Right to Life has made the following two formal complaints to Newshub after what we consider biased reporting in favour of Euthanasia. The following two examples are simply two in a long line of what we consider to be mis-representative reporting on this topic by the media. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide are issues that have far too important implications for the future of society to ignore such blatant advocacy to be left unchallenged.
8th March 2018
I wish to make a formal complaint against the item titled “Euthanasia advocate Bobbie Carroll fights for peaceful death” broadcast on Tuesday 6 March 2018 on the Project. My complaint is that it breached Standard 8 – Balance and Standard 9 – Accuracy of the Broadcasting Standards Authority.
In my view, this item was on a very contentious issue of great public interest. In matters of great controversy it is important that sufficient time is allowed for the presentation of comment from both sides of the issue. The issue was euthanasia, which is about doctors killing their patients or assisting in their suicide. The item was timed at an estimated four minutes. The item was clearly presented to advocate for euthanasia with the generous and enthusiastic support of the members of the Project team. [Read more…]