Spook: Belle Gibson, Scott McIntyre and media accountability

There’s nothing like a good bit of self-righteous anger, am I right? That splendid feeling that someone has done something reprehensible, committed some terribly offensive offence that we can condemn with sincere loathing, thereby reassuring ourselves of our own staunch virtue. And sharing our indignation with likeminded folk is just extra righteous sauce on the […]... Read More

Daily Life: Character references for sex offenders

Convicted sex offenders present character references in court. The purpose is to tell the judge what standing the offender had in the community before he committed the offence. They’re presented as evidence but they’re almost never tested in court the way any other evidence is. Because “he’s such a nice guy”. Full article on Daily […]... Read More