An eye on ABC NEWS: Keeping the bastards who keep the bastards honest - honest.
Monday, August 23, 2010
From the vault - elementary counting
702 ABC Sydney – Afternoons – 6 September 2007 The complaint
A listener complained that reports of the numbers present at a student demonstration were
exaggerated and inconsistent with reports on other news services. Findings
While it was made clear in the report that the figure of a thousand demonstrators was an
estimate, the ABC acknowledged that the figure cited was inaccurate and subsequent reports
had put the figure at around 200-300 demonstrators. "From the Vault" - digging up past corrections and clarifications from the ABC archives.