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Introducing The Patriotic Broadcasting Authority And Coming Out Going Back Honours!

One thing Donald Trump’s done is make it so much easier for people to show exactly how out of touch they really are, now that they’re no longer constrained by political correctness gone mad…

Although as I’ve often pointed out, many of the people complaining about political correctness don’t seem constrained by it at all. However…

Anyway, I was gratified to read about Brain Burston… Whoops, sorry, Brian Burston (no, not the guy from “Breaking Bad”, the new One Nation senator) and his speech calling for the ABC to be sold and a new “Patriotic Broadcaster” to replace it.

Senator Burston’s reasoning was that the ABC was a Marxist organisation and he’s dead against that sort of ideology because in those Marxist countries there’s no freedom of expression and you have state-run propaganda through the national broadcaster. There’s not “one conservative program or anchor” in the entire organisation. Take that, you lefty, Amanda Vanstone.

But it wasn’t just the ABC that was in his sights. No, this member of the party that calls itself “One Nation” was also concerned that we’ve let other nations in, telling us that immigration was responsible for all the “Car-jackings, home invasions, flash riots, drive-by shootings and of course when citizens object, endless complaints under Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, administered by the ethnocentric Human Rights Commission”! Yep, there were no complaints under 18C before we had foreigners and car jackings were non-existent back in the nineteenth century. A time when we were doing great things which is unfortunately no longer pride of place in our schools. As the good senator told us: “The acknowledgement of country ceremony, recited in school assemblies across Australia, finds no place of honour for the British and other European explorers and pioneers or the nation they created.” Yep, there were no home invasions back in the nineteenth century unless you’re one of those who take the black armband view of history that suggests that’s exactly what white folks did to the indigenous population.

We were also treated to a wonderful bit of nostalgia about how great the sixties were when the proper people were in charge. I just wonder how a man with views like that could possibly have joined a party run by a woman when we all know that she should be back in the kitchen preparing babies or whatever it is that those mysterious creatures do.

I guess our new patriotic broadcaster will be the perfect place to honour those wonderful people who have come out as heterosexual. In case you missed it, while launching a book Stealing from a Child: The Injustice of Marriage Equality, Senator Abetz reflected on the terrible discrimination by the media against those coming out as heterosexual… No, I am not making this up… He wasn’t taking about all straight people, just those who’ve ceased – what’s that expression – batting for the other side… Damn strange expression when I think about it. Surely if you’re gay, you’re batting for the same side. Anyway, I was thinking of starting a flood of complaints to Senator Abetz’s office along the lines of:

“I’m a good clean-living chap who’s never even entertained an impure thought about another man – in fact, I even disgust myself when I take my clothes off to shower! So why aren’t you honouring me? It’s discrimination and it’s just typical of you people.”

Yes, when the Donald said that he was pleased that the Republicans were deserting him because it freed him from constraint, you had to wonder what he on earth he was stopping himself from saying. Similarly, when you listen to what Abetz says in public, you have to wonder what he says without the filters on.

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  1. Pappinbarra Fox

    Back in the good ole daze cars had to have a chap walking in front of them waving a red flag. Must have been a commie thing. There was not one reported jacking in all that time. That’s what we want now. Yes sireebob.

  2. wam

    hahaha, Rossleigh, what a beaut piece, the imagery of your words had me starting the day with a smile.
    Patriot the ABC has always been. Nationalist was the aim of the rabbott. Success?
    Heard virginia wondering what makes trump tick and concluding his polls are high because Americans are not as well informed as Australians? The irony of that was scrolling underneath was moody’s assessment of our ‘fastest growing AAA economy despite debt’.
    Since the rabbottian’s have tripled the debt the size of the lie shows how weak labor seems to a layman.
    Surely this government has done ^&##8 all but borrow, spend and commit Australia to sending $billions and jobs overseas. Why doesn’t labor begin every interview with a dig at these economic twits and lib lies? Why is there no labor pressure of joyce the man is ripe for a ‘laugh at..’??

  3. Kaye Lee

    Paul Barrie, host of Media Watch, said on air that he voted Liberal. Malcolm Turnbull is his MP.


    Also, the IPA is hugely overrepresented on ABC panel shows the Drum and Q&A.

    June 2011 to June 2012 on the Drum….

    The combined total of all progressive think tank appearances came to 27, leaving them still well behind the 39 made just by the IPA. The other two conservative think tanks, Centre for Independent Studies and the Menzies Research Centre, chalked up 17 and five guest spots respectively. These additional appearances brought the total conservative appearances to 61, compared to 27 from progressives, and five from independents.


    Q&A favours certain think tanks over others, with the IPA having 4 staff members making 11 appearances, while no representative from The Australia Institute has ever been seen on Q&A.


  4. Rossleigh

    Kaye Lee, when has One Nation ever let facts or evidence influence its beliefs?

  5. Doug

    Thought Erica would have changed “his” name to something more “manly” after “her” sex change surgery.

  6. Adrianne Haddow

    Well done Rossleigh. Once again shining a light onto the buffoonery of the One Nation loopies.

    I think the director of the new Patriotic ( or is that Propaganda ) Broadcasting Commission should be Michelle Guthrie.
    She has shown us what she can do in that line, with her changes to that awful ABC.

    She has made it less ‘lefty biased’ and far more entertaining, but also more educational. We now have to exercise our critical thinking skills to determine what is fact and what is IPA propaganda when watching/reading Aunty. The Australian version of Fox nonNews.

  7. Martin Bryce

    Life was so much simpler and so much more fun when we were just banging the rocks together.

  8. mark delmege

    If our media owning mining oligarch didn’t give his boss millions of dollars worth of free TV time …. I guess our media owning mining oligarch would rather fruit loops in parliament taking votes than having lefties take up the slack, you know it makes sense. I mean who needs an organised left when you can confuse the puck out of a country with a self loathing haters.
    Now about the ABC its time there was a cleanout. Its time they got in some people with an understanding of journalism and ethics and standards.

  9. Harquebus

    “The media I’ve had a lot to do with is lazy. We fed them and they ate it every day.” — Michael Deaver, former aide to President Ronald Reagan

  10. jim

    Hey,great post KL ,”total conservative appearances to 61, compared to 27 from progressives, and five from independents”. You’d think Labor would be all over this given the disparity at least a call for a RC into our rotten media and it’s rules. And how the LNP intervene

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