement, but won’t say why Documentation – A Crikey debunking seemingly swiftly debunked New Feature: MWD Examines the Twelfth of Never in Publishing - Hachette’s Revelation by Sarah Ferguson and Tony Jones now delayed to 2030 An ABC Update – Triple J’s Richard Kingsmill to exit ABC, but the Chaser Boys remain A John-Laws-Style Deliberate Mistake – Mike Seccombe wrong by 180, [...]

812, 2023

Issue 664

8 December 2023|

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 664 8 December 2023 * * * * Stop Press – Laura Tingle’s double standard on ministers behaving badly Can You Bear It? – Niki Savva on Peter Dutton and Joe Biden; A post-Tom Switzer Between the Lines featuring plenty of left-wing agreement; The ABC discovers that The Drum lacks political diversity; The Australia Institute’s Ebony Bennett running cover for Daniel Andrews An ABC Update – It’s out with Tom Switzer and in with Fran Kelly at Radio National Your Taxes at Work – The Grattan Institute assigns some dull reading for Christmas Documentation – Norman Swan returns to The Project and 7:30 with dire COVID warnings about Christmas 2023 * * * * LAURA TINGLE’S DOUBLE STANDARD ON MINISTERS BEHAVING BADLY As Media Watch Dog knows, the hoi polloi have holidays. Whereas journalists take a well-earned break or WEB.  It appears that regular ABC 7.30 presenter Sarah Ferguson is currently on a WEB.  For whatever reason, 7.30’s chief [...]

112, 2023

Issue 663

1 December 2023|

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 663 1 December 2023 * * * * Stop Press – PK neglects to query the claim that Peter Dutton is responsible for extremism on Australia’s streets Can You Bear It? – Nine’s Calum Jaspan neglects to tell readers the names of the prominent Nine journalists who signed an anti-Israel statement; Bridget Brennan sticks up for the right of actors to let everyone know their political views; Bonge glides over the Albanese government’s struggles and goes in for another anti-Dutton rant Media Fool of the Week – Step Forward Mike Seccombe of The Saturday Paper An ABC Update – Q+A heads off for a well-earned 11-week break History Corner – John Howard’s “We will decide who comes to this country” mantra channelled by the EU president, but did Bob Hawke beat them both to the punch? * * * * PATRICIA KARVELAS FAILS TO QUESTION CLAIM THAT PETER DUTTON IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EXTREMISM [...]

2411, 2023

Issue 662

24 November 2023|

GERARD HENDERSON’S MEDIA WATCH DOG ISSUE – NO. 662 24 November 2023 * * * * Stop Press – Intentionally or otherwise the media exposes extreme views in the Students for Palestine Movement; Tom Switzer out at the ABC, Nick Bryant to replace him? Can You Bear It? – News Breakfast hears only one side of the Israel-Palestine conflict; CBD remains short on business news; Another leftist stack on The Drum; Karen Middleton throws the switch to moral equivalency when discussing anti-semitism The Flann O’Brien Gong for Literary or Verbal Sludge – Jordan Peterson on the difference between good and bad Five Paws Award – Ex-ABC producer David Salter on the ABC’s “preposterous” diversity targets History Corner – Ian Macphee distorts history for The Guardian * * * * INTENTIONALLY OR OTHERWISE – MEDIA EXPOSES PRO-HAMAS VIEWS IN THE STUDENTS FOR PALESTINE MOVEMENT The big “scoop” in the media coverage of the pro-Palestinian/anti-Israel rally in Melbourne on Thursday 23 November could be found in The [...]

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