"OH, YOU DON'T GET ME I'M PART OF THE UNION...."
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.
Try spearing eels in a bathtub with a broom handle with the light off and you'll find it's even harder to nail Dastyari and Shorten. There is nothing more slippery than a Labor politician in the shit, yet somehow Shorten has managed to project himself as a responsible leader in disciplining a little Iranian rat while the Iranian rat complains that his kids are suffering. Crumbs!
"I'll need another stem of bok choy please, Mr Chink, Sir."
But both have managed to deftly redirect the focus away from treason and back on to what Dastyari had already been savagely bum-beaten with a piece of cold bok choy for last year. Namely his verbal reversal of Labor policy on China's incursion into the South China Sea.
The first beating hurt, the second was excruciating
Yes, yes, we already knew about that, yet the media is agreeing with Shorten and letting it all go as a "silly little boy" thing, completely ignoring the more important current case of clear treason.
Here's the truth: As reported here earlier this week, ASIO had briefed Turnbull, Shorten and Di Natali on the danger of getting too close to Chinese operatives. How did ASIO know about this danger and that Dastyari was skating on thin ice? Well, it obviously explained, thinking it would go no further, that they had bugged the Chinks' phones... that's how ASIO tries to operate.
So when the Iranian rat told his Chinese counterpart to dump his cell phone and, "come outside to talk", one would wonder how the rat knew about the cell phone taps, I mean the rat himself certainly wasn't briefed by ASIO, was he? He was the dangerous little dickhead ASIO was concerned about!
ASIO can pee further than it can trust Dastyari, who they already knew was on China's payroll and up to no good... and that was what the brief was all about. It was a warning, primarily to Shorten, to to put a lid on Dastyari's subversive activities. They couldn't brief Shorten without also briefing Di Natali and Turnbull.
So there are only three people who could have passed on that phone tap information to the rat, who in turn warned his Chinese billionaire "mate". I mean he knew him well enough to send him his private bills that were due to be paid.
So who could have passed on the ASIO briefing information to the rat? Now I'm only guessing here, but I don't think it was Di Natali and certainly not Turnbull... yes, of course, it must have been Shorten! Yes, it could only have been he who passed on the ASIO brief to his mate, the grubby little Sussex street, union crook.
Getting clearer yet?
Thus, slippery Shorten's advice to his little un-Australian rodent mate was to concentrate only on what he had already been punished for with a wet Chinese vegetable last year, namely reversing Labor policy when speaking to the Chinese, therefore it was not a firing squad matter at all, only an internal Labor Party matter that should be left to the Party machine to fix.
Chinese billionaires have many Australian friends who need money.
The rat wisely followed Shorten's instructions and not one word about the treasonous act was mentioned by Shorten... nor was it mentioned by the rat himself in his pathetic non-apology to the Senate.
Not one member of the media pulled either of them up and asked, "Yes, yes, we know all about that, but what about Dastyari warning the Chinese that their phones were tapped?"
No, no, no, to ask that would inveigle their precious Shorten and they couldn't have that now that the keys to The Lodge are almost in his back pocket.
The obese little far Left darling of the ABC, editor of news.com.au, deftly avoided mentioning the Dastyari affair over the entire week until he was asked on Sky about it: "It's funny" he said (paraphrased), "The bloke is getting punished twice for the same 'infringement'". Yeah, Malcolm Farr (above), we are all rolling around the floor clutching our stomachs, it is so damned funny!
Turnbull assisted Shorten, as he always seems to, with his bank RC backflip and now with the media's help, and as I said on Wednesday, "This will go no further", it will be lost in the grey noise of next week's tumultuous Parliament,
sorry, but this is a fucking outrage... give us our country back!