Media watch – Monday

15 April 2019


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  1. Ray

     /  15th April 2019

    Interesting article in today’s paper by Phil Quin regarding Golriz Ghahraman suitably to be talking on “hate speach”.
    I did wonder why the media didn’t ask her about the Rwanda situation on the anniversary of the massacres, she having some real knowledge of the situation but that doesn’t fit the story she pushes now.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  15th April 2019

      The man she defended used the defence of free speech to justify his inciting genocide and abhorrent crimes.

      No wonder she pretended to have been on the other side. But the prosecuting lawyer doesn’t take selfies with the person they prosecuted, and the grinning photos of her and her client are a giveaway that she was defending, not prosecuting him….as is the documentation.

      I would not be worried about her being the defending lawyer; it’s probably like being a legal aid one. They don’t have to approve of the client personally. But it’s clear that she did and we know that she lied about it.

      Memo to all wouldbe liars; never lie about something that’s in writing somewhere and can be looked up and don’t have compromising photos taken.

  2. harryk

     /  15th April 2019

    Peter, re your comment yesterday on the Australian media facing charges for breaching a gag order.

    The same charge could be laid against Assange if Canberra really wanted to. In 2014 he breached a super suppression order which related to a court case where it was alleged an Australia Govt entity had bribed SE Asian leaders, including two Indonesian Presidents. The case was resolved recently so can be written about it. The case was political, and no charges were laid against journalists who were alleged to have breached the gag order.

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  15th April 2019

    In today’s paper; a prediction that people will be able to take paid OE leave. Yeah, right….two years paid leave (or more) ? Dream on.


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