QT accused of favouring festival over locals

It is disturbing to find that the publication I have grown up reading, is in fact just a propaganda puppet- but who exactly is pulling your strings?

After a week-long published campaign in support of the Earth Frequency festival held at Ivory's Rock Foundation in Peak Crossing from February 12-15, the QT has done its best to downplay police efforts in the apprehension of law breakers, who put the lives of local citizens, other road users, and the greater community at risk.

Their efforts to put a positive spin on the event through over exposure, and the collaboration with festival organisers to white-wash festival related drug issues and other offences, clearly denotes a mode of 'damage control'.

Not only has the QT failed to publish various 'letters to the editor' which highlight the adverse aspects of the festival that consistently affect our community, they have also censored and removed un-favourable comments in an attempt stifle the truth and negate any bad press.

This type of biased reporting, is not reporting - its advertising!

SABINA STELET, Peak Crossing

 

EDITOR COMMENT:

The QT, as always, played a totally straight bat with the Earth Frequency Festival giving major publicity to local resident's complaints prior to the event and seeking assurances from the festival organisers to address those complaints.

Reviewing police statistics from their major operation over the three days the QT was accurate in saying that the results were minimal in regards charges across a crowd of 5000 plus and the carrying out of 2500 random breath tests.

Those tests produced not one DUI and just 31 drivers with traces of drugs in their system.

It was also ascertained that eight of those were local citizens and not festival-goers.

NOTE:

As both sides have now had equal opportunity to comment on the event this closes off the festival letter's debate.

 

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