Lisa Wilkinson’s Logies speech one of the ‘worst cases’ of ‘ego-driven’ activism

Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton says “fame-hungry” journalist Lisa Wilkinson's speech about Brittany Higgins at the Logies was one of the “worst cases of ego-driven activism”.  Ms Wilkinson's Logies award speech allegedly forced the ACT Supreme Court to set a new date of October 4 for the trial of former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann.  The TV presenter had previously been warned against commenting publicly on the case.  Mr Houghton said Ms Wilkinson does not behave “like an ethical journalist should”.  “These are matters real journalists must be patient with, a journalist's gut judgment does not supersede our entire legal system,” he said.  “If we fail to realize that as a society, everything else breaks down.  “The presumption of innocence must be fiercely protected even if you are the most ardent champion of women's rights.”

Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton says “fame-hungry” journalist Lisa Wilkinson’s speech about Brittany Higgins at the Logies was one of the “worst cases of ego-driven activism”. Ms Wilkinson’s Logies award speech allegedly forced the ACT Supreme Court to set a new date of October 4 for the trial of former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann. The TV presenter had previously been warned against commenting publicly on the case. Mr Houghton said Ms Wilkinson does not behave “like an ethical journalist should”. “These are matters real journalists must be patient with, a journalist’s gut judgment does not supersede our entire legal system,” he said. “If we fail to realize that as a society, everything else breaks down. “The presumption of innocence must be fiercely protected even if you are the most ardent champion of women’s rights.” Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton says “fame-hungry” journalist Lisa Wilkinson’s speech about Brittany Higgins at the Logies was one of the “worst cases of ego-driven activism”. Ms Wilkinson’s Logies award speech allegedly forced the ACT Supreme Court to set a new date of October 4 for the trial of former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann. The TV presenter had previously been warned against commenting publicly on the case. Mr Houghton said Ms Wilkinson does not behave “like an ethical journalist should”. “These are matters real journalists must be patient with, a journalist’s gut judgment does not supersede our entire legal system,” he said. “If we fail to realize that as a society, everything else breaks down. “The presumption of innocence must be fiercely protected even if you are the most ardent champion of women’s rights.”

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