FixedIt: What did he do, not how did he blame the victim for what he did?

Here we go with the Courier Mail again. I think CM’s recent prominence in Fixed It has something to do with News Corp bringing all the regional Queensland papers under the CM masthead. I don’t think it’s new, I think it’s just all online now (rather than in print editions only) and higher up on a Google search. 

Anyway, it seems this needs to be said: Abusive men who breach existing domestic violence orders often seek to blame their choice to be abusive on what they claim are their “unfaithful” girlfriends. That doesn’t make it true, reliable, reasonable, or worth including in a headline.

The only context in which I have seen the lies told by criminals regularly repeated (without context) in headlines is in reports about men’s violence against women. Go figure.

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