Friday, May 12, 2017

A Tale of Two Women

Before Anzac Day, Murdoch's Australian chose to hammer Sudanese-born Yassmin Abdel-Magied over an innocuous statement on Q&A. And since Anzac Day, it has continued doing so, on an almost daily basis, over an equally innocuous Anzac Day tweet.

While Fairfax's Herald has been reporting on the case of Egyptian-born Eman Sharobeem, currently appearing before the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) on allegations of milking the public purse of almost $600,000 as head of Western Sydney's Immigrant Womens Health Service, there has been not a whisper about her in The Australian, save for a brief page two mention on May 10 and 12.

But then Ms Abdel-Magied is a Muslim, and Ms Sharobeem is a Christian.

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