Saturday, February 5, 2011

Schapelle Corby & ABC Australia, Still Smearing Dead Men & Ignoring Airport Criminals

Click on the above letter from ABC Australia (dated 31st January 2011), to enlarge & read. It was sent in response to these questions about their smear of Michael Corby, Schapelle's Father, and these questions about their apparent reporting embargo on the QANTAS criminals (baggage handlers). Here's my reply:

Dear Denise (cc Mark Scott & ABC 4 Corners),

First off, please be warned there is clear and indisputable evidence of the extent of airport corruption on the day Schapelle flew (from multiple sources). Not everything to hand is public on my blog, and neither am I in personal possession of everything available. I'm just one very small individual amongst many. Further, a searing documentary and book are currently under production, at which point (I'm sure), everything will be known. In other words, this current exchange will provide more than enough rope for a public hanging (metaphorical of course), of ABC decision makers, should the National broadcaster choose to stay in denial. That's your choice.

Now, let me very clearly explain I am not making a "Complaint," and here is the dictionary definition of that term . . .
complaint |kəmˈplānt|noun1 a statement that a situation is unsatisfactory or unacceptable : I intend to make an official complaint | there were complaints that the building was an eyesore.a reason for dissatisfaction : I have no complaints about the hotel.the expression of dissatisfaction : a letter of complaint | he hasn't any cause for complaint.Law the plaintiff's reasons for proceeding in a civil action.2 an illness or medical condition, esp. a relatively minor one : she is receiving treatment for her skin complaint.ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French complainte, feminine past participle of complaindre ‘to lament’ (see complain ).
. . . I am asking "Questions," and here is another dictionary definition for you:
question |ˈkwes ch ən|nouna sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit information : we hope this leaflet has been helpful in answering your questions.a doubt about the truth or validity of something : there is no question that America faces the threat of Balkanization.the raising of a doubt about or objection to something : Edward was the only one she obeyed without question | her loyalty is really beyond question.a matter forming the basis of a problem requiring resolution : we have kept an eye on the question of political authority.a matter or concern depending on or involving a specified condition or thing : it was not simply a question of age and hierarchy.verb [ trans. ]ask questions of (someone), esp. in an official context : four men were being questioned about the killings | [as n. ] ( questioning) the young lieutenant escorted us to the barracks for questioning.feel or express doubt about; raise objections to : members had questioned the cost of the scheme.
Therefore, as you can see, there is a clear difference of meaning between the two terms. So tell me, does ABC Australia also have a "Time limit" on legitimate questions?So again, I am asking ABC Australia to provide clear answers, to clear questions. Firstly, please provide direct answers to these questions (in relation to your smear of Michael Corby), and to these questions (in relation to your failure to report on outcomes, re criminal QANTAS baggage handlers).I will call you next week, to confirm you are in receipt of this correspondence - and if there is still no reply from the ABC in four weeks (by Monday 7th March 2011), I will send a formal reminder.Regards, KimPS - This new information is now formally noted at point 4 (2nd para in that section), as well as in point 21 (4th para in that section), at The Evidence File