Thursday, December 20, 2012

ABC: our gutter press

The Australian compares ABC's standards to the APC. Guess which organisation's standards remain in the gutter?

ABC sets lower standards bar
From:The Australian
December 20, 2012 12:00AM

DRAWING comparisons to pedophiles to attack your opponents is acceptable under the ABC complaints process - held up as the ideal model by media inquiry head Ray Finkelstein - but has been ruled out of order by the newspapers' existing regulatory body.

Mr Finkelstein recommended in his government-commissioned review of the media industry earlier this year that the self-regulatory Australian Press Council should be overhauled in line with the ABC model.

But two decisions this week reveal the APC is tougher on commentators who compare opponents with pedophiles.

Rest HERE and while there also read the editorial: The ABC lets itself off the hook

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