Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Click on the pic above to read comments and a key link posted in this Guardian Facebook thread. Also reproduced below in blue:
Here's a New Year's resolution for you Guardian, re-instate World class journalist Nafeez Ahmed and actually start reporting the news. Thanks to the work of Media Lens and other talented, progressive media activists from around the World, your credibility as a trusted news source is slipping badly
Posted by Kim at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
On 30 December 2014 Fairfax correspondent Michael Bachelard tweeted a picture (accompanied by his sarcastic commentary), and went on (in the same thread), to spruik his reporting of Schapelle's case, so I pinged him about Fairfax's grossly inaccurate and skewed articles re her issues (as the thread shows). And BTW, the Australian Press Council agrees with me.
Anyway, that was it. Forgot about it and went to bed (with no desire to spend any more time on the dud journo), but clearly the riled hack was much more irked by me than I was by him - as he took the time to Tweet this bizarre rant about me a few hours later.
So hullo Michael, not quite sure what you hoped to achieve, but here's the reality. I don't care what you write about me (as I note you mentioned me by name in a Sydney Morning Herald article once, sending my friends and I into gales of laughter), and I care even less what you Tweet about me. I'm not a journalist, I'm not a politician and I don't earn my living in the public eye.
However, I do understand why the talentless no-bodies at Fairfax are always having hissy fits about Schapelle, this post says it all . . .
Posted by Kim at 8:09 PM
Schapelle Corby & the Australian media's alternate reality as the public desert the corporate hacks in droves
Posted by Kim at 6:06 AM
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Attorney General George Brandis is in hot water to-day for squandering tax payer funds, but that's nothing compared to the further millions his Government wasted in their witch hunt of Schapelle Corby
Click on the image above to enlarge read comments posted in this new Guardian Australia Facebook thread (as well as in this Melbourne Age thread & in further FB threads here and here). Also reproduced below in blue (& shared here too):
Oh that's nothing. George Brandis said "I have complete confidence in the AFP and I don't comment on operational matters" (article here: http://www.abc.net.au/.../politicians-grill-afp.../5281926 ) - despite the botched operation costing the tax-payers well over 1 million dollars: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/.../story-fni0fee2-1227131279279 And here's why the AFP were in panic mode, shared over 170 times on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=595308443883954&set=a.119032021511601.28637.117859211628882&type=1&relevant_count=1
Posted by Kim at 9:50 PM
Posted by Kim at 6:34 PM
Schapelle Corby - When will Guardian columnist Antony Loewenstein reply on key whistleblower questions?
Click on the pic above to see a screen grab from here. And see Loewenstein's "Reply," he simply blocks the questions about the brave whistleblowers he ignores. Screen grab here.
Post also shared on Facebook here (with some additional comments).
Posted by Kim at 6:04 AM
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Schapelle Corby - Exposing Tony Abbott's silence on John Howard's airport corruption crisis, shared daily via the social media
Click on the pic above to read comments posted here - and also posted here and here. And reproduced below as well, in blue . . .
Posted by Kim at 4:02 PM
Schapelle Corby & sharing travel tips for tourists all over the World's social media, every day . . .
Click on the above pic to enlarge and read comments made in this widely shared Facebook thread to-day. And the movie about Schapelle was posted in other new FB threads about travel to-day too, HERE and HERE . . . So who needs Australia's corporate media, when the facts can be shared with hundreds of thousands of people, all over the World, every day, via the social media . . .
This post also shared on Facebook HERE
Posted by Kim at 2:06 PM
Monday, December 22, 2014
Schapelle Corby - Exposing Rupert Murdoch's Australian cover-up & smear campaign all over World, every day via the social media
Tuesday 23 December 2014 THIS GRAPHIC POST shared in this new Facebook thread about Rupert Murdoch, plus shared in this one, this one and this one . . . via comments like this . . .
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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Click on the screen grab above to read comments just posted to this new Guardian Australia Facebook thread. And those comments are also posted below, with the clickable links (and shared again on Facebook HERE):
Sensible move (and about time), but far less sensible than the day the NSW Government allowed a cocaine-smuggling criminal, who worked at Sydney Airport as a baggage handler (code-named "Tom"), to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars of his ill-gotten gains. Read this quote from the NSW Parliamentary Hansard: "The witness confirmed on Tuesday evening he had received a letter from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. The letter contained an undertaking from the DPP that it would not confiscate Tom's assets under proceeds of crime legislation. The court heard that last year Tom handed over about $880,000 in cash he had earned from drug deals. Tom said he had given the cash to the NSW Crime Commission to be held in trust while the parties worked out what was going to happen. It was not clear from yesterday's court proceedings what arrangements, if any, had been made about this money. It was also revealed yesterday that Tom was to receive a further $200,000 from the NSW Crime Commission to be paid over a four-year period." And here's a direct link to the NSW Hansard containing that quote: http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LC20060405043 And there's some more graphic background on "Tom," here http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IGxvR-IY6CA/ThgfhoSYOAI/AAAAAAAABYc/Zl9nbHKFxBk/s1600/bribes%2Bjpeg.jpg and here http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Rv0Jikrnbv8/Thgku1QF68I/AAAAAAAABYk/tf3fDvWoxPI/s1600/crim%2Brecords%2Bjpeg.jpg And one more thing? For fuller context and explanation of this squalid, ongoing corruption see the doco at www.expendable.tv
Posted by Kim at 3:09 PM
Friday, December 19, 2014
Schapelle Corby - Why does New Matilda censor any further mention of Government whistleblower Allan Kessing? Kim Bax's polite question deleted, then she was banned from making further comments . . .. .
Click on the image above to read Kim Bax's polite comments, now deleted from this recent New Maltida Facebook thread - and below are those words (in blue), with the clickable links . . .
Whistleblower follow-up from New Matilda? I sincerely hope so, considering NM has been completely silent on the appalling case of Allan Kessing since NM last wrote about him in 2008: https://newmatilda.com/2008/05/12/kessing-holding-pattern and that's despite Kessing's shocking new revelations on a high profile case, here
Posted by Kim at 2:19 AM
Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Schapelle Corby - Kalynda Davis, daughter and grand daughter of top cops gets swift, four-star treatment, while an ordinary miner's daughter is left to rot: Comments posted at The Melbourne Age
Comments screen grabbed above (and re-posted below in blue), shared in this Melbourne Age Facebook thread. Click on the pic above to enlarge and read (PS same FB comments shared HERE, HERE & HERE too).
I'm very glad this young kid is not facing a firing squad and I'm also very glad for her family their ordeal is over, however I think this new post hits the nail on the head: https://www.facebook.com/PeopleForSchapelleCorby/posts/746038248810972 At the time Schapelle flew, Max Moore Wilton (John Howard's mate), was in charge of Sydney Airport Corporation, and widespread exposure of the Airport's chronic corruption would have been a very bad look. That's why this shocking information: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=514049285343204&set=a.119032021511601.28637.117859211628882&type=1&relevant_count=1 . . . was withheld from Schapelle's legal team (and the rest of the Australian public), at the time of her trial. Further still, Customs whistleblower Allan Kessing (who was also shafted by the Howard Government), says that without a doubt, Schapelle was the victim of insider corruption: https://www.facebook.com/PeopleForSchapelleCorby/photos/a.119032021511601.28637.117859211628882/719147784833352/?type=1&relevant_count=1 And if anyone thinks this type of insider crime doesn't exist, I suggest they read these latest news reports (4 December 2014): https://www.facebook.com/PeopleForSchapelleCorby/photos/a.119032021511601.28637.117859211628882/745709678843829/?type=1&relevant_count=1 PS - And here's the doco: www.expendable.tv
Posted by Kim at 11:57 PM
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Saturday, December 6, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
(Also shared on Facebook HERE)
Saw your childish dummy spit about an innocent woman (and the grassroots justice campaign to expose the corruption that sent to hell for nearly 10 years), in your recent article. I also spotted shameless promotion of your Fairfax mate Eamonn Duff and his weird theories, which you say made “Pretty decent” TV drama. Not sure what planet you live on, but on mine Duff’s bizarre tale bombed with audiences. However, I do understand your rage and prejudice, it’s quite explicable. Let’s face it, the outfit you work for is going down the drain faster than soap suds at a Chinese laundry, as punters desert the dull drone of beige hacks like you en masse. So I guess you’re obliged to spruik your colleague, it’s likely you’ll both be in the unemployment line soon - and as Duff’s first (and only), title was an umitigated disaster, I reckon his prospects are dim. He bombed commercially and legally, though in one bright spot I hear he won’t run out of bog roll for ages, as his lame opus is pulped for more useful purposes. Meanwhile, Schapelle’s book sold over 100,000 copies in the first year alone and was quickly translated into six languages. It’s also relevant to note you can still pop down to your local bookshop and buy a copy (unlike Duff’s disaster), because it was recently re-published. So it’s no surprise “Professional” journos like yourself are prone to hissy fits about the lady, because she’s much more successful at publishing than the clowns at Fairfax.
Meanwhile, there’s still massive public interest in her personal narrative, which is why two Governments colluded to gag her (while other foreign parolees in Indonesia can speak out freely). Schapelle’s own story is commercial gold for any media outlet savvy enough to work out the Channel 9’s smear movie mirrored the TV hatchet job on Lindy Chamberlain, which also bombed with audiences (anyone remember Elizabeth Hudson? No?), while the real facts required Meryl Streep in the lead, an actor who needs no introduction.
Enough said, I think.
Posted by Kim at 3:41 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
(This post also shared on Facebook HERE)
The corrupt sacrifice of Lindy Chamberlain to hide the facts.
The corrupt sacrifice of David Hicks to hide the facts.
The corrupt sacrifice Schapelle Corby to hide the facts (Facebook page HERE)
The corrupt sacrifice of Julian Assange to hide the facts (via John Pilger, 16 Nov 2014)
Screen grab of Christine Assange's original Tweets HERE & HERE
Posted by Kim at 3:12 AM
Friday, November 14, 2014
Schapelle Corby - Exposing the corporate "Left" hacks: Media Lens shreds The Guardian's dreary propaganda
Media Lens excoriates The Guardian for their relentless mocking of Russell Brand and Julian Assange in some of the most masterful and eloquent take downs I've ever seen, here and here, but as evident in the captured tweets below (from Julian Assange's mother Christine), Schapelle is just as high profile in Australia and has been subjected to the same level of media bullying and smears . . . (& post shared on FB here)
For example, Guardian hack Paolo Totaro snears at woman who spent nearly 10 years in a filthy Indonesian prison, subject to appalling abuses . . . “If she stops a BBQ these days it’s for everyone to concur that she’s guilty … and how gullible the nation was to ever think otherwise.” Really Totaro? I don't think so, not when this post was recently shared 719 times on Facebook and this one shared 596 times (just a couple of examples from many) - and not when Schapelle's book sold over 100,000 copies in the first year, and was re-printed again a full seven years after it was first published. Because you see, if Schapelle's innocent, it exposes the most shocking corruption at Australian airports and outs the "War on Terror" as a sham, as corrupt insiders rifle through passenger's luggage at will. Hence the "Liberal" media's panic (and school yard bullying), directed at a young, working class woman.
Here's the documentary exposing the facts both the "Left" (corporate) and right wing media censor Down Under, and here's the shocking background on media crime and deliberate smears in Julian Assange's native country. Murdoch's witch burning ways are echoed right across the political spectrum, as the dreary corporate "Left" (and their hangers on), pour fuel on the pyre.
Posted by Kim at 1:58 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Click on the pic above to enlarge and read & shared on Facebook HERE
The "Bogan Rumpelstiltskin" you refer to was actually a hard working miner. He did an honest day's work, for an honest day's pay and was respected by the community at large for his efforts, which is more than can be said for the hacks Down Under, who would garner more trust if they hung out a red light.
This post and this published article also rip open your mindless use of racist and derogatory language to smear an ordinary Australian family.
It would take far too long to enumerate all the well documented facts you and your publication refuse to print or discuss, suffice to say the crying need for the blow torch of Leveson in Australia is long overdue, but the pressure's increasing as #Leveson4Oz builds momentum. The facts about media crime and deliberate smear Down Under are rapidly circulating as key players pass on the news.
Posted by Kim at 4:12 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Click on the pic above to read comments posted to Guardian Australia's Facebook page on Wednesday 12 Nov 2014 - and here's the link to serious allegations of media crime Down Under.
Post also shared on Facebook HERE
Posted by Kim at 12:23 PM
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Schapelle Corby & a stark message to Senator Nova Peris: Witchburnings don't discriminate so expose Murdoch NOW!!!
Also shared on Facebook HERE
Now Senator Nova Peris and Schapelle have something in common, both viciously targeted by Murdoch's gutter press (here & here). Though Nova should be grateful for small mercies, at least she wasn’t forced to hide in a filthy toilet, fending off a jungle of flashing cameras and screamed questions. The witch burning begins, how does it feel Nova? Schapelle’s weathered the flaming pyre for years, with taunts like “Bogan scum” hurled like rotten tomatoes. What’s waiting for you? “Abbo slut”? The hatred the Dirty Digger wrings from the bottom dwellers is like a huge belch from the sewer. It’s his speciality.
To clarify, my knowledge of indigenous politics is shockingly poor, I’m not a professional journalist and I don’t live in Nova’s constituency. My humble view is Australia’s first people get a disgusting deal, horribly compounded by politicians who think they “Know best” and ignore local wisdom. However, when I see Nova targeted by the Murdoch machine, my first thought isn’t “What’s she done wrong?” it’s “What’s she done right”? Schapelle’s “Crime” in Murdoch’s eyes was refusing to give a false confession and let Howard’s rat bag team off the hook, as the privatised Sydney Airport drowned in corruption and security holes. Customs whistleblower Allan Kessing repeatedly underlined those facts, though he was shafted too.
Gross abuses of power and trust regularly go unreported in the Land Down Under, such as Rupert Murdoch’s real thoughts about the media crime scandal that engulfed his empire. That wasn’t trumpeted here in headlines screaming “Rupert, nothing is private anymore,” as tapes showing his shocking attitude to the squalor were leaked. “Why are the police behaving in this way? It's the biggest inquiry ever, over next to nothing” he said. But sadly, even though UK news consumers got the inside story on Murdoch’s arrogance (and the recording that proved it), there wasn’t a whisper in Ocker Land. No headlines from Murdoch’s political editor Malcolm Farr, who called his smug opinion piece about the besieged senator “Nova Peris, nothing is private anymore.”
So what do we know about Nova Peris? We know she didn’t hack the phone of a dead schoolgirl, or lie about football fans pickpocketing the dead, nor was she shamed into closing down a long-standing newspaper because it was so vile and she wasn’t the subject of a book exposing scores of despicable acts. So why the hell does Rupert Murdoch get such an easy ride in his birthplace, while in the UK he’s dragged out in public and stoned? The contrast couldn’t be more stark. So let’s wise up, if you think Murdoch’s stink tank isn’t up to the same crap Down Under you’re naive. Private Invstigator Col Chapman went into painful detail about Australian media crime, but so far he’s resolutely ignored by those who should know better. Perhaps they’re terrified of opening Pandora’s Box?
And another question to Murdoch’s troll Malcolm Farr, who tells Nova Peris “Nothing is private any more,” does that include me? As a private citizen, a long time supporter of Schapelle and a lowly, shift-working nurse I was also targeted by the media for a smear-fest. Luckily, I’m incredibly boring and their secret investigation came to nothing. I don’t have a criminal history, though how an earth they discovered that news is tantalising, given my record (or lack of one), is private and (officially speaking), can’t be accessed without my permission. Are there corrupt links between the police and journalists in Australia too?
Some come on Australia, wake the hell up. The Brits wiped the floor with Murdoch, what are we waiting for? The next one on his hellish bonfire could be any of us. I guess Nova didn’t give much thought to Schapelle’s ordeal, but now the blow torch is searing her flesh too, how many of us can deny Leveson4Oz is WAY overdue? Media crime is not acceptable and Australia is not some sunny, alternate reality where a globalised Murdoch empire puts down its despicable ways at our border.
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Posted by Kim at 5:55 PM
Click on the pic to enlarge & read the email from ABC Australia.
Widely shared details HERE
Posted by Kim at 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Also shared on Facebook HERE
I note Crikey published a damning article by customs whistle blower Allan Kessing, but you've since refused to report or reference his stunning verdict on Schapelle's case and the internal airport corruption that sent an innocent woman to hell. Is that because you're partly owned by Allen & Unwin, who were successfully sued by Schapelle's family for selling a book of lies and smears about them? I look forward to your reply.
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Update: Also shared on Facebook here & submitted to the The Saturday Paper as screen grabbed here. Do they have the stomach to publish this reply? Will tell you soon . . .
OMG Richard, how it must pain you to see an ordinary, working class family knock spots off the corporate hacks, considering your previous vitriol about Schapelle - but (of course), that smearing nastiness was published in the Fairfax press and here's their dishonourable track record.
Via the snide tone of your latest piece (scroll to "Corbys cash in media money pot"), you appear to blame Schapelle's long suffering relatives for seeking justice in relation to the appalling smears against them - and you just can't bring yourself to call her loved one's a "Family" can you? Did the word stick in your throat? Quote . . . Channel Ten is facing actions from clan members Mercedes, Roseleigh, Michael jnr, and half-brother James Kisina, all suing over not so carefully chosen words from Steve Price on The Project.
Goebbels would be proud of you Richard, well done. You're following a well-worn path, as explained in this paragraph (from an article of mine), published in The Stringer, quote: Language is powerful, language is magic in action, language creates reality and “Labelling” is the propagandist’s chief tool. So hey, don’t bother about that wop, that wog, that nigger, that bogan, they’re not like you, while the words themselves conjure up graphic images of degenerate humanity, people better off dead or marginalised. But it goes even deeper, seeing someone as “Other” is prerequisite for the most appalling violence against them (hence the trivialisation of the ghastly abuses Schapelle’s endured, which some performers have used as comedic fodder for their gigs), but that’s not enough, it needs an extra dollop of passion. Where does that come from? It comes from the shadow, it comes from the painful, unacknowledged drives we can’t bear to own, so we project them on to the conveniently labelled victims, the “Sluts,” the “Faggots,” the “Dirty Jews,” the “Filthy Muslims,” and the list goes on. I don’t even think it’s a conscious process, and it’s the fuel of hate. Hence the first burning times that swept Europe, as innocent women were incinerated or hung as “Witches,” and the second burning times as the Holocaust claimed a generation. The roots are the same, and here I respectfully bow to Willhelm Reich, the political activist and psychoanalyst who explored these powerful themes in his ground breaking book, “The Mass Psychology of Fascism,” as did psychiatrist Frantz Fanon in “The Wretched of the Earth.”
But no worries Richard, I guess you (just like Wendy Harmer), know exactly where your bread is buttered, as I recently explained here. And one more thing, you forgot something, Channel 9 is also in the legal firing line . . . Have a good day.
Posted by Kim at 10:27 PM
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Very widely shared details HERE
Posted by Kim at 5:08 PM
Thursday, October 2, 2014
An open note to Wendy Harmer and others Aussie "Comedians" . . . also shared on Facebook here
What were you thinking sweetie, as you spouted crocodile tears about your abuse of a tortured woman and admitted . .
"I was working as a stand-up comedian in the early 1980s and performed a routine I had written which posed the question: 'What if they made Lindy Chamberlain The Musical?' The centrepiece of this rave was the 1967 tune by The Association called: 'Everyone Knows It’s Windy' which I had cleverly re-written as 'Everyone Knows It’s Lindy.'"
Sadly, it's not hard to fathom what was going through your mind. As Lindy herself explained, the witch hunt against her was politically driven, underlined again by Michael Chamberlain's exposure of the corporate interests at risk. So I guess you thought it was wise career move join the lynch mob, but jumped ship when it wasn't politically correct any more (to score a few more brownie points). Let's face it, you obviously didn't (and don't), have the guts, talent and intelligence to go against the tide - but you were clearly savvy enough to understand the gutter press would promote your efforts, as you happily supported their agenda in return. God forbid you'd recant before it was the "Done thing" (and I see you didn't).
That's why you still publish bile about about the innocent, and that's why comedy in Australia is dead. It's easier to target the weak and voiceless, because the likes of you have neither the guts or brilliance to target the corrupt and powerful. Meanwhile braver souls go their grave or lose everything they have (more here).
But there is one bright spot, self-serving crap like yours is also terminally boring, and maybe one reason (amongst several), that the gutter media is going to the wall in droves.
Posted by Kim at 6:19 PM