I’m no fan of the bloke.
But the way Fairfax have tried to spin his use of snapchat into something nefarious is pretty grubby and below the belt.
Brothers and sisters, I’m all for going to war with our enemies and I love nothing more than to smash the right, but we fight above the belt, we don’t go low. Attacking someone based on a lie or a falsehood has no honour and I have no respect for those who use such attack methods.
The important questions here are did Bishop initiate the contact and if he did what was actually said?
We know some parents weren’t happy and that’s fine, they complained and he immediately changed his snapchat settings. If this is simply a case of him choosing to be on a social media platform and then getting contacted on that platform by teenagers, then the attempts to smear him as some type of sleaze or predator are outrageous and defamatory.
I don’t like the bloke and think he’s gutless for voting against the cannabis reform, but trying to paint him out as a sleaze in a social media environment where mere accusation is now the evidential threshold and the death of due process the real victim, I think Fairfax should be forced to apologise for the framing of their story if there is nothing more to come out.
I’m not kicking a person when they are on the ground based on a lie. There’s no honour in that.