Bully ar­ti­cles ‘one-sided’

Townsville Bulletin - - Lettersextra - BOBGARBUTT, Pal­larenda.

WHILE I un­der­stand that this piece of cor­re­spon­dence will most prob­a­bly end up filed in the bin, I feel com­pelled to write it.

TheTownsville Bul­letin would be one of the great­est ex­am­ples of bias in this city. The pub­lic only get to read the views of your edi­to­rial sec­tion and other opin­ions are sim­ply not printed.

The Palm Is­land death in cus­tody in­volv­ing Chris Hur­ley and Mul­runji Doomadgee is a prime ex­am­ple. TheBul­letin con­tin­ues to splash ar­ti­cles over key sec­tions of the pa­per and in all cases th­ese sup­port the Palm Is­land com­mu­nity. I have spo­ken to sev­eral other lo­cals who have penned let­ters sup­port­ing the le­gal sys­tem and the sub­se­quent not guilty find­ing of Chris Hur­ley.

How­ever none of th­ese let­ters have made it to print, while views stat­ing con­dem­na­tion of the DPP de­ci­sion are freely splashed through­out your edi­tions.

I be­lieve it is time for this pa­per’s ed­i­tor to take a neu­tral po­si­tion when choos­ing let­ters to print. I was al­ways led to be­lieve that the news­pa­per in­dus­try was un­bi­ased and that a fair cross-sec­tion of opin­ion could al­low us to make our own minds up. I won­der, also, why all the facts gath­ered dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the Palm Is­land death in cus­tody have not been made pub­lic.

To Mr Reynolds, a lo­cal MP, butt out and al­low the le­gal sys­tem to run its course. Ed­i­tor’s note: Many let­ters and texts have been omit­ted, Bob, be­cause they were un­fit for pub­li­ca­tion in a fam­ily news­pa­per or did not carry proper iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. The Bul­let­inhas a proud record of pub­lish­ingthe views of its read­ers and will con­tinue to pro­vide a fo­rum for all opin­ions.

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