Talk:Richard Carleton

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The reference to the BBC Tonight program is confusing as the Wiki link takes to two possible programs, one finished in 1965 and the other started in 1999 which would put both out out of the reach of the claimed period of service by Carlton. Suggest someone researches this claim to establish the truth. --—Preceding unsigned comment added by Zyxkzy (talkcontribs)

Seriously, some people must have been born for Wikipedia to get the news of his death on here so quickly. --—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Haha it's funny how no-one really cared about his achievements until his death (I was the only editor prior to today) Rogerthat Talk 09:31, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

East Timor[edit]

I most remember Richard Carleton for being expelled from East Timor. Can someone provide a summary of that event? -Fermion 09:01, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Plagiarism/Court case[edit]

I'm confused. On this, it says "Carleton denied the claims, and a 2002 court case ruled that Carleton had "misled his audience by misrepresenting a mass grave site shown in the programme, and that Sixty Minutes had copied film directly from the British documentary".

It doesn't say that on the media watch link; "The judge found that even though he didn't share those views it is an important part of free speech that Media Watch and other commentators are able to express their honestly held opinions"

Nor on the ninemsn link (no surprise there, though). has a similar story; "In 2002, the ACT Supreme Court found he had been defamed by the ABC's Media Watch programs after it claimed Carleton had lifted large elements of an earlier BBC documentary about the massacre of Srebrenica, in the former Yugoslavia.But the court did not award any damages against Media Watch, with Justice Terence Higgins saying freedom of speech allowed Media Watch to make comment on 60 Minutes."

So did he copy portions of his report or not? I get the feeling this article is out of kilter with the rest of the sources. Iorek85 23:13, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

The exact, full quote is :"The case was heard in early 2002. In evidence presented to the court it also emerged that Carleton had misled his audience by misrepresenting a mass grave site shown in the programme, and that Sixty Minutes had copied film directly from the British documentary.", from the fifth paragraph on this page. Jude (talk,contribs,email) 00:19, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Date of Birth[edit]

We show 24 February 1943. The Herald-Sun says he was born 11 July 1943. JackofOz 23:19, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

The media themselves are confused. Some have been saying he was 62 when he died, others have said 63. Rogerthat Talk 13:45, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Oh indeed. However we have one bald assertion (from an anonymous WP editor) that the date was 24 February, and another (in a newspaper) that it was 11 July. None of the references we cite shed any light on it. Is there any reason to believe one over the other? JackofOz 23:04, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Richard Carleton was born on July 11, 1943. I attended Richard's Commemorative Service last night, and that is the date stated on the commemoration card. David Broadfoot 09:03, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
Thank you very much, David. Just shows you can't rely on unverified assertions from anonymous editors. The system works!! JackofOz 00:47, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

My edits[edit]

I put in his middle name George (which was edited back out by Rebecca), as it appeared in the death notices of The Canberra Times (11/5/2006, p21). I am fairly new to Wikipedia, and don't want to tread on any toes by putting edits back in if she or others have objections. Were my contributions not encyclopedic for some reason? Feel free to give me a yell, at canberrauser [ @ ] 05:38, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about that - I'm not sure what happened there. I've reinstated the edit. Rebecca 05:58, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

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