Whinnett hacks harder than the logging industry.
Tasmanian journo Ellen Whinnett has got herself a vote for “Hack of 2004” with her story about only 18 per cent of people supporting an immediate end to old growth logging.
Whinnett forgot to tell readers who paid for the polling (the timber industry) and what question was asked. The question was heavily slanted towards potential job losses (according the industry estimates) if logging was stopped immediately.
She also gave logging interests twice the column space compared to those disputing the poll. The National Association of Forest Industries PR department will be celebrating tonight.
And Whinnett is the “Chief Reporter” at the Mercury. I wonder how bad the cadets are?