Maybe too accurate and embarrassing for the frail stomachs and fragile spines of the enablers
"You will have to sit down and talk to your son about personal responsibility"
"Yeah right oh, what's his name then?"
Bill Leak a cartoonist for The Australian news paper is in serious hot water for portraying probably the core issue accompanying the two week rat feast that followed the ABC program on youth detention at a facility in the Northern Territory.
The over the top click bait show where managing a seriously recaltricant young Aboriginal male with an extensive record of trouble with authority led the TV show to reveal a youth tied in a chair with cloth around his head and compared it all to The alleged treatment of terrorists at Guantanamo Bay where the US processed and detained some really naughty people offshore on Cuba and an equally infamous facility Abu Ghraib in Iraq
In a week where it was revealed that a police woman in Ukraine had died after contracting TB from being spat on her mouth by an infected prisoner, the cloth was a "spit guard" for the safety of facility officers and the youth was in the chair for his own protection from self harm.
Just pause for a moment and ask what other measures could have been employed for a repeat offender to be restrained for the safety and protection of all parties.
The biggest factor that led to that outcome was the breakdown of family and community who failed that young person so talk of such unconnected facilities is journalistic destructive mischief making in the extreme.
Bill Leak's satire encapsulating cartoon was obviously just too close to the root cause of the epidemic being dealt with by authorities of drug fuelled chaos being spawned in the Territory.
There is a serious disconnect between freedom of speech and politically correct hand wringing where being dobbed in is the kneejerk reaction rather than any analysis of what the message being offended by is trying to impart.