“My mistake, sorry.”: Paul Barry issues correction after Bondi Junction report

ABC host apologises after suggesting SKY News presenter set reporters "on the trail."

Media Watch host Paul Barry has issued an online apology to SKY News presenter Laura Jayes after suggesting her report on the Bondi Junction Westfield attacks set reporters “on the trail.”

Barry implied that Laura Jayes’ coverage contributed to media attention to the family of Ashlee Good, the mother who died in hospital while her baby was in critical condition.

“Meanwhile the media were leading with the tragic story of the Sydney woman whose baby had been stabbed in her pram, with SKY’s Laura Jayes setting reporters on the trail,” he told viewers.

But on Tuesday Barry posted an apology.

However the original ABC report remains on iview, socials and the Media Watch website.

Others commended Jayes for the way she handled a live cross given she knew one of the victims.