You pair of disgusting toads

TAFKAS has just returned from his two wheeled chariot ride.  He flicked on the television and ABC Insiders was on.  David Speers was interviewing Opposition Treasury spokesman Jim Chalmers.

Not at the start.  Not at the end.  Somewhere in the middle, Speers asked Chalmers:

Who is responsible for the nursing home deaths?

What a disgusting question to ask.  Speers should be forced to apologise.

Chalmers took a moment to collect his thoughts and rather than do the honourable thing, he jumped into the ABC journo turd bucket and replied to the effect that like the Ruby Princess, it was all the Prime Minister’s fault.

Not the Prime Minister’s accountability but the Prime Minister’s fault.

What pair of disgusting toads.  Did Speers follow up about how the spread got into the Victorian nursing homes?   No.  Of course not.  He gave Chalmers, not even a free kick, but a propaganda opportunity.

Disgraceful.

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37 Responses to You pair of disgusting toads

  1. craig

    Makes you wanna punch them in the mouth, yes?

  2. Is Speers on the ABC?
    FMD I thought he was a SKY stalwart.
    Aren’t they supposed to swing the other way? i.e. From the ABC to the private sector?
    Does the ABC pay better than the private sector ?
    Now there’s your problem right there.

  3. notafan

    Well if it’s the Prime minister’s fault he can go into stage four lockdown and Dan can leave us bad bad Melbournians aka ‘Victards’ alone.

  4. H B Bear

    The ALPBC have been waiting months for this. Ever since the media failed to blame SloMo for the bushfires.

  5. H B Bear

    The hive mind at work.

  6. H B Bear

    Chalmers learnt everything he knows studying at the foot of Goosesteen. No wonder he is a grub.

  7. Just Passing By

    But what do we expect? Conservatives are always too gutless to push back. We just went off a fiscal cliff and are now in free fall. If the ABC were conservative and Labor were in power does anyone seriously believe they would waste the opportunity to gut it? There is no better time to privitize it but the LNP do nothing.

  8. Adelagado

    Who is responsible for the nursing home deaths?

    I didn’t see it, but I don’t have a problem with the question. How are you going to find out if you dont ask? Or perhaps you are suggesting only a Liberal should be asked.

  9. I honestly don’t believe that the Liberals want to win the next election, not Federally or at the Victoristan state level.

  10. To ask that question would be like pinning car accidents onto the roads minister. No nuance and an invitation to slag. So much for responsible discourse.

  11. Splatacrobat

    What loathsome spotted reptiles they are.

  12. Mak Siccar

    Speers has turned into a real disappointment since leaving Sky.

  13. H B Bear

    I honestly don’t believe that the Liberals want to win the next election, not Federally or at the Victoristan state level.

    The Lieborals only assume government when another term of Liar corruption or incompetence is too much to bear. Victoriastan must be getting close.

  14. Ben

    The ABC is lost in its own dark pit of left.

    Take the campaign against hydroxychloroquine. The ABC claim believing this drug is beneficial for COVID sufferers is faith without evidence.

    But the ABC promotes climate alarmism and wind / solar similarly.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-08-01/hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-drug-now-right-wing-ideology/12510812

  15. Exit Stage Right

    Good reason not to watch their ABC.
    So bad for my blood pressure.
    Speers is so disappointing. Left any principles he may have had back at Sky.

  16. Snoopy

    Mak Siccar
    #3532102, posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:47 am
    Speers has turned into a real disappointment since leaving Sky.

    Speers and his mates Tom Connell and Laura Jayes were always far left. Kieran Gilbert centre left.

    Do you think TheirABC would appoint someone unreliable?

  17. H B Bear

    Do you think TheirABC would appoint someone unreliable?

    La Tingle and Andwew Pwobyn proving very sound. To anybody who heard Andwew’s audition with Nanna Hutchison on ALPBC radio while he was at Teh Worst this would come as no surprise.

  18. Tom

    Like other News Corp leftists who’ve fled the mothership and its satellites like Sky News, Speers couldhardly wait to start unloading his bigotry against anyone who isn’t part of the Green Left Industrial Complex.

    And it was more than a free kick for Chalmers: it was a signal to everyone in the Liars party that the 15-minute interview on the Sunday morning Greenfilth Re-Education Hour remains a propaganda opportunity not available to the hated Tories, who will be spoken over and interrupted throughout — if they can get the one in 10 interviews available to the political right.

    Speers, like the rest of the left’s media propagandists, thinks the punters are too stupid to notice what he and they are doing.

  19. Iain Russell

    Human filth. Both of them.

  20. H B Bear

    Like other News Corp leftists who’ve fled the mothership …

    Didn’t take Patricia Karvelas long to fall into line.

  21. Cynic of Ayr

    Does the ABC pay more than the Private Sector?
    Of course they do!
    For starters, Speers is now a Public Servant.
    Can’t be sacked;
    Has all sorts of leave entitlements;
    Can get fully paid maternity leave if he wants it;
    Can get bereavement leave if his dog dies;
    Entitled to the full perk of Public Servant Super, i.e. 15% (or whatever) paid into his super account;
    Can’t be chastised;
    Buttrose will defend him to the end of her days (because she’s in on the same Public Servant Racket!)
    No morals required, or expected.

  22. Bruce of Newcastle

    I quite like toads.
    This is a calumny against the species.

  23. Biota

    Always felt that David Speers liked the look of himself in the mirror and the sound of his own mellifluous voice when on Sky. This is an ABC-free household so haven’t seen him since.

  24. gowest

    Funny how Brisbane MPs are experts on all things Victorian

  25. a happy little debunker

    I stopped watching the ABC some time ago, because I kept on throwing things at the TV and after a while it gets expensive buying new TV’s…

  26. Vagabond

    Well that’s what you get for watching the ABC. Such drivel won’t have any effect on political outcomes though, 99.99% of the viewers are beyond having their minds changed, even if an alternative comment was allowed.

    Even the Melbourne Age allows the ocasional anti liars comment.

  27. Tel

    They aren’t called the Liars Party for nothing.

    Neither the question nor the answer had anything whatsoever to do with Treasury … but why stick to the rules, huh?

  28. Beachcomber

    Who is responsible for the nursing home deaths?

    I don’t get it. People who are very elderly, frail and reaching the end of their lives will inevitably pass away. They often die in nursing homes. Why is this a major health crisis and scandal?

    Just looked at the the Australian Data. A total of four deaths today and yesterday in all Australia, including Victoria. OK. So in all of Australia the authorities could link only four deaths in some way to “Covid-19”. And that is with all the increased meaningless testing and “positive” results that are labelled as “cases”; despite the fact that almost all of these “cases” have no symptoms and are not cases of illness.

    This is a mass delusion the like of which has never occurred before. We are being played for fools and abused by the Establishment and their Ministry of Truth media.

  29. John A

    H B Bear #3532105, posted on August 2, 2020, at 10:50 am

    I honestly don’t believe that the Liberals want to win the next election, not Federally or at the Victoristan state level.

    The Lieborals only assume government when another term of Liar corruption or incompetence is too much to bear. Victoriastan must be getting close.

    There is still too long a political period to pass before any confidence vote can be taken in the Legislative Assembly. We have to wait for the final year of the fixed four-year term for that, and I am not holding my breath for such a vote to get up, anyway.

    So don’t bet on it happening soon.

  30. Squirrel

    At the absolute most, Insiders should only be watched during commercial breaks in Outsiders – and then only as a form of sampling, like this – https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/07/31/heres-a-nugget/

    Now that Victoriastan is officially a disaster, the ABC will be in absolute overdrive in astroturfing, deflection, distraction etc. etc. to protect their most beloved of all Strayan gummints – nothing will be off limits in the pursuit of that objective, because if the State of Disaster were to flip, and once again become the “jewel in the Liberal crown”, federal Labor would be out of power for a long, long time.

  31. LBLoveday

    “Speers should be forced to apologise”.

    Speers should be sacked.

  32. Robbo

    Chalmers is a fuckwit and he underlines that every time he opens his mouth. The Labor Party is so bereft of talent and brains that Albo made Chalmers his Shadow Treasurer. The guy has difficulty counting from one to ten but I suppose that makes him bright by Labor Party standards. Moving on it seems that hasn’t taken very long at all for Speers to go native, or is it that he was really a closet leftie all the time he worked at Sky? Whatever is the answer to that it should be that Speers should hang his head in shame at giving such a blatant free kick to the Labor Party. Does he now see his future in becoming another ABC clone of the clowns he mingles with in the staff canteen?

  33. Terry Pedersen

    Insiders 2 August 2020 – Transcript – Chalmers Interview

    Speers asked a direct question and Chalmers gave a correct answer.

    SPEERS: Aged care, let’s talk about aged care because we have seen a terrible couple of weeks in Victoria. Who is responsible, ultimately, do you think for deaths that have occurred?

    CHALMERS: The Prime Minister is responsible for the aged care system. And the point that we’ve made is that he needs to take responsibility for the horror show in aged care. The Prime Minister shouldn’t be allowed to wash his hands of this the way that he’s tried to wash his hands of the Ruby Princess debacle, which also cost lives. It’s time for him to take this challenge more seriously than he has to date. And not just because of what’s happened during this crisis, but because of the deterioration in aged care for some time. We had a serious crisis at Newmarch House a few months ago which led to 19 deaths. We’ve had an interim recommendation from the Aged Care Royal Commission which have been more or less ignored by the Government. All of these issues together are crying out for the Government, and particularly the Prime Minister, to take some ownership of this problem. He shouldn’t be pointing the finger. He shouldn’t be pretending it’s somebody else’s issue to deal with. It’s really the pointy end of this crisis and it’s time for the Prime Minister to take responsibility for what’s gone wrong here.

    There is no need for either of them to apologize.

  34. egg_

    The ALPBC have been waiting months for this. Ever since the media failed to blame SloMo for the bushfires.

    As anticipated on the Cat.

    The meeja/ALP will hang this all on Dunce SloMo the first chance they get.

  35. W Hogg

    The ALPBC have been waiting months for this. Ever since the media failed to blame SloMo for the bushfires.

    Must be watching different meeja. 9 had a 60Min dedicated to the fires being caused by Climate Change ™ and how it’s all SloMo’s fault for not committing to a different 2050 target (which would of course have prevented the Unprecedented bushfires). And this is the most conservative of the major networks.

  36. OUTRAGED

    We all need reminding that there is no nursing home crisis in states other than Victoria. NSW learned from the Newmarch House disaster and obviously remedied the situation. The questions which should be asked is; why were workers allowed to work in multiple Victorian nursing homes, particularly when the virus had escaped hotel quarantine into many communities? Why is it that only in Victoria, individuals working in, or visiting nursing homes no longer need to provide evidence of influenza vaccination? This does not occur in other states, where local health departments are responsible for this part of nursing home operation. The Feds are not responsible for everything. That Chalmers charmer takes every opportunity to shoot his mouth off.

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