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This program is not subtitled This program is captioned live. 'Southern Weekly'. The front page of Wagga Wagga's I'm Monica Attard. Hello and welcome to Media Watch. It was apparently such a big story the next week. that it was front page news again And the week after. what's going on here? Are you starting to wonder stories. Well, they weren't front page news advertisements dressed up as news - They were front page advertorials. Dovuro - which claims to be producer - Australia's leading canola seed 'Southern Weekly' paid Rural Press's for those advertorials. to Dovuro to clinch the deal. And here's the paper's email to write the news. Normally we expect journalists manager Justin Kudnig told us But Dovuro's product development that he could do it better. Ouch. as being from a contributor. The first advertorial was presented

to it being an advertorial. By week two, the paper 'fessed up

And by week three, so guilty the 'Southern Weekly' was feeling for Dovuro, they produced a wraparound to page three. and moved their paper masthead made the changes because: Manager Michelle Michel said they paper thin But her concern seems to have been the 'Southern Weekly' because this morning's edition of back on the front page has the canola ad with not a hint of disclosure. masquerading as news or an advertisement? But what's this - an advertorial the highest pancake? Who can toss and catch Are we ready? ALL: 1, 2, 3. on the Kerri-Anne Kennerley show It's Pancake Tuesday for a bit of fun and Hi-5 have come along a Uniting Church charity drive. and to promote a worthy cause -

in the background? But who's that lurking And look who we have here! Mr Ronald McDonald. Kerri-Anne. Good to see you again, these days on Pancake Day? Now what are you up to Hey, now, that's a good question. on Kerri-Anne's show before Ronald McDonald has been for the charity. but McDonald's wasn't a sponsor to see him either. And Hi-5 weren't too pleased So why was Ronald on the show?

deal with McDonald's? Did Channel Nine have a commercial Jebby Phillips told us: Kerri-Anne's producer Yes, it was.

can be fortuitous. But even blunders with Ronald and Kerri-Anne, As the kids were having fun new chief executive Eddie McGuire Channel Nine's was hammering out a 7-figure deal

Collingwood Football Club. between McDonald's and his beloved in our Southern Ocean this morning The Government is pleading for calm protest boats and Japanese whalers. after a second collision between pictures of the 'Farley Mowat' Seven News has obtained exclusive supply ship 'Oriental Bluebird' sideswiping the Japanese the Antarctic whale sanctuary. after it refused demands to leave There was no serious damage of a can opener device - but the apparent use and you can see just there - has been condemned.

What Channel Seven didn't say Sea Shepherd Conservation Group was that they paid the radical of their dangerous antics. for exclusive footage asked them for upward of $70,000. Channel Nine tell us the group much, so the deal went to Seven. Nine weren't prepared to pay that They won't say what they paid told us: but news director Chris Willis

Conservation Society Tim Midgley from the Sea Shepherd a decent chunk of money told us that Seven paid into a general operating fund. News director Willis told us Sea Shepherd that they didn't authorise in any illegal acts to commit or assist viewers about the deal because: and that they didn't tell their for an ethical implication? Well, how about this and resources, Without Seven's money Sea Shepherd might not have been able to find to stage their attack. the Japanese whaling fleet cheque-book journalism or whaling Whatever you think about Sea Shepherd it's not Seven's job to help Seven is buying exclusive access to. stage the news events that Now while we're talking disclosure: Rupert's nom de plume? Hold on. We thought that was as a special correspondent before. We know he's styled himself But not this time, informs us: because the end of the article a pretty standard version The anonymous author presents

on global warming. of the sceptic's argument the name of the writer We asked the 'Australian' to tell us that he or she works for. and the resources lobby They wouldn't.

We can't see anything in the article the resources lobby. that might offend

Papers need a pretty good reason to give writers an anonymous platform for their opinion, especially when they're unchallenged by any alternate view. The 'Australian' could have tried harder to find an author who's willing to put their name to the views of the fossil fuel lobby. ABC Radio National had no problems naming the American climatologist Patrick Michaels when he appeared on 'Counterpoint'. 'Counterpoint's presenter Michael Duffy

interviewed Professor Michaels, at length, about his view that scientific predictions of global warning are too alarmist. But Duffy didn't mention that the Cato Institute was - in part - founded and funded by money from the oil industry,

which loves the greenhouse sceptics. After a bit of prodding from his Radio National colleagues, Michael came clean: Radio Nationals manager Jane Connors told Media Watch

the disclosure should have been made on the day. Given the powerful vested interests in the greenhouse debate we need to know exactly where the commentators are coming from on both sides. When the media puts up commentators and experts to unravel the mysteries of the science of global warming the public is entitled to know who they are and who pays them. On the other hand,

we're not convinced that politicians are entitled to know who's been leaking their documents. NSW parliamentarian Reverend Fred Nile wants to know who leaked this: Fred Nile chaired the parliamentary inquiry on Sydney's controversial Cross-City Tunnel but before the committee could release its findings, the draft report was leaked to the media. So Reverend Nile wrote - on behalf of the committee - to five journalists, asking them to name their source. If the journalists refuse to answer, it's possible - though unlikely - they could be charged with contempt. They could be booted out of the New South Wales Parliamentary Gallery

or even jailed. So we contacted the famous five to see what they intend to do. Alex Mitchell, Simon Benson, Anna Patty, Anne Davies and Imre Saluzinsky all told us they'd stand by the journalists' code of ethics

and refuse to reveal their sources. So, Reverend Nile - good luck!

And, to you, goodnight. Captions by Captioning and Subtitling International. This program is captioned live. Making news this evening - uranium exports are on the agenda at talks tonight between John Howard and his Indian counterpart in New Delhi. India wants to buy Australian uranium. The current policy is not to sell to countries which haven't signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and Mr Howard says he has no intention of changing that. Simon Crean may find out tonight whether his political career is still alive. He's been challenged by union official Martin Pakula for preselection in the safe Melbourne seat of Hotham. 300 Labor members have wrapped up voting. The former Labor leader is the highest-profile figure caught up in one of Labor's biggest preselection stoushes in years. The Oscar for Best Picture has gone to an outsider. An Australian cruise ship is heading for Malaysia after being stranded for 30 hours in the Malacca Straits. Malaysian authorities kept watch when the boat broke down in case of attacks by pirates. Now, tomorrow's national weather - The Oscar for Best Picture has gone to an outsider. 'Crash', an independent film about racial prejudice, took out the most prized award. 'Brokeback Mountain' won three Oscars - including Ang Lee for Best Director. Australian Dion Beebe won the award for cinematography. Now, tomorrow's national weather - Darwin - monsoonal showers. Brisbane - late showers and thunderstorms. Hobart - showers easing. Adelaide & Melbourne - mainly fine. The other capital cities - fine. 'Lateline' is along just before 10:40pm. April 2002 -

18 months into the Palestinian uprising - the intifada. On a day when the conflict was at its most savage, the Prime Minister of Israel was caught chatting with his chief of staff about how to deal with their old foe, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. This is the story of how Israel set out to defeat Yasser Arafat and wipe him off the international stage once and for all. After 9/11, US Secretary of State Colin Powell persuaded President Bush that to win Arab allies for his 'war on terror', he needed to recognise Yasser Arafat as the legitimate leader of the Palestinian people. I said that it is easy to say, "Well, let's not have anything to do with Chairman Arafat." But my responsibility to the President and to our foreign policy was to keep engaged with the Arab community, with all the other Arab nations. And they were, you know, with Arafat at this time. And so I had to do everything I could to reach out to Arafat. And so however I felt it was important we make a statement