‘Veracity’ has a new definition at Fairfax: Aveo video proves falsehood but no retraction

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Aveo has proven that a Sydney Morning Herald/The Age article written by Adele Ferguson and Sarah Dankert is factually wrong and have demanded a retraction and correction. However Sean Aylmer, Fairfax Editorial Director, responded:

“I have spoken to our reporters and editors and am confident in the veracity of the article. As a result Fairfax will not retract or correct the article.”

Under the headline “Shocking death of 90-year-old found sunburned against a tree investigation – Aveo practices exposed”, the article stated: “Iris closed the door behind her and found herself locked out; trapped in a quadrangle, with no escape.”

Apparently it was a 40° day.

Aveo provided Fairfax with THIS video which clearly shows that sadly Iris was within metres of a gate to the open suburban street. It was not a quadrangle she was in but a dedicated access path to that gate, which many residents use. She was not trapped. For the benefit of Fairfax the definition of the word ‘veracity‘: conformity to facts; accuracy.


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