The documentary film, Dead Men Can't Sue, demonstrates how the death of Schapelle Corby's father was ruthlessly exploited, as it opened the floodgates to unmitigated smears and paid-for fabrications. It examines how one journalist pursued these stories, and how publishers and corporations presented them as fact, systematically influencing public opinion. The film can be viewed as a whole (below), or in its constituent parts.
Longer versions of the interviews presented in this film can be viewed on the following web page: Eamonn Duff, Allen & Unwin, And Fairfax Media, along with other related information.
The constituent parts of the film can be viewed individually, by clicking the following links: Prelude, The Fairfax Reports, A Professional Investigation, Defaming The Living, An Inconvenient Truth, Misrepresenting Neighbours, Misrepresenting The Police, Misrepresenting Core Characters, Selling The Fiction. .
The Schapelle Corby case, and the role of the media.
THE FAIRFAX REPORTS
The facts behind the relentless reporting of Eamonn Duff, as syndicated throughout Fairfax Media titles.
A PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATION
The smears and fabrications were investigated by a professional Private Investigator, who turned every stone over a period of years, and with the advantage of a substantial budget.
DEFAMING THE LIVING
When the smears and fabrications stretched to living persons, they had to be unceremoniously withdrawn by publishers Allen & Unwin.
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
How the proceedings and outcomes of two court case were simply overlooked, including the wholesale dismissal of the evidence of a person central to the fabrications.
How a neighbour of Mr Corby was misrepresented, in his own words.
MISREPRESENTING THE POLICE
How police officers were repeatedly misrepresented.
MISREPRESENTING CORE CHARACTERS
How core characters entwined into the fabrications were misrepresented.
SELLING THE FICTION
How the fabrications were provided with wall to wall media coverage, and how the wider establishment endorsed and promoted them.
The Role Of The Australian Media
Of The Expendable Project