Topic: big media
A fairly incredible white knuckle ride in the 'back story' to this report here:
Wednesday, 16 April 2008Civil rights lawyer Evers gets the News Ltd blowtorch but is it a beat up?
- all the tv nightly news ABC and commercials stood off the story. So did the current affairs and 7.30 Report;
- what was most profound was the lead ABC 7pm flagship tv news led with an incredible repudiation of the Daily Telegraph agenda by
(a) ignoring the story totally, and
(b) running as no. 1 lead a related story about lack of safety/resources at Newcastle Family Court precincts - which is NSW AG Hatzistergos's ministerial responsibility and VERY embarrassing.
The Telegraph runs a smallish story today Thursday 17 April 08 well into the paper, no picture, cleaning up loose ends, as if by way of belated 'balance' sourcing the instructing solicitor. Only it's way not proportionate or contemporaneous with the damage of their front page story against the barrister the day before. This might only mitigate fertile defamation action for the day before.
The World Today, ABC - Wednesday, 16 April , 2008 12:20:00 Reporter: Annie Guest[with this concluding extract following]ANNIE GUEST: But how do you decide whether they are making an informed decision about having sex given that they are needing to have this contraceptive implant? Perhaps it would indicate that they’re not making fully informed decisions?
MATTHEW BOWDEN: Because of guardianship laws. They would not be able to make that decision independently.
ANNIE GUEST: An anti-child abuse campaigner says she's shocked to hear young girls are being implanted with contraceptives, but the executive director of Bravehearts, Hetty Johnston, says she also gives the practice qualified support.
HETTY JOHNSTON: It has to have some sort of tattered support. It’s horrifying to think that those words are even coming out of my mouth but the last thing we want is 12-year-olds pregnant. But look, it could only be with education, it needs to get … we need to get some education into these communities.
LISA MILLAR: Hetty Johnston from Bravehearts ending that report from Annie Guest.