History Series / Mediawatch

8th Nov '16 5:31:37 AM Scoutstr295
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* CaliforniaDoubling: One of the more infamous episodes exposed how ''Today Tonight'' staged a car pursuit of fugitive businessman Christopher Skase which purportedly took place in Majorca, Spain, when the footage was shot hundreds of kilometers away in Barcelona.
2nd Feb '16 11:13:01 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DocumentaryOfLies: Tabloid TV segments covered by ''Media Watch'', especially the beat ups, amount to this:
** One of the most infamous examples was the "Barcelona Tonight" incident, which revealed that ''Today Tonight'' reporter David "Sluggo" Richardson had faked his pursuit of disgraced Australian businessman Christopher Skase. Richardson had presented footage purporting to be a vehicular pursuit of Skase through the Spanish island of Mallorca, with dirty cops setting up roadblocks to aid Skase's escape. In reality, the footage was shot in Barcelona (with Barcelona landmarks and car plates clearly visible) and the "roadblocks" were set up to direct traffic flow.
** ''A Current Affair'' nabbed an exclusive when a Creator/NineNetwork helicopter happened to rescue stranded U.S. backpacker Robert Bogucki. The raw footage obtained by ''Media Watch'' found that not only did ''ACA'' edit their encounter with Bogucki out of sequence for dramatic effect, but also indicated that the Nine crew (which bragged in front of Bogucki how this would help them beat Seven in the ratings) did almost nothing to help Bogucki seek immediate medical attention even though he has been in the desert for 43 days and was dangerously undernourished.
** Not even the ABC is innocent. ''Media Watch'' critiqued a ''Catalyst'' documentary on heart disease which suggested -- despite overwhelming evidence -- that it is not caused by cholesterol and that statins are a racket to drive up drug sales. Not only did ''Catalyst'' parrot quacks who had way more screen time than mainstream health specialists, but one of those specialists claimed that ''Catalyst'' cut down his two-hour interview to a four-minute soundbite. The ABC admitted that they had ''Catalyst'' include said mainstream specialists because ''even the ABC'' saw how one-sided the documentary was.
9th Jul '15 8:39:31 PM ClatoLawa
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** Another episode, aired 13/4/15, had four bizarre stories - "Man volunteers for world first head transplant operation", "'Best sex ever'. Emma McCabe plans to marry a tree named Tim", "Doctors discover man's mystery headaches are caused by a dozen maggots... which saved his life by eating infected tissue after a botched operation on his skull in Vietnam" and "Mosque proposal for Hay: ...Mr. [[SdrawkcabName Yad Sloof Lirpa]] said negotiations were also underway for a small-scale abattoir on Sidonia Road" - and asked viewers to spot which one was an AprilFoolsDay hoax. The first three were eliminated based on their dates of publication even before Paul Barry pointed out the Backwards Name. Notably, Paul gave no guarantee the other three stories were actually true"

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** Another episode, aired 13/4/15, had four bizarre stories - "Man volunteers for world first head transplant operation", "'Best sex ever'. Emma McCabe plans to marry a tree named Tim", "Doctors discover man's mystery headaches are caused by a dozen maggots... which saved his life by eating infected tissue after a botched operation on his skull in Vietnam" and "Mosque proposal for Hay: ...Mr. [[SdrawkcabName Yad Sloof Lirpa]] said negotiations were also underway for a small-scale abattoir on Sidonia Road" - and asked viewers to spot which one was an AprilFoolsDay hoax. The first three were eliminated based on their dates of publication even before Paul Barry pointed out the Backwards Name. Notably, Paul gave no guarantee the other three stories were actually true"true.


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* TemptingFate: At the end of [[http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s4268654.htm a report]] on how many jobs in journalism could be replaced by robots in the future:
-->'''Paul Barry''': So what are the jobs that robots cannot do? Complex investigations, analysis of issues and reporting live from the scene as a story is breaking, are all areas where humans still rule. So, Iím happy to say there are some jobs than could never be replaced. Like mine (''robotic voice'') [[AC:for example]]. (''Barry disappears, revealing that he's a robot projecting a hologram, which is quickly replaced by a much less convincing hologram. It resumes talking in a choppy computerized voice'') [[AC:And you can-can read more about tonightís stories-stories on our website, where you can also-also get a transcript-ipt and download the pro-program. You can also catch up with us on iView and contact me or Media Watch on Twitter. But for now until next week thatís all from us. Goodbye]].
10th May '15 2:32:52 PM Scoutstr295
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** Not even the ABC is innocent. ''Media Watch'' critiqued a ''Catalyst'' documentary on heart disease which suggested -- despite overwhelming evidence -- that it is not caused by cholesterol and that statins are a racket to drive up drug sales. Not only did ''Catalyst'' parrot quacks who had way more screen time than mainstream health specialists, but one of those specialists claimed that ''Catalyst'' cut down his two-hour interview to a four-minute soundbite. The ABC acknowledged that they had ''Catalyst'' include said mainstream specialists because ''even the ABC'' saw how one-sided the documentary was.

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** Not even the ABC is innocent. ''Media Watch'' critiqued a ''Catalyst'' documentary on heart disease which suggested -- despite overwhelming evidence -- that it is not caused by cholesterol and that statins are a racket to drive up drug sales. Not only did ''Catalyst'' parrot quacks who had way more screen time than mainstream health specialists, but one of those specialists claimed that ''Catalyst'' cut down his two-hour interview to a four-minute soundbite. The ABC acknowledged admitted that they had ''Catalyst'' include said mainstream specialists because ''even the ABC'' saw how one-sided the documentary was.
10th May '15 2:32:13 PM Scoutstr295
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** Not even the ABC is innocent. ''Media Watch'' critiqued a ''Catalyst'' documentary on heart disease which suggested -- despite overwhelming evidence -- that it is not caused by cholesterol and that statins are a racket to drive up drug sales. Not only were ''Catalyst'''s "experts" certified quacks who had way more screen time than mainstream health specialists, but one of those specialists claimed that ''Catalyst'' cut down his two-hour interview to a four-minute soundbite. The ABC acknowledged that they had ''Catalyst'' include said mainstream specialists because ''even the ABC'' saw how one-sided the documentary was.

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** Not even the ABC is innocent. ''Media Watch'' critiqued a ''Catalyst'' documentary on heart disease which suggested -- despite overwhelming evidence -- that it is not caused by cholesterol and that statins are a racket to drive up drug sales. Not only were ''Catalyst'''s "experts" certified did ''Catalyst'' parrot quacks who had way more screen time than mainstream health specialists, but one of those specialists claimed that ''Catalyst'' cut down his two-hour interview to a four-minute soundbite. The ABC acknowledged that they had ''Catalyst'' include said mainstream specialists because ''even the ABC'' saw how one-sided the documentary was.
10th May '15 2:31:03 PM Scoutstr295
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** In 1999, ''A Current Affair'' nabbed an exclusive when a Creator/NineNetwork helicopter happened to rescue stranded U.S. backpacker Robert Bogucki. The raw footage obtained by ''Media Watch'' found that not only did ''ACA'' edit their encounter with Bogucki out of sequence for dramatic effect, but also indicated that the Nine crew (which bragged in front of Bogucki how this would help them beat Seven in the ratings) did almost nothing to help Bogucki seek immediate medical attention even though he has been in the desert for 43 days and was dangerously undernourished.
** Not even the ABC is innocent. ''Media Watch'' critically reviewed a ''Catalyst'' documentary on heart disease which suggested -- despite overwhelming evidence -- that it is not caused by cholesterol and that statins are a racket to drive up drug sales. Not only were ''Catalyst'''s "experts" certified quacks who had way more screen time than mainstream health specialists, but one of those specialists claimed that ''Catalyst'' cut down his two-hour interview to a four-minute soundbite. The ABC acknowledged that they had ''Catalyst'' include said mainstream specialists because ''even the ABC'' saw how one-sided the documentary was.

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** In 1999, ''A Current Affair'' nabbed an exclusive when a Creator/NineNetwork helicopter happened to rescue stranded U.S. backpacker Robert Bogucki. The raw footage obtained by ''Media Watch'' found that not only did ''ACA'' edit their encounter with Bogucki out of sequence for dramatic effect, but also indicated that the Nine crew (which bragged in front of Bogucki how this would help them beat Seven in the ratings) did almost nothing to help Bogucki seek immediate medical attention even though he has been in the desert for 43 days and was dangerously undernourished.
** Not even the ABC is innocent. ''Media Watch'' critically reviewed critiqued a ''Catalyst'' documentary on heart disease which suggested -- despite overwhelming evidence -- that it is not caused by cholesterol and that statins are a racket to drive up drug sales. Not only were ''Catalyst'''s "experts" certified quacks who had way more screen time than mainstream health specialists, but one of those specialists claimed that ''Catalyst'' cut down his two-hour interview to a four-minute soundbite. The ABC acknowledged that they had ''Catalyst'' include said mainstream specialists because ''even the ABC'' saw how one-sided the documentary was.
13th Apr '15 6:10:36 AM ClatoLawa
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** Another episode, aired 13/4/15, had four bizarre stories and asked viewers to spot which one was an AprilFoolsDay hoax. The correct answer was arguably the least bizarre, only immediately recognisable as a joke due to featuring a comment from someone called, "[[SdrawkcabName Yad Sloof Lirpa]]". Paul Barry noted than he gave no guarantee that the other three stories were any more legitimate.

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** Another episode, aired 13/4/15, had four bizarre stories - "Man volunteers for world first head transplant operation", "'Best sex ever'. Emma McCabe plans to marry a tree named Tim", "Doctors discover man's mystery headaches are caused by a dozen maggots... which saved his life by eating infected tissue after a botched operation on his skull in Vietnam" and "Mosque proposal for Hay: ...Mr. [[SdrawkcabName Yad Sloof Lirpa]] said negotiations were also underway for a small-scale abattoir on Sidonia Road" - and asked viewers to spot which one was an AprilFoolsDay hoax. The correct answer was arguably the least bizarre, only immediately recognisable as a joke due to featuring a comment from someone called, "[[SdrawkcabName Yad Sloof Lirpa]]". first three were eliminated based on their dates of publication even before Paul Barry noted than he pointed out the Backwards Name. Notably, Paul gave no guarantee that the other three stories were any more legitimate.actually true"
** The show has covered a number of examples of reporters being taken in by spoof newspapers such as the Betoota Advocate.
13th Apr '15 4:46:09 AM ClatoLawa
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** To a lesser extent, the Illawarra Mercury used to get targeted a lot for poor editing.



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** Another episode, aired 13/4/15, had four bizarre stories and asked viewers to spot which one was an AprilFoolsDay hoax. The correct answer was arguably the least bizarre, only immediately recognisable as a joke due to featuring a comment from someone called, "[[SdrawkcabName Yad Sloof Lirpa]]". Paul Barry noted than he gave no guarantee that the other three stories were any more legitimate.
20th Jan '15 9:06:37 PM Scoutstr295
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** Not even the ABC is innocent. ''Media Watch'' critically reviewed a ''Catalyst'' documentary on heart disease which suggested -- despite overwhelming evidence -- that it is not caused by cholesterol and that statins are a racket to drive up drug sales. Not only were ''Catalyst'''s "experts" certified quacks who had way more screen time than the mainstream health specialists, but one of those specialists claimed that ''Catalyst'' cut the majority of his two-hour interview in favor of a four-minute soundbite. The ABC acknowledged that they had ''Catalyst'' include said mainstream health specialists because ''even the ABC'' saw how one-sided the documentary was.

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** Not even the ABC is innocent. ''Media Watch'' critically reviewed a ''Catalyst'' documentary on heart disease which suggested -- despite overwhelming evidence -- that it is not caused by cholesterol and that statins are a racket to drive up drug sales. Not only were ''Catalyst'''s "experts" certified quacks who had way more screen time than the mainstream health specialists, but one of those specialists claimed that ''Catalyst'' cut the majority of down his two-hour interview in favor of to a four-minute soundbite. The ABC acknowledged that they had ''Catalyst'' include said mainstream health specialists because ''even the ABC'' saw how one-sided the documentary was.
10th Jan '15 8:56:30 PM Scoutstr295
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** In 1999, ''A Current Affair'' nabbed an exclusive when a Creator/NineNetwork helicopter happened to rescue stranded U.S. backpacker Robert Bogucki. The raw footage obtained by ''Media Watch'' found that not only did ''ACA'' edit their encounter with Bogucki out of sequence for dramatic effect, but also indicated that the Nine crew (which bragged in front of Bogucki how this would help them beat Seven in the ratings) did almost nothing to help Bogucki seek immediate medical attention even though he has been in the wilderness for 43 days and was dangerously undernourished.

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** In 1999, ''A Current Affair'' nabbed an exclusive when a Creator/NineNetwork helicopter happened to rescue stranded U.S. backpacker Robert Bogucki. The raw footage obtained by ''Media Watch'' found that not only did ''ACA'' edit their encounter with Bogucki out of sequence for dramatic effect, but also indicated that the Nine crew (which bragged in front of Bogucki how this would help them beat Seven in the ratings) did almost nothing to help Bogucki seek immediate medical attention even though he has been in the wilderness desert for 43 days and was dangerously undernourished.undernourished.
** Not even the ABC is innocent. ''Media Watch'' critically reviewed a ''Catalyst'' documentary on heart disease which suggested -- despite overwhelming evidence -- that it is not caused by cholesterol and that statins are a racket to drive up drug sales. Not only were ''Catalyst'''s "experts" certified quacks who had way more screen time than the mainstream health specialists, but one of those specialists claimed that ''Catalyst'' cut the majority of his two-hour interview in favor of a four-minute soundbite. The ABC acknowledged that they had ''Catalyst'' include said mainstream health specialists because ''even the ABC'' saw how one-sided the documentary was.
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