“Um, Ben’s dropped his microphone”

 
THERE is no need for wannabe-ace reporters to do stand-ups in the literal midst of a riot just to showcase their Neil Davis vim. The mob is not your personal green screen of bravado, scoop. Sending female reporters to these Floyd/get whitey riots is something else entirely: wantonly reckless and soy-boy idiotic. The yoof of London and Paris especially are not rendered peaceable by big hair and blue stockings.

London: Two Australian reporters have been attacked live on air while covering an anti-racism demonstration which turned violent outside Downing Street.

In separate incidents now being investigated by police, Nine News journalist Sophie Walsh was assaulted in Hyde Park on Wednesday morning by a man shouting “Allahu Akbar” and making stabbing motions.

Later in the day, Walsh’s colleague Ben Avery was chased down a central London street by a crowd [of black men] hurling bottles and other projectiles.

 
The video shows Avery wasn’t exactly a steadfast comrade to his cameraman who was left a long way behind at one point. Let’s just say the Adagio for Strings should be considered for the highlights package. Karl Stefanovic notes in commentary that a seemingly ‘peaceful’ crowd can turn nasty, ugly and violent for no apparent reason in a heartbeat. Those are the kind of highly remunerated insights that enabled Stefanovic to finance a younger wife. Like most reporters covering these ‘protests,’ Walsh and Avery probably assumed they would be given a pass because ‘protesters’ will recognise them as sympathetic fellow-travellers (which they are).

But from Barabbas to Bolting Ben, mobs don’t think like that. They don’t ‘think’ at all. Ask Reuters’ well-known leftist reporter Jonathan Landay. But “I am here to tell your story,” he pleaded yesterday – before being bashed. The ABC’s former US bureau chief Zoe Daniels is safe and secure, thank God. As detached from reality as ever, Zoe has this morning denounced Donald Trump for “highlighting the role of the violent left in the riots, rather than the presence of hard-right white supremacists.” Five blacks have been murdered by leftists so far. Daniels doesn’t name a single one of them in her column. Couldn’t care less.

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46 Responses to “Um, Ben’s dropped his microphone”

  1. shady

    C’mon cl, you know it’s not the facts that matter to journalists anymore but the narrative.

  2. stackja

    The Donald said Fake News.

  3. PB

    A dose of vibrant diversity in its true habitat: mindless chaos and destruction, should do them some good.

  4. notafan

    A reminder of what happened to female journalists in Egypt a few years ago.

    They should count themselves fortunate.

  5. a happy little debunker

    Play stupid games – Win stupid prizes!

  6. candy

    It’s as if the journalists including Karl Stefanovic expected the raging rioters throwing bricks and bottles would immediately recognise Australian journalists who hate Donald Trump, through some secret signal or some kind of anti Trump aura, and stop their violence and greet them warmly and say hi.

  7. I guess this just proves how intelligent (not) are our modern day ‘journalists’.

  8. liliana

    Ben Avery was chased down a central London street by a crowd [of black men] hurling bottles and other projectiles.

    Ben was getting first hand experience of “enrichment through diversity”.

  9. mh

    Ask Reuters’ well-known leftist reporter Jonathan Landay. But “I am here to tell your story,” he pleaded yesterday – before being bashed.

    Yes, there are a few nuggets of laughter to be found amongst this putsch.

  10. stevem

    They’re welcome to show their “Neil Davis vim” should they choose. They just need to remember what happened to him. (btw One Crowded Hour is my favourite biography)

  11. Catcalling Inebriate

    I believe Daniels is no longer in the US, but back on the local beat in Australia.

  12. C.L.

    Quite right. Corrected.

  13. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Quite frankly I have zero sympathy for any members of the braindead lamestream meeja who have copped a well deserved (and long overdue) thumping while posturing and virtue signalling in the course of purveying their quality j’ism.

    Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind, you vainglorious clueless idiots.

  14. cuckoo

    Hilarous, given that these idiots have been deliberately putting themselves in the way of police, praying for a little brutality from the cops for their showreel. I swear some of these tools must spend hours posing in front of a mirror in their ‘PRESS’ flak jackets

  15. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    The days of our beloved braindead meeja numpties’ lives:

    One Day recently: “Black lives matter, man, I tells ya! Burn that shit down and bash those racist cops senseless, you heroic peaceful protesters!”

    Following day: “Sacre bleu! These violent revolting criminal animals are trying to forcibly enter our gated community! Call da police, Rosita!”

  16. Bruce

    “Churnalists” have not been “reporters” for decades.

    They openly and proudly proclaim themselves to be “opinion shapers”; i.e., PROPAGANDISTS.

    They, as a general species, are NOT on the side of REAL PEOPLE.

    Neil Davis was a different kettle of fish. Tim Bowden’s biography “One Crowded Hour” is OK, but see if you can find “Frontline” by pinko film-maker David Bradbury. It contains a lot of Davis own footage, personally shot “on the job”. His seemingly “miraculous” survival of several hairy incidents, including several combat wounds, may have contributed to his own demise in a dodgy coup in Thailand in 1985.

    Doing earnest stand-up pieces to camera in a “hot zone” may make excellent TV and put another Logie or Pulitzer in the trophy cabinet, but it can just as easily get your ticket punched.

    Talking heads / churnalists doing “fantasy” hot-zone pieces to camera deserves all the Karma that can be delivered.

  17. Rohan

    candy
    #3474366, posted on June 4, 2020 at 11:15 am
    It’s as if the journalists including Karl Stefanovic expected the raging rioters throwing bricks and bottles would immediately recognise Australian journalists who hate Donald Trump, through some secret signal or some kind of anti Trump aura, and stop their violence and greet them warmly and say hi.

    Ah, so they need a secret handshake.

  18. Lee

    Channel Nine News reporters?
    I have extremely little sympathy for them.
    Channel Nine and its “reporters” nailed their colours unashamedly to the leftist mast years.
    No doubt they expected immunity from their riotous mates.
    What they and their leftist mates sowed, so shall they reap.

  19. Graham

    I tried to make a similar point to the one you are making re Zoe Daniel’s latest excrescence at the ABC. Mine was a comment on a similar type of Murdoch newspapers airhead woman’s column today in which she denied the possibility that there could be Antifa elements to the rioting. After 3 hours my comment is still ‘pending’. I don’t know why I even bother. We have the most despicable media in history.

  20. stackja

    Damien Parer was in the front line.

  21. Trax

    Anti-racism, just like anti-fascist are simply waiting for the time they can drop the “anti” and the pretense.

  22. gary

    I think the left has just realised that Trump will win another 4 year term and they want to destroy the US so that can’t happen.

  23. Wallace

    It must have been on ch.7 news that proclaimed they were crossing LIvE in big letters to the trouble spot in Washington. Problem was the LIVe cross was 4.11 AM their time. Streets were empty, only people were the female presenter and cameraman. Why do they continually do these stupid things on ch.7?

  24. dover_beach

    Five blacks have been murdered by leftists so far. Daniels doesn’t name a single one of them in her column. Couldn’t care less.

    Indeed. The Australia MSM is silent about them. They undermine the narrative that blacks lives matter.

  25. Howard Hill

    stackja
    #3474344, posted on June 4, 2020 at 11:01 am

    The Donald said Fake News.

    Yep!

    I didn’t see any prestitutes attacked anywhere. All I saw was your typical Nein fabricated bullshit.
    I was hoping for some real entertainment, what a let down!

  26. calli

    You would think these guys and gals would learn from the past.

    While the men were aware that Indonesian troops were to mount an attack on the town of Balibo, they believed that, as journalists, they would not be considered military targets. Greg Shackleton was filmed painting an Australian flag and the word ‘AUSTRALIA’ on the wall of a house in the town square.

    “Journalist” does not give you magical powers, despite the illusion of being an “influencer” that scrambles your thought processes. You are not covering a Hollywood red carpet, regardless of geography.

  27. billie

    “a seemingly ‘peaceful’ crowd can turn nasty, ugly and violent for no apparent reason in a heartbeat”

    oh my!

    they should have waved their Walkeys Awards (or nominations) around, just sayin’

  28. harrys on the boat

    I get that these types of riots occur all the time, Ferguson, Rodney King, Poll Tax, May Day etc. But what significance has the lockdowns played? I’d hope a fair bit.

  29. Professor Fred Lenin

    The authorities should study the Chinese sensitive handling of violent protest protesters are gently removed and taken to a re education facility where they are taught the error of their ways ,by a regime of ,occupation through hard labour ,a slimming diet and classes on marxist decorum and public behaviour . They emmere after a few years as much more circuspect and polite members of Marxist society .

  30. H B Bear

    They attacked a Walkley award winner?

    No respect.

  31. flyingduk

    The ‘useful idiots’ are always surprised when they get lined up against the wall with the rest.

  32. JohnJJJ

    I’ve met enough of these self centered idiots from the ABC, Australian and Fairfax. If it is any consolation the cameramen and sound guys think the “reporters”/presenters are complete morons.

  33. Hay Stockard

    Nice to read something upbeat in these interesting times.

  34. Just Passing By

    Revolutions always devour their own. Anyone with any education knows that. Alas we are talking about reporters. The dumbest people alive.

  35. Gyro Cadiz

    I looked up ‘sympathy’ in the dictionary.

    It’s between ‘shit’ and ‘syphilis’.

    A hypothetical*: If a group of black/radical left rioters were to beat a left-wing journalist to death because of the colour of their skin/they were not radical enough, would that count as a Darwin Award?

    * which obviously I hope does NOT happen

  36. Lee

    It’s a bit like one clueless moron in the U.S., who was cheering on rioters destroying property and looting, but who is then outraged (and asking “where are the police?”) when they start destroying his property.
    Zero sympathy for dickheads and hypocrites like him.

  37. Lee

    Scenes of journalists been attacked by protestors in Britain and the U.S. on the TV news.
    Ironic and poetic, considering the MSM’s part in inciting all the trouble in the first place.

  38. Squirrel

    Privileged looking white foreigners amidst an angry mob of people who aren’t (privileged and white) – for the most part, anyway – what could possibly go wrong?

    But we can take comfort in the knowledge that the American cops who didn’t show due respect to the Strayan newshounds have had their botties symbolically smacked.

  39. Bruce

    My first “close encounter” with TV talking heads was in 1990, in Cambodia, whilst on a docco shoot on the recovery of the country. The steady reconstruction of the shattered railway system was going to be a key focus.

    However, it is a bit slack to go to that country and not go to Ankor Wat..

    So, there we were on a “balcony” near the top of one of the five towers, with the talking head set up to speak his lines with the landscape laid out below. The camera guy was doing his thing whilst I watched the meters on the audio mixer.

    We were rolling and, just as the “talent” was about to speak, we could clearly hear sporadic “popping” from the semi- jungle, several hundred metres away.

    Well, it was ON. The script suddenly became a “brief” outburst about how the ongoing war with the stragglers of the Khmer Rouge was never far away. Then there was a lull followed by some more “popping”

    After “Cut”, I asked him what that was all about. “That was shooting; combat”, was more or less the breathless reply.

    No, I replied, that wasn’t nearly as exciting as a contact between an army patrol and a band of desperate KR. No rhythmic bursts of machine-gun fire and definitely no RPGs or hand-grenades. And if that were to occur, I would have been dragging you pair back down all those stairs and back to the van as fast as I could go.

    He just looked at me funny.

    So we finished the dramatic piece to camera and started packing up. As we were doing so, coming down the road at a leisurely pace was a truckload of Government soldiers with their trusty AKs. About an hour or so prior, I had seen the same truck, loaded with troops, heading off on that same road. Just as I had surmised from the sound, they were some of the the local “guards” and had been at a range practice, just down that road.

    It was an educational experience in several ways.

  40. Crossie

    Five blacks have been murdered by leftists so far. Daniels doesn’t name a single one of them in her column. Couldn’t care less.

    It’s strange how those lives don’t matter.

  41. Crossie

    stackja
    #3474344, posted on June 4, 2020 at 11:01 am
    The Donald said Fake News.

    And they keep proving him right every day.

  42. Scott Osmond

    I have as much sympathy for the journalists as I do for the police who take a knee. None. You chose a side. Diversity is your strength, now enjoy it.

  43. Big Moose

    It was interesting to watch the discomfort of Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon when the actions of the mob didn’t fit the narrative they have been pushing

  44. Crossie

    Hay Stockard
    #3474609, posted on June 4, 2020 at 3:35 pm
    Nice to read something upbeat in these interesting times.

    He, he, he.

  45. Tim Neilson

    If it is any consolation the cameramen and sound guys think the “reporters”/presenters are complete morons.

    The cameramen and sound guys have to have learned real skills, where you either get it right or are are incontrovertibly shown up as having failed.
    I suspect that that experience influences their thought processes in a way that “journalists” rarely experience.

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