SKY News has apologised to Wendy Harmer and Kristina Keneally for comments made by Mark Latham.
Yesterday a statement was read by presenter Ashleigh Gillon out during its 6pm news bulletin.
“SKY News acknowledges that it broadcast certain statements by Mark Latham about Wendy Harmer. SKY News acknowledges that these statements falsely imputed that Ms Harmer’s media career over the past four decades has been a failure, and that she has only been able to secure her current employment as a broadcaster with the ABC because she is a female with a disability,” she said.
“SKY News rejects these comments in their entirety and apologises unreservedly to Ms Harmer.”
The apology also extended to SKY colleague Kristina Keneally.
“SKY News acknowledges that these statements falsely imputed that Ms Keneally acted corruptly in her former role as premier of NSW. SKY News rejects these comments in their entirety and apologises unreservedly to Ms Keneally,” said Gillon.
On Wednesday news boss Angelos Frangopoulos (picture) terminated Latham as a recently-hired commentator.
But on social media Latham hinted that he had been encouraged by SKY News management to create controversy on Outsiders.