Now I want to make it abundantly clear that I don't like Tony Abbott, for the "church and state" comments I made earlier.
The way Channel Seven's reporter ambushed him, and then took Mr. Abbott's comments the wrong way is not only reprehensible, but, sadly, only too usual for the way Seven's reporters do things. The "here we are being chased by the police in Barcelona" story some time ago was a prime example.
If you want to clarify what someone has said, ask for clarification, don't ambush them and then plaster your OPINIONS all over the media as if they were holy writ.
Investigative journalism is, I'm afraid, too open to abuse, and this is a prime example.