As journalist with a bloody good record I’ve always done research, due diligence, fact checking. Odd then that I went on Newstalk yesterday, said what’s in clip one, woke up today, and clip two is what they claim I said. Unethical.https://t.co/dvWhLzG2QBhttps://t.co/SsTAPMVrEw
— Ewan MacKenna (@EwanMacKenna) March 18, 2021
If @NewstalkFM has taken down, edited and re-uploaded clips after the fact without acknolwedging that for the listener, let alone informing the interviewee, this is extremely serious.
How can anyone – listener or interviewee – trust an outlet that would do so? https://t.co/r1VsFungMq
— Philip O’Connor (@philipoconnor) March 18, 2021
Journalist Ewan McKenna is censored by Newstalk for raising issues prompted by leaked correspondence from the Independent Science Advisory Group (ISAG) critical of covid response critics that appeared on the website Gript.
John McGuirk, Gript founder, writes:
Newstalk, since this story was published, appear to have re-instated the original interview with Ewan McKenna in full. This poses several questions that are quite serious: If, for example, the defamation lawyers working for Newstalk had insisted that the section be removed, there would be no reason to re-instate it. The decision to re-instate the section makes this look much more like an editorial decision. In other words, we can be reasonably certain that McKenna’s interview was censored for political reasons.