Jan 20, 2012

The price of a Hun story … occupying inboxes … Leveson latest …

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The price of a front page. Some months ago, the media ran reports that Daniel Mallia, a youth worker with Les Twentyman’s 20th Man Fund, was stabbed by a gang of Pacific Islanders on Altona Beach. This was later found out to be a fabrication by Mallia, who had been described as a “ticking time bomb” and who had struggled to perform his job. It was intimated that he’d inflicted the wounds on himself to gain “credibility” as a youth worker.

He was charged with making a false police report and faced the Sunshine Magistrates Court on December 13. His employment as a youth worker was, of course, terminated. On the January 12, the Herald Sun published this front page.

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2 thoughts on “The price of a Hun story … occupying inboxes … Leveson latest …

  1. Bill Hilliger

    @ the price of a Hun Story – the scumbags from the Murdoch News Ltd press at it again – and they got a result. However this rime no big headlines reading: “Wow what an outcome!”

  2. klewso

    What a pity there isn’t a “service” to headline he societal workings of Limited News and the down-side of some of their “crusades”, using their all their resources/sledgehammer tactics to crack a wallnut.

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