This Is How Far Mainstream News Has Come On The Bali Nine
Newspaper front pages from 2006 to 2015.
Queensland's News Corp tabloid the Courier Mail today channelled the Australian public's pleas for mercy of the pending executions of Bali Nine ring-leaders Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan.
Wednesday's "please don't shoot" cover stands in stark contrast to some of News Corp's past newspaper front pages when reporting the Bali Nine.
For example, The Daily Telegraph broke news of the two men's death sentence on February 15, 2006, with the banner "NO SYMPATHY".
Underneath the banner is the sub-heading, "Their drug operation would have destroyed thousands of lives - now they'll pay with theirs."
"They were trafficking enough heroin to kill 8200 people - now, they will pay with their own lives before an Indonesian firing squad," read the news report.