We request that 2GB and Mr Hadley be investigated

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The Australian Press Council

 

Level 6, 53 Berry St PO Box 1014

 

North Sydney NSW 2059

 

Dear Sir / Madam

 

Re: 2GB Ray Hadley 03/04/2020 program, NSW Labor leader 'really angry' but refuses to expel China-praising MP.

 

We write to express our dismay in the series of malicious attacks on the Hon Shaoquett Moselmane, Assistant President of the NSW Legislative Council, with specific reference to 03/04/2020 program, NSW Labor leader 'really angry' but refuses to expel China-praising MP.

 

We appreciate the role of objective and fair media. We are however appalled by what is the low gutter standard of 2GB (and SKY TV). We believe that 2GB's Hadley had crossed the line on all fair and objective journalistic standards. Mr Hadley should be investigated for breaches of basic journalistic standards, accuracy and clarity, fairness and balance, privacy and avoidance of harm. His failure to observe such standards has caused us, and we are certain, Mr Moselmane and his family a deep sense of harm, prejudice and offence to our multicultural community.

 

We request that 2GB and Mr Hadley be investigated, and ask that he retract and make an unreserved apology for his attack that we find totally offensive. We are all proud Australians, to say otherwise because someone expresses a view the likes of Ray Hadley do not agree with does not make that person un-Australian and treasonous and deserves hanging as Hadley had insinuated in a previous attack on Mr Moselmane - that is disgraceful, distressing and deeply offensive. Ray Hadley's slander and an avalanche of malicious attacks are unfounded and unfair. We are at a loss to understand what crime Mr Moselmane is said to have committed in expressing a view? It is the right of all Australians to exercise their democratic right to free speech. As Australian citizens it is the democratic right of all to express their views no matter what they are as long as they do not cause harm to others. Mr Moselmane, a respected member of the Australian community and one that values democracy and who we are did not deserve the slander and the gutter-level trash attack by Mr Ray Hadley. Mr Hadley's attack goes against all principles of journalistic standards and lowers the reputation of journalists across this great nation of ours.

 

Yours Faithfully