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The Conversation publishes yesterday's views about yesterday's Prime Minister

Dennis Muller doesn't know you.   I'll write to him about you in a moment.  In the meantime, Dennis writes about yesterday's media here:

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You'll find the article here at The Conversation's website.

Dennis starts with this claim;

An integral power of the media is that of portrayal: the act of determining how people, events, ideas and organisations are described to the public, and therefore how they are perceived by the public. In this way, the media constructs for us our understanding of the world beyond our personal knowledge and experience.

For those of us who have never met Julia Gillard, our perceptions of her are based almost entirely on what we see, hear and read of her in the media. These perceptions are then reflected in public opinion polling, and the publication of these poll results tends to reinforce the perceptions. It becomes a self-perpetuating cycle.

Dennis doesn't know about you.   About how you demand source documents, and how you won't accept someone else's interpretation.

See Dennis, there are about 200,ooo opinion leaders who have read the bulk of the 2,500 odd posts I've published here.   Those people have generated 95,000 comments that I've published, I've rejected many more.

The people who come back to the website day in day out are suspicious of media commentary.  They make their own minds up - based on source documents, source information.

You'd be surprised, I think, at their influence.   And I'd suggest to you that it's simply not possible to review all of the documents about the course of conduct displayed by the suspects in the now well advanced Victoria Police Major Fraud Squad's investigation into the apparently criminal conduct of Julia Eileen GILLARD, Bruce Morton WILSON and Ralph Edwin BLEWITT - without forming an advserse opinion about Ms Gillard.   You don't need an "ethical lapse" by a journalist to come to that view.   Just the facts.

 

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