Month: December 2012
Imagine if an Australian politician told the UK to get out of the EU so we could negotiate a FTA and NZ-like CER movement of people arrangement.
After observing the rise in popularity of Ukip and the rise of anti-European sentiment generally, the issue was raised by President Barack Obama in a video-conference call with the Prime Minister on Tuesday. It was also high on the agenda of a visit by a US national security council official to Downing Street and the Foreign Office earlier this week.
If you need anymore evidence on just how morally bankrupt the ABC is then read on.
A COMPLAINT by former ABC chairman Maurice Newman over a radio program that linked scepticism about human-induced climate change to advocacy of pedophilia has been dismissed by the national broadcaster.
He said comments by the network’s science reporter Robyn Williams in a November 24 broadcast of The Science Show were indicative of a broader failure of the “public interest” test at the taxpayer-funded ABC.
“What if I told you that pedophilia is good for children, or that smoking crack is a normal part and a healthy one of teenage life, to be encouraged?” Williams said at the top of the show, which was dedicated to discussing attitudes on climate change.
“You’d rightly find it outrageous. But there have been similar statements coming out of inexpert mouths again and again in recent times, distorting the science.”
In his written complaint to ABC managing director Mark Scott, Mr Newman raised the issue of personally “offensive and defamatory” material and content that compared climate sceptics to pedophiles “more generally”.
I’m surprised Newman even bothered to make a complaint. ABC Audience and Consumer Affairs has something like a 99.99 per cent rate of rejecting claims against their ABC.
Newspoll has has rescued its credibility for 2012
With Greens’ primary support unchanged on 11 per cent and based on preference flows at the last election, the Coalition opened a clear election-winning lead of 54 per cent to Labor’s 46 per cent.
Every other poll (Galaxy, Essential Media, etc) has the ALP down by a similar margin.
This week a pair of idiots at 2Day FM boasted about getting private medical details about the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy by impersonating members of the Royal family. Apart from being a gross invasion of someone’s privacy, events have turned even worse:
An ill-advised stunt by a pair of Australian shock jocks took a tragic turn when a nurse they tricked in order to get confidential information about the royal baby committed suicide.
2Day FM is basically a bastion of nearly every gross, juvenile, leftist scream imaginable.
As late as 5pm yesterday, more than seven hours after Mrs Saldanha’s death, 2Day FM’s website was still plugging its royal scoop, which one of the presenters insisted was just a “big fat joke”.
From the moment I heard their silly, adolescent giggles and the poor nurses’ polite replies, I saw the prank as another example of the casual, tacky, thoughtless cruelty that has infected popular culture like a plague – on radio, on television and increasingly on Twitter and other social media outlets.
What if it was your pregnant wife in hospital or mother at work? Time FM radio and their listeners grew up.
Costello says that even if Gillard is found not to have breached the WA criminal code, her involvement in setting up the AWU-like slush fund and her current responses to the latest round of questions have been highly unethical.
Incidentally, I have a good deal of respect for Michael Costa continually going on the Bolt Report to speak the truth about the ALP. He must be hurting to see what has become of his own political party.