As experienced and seasoned victims turned starfighters and whistleblowers, we have identified Seven Deadly Syndromes and Media Cover-Ups. We described them in an executive summary and an 11-page document and published them as a blog post. We started publishing victim stories in May 2010, before Victims Unite was born in August that year.
The realities of the internet change the realities of the mainstream media:
- websites are news agencies, blogs are opinion shapers, petitions are influencers, LinkedIn profiles are business cards
- Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are ‘platforms’ that can’t compare with ‘professional’ radio, press and TV
- Likes, Friends, Followers and Favorites are votes by clicks and social klout
- the People’s Voice TV became only possible thanks to crowdfunding.
So why should I re-publish when the Daily Mail exposes a white-collar criminal? I guess it feels good not to be a lone wolf in the cyber-wilderness any more:
One of Britain’s longest serving coroners is jailed for plundering £2million from the estates of dead people
Alan Crickmore served as coroner for Gloucestershire since 2002, during which time he plundered the estates of dead trustees in a ‘frantic’ bid to relieve the debt of his own law firm. He was jailed for eight years today.
29 November 2013
- Coroner guilty of stealing from dead (bbc.co.uk)