The Murdoch media is covering the return of David Hicks as if they are employed by the Howard government. Ooops – they are – well sort of, they all work for Murdoch. Anyway… The Herald Sun is all upset that Hicks, ‘a confessed terrorist’ (which he never confessed to) traveled first class from Guantanamo Bay.
While 80% of “The Age” readers in an opinion poll today say David Hicks is no threat, the front page of the Herald Sun read:
and the content of the articles in the paper, of which there were many, sounded like they were written personally by Phillip Rud-dick. The Editorial headline read: “A Dangerous Fool Returns“, whereas The Age’s editorial read “Hicks was no innocent abroad, but it’s right that he’s home“. The Age’s editorial even made sense! Actually, it is a very good read, take a look.
They (The Age) also featured an opinion piece by Tim McCormack, who, according to the footer of the article: is the Australian Red Cross professor of international humanitarian law at the Melbourne Law School. He attended the proceedings against David Hicks in Cuba in March as an adviser to the defence team on law-of-war issues.
It is ALSO a great read. Read it here: David Hicks’ trial was a political fix by two governments -much more accurate than the shit churned out by the Herald Sun.