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You must be joking! Geraldine Nordfeldt and WIN

By mr stanhopeless 1 April 2009 34

Does anyone else think that former WIN news reporter Geraldine Nordfeldt might be holding a grudge against her old WIN buddies? I was going though this mornings canberra times and noticed in the “Today” section written by Nordfeldt that she had a go at WIN News for mocking up a shot of inmates being taken to the new gaol, when infact, the van pictured was empty. The piece ended with the sarcastic line “What a scoop.”

Are we to believe that in her years at WIN she never wrote a story containing shots that were “mocked up” for the camera? Or contained information that was misleading?

This came after a dig about a month ago about the low ratings WIN News had (probably due to her absence) compared to that of high profile drama “Underbelly”.

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getlost 8:59 am 07 Apr 09

Holden Caulfield said :

getlost said :

…At least we can skip her article/dribble featured in the Canberra times as we please…

Yeah, I hate how we’re forced at gunpoint to watch WIN News.

Oh yeah because that’s what I said right….

Holden Caulfield 8:58 am 06 Apr 09

getlost said :

…At least we can skip her article/dribble featured in the Canberra times as we please…

Yeah, I hate how we’re forced at gunpoint to watch WIN News.

getlost 11:46 pm 05 Apr 09

Geraldine needs to keep her mind on her current job and not her previous one at win television. It makes for a refreshing change not to have to listen to her on the TV anymore. At least we can skip her article/dribble featured in the Canberra times as we please. I’m sure if Geraldine is a cut troat journalist like she tries to make out, she won’t mind a bit of return fire….. She never should have been on TV in the first place. Sorry but it really annoys me how would-be journalists exploit their position to address their own personal hang ups. This is what gives media a bad name. GROW UP!!!

PM 1:39 pm 02 Apr 09

Well, I reckon all these newbies prove what’s been known here for a long time about our “journalists”…

mr stanhopeless 1:30 pm 02 Apr 09

Motherman09 from my understanding you are 100% right with your story.

For the record though, there were many reasons that the chief of staff at the time was sacked. It was not just letting this one story through… The man was an idiot.

johnboy 9:29 am 02 Apr 09

motherman09, pretty sure WIN would have defamation insurance.

And if a journo isn’t putting noses out of joint they’re not a journo, just a cheerleader.

winning star 8:54 am 02 Apr 09

Geraldine is a good reporter.

I don’t know the whole story about the defamation but I think in her new role she’s bound to put a few noses out of place.

So it’s expected.

But I don’t think WIn has ever appeared so much in the CT until she started working there.

Storm in a tea cup

motherman09 8:51 am 02 Apr 09

“When a journalist can’t ask a tough (yet legitimate) question of our Dear Leader without their employer pulling the pin, well… I guess you’re in Canberra!”

I agree.. 100%!!!! Which is why i’m so shocked the real story never ended up on here. It’s still laughed about in legal circles – easiest money some executives ever made!!!!

Last year the reporter in question ran a news story claiming a gov’t company was ‘corrupt’. But she had no proof at all and completely misquoted a report. Which I would have thought is journalism 1-0-1. Stupid!

The company then pursued win and her for defamation damages. Not having a leg to stand on, I believe win sacked their chief of staff for being so dumb to let the story go to air.

But they didn’t sack the reporter. They warned her.

Even though, here’s the amazing bit, the whole saga cost win (inc. legal costs) the better part of a million dollars.

I know i would have fired her if she cost me that much.

And someone should ask her… didn’t she leave on her own accord?

Kaliflower 12:33 am 02 Apr 09

PM said :

When a journalist can’t ask a tough (yet legitimate) question of our Dear Leader without their employer pulling the pin, well… I guess you’re in Canberra!

I wonder what the press releases answer back when she asks them the tough questions?

PM 11:49 pm 01 Apr 09

monkittee said :

She is Jessica Wright, works at the CT, used to write the Today column, has riled Rioters more than once. Cue much wailing and criticising. Are we over this yet?

Riled by Ms Wright?! You make it sound as if SHE was attacking the RiotACT. I suspect SHE was RILED instead.

PM 11:45 pm 01 Apr 09

I tell ya – I’m over journalists who don’t reference the RiotACT for their stories suddenly posting when it suits them.

Geraldine was unfairly treated by WIN. When a journalist can’t ask a tough (yet legitimate) question of our Dear Leader without their employer pulling the pin, well… I guess you’re in Canberra!

I reckon Geraldine’s doing a great job at the CT.

PS – She’s good looking too! — I know you’re reading, Geraldine 😉

Thumper 5:57 pm 01 Apr 09

It would be a huge leap for a line dnacing horse.

monkittee 5:22 pm 01 Apr 09

It’s not a large leap considering the attention she gets here…

PreciousLilywhite 5:22 pm 01 Apr 09

@ post 14.

That’s actually not who I was thinking of… but quite hilarious that she’s obviously the first that springs to your mind.

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