THE FACT-CHECKERS GOT IT WRONG:
Earlier this year, the CEO of The Shrine of Remembrance, Dean Lee, cancelled plans to light the sacred site in LGBTQ+ pride colours, citing "threats against his staff" for backtracking on the controversial move. In the absence of any tangible evidence presented by Lee and the media to back up these claims, Rebel News Australia chief Avi Yemini took on the story the mainstream news outlets refused to investigate, in a bid to find out details about the nature of the alleged threats.
THE OFFICIAL NARRATIVE WAS QUESTIONABLE:
While interviewing sources at the Shrine, Yemini captured on camera Victoria Police's protective services officer, who was in charge of security at the site, refuting the claims made by Lee. Rebel News then followed up with Victoria's Police Media team, which confirmed that: "police had not received a formal report."
BUT THEY BRANDED OUR REPORTING AS FALSE:
RMIT marked Rebel News' story as false, detailing its findings in an article title: "Staff at the Shrine of Remembrance did receive threats to their safety which Victoria Police are investigating."
Its article reported that "claims by far-right activists that the Shrine of Remembrance CEO fabricated safety threats against staff are unfounded."
At the time when Rebel News published the reports, no evidence of threats has been reported anywhere.
THE TRUTH IS ON OUR SIDE:
Here's exactly what we're going to do:
- We just filed a blockbuster lawsuit against RMIT in the County Court of Victoria. We're not backing down and now the university is taking things extremely seriously, lawyering up with one of the top law firms in the country.
- We believe we have a great case and this is an important fight. This is possibly the first case in which the self-appointed gatekeepers of truth will be exposed in a court of law, and we have viewers like you on our side to fight for what's right.
- We’ll keep telling the other side of the story. That’s our whole reason for existence — to provide an alternative to the regime’s official narrative and we won't be moved from that position and branded as "false" by fact-checkers, who often have a biased partisan position, without a fight.
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