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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Occupy Sydney respond to Faux News, NSW police beatup

1% er Rupert Murdochs Daily Telegraph again illustrates News Ltd / News Corps appalling lack of journalistic integrity with this http://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/shops-pressure-police-to-evict-occupy-sydney-protesters-from-cbd/story-e6freuzi-1226271239083 uncorroborated regurgitation of what police have told them.  As with many stories told as news by Fox / News this piece belongs in the Disney library, or perhaps in some journalism course as an example of bad journalism.
  As is dangerously true of many of Australias narrowly held mainstream media outlets, the author has thrown the journalistic requisite of corroboration out the window preferring to simply regurgitate the police assertion.
   On January 10th the District Court famously dismissed (on the basis of "no case to answer" ) a charge of illegally camping & staying overnight against an occupy sydney participant. Police assertions were not upheld - because they got the law wrong. IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE TO TAKE THE WORD OF POLICE OR THE SPIN FROM THE POLICE MEDIA UNIT AS TRUTH.
  The Telegraph writer did not seek a response from Occupy Sydney participants. Nor is there a single statement from local shop who are reportedly inundating police with complaints.

So again the Murdoch mainstream media act as the State lapdog, supporting politically motivated policing with the usual cocktail of lies halftruths and innuendoes...

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