Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Colin Ford writes in today's Sydney Morning Herald:

Genuine concern mixed with a flood of hypocrisy

As the phone-hacking scandal deepens in Britain and more and more questions are raised (''Murdoch makes mercy dash for empire'', July 11), there is one question that we have yet to hear.

If News Corp employees have broken the law and violated people's privacy so egregiously in that country, have they been doing the same thing in the US and Australia too?

Colin Ford Nimbin

This, despite local media outlets being wholly separate entities.

Noting that Mr Ford writes from Nimbin, a town infamous for drug dealing and drug use, as Mr Ford himself wrote: "there is one question that we have yet to hear" - that is, has Mr Ford been engaged in drug activity? Has he been walking up and down the main street of Nimbin selling illegal drugs in broad daylight?

Or would he prefer not to be found guilty by association. It certainly seems good enough for crucifying the eeeeevil Murdoch Empire...

Meanwhile, Antony Loewenstein asks "if firing News of the World journalists is enough to save Murdoch’s credibility".

Well, firing Antony Loewenstein after a few weeks as a cadet didn't do much for Fairfax's credibility. So I guess he'd know.

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Anonymous Chistery said...

I also note that the PP Boyz are so incensed with the ‘guilt by association’ tactics of the Murdochracy that they have come up with the “Cut & Paste” trophy to encourage their readers to expose the most egregious examples of it.

It is therefore funny that they are unable to detect even the faintest whiff of hypocrisy as they smear Australian New Ltd papers with the actions of NOTW as if it is some kind of systemic evil fed down from its malevolent dictator.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Gordicans said...

So living in Nimbin means that one is automatically a drug dealer or user? There is nothing in this article that isn't ad hominem attack. Complete load of nasty rubbish.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Chistery said...


Something just went whoosh over your head.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Boy on a bike said...

There are people in Nimbin who don't sell drugs?

Having walked up and down the main street and been offered drugs for sale every 10 feet, you could have fooled me.

4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I visited Nimbin, no fewer than three people tried to sell me drugs in the middle of the street within a few seconds of getting out of my car.

Further along the road I noticed a car had received a parking ticket.

Clearly they're serious about real crime...

6:55 AM  

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