The media is pox-ridden whore!
Ok, perhaps that’s a little bit politically incorrect and maybe I should start again…
The media should stop and take a long hard look at itself…
Nah, that doesn’t really express my outrage.
I guess, if anyone reads this in future years, they’ll wonder who on earth I’m referring to here, but I couldn’t help but wonder why a certain senator was given the lead story for the nightly news yet again, when all he’d done was call a press conference to tell us that he wasn’t sorry.
Now, let’s stop and think about that. HE called a press conference to tell the media how he felt and they dutifully lapped up his comments, before giving people the chance to condemn them. Yes, let’s whip a bit of anger. I mean, that would have been the last thing that he wanted. Lots of publicity for the forthcoming election. And lots of people telling us not to vote for him, because, well, the sort of people who are likely to vote for the senator in question are clearly going to listen to other politicians.
Yes, I’m sure some of you are thinking what’s the point of not naming him when everyone knows which senator has created all the fuss with his “Those who live by the sword, die by the egg” comments. I just couldn’t bring myself to give the man even one more mention of his name. Perhaps, even this helps in his drive to be noticed, but at least if you’re reading this and you don’t know who I’m talking about, I haven’t alerted you to his existence.
Of course, I did delete a certain senior politician’s name from a recent piece that I wrote. Apparently, the PM’s office got all hot and bothered when Waleed Aly suggested in a response to Christchurch something that was widely reported in 2011 and threatened defamation action.
A rather interesting response, given Scott didn’t threaten to react so litigously when it was reported way back in 2011. I guess it was different then. It wasn’t being said by a Muslim.
A couple of Liberals suggested that we should look at Scott Morrison’s response to Christchurch. Personally, I’d prefer to watch the end of “The Great Dictator”.