JUDGE ROB | Correcting the ABC on audience figures for Q+A and its attack on The Australian

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The Australian story about Q+A which prompted a backlash from the ABC

Every time an e-mail pops into my inbox from the ABC titled Correcting The Record I read with interest. The focus of these e-mails is to present information missing from articles critical of the ABC.

But the latest ‘correction’ over audience figures for Q+A has destroyed any credibility of the service and is nothing short of a lame PR attempt at spin.

It all started on Friday when The Australian reported on the fact the ABC’s Q+A program, hosted by Hamish McDonald, had plummeted “to its lowest ever ratings at just 228,000 viewers across the five major capital cities”.

The paper went on to say “The disastrous figures come just two weeks after the program…



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