How can anyone expect justice, when their future is determined by the likes of Murdoch et al?
Julia Gillard is a classic example of what the power of the media can do.
Abbott and Murdoch conspired with other RWNJ’s like Bolt and Jones, to paint Julia as a liar, and they succeeded in that quest which was, in truth, nothing more than just a crude grab for power.
The great irony is: “The message” that one alleged “Lie”, which itself was a lie, changed the minds of many, and
consequently the future direction of the Nation, by replacing a good, though badly, and falsely, maligned PM, for one that is truly the most despicable, dishonest and incompetent PM, leading the most despicable and dishonest cabinet, this country has ever seen.
And if the alleged carbon “tax” lie, was an indictable offence, I would venture to suggest that there is no way Julia would have got a fair trial, and would most likely have been found guilty by a jury of her peers!
Sadly though, these issues aren’t restricted to Australia, as in the last week we saw Rebekah Brookes found not guilty on charges relating to the hacking of voice mails; which says a lot about the system , and even more about her, as she is either;
- A liar?
- Incompetent at her job?
Now I know that she is very close to Murdoch, and I find it inconceivable that she would be one of his most trusted lieutenants, without knowing WTF was going on in the papers that she was responsible for?
We also saw Coulson found guilty of similar charges, and appears now to be the fall guy for the management team.
We have also seen the media have a field day with the Jimmy Saville revelations, which, with the “Guilty” verdict against Rolf Harris, must have many rock stars and celebs, seriously concerned about the heady days of the 60’s and 70’s, and the number of possible accusers waiting in the wings, to jump on the band wagon (pardon the pun), in search of the possible gravy train of compo claims. 😯
Now I know that many will be outraged at the mere suggestion that maybe some, if not all of these claims are spurious, but let’s take a step back from the very real, albeit emotive, issue of pedophilia, and look at a few realities.
Jimmy Saville was undoubtedly a sexual predator, who used and built his celebrity to indulge his sick and despicable sexual fantasies, with little or no regard for his victims. 👿
As a kid in England, I witnessed the rise of Saville, and took an instant dislike to him, as all I saw was a relatively talentless man, who played the celebrity card for all its worth, and a sleazy disgusting man with a very dark side. 😯 As a consequence, I was not at all surprised by the revelations about his exploits.
I also witnessed the rise of Rolf Harris, who though a bit dorky, was an incredibly talented artist/singer/performer, and one that, unlike Saville (who was pretty much a celebrity for celebrities sake), was actually deserving of his celebrity.
At this point, I have to say that I’m not declaring guilt or innocence WRT Harris, as I, like most don’t know the truth about what happened, but there are definitely aspects of the case against him that raise questions about the process that brought about the guilty verdict.
Again, I don’t know what happened, but it appeared to us that the level of emotional distress displayed was grossly disproportionate to the claims being made.
Now maybe that will be seen as unfair, cos we’re all different, and react to circumstances in different ways, but in my defence, I have had a lot of personal experience with people who have suffered sexual, emotional and physical abuse, as well as mental illness, and based on that experience, I found her less than believable.
But my main concern was that the seeds of doubt about Harris were planted in the minds of many, long before the claims were tested in a court of law. And with the RC on child abuse and pedophilia in general taking centre stage in the media both here and across the world; that one program, along with the outrage over Saville, set the ground work for the subsequent guilty verdict that was handed down, in the Harris case, whether he is guilty or not!
Now many will ask the question:
“What possible motive could these women have for lying?”
Well let me reiterate; I, like the vast majority, don’t know what happened, cos we weren’t there, but we’ve all heard of the danger of ” A woman scorned”. Most know about “Chinese whispers”, most also know how a child can embellish a story to gain a personal advantage (like not getting into trouble, or to hurt someone that they have a grudge against, or just don’t like).
We also have a “PriMe” example of a so called adult, who actually seems to believe the lies he tells (Tony), and there’s been much commentary about: if you tell yourself something often enough it can become your reality.
And we ourselves have had much discussion about the Nazi school of propaganda that has been the template for, and instrumental in: the downfall of government, and the rise of the rabid right.
As most that know me know, I’m a passionate advocate for true Justice, and if someone is guilty of a crime, then I believe they should pay the relevant and appropriate penalty, but I have serious doubts that there is much “True” Justice seen, when the media are:
- Looking for any distractions from their own corruption and duplicity.
- Looking to sensationalise a story, not in the public interest, but rather their own self interest.
- Still trying to create the news rather than just reporting it.
- Working hard to try and control the hearts and minds of the people, for the sake of their own warped agendas.
The truth is that with the influence the media wields, at the behest of their moguls, and the effluence they try to pass off as good, fair and decent reporting, the only conclusion that I can come to is:
There’s little justice in the court of public opinion!