TalkTV Makes Public Apology To Mental Health Charity Over False Claims – Deadline

TalkTV has been pressured to make a public apology to psychological well being charity Mind after claiming dwell on air that it funded the authorized charges of asylum seekers.

On June 10, presenter Mike Graham stated on his present, ‘The Independent Republic of Mike Graham’ that the charity claimed to fund psychological well being assist whereas truly paying migrants’ authorized charges.

Mind complained that the claims have been “plain wrong” and that the charity had by no means been approached for remark by the channel.

TalkTV, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, made an on-air apology on Friday, admitting it had erred in questioning “why various organisations, including Mind, were providing funding to a charity called Migrants Organise.”

It stated: “Mind has pointed out to us that the funds it gave to Migrants Organise were given for specific work to support mental health and not for legal fees of illegal immigrants. It says it’s transparent about the work it does and details of the projects it funds are on its website.”

Mind reported receiving detrimental messages about their work when the merchandise was initially broadcast and that it had solely discovered concerning the inaccurate claims when knowledgeable by supporters of its work.

“What TalkTV got wrong wasn’t that we work with refugees, but how we do it. Our work is around supporting mental health. We shout about this from the rooftops,” the charity stated.

TalkTV added in its apology, “We didn’t offer Mind an opportunity to respond at the time and are happy to do so now. We are sorry for any confusion caused by the discussion on the show.”

The new right-leaning anti-‘woke’ channel, with its flagship present introduced by Piers Morgan and broadcast in Australia and the US in addition to the UK, has struggled to discover a home viewers since its debut, with Rupert Murdoch reported to be taking a eager curiosity in attainable adjustments and even mooting a merger with year-old equally talk-based channel GB News.


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