Rowan Dean has a great piece in the AFR lampooning those opposed to the Fairfax raid. Read the whole thing (well worth the subscription).
Acting Greens leader Christine Milne was quick to express her dismay. “This is a national scandal,” she said. “If you have a couple of people using newspapers as a mouthpiece, that is a real problem.
“For years, we in the Greens have had a total monopoly on all discussion about climate change and the long-overdue, successful and hugely popular implementation of the much-loved carbon tax, which is going to solve the global problem of an overheating planet that we daily see all around us destroying the lives of millions of people and obliterating entire species as massively populated islands disappear beneath the waves before our very eyes. The last thing a democratic, vibrant and free press needs is someone who disagrees with us.”
Recently returned from her “Rehabilitation and Re-programming Retreat” on the shores of the Volga, fellow Greens senator Lee Rhiannonovski went even further.
“For years, we have had a direct conduit to the oppressed, latte sipping masses of the inner cities thanks to our close ties with certain sections of the Fairfax media,” she said. “The idea that this should be put in jeopardy by someone who represents hard-working, successful Australian entrepreneurs and members of the capitalist conspiracy to give people jobs and keep our economy strong is an absolute betrayal of everything we believe in.”
As she was whisked away in her government limo to attend a taxpayer-funded banquet at Marrickville Town Hall in honour of the brave boycotters of Max Brenner, the senator made it clear that she would not sit idly by and watch greedy, self-interested minority groups try to influence the?mainstream press.