Sophie to return home to Australia

December 15, 2017 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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MP Michael Danby has spoken out on the news that ABC’s correspondent in Jerusalem has finished her term of duty in the region.

Sophie McNeill

The Labor MP for Melbourne Ports said: “I hope the departure leads to more objective reporting. Let me restate the ABC flat-out lied when they said that she mentioned the Solomon Family in her broadcasts following the murders of members the family as they were eating their Shabbat dinner, which caused so much fuss when I took out the two ads criticising her.

Her reporting of the Solomon family being stabbed to death by a terrorist, referred to them only in passing as settlers in “occupied territories”. She de-humanised the Israeli side by not picturing them or mentioning their name and just referred to them as settlers in the occupied territories.

Her reporting showed a pattern of dehumanisation of the Israeli side which I hope is replaced by more balanced reporting, like that of her ABC middle East college Matt Brown.”

Sophie McNeill  is returning to Australia to work for 4 Corners, the ABC’s investigative program ultimately under the control of the new head of the ABC investigative unit – John Lyons. Remember he won a Walkley award for doing a program for 4 Corners (while he was working for News Limited).

A subsequent ad from the AJN highlighting the family murdered by Hamas Terrorists but ignored by the ABC

Danby’s second ad that was critical of the bias in the ABC

Danby added: “He ‘exposed’  those “horrible” Israelis for arresting Palestinian teenagers who throw rocks through the windows of passing traffic. yes it is a crime in Australia too including for 14-18 year olds.”

Comments

6 Responses to “Sophie to return home to Australia”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Sophie McNeill is a great ABC correspondent and that is why she is one of a handful who get long tern overseas assignment.

  2. Rita says:

    What do you expect from the ABC who is basically the OZ branch of Al Jazeera ? Fairness or even just the Truth where Israel is concerned ? Jews can expect nothing but bias at best, but more likely blood libel and defamation from Qatar and the Left.

  3. David Samson says:

    Great news, maybe her replacement will be more balanced and truthful.

  4. john nemesh says:

    We are very fortunate to have a warrior such as M Danby.

    Thank you.

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