In the article, it states:
“The Australian has been told that a factor in One Nation’s decision to align itself with the Shooters in Western Australia is party leader Rick Mazza’s support for Australian gun laws, as they stand. One Nation’s West Australian leader, Colin Tincknell, and Mr Mazza have met and agreed that John Howard’s 1996 gun reforms were correct and should stand.”
Cue much fallout on other forums.
Now, Rick Mazza’s office was contacted by several people for comment. This was the response:
“The comment – and not that it is not in quote marks, or attributed to any one person – is untrue. Rick certainly did not make this statement. We have been in discussions this morning on how to address the matter. The journalists’ did not even contact Rick for a comment or to confirm what “has been told” was.”
The Australian has straight up printed lies. #Fakenews if you will.
This is clearly a well-structured, large scale character assassination piece but clearly published for the purpose of dividing the shooting community and subsequent vote.
Put simply, the Murdoch Press who are long time backers of the Liberal Party, are scared of the One Nation juggernaut and the rise of minor parties – they’re quite clearly doing everything they can to sabotage the result of the upcoming state elections. Good, they’ll only hasten their own irrelevancy.
Lügenpresse at its finest.
If Newscorp’s behaviour toward illegal streamers of the recent Danny Green v Anthony Mundine fight, a result of their own technologically illiterate policies, is any indication they’re only making it worse for themselves.
All we can say: bring on the state elections.