It’s no secret that DotCon and his team have been playing certain sections of the media like a fiddle.
His PR machine drip feeds stories to preferred journos – who repeat everything word for word for fear of not getting the next exclusive.
But this week many more media outlets have jumped on board the DotCon bandwagon.
Campbell Live used selected quotes from a cop in court – DotCon’s lawyer continued the theme in court the next day (nice strategy) – and the rest of the media dutifully repeated this, saying the cop’s evidence was inconsistent.
The defence lawyer is trying to get his client off, as you would expect – but shouldn’t the media have been more circumspect with its reporting?
Now the stupid Greens are trying to interfere, even though they will have no idea of what was and wasn’t said in court.
So, my question to the media and everyone else out there – is there a transcript of what was said in court? Have you checked it? Are you confident the full facts of what was said have been reported? If not, are you at all concerned you might have got this very wrong? Are you concerned you might have prejudiced a court case?
And to politicians getting involved – did you think this through properly? What does the future hold for you if you have wrongly accused the police based on the evidence of a fat German’s PR machine?
Of course, if journos and politicians have rigorously checked all of their facts – then fine, there is nothing to worry about.
If not – and it turns out they have got this very wrong …….
Well, what does the Whale Army think?