Media Watch last night exposed a bit of apparent editing from the Nine Network after its own Nine News website questioned an association between Australian Ninja Warrior host Ben Fordham and underworld identity John Ibrahim.
It noted a number of industry faces accompanying Ibrahim on the eve of the launch of his autobiography, “Last King of the X”.
Last Wednesday 9News.com.au asked “…why does the head of a ‘crime family’ seek to surround himself with these guys? And why would they hang about with him?
“Ibrahim’s friendship with another radio host Ben Fordham is perhaps slightly more of a surprise.”
The article had no byline, identifying the author.
But as Media Watch revealed not long after the story went up, referring to the Today regular, the story then disappeared. A Facebook post and tweet referring to it also both vanished.
“We asked Nine and Ben Fordham but, despite repeated attempts, they refused to comment,” ABC reported.