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#1 User is offline   HDMC 

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:53 AM

Gutter press, thy name is Kate McClymont.

Totally dismissive of a withering critique from Peter Wicks, and not at all fazed by a petition calling on her to give back her thoroughly undeserved Walkley Award, she comes up with what can only be described as another sneaky, filthy attack on Craig Thomson.

Today Kate wrote a fairly bland and uninformative piece on corrupt former detective Chook Fowler. There was really nothing new in there, it was all well known stuff.

Hell, Channel 9 even made a mini series about it.

So what was the purpose of this piece, I hear you ask.

The answer can be found in the second last line.

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Two years before his death, Fowler and his third wife Sue moved into the same street in Bateau Bay as controversial MP Craig Thomson.
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#2 User is offline   icey 

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

View PostHDMC, on 19 May 2013 - 05:53 AM, said:

So what was the purpose of this piece, I hear you ask.

The answer can be found in the second last line.


A pretty long bow on your part HDMC.
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#3 User is offline   Roderick 

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

View Posticey, on 19 May 2013 - 11:33 AM, said:

A pretty long bow on your part HDMC.

Long bows are capable of surprising accuracy.
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#4 User is offline   HDMC 

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:37 AM

View Posticey, on 19 May 2013 - 11:33 AM, said:

A pretty long bow on your part HDMC.




How so, Icey?
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#5 User is offline   icey 

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:20 AM

View PostHDMC, on 20 May 2013 - 09:37 AM, said:

How so, Icey?


A fleeting reference to characters living in the same street as the ever popular Thomson is hardly to be taken as the reason for the articles existence (being nothing more than an curious though interesting observation).
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

View Posticey, on 20 May 2013 - 11:20 AM, said:

A fleeting reference to characters living in the same street as the ever popular Thomson is hardly to be taken as the reason for the articles existence (being nothing more than an curious though interesting observation).



Really? Why would they amend the online version then? Why will they print a retraction?



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Many of you then would have had your suspicions confirmed over the weekend when McClymont’s article on Chook Fowler and his crotch was published.

Graham “Chook” Fowler had about as much to do with Craig Thomson as he had to do with Elvis Presley, however any excuse to throw Thomson’s name in the paper in a bad light it would seem. Below is what was published in Sundays Sun Herald, it has been amended online since.

“Two years before his death, Fowler and his third wife Sue moved into the same street in Bateau Bay as controversial MP Craig Thomson.”
Thomson does not live in the same street that Fowler lived in and he never has. McClymont could have used the oldest tool in the investigation toolbox to verify the Fowler’s address, the phone book, alas she failed to do so.

Posted ImageWhite Pages online

Yes Thomson may live in that town, and indeed in a street that starts with a B, however that is where the links end.

McClymont has since made an apology on Twitter the Thomson and the article has been amended online and a correction notice is due to go into Sundays Herald. I will be interesting to see just how prominent that correction is…

Posted ImageRunner up to Alan Jones for years lamest apology…

I’m surprised that she hasn’t published claims that the English colonised Australia with convicts knowing that Craig Thomson was going to be an MP here, it seems just as solid as her “Chook” link.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

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