Media Watch is Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment.Conflicts of interest, bank backflips, deceit, misrepresentation, manipulation, plagiarism, abuse of power, technical lies and straight out fraud: Media Watch has built an unrivalled record of exposing media shenanigans since it first went to air in 1989.The media provides the information we need to make decisions about our lives, but how reliable are the media reports that shape our views of the world?Media Watch turns the spotlight onto those who literally 'make the news': the reporters, editors, sub-editors, producers, camera operators, sound recordists and photographers who claim to deliver the world to our doorsteps, radios, computers and living rooms. We also keep an eye on those who try to manipulate the media: the PR consultants, spin-doctors, lobbyists and "news makers" who set the agenda.
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Episode 16 2020x16
Episode 15 2020x15
Exit Alan Jones; Bauer's brutal cull; plus Ruby Princess inquiry.
Episode 14 2020x14
Paul Barry looks into some of the big media issues of the week - Laidley arrest, Wuhan lab dossier, plus Hadley's remorse.
Episode 13 2020x13
Virus lab theory; Palaszczuk's fake jab; Palmer's drug blitz. Presented by Paul Barry.
Episode 12 2020x12
Stokes blackout; Hydroxychloroquine disappoints; 5G kills plants; Karl's hypocrisy.
Episode 11 2020x11
The ABC has been condemned for leading a witch hunt against George Pell. So, how does its coverage stack up against that charge?
Episode 10 2020x10
Paul Barry examines some of the media issues of the week including lockdown lifting, the media is hurting, plus sports and entertainment rewind.
Episode 9 2020x09
Paul Barry examines some of the media issues of the week including social distancing shaming, media corona casualties and corona cliche.
Episode 8 2020x08
Australia shutdown: Fake news, conspiracy theories, calls to stay calm. How can the media help contain the deadly spread?
Episode 7 2020x07
Paul Barry looks at the leading media issues of the week including COVID-19 hits the media, tabloid tactics, and Grimshaw gossip.
Episode 6 2020x06
Toilet paper panic; Vale AAP; Trolls exposed; Climate myth busting. Presented by Paul Barry.