by Deborah McInnes, Goonellabah, Australia
Friday 12th October marks another episode highlighting the deep corruption of the media and their complete lack of accountability to their own code of conduct.
Reporting the news has gone from presenting ‘all views’ of a story, openly for us, the people to decide upon, to dictatorial fabrications – presenting an angle that supports ‘one (their own) view’ – and whichever view will incite the most emotion in the public.
The unscrupulous manner in which David Millikan ambushed a peaceful community event run by Universal Medicine and the vile manner in which he conducted himself in order to produce footage needed to support an ‘agenda’ was conniving and deceptive. The unnecessary taunts were shameful – and all of this from a ‘Minister’ and an ‘educated’ man.
Present in the room were freethinking everyday people from all walks of life in the community. All of us free to come, free to leave and free to live our lives as we see fit – yet this same freedom of expression and freedom to ‘live and let live’ has now come under attack by the media, as they attempt to quieten our voices and present us as mindless followers, sacrificing our lives and separated from our families and pretty much any ‘cult’ formula they can possibly label us with….when this is completely untrue, unfounded and a far cry from the absolute love, truth and brotherhood that is our unified foundation.
Why has it become necessary to use deception and intimidation to get a story? Whatever happened to reporting the facts and an honest interview? How is it that adults and children may be filmed freely against their will at a public forum – with no consent or permission? Why is it that consent is needed in all other areas within society yet it is ok for a television film crew to ambush a room and take what they please without it? Why is the media above the law?
We were welcoming the opportunity for open discussion in a public forum and an opportunity to bring balance to the wild accusations and silly mud-slinging that have been allowed by the media and to present a true way of life that actually works and could potentially help a great many, yet this opportunity was denied and instead used to cement the media’s position to date of ‘turning a blind eye’ to what is really going on here and selling out for a ‘juicy story’.