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A Daily Telegraph Blog on Brett Stewart

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +212 / 5
    For those disgusted as I am at the way that the media reported on the Brett Stewart matter and the subsequent farcical treatment from Gallop and the NRL, there is a blog in which Manly (and other fairminded) fans can relate their comments.

  2. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +28 / 1
    At least it is an honest blog - quite well written I think. I wonder if any others will own up in the same way?

    I do think we get too much trial by media in which their are no rules other than what the media decides is 'newsworthy'. Not just Stewart but in plenty of other things too.
  3. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 / 0
    Comment written

    "Well written apology,i just wish other so-called journos would be making the same article from theyre point of view,the veil has been lifted from this great young man and alot of apologies are in order,Especially the likes of David Gallop,Magnay,Vautin amongst a range of others,may god have mercy on theyre pathetic souls and may Brett leave this awful memory behind him"

    Lets see if this is published
  4. King

    King Active Member

    +45 / 0
    Pretty sure its their not they're mate? Otherwise a well written response. I hope Magnay and R Wilson get what's coming to them. They were two of the worst in my opinion.
  5. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,050 / 238
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13
    Yeah but none publised, they will vet all the comments for sure
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +5,711 / 266
    I've sent the article personally to Rebbecca, along with:-

    Here is a REAL article, written with honesty, an open mind, and with transparency (a lot could be learnt here):-
    What a fair, mature, and obviously balanced woman. Someone who can admit they were wrong, and without
    abuse to her readers.

    Thank you Rebecca.


    All I did was comment about the article in a fair way.
  8. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

    +812 / 10
    They don't seem to be publishing reader comments, but here is what I added:

    "It was the dubious track record of some of his NRL peers that led many to assume he, too, was guilty..."

    Really Sarah?

    Can you please name one NRL player who has been convicted anything even remotely similar to what Brett was accused of?

    Just one will do.

    Good on her for concluding she was bigoted against NRL players, but it seems there is still way to go.
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    And for those you who may think the media may change as a result of Snake's trial...

    Our game's co-owner's news web site has today a front page link to this "story":
  9. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,815 / 7
    11 comments now up so far.
  10. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,638 / 118
    What refreshing story to see. I just added a comment, not sure how long it takes before they decide whether to publish it.
  11. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

    +175 / 1
    I posted a reply to the girl who argued that character witness is not real evidence, and pointed out that real evidence is what the prosecution seemed to be lacking, we'll see if it gets published ... doubt it.
  12. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,753 / 22
    In all honesty one of the reasons I don't comment to often on the forum is due to my lack of penmanship and I'm well aware that mediocrity will not be tolerated..lol

    Hi Sarah and let me say straight up how much I appreciate someone taking the time to allow others to voice their opinions in a public forum.
    I work voluntarily for a counselling service and in truth I hear first hand of abhorrent behaviour displayed by some men towards women in society.
    My job is not to pass judgement on the perpetrators but to listen and hopefully help clients in taking the first steps in finding a way to continue to rebuild their lives,  conversely I speak to many distraught men who's lives have been shattered by women who have made false accusations regarding sexual misconduct towards their own children out of spite or for monetary gain.

    What I do know is that common sense and respect told me it would be improper of me to speculate on the reasons or motives that lead to Brett's trial before he had his day in court.

    One hopes that those who had Brett guilty by innuendo and prejudice are feeling some sense of remorse for their actions but I guess time will tell...thank-you  
  13. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +5,610 / 45
    I made a similar comment in response to her post too.

    Also responded to the guy who suggested he was guilty because he spent a lot of money on his defence.  What a moron.
  14. Michael D

    Michael D New Member

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    One journo it may be worth emailing is Paul Sheehan who writes for the SMH in their opinion page on Mndays. He often takes a contrary line to other journos (even the Herald) and loves exposing hypocrisy. I'm not a relative or anything but sick of journalistic double standards. Even today R. Wilson's column has nothing about Brett. Fitzsimons in the SMH, always quick to expose league's boofheads does not even mention Brett at all. This is a great injustice and I hope someone can expose their hypocrisy over this.
  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,638 / 118
    I never get involved in blogs but in this case I think all of us should make an effort.

    We should put out some sane & sensible responses to some of silly comments posted out there.

    Calm logic is firmly on Brett's side and we should keep that in mind when drafting our responses.

    This really is a way we can help clear his name, by throwing some light on how the lingering public suspicions are really based on ignorance.

    So far I added my own comment, and also replied to the person who said "2 things bother me about this case" and also replied to 'Brett from Wollongong'. Neither published yet.
  16. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    +560 / 15
    Good enough penmanship in my books. Post away champ.
  17. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,815 / 7
    Good enough penmanship in my books.

    I agree. Don't let your thoughts of supposed "lack of penmanship" stop you from posting manlyborn.
  18. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,638 / 118
    lol, mines published now, Lachlan from Stockton!
  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +466 / 6
    Well written.  But you're writing for the publication that was most rabid about trashing him in the days after the allegations came to line.  Front page banner headlines screaming his guilt, and months of referring to him as "disgraced footballer".

    If the Daily Telegraph had a conscience they would provide him with a front page photo under the screaming headline "Sorry, we were wrong".  This is a tangible and achievable way for your paper to redress the wrongs done on him, and the tarnishing you gave him in the public eye.

    I'm not holding my breath though.
  20. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,638 / 118
    I've sent a reply to Darren of Kellyville.

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