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Dear Sydney Morning Herald re The Two Sides Of The Story We Didn’t Run March 26, 2014

Love and compassion always trump wilful ignorance and fear (mongering).
The mainstream media seal their own dwindling fates by not acknowledging the true intent of the masses of people who showed up that day. It was the current theme of the people who came to speak to me on the day – their profound disenchantment with the system as it is and how very reassuring it was to see so many people (and I have goosebumps as I write this) show up to express their concern too. Extreme feelings of relief and validation. We are not being told the truth about so many issues. We are being treated with contempt by our government and we are being treated with contempt by the media – that hurts. Especially when the major theme of the day was based around the concept of empathy. A foreign concept to those who support the system as it is and a major failing.

*Here’s an update on the Jaqueline Maley story from a different source;

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-27/dunlop-rage-against-the-mainstream/5348152?WT.mc_id=newsmail

It looks as though some journalists in the mainstream media are finally being held accountable.

Tim Dunlop from The Drum makes some very astute critical observations.

I agree, we do still need quality investigative, factual, non partisan journalism.

Shoddy lazy reporting does a great disservice to the reader and the news industry itself.

Sharpen up your act or fade away into irrelevance!

 

Love your mother

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If you are not quite sure what you are about to read, please read the FULL STORY HERE.
The following is a letter responding to an article written by Jacqueline Maley in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday March 22nd 2014.
The letter was written on behalf of thousands of people who rallied behind a piece of writing representing a community striving to bring peace, compassion and unity. This effort was not deemed as “newsworthy” by a valued news source, The SMH.
Thank you with all my heart to the FB gang. We’ve backed each other and learned valuable lessons on communicating with peace.

THE LETTER

Dear Sydney Morning Herald re The Two Sides Of The Story We Didn’t Run,

Thank you for responding to my letter Dear Sydney Morning Herald re The March In March in Saturday’s newspaper. The community appreciates Jacqueline Maley’s time in penning a thoughtful…

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