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Friday, 25th July 2014

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Larry Pickering

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, recently returned to the fray over concern that news sources are being threatened by the Gillard Government.

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HAMAS IS WINNING THE WAR

...the media war that is

As horrific footage of the slaughter of Palestinian women and children reaches into lounge rooms across the globe, pressure is reaching the United Nations with silly talk of Israeli war crimes. Foreign journalists who are competing fiercely for the most gruesome shot, are strangely missing in action when many of thousands of Hamas rockets reach Israeli suburbs.



LAKEMBA LADS’ CALL TO ARMS


PUTIN RIDES AGAIN

...to find the trigger-happy hoon and hand him over

Barack Obama’s sanctions solution is just as stoopid as all his other “solutions”. Economically isolating a powerful global player started World War II and the US has already filled its quota of starting wars.



WHACKY JAQUIE A LOGAN BOGAN


AIDS CURE DISCOVERED BY ABC's Q&A

It took a little coaxing but a typically carefully selected audience attending the ABC’s infamous Q&A program, convened last night to discuss AIDS, inadvertently unearthed a foolproof cure for the disease.


PUTIN IN A WORLD OF PAIN

... as is Malaysian Airlines

As the UN Security Council meets to thrash out a resolution damning one of its five permanent Members, Russia’s “action man”, Vladimir Putin is frozen in “inaction” between two awful options, with either likely to see him humiliated and banished to the Siberian salt mines.



FACEBOOK BOWS TO THE LEFT


NETANYAHU'S 'FINAL SOLUTION'

Benjamin Netanyahu has taken extraordinary steps to limit Palestinian civilian deaths yet he knows Hamas cannot be defeated without them. Palestinians, who cheered each of the thousands of rockets that howled their way toward Israeli suburbs, are now asking if it was worth it. And Israel needs them to ask that question of Hamas.


THE AWFUL TRUTH BEHIND MH17

Conspiracy theorists are having a field day: The Israelis shot down MH17 to deflect criticism from their invasion of Gaza. Putin shot it down to kill 100 ‘poofters’ on their way to Melbourne for an AIDS conference. Ukraine shot it down knowing Putin would be blamed. Ukraine shot it down because they thought it was Putin’s private plane... endless nonsense, and it will continue, but the truth is... well, the truth is exactly what it appears to be.


THE FRAGILITY OF FLIGHT

... was it only for the birds?

As reported earlier this week, “... air travel could be rendered all but impossible.” Sophisticated measures taken to ensure the safety of an aircraft prior to take-off will prove pointless if any one of thousands of sophisticated surface-to-air missiles can destroy it from the ground.


THE TIME HAS COME THE WALRUS SAID ...

George Brandis said the retrogressive, undemocratic Section C of the Discrimination Act will be redefined (that’s polispeak for abolished) to allow for free speech regarding ethnic matters. Of course the ever-predictable Left went into a turbocharged spittle of “racism”.


CARBON TAX (AND THE GREENS) ABOLISHED

Tony Abbott has just achieved better than he was hoping for. His refusal to guillotine the filibuster in the Senate debate on the Carbon Tax Repeal Bill, has forced Bill Shorten to declare in both Houses his platform for the 2016 election: “There will certainly be a Carbon Tax under the Government I lead”.


JULIA SURE COULD PICK 'EM

The CFMEU is finally in the spotlight as the Royal Commission tears apart its countless layers of corruption, thuggery, blackmail, bribes, death threats and blackballing.


50 years of good journalism and bad profits

In 1964 there was no national daily and we were very close to having a different national broadsheet. Very few knew that Fairfax was secretly planning to take the ‘Canberra Times’ national when Rupert Murdoch beat them to the punch.


IT'S ALWAYS THE CHILDREN WHO SUFFER MOST

It’s a credit to the jury system that Gerard Baden-Clay has been found guilty of his wife Allison's murder and no reasonable person could have found otherwise on the evidence.


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