Friday, 14 February 2014

February 2014 delivers a small mercy

FEBRUARY 10, 2014 12:00AM

THE ABC has struck off one of its longest-serving political commentators on the Insiders program following a review of remarks made during the federal election about former prime minister Julia Gillard’s partner...
News Corp Australia commentator Piers Akerman was not informed of the review or given a right of reply.
He has appeared on the program just once since the Mathieson incident despite having contributed to Insiders for more than a decade.
It has emerged in an email sent to a member of the public by the ABC that the public broadcaster undertook a review of the broadcast on Sunday, June 16, 2013, which concluded that the comments made by Akerman were “inappropriate”.
“ABC News will be reviewing when and under what circumstances any future invitations for Mr Akerman to appear on Insiders might be issued,” the email said.

1 comment:

John Fraser said...


Murdoch's not a fit and proper person to be involved in any section of the media.

And some of his employees are just as bad.