I hadn't caught the title of the programme until it aired. "The Dishonouring of Marcus Einfeld." What? Sounds like something done to him. The title should have been "The Dishonour of Marcus Einfeld".
I also noticed that there was a an aboriginal woman, a character witness, who talked of all the good works that Einfeld had done in the aboriginal community she was from.
SARAH FERGUSON: But Einfeld did get results in Toomelah. Housing sewerage, roads and water were all improved.Read the transcript here, it's unbelievable how Einfeld talks of deliberately lying, then excusing it, and talking of not being a bad person.
And a bridge was built to enable the locals to get out when the river was high.
MADELINE MCGRADY, TOOMELAH ELDER: It was just so overwhelming for us as Aboriginal people living in despair and poverty all our lives, and to suddenly have this man walk into our community.
It was just unbelievable. Like I said, you know, to us at that time he was like, South Africa had a Mandela. We had Justice Einfeld come into our community. And that's exactly the way we felt about it.
This opinion from a viewer is beyond belief!
Author JACQUI119More inside about Einfeld's comments and views while championing of illegal immigrant/detainees here.
Date/Time 23 Mar 2009 11:38:54am
Subject Marcus Einfeld
Having known Marcus Einfeld for 15 years and all the good work and work he did tirelessly for the underdogs of Australia and his friends and community gratis I think it disgusting that Australia has repaid him this way. a man of honour with no criminal record has been treated worse than a murderer or rapist!! What a sick society we live in. Humans make mistakes and having suffered the fall from grace both in terms of reputation and financial ruin - is that not enough??