Bacon, Wendy: getting Scott McIntyre

Bacon, Wendy

Getting Scott McIntyre: lest we forget the role of pundits, politicians and a social media mob‘, New Matilda, 6 May 2015 (updated)

The author exhaustively analyses Twitter streams leading up to the sacking of SBS journalist, Scott McIntyre, for his tweets on Anzac Day. She also examines the SBS code of conduct (linked) and social media protocols. She put questions to Minister Turnbull but received no useful reply.

Another view from two employment lawyers. Plus a view from Eamon McCann in Northern Ireland. McIntyre again in 2016.

Meanwhile, Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is running in Canberra. John Proctor says during Act Two:

I’ll tell you what’s walking Salem – vengeance is walking Salem. We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!

Later, Danforth, the prosecutor, says:

But you must understand, sir, that a person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between. This is a sharp time, now, a precise time – we live no longer in the dusky afternoon when evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world. Now, by God’s grace, the shining sun is up, and them that fear not light will surely praise it. I hope you will be one of those.


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