Neil Mitchell slams ‘self-indulgent’ ABC over ‘irresponsible’ decision to show man ending his own life
Neil Mitchell has slammed the ABC for airing vision of a man ending his own life on television.
Vision on the 7.30 program showed a terminal cancer patient taking a fatal drug dose to end his life.
The 3AW Mornings host said it was disgraceful.
‘I strongly support voluntary euthanasia, but this was a blatant and irresponsible piece of attention-seeking by the ABC,’ he said.
‘I doubt they’ll answer to it. I’ve invited them on the program.
‘But they usually don’t answer to criticism ? they’re above that.
‘What they did was wrong.
‘It was self-serving, self-indulgent journalism.’
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But former Media Watch host Jonathan Holmes disagreed.
‘I can tell you know, if I was on Media Watch now I wouldn’t be pontificating against it,’ he told Neil Mitchell.
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