Episode 2: The True Crime News Weekly team is joined by comedian and satirist Jordan Shanks (aka Friendlyjordies) to discuss what makes him tick, his views on mainstream media and politics, the return of Malcolm Turnbull to the spotlight, and just why he thinks News Corp ‘personality’ Joe Hildebrand is the Scott Morrison of journalism. With your hosts Gary Johnston and Serkan Ozturk.
EXCLUSIVE: The Exclusive Brethren has once again been rewarded by its friends within the Liberal Party with the already supremely wealthy extremist Christian cult given $250,000 by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian under the guise of charity work to help communities in remote areas facing the consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic. Serkan Ozturk reports.
Episode 1: The True Crime News Weekly team discuss the ins and outs of the George Pell child sexual abuse case and his acquittal by the High Court while looking at the nexus that exists between politics, media, religion and the judiciary. Featuring special guest Shane Dowling, publisher of the popular Kangaroo Court of Australia website which looks at judicial corruption. With your hosts Gary Johnston and Serkan Ozturk.
ANALYSIS: In just about an hour’s time, George Pell will learn if his appeal against his conviction for raping two 13-year-old choirboys has been successful. Even if it is, history will likely and rightly remember the former Catholic Archbishop of Australia as a child abuser, a rapist and enabler of other paedophile priests, writes Gary Johnston.
EXCLUSIVE: Library staff at some of Australia’s major universities fear they may have been placed in grave danger amidst the worsening Coronavirus pandemic with employees expected to turn up for work last week while their well-paid bosses were keeping themselves safe from COVID-19 by working from home. Serkan Ozturk reports.
ANALYSIS: As hordes of panic-stricken Aussies begin stockpiling up on canned food as if nuclear holocaust is imminent, and with Asian restaurants and even doctors being avoided, a respiratory illness believed to have originated in China has also turned a whole lot of people instantly stupid and even more racist, writes Sarah McLean.
EXCLUSIVE: It’s being decried as yet another rort involving PM Scott Morrison. It can now be revealed taxpayers are picking up the bill to the tune of $85,000 a year for the best friend of Jennifer Morrison to hang out at Kirribilli House and drink cups of tea with the PM’s wife, who is said to be ‘sad and lonely’. Serkan Ozturk reports.