WATCH: Tzipi Hotoveli vs Hostile Aussie 60 Minutes Reporter Liam Bartlett

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Ten years ago, I wrote about the first story journalist Liam Bartlett filed for Australia’s 60 Minutes.

Back in the days when I lived in Western Australia, Liam Bartlett was a newsreader/radio announcer for Perth’s ABC. He has now progressed to being a reporter for Australia’s 60 Minutes.

The reason I mention this is that his first story for 60 Minutes – dealing with Australians fighting for the IDF and for Hizbullah – is now online. It is fascinating, and I think deals fairly with the subject matter (I also happen to remember the young Perth man interviewed, from when he was just a child). Liam manages to show what motivates these young men and women, and shows an understanding for the Israeli side. Richard Carleton he ain’t.

10 years is a long time, and judging by Bartlett’s latest offering, I’d say he has emulated Richard Carleton after all.



"As an Israeli mother, would you be happy living on the other side of the wall trying to bring up your family under those circumstances?"EXTRA MINUTES | Liam Bartlett questions Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotoveli on the 'yawning gulf' between the future of a young Palestinian boy versus the future of an Israeli boy. #60Mins

Posted by 60 Minutes Australia on Sunday, June 25, 2017

On the plus side, Tzipi Hotoveli killed it – despite the (minor) errors in English.

The full story is available here, but I cannot access it outside of Australia. But I assume from the description and above interview, it is anything but balanced.

"60 Minutes Australia has a long, proud history of covering the crucial aspects of Middle Eastern politics… That’s how…

Posted by 60 Minutes Australia on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Update: More from the story, as tweeted by Bartlett, confirms my suspicions about the bias of this report.

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