Hungrybeast last night had this excellent piece on the the role of the mainstream media in inventing the “Gang of 49” myth. It particularly and rightfully highlighted the role of Colin James from Murdoch’s birthplace, The Adelaide Advertiser in the creation and exploitation of the myth.
It then goes on to show how the baseless hype the press lived off for weeks and months is actually germinating and feeding the development of a gang culture among Aboriginal kids in the city.
James and The ‘Tiser should be held liable
I was reminded of our own Bulletin’s efforts – see my earlier posts here
Also available here