Are you serious? You’re comparing our Prime Minister with Rebekah Brooks


George Megalogenis: OK take II. Do excessive left tweets against Rebekah Brooks remind you of excessive right tweets against @JuliaGillard … ranga or gender?

Here are the charges against Rebekah Brooks and her husband, her chauffeur, her bodyguards and her personal assistant

CHARGE 1 – CONSPIRACY TO PERVERT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE

Rebekah Brooks between 6th July and 19th July 2011 conspired with Charles Brooks, Cheryl Carter, Mark Hanna, Paul Edwards, Daryl Jorsling and persons unknown to conceal material from officers of the Metropolitan Police Service.

CHARGE 2 – CONSPIRACY TO PERVERT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE

Rebekah Brooks and Cheryl Carter between 6th July and 9th July 2011 conspired together permanently to remove seven boxes of material from the archive of News International.

CHARGE 3 – CONSPIRACY TO PERVERT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE

Rebekah Brooks, Charles Brooks, Mark Hanna, Paul Edwards and Daryl Jorsling conspired together and with persons unknown, between 15th July and 19th July 2011, to conceal documents, computers and other electronic equipment from officers of the Metropolitan Police Service.

Source: Charging announcement in relation to offences of perverting the course of justice against Rebekah Brooks and others

Yes, George Megalogenis writes for Murdoch’s The Australian, but of course that would play no part in statement, but in whose mind are these even comparable – it is not a left / right issue – or it shouldn’t be. Is this The Australian writer telling us that Rebekah Brooks and her Murdoch papers are right? and to question that, or tell the truth that she was arrested, is seen by the Right as being an attack against them?

Perhaps to someone on the Right, the truth that one of their own was arrested for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice is no different from G Morris wanting to kick the Prime Minister to death.
Of course, one is charged with heinous crimes, and presided over a newspaper at the time they were hacking into the phone of a murdered girl… the other is the Prime Minister of our nation.

And to the culture warriors on the Right think they are comparable?

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7 Comments to “Are you serious? You’re comparing our Prime Minister with Rebekah Brooks”

  1. oxymoron-journalistic integrity

    • ha! agree
      it was a bizarre comment to make – the two are not comparable, unless you are so far deep in Right culture you can’t even see sanity in the rear view mirror
      – 99 for Turn Left

  2. The guy writes for News Ltd — I’d expect nothing less than his toeing the corporation line. One reason why I don’t even bother with any News Ltd media any more.

  3. Just another pathetic effort from a pathetic News Ltd. hack attempting to to defend the indefensible. Thus grubby organization is without a doubt the biggest threat to democracy in this country. No wonder journalists are rated the lowest in the food chain. George once was reasonable but it is obvious from his latest efforts he is now writing what he is told to write, a complete lack of courage on his behalf. Pathetic just like the rest of that mob.

    • Totally agree – indefensible. It was an unbelievably ridiculous statement – there is no way to compare what Brooks has done with PM Gillard, and if that the best the Right can do, whinge about people tweeting that Brooks was arrested as proof that the Left and Right are equally bad, compared with death threats against the PM – the Right have lost all sanity.
      – 99 for Turn Left

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