The Currency Lad – Kerry O’Brien To Taxpayers: “Drop Dead”

When Gough Whitlam wanted a faithful pressman to control the spin of his doomed and preposterous ‘government,’ he turned to Kerry O’Brien. Today, O’Brien won plaudits from the left-wing media for delivering what Fairfax described as a “fiery call to action” at the Logies in which he denounced “ideologues,” conservatives and Liberals … while dismissing the fantastic idea that the ABC is biased and left-wing. No ideologue himself, of course, the Logies Hall of Fame inductee – now a resident of Luvvies Row in Byron Bay – also denounced the racism of the oafish Australians who paid for his expensive retirement home.

You’re welcome.

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57 Responses to The Currency Lad – Kerry O’Brien To Taxpayers: “Drop Dead”

  1. Radman

    Here’s hoping he and Gough are soon reunited.

  2. nb

    The ABC is centrist, along with Mao. Stalin is a right-winger, and Lenin a saint.

  3. Pedro the Ignorant

    Dead link to the SMH.

  4. 132andBush

    The best that taxpayers money can shelter.

  5. Oh come on

    What is it with these people and Byron Bay? Is it really so wonderful?

  6. nb

    Oh come on, 9:59 pm asks:
    What is it with these people and Byron Bay? Is it really so wonderful?
    Byron Bay is the home of magical thinking.

  7. The BigBlueCat

    He isn’t called “Red Kerry” because of his hair …. in typical “sandalista” style, he is enjoying the fruits of others labours ….

  8. JC

    OCO

    Yea, Byron is wonderful and weather just perfect. Pity about some of the scumbag residents though.

    Kerry is a national treasure. 🙂

    As an aside, does he still have that enormous gut?

  9. bespoke

    We have a ‘Conservative’ government so not to worry, right!

  10. Fair shake of the Sauce bottle

    And what a rant it was by KOB. He referred to how 40 years ago we were warned about the dangers of climate change and since then have done v little. I call bs. 40 years ago we were headed for an ice age, later we were told we were heated for global warming, then we were told we only had 10 years left. And yet here we are.
    KOB should have reflected on his support of apocalyptic predictions and how inaccurate they were.
    Still it’s OPM.
    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  11. GoWest

    a speech straight from the swamp.

  12. Des Deskperson

    “…also denounced the racism of the oafish Australians who paid for his expensive retirement home.”

    According to the 2016 census, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders comprise 2.8% of the Australian population.

    In Byron Bay, it was 1.6%.

    ‘As an aside, does he still have that enormous gut?’

    Over the years, ABC camera crews did a sterling job of hiding it from the viewers, but in his final sort of pre-retirement valedictory chat that the ABC ran over and over again, you could just catch a glimpse of it, putting a very great strain indeed on his lower shirt buttons.

    Swag gut and scrawny neck, but some feminist para-intellectual celebrity once refereed to him as ‘the thinking woman’s crumpet’. I guess maybe he reminded her of daddy.

  13. feelthebern

    Yea, Byron is wonderful and weather just perfect.

    Yep, everyone keep going to Byron.
    Meanwhile the rest of us will go to one of a dozen places on the north coast on NSW that are far better & far cheaper.

  14. Robber Baron

    Taxpayers have made red Kez rich and famous, and like all rich and famous Marxists, they can’t help themselves from telling taxpayers they haven’t given enough of their lives and labour to those less deserving.

    I’m reminded of when he got thrown out of a pub in Sydney and pulled the “do you know who I am?” line and got the deserving shove to he pavement. He and his fellow travelers need more of this treatment.

    O’Brien can go and pharque himself.

  15. stackja

    Pedro the Ignorant
    #3095784, posted on July 2, 2019 at 9:44 pm
    Dead link to the SMH.

    linky

    Karl Quinn
    Karl is a senior entertainment writer at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

  16. Judith Sloan

    So boring. Had to turn it off.

  17. Roger

    O’Brien won plaudits from the left-wing media for delivering what Fairfax described as a “fiery call to action” at the Logies

    “…at the Logies.”

    That’s just preaching to the choir.

  18. Robbo

    You have to give some credit to a bloke who has won the WOTY award 15 times. The only threats to that record are from Waleed Ali and Tim Soupspoon.

  19. egg_

    He referred to how 40 years ago we were warned about the dangers of climate change and since then have done v little.

    LA smog in the 1970s was being linked to an upcoming ice age
    LA smog in the 1990s morphed to CO2 and global warming.
    LA smog is key to global vehicle emissions standards.
    Politicising the weather centred on California and the US EPA – all power to Trump in defanging the beast.

  20. egg_

    O’Brien won plaudits from the left-wing media for delivering what Fairfax described as a “fiery call to action” at the Logies

    “…at the Logies.”

    Arec Balrin and F.A.G.?

  21. cuckoo

    Er, these would be the same “Logies” at which someone called Tom Gleeson (I hope I’m spelling that right) got the award for most popular presenter? I wish the ABC would send a cadet out to stop ten random people in the street and ask them if they’ve ever heard of Mr. Gleeson, and televise the result.

  22. Os

    Robbo, I called him “Soupstain”.

  23. Whalehunt fun

    I still love the photo of Il Douche swinging from a lamppost after he was shot, buried, dug up and hanged for the entertainment and pleasure of the public. If some violent people were to take similar action again in this country I would enjoy the spectacle. ABC types are often in my mind. One of life’s disappointments is that I will likely not live long enough to see if anything happens to the ABC types and Gough’s rotting pustule of a corpse was cremated not buried.

  24. Michael Clark

    How do I unsubscribe from this right wing trash

    [Easy.

    Don’t come around here no more

    Sinc]

  25. Des Deskperson

    Sandra Sully the other night was gloating on Ten news about how the Logies areas were dominated by Ten and the ABC. Nine and seven apparently won no awards.

    According to consolidated TV rating figures for the last seven days, the nine Network’s share of the free to air audience was 29.7%, Seven’s was 27.2%, Ten’s was 19.3% and the ABC’s was 16.9%

    In other words, there seems to be strong inverse correlation between Logie Awards and TV audiences levels.

    The Logies are crap.

  26. John A

    Pedro the Ignorant #3095784, posted on July 2, 2019, at 9:44 pm

    Dead link to the SMH.

    Best kind.

  27. Dr Fred Lenin

    The alpbc are not biased ,they mightt be one eyed ,but not biased . Is that Biased or Biassed ,the latter I think two asses mmmh .

  28. John A

    Fair shake of the Sauce bottle #3095880, posted on July 3, 2019, at 5:39 am

    And what a rant it was by KOB. He referred to how 40 years ago we were warned about the dangers of climate change and since then have done v little. I call bs. 40 years ago we were headed for an ice age, later we were told we were heated for global warming, then we were told we only had 10 years left. And yet here we are.
    KOB should have reflected on his support of apocalyptic predictions and how inaccurate they were.
    Still it’s OPM.
    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

    I am currently reading “Green Tyranny” by Rupert Darwall where he painstakingly documents the Swedish soft diplomacy of environmentalism which began with the 1972 Stockholm Conference and gave us Acid Rain Scare, then Global Warming Scare and Climate Change Scare. I am part way through, so I don’t know about the Ozone Layer Scare as yet.

    It’s available at Amazon but I bought a pair of his on special via Book Depository.

  29. iain russell

    Thanks to previous posters for the Ice Age of 40 Years Ago meme. Beat me to the punch. But the other lie he banged on about was ‘reconciliation’ and ’40 years ago Aboriginals were not….’ blah blah blah. Kez, if you are reading this, somewhere in Flufferland, Aboriginals were Australians by virtue of the 1948 Nationality and Citizenship Act. You lie!

  30. Percy Popinjay

    the nine Network’s share of the free to air audience was 29.7%, Seven’s was 27.2%, Ten’s was 19.3% and the ABC’s was 16.9%

    Presumably SBS’s share was so small it couldn’t be quantified.

    Nein and seven are every bit as unwatchable as ten and the ALPBC. I tried watching the cricket on Saturday night, first with the sound off and then at the next break of play with the sound and vision off.

    Excruciating, infuriating imbeciles. Every. Single. Time.

  31. duncanm

    Please don’t forget that the proles are still funding Red Kerry, to the estimated tune of $164k (indexed)

    Kerry O’Brien. Aged 69, he joined the ABC in 1989 and continued to host Four Corners in 2014. His 2009-10 salary was $365,000. The reckoner shows a maximum benefit factor at age 65, so taking that age and 25 years service, the pension would be 45% of salary or about $164,000.

    barf

  32. Natural Instinct

    Did you notice that anyone that did not agree with Kerry’s viewpoint was attacked ad-hominen.
    Standard-Operating-Procedure for bullies with a megaphone.
    .
    And Judith you should of multi-tasked with the England v India ODI.

  33. Percy Popinjay

    Whoops – I take that back about SBS – they’ve come in with a mighty 7.2%.

  34. Lee

    … he denounced “ideologues,” conservatives and Liberals … while dismissing the fantastic idea that the ABC is biased and left-wing.

    The first half of his ranting sentence clearly gives the lie to the second half, about the ABC.

    Another lefty full of his own self-importance and sanctimony.

  35. duncanm

    @lee – exactly.

    .. denounced socialists, progressives and lefties..

    said no ABC presenter ever in the last 20 years.

  36. Robbo, I called him “Soupstain”.

    I still prefer the original:
    Southpossumarse.

  37. Vicki

    I call bs. 40 years ago we were headed for an ice age

    Remember the hysteria well.

    Interestingly, some climatologists who actually think the sun is the driver of climate (such renegades!), believe we are actually entering a “solar minimum” period during which the lack of solar flares will cause a cooling effect.

  38. Robbo

    I liked the “cash-strapped” description of the ABC.

    What an out-of-touch flog.

  39. Tal

    Another lecture from our betters

  40. 1735099

    Kerry O’Brien must have done something great, to warrant this volume of hate and paranoia from a bunch of harpics.

  41. duncanm

    Numberwang!

    In South to the Jungle (the jungle being Sydney), 22-year-old O’Brien was a C-grade journalist at Australian Associated Press (AAP) and subbing stories about the war in Vietnam, hoping to become a correspondent there.

  42. duncanm

    Numberwang!

    Australian author Tom Keneally and ABC presenter Kerry O’Brien had a lively conversation on Saturday at the Byron at Byron resort discussing Tom’s latest book, From Flappers to Vietnam.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I still prefer the original:
    Southpossumarse.

    Solarpanelrebate?

  44. Cynic of Ayr

    Oh come on
    #3095795, posted on July 2, 2019 at 9:59 pm
    What is it with these people and Byron Bay? Is it really so wonderful?

    It’s the only place that would have him as a resident. Even there he would have to pay extra, because, as everyone knows, the lefties aren’t all that tolerant.

  45. duncanm

    Oh come on
    #3095795, posted on July 2, 2019 at 9:59 pm
    What is it with these people and Byron Bay? Is it really so wonderful?

    I wouldn’t go anywhere near it these days, and it wasn’t that special in the first place.

    But it seems to be a magnet for post-capitalist mid-life crisis wanna-be-a-hippy types these days.

  46. Boambee John

    But it seems to be a magnet for post-capitalist mid-life crisis wanna-be-a-hippy types these days.

    But not so post-capitalist that they don’t need money to live there, lots of it!

  47. Squirrel

    The Logies have all been down hill since the glory days of Kath and Kim – the ridiculous over-reaction to Bert Newton’s self-deprecation a few years ago was the last straw for me.

    Now that Bob Mueller has got a bit of time on his hands, they should get him down here to investigate results which can surely only be explained by foreign interference in the Logies voting……

  48. PoliticoNT

    The good stuff about Byron Bay? During the 80s, Mum & Dad would take us down to Mexican Micks for a feed. The men’s rooms wall were covered in Playboy and Penthouse centerfolds.

    Yes!

  49. Entropy

    oliticoNT
    #3096425, posted on July 3, 2019 at 5:50 pm
    The good stuff about Byron Bay? During the 80s, Mum & Dad would take us down to Mexican Micks for a feed. The men’s rooms wall were covered in Playboy and Penthouse centerfolds.

    Yes

    Yes indeed. I used to spend a lot of time there when the waves weren’t so full of obnoxious paddle boarders and little grommets so good they should be permanently banned.

    Back in the eighties though it wasn’t overcrowded with that so special Byron Blend of gold sandal and belt wearing Melbourne tourists, superannuated retired wankers from Melbourne, Melbourne holiday makers adopting the faux feral look look for two weeks ( complete with juggling sticks) and of course the real ferals selling dope to the previous groups.

  50. Lee

    Kerry O’Brien must have done something great, to warrant this volume of hate and paranoia from a bunch of harpics.

    Nothing to say about O’Brien’s hate for “ideologues,” conservatives and Liberals?
    You always were and are a hypocrite, Numbers.

  51. Old Lefty

    The ABC biased? Never! It represents the entire spectrum of respectable mainstream political opinion: from Lee Rhiannon in the Centre-Left to Bob Brown on the hard Right.

  52. W Hogg

    Michael Clark
    #3096112, posted on July 3, 2019 at 11:42 am
    How do I unsubscribe from this right wing trash

    The leftist Brokens appear to have an average IQ of 20.

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