BLOKES STAND ACCUSED OF DISPLAYING AN INTEREST
... but by whom?
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.
Labor and the Greens are spitting chips in Senate Estimates over the name of Barnaby Joyce’s accuser being disclosed. A WA woman, Catherine Marriott, has accused him of sexual harassment. To avoid further media scrutiny Barnaby has wisely referred the complaint to the police.
Barnaby implied that he would not have resigned if this accusation had not been made, saying it was, “The straw that broke the camel’s back”.
If I had pinched Ms Marriott's bum I'd expect a Xmas card for life. So why the Green/Labor hysteria over the disclosure of Ms Marriott’s identity, first published in “The Australian”? We already know Barnaby's identity!
We are playing a very dangerous game if the names of accusers can be kept secret while the accused suffers public dishonour, and in Barnaby’s case, as with others, humiliating personal damage and the loss of a career.
It opens the gate for the destruction of men by anonymous females who seek (or who are paid to seek) the downfall of any public figure.
If deemed to be unlawful for a female accuser to be named without her permission, it flies in the face of judicial probity. The accused must retain the right to be faced by his accuser.
Acting Prime Minister at the time, Mathias Cormann, described the accusation as “very serious”. Hmmm, how would Cormann have known it was "serious"? Or was he following his leader's feigned surprise when Turnbull had been aware of Barnaby's predicament and had been discussing it in the PMO for months.
His artificial bonhomie at the Tamworth celebration of Barnaby's New England by-election win was sickening!
Sexual harassment can be anything from a wolf whistle to opening a door for someone who doesn't want it opened. It's what one conceives to be "harassment" in this new fantasy world of feminism.
Damning all men except Bill
It was Hillary Clinton who said women who complained of being harassed, “should be believed”. Without the right to know the accuser, there seems nothing more injudicious than that, but we are talking Hillary Clinton here.
Another vagina denier
There are enough devious women available here in the Green/Labor brigade to cause irreparable damage to innocent men in public positions.
I’m pretty sure I could find a woman in no time to claim sexual harassment in return for a couple of grand, especially if I could assure her of anonymity.
Election campaigns would be a very fertile area for harassment accusations in future.
Naturally, they are falling like nine-pins at the hated Fox News