Peta Credlin forced to apologise to Kevin Rudd over false data harvesting claims

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Sky News commentator Peta Credlin has apologised on air to Kevin Rudd for saying his petition calling for a royal commission into the Murdoch media was a “data harvesting exercise”.

The apology on Monday night was part of a confidential defamation settlement.

After Rudd’s petition reached a historic high of half a million signatures in November, Credlin accused Rudd of gathering email addresses to “bombard people with hard-left propaganda and urge them to boycott the Murdoch media”.

The former Labor prime minister immediately called for Credlin, a former chief of staff to Tony Abbott, to apologise “for her lies” but she did not withdraw them.



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