State media the same the world over

State media seems to be the same the world over.

Left wing activist journalists pushing their own agendas or the agendas of weirdos.

The ABC’s 7.30 has come under fire after airing a story on US vaccination rates that failed to declare one of the interviewees was a high-profile anti-vaccination campaigner and head of a “natural” health care business.

US-based James Maskell, CEO of Revive Primary Care, was introduced only as a concerned parent in the segment presented by reporter Jane Cowan and introduced by Leigh Sales.

Maskell later appeared to say on Twitter that he had told producers from the outset of his professional interest in the issue.

However, at no point in the segment was this mentioned, nor was he identified in on-screen text.

In addition, a transcript of the program on the ABC’s website, appears to have been altered to read “James Maskell, Anti-Vaccinationist”.   

Maskell has since taken to Twitter to defend his role in the program.

An ABC spokesman said in a statement that the broadcaster stood by the content of the program, denying there was any need for an apology or correction.

The ABC admitted it had been told about Maskell’s background and business interests but that they had spoken to him only as a “concerned parent”.

“At no point in the interview (done at his home with his wife and child there) did he mention his company or projects,” added the statement.

The statement also denied that the phrase “anti-vaccinationist” had been added in to the transcript.

And media wonder why people no longer trust them.

We see the exact same thing here, and it is the reason I call Radio NZ Red Radio.

Corporate media is no better though, constantly pimping the poor and using political activists as struggling home owners or union hacks moaning about bosses.

Journalists seem to have taken it upon themselves to be crusaders for their causes, wallowing in the misery of their subjects all to try to change the government or push a barrow.


– The Age

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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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