Chapter 3 Written / Published 9.7/12.7.17 (Pics by author, unless indicated)
When we hear the word fake-news we immediately think of the T-name. Much of this chapter deals with a segment on TV, by the current affairs program TT (Today Tonight).
The one-sided, alarmist reporting made me very angry. It was a vicious, personal attack on a powerless prisoner in jail, much of it not true.
Watch the short videos first - search for author Liddy 1 Today Tonight - then judge for yourself, as you read the alternative facts here.
The videos were broadcast five months before this chapter, yet God's perfect timing prevailed, just as HIS truth will prevail in the end.
3. A bird strike called BB.
Early in the morning on July 3rd, about six hours after making public Chapter 2, I was laying in bed, hoping to catch a Christian program on my transistor radio. It happens often that after publishing a chapter a reference pops up somewhere, be it on radio, television or other media. So it was that morning. A few seconds after tuning into our only Christian radio station on the AM band, I happened to catch the bible verse for that day:
"...casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you."
Another few hours later that day I was walking the streets of Hope Valley, a suburb in Adelaide's north-east. I had volunteered to do some letterboxing for the ACL, the Australian Christian Lobby. At one point I happened to walk along Barracks Rd. on Bus Route 557. Just as I reached this road a public bus drove by. I can't recall the registration plate, but the bus' fleet number, displayed in large, red letters in the window, was hard to ignore: 1750.
Of course, I had not been ready to snap a picture of the bus, unlike a few minutes earlier. A parked vehicle displayed those same digits on the licence plate. But more than that, the same plate also included the letters BB, which had featured in the Fregon 750 L1 Chapter.
Parked vehicle, registration ..715..BB
Fast forward one week. Before coming to a remarkable story about a bird with an even more remarkable name, two news items about bird strikes struck me. One TV Channel in the week leading up to this chapter actually broadcast the two items consecutively, which I found somewhat amusing.
But the bird that struck me the most appeared on television. It was named BB. (Now you know, why the fuss!) Even more remarkable is the link from BB (symbolic for truth) to a man named Peter, who is still imprisoned, hoping that truth will prevail in the end.
It so happened that my wife and I were invited to the birthday party of Ken, an elderly gentleman, who used to work very closely with Peter Liddy, and who knew him very well. At that party I learned that Peter, allegedly, is suffering from dementia; but no further details.
Because he was on my mind at the time I searched for 'Peter Liddy dementia'. This led to a heading Peter Liddy author, where I then stumbled onto two videos about Peter. TV Channel Seven's Today Tonight had in the past broadcast many items regarding the magistrate's case. The video I viewed that evening to me sounded like a classic distortion of a simple fact, painting a damning picture of a helpless, already devastated man locked inside a dingy jail cell.
The item had been broadcast five months prior, on February 13th 2017. After I read that it was an 'exclusive', my fake-news scanner-antenna went up immediately. The person providing the core of the story, allegedly, was in prison with Peter when he obtained his information. I wondered why he needed to remain anonymous.
Whistleblower, inmate Allan on Today Tonight TV - 13th Feb. 2017:
This man not only claimed that his cell-mate told him about a computer, but that Peter was writing children's books, had them put on disc and smuggled out of this high security prison and possibly published under a pseudonym!
The TV show then continued, pointing to the 'abhorrent' situation that there could be parents out there, reading their little darlings bedtime stories from a book, written by a convicted pedophile. They used the word 'sickening' more than once, as well as the usual jargon - disgraced magistrate, our state's worst pedophile etc etc. In the background, of course, they screened footage of a mother reading a book to her little boy in bed. Brainwashing at its best!
Peter in Yatala's G-division did not have access to a computer. I had known this many years ago, when I first got involved in the case. The prison chaplain, who visited Peter regularly was a very reliable source of information. Why did Today Tonight not check with this person first?
One of the two prisoners was telling lies. Either Peter was bragging to Allan about his publishing career from his prison cell, or informant Allan was distorting the truth big time.
Here is my truth: Pooped up inside a dull, gray prison cell in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, Peter Liddy indeed did some writing. I could imagine that pencil and paper became the tools, which kept his mind from going insane! Allan was correct in one thing, the title of Peter's book, a collection of stories, poems, anecdotes and finely drawn pictures about the life of his pet bird:
The producers of TT, the TV show that thrives on controversy, interviewed the Police Minister in this matter. The tone of the interview with the Hon. Peter Malinauskas seemed to flow right along with the theme - let's kick that pedophile bastard one more time! (Not exactly in those words.) Watching the dialog between Rosanna, the presenter, and Peter, the Police Minister, I was amazed that a senior Minister of our Labor Government would stoop so low and be part of this gutter journalism.
Should he not have first questioned about the information by prisoner Allan? The Minister of Police clearly said in the interview that no computers, mobile phone etc. were allowed in G-Division! The interview concluded: "If a Correctional Services officer is found to have broken the law, or Mr. Liddy, a substantial time will be added to his sentence. If anyone had any information about the matter, they should contact Correctional Services or the police." (Did I have information, read on !!!)
As if Channel Seven had not done enough in the past to demonize the magistrate! (They are the media Peter Liddy wanted to take to court very early on).
How one sided it all is? No media in South Australia ever has bothered to spent a single minute telling the public, who Peter's main accuser was: Mr. W, in and out of jail since an early age, convicted of car theft, house breaking, larcency, criminal damage - a criminal record 8 pages long.
In a letter to the Police Minister I responded to his invitation, to come forward with information. It would not surprise me, if the Minister learned something new about the Liddy case, since the core facts have been kept from the public:
Our Daily Bread - July 10th 2017: Final paragraph: