Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Melbourne Age lies about Schapelle Corby - Saturday 21 December 2013

A letter to Michael Bachelard & The Melbourne Age (also widely shared on Facebook HERE)

Good evening,

Re your article of Saturday 21 Dec 2013 about Schapelle, I note you state:

"Since Corby's arrest for smuggling 8.2 kilograms of marijuana in her boogie board bag, her case has been a hobby horse for politicians and anti-drug groups in Indonesia keen to strike blows against President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's allegedly pro-Australian bias."

. . . which nearly doubles the true amount found in her unlocked bag, which was just 4.2 kilos of marijuana.  Though in the light of Fairfax's previous lies, omissions and distortions re Schapelle, this kind of bizarre inaccuracy is hardly surprising.

Please expect a formal complaint to The Australian Press Council about this very soon, plus a phone call to your editor's office on Monday 23 Dec 2013.

Regards, Kim

PS - So I guess it's hardly surprising Australia's zombie press is going down the tubes at a rate of knots.

Addit - Breaking news 22 Dec 2013, Fairfax media scrabble to cover their tracks