Tuesday, February 18, 2003

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Call me over-educated, but what is there in this story for Media Watch to cover? In essence, it is that someone, presumably quite senior, at the ABC was dumb enough to innocently fiddle with a story – about which they clearly knew very little background – and so potentially, yet unintentionally, set off a major international incident. The only saving grace? That it was all so-o-o lame.

Indonesia graciously gave Australia a full concession for our lameness on this occasion. Personally, I think that we shouldn’t just leave it at that. The ABC producer/sub-editor at fault (now there’s an unfashionable word) should be yanked out of the Corporation, and put somewhere where they run little risk of doing any real future harm – writing for a Sydney tabloid would be perfect, methinks.

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