Regular readers here would be all too familiar with the propaganda printed in the Herald Sun on the 22nd May 2012, in response to Craig Thomson’s address to the parliament.
Those who are unaware of what was in the article will surely remember the front page, pictured below.
I have always held the belief, and widely shared it, that this article is nothing more than right-wing propaganda. This is not the sort of article that belongs on the front of a major newspaper, and it is not the sort of opinion that a company like News Ltd, who controls a massive chunk of Australia’s media, should be printing portrayed as fact.
This shocking article was a clear example of what a witch hunt looks like, and a text-book case of trial by media. Complete with a trial by a readers jury, and a “Reader Verdict” of guilty this was an…
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