Reprinted from the Anarchist
Age Weekly Review
384 24-30 January 2000, page one.
Raymond Hoser, the anti-corruption
crusader who's despised by the mass media has been instrumental in exposing
more dubious media practices in Victoria. Late last year Raymond Hoser
set the cat among, the commercial radio pigeons when he exposed the cosy
arrangement that 3AW's Steve Price, had been able to arrange for himself
Just in case you think that the front
page treatment of Bruce Mansfield's demise in the Melbourne Age
was due to the Fairfax boys and girls fearlessly following a story, think
again. It looks like the Age was once again following in the footsteps
of the anticorruption activist Raymond Hoser. In late September Hoser had
a letter published in the Ad-News and the West Australian
which called into question the practices of some of Melboume's 3AW staff.
Interestingly Bruce Mansfield, the
3AW presenter who was pushed off the air by 3AW managers, had Raymond Hoser
on air on his program on 3AW a few days before he got his marching orders.
After his letter appeared in the West
Australian, 3AW's lawyers got in touch with Raymond. Believing he was
about to be dragged through the courts, Mr. Hoser went to the Australian
Broadcasting Authority and the rest is history. The only problem with this
version of events is that no one has given credit, where credit is due
and Raymond Hoser's work has once again been used by the mass media without
them acknowledging his contribution to the anti-corruption struggle.
(Actually I was wrong).
In the Anarchist
Age Weekly Review No.382, I did an article about how David (Raymond)
defeated Goliath (The Age) and I said Raymond's books on Victoria
Police Corruption 1 and 2 were published on the net. Raymond
has told me that these books are not on line publications, they are 'hard'
books totalling 1536 pages.
AUSTRALIAN'S AGAINST CORRUPTION,
PO Box 599, Doncaster Vic 3108, Australla.
Tel 0412-777-221 or (03)
visit his web site on