Monday, April 23, 2012

Schapelle Corby - Formal Questions To Dr. Margaret Simons, Director of Journalism Studies at Melbourne University, Plus Jack Herman, of The Australian Press Council



















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Dear Margaret & Jack,
These are formal research questions re some (apparent), gross omissions of the Australian press, in relation to the Schapelle Corby case. Whether or not they're answered, it's needs to be on the public record they were asked - with reminders sent at appropriate intervals if necessary.
As you may (or may not), be aware, Schapelle's last book was a runaway best seller, eventually selling over 100,000 copies in the first year alone (and now translated into six languages) - so when the next one hits shelves (which I'm sure will outstrip the first), the public must know these very obvious inquiries were made, plus the results.
When I talk to my friends and acquaintances re this case, they gasp with utter horror and amazement at all the pertinent (and highly newsworthy), facts the Australian press is not reporting.  They just can't believe it - and I think that reaction would be a fairly normal one for any average, reasonably intelligent Australian.  So maybe you can elucidate and explain the problem for ordinary Australians, with the benefit of your professional expertise? In writing, for posterity . . .
In your professional opinion, why has no section of the Australian media (Fairfax, Murdoch or the ABC), reported these glaring facts, or even commenced a public investigation into them:
  • Direct evidence her boogie board bag illegally (and dangerously), travelled to Indonesia un-scanned, after the interference of corrupt insiders.
  • ABC Australia’s large payment to self-confessed criminal William Moss, so he’d stop suing them for calling him a liar in 2005 - when he publicly claimed he was involved with the pick-up of a large amount of marijuana (from Sydney Airport), on the day Schapelle flew.
  • 2007 United Nations data, proving at the time Schapelle flew, marijuana was over a 100 times cheaper in Bali (compared to Australia).
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards, Kim
PS - I'll email and fax reminders 4 weeks from to-day, if I hear nothing in the interim.