Kristina Keneally has lodged a formal complaint with SKY News management after comments made by presenter Mark Latham.
The former federal Labor leader described former NSW Labor premier as a “Yankee sheila” and a “protege of Eddie Obeid”, the former NSW Labor powerbroker convicted of misconduct in public office.
According to reports, he also made other disparaging remarks about her time in office that Keneally now considers defamatory.
SKY News presenters have recently been publicly critical of one another, particularly following Ross Cameron’s comments at a right-wing fundraising dinner.
But for a channel that has revamped its primetime schedule with opinion and commentary, over rolling news, such clashes are also netting it wider coverage in articles and social media. That may make it harder to determine what is genuine outrage and what is confected by those employed to lift ratings. Be careful what you wish for…?
SKY News declined to comment.
Source: The Australian