Bully articles ‘one-sided’
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.