Quality journalism means being right about everything and letting you know it.
Except at the ABC where it’s left, Pravda would be impressed …
A Mr Parker of Canberra wondered why the ABC didn’t cover the Gillard story and asked them. Nosey. The reply …
From: John Mulhall
Sent: Tuesday, 23 October 2012 2:08 PM
Subject: ABC News query
Dear Mr Parker,
Thank you for your email regarding Mr Blewitt’s statements. The ABC is aware of these statements but we do not at this stage believe it warrants the attention of our news coverage.
To the extent that it may touch tangentially on a former role of the Prime Minister, we know The Australian newspaper maintains an abiding interest in events 17 years ago at the law firm Slater and Gordon, but the ABC is unaware of any allegation in the public domain which goes to the Prime Minister’s integrity. If indeed Ms Gillard has had questions to answer, ABC News reported those answers from her lengthy media conference of 24/8/12 in which she exhausted all questions on the issue.
However, if any allegation is ever raised which might go to the Prime Minister’s integrity, the ABC would of course make inquiries into it and seek to report it. As for matters concerning Mr Bruce Wilson, ABC News will cover the case against him as it proceeds.
Once again thank you for your query.
News Editor, ABC News