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

26 February 2016

ANOTHER MEDIA STINKER - CAIRNS POST REPORTER PROMOTES CAIRNS POST REPORTING AS "BRILLIANT"

This is the week for Cairns media missteps.

On the heels of the John "Cueball" MacKenzie apology for his participation in the John Schilling defamation of Connect Cairns mayoral candidate Jim Brooks, the Cairns Post has engaged in ethically-challenged behaviour this morning.

On the heels of the first ComPost investigation into the Cairns Hospital since - well since ever - a Cairns Post reporter Daniel Bateman has used his personal Twitter account to heap praises on the report done by one of his colleagues.

Really?  You can't make this shit up.

Bateman fired up Twitter and praised the story by his colleague Bianca Sullivan as "brilliant journalism".  He did this on his personal Twitter account and not on the @thecairnspost account.

Besides being misleading and unethical, this would also seem to violate the News Ltd. policies on the use of social media by Cairns Post staff.

Bateman is the principal writer of "fluff" in the Cairns Post, and has no chance of anyone referring to his work as anything but pedestrian.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The online ComPost is now publishing articles which take you straight to the Courier Mail subscription page...they might as well get rid of it all together. Bring back the BarFly!!!

Anonymous said...

So what will the ComPost do about Daniel Masterbateman's twitter post? Will they act in accordance with their internal policies and give Daniel the arse? I guess we will have to wait and see what Townsville does. After all the Cairns Post is a Townsville rag. Daniel should be punted, but then again with a the other lack of ethics in the print media I would imagine Daniel will be promoted! As for Cueball eating a shit sandwich, as enjoyable as that is to watch it isn't enough. Cairns needs to boycott the bald headed buffoon and put a vote of no-confidence in on Shilling. It would be good if these two arseclowns and Bankrupt Bob could pack up their luggage and hair pieces and piss off to somewhere like......Townsville.

Anonymous said...

And now another love-fest with Bob Manning is in full swing on 4 CA, with Dave the Cabbie and all the other suckholes heaping praise on him. Not a single critical voice to be heard, so obviously every resident in Cairns is happy with bankrupt Bob.I wonder if some irate asshole like sixpence would be allowed on air to slander sleepy...

Anonymous said...


People with no understanding of economics think Manning is good. People who have the ability to think knows he has severely damaged the regions economy.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of crap reporting, Possibly 4 elderly people have died from a viral infection at a local retirement home in the Westcourt area and nothing has been reported. Apparently the establishment concerned is in lockdown to stop the spread of the virus.
I suggest anyone left in Cairns with any journalistic skills investigate because we have no effective media to cover this. Courtesy of a friend who has been told they can only visit at their own risk!

Anonymous said...

There it was first thing, Mackenzie distancing himself & the station from Schling & his scandalous brain freeze outburst ,Mackenzie could of cut this but let it go,no excuse total injustice..

Anonymous said...

The real cause of the medication errors is
large number of Filipino nurses who can barely speak English let alone read a medication chart.

Anonymous said...

Not to forget that nobody wants to love and work in this retarded town so we get stuck with 3rd year doctors who haven't cut their teeth yet, and who also don't want to be here. Not to forget the reject coppers from Brisbane who get sent here also. Cairns the second rate Hillbilly town.