|Michael Smith and the scandals...|
HSU and AWU
Craig lied about having an appendix operation because on that same day he was down at the council, putting in a development application to extend his own place. At the same time he wanted Sam Dastyari at the Labor Party to pay his legal bills.
"Boys, I am going to go bankrupt if you don't pay my legal costs..."so he's into the Labor party for a further Couple of Hundred Large while he's down at the council getting his own house extensions approved.
Love this bit:
Craig was in and out of hospital with the "self-healing appendix - he should have the Health Ministry.
Craig admitted to having approved the various credit card payments to brothels as they came in...he couldn't walk away from having authorised the payments....
Michael then switches his talk to the AWU and Bruce Morton Wilson... Michael got notes from various sources but many said that he should speak to Bob Kernohan.
Bob's affidavit has previously been linked on NCTCS. Michael then mentions what Phil Gould had stated in the Victorian Parliament and Australia's Best Defamation Lawyer told Michael that whatever had been said in the Parliament, can be broadcast with no defamation risk.
Michael then interviewed Bob Kernohan...it was lengthy and the lawyer said that there was no way on God's earth that the original interview was going to air...So Michael went bach to Bob Kernohan and said that, to broadcast the interview, he needed substantiation of blah blah point. Bob said - we've got it!
Mike: "What?" (At 10:00)
Bob: Yeh! I've got it!"
Bob sent Mike the details from the sandwich shop in Shepparton.
After receiving Bob's STUFF from the Shepparton Sandwich Shop, Michael Smith said - "WOW! This is the mother of all cover-ups!"
This is where it gets Kremlinistic!
Michael contacts his bosses and their lawyers and then recorded a further interview with Bob Kernohan knowing that he has the documentary evidence to back up the allegations that Bob Kernohan was making.
So Mike recorded another interview which was vetted by the lawyers and it was given the OK!
Before the interview went to air, Mike was contacted by a Journalist from News Ltd who told him that "Gillard had been on the phone (here) to Harto (News Ltd CEO John Hartigan) and she had three very pointed requirements of News Ltd:
"Milne's Column was printed in the Australian and Gillard went ballistic ...
MS Gillard told CEO Hartigan she had Three Requirements:
- that column be withdrawn;
- the apology be run in all News Ltd publications;
- she sought from John Hartigan- News Ltd that they never again speak of the AWU (slush Fund) story in any of their publications.... on line or in print.
This was at the time that Green Gillard partner Bob Brown wanted an inquiry into the media.
Michael says that he could not believe that another news organisation folded. SHAME!
Mike was stalled for a week....."the hand writing doesn't lie..." 'she can't say she wasn't present..."
Do media executives owe a duty to the nation?
Should they fold by edict from Ms Gillard?
It is not that far removed from - you will be taken out into a paddock and shot.
Michael said that it was patently clear that Fairfax Media would not let him back on air.
Who abandoned their duty to report the truth?
No, he tried and is still trying to expose the rorts against union members; the rorts against the HSU members by the union executive and the rorts against the AWU by the Wilson/Gillard team.
Michael resigned from 2UE Fairfax because he wanted to (expose) play the interviews of the AWU story, he wanted to broadcast the Kernohan interview, they wanted to stop him.
Michael's comment: "They won."
But did they win for truth?
Did they win for truth?
Did they win for letting a nation know what is behind our Prime Minister?
Did they let the world know that our Prime Minister threatens news media?