4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News

4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News
4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News Led by John "Cueball" Mackenzie

28 June 2011

CUEBALL SIDEKICK GAVIN KING WRITES MISLEADING MANIPULATIVE STORY. . . SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW? GAVIN KING OUR LYING MEDIA JACKASS OF THE WEEK

Gavin King grabbed the byline in today's Cairns Post beatup of council by reporting a "tip" (read: insider leak) that council rates will rise 5% in the soon-to-be announced 2011-2012 budget.

With his media manipulator mode in full swing, he notes that "Brisbane rates would rise only 1.79%", and Tablelands Council had come in with a 4.12% rise. Comparisons to Brisbane are especially inappropriate, as everyone knows how generous the state government is to southeast corner councils.

Funny how King and Ol'
Cueball MacKenzie never point out all the small-region councils who have rates far in excess of that we get charged in Cairns. Cairns homeowners are charged an average of $1400, with the Sunshine Coast charging $2150, mining powerhouse councils Gladstone and Rockhampton charging $2200 and $2400, and even Townsville being 20% or more above Cairns. Bundaberg, MacKay, and Gympie all higher - much higher - than the relative discount we enjoy in Cairns.

Why are the "facts" presented by Gavin King so manipulated and skewed by him and the Cairns Post? Everything that comes out of this guy's mouth is a lie. Why can't we get some "fair and balanced" reporting from our monopoly media source? How far up this guy's arse has Kevin Byrne shoved his arm, to get King to be such an obvious puppet?


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stick it up him mate! You are quite correct in your summary of rates, particularly of Mackay. we on average are paying $1400...per half year! That by the way is an average(750sq m) block...love catching up with the local gossip, and that tosser McKenzie...haven't lived in Cairns for nearly 20 years and CANNOT believe he is still on air...

KitchenSlut said...

Be careful on comparisons and what they include. The only way the King Parrot can make $110 = close to 5% is with inclusion of all utilities such as sewage and water. There have been lots of changes happening in different places with these charges.

CBD WARRIOR said...

I don't understand why Gavin King's stories aren't all labeled "EDITORIALS". They clearly are full of skewed facts designed only to attack the Mayor and Council. Perhaps they would be even more appropriately labeled "FANTASY".

Charlie said...

Seriously, King has to go. Is he the only Reporter at the Cairns Post when it comes to political stories in Cairns. Has he got a mortgage on these stories. He loves writing trash that is so far from the truth and out of wack with the Business community in this city. The Editor needs to pull him into line. The Title "Editor at Large" is confusing as a lot of people actually think he is the Editor. (I am sure he thinks he is the Editor.) I actually think he hates the people of Cairns as they got him sacked the last time he was here so he is now getting even. Also whenever he writes anything that has nothing to do with Politics it is absolute trash and hard to read/understand. Lets start a campaign to get rid of the Idiot.
Charlie