Well said

My good friend Alan Moran sent this through.

It doesn’t matter that the tax was ruled out days before last year’s election, or that the Climate Commission was stacked with partisans, or that the package was cobbled together by a clique operating behind closed doors, or that essential features of it were leaked in advance to “reliable” journalists, or that the government dodged parliamentary scrutiny, or that the legislation will be rushed through to redeem Gillard’s faltering “shoe leather” campaign, or that her sales pitch boils down to repetition of shonky terms like “carbon pollution”. It doesn’t matter because the public doesn’t matter.

Fantastic stuff – read the whole thing; it gets better.

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11 Responses to Well said

  1. m0nty

    How does this defence of free expression gel with today’s attack on the ABC on this very blog six hours ago? Which is it: Sinclair’s Voltairean stand for freedom, or Judith’s jackbooted crushing of dissent?

  2. Barry White

    The right tone at last.

  3. Sinclair Davidson

    m0nty – there is no basis for the government owning a media organisation.

  4. JC

    Motnty:

    You have backwards. Firing this bunch of knaves of the public payroll is actually respecting freedoms.

    Fran Kelly or fatty Jones shouldn’t be peddling any position on the public airwaves.

    You don’t understand what it is you’re even advocating.

  5. Fleeced

    Monty, wtf does government ownership of a tv network have to do with freedom?

  6. JC

    Monty, wtf does government ownership of a tv network have to do with freedom?

    Python is afraid that if we close down that leftwing infested rat hole (the ABC) Da Murdoch will take over his mind and brainwash into a blabbering right winger.

    Basically he’s scared, Fleeced… he’s scared of Da Murdoch.

  7. .

    Which is it: Sinclair’s Voltairean stand for freedom, or Judith’s jackbooted crushing of dissent?

    Which involves collecting taxes backed by the power of a gun to fund politicised reportage?

    W.T.F. monty?

  8. PSC

    I think this line of argument is fundamentally pretty daft. These publications have print runs in the hundreds of thousands. Alan Moran’s own prose has graced many a kitchen table by virtue of their wide distributions.

    The forces of censorship arrayed against our doughty conservative warriors are nothing if not terribly ineffective.

  9. JC

    The forces of censorship arrayed against our doughty conservative warriors are nothing if not terribly ineffective.

    These forces… like Tubbsie Milne, Uncle Bob, Crazy Conroy and Duck Bum.. You mean these forces trying to stop Da Murdoch effecting regime change.

    (Please hurry)

  10. C.L.

    Brilliant column by Moran.

  11. Sinclair Davidson

    CL – Alan’s not the author AFAIK – he emailed it to me.

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