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 . . .
Posted by Kim at 12:49 PM
Posted by Kim at 4:46 AM
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
Monday, December 15, 2014
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
Posted by Kim at 2:07 AM
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