That’s got to hurt …

The Mocker is out and about commenting on the Victorian government’s decision to ban Sky News from train stations. In relation to Laura Jayes skewering Victorian Transport Minister Jacinta Allan:

By this stage viewers no doubt concluded Allan was unfit to narrate the children’s television series Thomas the Tank Engine, let alone be in charge of a major metropolitan rail network. To paraphrase The Fat Controller, Jacinta was not proving to be a really useful engine.

That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day.

Mind you The Mocker doesn’t point to the greater farce in that whole story: The left managed to get a blackfella sacked because he had interviewed a white supremacist on a TV show that almost nobody watches.

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18 Responses to That’s got to hurt …

  1. Marcus

    Mind you The Mocker doesn’t point to the greater farce in that whole story: The left managed to get a blackfella sacked because he had interviewed a white supremacist on a TV show that almost nobody watches.

    Well, they can always get Bob Katter to fill the timeslot.

    I guess you can identify as Afrikaans now, or maybe even Zulu. Thanks to Blackfella Bob, rough proximity to members of other races during childhood is all that’s necessary to take on that race’s identity.

    I think I’ll try out being Croation for a while. They’re already taking over the Perth Glory.

  2. JC

    This is a very damaging piece, both for the mininsteress and her government. I hope it’s well read.

  3. Habib

    Is there a single member of government at any level, in’s you jurisdiction, who is actually fit for anything besides medical experimentation, or perhaps vehicle collision research?

  4. Habib

    in any. Bloody spellcheck.

  5. Roger

    The left managed to get a blackfella sacked because he had interviewed a white supremacist on a TV show that almost nobody watches.

    Fairly sure Giles identifies as Australian and not blackfella.

  6. mh

    Blair Cottrell
    @blaircottrell89
    Lawyer just rang me.
    Our submission stating the law I was charged with (intent to incite ridicule of Muslims) is an invalid law has been successfully sent to the High Court.
    Generally, getting a matter to the High Court is difficult but it was accepted on the 1st go. Great news!
    4:16 PM · Aug 16, 2018

  7. Leo G

    … Jacinta was not proving to be a really useful engine.

    The Little Engine That Couldn’t

    There was a little railroad train with loads and loads of ploys
    All starting out to find a home with little grrls and bouys
    And as that little railroad train began to chug along
    The little engine up in front was heard to sing this song

    Choo choo, choo choo, choo choo, choo choo, I feel so good today
    Oh, clear the track, oh clickety clack, I?ll go my merry way

    The little train went roaring on, so fast, it seemed to fly
    Until it reached a mountain rising almost up to Sky
    The little engine moaned and groaned and huffed and puffed away
    But halfway to the top it just gave up and seemed to say

    I can’t go on, I can’t go on, I’m weary as can be
    I can’t go on, I can’t go on, this job is not for me

  8. JMH

    The Mocker generally nails it. This piece is no exception. In fact, it’s excellent.

  9. None

    Who is the mocker? James Jeffrey?

  10. None

    mh

    #2790945, posted on August 16, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Interesting news. Blair Cottrell, for all his negative qualities, may end up doing all Australians a favour. If I recall correctly not one Muslim actually complained about him or at least was not present during his trial. Once again this suggests to me that our authorities and police really are useful idiots.

  11. Crossie

    The left managed to get a blackfella sacked because he had interviewed a white supremacist on a TV show that almost nobody watches.

    I didn’t know Adam Giles was sacked. What a stupid thing to do, he was interviewing the guy not approving his opinions.

    I suppose Sky News have to start acting like the other gutless channels ahead of their free-to-air launch, to fit in rather than stand out.

  12. None

    Oh no just read the entire article. The Mocker didn’t just mock, he dissected her bit by bit. It doesn’t really read like James Jefferies touchy-feely style after all. I wonder if it’s Tim Blair moonlighting. Devastating. And funny.

  13. None

    Adam Giles’ mistake was not to go hard enough on Cotterell and really interrogate his opinions. But that may be because he’s not a journalist and not a news producer. My understanding was that his program was suspended pending an investigation as to how Cotterell got on it is kind of b******* speak from the Frangipani who wets his pants the minute there’s a with of blowback. God save us from the Greeks. Whatever they were once they are no longer. As I keep saying, deport them.

  14. H B Bear

    This is a very damaging piece, both for the mininsteress and her government. I hope it’s well read.

    No-one in The Hunchback of Spring Street’s neo-Marxist Cabinet is there without the say so of da bruvvers. She could take a dump on the steps of the Parliament and it wouldn’t affect either her position or the voting intentions of most Victoriastanis.

    Don’t forget 15 Liars parliamentarians are under VicPol *cough cough* investigation and the Lieborals are still trailing them in the polls.

  15. Ubique

    Is there a single member of government at any level, in’s you jurisdiction, who is actually fit for anything besides medical experimentation, or perhaps vehicle collision research?

    Andrew Hastie has declared he won’t support the NEG. He gets my support, no problem. Tony Abbott as well.

  16. André M

    In other media news… I have just noticed that the ABC Fact Check unit has recently had its International Fact Checking Network Code of Principles badge pass its expiry date apparently without being renewed. The link currently on the ABC web site points to this expired signatory badge:
    https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/179923f1-0960-4723-9d9e-22df17cf8c19
    Just in case this changes in the next few days, I’ve got this snapshot preserved at the Wayback Machine.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180816152924/https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/179923f1-0960-4723-9d9e-22df17cf8c19

    Here is a list of facts supposedly checked by the ABC after their IFCN signature expired:
    • Have wages grown in five years under the Coalition only as much as they did in one year under Labor?
    • “Has equality for Australian women relative to the world fallen in the last six or eight years?”
    • “Is sugar consumption down while obesity rates have risen?”

    Catallaxians are encouraged to be extra vigilant about any facts “checked” by the ABC after the 2 August (or indeed checked at any other time).
    Will be very interesting to see if their badge is renewed before they commence coverage of the upcoming election campaign, or whether it is ever renewed at all.

  17. Habib

    Agree, Hastie is worthy. Abbott is still equivocating, even Barmy Barney’s thrown his ten gallon in the ring. The MAJGEN has been a disappointment thus far.

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