Dutton trying to grab the limelight off Abbott and Morrison (ODT)
Which, if you ask us, is wrong. If you are going to accuse a high government official of accepting an $80K sling from a convicted drug dealer to reverse their deportation order, you need to back it up and put your name to it, cite sources, prove your case.
Then again, if you are the Minister for Home Affairs you might think about putting up at least a token defence — “It’s bullshit, I’ll sue, I demand an immediate retraction”, or something of the sort.
This article, which unequivocally accuses Spud of being in league with criminals and being outright corrupt, has no byline or attribution.
Trump, in a pointed response to the uproar over charges of domestic violence by two top aides, cautioned on Saturday that lives can be shattered by a “mere allegation” and asked whatever happened to “due process?”
Self serving Trump seems to forget due peocess begins with ‘allegations” and the presumption of innocence. That presumption is squandered when 13 ++ persons are called liars as in the case of Wienstein and the even the President. Trump has the option and the wealth to take his accusers to court but it seems under advice he never will.
Speaking from Rome where he is based at the Vatican, Cardinal Pell said he refused to be put to a “trial by media” and said the ABC had “no licence” to destroy his reputation.