The local paper - an actual paper, The Courier Mail - has been rubbing itself all over the Baden-Clay murder case here in Brisbane. Or it was a murder, until the Court of Appeal decided there wasn't enough evidence of premeditation to carry a murder verdict and dropped the convictiction to manslaughter. It upset a lot of people, but excited the sales department at the Courier which spotted an issue perfectly calibrated to move more papers.
They've been giving front page encouragement to a campaign against... er... against... hmmm... protesting the court thingies... er...
Well, a lot of people were understandably upset that the odious Gerard Baden-Clay seems to have gotten away with murder. Even though he's still doing time for manslaughter.
I stayed away from the Courier's role in the rallies and protests of the last week because it would be unseemly to brawl over it. But today's Blunty does address the wider problems of turning criminal justice into a reality TV voting system.