Bolt Attack – Tony Thomas reports

Over at Quadrant Online (be sure to subscribe) Tony Thomas describes the aftermath of the attack on Andrew Bolt:

Andrew Bolt was ambushed and assaulted by a trio of thugs at 11.55am today as he entered Il Gambero Restaurant in Lygon St, Carlton to speak at a book launch.

Bolt was unhurt.  Two of the thugs wore ‘hoodies’ to conceal their faces, according to witnesses, and one was filming the ambush.  The thugs came off worse. Bolt, who is tall and strongly built, told his audience shortly after about his self-defence:

“It is important when you have a chance, if you don’t mind, because I am an alpha male. You need to assert your masculinity even in times like these. It is important to smash one of the f*****s in the face (audience laughter) and when you have knocked him down, to kick him in the balls.

“I should not have said that word, I hope it goes nowhere…Western civilisation after all. They would hold it against Trump too, wouldn’t they?”

He continued, “I beg them to release the video they were making of it , release all of it.”

Astonishing – a politically motivated attack on a journalist in broad daylight on the streets of Melbourne. And yet – no twitter coverage, no stories in the media. Nothing. Contrast that with the immediate confected outrage against our good friend Roger Franklin last week.

Update: Tim Wilms reports:

It was Midday and we were all awaiting Andrew’s arrival which we had been informed was minutes away. I was very nervous myself as MC for the event, as I wanted to put on a good show for the attendees as well as for the speakers. Then all of sudden a familiar face at these events rushed up to me to tell me Andrew Bolt had just been attacked on his way in by two assailants and had thrown punches at him.

My heart sunk, this was not the welcome I wanted Andrew Bolt to have to our event. After our initial reaction of shock and horror we learnt that Andrew was fine and that the event would proceed as planned. Andrew emerged after cleaning himself up, he had been doused with red and blue die. But undeterred, like he has been for his entire career he emerged to give his speech almost unflustered.

We soon learned that it was his attackers who came off second best, Andrew courageously fought back and sent the cowards running. We also learned that there was a third person who was there to film the attack for the assailants, it was clearly a well-planned ambush. Andrew commented after he fought back that whichever group arranged this attack they would dare not release for fear of their members being exposed as weaklings who can dish it out but can’t take it.

Update II: Sky News clip. If you can identify those individuals call police – 8379 0800

Update III: Andrew has a short note at his blog:

Luckily the cameras do not capture me kicking one between the legs. I cannot have my children see me acting like a thug.

Never mind his children – I suspect kicking someone in the nuts would be an excessive use of force in self-defence. Mind you, we’re yet to plumb the UK’s “Run, Hide, Tell” level of surrender-monkeyism.

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76 Responses to Bolt Attack – Tony Thomas reports

  1. rickw

    And the police were…. down the street eating cannoli.

  2. J.H.

    Aww… I wanna see the video of a hooded and masked Leftist getting his ass handed to him by Bolta.

    I bet they don’t have the guts to post the video.

  3. Robber Baron

    I’ve notified a friend of mine in China to spruik it up there amongst the expats; but alas, he tells me that Bolt’s website has been blocked by the Chinese Government. The Left are truly losers in life.

  4. alexnoaholdmate

    And the police were…. down the street eating cannoli.

    You never leave the cannoli.

  5. Habib

    Nut, clogs an’all. Good on him. Needs to happen more often, including financially. Companies fucked around by these twerps need to sue them into 3 reincarnations of bankruptcy whenever they hold a fatuous protest that interupts production or any other disruption.

  6. Robber Baron

    Perhaps the girl wanting to have a selfie with Bolt was in on it.

  7. Rabz

    “Confronted” by protesters?

    Attacked, more like.

  8. Jessie

    Robber Baron
    +1

    A mob of sick cowards 3 (4) onto 1

    We all hope Andrew had his steel-caps on.

  9. BrettW

    “I suspect kicking someone in the nuts would be an excessive use of force in self-defence”.

    Disagree.

    By kicking the coward in the nuts he is taking him out of action as knows there is till another attacker and the who knows that the photographer might do.

    Note how attacker came from behind. Pathetic.

    Good on Bolt.

  10. Carpe Jugulum

    Mind you, we’re yet to plumb the UK’s “Run, Hide, Tell” level of surrender-monkeyism.

    I suggest an alternative to that ‘Draw, Aim, Fire’

  11. hzhousewife

    Perhaps the girl wanting to have a selfie with Bolt was in on it.

    Looks like she was shoved out of the way pretty briskly.

  12. Northshore Redneck

    When you are attacked by two people who have thrown something in your face, there are no rules.

    Given the threats made to Bolt, who knew if it was acid? Who knows if a knife will follow? There are very real and reasonable fears for his life at this point.

    With that adrenaline dump, the shock, possibly compromised vision, multiple attackers – it is completely reasonable to go as hard and fast as possible to disable his attackers.

    I think his reaction is an excellent example to his children and to every upright citizen. Do not be a victim, make the criminals feel the consequences of their actions.

  13. BrettW

    The photographer is a moron. Whilst the two cowards made an attempt to cover their faces the photographer openly showed his face.

    Can any legal types come up with an offence the photographer may have committed assuming can not locate the cowards.

    All Melbourne Cats should be carrying the photographers photo. Even better how about putting up Wanted posters in the leftie type suburbs. Make them sweat.

    Is it too much to expect VICPOL might actually detect the case. It is an attack on the Press and should be taken seriously.

    Hope Herald Sun puts photographers pic on front page and in their paper every day until he is found. Even better offer a reward.

  14. Sinclair Davidson

    I suggest an alternative to that ‘Draw, Aim, Fire’

    Completely agree – it’s time John Howard’s gun control laws are repealed.

  15. srr

    It really is past time to declare ANTIFA a terrorist organisation –

    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸‏Verified account @JackPosobiec 5h5 hours ago
    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 Retweeted Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸

    At this point Antifa is more than simply a terrorist group.
    They are an armed insurrection and must be treated as such
    ..
    Antifa Weapons and Bombs Confiscated by @PortlandPolice
    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/871967521594802176

  16. Sinclair Davidson

    Is it too much to expect VICPOL might actually detect the case.

    Yes, I reckon so. The only way the Victoria Police would be interested in catching those guys would be if they were speeding to and from the scene of the crime.

  17. Nerblnob

    I was thinking it would all be a bit pushy shovey handbag but it looks more than that.

  18. candy

    I hope we can find out who the masked attackers were, probably not though. Cowards and thugs.

    Probably some kind of Greens/Get-Up members. Not working class men, too busy working.

  19. duncanm

    Is it too much to expect VICPOL might actually detect the case.

    they have more important things to attend to.

    Missing – 20yo in zebra onesie.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    “It is important when you have a chance, if you don’t mind, because I am an alpha male. You need to assert your masculinity even in times like these. It is important to smash one of the f*****s in the face (audience laughter) and when you have knocked him down, to kick him in the balls.

    Holy crap! I have an enormous man crush on Bolt now.

  21. H B Bear

    Can any legal types come up with an offence the photographer may have committed assuming can not locate the cowards.

    Pretty sure it would be assault as he shared a common purpose with the other two.

  22. H B Bear

    The only way the Victoria Police would be interested in catching those guys would be if they were speeding to and from the scene of the crime.

    Or if they thought Pell had fiddled with them 25 years ago.

  23. Bruce in WA

    Completely agree – it’s time John Howard’s gun control laws are repealed.

    Sorry, your Doomlordship Doctor Professor Sir … it ain’t NEVER going to happen in Australia now. Not.a.fucking.chance.

    And as a an addition to a discussion on civilian carry the other day, when I couldn’t comment, I think it is a marvellous idea, with one or two clarifications. These would be my criteria for civilian carry:

    • Safety/responsibility training (pref. NOT by the guvmint) with a 60% pass mark.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the law concerning self-defence
    • Competency/safety check … demonstrated, on a range
    • Physical/mental competency. Now I know THIS one is going to cause a shit fight but I don’t give a flying fig. I do not want a drug-induced psycho in charge of a Colt .45!

    This is not dissimilar to the CCW training my brother-in-law in the USA has had to undertake and pass for his CCW licence.
    • Background check … we (gun owners) have this already.

  24. Strayan Drongo

    Hey Sinc, I’m starting to think the same about the gun laws for the first time ever. Melbourne home invasions are no joke.

  25. Siltstone

    I guess ABC would be interested in Bolt if someone alleged he punched a wall at a university in 1977….othersise, no

  26. Fisky

    Guns may be banned, but helicopters are still legal. Leftists can be packed onto choppers and pushed into the ocean.

  27. Up The Workers!

    Damn!

    The one time Andrew Bolt DOESN’T wear his wooden clogs, THIS happens!

    Next time the ‘Usual Suspects’ stage a street march shouting their “What do we want, and When do we want it” mantra, pounce on the bloke who is shouting in a shrill soprano voice.

    HE’S your man!

  28. Jannie

    Its time for some lawyering. Bolt was ambushed, it was a planned premeditated assault and battery. The attackers should be prosecuted to the maximum, which means spending time inside. The fact that Bolt is a capable male should not allow the system to excuse the attackers. Bets are when the ABC reports it will be the attackers as victims.

  29. Rob MW

    Good ‘job’ Bolta. 🙂 The stupid fuckwits attacking Bolta proved that they actually won the foray by at least 100 metres. Too the track now for Andrew, to improve his speed capturing skills.

    The unmasked camera man is obviously not the sharpest pineapple, say cheese mate 🙂

  30. Chris Bond

    Re: your characterisation of the UK’s “Run, Hide, Tell” as a

    level of surrender-monkeyism

    The public in the UK are not armed, not even with golf-clubs or baseball bats on a mild evening in the city. So the the US’s “Run, hide, fight” would likely get more people killed. Add to that, the UK advice is for any terrorist scenario – Mumbai-style with AK47s, or armed terrorists storming a building, terrorists strung with explosive vests… and for women, children and old folks as well as macho males. It has to be short and snappy to be memorable, and it has to work to keep the maximum number of people alive until the cops get there and shoot the b*ggers.
    What would you suggest as an alternative?

  31. Sinclair Davidson

    Chris – I understand your point and I’m not unsympathetic.

    It grates.

  32. Rob MW

    Yes, I reckon so. The only way the Victoria Police would be interested in catching those guys would be if they were speeding to and from the scene of the crime.

    Well Sinc, they gave the appearance that they were speeding away.

  33. No.

    If you attack me when i have no idea whether you intend to kill me, then i have the right to use excessive force.

    If you die as a result, then stiff shit.

    I am not responsible for your intentions. If you display extreme malice to me and there’s an iron bar nearby, don’t complain if your skull gets caved in.

    Society cannot allow the criminal risk/reward ratio to be positive.

    It is my moral duty to make the risk/reward ratio for criminal behaviour negative. It would be morally repugnant not to do so.

  34. What would you suggest as an alternative?

    Eliminate with extreme prejudice. It is a moral imperative.

  35. Completely agree – it’s time John Howard’s gun control laws are repealed.

    Sorry, your Doomlordship Doctor Professor Sir … it ain’t NEVER going to happen in Australia now. Not.a.fucking.chance.

    Forget the gun laws. Prosecute the case for self-defense. The current law is that you can only defend yourself with whatever is handy at the time. Otherwise, old grannies are only legally able to resist rape by clawing their attackers with their fingernails. There is no moral justification for that.

  36. Baldrick

    Fauxfax has taken up the story:

    Andrew Bolt throws punches after being sprayed with ‘sticky liquid with glitter’
    Conservative commentator Andrew Bolt was allegedly set upon by a gang of protesters outside a Melbourne book launch on Tuesday, and appeared to give at least as good as he got.
    Footage broadcast by Bolt on his Sky News program appears to show two men attacking him outside a Carlton restaurant, with a third man wielding a camera.
    On his program, Bolt described his attackers as “left-wing fascists”, though this has not been confirmed by police.
    “It is another warning of the rising violence of the Left,” he said.
    The author, Mr Kates, was quoted by the right-wing Catallaxy Files website confirming the apparent attack.
    “You hear that Andrew has been attacked and you fear only the worst but while this time they went off worse for wear, it is a true worry that this is our world now,” he said.
    “We are people for whom words, argument and reason are what counts, but for the psychopaths on the other side they have nothing to offer but vacuous cliches and violence.”
    Bolt was approached for further comment.

  37. Habib

    Crikey if you think a kick in the nuts is excessive, don’t ever do any serious self defence training. Among other things I’ve been taught is if you’re in range, thumb into eyesocket. If possible pop the eye out, it is so painful it generally stops anyone in their tracks. A lot just faint. Also if the crown jewels come in range, grab twist and yank. You get in a fight, you want to put the opponent out of action as quickly as possible. Then it gets messy with pointy things and sticks.

  38. Rayvic

    “Is it too much to expect VICPOL might actually detect the case. It is an attack on the Press and should be taken seriously.”

    Now that the Australian Press Council has appointed as its deputy chair a GetUp! activist to police the media, was the trio of thugs from GetUp! ?

  39. Perhaps the girl wanting to have a selfie with Bolt was in on it.

    Well duh.

  40. Armadillo

    I guess ABC would be interested in Bolt if someone alleged he punched a wall at a university in 1977….othersise, no

    Can you imagine the outrage at the ABC if it was Tony Jones or Jonathon Green attacked at a book launch?

  41. Armadillo

    Well duh.

    mOnts obviously knows the tactics.

  42. It is how I would have done it, if I had been that foolhardy.

  43. Rather a shame Bolt couldn’t catch the other one.

    Bet they never expected their ambush on Bolt to turn out how it did.
    Major loss of street cred there.

    Hope they get found & do jail time.

  44. Up The Workers!

    The British motto should be addressed to the perpetrators – NOT to the innocent potential victims.

    It should be: “Run, Hide, Back to Islambistan – away from Isporkistan”.

  45. Nerblnob

    “Left wing fascists” not confirmed by police.

    As if they’d have a clue.

  46. whyisitso

    Over at Quadrant Online (be sure to subscribe)

    Never again.

  47. struth

    “Left wing fascists” not confirmed by police.

    The cops or the perps?

  48. Dr Fred Lenin

    Dont worryco rades,if vicpol p/l accidently finds the fascist comrades and the dpp prosecutes ,andrew daniels will find a hulls liberty victoria judge to dismiss the charges ,and reccomend counter charging Bolt with GBH ,ABH ,assault with a deadly weapon ,and charges under the terrorism act . Cant have people reacting to giliards communist alliance anti conservstive actions .
    Seriously can you imagine the ribald sledging these weak maggots are getting ftom their. mizzojinist comrades on the dolethat would be worse that listening to the excuses of a hulls liberty victoria p/l/ judge . Still if gilard was prominent in this fascist group ,it gives you some ides of the quality comrades tohere ,dole bludgers every one .

  49. The SMH is outright proud to support the attackers.
    They can’t wait to go into liquidation.

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  51. Empire GTHO Phase III

    The two hooded perps are known to the videographer.

    Identify and detain the dude filming and place his balls in a vice until he lags.

  52. John64

    Would Blot wish to press charges for Fatty Ashton’s Keystone Cops to proceed?

    I’m trying to recall what Blot’s comments were about Joyce pressing charges against the gentleman wielding the lemon meringue pie. I can’t find anything online yet.

  53. Mark A

    John64
    #2404479, posted on June 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Would Blot wish to press charges for Fatty Ashton’s Keystone Cops to proceed?

    I’m trying to recall what Blot’s comments were about Joyce pressing charges against the gentleman wielding the lemon meringue pie. I can’t find anything online yet.

    He was for him to press charges, heard it on S Price program.

  54. Chris

    Read his blog. He was against violence and for prosecution of Pieman.

  55. A Lurker

    I think we should all invest in a pair of steel toed boots.
    I wonder if they make them in ladies sizes… 🙂

    Well done BoltA.

  56. Chris

    Self defense: we have that right.
    Since the Coward Punch campaign, we know that one punch from a drug-fucked Leftist might well kill.

    Most of us are older. Over 50, the risk that a drug-fucked leftist might leave permanent reduction of function is very high. Over 60, far more so. MANY AGAINST ONE IS A THREAT TO YOUR LIFE.

  57. EB

    Major loss of street cred there.

    Have to agree, always considered Bolt a bit of a prudish nancy boy. Pretty funny he pulled the dukes out, landed a punch and sunk the slipper into some plumbs. Hope they catch the guy with the camera so we can see some better footage.

  58. .

    Read the Crimes Act legislation over the last few decades. The right to self defence has been progressively diminished. Great that Andrew could still defend himself, woeful that he had to.

  59. struth

    I would be very surprised if they are even looking for the guy with the camera.
    This is Australia.
    This is not a country that respects rule of law for all.

  60. the sting

    The police would be too busy interviewing 13 year old girls at the Sydney Swans game at the MCG.

  61. struth

    There’s also revenue quotas from criminal Australians doing two kmh over the recently changed speed limit, that must be maintained.

    By god, while we rave on about violent attacks on right wing journalists and the killing by muslims of our nations citizens, we forget the more important issues police have to deal with.
    Marching in Mardi gras and fining motorists for texting while stopped at the lights.

  62. nilk

    I think we should all invest in a pair of steel toed boots.
    I wonder if they make them in ladies sizes…

    Why yes I think they do. 🙂

    I’m trying to decide which colour best suits me for my next pair.

  63. J.H.

    Hooded and masked terrorists attacking you during an ambush…. You are definitely allowed to kick them in the balls as many times as is necessary to win the day.

    It’s a pity Bolta didn’t get to stomp the little pricks head into the concrete…… Maybe next time.

    Anyway, I hope they catch these fascist terrorists.

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It’s a pity Bolta didn’t get to stomp the little pricks head into the concrete…… Maybe next time.

    Three of Gen Snowflake vs one baby boomer, in his late fifties, and they’re running, bawling for their mothers…..

  65. Irreversible

    Here we have Sinclair – in response to a pub brawl – advocating guns and “grating” at the advice offered to the UK public when presented with murderous violence.
    As far as I can tell there was no possible reason for Andrew to have had or used a gun in his circumstances.
    On the other hand, there is every reason to adopt the advice of the UK authorities when people are intent on murder in your presence.
    I tend to think, from this, that Sincliar is the sort of defeatist surrender monkey who would undermine the very strong sentiment in the UK and elsewhere where people have to live with shocking terrorist threats. That is: we beat these cunts by defying them. By living our lives.

    [I’m not a big fan of the c-bomb. Sinc]

  66. Makka

    These attackers lost any rights – other than the right to have the shyte beat out of them – when they attacked Bolta.
    He must have good aim to connect with these cowards pea sized gonads. He did though , so one hopes they are still suffering , the leftist turds.

  67. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #2404186, posted on June 6, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    “It is important when you have a chance, if you don’t mind, because I am an alpha male. You need to assert your masculinity even in times like these. It is important to smash one of the f*****s in the face (audience laughter) and when you have knocked him down, to kick him in the balls.

    Holy crap! I have an enormous man crush on Bolt now.

    Naaa, I’m not buying it. The fucker who fell to the ground should have been left unconscious and the only way out should have been by ambulance.

    Don’t get me wrong. What he did was pretty decent, but it just wasn’t enough.

  68. JC

    @GetUp I read Bolt beat the shit out of one of your lowlife weaklings/doucchebags. LOL. So much manhood at GetUp. LOL.

  69. JC

    @GetUp GetUp sends girlymen to attack bolt.Sad.Just sad. And very funny. Still, I’m guessing the kick to that mangina’s vagina must hve hurt

  70. Tel

    Remember that grandma who complained about a head scarf ?

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/05/08/04/33/train-commuter-fined-after-racist-rant-against-muslim-couple

    The cops had a sketchy YouTube video to work from and they were knocking at her door with a big fine notice a few weeks later.

    I would be very surprised if they are even looking for the guy with the camera.

    Every single train station has CCTV (indeed if you look closely each individual ticket gate has its own specific camera pointing right down that gate), every bus has the same, every bank ATM, most public buildings, all busy street corners have cameras… and all of this hooked up to facial recognition software… the same kind of software that Facebook, Twitter and the others use to automatically identify everyone who uploads photos for any reason.

  71. Awake

    The incident is a reminder that journalists or anyone on the right who has a public persona and are vocal about his/her views should be always on the guard , considering what has been happening nowadays.

  72. JC

    Good point, awake.

    You know what. Between column and TV thing, bolt would be earning around $1 million a year. Bolt shouldn’t be sullying himself with head kicking. He should have his own security at any publicly announced event he’s attending. He shouldn’t be cheap as it’s the cost of his line of business. It would also be tax deductible.

  73. bobby b

    Please remember that the whole idea of proportionate response – symmetrical response – was designed by attackers who wish to limit their own punishment.

    That’s why anti-social hooligans in Russia are so rare. They do not practice symmetrical response there. And that works.

  74. Shagger

    Just saw the “innocent” cameraman’s footage on Bolt’s blog. Friggin’ cowardly leftards got well & truly touched up by the big clog-wearer. Looking forward to them being exposed.

    Not only are they gutless thugs, they’re little girl’s blouses too. Laugh? I nearly shat.

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