MEDIA IN A WORLD OF THEIR OWN
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.
Almost all media has taken an opportunity to slam Abbott over his Commission of Audit. The trouble is it’s not Abbott’s audit. It’s merely the thoughts of independent commissioners who are free from political fallout, yet the ABC is hyperventilating like a bunch of Greens at a miners’ picnic while Press Page ones are screaming budget bastardry.
Media is displaying its deep-seated hatred of Abbott and it’s clear they will use every means possible to attack the fireman rather than the arsonist.
Fairfax’s Canberra Times headlined the report: “Commission of audit: a crusade of dated ideology and dead ideas”. Apart from not understanding that a colon should be followed by a capital letter, The Canberra Times remains lost in a world of its own inept little socialised city.
Obviously there will be a tough budget brought down in two weeks’ time. It will be a response to six years’ Labor-Green damage yet not a word is to be read or heard about those responsible for the destruction.
Instead, Green and Labor culprits are being given extraordinary air time to lambast those who the electorate voted back in to fix the damned mess. Looks like Abbott’s in for a tough trot.
If you doubt media’s bias toward Labor, observe the lack of air time given to Gillard’s aiding and abetting of a million dollar fraud 17 years ago compared to accusations that someone may have seen Abbott punch a wall 32 years ago.
Mainstream media is still being dragged kicking and screaming to even acknowledge the political irresponsibility of Gillard and Rudd, let alone her and his criminality.
People were killed because of the actions of Rudd. That sounds like involuntary manslaughter to me, and I’m not too sure about the involuntary bit, because he was warned numerous times that deaths were likely to occur.
Four deaths occurred because of Rudd’s purposeful failure to rectify his lethal program.
Rudd’s solution was to sack his Environment Minister Garrett, the very same person who warned him on no fewer than six occasions of likely accidents and the very same person he ordered to do it, while continually ignoring his warnings!
But that’s the repugnant Rudd for you! And where are the headlines now the Royal Commission into Pink Batts is underway? Well, they’re busy screaming Abbott’s “likelihood” of breaking promises due to an independent report on bringing the budget back to surplus! WTF?
Let’s face it, Abbott commissioned this report expecting its recommendations so he could back away from them, well some of them, and we don’t know what yet.
Abbott has known of the report for weeks and he has already responded positively, yet insufficiently, to a recommendation regarding his precious PPL farce.
It should be noted that Commission Chairman, Tony Shepherd’s more “adventurous” recommendations wouldn’t be effected for 35 years.
Abbott won’t be around for mainstream media to attack then... fortunately, neither will mainstream media.