'THE AGE' PROVES WHAT WE ALL KNEW...
it's just another Left wing Fairfax rag
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.
Any doubt as to where ‘The Age’ places itself in the political spectrum is lost in its blind and embittered editorial this morning: A tearful entreaty for Gillard to stand down so that Abbott may not take the reins of Government.
This (now tabloid) paper is emblematic of all that has but destroyed the traditions of our once great Press.
‘The Age’ makes no secret of its hatred for Abbott: “Labor has implemented landmark reforms!”
To be honest, I can’t name one, but it adulates further:
“We do so with all respect to Ms Gillard, recognising that in the three years she has occupied the Office of Prime Minister - most of it under the vexing circumstances of a hung Parliament... we now fear outright control of both Houses may be delivered to the Coalition.”
It gaggingly continues: “Australians deserve more than to be thrown scraps of policies couched in negative terms, or policies that are not properly scrutinised and debated.
“As it stands, the Coalition is being given a free run... too many of the Coalition's proposed policies, some little more than slogans, are sliding through.
“Mr Abbott is being allowed to run almost entirely unchallenged with his preposterous claim that a Coalition government would ‘stop the boats’”.
Is stopping the boats “sloganeering” when anyone with a mite of respect for our sovereignty would, without question, stop the boats immediately, as would any other nation?
Editor, and St Kilda supporter, Andrew Holden, would do well to stop cravenly hiding behind ‘The Age’ masthead and put his name to his biased drivel and, while he is there, answer properly the 2011 accusations of phone hacking.
Holden is a Lefty lightweight, an out of touch ABC groupie who panders to the inner suburban far Left and Green gophers.
An embarrassing interview with this unintellectual intellectual in ‘Crikey’ displays his Kiwi ineptness:
“It was not what you’d call a stellar performance by 'The Age’ new editor-in-chief Andrew Holden, who went on the Jon Faine program on ABC Melbourne to score some points at News Limited’s expense about that company’s reluctance to reveal its digital circulation figures. Rather ironic, given what happened next.
“When Holden was asked by a talkback caller whether 'The Age' would be developing an Android app, he answered in a way that revealed he didn’t know that the paper already had one—a point revealed after the interview by several listeners who tweeted in to say that they were listening to the program on their Andriod devices! Oops.
“Earlier in the interview he had failed to explain 'The Age’s “buy the weekend papers and get the weekday ones free” subscription deal.
Faine had to tell him that such a deal existed. During the course of the interview, he also revealed the age of one of his female reporters—and promptly apologised on air for doing so. This was information he was privy to because he has just signed off on her redundancy.
“For those Fairfax employees considering their futures, the boss’ performance would not have inspired great confidence.”
No damage, it was only the ABC’s darling of the far Left, Jon Faine, whose audience comprises family and friends.
Those major Fairfax shareholders (including Gina Rinehart) who would reform this broken organisation are being frozen out on the basis of suspected politically opposed views.
[In essence it’s an editorial contract to further the cause of Labor that board members must adhere to.]
Unfortunately this Fairfax tabloid is destined to follow others in the stable to the nearest fish and chip shop.
Non-subscription on-line news is now recognised as the only source of truth in reporting.