Sam is critical of the YP Country Times — after printing Fraser Ellis’s statement in full — of failure to provide comment from any other source. Sam, is not the publication of your letter (and others) proof of impartiality?
You also comment on a front-page “glowing photo” of Mr Ellis detailing how lovely YP is. What changed? Is the YP now not lovely because Mr Ellis’s photo appeared?
You then criticised the YP Country Times for not questioning Mr Ellis more deeply. In view of ICAC Bruce Lander’s involvement, I would have thought that the paper was prudent, and fair, in not commenting further.
You then made the cynical comment about the ownership of the paper by Mr Ellis’s father and a veiled comment that suggests that democracy was not being served. Fraser Ellis will be fully investigated by Bruce Lander in spite of his father’s ownership of the YP Country Times, which in my view has given a balanced, honest view of this whole sad affair.
What happened to the term “innocent until proven guilty”?
The truth will be brought to light by the ICAC investigations in spite of comments (as are your fundamental right) you might suggest are biased.
Jeff Sutton, Balaklava