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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 06:33 am
Phillip Adams laments attacks on the ABC’s Media Watch:
Already dead, or dying, is another focus of critical hatred, Media Watch. Without fearless work by former host Stuart Littlemore, producer David Salter and their successors, the breaches of balance and accountability by Alan Jones and John Laws would have gone unremarked and unpunished. Board member Janet Albrechtsen will also be delighted by producer Peter McEvoy’s resignation. It’s no fun being attacked by Media Watch. I know. It has attacked me a few times.
Yeah, they really beat up on ol’ Phil. Even when he was caught red-handed, Media Watch turned their Adams “attack” into a swipe at right-wing columnists and bloggers. In fact, Adams was more often defended by Media Watch than attacked. This 2002 Adams debacle was never mentioned by the show; a couple of years later, then-host David Marr told me he wasn’t even aware of it. Adams simply isn’t on Media Watch’s radar.
So, Media Watch boss Peter McEvoy has resigned. Not a bad guy to have a drink with, politics aside. Also leaving the ABC is Maxine McKew:
“This is more than likely the end of my broadcasting career,” the 53-year-old said in a statement.
“I’ve been luckier than most and over a 30-year stretch, the ABC has provided me with some golden opportunities.”
None more golden than this.