The ABC owes Peter Dutton an apology

The ABC has been running this story about a 5-year old and Peter Dutton’s version of events for some time. I haven’t paid too much attention because it looked to me to be one of those he-said she said stories. But the other night Andrew Bolt reported that there was CCTV footage that better supported Dutton’s version of events.

Let’s first review the ABC line:

CASSIDY: I want to ask you about the recent disturbance at Manus Island. You recently linked that to a situation where you said that a 5-year-old boy was led away by three asylum seekers and that caused the mood to elevate quite quickly. Now, that’s not true, is it?

DUTTON: Of course, it is true.

CASSIDY: It’s not true.

DUTTON: It is true. And the briefing that I’ve had is particularly succinct and clear.

CASSIDY: Who gave you this information?

DUTTON: Well Barrie, I have senior people on the island. We also have obviously, significant contacts with the governor and people of Manus.

CASSIDY: You didn’t speak with the police commander, clearly?

DUTTON: I can give you the facts in relation to it or you can take the Twitter version.

CASSIDY: Well let me give you what I understand the facts to be. The boy wasn’t five, he was ten. It didn’t happen on the day of the disturbance, it happened a week before the disturbance and there’s CCTV footage outside of tent number one that shows the boy went inside and the people are packing fruit into plastic bags. They gave him the fruit and he left.

Barrie Cassidy is very aggressive in accusing Peter Dutton of lying. Astonishingly so – as he certainly can’t have first hand information as to the event. Note that he doesn’t say that person x disputes those events, he says, “It’s not true”.

Unfortunately for Cassidy, there is CCTV footage – as Andrew Bolt revealed. (Unfortunately I can’t embed the video clip – so watch it at the link).

This morning ABC AM is reporting events similar to what Peter Dutton alleges:

The Afghan refugee who brought a small boy into the Manus Island detention centre says he and his friends just gave the child some food, with the permission of security guards. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said bringing the boy inside the centre caused ‘angst’ among local community members and suspicion of sexual assault.

I’m happy to accept the Afghan refugee’s version of events that he brought the boy into the camp for the sole purpose of giving him some fruit. But the thing is this – he did bring the boy into the camp, the boy does look very young, and the authorities are investigating. All events, and facts, that the ABC has aggressively denied.

The ABC tries too hard to embarrass the government and conservatives generally. They go out of their way to push agenda. This is the same organisation that alleged that ADF personnel torture asylum seekers, the same organisation that aired a dodgy story leading to the temporary ban on live exports to Indonesia, the same organization that  aired a dodgy story on greyhound racing, the same organization that aired a dodgy story about the Don Dale youth detention centre, the same organisation that sacked Piers Ackerman from Insiders, and I’m sure threadsters can add to the list. This is the organisation that we pay over $1 billion in taxpayer funding to pursue its anti-Coalition agenda. That is bad debt – very bad debt.

What is even more astonishing is that it took less than two days for the ABC is actually track down the very Afghan refugee who lead the boy into the camp and gave him food coincidently after Andrew Bolt revealed the existence of CCTV footage. Yet they were incapable of doing so in the several days before the CCTV footage was revealed.

 

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88 Responses to The ABC owes Peter Dutton an apology

  1. Habib

    And the ABC is furiously accepting the reffo’s version as fact, and promoting it as such this morning, despite much form for kiddy-fiddling among that particular putsch of the persecuted. I reckon the locals are on the money, and they’ve had more than a gutful of these arseholes, who make Papuans appear civilised and reasoned in comparison. What say we give them all visas, and billet them all at the homes of ABC jabberwocks? Start with Trioli, there’s a lot who should be living in a hedge or dumpster.

  2. stackja

    ABC covers its behind.

  3. Louis

    But the ABC crowd are cool at all the kind of parties that Malcolm likes to be invited to, so nothing’s going to change.

  4. redress

    The ABC swamp needs draining……..start with the MD and the Board.

  5. John Comnenus

    The ABC should be market tested. It should be subject to the same cross media ownership and market presence rules that apply to commercial operators. That process would leave the ABC intact as it is in rural and remote Australia, but see it forced to wind back its operations in the major markets. I think the ABC’s commercial Left leaning competitors like Fairfax and the Guardian would be delighted by less competition.

  6. Fisky

    Very impressed with how Dutton drew these morons out. He’s been studying from the master (Trump).

  7. Norman Church

    I don’t know why Cats continue to spend time ventilating over the ABC’s inherent bias. It is disgraceful. It is a breach of the law of the land. It is extremely tiresome. But it is not going to change. When even so-called ‘hard right’ politicians like Tony Abbott prove themselves unwilling to tackle the problem or to cut ABC funding, the problem is never going to be solved. A better strategy would be to take the piss out of the ABC and its fellow travellers mercilessly and at every opportunity. It’s hard, I know, because a lot of what the ABC does is simply beyond parody.

  8. JC

    Good post.

    Dutton should sue Ol’Leather Face and the ABC.

  9. Cynic of Ayr

    No, I don’t care what Cassidy does to Dutton, or to anyone else. I don’t care that Cassidy lies, cheats and smears any and everyone who doesn’t agree with the ABC agenda.
    I don’t care what Jones says or does. Or any of the other half witted cheats and sycophants that work there.
    IF Dutton is so brain dead stupid, so naive, so moronic, that he appears on the ABC with Cassidy or any other ABC type then he deserves all he gets!
    I am sick and fucking tired of all this screaming and moaning about how the ABC smears this conservative, or baits that one, or rigs the audience.
    Does not Dutton realise, in his fog of admiration for Cassidy, that his mere presence means that he agrees with the ABCs action, disagrees with any notion that the ABC has bias, and agrees with the ABC’s smirking attitude that they are fair and reasonable. Is he really that stupid?
    I, for one, never, ever, watch an ABC program. No one with any desire for good information watches the cesspool! The only viewers are rabid lefties, or people why have to watch it as part of their work, so that can scream and moan as above.
    To Dutton, and all the other MPs – it’s dead simple. DON”T GO ON THE ABC! If you do – and you do not have to – you’re a freakin moron, and not worth a single conservative vote.

  10. Fisky

    Dutton is not stupid, I think he achieved exactly what he intended.

  11. jupes

    That is bad debt – very bad debt.

    LOL

    Gold Sinc!

  12. jupes

    I’m happy to accept the Afghan refugee’s version of events that he brought the boy into the camp for the sole purpose of giving him some fruit.

    Yeah nah.

    In the absence of donkeys and goats, I suspect the boy was lured into the camp for more traditional Afghan reasons.

  13. John64

    Quite so, Professor.

    However, the chances of Ol’ Leathery apologising to Dutton are about the same as the moon falling out of the sky. And he would wear a negative opinion piece about him in Catallaxy Files as a badge of honour.

    On AM this morning, TheirABC was in the same mode as it was after the first airing of the tortured asylum seekers story – doubling down on the lie. As on all previous occasions, this will be aggressively maintained until the bulltish story collapses completely, when it will be quietly dropped.

  14. Terry

    The ABC is not merely bad debt. It is catastrophic debt.

    It is not merely the $1 billion+ they suck out of the taxpayer every year.

    It is the collateral damage inflicted upon industry, the economy and the society it purports to serve.

    Free speech, energy policy, budget repair, border and immigration policy, aboriginal policy. The lists go on and on.

    Their “contribution” is negative to every issue they touch.

    The organisation should be privatised and let market forces have their way with the carcass.

  15. Cassie of Sydney

    “so-called ‘hard right’ politicians like Tony Abbott”. I really needed a laugh this morning. Priceless. The same Abbott who said on the eve of the election that there would be no cuts to ABC funding, the same Abbott who supported the NDS, the same Abbott who spruiked the paid parental leave scheme. I could go on. Abbott the soft left dill who gifted us the ALP Waffler.

  16. This illustrates the problem with any Liberal leadership change. There is an unspoken agreement with the luvvie media that they will refrain from shrieking if the Libs persist with Malcolm. Replace Malcolm with, say, Dutton and the shrieking will start again, no risk. If Malcolm’s replacement is in any way popular with the punters, electable even, the shrieks will be deafening and maintained right round the clock.

    Could we stand the terror of another Liberal leader eating a raw onion? Or looking at his watch while some dropkick sheila is droning on? The ABC will make sure we’re informed of such horrors right at the head of every news bulletin.

  17. H B Bear

    I’m sure the ALPBC staff co-op will deploy their rapid response Barbequed Refugee Squad to get to the bottom of things. And possibly Caro Meldrum-Hanna who doesn’t do gotchas so we know it is not #fakenews.

  18. lotocoti

    The ABC could subsequently run a Frontline doco and not be able to draw a line from A to B.

  19. Bill Thompson

    I visited their ABC at Southbank this morning in hopes of chatting about ABC News priorities with Barrie Cassidy, or other fatcats, as they arrived for work. Instead, I encountered ex-Treasurer & ex-Prime Minister, Paul Keating, & asked him about one of my old gripes as a retired ATO auditor – that time it was reported, while he was Treasurer, that he had lodged his own tax returns late! It seems the laws only apply to the little people!

    https://youtu.be/2b337xLYkHY

  20. mareeS

    The thing is this: Muslim men are allowed to fuck anything except a post-pubescent male capable of growing a beard, unless he is castrated. FACT.

    They are not allowed to eat a goat or sheep or camel that they have done the deed with, but they can exchange the beast with one that has had the same thing done unto it by their next door neighbour without suffering the hell fires.

    They can get off with girl and boy babies by putting their penis between the baby legs near their genitals and rubbing away until there is a happy outcome.

    Is this too explicit? Too much for sensitive minds?

    This is the reality of the Arab version of male sexuality in Islam, and is really, weirdly fucked.

  21. Hanson should leverage her party’s position and insist that the ABC be defunded so that this asset can be sold and put to good commercial use. She can use the treatment of Dutton and that bint with the clown face (Anzac hater) for solid reason.

  22. custard

    Presumably the ABC will just go into denial mode (fairly standard practice) just as they have done with YAM over her Anzac post.

    And yes Sinc, very bad debt! Well said.

  23. A Lurker

    I’m happy to accept the Afghan refugee’s version of events that he brought the boy into the camp for the sole purpose of giving him some fruit. But the thing is this – he did bring the boy into the camp, the boy does look very young, and the authorities are investigating. All events, and facts, that the ABC has aggressively denied.

    It is well known that young boys are used for sexual gratification in Afghan culture. Keeping that in mind – was the sole purpose of bringing the boy into the camp simply to give him fruit? Remember, Ali Jaffari.

    It is telling that the ABC leapt to the defence of the refugee, instead of expressing concern about the well-being of a young child.

    It is also telling that Turnbull, as his time as Communications Minister, did nothing to address the anti-Conservative mindset within the national broadcaster, and even more telling, has done nothing since becoming PM.

  24. incoherent rambler

    Earth salting time!

  25. danger mouse

    Led, not lead, please.

  26. Norman Church

    Cassie of Sydney #2366002, posted on April 28, 2017 at 10:57 am
    “so-called ‘hard right’ politicians like Tony Abbott”.

    Yep, don’t disagree. Chose my words deliberately and used inverted commas for extra emphasis.

    To my mind, the Abbott government was more DLP than Liberal.

    Mind you, everybody appears to be ‘hard right’ if, like the whole of the ABC and most of the MSM, one occupies a place on the extreme left of the political spectrum.

    The rapidity and extent of the drift left in recent years has been quite remarkable. Positions that were openly advocated by left wing politicians only five minutes ago are now considered so unspeakably beastly that they can only be whispered in darkened corridors for fear of sending multitudes of sensitive souls to the fainting couches.

  27. Sinclair Davidson

    Gentlepeople – we don’t need to speculate about the Afghan refugee’s motives. That is a matter for the authorities to determine. The point is that Dutton’s version of events better reflected the on-ground situation than alternate versions and the ABC were very aggressive in pursuing those alternatives. They have now very quickly found the actual person who is at the centre of the debate who also describes the situation as being similar to Dutton’s version – the question is, how come they couldn’t find him before?

  28. Sparkx

    You know things are bad when some of your left leaning (actually it is quite a tilt) acquaintances think the ABC is losing the plot. Unfortunately there appears to be no one who will force the ABC to adhere to it’s charter or make the move to privatise it. At least Pauline has the right idea. Here’s hoping she sticks to her guns.

  29. mareeS

    “How come they couldn’t find him before”?

    They already knew this person and had spoken to him, but as usual chose to do unreporting, so that facts did not get in the way.

    Is anybody so naive to not understand the ABC? Hear what they say, and then look for what they do NOT say, there you will find something closer to the truth.

    Sins of omission, you will find them all at their ABC.

  30. lotocoti

    the question is, how come they couldn’t find him before?

    Perhaps they did.

  31. C.L.

    If George Pell was accused of bringing a little boy into a church enclosure on the promise of giving him fruit, I’m sure the ABC would reject the claim out of hand.

  32. Habib

    Sorry Sinkers, but must disagree. Not all leftists are paedophile apologists, but all paedophile apologists are leftists. And the rockspiders themselves for that matter. As to the ABC, I really hope one of them veers slightly off reservation and says Kim Jong Loon has a silly haircut or the like.

  33. struth

    Cynic of Ayr

    #2365977, posted on April 28, 2017 at 10:32 am

    +1000

  34. mh

    I detect a pattern of behaviour from Leatherface:

    Barrie’s Shocker

  35. Robber Baron

    All federal politicians know the ABC has the power to influence election outcomes; more obviously, the ABC knows it possesses this power and ruthlessly uses it.

    It seems all public institutions have been captured by the left. There is nothing left for us to do other than to deny government of our money and our cooperation. Time do down tools and strike!

  36. Rob MW

    Public Officials making false or misleading statements are inherently illegal. Causing markets to close is a bashing offence along with ideologically biased stupidity/corruption.

    Cassidy should have his microphone surgically implanted in his large bowel so he can give a better more accurate run down on the day’s events.

  37. Boambee John

    Sinclaircat 1118

    They didn’t want to find him earlier – they had a story to tell that was too good to check.

  38. Boambee John

    Sinclair at, but Sinclaircat works too!

  39. thefrollickingmole

    Sinc is correct on the motivations, turning this into an unprovable allegation the kid was being groomed just falls into the ABCs tar baby.

    They need to be crucified for lying, knowingly, openly lying and doubling down on that lie in the face of evidence.

    1: A child was brought into an are by a male/males against the wishes of the parents.
    2: Due to previous incidents the community at large took this extremely badly and attacked the compound.

    Everything else is a distraction.

  40. jupes

    Gentlepeople – we don’t need to speculate about the Afghan refugee’s motives.

    It is relevant because speculation about the Afghan refugee’s motives by the locals was the reason for the disturbance.

    Why would PNG locals not trust Afghan men with their kiddies? Dutton was alluding to this distrust. The locals may not have been aware of Afghan culture before the reffos arrived, but they certainly seem aware of it now.

  41. Fibro

    LEST.WE.FORGET. the Magpies Tweet.

    Not a good week for the ALPBC and Manus Island, but they don’t care. Dutton has as much chance of an apology as she has earning an honest days pay.

  42. Jo Smyth

    The ABC have proved time and time again they are following their own institutionalised agenda. They want socialists permanently in power and they are being allowed to implement their agenda because the government will never have the guts to do anything about it as long as Turnbull is pretending to be the leader.

  43. Jannie

    The ABC is an independent republic, wholly owned by the elite Left. They make up the rules and they are untouchable. We get outraged, they sneer at us, nothing changes. Its groundhog day every day.

  44. Goanna

    I hope Mr Dutton carries a big stick and a long memory.

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The ABC is an independent republic, wholly owned by the elite Left. They make up the rules and they are untouchable. We get outraged, they sneer at us, nothing changes. Its groundhog day every day.

    Add to that that we have the dubious pleasure of funding these reptiles, and you have given a very good summary, indeed.

  46. Marcus Classis

    Well, this gives us another meaning for ABC.

    All Bulldust, Comrade.

  47. Sinclair Davidson

    It is relevant because speculation about the Afghan refugee’s motives by the locals was the reason for the disturbance.

    Yes – that was the suggestion. That has little to do with the kerfuffle between the ABC and Dutton. The ABC were denying the facts.

  48. incoherent rambler

    The ABC were denying the facts.

    Maybe better written as “The ABC continues to deny the facts.”

    Both statements are true. But consider other dis-information emanating from the ABC:
    “we’re all gonna fry!”
    “the sea will rise a 100 metres!”
    “the russians are coming!”
    “trump is hitler!”

    No surprise, in this case that the ABC has misled. People have come to expect nothing less.

  49. Howard Hill

    the question is, how come they couldn’t find him before?/blockquote>

    Because that would paint their allies as the scum that the rest of Australians know they are? They didn’t want to find him.

  50. cui bono

    The more they shriek the better.

  51. Defender of the faith

    Cassidy is very influential in the abc hierarchy. It’s people like him who drive what has been and remains a dull and unquestioned agenda of content preferences in the ABC and set the tone in its news. When was the last time you saw a typical evening news program that did not contain a gratuitous item in support of some friendly group? How many times do we discover that the primary evidence in a story is from a trade union? All this is very annoying but also it is making the ABC redundant in a world of choice. Sadly both the new chair and CEO have zero experience in making content of any kind. Most likely the abc will simply not be watched except by those of us who have little choice.

  52. Baldrick

    Not just the ABC:

    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton implied Manus detainees triggered a riot by angry locals by trying to molest a five-year-old. It was an ugly suggestion, and it is now time he proved it or apologise. – Andrew Bolt

  53. dauf

    The ABC have been a joke for years…anyone who denies a bias is clearly not competent to lead the ABC, the country or any organisation that requires perception and base level judgement. Useless Mal used it for his own selfish whitening etc (and perhaps they’ll eventually be a squealer who confesses to an insider deal within ABC management on this score…perhaps not, but nothing would surprise me these days)

    Old mate Bolt has always nailed it with the ‘its not the argument but the side that matters’ and his analogy with sports teams and the selective perception is perfect.

    $1.5 Billion for public broadcasting in the modern era with the internet is a sad sad joke

  54. Garry

    Does anyone seriously believe anything the ABC hyperventilates about these days?

  55. hzhousewife

    $1.5 Billion for public broadcasting in the modern era with the internet is a sad sad joke

    Except that a lot of us have slow and unreliable internet, and need some kind of link with the outside world.

  56. Hasbeen

    Robber Baron I don’t think the ABC has the power to influence very much at all.

    They like to think they have, but they are only preaching to the converted, & annoy, rather than influence the rest.

    As an ex ABC listener, the only place it is still tuned in at my place, is the alarm clock radio. The twits they have on in the morning these days get turned off the moment I hear them.

  57. Pat Warnock

    He won’t get it.

  58. Robbo

    This rubbish left wing propaganda from the ABC has been going on for many years and while I don’t expect a Labor Government to do anything about it, why the hell should they when the crap the ABC spews out totally supports their cause, but I do expect a supposedly Liberal Government to demand that the ABC comply with their non partisan charter. Of course we get nothing of the sort from the Liberals. They just meander along allowing the ABC to get away with whatever they want and they supply the bucketloads of taxpayer cash to fund it all. Just another reason why I will not be voting for the Liberals. To all intents and purposes there is little to distinguish them from Labor. At least Labor doesn’t pretend to be anything other than left wing
    and incompetent so we all know exactly what to expect if enough idiots vote for them to return to power. With the Liberals we get a PM who is a left winger and who has surrounded himself with a useless bunch of fawning arselickers with all of them pretending to be what they are definitely not.

  59. Dr Fred Lenin

    The Dr Fred Institute has come up with a solution to the alpbc problem .
    Float alpbc and the socialilist broadcasting comisariat as public companies on the share market. Pay out all employees entitlements ,super and pensions in shares in the company . If the recipients wish to cash in their shares ,they can sell them on the open market ,’I am sure there will be many investors willing to buy them , the studios and offices could be leased back to the two companies at market rates ,payable weekly . We at the Dr Fred Institute dont just study global colding . We are like pepper and salt ,in everything .

  60. Tim Neilson

    Not just the ABC:

    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton implied Manus detainees triggered a riot by angry locals by trying to molest a five-year-old. It was an ugly suggestion, and it is now time he proved it or apologise. – Andrew Bolt

    Baldrick, asserting that Dutton should prove or retract is neither dishonest nor unfair. Bolt has now given proper prominence to the evidence he’s been shown that vindicates Dutton.
    That’s totally different to the ABC televising Scrotum Face calling Dutton a liar, being proved to be wrong, and then frantically dissembling further rather than apologise.

  61. Tim Neilson

    Except that a lot of us have slow and unreliable internet, and need some kind of link with the outside world.
    But wouldn’t you rather link to the real world than to a fictitious one?

  62. Squirrel

    Had the refugee in question been a Roman Catholic priest, the ABC would have been in somewhat of a dilemma – at least for 30 seconds, or so.

  63. Squirrel

    On the broader subject of ABC costs and funding – with housing affordability and availability now being such a “hot button” issue, particularly in the inner suburbs of the capital cities, just think of how many socially useful people – nurses, junior police etc. – who could be affordably housed in accommodation built on the land currently occupied by ABC HQs in those cities.

  64. John constantine

    Their ABC got independent Stalinist candidate up in Indi, and Windsor and oakeshot were carried by their ABC.

    The whole independent conservative Stalinist lie is worth points when lied by their ABC to rural demographic that really o ly gets Fairfax rural papers and ABC TV and radio.

  65. John constantine

    Their fainefilth revealed their ABC agenda a while back, an Australia where elections are conducted between labor and the greens.

    Then turnfailure launched the outflanking from the left strategy.

  66. testpattern

    ‘Last night I asked Ronny whether duttons intrrvention helped his reelection campaign or set it back. ‘He brought my ppl together to support me. It also brought refuggees closer to locals. Same enemy’ he replied

    http://asopa.typepad.com/asopa_people/2017/04/ronny-knight-lives-to-fight-another-day-fight-he-will.html

  67. testpattern

    Mutton dutton caught lying again. Everyone knows the incident was caused by the disastrous turnbull visit an d-d-duttons disastrous statement that refs not taken by the U.S. would be left in png. What they don’t appear to know yet is whether a big man in moresby or manus was so angry he instructed the defence force to do this. No doubt canb is investigating, in the meantime dutton deflects with some bs to friendly media who help him peddle his lies. If they find evidence of the big man behind it, they’ll no doubt leak it to four corners then give an interview feigning surprise and concern.

  68. testpattern

    ‘This just another incident that will ignite again if…’

    ‘We don’t condone violence’

    Course not.

    https://newslinkpng.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/australia-slow-in-addressing-manus-asylum-issues/

  69. Jumpnmcar

    Yeah, nah, not feeding.

  70. Phil

    lotocoti
    #2366009, posted on April 28, 2017 at 11:03 am
    The ABC could subsequently run a Frontline doco and not be able to draw a line from A to B.

    Good old Frontline. That was my first experience of reality television.

  71. Texas Jack

    Dunno why Sinclair bothers to waste our time with non-stories around the ABC. They could say Dutton is a child molester and get away with it. It’s an organisation full of cockroaches defended by cockroaches with seats on both the Left and limp-dicked Right and everybody knows it (most crucially the staff in Ultimo and South Bank). You can nuke it, but no matter what it just keeps oozing shit. You can help put Abbott in the Lodge and the fucking things still oozes shit. It ain’t gonna stop oozing shit until Bernardi is PM. Best not to hold your breath.

  72. John constantine

    Their Libby price, multi decadal ABC bully pulpit activist, went to work at a newspaper in the electorate of Indi.

    Did a big ABC style gotcha on Mirabella, so the independent Stalinist could win the seat.

    Now being sued, without the crushing state funded resources of the ABC to destroy her victim.

  73. John constantine

    Their Libby was a massive user of ABC bully pulpit to destroy the cattle market in the name of social justice.

  74. AAA, oi oi oi

    The ABC were smart enough to recognise during Gillard’s term that Labor had managed to bake in enough ruinous spending with the assistance of a couple of turncoats, that the future of Australia was decided. Ridiculous unproductive, unaffordable spending that locked in another wave of guaranteed labor voting welfare recipients. you could see once it was locked in the ABC dropped all pretence of being even-handed and virtually became the $1B per annum marketing arm for the Labor party. All they needed to do with their tentacles reaching into every area of media was to spin enough left wing propaganda to ensure a responsible government could never get control of the Senate and their job was done.
    Combine that with the left wing immigrant-support industry welcoming-committee ensuring all newcomers are fully conversant with all of the perks of being a new arrival, and ensuring they know which party is responsible for it, resulting in the vast majority of new arrivals voting labor.
    finally we have the left wing education unions now running our schools; where the teachers take up with great alacrity the cudgels to brainwash kids with a ‘Labor good – Liberals bad’ mantra for the 12 mostly compulsory years they have our kids. the result being a constant wave of new voters heavily influenced towards Labor. From the results our education system produces probably the only thing our teachers do better is to teach political correctness and multiculturalism. Teaching the 3 r’s doesn’t seem to feature much.
    the result of the above could be seen within a few months of the worst government in Australia’s history incredibly being competitive in the polls within a few months of being kicked out. Any body trying to put things back on an even keel are frustrated by an ultra-populist “opposition” who lust for power even if it means raping the country to achieve it.
    The ABC had read these tea leaves when they ceased to have any pretence of impartiality. The only thing that continually leave me shaking my head is how the Liberals keep bending over and allowing them to do it.

  75. Rabz

    This morning’s JJJ news version:

    “The boy looked hungry and the kindly long suffering refugees led him into the camp for the purposes of giving him food and fruit.”

    You would have to be one of the most staggeringly stupid and gullible virtue signallers in human history or an ALPBC “employee” (BIRM) to believe such patently preposterous bollocks (BIRM).

    S.I.D.
    F.T.A.
    NOW
    FFS

  76. Jimf

    In this age of LNP ministers pooing their pants whenever a left generated “issue” emerges, the media elites are affronted , stunned and left without tactics when someone like Dutton just calls BS to this stuff. The media can’t believe his chutzpah. It’s just so out of step with rehearsed sound bites and responses . Personally I’m ambivalent about Dutton as an answer , but I love his “fuck you” defiance to the script . Turntoshit must hate him .

  77. iain russell

    Always Bloody Crap

  78. Helen

    Want a boiled lolly, little boy? How about a banana?

  79. Bacha Bazi

    The term that explains the whole situations.

    Animals

    The word that explains the whole situation.

  80. Fisky

    Hopefully these “refugees” will never set foot in Australia. Kevin Rudd promised as much!

  81. Fisky

    I’m happy to accept the Afghan refugee’s version of events that he brought the boy into the camp for the sole purpose of giving him some fruit. But the thing is this – he did bring the boy into the camp, the boy does look very young, and the authorities are investigating. All events, and facts, that the ABC has aggressively denied.

    I think whenever someone does something weird and inexplicable, there’s usually an ulterior motive behind it.

  82. cynical1

    Now stop it.

    The refugee knew no better.

    I’m still trying to find a culture where molesting women swimming near you is sanctioned.

    So far, I have one.

    Australia.

    As long as you are from Afghanistan.

    Thank fuck he went swimming and not to a Wiggles concert…

  83. Combine Dave

    Fisky
    #2366720, posted on April 29, 2017 at 11:15 am
    Hopefully these “refugees” will never set foot in Australia. Kevin Rudd promised as much!

    Coming to a safe school program near you (as their token muslim diversity hire)

  84. 2dogs

    Why can’t we just transfer everyone on Manus Island to Nauru? There are only 1200 or so in both places now, and Nauru has held more than that.

  85. Sissipus

    Used to rely on a.b.c. for international news, consequently I absorbed the local as well. Now I am a fan of Russian English language news site Rt. Beats anything that a.b.c. bbc. cnn puts out and I can believe them.

  86. done deal

    The ABC/socialist intelligentsia were smart enough to recognise during Gillard’s term that Labor had managed to bake in enough ruinous spending with the assistance of a couple of turncoats, that the future of Australia was decided. Ridiculous unproductive, unaffordable spending that locked in another wave of guaranteed labor-voting welfare recipients.
    You could see once it was achieve the ABC dropped all pretence of being even-handed and virtually became the $1B per annum marketing arm for the Labor party. All they needed to do with their tentacles reaching into every area of media was to spin enough left wing propaganda to ensure a responsible government could never get control of the Senate and their job was done.
    Combine that with the left wing immigrant-support-welcoming-committee industry ensuring all newcomers are fully conversant with all of the perks of being a new arrival, and that they know which party is responsible for it, results in the vast majority of new arrivals voting labor. Convincing them that all old generation Anglo Aussies are invading, Liberal voting, genocidal racists with no culture, and who deserve no respect, doesn’t hurt either.
    Finally we have the left wing education unions now running our schools; with the teachers in the social ‘sciences’ brainwashing our kids with a ‘Labor good – Liberals bad’ mantra with great alacrity for the 12 mostly compulsory years they have them. The result being another constant wave of naive new voters heavily influenced towards Labor. (From the results our education system produces, probably the only thing our teachers do better is to teach political correctness and multiculturalism. Teaching the 3 r’s doesn’t seem to feature much.)
    The result of the above could be seen within a few months of the worst government in Australia’s history being kicked out; the same people incredibly being competitive in the polls so soon after. Any body trying to put things back on an even keel are frustrated by an ultra-populist “opposition” who lust for power even if it means beggaring the country to achieve it.
    As soon as the ABC knew that the social welfare-state (& accompanying Greek style economic spiral) was irrevocably locked in they ceased any pretence of impartiality. The only thing that continually leaves me shaking my head is how the Liberals just simply keep bending over allowing them to do it.
    It also intrigues me why the right wing intelligentsia hasn’t twigged as to what’s gone on; writing endless reams of drivel about the reason why Abbot or Turnbull or any other Liberal aren’t competitive. Don’t they know after this long 30 year process the country, and their, goose is now well and truly cooked?

  87. testpattern

    ‘Just a little thing I learned when I was a qld cop …verballing’

    https://mobile.twitter.com/otiose94/status/858106484344840192/photo/1

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