Mocking the ABC

In Australia there have been calls for ABC to correct their news stories saying that Tony Abbot caused the riot that necessitated Julia Gillard being rescued by Police after her own staffer misrepresented what Abbot said.

The ABC has published a defence of their article that only TVNZ could possibly beat for utter hypocrisy:

What is true is that Mr Abbott’s comments sparked the demonstration perhaps because they had been misrepresented or exaggerated. In that sense it is accurate to say that they “were enraged by remarks Mr Abbott had made”.

Well that has created an online backlash of people using photoshop to mock the ABC about their truthiness:

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.