Following the Nathan Rees affair it is interesting to note the difference in the Australian media from our own media.
Nathan Rees affair is so similar to that of Len Brown’s it is astonishing. What isn;t similar is media reaction. Whereas media here rushed to defend Len Brown they are climbing into Nathan Rees.
Perhaps the most clear example is this statement at the Daily Telegraph as to why dodgy rooting ratbag politicians need to be exposed. It is so relevant to the Len Brown affair that it must be read in full.
Andrew Clennell (State Political Editor at The Daily Telegraph) comments, emphasis is mine.
WHEN a patient sees a doctor, a client sees a lawyer, or a constituent consults their MP, the last thing they should be worried about is being hit on.
Once you choose to share your story with, and seek advice from, someone in a position of power, you should expect not to be the subject of sexual advances. Particularly when you are a vulnerable single mother and your MP is a former premier.
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