Hadley’s heroes

VIRUS-spooked booth bore Ray Hadley was this morning cock-a-hoop on a vindication high as he announced the death of American Richard Rose, 37, of COVID-19. The Port Clinton, Ohio, man had been documenting on social media both his disdain for pandemic hype and his refusal to wear a face mask. Sadly, Rose contracted the virus and succumbed to complications on the fourth of July. Media LOL-reports claim Rose had no underlying medical conditions but, judging from photos, he was overweight and unhealthy. In any case, while millionaire lockdown aficionado Hadley was fulminating at microphones, Rose was serving in the U.S. Army for nine years and doing two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was well-known and respected for helping homeless veterans and working to prevent veteran suicide. Rose manfully saved lives at the risk of his own in surroundings more confronting than a 2GB studio. He doesn’t deserve to be a scripted told-you-so bit for an Australian disk jockey. The other stand-out segment on Hadley’s show today was a fluffy, adoring interview with Scott Morrison. He pleaded with the Prime Minister (and the Premiers of NSW and Queensland) to please take some R&R; they’ve all been working too hard. Some love for war veterans in the end.

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HIS politics aside, I’ve always believed Stan Grant has the goods as a media man. Articulate, intelligent, good-looking and hard-working, he earned a place at the top and he’s been there as broadcaster and print journalist for many years. Formerly married to a senior SBS presenter and now to a senior ABC one, it would be fair to say the Grant family (he has three children) has been in the uppermost income and class bracket for a long time. In other words, they’re rich and privileged. It would also be true to say Grant has wielded public influence beyond the dreams of most people. Formerly, then, he came across to viewers and readers as simply urbane and admirably capable. More recently, however, he has become an essayist of bitter left-wing opinion (on ABC forums) where his race is never far from the point.

In case you didn’t know it already or care, Grant is Aboriginal – though his maternal grandmother and possibly other forebears (?) were European. Today, ABC Online is showcasing a lavish multi-media Four Corners promo for tonight’s Grant-presented episode in which he will claim the alleged murder of violent, drug-addicted nuisance George Floyd – and its depraved, homicidal aftermath – constitute a real cultural turning point for indigenous Australians. Eager to neutralise an ‘aping Americans’ charge, Grant hails the Rev. Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson as one of the “patron saints” who inspired him long ago to fight back against a society that – when all is said and done – gave him the keys to the Bourgeois City. If Grant has an inferiority complex, I’m not sure what more taxpayers can do about it.

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40 Responses to Hadley’s heroes

  1. min

    Why is it those who have more than half white forbears clam aboriginallity . Why then n am I mot French as my granny was born in Alsace Lorraine altho grandaddy on that side was Scottish , Cornish on the maternal side though .

  2. cuckoo

    Grant hails the Rev. Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson as one of the “patron saints”

    Er, didn’t Saint Jesse divert funds from one of his ‘charities’ to buy a house for his mistress and their child? Why yes, yes he did.

  3. stackja

    Hadley doesn’t like critics.

  4. Mustapha Bunn

    I’m still waiting for reparations from the Romans and as for the those bleeding Vikings ….

  5. Tintarella di Luna

    Oh noes C.L. are you saying holier than holy Hadley was engaging in fawnication live on radio, dear me, have the censors had a go on unsocial media

  6. Bela Bartok

    It used to be that if one were on a ‘blacklist’ he would be shunned and unemployable.
    Now to be on a ‘blacklist’ means untold access to the ABC and the shirt-rending press, talking-head interviews of hollow and vapid insincerity, and boundless opportunity to appear to be oppressed and hard done by, all the while revelling in the privilege of being ‘black’, and in the case of sTan, rather ambiguously black as well.

  7. H B Bear

    A new low for Four Corners, the supposed ALPBC flagship, even allowing for its airing of undergraduate animal activist footage that contributed to the closure of a major export industry and an as yet unquantified cost to taxpayers and the hyper partisan coverage of George Pell, ignoring yet again its Charter.

    This sort of sustained whinge used to be left to Australian Story, where it could be safely ignored.

  8. miltonf

    I’ve thought it was very odd, since I was a kid, that we elevate these media parasites to the status of oracles and bestow wealth upon them beyond what an average productive citizen could ever aspire to.

  9. miltonf

    This sort of sustained whinge used to be left to Australian Story, where it could be safely ignored.

    The ABC is a fully paid up (by the Australian taxpayer) and enthusiastic member of the international left. Like many pubic servants in Canbra who believe they are there to serve the UN and not the Australian taxpayer.

  10. gary

    The 37 year old with “no known preconditions” (from the article’s link) looks at least 130kg in his photo. Being obese is a risk factor for dying of Covid.

  11. Damon

    I think TAFKAS nailed it “This stuff is just so important and exceptional value for money”.

  12. notafan

    Also appears he didn’t seek treatment until disease was well advanced.

  13. It’s not “Corona” virus, it’s the Fat Bastard virus.

    Ergo, Hadley favours a lockdown. He’s like a male Marise Payne. You don’t see him getting about in neat chinos and a European cut dress shirt. Always swanning about in loose, flattering dark sacks.

  14. Lee

    There is a word for people like Hadley: “ghoul.”

  15. Lee

    It’s not “Corona” virus, it’s the Fat Bastard virus.

    Ergo, Hadley favours a lockdown.

    Hadley and Monty, birds of a feather.

  16. Anonymous

    I am 1/64 th aboriginal and do not claim to be aboriginal, but I have relatives with exactly the same aboriginal percentage who conduct “Welcome to Country” ceremonies.

  17. Penny

    Hadley is nothing but a jumped up taxi driver !!!!

  18. Robbo

    Grant with an inferiority complex? He certainly qualifies for one because he is definitely inferior. Grant fails the test for being a decent and honest person. He continually victimises himself without any reason to do so.

  19. a reader

    Hadley seems to be getting progressively worse. I stopped listening to him a very long time ago and when I hear snippets I remember why I stopped

  20. Lee

    Many years ago, when he first started out in the media, I thought Grant seemed like a decent guy.
    Not now that he thinks he has a huge sense of racial victimhood.

  21. shatterzzz

    Stan & his tan a trip thru time …….
    https://imgur.com/ixGxn7y

  22. wal1957

    Everyone is a bloody victim!
    FMD!
    Do black lives matter? Yes!
    Do white lives matter? Yes…but apparently I am a waaaaaacist for posing the question.
    No wonder I couldn’t give a crap about the BLM outrage, the Aboriginal industry and its constant bleating about evil ‘whitey’.

    I’ve lost interest…

  23. Adelagado

    Grant didn’t make a big deal about his aboriginality when he was on top of the totem pole, hosting a national current affairs show in the 90’s. It was only when his career began a downward slide about 5 years ago that he decided to push his color to the front of every discussion. Looks like the new strategy is working for him at their ABC.

  24. Scott Osmond

    Can’t stand Hadley. The old man insists on listening so I get bits and pieces walking past him. He gets his little hampster wheel spinning up and repeats himself and starts tripping over his own words. Was never a fan of Jones but he was a much better presenter and I never got the urge to throw the radio out the window to stop the pain. Hadley becomes abusive if anyone disagrees with him. Can’t imagine living in the same household.

  25. notafan

    Wish Stan would go back to whatever fantastic foreign gig he had.

    Tan Grant indeed.

  26. egg_

    Media LOL-reports claim Rose had no underlying medical conditions but, judging from photos, he was overweight and unhealthy.

    Sounds like many of the Medicos who’ve died, they’d be technically termed “obese”.
    Sounds like you don’t want to be obese and placed on a respirator, period!

  27. egg_

    didn’t Saint Jesse divert funds from one of his ‘charities’ to buy a house for his mistress and their child? Why yes, yes he did.

    The shonkster tried to get some cred from association with MLK Jnr.

  28. Rob

    On Covid-19, 2GB’s Ray Hadley is incredibly ignorant and incapable of allowing any alternative perspective.
    3AW’s Neil Mitchell is similarly afflicted.
    Both of them appear to have the instillation of fear and terror in the audience as their primary goal.

  29. mh

    shatterzzz
    #3511903, posted on July 13, 2020 at 4:37 pm
    Stan & his tan a trip thru time …….
    https://imgur.com/ixGxn7y

    It’s hard to understand how sTan Grant can be taken seriously.
    I first saw him on Foxtel maybe ten to 15 years ago and felt slightly sorry for the guy.
    Then I later discovered he was in blackface!

  30. Davey Boy

    The current NSW Year 11 English syllabus requires students to analyse “Persuasive texts”.

    sTan Grant’s whinge “Racism is Destroying the Australian Dream” is among the speeches ‘chosen’ for analysis, by NESA aka NSW Edumacation Standards Authoritah.

    Of course the current Secretary of the New South Wales Department of Edumacation is one Mark Walker Scott who sashayed into that role straight from the ABC MD-ship.

    Nice Mr Scott also employed one Benjamin “hate f-ck” Law as a Reading Hour Ambassador

    Thank You Gladys and the SFLs.

    They certainly are “all in it together”.

  31. Old Lefty

    Nice Mr Scott, suitability housetrained by the ABC, paid tribute to the ABC’s in-house pinup pervert Richard Neville as a great humanist. Watch our for your moderately attractive cherubic fourteen-year-old daughters in their uniforms outside the school gates, and for your twelve-year-old boys.

    Then we had Grant peddling a wierd and discredited theory that imperialism was all the popes’ fault

  32. Hay Stockard

    Both Hadley and Grant have many failings. I am,far,too polite to enumerate them here. I pity the fools.

  33. Iain Russell

    Full marks to The Tan. He got in on The Giggle, The Laugh, and it’s been a real earner for him. Play That ‘Country’ Music, White Boy!

  34. GD

    shatterzzz
    #3511903, posted on July 13, 2020 at 4:37 pm
    Stan & his tan a trip thru time …….
    https://imgur.com/ixGxn7y

    It seems sTan is guilty of blackface.

  35. Louis Litt

    Min – Put a pair of pants on Alsace Lorraine belongs to Germany.

  36. Patty Duke

    It seems to be a crime for white people to speak out on behalf of blacks, because, due to their white privilege, they can’t possibly know how they have suffered.

    But it seems to be ok for the very privileged black sTan to speak out on behalf of his oppressed kin folk. He has found himself a nice comfy niche on the ABC as resident opressed black oracle from the position of his nice middle class life. Nice work if you can get it.

  37. Diogenes

    Min, my maternal GGF was born in Lothringen, according to Uroma , a proud German who died “fuer Kaiser und Vaterland”. He was wounded during “Michael” and killed when Americans shelled the hospital he was in during the 100 days.

  38. Shorter CL: I like blacks as long as they don’t get uppity.

  39. John A

    Louis Litt #3512341, posted on July 14, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Min – Put a pair of pants on Alsace Lorraine belongs to Germany.

    Those two provinces have been in dispute (between France and Germany) as much as any territory in the Middle East.

    Alsatians are known as German Shepherds but Quiche Lorraine is a French dish. Don’t try to figure it out – it’s not worth the effort.
    🙂

  40. m0nty
    #3512518, posted on July 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Shorter CL: I like blacks as long as they don’t get uppity.

    No, what he meant was he likes blacks if they’re not conceived and born from a tanning salon.

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