He seemed to miss the part of the proceedings where Judge Mark Taft threw out all of the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutionsâ€™ case against Droutsas and thought it would make good television to chase him down the street in an attempt to recreate an undignified perp walk. Droutsas was right to not to respond to his inappropriate approach.
Given the judge had just ruled that the prosecution had failed to present a case of sufficient standard that it even merited consideration by a jury, it seemed a little ungenerous and unreasonable and even unethical to present the situation as otherwise than a complete vindication.
VEXNEWS understands that it is quite a rare event indeed for cases to be thrown out at this stage
Still seemed less than tranquil when intercepted by a VEXNEWS investigator inquiring of the TV star what his name was.Â He seemed rather miffed we werenâ€™t familiar with his identity already and tentatively offered his name.
When asked whether he would apologise for his networkâ€™s now proven false claim that Droutsas was involved in what they described in the fast-and-loose manner of a news service with forty minutes to kill as a â€˜fraudâ€™ he declined to comment which we suspect can be interpreted as a â€˜no.â€™ When asked how he could defend such sleazy and inaccurate reporting, he was silent, an approach no doubt part of Channel 10 news bimbo training.
It could be considered that Christopher Still allowing a false impression of this kind to remain in the mind of his audience could itself constitute a fraud, if as loosely used as Christopher Still used the term.
And this is the traditional media which (with some very honourable exceptions) goes out of its way to criticise VEXNEWS for being a â€œsmear siteâ€ linked to either the Liberal or Labor party depending on their mood.
Out of pity and sympathy for the somewhat hunted look on the young ladâ€™s face, we didnâ€™t pester him with further questions. We will let his conscience be his guide in future.