Update: ABC Mediawatch had a segment on the Jon Faine Story. You can find it here.
Since our ABC story went live on Tuesday, a new case of how ABC Management responds to the Political Right bullying has emerged. ABC Melbourne Radio Presenter Jon Faine has been reprimanded for interviews with former Sydney radio host Michael Smith and The Age editor-at-large Mark Baker on November 23 as they allegedly breached its code of practice.
Audience and consumer affairs investigations manager Denise Musto said:
”The argumentative style of the interviews by Mr Faine, combined with a pattern of strongly stated personal opinions that at times oversimplified the issues … was not in keeping with the ABC’s rigorous impartiality standards … Jon Faine has been reminded of his obligation to gather and present news … with due impartiality.”
To his credit Chris Uhlmann put up a spirited defence of Jon…
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