Tag Archives: Media Watch

Andi Lew. Just a mum? On the media interviewing anti-vaccinationists.

The last few days have been a flurry of media stories regarding the release of new immunisation uptake rates in Australia. Rosalie Hilleman has a collection here. False balance on health stories has long been a problem in media all … Continue reading

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Media Watch, WIN TV, and the anti-vaccine Meryl Dorey

Only three days ago I wrote that findings had been handed down against the arrogant and recalcitrant WIN TV, by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA):  “WIN TV breached for vaccination story” – ACMA. WIN News – with the now … Continue reading

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“WIN TV breached for vaccination story” – ACMA

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has handed down its decision on WIN News’ terrible mistake – which it refused to acknowledge – of including anti-vaccine zealot Meryl Dorey in a news segment during a Measles outbreak in South Western Sydney. … Continue reading

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Drowning in False Balance, with Channel Seven News

Over six months ago I wrote about WIN News, and its decision to interview anti-vaccination campaigner, Meryl Dorey, in a segment alerting the community to a Measles outbreak. The interview got all the negative attention it deserved, making it all the … Continue reading

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Media Watch, WIN News, the Australian Vaccination Network, Baloney, Bulldust, and False Balance

Five days ago I wrote a post about WIN News and the difficult position in which they have found themselves: ABC News teaches WIN News a lesson in responsible public health broadcasting. This is due to WIN’s unfortunate reliance on anti-vaccination activist … Continue reading

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