ABC apologises for broadcasting Morrison’s press conference without first verifying facts

From Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, broadcast 26/2/14.

“We also owe you an apology.

Yet again the ABC has been guilty of broadcasting unsubstantiated allegations.

The allegations made by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison were that most of the rioting on Manus Island occurred outside the detention centre.

The ABC now accepts that we were wrong and that most of the rioting occurred inside the detention centre, as reported by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.

On behalf of the ABC I’d like to apologise to you and more importantly to the Government for broadcasting one of its Minister’s press conferences without first verifying the facts.

And can I also say that we promise going forward these sources will not be relied upon in the future”

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