TRUE OPINION: It was the supposed riot in Melbourne a few weeks ago on the streets of Collingwood involving almost 200 angry rap fans. Africans. Pacific Islanders. A bloke who had his leg amputated after a car sped at him in a targeted hit. Except, it turned out, he never lost a limb. Our Melbourne correspondent, Gary Johnston, takes a look at what else the local media may have got wrong for its own reasons.
CRIME CULTURE: The popularity of true crime podcasts and investigative crime documentaries has exploded over the past five years. Greenlight – the debut novel by stand-up comedian Benjamin Stevenson – places the media right in the centre of a young backpacker’s murder. Therese Taylor with her view on this new Aussie thriller.
“I KNEW PM SCOTT MORRISON AT UNI AND HE WAS A DICKHEAD”! Former Liberal Party insider spills beans on “zero talent weirdo”
EXCLUSIVE: With Rupert Murdoch’s corrupt News Corp media organisation commencing a ludicrous wall-to-wall propaganda campaign insisting Australia’s newest unelected Prime Minister Scott Morrison is a ‘good bloke’, True Crime News Weekly can now reveal a more realistic portrait of the nation’s leader.
“CHILLING & SICKENING”! Pedo pervert Jeremy Kewley uses fake name to perform child rape monologue at school just months after prison release, horrifying unsuspecting audience
EXCLUSIVE: The convicted celebrity paedophile, Jeremy Kewley, is attempting to resume his acting career just months after his release from prison, with the highly dangerous sex offender even travelling from town-to-town in regional Victoria to perform to unsuspecting audiences at festivals featuring youth theatre groups. Horrifyingly, it can now be revealed that one of Kewley’s performances was delivered at a school and is said to have been a “chilling and sickening” monologue about the rape of a teenage girl.
TRUE OPINION: The Catholic Church is refusing to comply with the key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse – to report to authorities any confessions to priests from guilty parties who have admitted committing or enabling sexual abuse. Is it really on spiritual grounds, or is it the last bastion of protection and concealment? Tim Kent with his view.
EXCLUSIVE: The police officer son of the right-wing, anti-drugs shock jock, Ray Hadley, has resigned in disgrace after allegedly being caught in possession of cocaine at a western Sydney pub following a months-long sting by the force’s internal anti-corruption squad. True Crime News Weekly publisher, Serkan Ozturk, takes a closer look at the radio loudmouth’s hypocritical stance on drugs, and the “battling” son he has previously told a Prime Minister was his “in” with the New South Wales Police Force when it came to drugs.
ANALYSIS: The digitisation of health records is seemingly the next big step for governments and insurance companies wanting evermore data on citizens and consumers. Will it lead to healthier lives, or, be yet another tool of data capture in aid of a surveillance society and security state? Our intrepid investigator, Lois Lane, takes a deep look at some vexing issues for the present and the near future.
ANALYSIS: An Australian Government bugging operation against our impoverished neighbours East Timor almost 15 years ago is still creating powerful ripples for some of its key players, with a spy-turned-whistleblower and his lawyer facing the real prospect of prison. All the while, former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer seems to have escaped proper attention for his role in this spying disaster. True Crime News Weekly’s Tim Kent with the lowdown.
The woman who filed a sexual harassment complaint against the disgraced former Deputy PM, Barnaby Joyce, says she is “extremely disappointed” and “dismayed” that an eight-month long investigation by the Nationals party has reached a “no conclusion” verdict apparently due to a lack of “sufficient evidence”.
CRIME CULTURE: Many parts of Nightcrawler sicken the viewer and act as a warning on some of the most disturbing aspects of the media and humanity, however large segments of the film also speak to the ethos of this very website and burgeoning independent media. True Crime News Weekly publisher, Serkan Ozturk, explains why this 2014 gem of a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo will be seen as a crime classic for years to come.
The Australian Paramedics Association (APA) has now apologised and “deeply regrets” lies and barely concealed racist views it sent out in a media release a few days ago about a dying man’s family and friends being responsible for his death in Western Sydney, claims which were subsequently widely reprinted across media and even used by racist News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt as a stick to beat “ethnic” communities with.
EXCLUSIVE: Victoria’s prestigious Geelong College has finally admitted it had a major problem with child sexual abuse in the 1970s just as the future mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, joined its teaching staff. True Crime News Weekly can also now reveal that one of the main reasons Doyle had come to the school was because, in his own words, he knew “there were girls there now”. Our Melbourne correspondent, Gary Johnston, reports.