Daily Telegooph adds bullshit to injury
Tuesday September 06th 2005, 9:05 am

Liz Jackson, Media Watch Anchor (image: ABC.net.au)Once again, Media Watch comes to the rescue of truth in Australian journalism. While some of the material that the Daily Telegooph published about Brogden was corroboratable, the most outrageous claims made of him were proven false by Media Watch.

As more of this story unfolds, it is becoming clear that this event was an internal Lieberal Party stoush designed to unseat Brogden as NSW party leader. The Telegooph was a willing participant in this campaign of half-truths, demonstrating their commitment to yellow journalism.

If the Lieberals will lie to politically assassinate their own, what are they willing to do to voters, who normally don’t have anywhere near the allegiance to the party as do their elected leaders? Is the Telegooph so hard up for circulation that anything goes in their headlines?

Thanks again to Media Watch. Don’t know what we’d do without you guys.


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I still get amazed at some of the stories that Media Watch uncovers. I particularly love the ones about Today Tonight and A Current Affair. It’s a shame that most people who watch those shows probably don’t constitute a large part of those who tune in to Media Watch.

Comment by Kat 09.09.05 @ 11:45 am

I cannot stress how much I hate the Daily Telegraph. The trash they publish day after day basically makes me sick. Congrats to Media Watch for uncovering this and exposing them, however it is unfortunate that no one who reads the DT will watch media watch.

Comment by Matt 09.11.05 @ 2:57 pm

Matt, I like MW’s Sluggo files in particular. MW has a raison d’etre for Richardson alone.

Comment by weezil 09.11.05 @ 3:15 pm

[…] Was it JerkChoices? Terror laws? Or just that the NSW Lieberals are a bunch of hopeless fuckwits? […]

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