Murdoch’s Sky News talking head, Peter Gleeson was outraged by the case of a three-year-boy stranded in New South Wales after he went to visit his grandparents in July. Gleeson said the boy has been denied a border exemption despite the Queensland government letting in the families of NRL players on Monday. The story was, of course, also repeated in Murdoch’s Courier Mail and Daily Bellylaugh1.
The only problem with this story was that it wasn’t true. It turns out the boy’s family had not approached Queensland authorities for an exemption to enter the state, according to Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young. She said: “we’ve now been able to sort that all out … Of course he’s been given an exemption. We wouldn’t leave a child in another state, but we have to be asked to be able to give an exemption.” She also said the boy would need to be accompanied by an adult and fly to where his parents live, near Hervey Bay in the state’s south-east2.
Murdoch will do anything to hammer a Labor government, and people wonder why so many are disgusted with the Murdoch media.