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Mediawatch and the Smear Campaign

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did anyone see Mediawatch ?? They had a segment on Brett Stewart's issue and the subsequent media reporting. They focused on the smear campaign conducted in the media against the alleged victims father. The inference was that the information was fed to the media from the desk of Peter Spray (CEO of the MWRLC Ltd and on the board of the MWSE Ltd) and/or Geoff Bellew. They had a copy of an email that originated from Spray that had a document attached that listed the fathers criminal record that had been forwarded to an un-named "media executive". Spray denied forwarding the email to anyone in the media, as did Bellew.

    Full transcript here

    http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s2517616.htm
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The implication of this is that Manly and Nine are colluding to protect their property. Peter Spray is given a spray though!!!
     
  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wish they'd stop referring to Weirdler as a "reporter".
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    So what?  If it is eventually proven that what is alleged did not take place, then I think the father's record is a matter of public (and perhaps police) interest.
     
  5. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    What I would like to know is how Media Watch got hold of that alleged email
     
  6. DailyTerrorgraphHater

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    just wondering out loud, but its possible that...

    The father has seemed remarkably well prepared at all stages to deal with the previous fraud charges emerging in the media. Right from the get-go he had a counter story prepared that elements of the public were deliberately releasing material designed to discredit him.

    Remember there was the story he released about his missus's ex dishing out the dirt, and now MW saying that it was a member of MW rl.
    At first the idea of a "ex" releasing damaging info, makes sense. But then when you think about it... it doesn't does it? Think what would have happened had the info not come to light straight away? The DT would have found it within a week or two, and it would have come out as a media exclusive (rather than a smear campaign). Seems like the fathers hand at work to me.

    Another area of dispute seems to be the apparent conflict in stories regarding unpaid rent/versus "family fleeing for safety" stories, and again the fathers credibility or lack thereof is a central theme.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    That too has been slyly countered by the release of information that his current landlord is friends with Bullet's manager. 
     
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fraudsters are generally very intelligent, Just look at Madoff.
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      and Rorque Poisson.
     
  10. Jethro

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

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    He's a gossip columnist not a reporter.
     
  11. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    He's a gossip columnist not a reporter.
    [/quote]
    no hes not
    hes a wanker
     
  12. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    theres a difference, i thought i was a pre requisite
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And some aren't intelligent at all, just look at Jethro,and Clontago, and Fluffy and Matabele, and all the rest of the smiters. 
     
  14. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    actually to quote
    Mongo who used to post on MWSE

    hes not a wanker hes a squeezer

    squeezers are wankers that are too lazy to wank
     
  15. mwsneagle

    mwsneagle Active Member

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    :eek:
    I actually raised that possibility of the father releasing that info to the media to my brother yesterday afternoon. What better way to defend it than to release it early and claim it was an smear campaign.
    It would certainly arise later down the track especially if the matter goes to trial as credibility of a witness would come into question. This way no shock value.

    It is a concern if there is a leak in the Manly club - given the release of Penn's drafted letter and other Manly business in the media of late. I hope they have a look around and ensure there isn't.
     
  16. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    stop making excuses and harden up.
     

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