At 5 am today I read that Peter Slipper, Speaker of the House in Parliament was being accused of sexually harassing, James Ashby, a young man in his employ.
By 6 am the story had disappeared from the ABC’s online site. Other online sites were still reporting the allegations while the ABC story was gone.
I was puzzled about this disappearance. Who told the ABC to remove the story?
By 7.30 am the ABC put the story about Peter Slipper back on its site.