Breathtaking arrogance. Just breathtaking.

From today’s ABC Insiders:

David Speers:

It’s the elderly who the virus is hitting the hardest.  It’s the young economically who are losing jobs.  How do young Australians feel about this?

Shalailah Medhora:

Look.  I think there’s a lot of resilience with our young people.  Don’t believe the hype.  They’re actually a very, very resilient generation, that just accept that they have to do the right thing in certain circumstances, and this is one of those unprecedented, that word keeps getting chucked around.  It’s an unprecedented time, and I think that young people acknowledge that they’re going to have to bear the brunt of this going forward.

Isn’t Speers right on the ball forgetting about the everyone else losing their jobs, many never to work again.  And the small business people losing (or about to lose) their homes.  And what about the non elderly losing their lives?

And isn’t Shalailah modest.  Taking it upon herself to speak for all “young Australians” as in-comprehensively as she does.  Apparently according to her, from her comfortable ABC sinecure, “young people acknowledge that they’re going to have to bear the brunt of this going forward”.  Do they really?  How would she know?

You know who hasn’t yet born the brunt but should?  ABC employees like Speers and Shalailah.

Breathtaking arrogance. Just breathtaking.

We’re all in this together.

#ABCJobsMatter.

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21 Responses to Breathtaking arrogance. Just breathtaking.

  1. a happy little debunker

    Easy for the young to sponge off their parents for a few more years – than hope the olds die quickly to get their entitlement, er I meant inheritance…

  2. stackja

    How many MPs and bureaucrats bear the brunt?

  3. Exit Stage Right

    How many MPs and bureaucrats and ABC employees bear the brunt?
    FIFY

  4. Roger

    The economic and fiscal malaise that will result from the covid-19 lockdowns would be the perfect reason to defund the ABC.

    We just won’t be able to afford them any longer.

  5. Rex Anger

    Where did that little post-millennial shyte MPH get to? There’s a perfect article here for bashing on anybody at least 10 seconds older than him going begging!

    Seriously, the quality of trolls these days is atrociious.

    #Itellyouthisplaceisslipping

  6. Bronson

    ABC public servant tax hoover says she’s alright so everyone else must be too. Do they actually think when they say this?

  7. miltonf

    Absolutely no reason for the ABC to exist anymore. If people want it, they can pay for it by subscription or buy shares in a float.

  8. BM

    We’re all in this together.

    Why does this phrase – which is exclusively exclaimed by politicians, bureaucrats and whomever else relies on taxpayer funding – always cause me to picture a bunch of pigs, together, with their snouts in the trough?

  9. min

    No she is wrong the young will not be resilient unless parents have instilled the notions of responsibility and consequences of behaviour . For example how many marched in the BLM Or did not get there because parents would not drive them . Heads filled with climate change rubbish ,gender fluidity , victims noT
    resilient.

  10. Dasher

    Took the words out of my mouth….we are all in this together!!

  11. Vicki

    Speers had been an incisive interviewer on Sky. He started well on Insiders, but clearly has been nobbled by ABC hierarchy.

  12. min

    Aren’t they known as Snowflakes for their resilience?

  13. Bruce

    “We’re all in this together.”

    As shouted in unison by the people in the lifeboats, whilst r0wing away from the Titanic.

    See also: “Who’s WE, Kemosabe?”

  14. a reader

    The young might be resilient but they’ve been preached to about their inferiority for generations. That’s a primary driver of why so many have knocked themselves off.

    there does appear to be two sorts of the 20-40 city generation at the moment. There are those who want to live in the inner city (Newtown, Marrickville, Richmond, Yarragrad, North Adelaide etc.) who are absolutely woke wankers. They frequent restaurants selling things like Vegan Jerky where everything comes with a side of kale. Then there are the others who don’t give a shit about BLM or whatever else. They work proper jobs. They’re also surprisingly conservative. There’s no way anybody on the ABC is in that latter category

  15. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    I wonder after years of hearing about the ABC and their utter disregard for their supposed impartiality, I now wonder have I had the A in their initials wrong. Maybe it has long been Arrogant not Australian, Just a thought.

  16. Whalehunt Fun

    Do no sell the ABC.
    When a sheep has foot and mouth you do not sell it.
    Burn, bury and never speak of it again.

  17. MPH

    Hello Rex, looks like you’re still wasting both oxygen and electrons. There aren’t many rules around here but I think pre emptive personal attacks are probably outside them. At least I’ve increased your sensitivity to the subject if you’re thinking about me before I show up.

    Since I’ve been invited to comment, I would speculate that millenials resilience most likely comes from an unwavering belief that the government is going to save them and their futures. That this is an opportunity for a reset and for them to have the pathway to their dreams laid out (and paid out with other people’s money). They think they’re all going to get paid nosebleed money to work in renewable energy, for Tesla, SpaceX, FANG etc. I’d be very wary of the backlash when that doesn’t eventuate because the government bails out pensioners, boomers, shareholders, and mortgage holders instead.

  18. Squirrel

    And not to forget the Gen-Xers and Millenials with safe public sector incomes who will make a killing – buying up distressed assets with near-free funding provided by money printing and the life savings of the people that some of them apparently want to kill off.

  19. mundi

    Who is the creditor for ask the australian debt?

    Mostly super funds.

    I think two problems could be solved at once.

  20. Rex Anger

    Hello Rex, looks like you’re still wasting both oxygen and electrons. There aren’t many rules around here but I think pre emptive personal attacks are probably outside them. At least I’ve increased your sensitivity to the subject if you’re thinking about me before I show up.

    Not in the slightest, troll. You’ve perfomed exactly to form. And I’ve given your ego a suitable stroke. You should be thanking me for the opportunity for a platform rather than crying about pre-emptive personal attacks…

    Much like IamNotObjectiveOrRationalist can be reliably expected to fling his inanities and hatred of a certain President of the United States around in any post related to the USA, or tell us all we know nothing about politics or liberalism or libertarianism in anything related to philosophy or economics, so you have carved yourself a niche as an apparent hater and outspoken critic of anyone marginally older or more successful than yourself.

    I’d be very wary of the backlash when that doesn’t eventuate because the government bails out pensioners, boomers, shareholders, and mortgage holders instead.

    What? Those less able to work don’t deserve a go at the money spigot cos they’re old? Or have themselves some bdebt and potential equity that money lenders might prefer they didn’t default on because of the knock-on effects?

    This millennial does not expect the government to pay his way.

  21. J_sh

    The term ‘elites’ is an American one and concern about them is a natural development in a Republic where no person reigns suoreme as in a Constitutional Monarchy such as Australia. So large numbers of people fear elites as pre-cursors
    to tyrants and owning guns is a corollary. However the concept is applicable in Australia to the likes of the ABC in the sense that they promote and laud policies which will decimate the livelihoods of others safe in the knowledge that enough taxpayers will remain in work to pay their salaries.

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