The following goes to show the success the AFL have used the media to control the entire narrative surrounding the saga.
This comment came from a Hawk's supporting colleague who told me the other week that even though she doesn't like James Hird the media had pushed him too hard and for too long.
Despite that this comment came out of her mouth today, completely serious, completely straight faced: "Hey there was a good article in The Australian today about James Hird, I feel like the reporting of the story has been a bit unbalanced the last couple of weeks"
So there you go, if something comes up that pushes the story back into the media after 1.5 weeks of not purely anti-Hird diatribes apparently the reporting of the story is somehow fucking unbalanced!!!!!