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The source of Adam Bandt’s rant against Major General (now Senator) Jim Molan: “....Di Natale’s source is even worse than Britain First. That “UN special rapporteur” is Swiss academic Jean Ziegler, a radical who once claimed genocidal Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe...
Moral Narcissism is the almost schizophrenic divide between intentions and results now pervading our culture — is the new method for feeling good about yourself. It no longer matters how anything turns out as long as your intentions were good, that you were “moral.” And, just as importantly, the only determinant of those intentions, the only one who defines that morality, is you
we’re left to wonder in the case of Robert Doyle, just who are the real sexual harassers. In terms of proportionality, just how bad were his alleged crimes and misdemeanours? Do they warrant the witch hunt, the Salem like witch trial, public humiliation and hospitalisation we see unfolding?
Ethics and its constraints are rarely front and centre in deliberations within the ABC. Reporters blatantly obscure the truth, distort by selection or emphasis, and add their own commentary, often with a sneer. Prestigious current affairs programmes devoted principally to sensationalism defame individuals and industries on the basis of old film or material supplied by outside partisan groups and presented out of context. Australia has reached the stage where news from its national broadcaster is no longer trustworthy. It is now thirty-seven years since the Dix Report on the ABC. It’s time for another root-and-branch investigation of this billion-dollar elephant before it goes further out of control and does more damage to the villagers who own it and the unvarnished, un-slanted truth they pay for and are entitled to hear
The most confounding aspect of the response to “the memo” is the Left’s hysteria over its release to the public. For days their adherents have been ranting and raving about the “national security” dangers, the damage it will do to “the investigation.” Now that we have read the memo, it is clear there are no national security issues. That was a lie, a feint. The Democrats know very well that the swells at the FBI, DOJ, DNC, NSA, State, and the Clinton campaign contrived to sabotage the Trump candidacy and after the election to submarine his presidency.
Eventually, I realized that the Western media were even more insidious than the Soviet controlled news outfits. Many Russians knew that Pravda and Izvestia were propaganda arms of the Politburo and discounted their stories as rubbish; many Westerners, on the other hand, are readily deceived.
Talk about conspiracy — And to think that they nearly pulled it off.
So cock sure were they of a Hillary win which would have seen the myriad crimes and misdemeanours quietly laid to rest as if they had never happened. That is why, 12 months on its become a knockdown drag out battle for survival. Forget about Democrat credability, that’s long since shredded. An interesting read from Victor Davis Hanson that draws all the threads together.
This is a reality check of staggering stats and facts from Cory Bernardis’s column in the Weekend Australian — Debt addiction taking its toll —
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Kevin Rudd’s infamous $42 billion stimulus package. It was a dark day in Australia’s history when the economic surplus that the Howard government had prudently built up over 11 years was scandalously frittered away.
So it seems transparency and the disinfectant of sunlight is ok as long as it’s only exposing the other side. With a motto like “Democracy Dies In The Darkness” its ironic that the Washington Post been running dead on this for no other reason that to keep its readers in the dark. On the release of The Memo, Kimberly Strassell of the Wall Street Journal remarked:
“..I’ve been in journalism all my life and I have never, ever seen the press corps fight so hard against transparency..”
It seems to many that there’s a culture of self indulgent navel gazing and victimhood at work in all of this while many, much more recent arrivals from a multiplicity of backgrounds and cultures, barely able to speak English in many cases, just get on with it and avail themselves of the same free health care, education and opportunity that’s equally available to aboriginal Australians.