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Tuesday, 24th January 2017

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Larry Pickering

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.

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CADBURY COPS A JIHAD

It was first reported in the US this week that Cadbury is in real trouble with its export market. After having paid the Indonesian Halal Certification mob the correct protection money, the Malaysian Health Ministry has found traces of pork DNA in its products. All hell has broken loose.


BENDIGO BANK'S LITTLE BOMBER

Bendigo residents will know of a certain Mr Donald Erskine who appears to own, or have his fingers in, much of everything that ticks in the city.


WHO WAS REZA BERATI?

... a report from someone who was there

Well, he certainly wasn’t an “asylum seeker” or a “refugee”, as the ABC continually refers to him as. He was a well-heeled Iranian illegal immigrant who was beguiled by the promise of a land of milk and honey where people are actually paid not to work.


ANOTHER LABOR LAND MINE LEFT FOR ABBOTT

Only Kevin Rudd would put an angry Islamist and an angry New Guinean in the one room and expect both to walk out alive. But Labor was leaving Abbott another landmine, this time in P-NG.


GRASSBY IS DEAD...

but his insidious 18C lives on

When an “It’s Time” campaign swept the Whitlam Government to power in 1972, Australian hearts were full of hope. That hope soon turned to despair as we witnessed the rag-tag bunch of crooks, incompetents and union thugs that followed him into Parliament.


THE TERMINAL TOUCH OF McTERNAN


GUESTS OF THE UK WHO DECIDED TO STAY

Australia now has 374 mosques and in each immediate area housing values have plummeted to as low as half their former value.


CLIVE IS UP THE POINTY END

... but who with?

Neither Tony Abbott, nor anyone else for that matter, has the slightest idea how Clive Palmer will vote in the Senate, and neither does Clive. Having a discussion with him is like trying to juggle ping pong balls on a big dipper.



CHANNEL 10 NEXT FOR SKID ROW

There is one common factor in the ongoing disintegration of Australia’s media... the Left wingers are now the first to be shown the door.


RACE STAND HAS DAMAGED GOODES

Footy fans gasped as Adam Goodes stopped a major AFL match to point out a 13 year-old girl who had just called him an ape. He then pointed to two security men demanding she be evicted from the ground and she was, humiliated, crying and confused in front of a 60,000 gobsmacked crowd. Now when Adam gets the ball he’s booed, so what has he achieved?


JOE PLAYS HOCKEY WITH JONES AND WINS

... well, sort of

Standard and Poors, the world’s leading (albeit notoriously inaccurate) ratings agency, says Oz had better get its budget under control or risk losing its AAA credit rating, and that sort of international commentary is music to Joe’s ears. Apparently Clive Palmer, the ABC and the Left of Fairfax are all wrong! We DO have a budget emergency.


A MESSAGE FROM DICK SMITH


A NEW PARADIGM FOR THE PREMIERS

At last the ABC and Fairfax pitbulls are able to sink their teeth into Tony Abbott. They can smell blood and they don’t intend to let go. They have waited a long time to avenge the death of their dear Julia and they are going to enjoy every last minute of it.


IS DADDY DANCING IN THE DARK?

Joe Hockey is gambling his career on a ploy to save Tony Abbott’s and the odds of it coming off are slim. If it does, it will be a political coup that trumps all others and a coup de gras that sinks Labor.



KEV IS RESPONSIBLE

... but others are to blame

I always knew why I didn’t like Kevin Rudd but now I know why his Party despised him. He really is a piece of work. His performance yesterday before the Commission, and under weak examination, was a shameful summary of who Kevin Rudd really is or, I hope, was.


POOR UNCLE KEV WANTS HIS DAY IN COURT

Presiding Commissioner in the pink batts Royal Commission, Ian Hanger, will have had very little sleep last night anguishing over whether Kevin Rudd is legally able to defend himself in open court.


A HOLE IN THE BUDGET AND RALPH’S TESTIMONY

... but nothing serious

Commentators seem to have missed Joe Hockey’s master stroke, this budget reverses the ideological centralist dream of Gillard. Forget the broken promises and unrealistically conservative forecasts, this budget is all about the next election, and the next election will be all about a GST increase.


MEDIA SCRAMBLE TO CATCH UP ON JULIA

Coverage is scant and opinion pieces scarce as media’s Left belatedly attempts to catch up on a Gillard story it swore didn’t exist. Now the intrepid reporters will need to do some homework.

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