:: Tuesday, 28 June 2005 ::
Urgh, I was gonna link to Media Watch, but I do not want to feel polluted.
Ah, my immune systems are up and funcitoning. I should be able to ward off a bad case of BiasedLizJacksonitis.
Here is their coverage of Doug Wood.
Nothing but a snide swipe at the Wood family for going to air with Channel 10 and keeping some editorial control.
They did another story about Iraq coverage.
Put at its simplest, Murdoch papers support the war, Fairfax papers warn that it's not going well.
"...warn that it is not going well."
Liz, ya patrol, ya prolly cannot even see how much your bias is showing in those words.
"Doesn't support the war". That would be the neutral expression to use.
Instead, you give Fairfax a soft pass.
Murdoch papers report good and bad news from Iraq and take an editorial line that sees value in removing Saddam Hussein from power. Fairfax papers report only bad news from Iraq and takes an editorial line that sees no value in removing Saddam Hussein from power.
See how it is done? Patrol.
Anyhoo, Liz and her team of feisty know-nothings put together a piece about Iraq reporting and conclude....
...that Walkley winning Paul McGeogh - he of the Iyad illawi shot 6 or folks in cold blood - is right cos he is in Baghdad.
Where Doug Woods was, as it happens. The man who is not worth respecting cos he sold his story to Channel 10.
Natch she never atchally said that McGeogh rocks. But it is there bold as brass to be understood in this stupid piece.
Urgh. Ya know, I feel like I am coming down with something? I got an ache. Oh doctor, please help me, I'm damaged. I just read the Media Watch website. And linked to it. Yetcht. I can feel a football-sized lugie forming in my lungs.
:: WB 6:20 am [link+] ::