Anonymous comment writer “Tim” is invited to provide evidence that …

Comment on Online hate speech by leading tourism figure by Erwin Chlanda.

Anonymous comment writer “Tim” is invited to provide evidence that I have a “some sort of set” against Mr Thompson.
His efforts in running a bus company in a small Australian town and serving on a tourism industry body are acknowledged in the report.
“Tim” may like to expand on that with facts rather that unsubstantiated claims.
I am very comfortable comparing my efforts, with those of Mr Thompson, for the wider Central Australian region in which I have worked as a journalist since 1974.
Included are these:
I co-founded an independent newspaper with a readership averaging 20,000 (Google Analytics), now in its 26th year of publication.
I produced thousands of television news, current affairs, magazine and documentary reports for all Australian and several overseas TV networks (USA, Europe and Asia).
I invite “Tim” to consider the quality and amount of national and global attention the region received from that over my 44 years in the town.
Erwin Chlanda, Editor

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