On George Pell 

Marcus L’Estrange writes: Re. “Pell freezes over” (Tuesday)

I am not sure of the wisdom of Michael claiming “Still, the embattled Cardinal’s future is in increasingly cloudy with Victorian police reviewing fresh evidence as a result of both the royal commission and investigations by the ABC’s 7.30 led by reporter Louise Milligan. Last week, she published her book based on her research Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell, which prosecutes the case against the Australian priest for his alleged involvement in criminal offences involving child sex abuse”, given the view of others and Justice Alastair Nicholson when he said on Facebook, 21/5/2017. “

I make no comment on Pell’s guilt or innocence except stating what now seems to be an old fashioned view that there’s a presumption of innocence unless a properly instructed jury finds otherwise. However given the fact that so many people have publicly expressed views about his guilt it may be dangerously unfair to try him in the absence of overwhelming evidence of guilt given the level of publicity those views have received.

On Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy

Ignaz Amrein writes: Re. “Off the Mark: ‘philanthropic’ Zuckerberg should leave democracy to the professionals” (Tuesday)
Another reason why Zuckerberg is not the person to decide what’s good for the world is in plain view. It is his surname, it is the German word for “Sugar Mountain” and we all know what too much sugar does to our health!

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