Faine’s ‘lapse in standards’ on Media Watch

Staff Writer

Media Watch returned for 2013 tonight.

One story they tackled was about a recent finding by the ABC complaints department. It related to 774 ABC presenter Jon Faine and an interview he conducted with former 2UE presenter Michael Smith and The Age's Mark Baker in November.

"Audience and Consumer Affairs have concluded that the interviews were not conducted in keeping with ABC impartiality requirements.

The argumentative style of the interviews by Mr Faine, combined with a pattern of strongly stated personal opinions that at times oversimplified the issues at hand, was not in keeping with the ABC's rigorous impartiality standards for current affairs content."

Below you can see the full piece from Media Watch.

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