History Series / Mediawatch

8th Jun '17 6:32:58 AM ClatoLawa
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* WrongFootageGag: Occasionally covers real-life examples from news shows. [[http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3517892.htm One rather hilarious incident]] had an ABC News Breakfast reporter talking about "the world's fastest man" Usain Bolt's preparation for the London Olympics, which was unfortunately accompanied by a clip of then-Opposition Leader Tony Abbott running for the door of the House of Representatives to avoid a vote, after finding out disgraced MP Craig Thomson would be voting on his side.

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* WrongFootageGag: Occasionally covers real-life examples from news shows. [[http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3517892.htm One rather hilarious incident]] had an ABC News Breakfast reporter talking about "the world's fastest man" Usain Bolt's preparation for the London Olympics, which was unfortunately accompanied by a clip of then-Opposition Leader Tony Abbott running for the door of the House of Representatives to avoid a vote, after finding out disgraced MP [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Thomson_%28politician%29#Impact_of_the_Health_Services_Union_expenses_affair Craig Thomson Thomson]] would be voting on his side.
23rd May '17 11:36:06 PM ClatoLawa
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* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Embarrassing mistakes along these lines will often be brought up at the beginning or end of the show. The Illawarra Mercury used to get targeted a lot for poor editing in the 1990s.



* YouMakeMeSic: Embarrassing mistakes along these lines will often be brought up at the beginning or end of the show. The Illawarra Mercury used to get targeted a lot for poor editing in the 1990s.

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* YouMakeMeSic: Embarrassing mistakes along these lines will often be brought up at WrongFootageGag: Occasionally covers real-life examples from news shows. [[http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3517892.htm One rather hilarious incident]] had an ABC News Breakfast reporter talking about "the world's fastest man" Usain Bolt's preparation for the beginning or end London Olympics, which was unfortunately accompanied by a clip of then-Opposition Leader Tony Abbott running for the door of the show. The Illawarra Mercury used House of Representatives to get targeted avoid a lot for poor editing in the 1990s.
vote, after finding out disgraced MP Craig Thomson would be voting on his side.
17th Apr '17 9:43:52 PM camw501
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17th Apr '17 9:42:53 PM camw501
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** The show has covered a number of examples of reporters being taken in by spoof newspapers such as the Websites/TheBetootaAdvocate.

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** The show has covered a number of examples of reporters being taken in by spoof newspapers such as the Websites/TheBetootaAdvocate.Website/TheBetootaAdvocate.
17th Apr '17 9:38:32 PM camw501
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** The show has covered a number of examples of reporters being taken in by spoof newspapers such as the Newspapers/TheBetootaAdvocate.

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** The show has covered a number of examples of reporters being taken in by spoof newspapers such as the Newspapers/TheBetootaAdvocate.Websites/TheBetootaAdvocate.
17th Apr '17 9:33:26 PM camw501
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** The show has covered a number of examples of reporters being taken in by spoof newspapers such as the Betoota Advocate.

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** The show has covered a number of examples of reporters being taken in by spoof newspapers such as the Betoota Advocate.Newspapers/TheBetootaAdvocate.
1st Apr '17 3:40:25 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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* YouMakeMeSic: Embarrassing mistakes along these lines will often be brought up at the beginning or end of the show. The Illawarra Mercury used to get targeted a lot for poor editing in the 1990s.
31st Mar '17 2:52:07 PM nombretomado
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* ArchEnemy: Radio personality Alan Jones[[note]]picture BillOReilly with a worse temper and without people taking him seriously[[/note]] is perhaps the most frequently covered media entity on the show of late, [[DanBrowned and for good reason]]. For his part, Jones [[HePannedItNowHeSucks doesn't think at all highly of Media Watch and derides it at every opportunity]]... much to former host Jonathan Holmes' amusement.

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* ArchEnemy: Radio personality Alan Jones[[note]]picture BillOReilly Creator/BillOReilly with a worse temper and without people taking him seriously[[/note]] is perhaps the most frequently covered media entity on the show of late, [[DanBrowned and for good reason]]. For his part, Jones [[HePannedItNowHeSucks doesn't think at all highly of Media Watch and derides it at every opportunity]]... much to former host Jonathan Holmes' amusement.
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.
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