[LINK] Sympathy to Brogdens family ...
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Thu Sep 1 11:10:06 EST 2005
At 22:01 31/08/2005 +1000, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
>Adam Todd [link at todd.inoz.com] wrote:
> > Running behind on the schedule today, but sad to see recently former
> > Opposition Leader John Brogden attempt to take his life last night.
> > I've had a few conversations with Mr. Brogden over the last few years, all
> > somewhat positive, even if there were no outcomes, but then opposition
> > isn't easy anyway.
> > I'll bet however, that Mr. Brogden doesn't end up spending 21 days in a
> > Psychiatric Hospital for the attempt,
>you could be wrong.
About what part?
>its a classic case of tearing public figure by the media. the telegraph
>headlines are absolute guilty guilty guilty. they crucified brogden and
>are as responsible as if they held the razor blade themselves.
Yes but this is done on web sites and on the Internet every day of the
week. I've been a victim of it for more than 15 years - and it's growing
every year. I'll give fair play that the media, in all cases except Media
Watch on the ABC, have given a fair and honest review of my events. Maybe
the last story was a little biased, in my view - but others felt it was
>just the usual tall popy syndrome by the press.
Yep, see that all the time too. Many of us are victims of TPS irrespective
of what we do, who we are or where we go.
Between you and Craig, we watched a scathing display of TPS this year, on
the Internet in a "Media" format.
Is it fair? Is it just? Is it right?
This is where personal opinion comes into play.
I didn't see the DT's articles, so I can't comment. I feel all to often
that these days Government and Corporates jump to the tune of any voice
that starts a process, rather than undertaking a suitable degree of due
diligence and maintaining a duty of care.
I speak from very specific experience, having only this week uncovered an
enormous amount of information I had never expected to find in relation to
things in the past. Those things in the past are always "brought up" when
you are at the top of a ladder and expecting to work just that little
harder to get the whole way.
TPS and Rumors can kill a person. However, in 2003, I didn't try and take
my life or that of anyone else. So it's interesting, to me, in my
experience, to see how different people are treated and by whom.
Oh and in 2003, I had the media coverage too. I might not be a Brogden
status person at this point in my life, but there is no saying that I will
or will not achieve something similar from my work and maintaining my
activities on the causes and principals in which I believe.
Our society is very sad today.
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