Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ICRP Decision: ABC Online News Report

ICRP Decision: ABC Online News Report

The Independent Complaints Review Panel (ICRP) has upheld a complaint made against an ABC Online news report published on October 19, 2009. The report titled “Turnbull still stinks with voters” outlined the results of a Newspoll taken earlier that week.

The complainant claimed the report’s headline was an inappropriate way to refer to the then Leader of the Opposition Malcolm Turnbull. 
In its report, the Panel states “this headline was not an impartial summary of the body of the report. It had a superadded political slant, which rendered it an inaccurate, unfair and biased statement.” The Panel found the report to be in breach of section 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 of the ABC’s Editorial Policies.
More at ABC's Media Release
The full report available HERE

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