It is unfortunate that media does not ask questions, even when given ample opportunity, and report quotes. They could seek statements from her husband, and from the co-worker of whom she was said to be with until 1:30AM.
Regarding her husband, it has been asked what to make of him not denying harming Gillian.
Answer: from the media reports we have, he was not accused, nor asked if he was involved, or was a suspect. He could have been asked about a polygraph, for example, but media did not ask any direct or strong questions. Putting straight forward questions to him would let the public know if he is a suspect or not; instead they chose to focus on peripheral issues.
Aggressive journalism would have already spoken to him, to Gillian's co workers, and even to others around the bar that night.
The reporting has, "the witness says..." but not "the witness said, "..." with direct statements.
In the case of Baby Lisa, we had witnesses' exact quotes available for analysis. These tested "deceptive" and "unreliable" in that case.
Journalists could have easily asked Thomas Meagher:
"Have you taken a polygraph?"
"Do you plan on taking one?"
"Do police suspect you?
What do you say to those who think you may be involved?"
Questions along these lines would allow him to clear himself immediately. We cannot say "he did not deny involvement" because it does not appear that he was given reason to.
Very poor journalism.
With anyone else that comes up, from the man in the blue sweatshirt, or others there, these are normal questions asked by journalists that, through the lens of analysis, give us answers.
UPDATE: A MYSTERY man captured on CCTV talking to Jill Meagher before she disappeared was earlier seen running after her, a witness has claimed.
The witness says new CCTV footage given to police shows Ms Meagher walking unsteadily along Sydney Rd oblivious to the man running towards her.
The witness has told police a car did a sudden U-turn towards Ms Meagher as a man wearing a blue hoodie closed in.
The new CCTV showed the car and also a second man walking some distance ahead of Ms Meagher, the witness said last night.
Police last night would not confirm the witness reports.
The Homicide Squad earlier released several minutes of CCTV footage showing Ms Meagher, in which the blue hooded man can be seen walking in front of a Brunswick shop on Sydney Rd between 1.39am and 1.43am on Saturday.
The man can be seen casually talking to Ms Meagher for 40 seconds as she holds her phone outside Duchess Boutique, just south of Hope St.
A man can be seen looking back towards Ms Meagher before she comes into the screen with the man in the blue top.
Police say they are now looking "more and more" at the possibility Ms Meagher was abducted close to home.
The breakthrough footage was uploaded by police at the Sydney Rd dress shop on Tuesday morning - the same day detectives also examined Ms Meagher's home for any clues as to what might have happened.
Today marks the sixth day since Ms Meagher disappeared in the early hours of Saturday after a night out with her ABC colleagues.
Homicide detectives set up an information caravan on Sydney Rd yesterday.
Homicide squad Detective Inspector John Potter said Ms Meagher had not made it home after leaving Bar Etiquette at 1.33am.
Police now know that Ms Meagher crossed Sydney Rd from east to west and began walking north towards Duchess Boutique. The footage captures her at 1.43am, looking unsteady on her feet and checking her phone.
Multiple cameras are on both sides of Sydney Rd.
There is a missing five seconds in the video released yesterday, but police say it has not been edited.
Det Insp Potter said seven people, including Ms Meagher, can be seen walking past the shop as cars, taxis and a tram pass by.
Police want to