Channel Nine cameraman Simon Fuller is an overnight sensation — for all the wrong reasons — thanks to an ugly slur that exposed the daily clash of TV news crews and inspired a vitriolic campaign on Twitter to have him sacked.
The footage aired by Media Watch shows Fuller outside court filming Omar Amr, accused of being involved in the recent Oakleigh riot in Melbourne, and his father Gad Amr. While channels Seven and Ten aired footage of the father attacking camera crews, Media Watch broadcast tapes showing the Nine crew harassing the pair, who repeatedly asked to be left alone. In a heated clash, Fuller calls the father a “fucking terrorist”.
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