Welcome to Richo Land

Get this.  In the Australian today writing about “fairness and justice” in politics, Graham Richardson writes:

Her (Kaila Murnain) demise occurred because she was aware of something wrong being done by her predecessor and failed to report it.

Murnain found innocence was not enough to escape the wrath of the commission, and she wasn’t even a primary target.

So.  According to Richardson, not reporting an alleged crime means you are “innocent”.  And being a deputy CEO of a political organisation, with its tax preferential status and receipt of public monies, does not place additional obligations on you.

Yeah Graham.  Whatever it takes.

Why do the Oz and Sky continue to give Richardson exposure?

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16 Responses to Welcome to Richo Land

  1. Tim Neilson

    According to Richardson, not reporting an alleged crime means you are “innocent”.

    I’d hope that that was, in general, the case. I wouldn’t want to live in a society of compulsory dobbing.

    But I agree that officers of organisations with special privileges should be held to account for covering things up.

  2. stackja

    ALP has different rules to others.

  3. Roger

    Murnain found innocence was not enough to escape the wrath of the commission, and she wasn’t even a primary target.

    For heaven’s sake, she wasn’t a lowly clerk, she was the state secretary!

    Of course ICAC were going to take a dim view of her failures. Corruption thrives under such conditions.

  4. Old School Conservative

    Why do the Oz and Sky continue to give Richardson exposure?

    Excellent question.
    He’s been out of the labor inner circle for so long that his opinions are just as valid as the man in Sussex Street.
    He hardly says anything during his Richo and Jones show. Too sick, is my guess.
    Take your money and spend your final days with your family Richo.

  5. Andrew Deakin

    Re Richo’s Sky exposure: I would miss it if he were sidelined or dumped. He knows how the ALP works, and can provide insights unavailable elsewhere. He also has the advantage of common sense, and understands the risks posed to the ALP’s popular future by the social & economic policy extremists that seem to dominate the party these days. Mark Latham is the other Sky commentator whose appearances I try to always watch. His insights too are bolstered by an ALP background, plus he has the advantage of strong intelligence and a superior ability to summarise an issue’s key points and implications. Add the political experience of Credlin, and you have a line-up that the other public affairs channel – the ABC – cannot match, and the debilitating pc of which is constantly exposed by contrast with SkyNewsAustralia. Richo’s tribal allegiance to the ALP may occasionally interfere with his natural good judgement, but we get to see him squirm when he knows he’s been shown to be wrong. His election night humiliation on May 18 was exquisitely enjoyable viewing.

  6. wazz

    Remember the role Richo played from late 1970’s aiding the rise of Eddie Obeid.

  7. Dr Fred Lenin

    I never forget Richo and Rivkin with Turnbulls mate Adler the insurance man , overinsuring the ptrinting company they bought ,which strangely burned to the ground shortly after . The nassive insurance payout ,less Adlers share vanished into Swiss bank accounts . Thus would bever have coneout if a Swiss thief hadnt stolen some of Rivkins ill gotten gains ,could never understand zRivkins “suicide “ , convenient wasnt it ?
    He knew too much about the alp pollues involved ,including Bill Hayden Love to get a list of the beneficiaries of this scam . Keep richo away from the matches .
    Love the story about Rivkin when he joines the Sydney Stock Exchange ,he wore a brown suit covered in dandruff and was nicknamed “the Lamington”.

  8. Des Deskperson

    Richo was also banging on in this morning’s Oz – paywall protected – about the recent late David Combe.

    He was ‘ everything a federal secretary should be at the time….for his era he was terrific .. I was an admirer”.

    After his downfall,Combe was recruited as a peak morning sociopolitical commentator at a Canberra AM commercial station – we didn’t get FM until 1988.

    We all tuned in because we thought (a) the federal secretary of the ALP should almost by definition be a person of high intelligence and perspicacity and (b) would have a unique insight into and a fascinating point of view about federal politics.

    In fact, Combe came across as unoriginal, unintelligent, uninformed, sloppy, self-indulgent and boring, a lot of his stuff a tedious sort of folk philosophy rather than any useful political analysis. He didn’t last.

    Maybe he wasn’t at his best after the Ivanov affair, but we were a little shocked that such an – apparently – commonplace mind could get to be federal secretary of the ALP.

  9. egg_

    A window to the views of their political class.
    /Nosepeg

  10. Big_Nambas

    Why do the Oz and Sky continue to give Richardson exposure?

    Fucked if I know. But he couldn’t get an audience on his own and is now teamed with Jones.

  11. Crossie

    Why do the Oz and Sky continue to give Richardson exposure?

    To be able to say they air all sides of an issue. I guess that’s why they give time to that other charlatan Nicholas Reece. The two of them were given their own shows that nobody wanted to watch but Sky has them there as human shields against the attacks by The Sleeping Pygmy and “their” ABC.

    Funny how a public broadcaster that is bound by a charter to be fair laughs at such arcane ideas as balance of views. I blame every Liberal government since Fraser.

  12. cohenite

    Everytime I look at richo I think maybe there is a God.

  13. DaveR

    I am with you Dr Fred. I just hope Richo writes the tell-all bio before he shuffles off, just to let us know some of the real moves behind the Labor big moments, and of course Offset Alpine Press. It might be hard to protect the living, though.

  14. Truth n Justice

    Richo is simply trying to make a quid and good on him for that. His views are fairly simplistic and predictable. He is there to provide the left wing balance to Jones. Reece on the other hand is an annoying maggot infested piece of human offal and as soon as he appears has me reaching immediately for the remote. I can’t stand how Sky interviewers, Paul Murray in particular, give this little labor turd relevance!

  15. hzhousewife

    Sky have to try to get “balance” because they charge the ABC with not having it. I find Richo easier to watch than the execrable Nicholas Reece, and as for greasy Kimberly Kitching, I turn off. Linda Scott isn’t too bad.

  16. Cynic of Ayr

    Truth n Justice
    #3167796, posted on September 26, 2019 at 9:34 am
    Richo is simply trying to make a quid and good on him for that.

    Jeez, Richardson is on the Pollies public funded benevolent scheme, which drops over a 100,000 dollars into his bank account – the legitimate one – for years.
    Just how much he gets requires deeper reading than I was prepared to do, but that’s the minimum figure.
    Plus… the money he stole from the printing business’ insurance company.
    Plus.. the money he rorted from anyone who was silly enough to bribe him.
    Richardson is scum. No two ways about it.

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