response: regarding “Green ideas must take blame for deaths” (12th February)

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show details 5:10 PM (2 hours ago)
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Dear Kelly,

Recently you contacted ReaderLink. The following outlines The Herald’s response:

Miranda Devine’s articles appear in The Herald’s opinion pages, and like all our opinion pieces her article is intended to stimulate debate and discussion among our readers. Much of this debate takes place in the daily Letters pages.
To respond to Herald opinion pieces you needs to send your comments to: letters@smh.com.au .

Your interest in Herald Publications is appreciated and has provided us with valuable feedback.
Please quote 00138031 if you wish to contact ReaderLink again.

Regards,
Justine & Ben

Contact us:
readerlink@mail.fairfax.com.au
02 9282 1569
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Kelly Tall

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show details 7:21 PM (2 minutes ago)
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(Apologies I pressed send too soon – )

Dear Justine and Ben

“Your interest in Herald Publications is appreciated and has provided us with valuable feedback.
Please quote 00138031 if you wish to contact Rea
derLink again”


I am telling you I am never buying anything from Fairfax or visiting another Fairfax website because of an offensive article. 

Her article was NOT designed to stimulate any debate and discussion, it was to INFLAME it and promote hatred.
She was calling for a group to be lynched. 
This is irresponsible.  
It is journalism at it’s worst.
It is not what I expected from the Sydney Morning Herald.
This is a tragedy and shocking that you would allow this to be printed in response to this tragedy
You are not the tabloid in this market so why are you acting like it? 
Do you have a standard response you always say about Miranda Devine’s articles? 
Do your editors care at all about how disgusting her piece was, or are they happy about all the anger and hatred she has stirred up, the hits it has probably driven to your website which in turn gives you something nice to tell the advertisers?
I don’t care about the letter pages. I want YOU to know you have lost a reader. 

Kind regards
Kelly Tall

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4 responses to “response: regarding “Green ideas must take blame for deaths” (12th February)

  1. Pingback: GOODLINX: Fairfax’s reader relations; Perth scam ads; Hijacking the Oscars - mUmBRELLA

  2. brendan

    bugger, now you won’t be able to read today’s inflammatory (pun intended) article…

  3. ABC’s Media Watch took issue with the afforementioned piece also. Not sure if you saw that episode. They should have something up, in the archives.

  4. kelpenhagen

    Hi Oliver – I missed it, but will look it up on abc to see if it’s still there

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