Friday, April 23, 2010

Update: Facts Toasted in reporting Rio Roast

COMMENT: Our upheld complaint now posted to ABC's Website. The original story apparently so bad it has been purged.

ABC News Online, 11 February 2010

Summary published: Wednesday 21, April 2010

Complaint:  An online reader complained that a report “32 killed as heatwave roasts Rio” contained inaccuracies.

Audience and Consumer Affairs response:  The ABC acknowledged that the headline of the story inaccurately implied that the thirty two deaths occurred in Rio de Janeiro. As was stated in the story, the deaths occurred in Santos, a city 350 kilometres south of Rio. Further, temperature data for Rio cited in the story was incorrect. The report was removed from the ABC website.

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