Two decades of Media Watch abstinence | The Australian
I saw Media Watch last week and thought its position on Kenny was probably more than fair. But according to Kenny, a media show cannot report on a media controversy (an allegation about Kenny which the show noted was hotly denied by Kenny) because it repeats an allegation.
The funny thing is, because of the Australian's paywall, a lot of people (like me) know nothing about what he wrote as a result of his visit to Nauru.
And his extremely politically partisan performance in commentary over the last decade would make every reasonable person question whether his reporting on this white hot issue was balanced, and give it a miss for that reason alone.
That said, I had forgotten that he had been a key figure in the Hindmarsh Island affair, which really was a left wing scandal. But did he give up journalism for mere commentary and now wants to be seen as a journalist again?
Update: Media Watch under Paul Barry also fully took Kenny's side in his big defamation complaint against the ABC, too. (Even though I thought it wasn't really defamatory - just an unfunny joke in very poor taste.)