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Bring on the bias

Leaning left in the early days of TV

22 May 2024

2:00 AM

22 May 2024

2:00 AM

Every time I encounter some egregious instance of bias on television ‘current affairs’ I think, ‘I was there when this sort of thing was only just beginning.’ That was in the early 1970s, during the Vietnam years, and it wasn’t, as it would now be invariably, on the ABC, but on a Melbourne television channel, HSV7, the property of the middlebrow ‘family-values’ newspaper group the Herald and Weekly Times.

Journalist Colin Crockford (not his real name) was a part of the New Zealand diaspora then and since crossing the Tasman to colonise Australia.

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