Once Proud

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127 Responses to Once Proud

  1. Geoffrey Gray

    Johannes is quoting Biden. Literally quoting him. It’s in the print version of The Oz today.

  2. NoFixedAddress

    Hi to all the Karens out there.

  3. a happy little debunker

    ‘All the little black and brown girls…’ Joe Biden 12/08/2020
    “…that little girl was me’ Kamala Harris 28/06/2019

  4. Tezza

    Hard to credit anyone could be so silly, uninformed and unreflective to take Leak’s quote of Biden as being racist, rather than mocking Biden’s (and his team’s) racially reductionist and racially obsessed thinking.

    Americans are being asked to vote for a Presidential team that would with certainty propel the VP into the top job, for which she has precisely 2 qualifications, neither of them merit.

  5. candy

    One of the best cartoons I’ve seen for ages.

    Sums up the current political Democrat situation with Harris and Biden very well, and yet presents the characters in a nice, pleasant well-drawn manner. He shows respectfulness in his drawings. They are quite tasteful.
    Unlike the Rowe chap who draws the ugliest things that do not even resemble people and ugliest nauseating colours.

  6. 2dogs

    racist nonsense

    Yes, there is racist nonsense depicted here, but the critics are so totally lacking in nuance and artistic sense that they are unable to see that Leak is depicting Biden’s racist nonsense.

  7. Jock

    Funny I thought the cartoon was absolutely spot on. It skewered Biden and the Democrats pretending to be anti racist when they were the Party of the KKK and segregation.

  8. the not very bright Marcus

    Bill would be so proud of his son right now .

  9. Craig

    I thought the spoof was spot on. The Democrats chose a running mate on colour and gender. There was never a stipulation that the running mate hate to be free of bigotry and racism and past KKK affiliation. Why is Louise having a faux outrage moment? Maybe Louise, you should be praising the Australian for being honest.

  10. Rossini

    Jock
    #3548503, posted on August 15, 2020 at 1:39 pm
    rickw
    #3548509, posted on August 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Spot on

  11. Damon

    Milligan misses the point that Harris is of Indian and not African descent.

  12. Ozman

    Political satire at its best. Hit karen in the heart; making the most of mockery. ☺

    Of course, “If you don’t vote Democrat, you’re not black!” has nothing to do with the being offensive.

    Naughty boy, Joe. How dare you!

  13. John64

    A cartoon quotes Biden word-for-word and a leftist dill like Milligan shrieks “racist nonsense”.

    It doesn’t get much better than that.

    I dips me lid to you, Leak Jnr.

  14. Des Deskperson

    ‘Funny I thought the cartoon was absolutely spot on. ‘

    Indeed, but even if its critics grasped this, they wouldn’t be at all interested. For them the cartoon:

    appeared in a Murdock paper

    is – at least arguably – a non-laudatory depiction of a person of colour.

    As for ‘shameful’, Milligan wrote the following in a the Woman’s Weekly article in 2019: (H/T currencylad):

    “I remember when we started shooting a reenactment of a game being played by George Pell and some eight-year old boys at a swimming pool for our ABC story. We used my son and my neighbour’s boy for that scene. They enjoyed playing the game. It brought home to myself and my friend the horrible loss of trust that children who are victims of sexual abuse by clergy suffer.”

    As the lad himself commented:

    “What sort of person ‘uses’ two little boys in a filmed child molestation “reenactment”?”

    All you really need to know about Milligan.

  15. littledozer

    Even lefties don’t listen to what Biden has to say….nobody does

  16. Infidel Tiger King

    We know they are biased. They are also pig ignorant.

  17. Bob

    Moral posturing from her – that vicious disgraced defamer and persecutor of an innocent man.
    She, who has been humiliated by the High Court of Australia 7-0, in the most damning rejection of her vilifications. How can that rancid, monstrous sow ever dare to communicate in public again. Shame on her.

  18. Mother Lode

    Is she saying that Leak is being racist?

    Is she saying that the cartoon’s purpose is to prompt scorn for Biden because he chose a black/brown/whatever running mate?

    She can’t at least discern the possibility that Leak is pointing to (at the possibility of ) racism on Biden’s part?

    if she is incapable of the latter then she is blind.

    If she does grasp the possibility of the latter and is accusing Leak of bandying the racism label to casually then she is guilt of the same in calling Leak racist.

    Progressive accusations of racism, misogyny, homophobia etc have become trite from overuse. They were once ever slogans and never hit any targets.

    They are so stupid.

    While a good tennis player could put on a convincing act as a bad tennis player on the court, a bad tennis player cannot play like a good one.

    Our progressives are like that. Weak intellects pretending to be powerful ones.

    And it is so so obvious.

  19. Gyro Cadiz

    I was once proud to have my byline in your pages.

    Yoda says:
    Strong in this one, the butthurt is.

  20. Jonathon Leak like his father Bill is able to tell the truth, which some politically weak people have found uncomfortable, through very good art. Both Harris and Biden have made stupid comments to gain political points. It is very clear that the powerbrokers of the Democrats have selected Biden because they think he will be their puppet. They have overlooked that he is on the way to be mentally handicapped. The Democrat powerbrokers thought they had to select someone from a minority racial group to attract the woke voters. They chose one who has little public appeal but is in tune with their socialist agenda.
    The polls were wrong about the 2016 US election. It appears in the history of US election the stock market has got it right over 87% of the time. I will be banking that it will get the 2020 election for the President and the lower house of parliament correct (ie continued growth, lower taxes, and less regulation)

  21. H B Bear

    Stupid j’ismist. Somebody needs to explain it to her – like the editor of Teh Paywallian has done today. Morons.

  22. Professor Fred Lenin

    All this racist crap put about to maintain white corrupt decromats in the public trough . Wonder what the next agenda will be when Trump wins and Barr and Durham start prosecuting the decromat leadership one by one for the real crimes they have committed ? The decromats jailed will get a taste of real racism in those lovely jails the Americans have .

  23. H B Bear

    No surprise to see fat Kaz Maz involved in another self-congratulatory circle jerk.

  24. Ceres

    Do these idiots realise the words ‘little black and brown girls’ belong to Joe Biden, not Johannes Leak and were spoken by Biden when introducing Harris. For goodness sake do your homework before you jump on the slam Johannes Leak bandwagon.

  25. Carpe Jugulum

    I think Leak Jnr just got a pay raise.

    Nailed it

  26. calli

    Milligan knows exactly what she’s doing with her calculated Harrumphing.

    – signalling her “side” (as if we didn’t know)
    – keeping her name in public consciousness (all those civil suits have disappeared)
    – hoping to have Leak sacked by adding her voice to the reee-ing confected cacophoney

    Here’s the thing, Louise. If you are no longer proud to write for them, don’t.

  27. Zatara

    Democratic Party sets press rules for criticizing Biden’s VP pick Kamala Harris

    Observers will also note that as of yesterday the lead story at almost every major leftist news sources is focused on trying to prove she is “black”. As compared to her actual Indian/Jamaican slave-owner heritage.

  28. Cynic of Ayr

    Oh Jeez, the stupidity of these people.
    Not really stupid, stupid and evil, and cannot see past their own prejudice.
    In the cartoon, those are Biden’s words!
    Jo Leak threw Biden’s words in their face, and like lemmings, they fell for it.

  29. Lee

    Who is Louise Milligan?

    A thoroughly discredited, disgraced, and fiercely partisan journo.
    Gives a terrible name to the profession.

  30. yarpos

    Milligan of all people lecturing on journalistic standards. Stelter level self unareness.

  31. Tom

    Here’s the thing, Louise. If you are no longer proud to write for them, don’t.

    But she can’t because the only place she can get a job these days is as a political activist going after tribal enemies of the government propaganda channel.

    If she was observing professional ethics, her gotcha book about Pell, used as ammunition for the greatest miscarriage of justice since Lindy Chamberlain (thrown out by the High Court 7-0), would never have been published. Because she’s not a journalist and her book was fiction.

  32. Rob

    Oh the speed of Twitter – shoot first look later.
    By the way – what is the current meaning of the word racist?

  33. Louise hasn’t got a sense of humour like her namesake , Spike ….She’s a humourless leftard bint , but she probably laughed insanely at the frightbat who swung the orange man’s severed head around as a joke ……….. Leftard bullshitters trying to convince themselves their not the biggest loser’s on the planet !

  34. Bela Bartok

    I wonder if Tim Satonmyasssoupspoon will try and gin up someone to make a complaint, ala Leak Snr.’s “Righto, what’s his name then” cartoon?

  35. Robbo

    So Milligan is quite OK with inventing stuff with the purpose of convicting someone who was innocent. Most people would see that behaviour as repugnant, vile and possibly criminal. She does, however, have difficulty in smiling at a humorous cartoon that was designed to highlight the senility and stupidity of Joe Biden, the moron who would like to be POTUS. Right at this moment I can’t think of anyone lower in moral values than Milligan. She is a disgraceful example of everything bad in Australian journalism so it’s no wonder she is in the payroll at the ABC.

  36. Bronson

    What conga line of suck holes on that twitter feed. All looking for relevance in their pathetic pointless lives by trying to out do each other with faux outrage. Its a microcosim of what an aimless and morally directionless society they have made.
    I wonder what milligan is doing with all those unsold copies of the cardinal?

  37. cuckoo

    Milligan is a grifter, and her latest grift has gone bust so she needs to rebrand herself with the hot new grift, “racism”. How long before she’s selling miracle vitamin supplements or diets to cure cancer?

  38. billie

    people clearly don’t think the “right way” .. after all the effort put in by the abc and other lefty journo flocks! hooooow ungrateful .. sniff, sniff

    why are they all glued to the Murdock publication and then they hate themselves for it

    how many complaints do you reckon the press council umpires will get? over or under 1,000?

  39. Rabbi Putin

    It’s much better to be a racist than a leftist.

    A scolding Aussie political journalist named Karen on Twitter. What are the odds hey?

  40. alan sivkoff

    this is the same louise milligan who decided that being judge , jury & executioner in the george pell affair was a fair cop?

  41. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    Seems like anything reported on Leftists is “racism” yet the left do any and everything against the President. Both Democrat candidates have have a much recorded history (not heresay or paid for) of extreme behaviour. The fall back use of racism tells us they have ran out of anything worthwhile and have to resort to this name calling nonsense.

  42. steve

    Yeah, Righto. What’s his name then

  43. Oh come on

    Johannes Leak is greatly honouring his father’s legacy. The highest quality shit-stirring is a true reflection of reality, is amusing and pisses off the right people.

  44. Megan

    Radioactive level Karening from the P**oChaser. Her sanctimoniousness can be seen from Pluto.

  45. Megan

    And Johannes is most definitely a very clever chip of the old block. Keep it up!

  46. Ed Case

    Funny I thought the cartoon was absolutely spot on. It skewered Biden and the Democrats pretending to be anti racist when they were the Party of the KKK and segregation.

    The original KKK had achieved it’s aims by the end of Reconstruction, i.e., 135 years ago.
    The second iteration was in then Republican New York and Ohio in the Twenties
    and the 60s iteration was an FBI Countelpro.
    It’s more accurate to describe the Republicans as the Party of Segregation, since they instituted it below the Mason-Dixon Line and created de facto Segregation above it by Policies such as Redlining in th Northern Cities.

  47. min

    It seems that research by Western showed that when participants In MRI were shown their preferred leader and negative messages shown ,the reasoning areas of the brain closed down
    Another research er in the area of cognitive dissonance told a Lenny Bruce joke . A politician appeared on tv and announced I am a crook , dishonest a cheat , vote for me .Supporters said Now there’s an honest man .
    Our brains work in strange ways .

  48. Tom

    Milligan has ensured that Leak Jnr’s opening comment on the Biden-Harris ticket becomes a collector’s classic. There are thousands of T-shirt sales to be had for those opposing The Mob in November — even those like us who can’t vote.

    Leftards are the most self-unaware people on the planet — and an endless supply of satire for artists like Leak Jnr.

  49. JohnJJJ

    LMill provided the perfect example of gormless. I thought it was one Mr Leak’s greatest cartoons. And fortunately LMilligan has helped. God bless the gormless.

  50. Cassie of Sydney

    Milligan is a disgrace…however she is no better or worse than the rest of her fascist buddies….the same far-left, progressive parasitic hacks that inhabit the world of Nine Newspapers, their ALPBC….or maybe that should now be changed to “their GreenABC”, The Malcolm Guardian and the sewersphere that is more commonly known as twitter. These parasites have zero self awareness…zero ability to understand nuance…they really feel that they are somehow more superior to the likes of you and me but what’s worse…they feel and they are empowered to feel that they can dictate to us what to hear, what to see and what to believe. Here are some further putrid names that have joined the far-left fascist lynch mob over the last twenty-four hours…

    Matt Bevan
    Karen Middleton
    Osman Faruqi
    Greg Jericho
    Katharine Murphy
    Benjamin Law
    Dom Knight
    Van Badham
    Derryn Hinch
    Michael Rowland
    Virginia Trioli
    Jonathan Green
    Patricia Karvelas
    Annabel Crabb
    Julia Baird
    Mike Carlton and…

    the great race pimp himself…Tim Soutphommasane

    The irony of the likes of Carlton…..sacked by Fairfax for vile anti-Semitism and who last year posted a tweet wondering why a Q&A panellist couldn’t strangle a coalition MP…..the irony of Derryn Hinch…there’s a lot that could be said about that smug hypocrite…I could go on.

    I feel sick even typing the names of this collective SCUM. They are all, self indulgent, sanctimonious venal, hypocrites….and please note how many are paid for by the taxpayer . I am angry…very angry. Meanwhile we have a LNP government that does nothing to curb their ABC, does nothing to fight the culture wars…does nothing but build up debt and tell us crap like “we’re all in this together”. I”ll leave it there before I get even angrier.

    Go Johannes….and it was a great, great cartoon and you are a great cartoonist….a credit to your late, great father.

  51. Cassie of Sydney

    “It’s more accurate to describe the Republicans as the Party of Segregation, since they instituted it below the Mason-Dixon Line and created de facto Segregation above it by Policies such as Redlining in th Northern Cities.”

    You really are an idiot.

  52. calli

    Michael Rowland

    Careful Michael.

    Young Mr Sandman’s attorney might see you.

    Best lay low. If that’s physically possible.

  53. Alex

    If she was a bloke I’d call her a sewer-pipe plumber. Is that sexist?!

  54. JC

    I had to.

    “Karen”, couple of things. The cartoonist was making a play on the exact words nursing home Joe used describing Harris. Lastly, both you sheilas should consider reducing your food consumption and doing home gym to remove some lard. @Milliganreports

  55. Cassie of Sydney

    “Alex
    #3548725, posted on August 15, 2020 at 6:31 pm
    If she was a bloke I’d call her a sewer-pipe plumber. Is that sexist?!”

    No…not sexist…highly appropriate. As someone wrote above, Fatty Milligan is desperately looking for attention. Her whole shtick was catastrophically ruined/destroyed/annihilated by the HC verdict back in April…and ever since she’s been out shopping for a new “cause”. She is a disgrace……but that word still doesn’t quite do justice to Milligan’s malevolence.

  56. Dear god ‘ead Case.

    You really are off your chops kind sir.

  57. areff

    Hard to credit anyone could be so silly, uninformed and unreflective to take Leak’s quote of Biden as being racist, rather than mocking Biden

    It’s not hard at all. This is how j’ism is played and sprayed these days. Complainant JJ’s special confidante and enabler in his lies about Pell belongs to one camp, so Leak/The Oz/grownups are her enemies by definition.

    Therefore pile-on with all the usual suspects.

  58. C.L.

    The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were supported by more Republicans than Democrats. The latter were still very much in thrall to the Klan in the 1960s.

    As President pro tempore, Robert Byrd was third-in-line to Barack Obama until 2010.

  59. areff

    all those civil suits have disappeared

    Not sure about that, Calli. “R’s” (the dead junkie) dad was said to be proceeding last I heard. Let’s hope it gets to court. There’s some fascinating stuff about his father’s late-middle-age, er, hobby that could well explain why a kid just going through puberty would go off the rails. Shame might have something to do with it.

  60. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Shut. It. Down.
    Fire. Them. All.
    Salt. The. Earth.
    Nuke. From. Orbit.

  61. Leigh Lowe

    Not sure about that, Calli. “R’s” (the dead junkie) dad was said to be proceeding last I heard. Let’s hope it gets to court. 

    Big call.
    I get that “balance of probabilities” is a lower bar than “beyond reasonable doubt”, but the HC 7-zip thrashing (and accompanying commentary) means that even balance of probabilities is going to be a stretch.
    I don’t see a litigation funder going anywhere near it and, despite noble noises made by ambulance-chasers, they aren’t going to work for nothing.

  62. Perfidious Albino

    Doesn’t Karen also work/appear for a media corporation bearing the name ‘Australian’?

    Doesn’t seem to stop her or anyone else there carrying on like Asshat’s.

  63. Squirrel

    I assume Louise, and all the others outraged by this cartoon, were equally and publicly outraged at the jaw-droppingly appalling depiction of Josh Frydenberg in an AFR cartoon in early June….?

  64. Cassie of Sydney

    “Squirrel
    #3548773, posted on August 15, 2020 at 8:12 pm
    I assume Louise, and all the others outraged by this cartoon, were equally and publicly outraged at the jaw-droppingly appalling depiction of Josh Frydenberg in an AFR cartoon in early June….?”

    Their silence was deafening…..not a peep from the howling outrage mob aka the usual suspects. They are utter hypocrites.

  65. Rockdoctor

    Karen “Glug” Middleton

    IMO one who should never cast stones after her form, Cassie.

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  67. Old Lefty

    Anyone with more than half the intellectual wattage of a brain-damaged tadpole could see that Leak Jr was satirizing Biden’s grotesque tokenist condescension and mental debility.

    And these are the same people who join the racist pile-ons against Folau.

  68. Robber Baron

    Leak must escalate. Next cartoon must remind Milligan of 7 – 0 Pell result.

  69. candy

    Obviously if the cartoon was about Republicans in this predicament Ms Milligan would be full of “refreshing honesty” of the cartoonist and how proud she was to be associated with The Australian.

    She appears to be a completely one-eyed Left person who simply hates anything of the other side of the politics, because it is not her side. Her guy is an elderly man who paws young girls – but that’s okay because he is on her side. As they say, it is truly about the “side” for the Left.

  70. Rob

    Leak’s cartoon will be top of the wozza for Mike Bowers – in his Insiders segment “Talking Pictures” – on the ABC tomorrow morning!
    Won’t it ?

  71. David Brewer

    Does anyone know what her first two sentences even mean?

    Childish clickbait.

    Clickbait is false advertising, something that entices you to click on a link that takes you to some ad or scam. Why would you click on Leak’s cartoon: if you do, all you get is a bigger version of it. And clickbait is a mercenary, adult deception, how can it be childish? Then there is:

    And I’m falling for it.

    Meaning what? That she clicked on it because it was clickbait? Can’t be. That, thinking about it, she had to agree with Leak? Can’t be that either, if Leak’s cartoon is “shameful” and “racist nonsense”. I am genuinely baffled as to what she is saying.

  72. Rex Anger

    @ David Brewer-

    With Leftists a d SJWs of all stripes and causes, don’t try to divine or even presume any logic of any kind behind the rhetoric.

    Assume tbat all pronouncements a leftist makes are simply performance art. Much like managers make themselves and each other happy in their secret, special places through the copious use of buzzwords (Phrasing!), so any political speech is simply about displaying virtue, compliance with the group Narrative and then aggressively competing with one another to establish where they are in the SJW pecking order.

    Not even they believe their own bullshit, when finally cornered and pressed to breaking point. That is why they are so aggressive and abusive to any conservative challengers- If I don’t believe the crap I spout, why would you, as an evilbad, ciswhite national conservative male (or whatever) believe in anything you say?

    IamPeter is a textbook example of such leftwit narcissism here on the Cat. And he proclaims to be right-wing…

  73. Iain Russell

    She ‘had the ABC behind me’. Sure did. Abolish it. Now!!

  74. Win

    Milligan’s Rise and Fall I& Cardinal Pell can also be read as the rise and fall of the Walkley awards ,the ABC, The Australian and all taxpayer funded Milligan providers as analytical morons. She is there as representative of the lowest common denominator cult.

  75. Win

    I think my chemo brain frizzle is causing me to write “milliganese”.

  76. Ed Case

    ***The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were supported by more Republicans than Democrats.***
    No surprises there.
    New York and California and the West Coast and North East generally were Liberal Republican strongholds in the Sixties, Democrat heartland was south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
    Voting Rights in the South meant that the Democrats couldn’t keep blacks out of the Party any longer.
    That lead to the entire Old South flipping Repub. by 1984.

  77. Nob

    Actors miming to Trump’s words is a comedy meme right across the internet.

    Is Biden supposed to be unmockable?

  78. duncanm

    Louise and Karen are ‘low information journalists’

  79. Ed Case

    The Narrative right thru to Nov. 3 is going to be Biden/Harris Dream Team.
    AoS is saying the DNC insiders and Rino Governors are planning to send faithless Electors to the EC in the unlikely event that Trump wins or claims victory.
    So, yeah, despite the rich pickins available, there’ll be no # GropeyJoe or #HeelsUpHarris.

  80. min

    Well there’s Cognitive Dissonance at work for you . Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me by Tavris and Aronson , describe how we create fictions that absolve us from responsibility , restoring our belief that we are smart , moral and right .
    Now ain’t that the truth when one examines Milligan’s behaviour and also fellow leftist Dan Andrews MO .
    I have been researching this recently as I am writing a psychological explanation of Andrews continually telling lies even when there is evidence such as the Federal Government Media release , 27 th March spelling out that ADF would be made available to all States to aid, amongst many Duties , hotel quarantining.
    Carol Tavris available on You tube is a very entertaining Social Psychologist author covers many issues confronting today’s society for those in lockdown .
    I am just holding onto the belief that things come apart when held together by lies and Andrews will come undone and forced to resign with his emergency cabinet who are loyally supporting his lies .

  81. Archivist

    The cartoon is claiming that Biden is a racist.

    The Australian needs to get on the front foot now, and make this clear. Otherwise, they’ll lose this winnable battle.

  82. I get what Leak was trying to say. But what he is saying is illogical and insulting.

    Leak misconstrued Biden choosing Harris as VP as condescension based in (leftist) identity politics, but that mistake by Leak is itself condescension based in (right wing) identity politics. Leak is saying that Harris has no VP qualities beyond her race and gender. Biden is not saying that by appointing her, especially not after such an exhaustive selection process.

    Leak is using Biden’s words but he is misusing them, as Biden never referred to Harris as a little girl. This is not satire, it is following a long tradition of the right not understanding humour.

  83. Kneel

    “what is the current meaning of the word racist?”

    I am a part of two groups that appear to be relevant, and over which I have (and had) no control as to my membership – I am a member due to an “accident of birth” as they say.

    As part of the first group, I am labelled with specific attributes based solely on my genetic makeup, and my personal views and actions regarding those attributes are irrelevant.

    As part of the second group – which is a minority of the population – I am also labelled with specific attributes based solely on my genetic makeup, and my personal views and actions regarding those attributes is likewise irrelevant.

    However, because those two groups are “white” and “male” respectively, I am not the victim of discrimination, rather I am, ipso facto, the perpetrator of discrimination against all other groups and I must beg all other groups of which I am not a member for forgiveness.

    In short, the current meaning of “racist” is: “white” and the current meaning of “misogynist” is: “male”.

    And this is all so because of “systemic” conditions – my attitudes are, apparently, so ingrained into the very fabric of our society, our laws and our attitudes, that I am not even aware of them being existant. Yet if I were to be accused of aiding and abetting said “systemic” discrimination, both legal and social consequences of significant negative effect will be coming my way – I will need to defend myself in court including against subjective rather than objective facts, I will be excluded from polite society, and I might lose my job, all just on the accusation. That’s how systemic such discrimination is you see, and why we should always call it out and grind any of those accused of it to dust.

  84. Hay Stockard

    Leftards are as dumb as a sack of bricks. Cunning as rats, but really really dumb.

  85. Kneel

    “Leak misconstrued Biden choosing Harris as VP as condescension based in (leftist) identity politics..”

    Imagine, if you will, that Biden said “I want a white man as VP”. Heathen! Racist! Misogynist!
    Yet when he says “I want a woman of color(sic) as VP”, he is praised.

  86. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    collectivists are losing their shit over this cartoon.

    Great work, Johannes. By their stupidity and hypocrisy you shall know them.

  87. Adelagado

    I’m amazed that so many so-called political commentators were ignorant of the origin of the ‘offensive and racist’ words. Its not like it was in some obscure old video. It was in his speech introducing Kamala Harris as his running mate.

    It’s at the 4.15 mark…

  88. a happy little debunker

    The cartoon is claiming that Biden is a racist.

    ‘Unlike the African American community…the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community’
    ‘If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black’
    ‘Poor kids are just as bright as white kids’
    ‘… you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.’
    ‘We (Delawareans) were on the South’s Side in the Civil War’

    Are you claiming that Biden isn’t a racist?

  89. duncanm

    m0nty
    #3548995, posted on August 16, 2020 at 9:49 am
    Leak is saying that Harris has no VP qualities beyond her race and gender.

    If Harris was a white male, would (s)he have been chosen?

    She is most definitely not the pick of the crop if you ignore her race and gender.

  90. I love how you lot are pretending to care about the wrongs done to *checks notes* Martin O’Malley. You don’t give a tinkers about any white male Democrat. Bad faith argument, every time.

  91. Old School Conservative

    Already done, Archivist.
    Statement from the Editor-in-Chief, Chris Dore

    Johannes Leak’s commentary prompted an intense reaction, including ridiculous accusations the cartoon was motivated by racism or was intended to promote racism.

    The words “little black and brown girls” belong to Joe Biden, not Johannes, and were uttered by the presidential candidate when he named Kamala Harris as his running mate on Thursday; he repeated them in a tweet soon after.

    As many commentators in the US have noted, Biden is accused of using racial identity as a political weapon, and that is exactly the point Johannes was making in the cartoon, using Biden’s language.

    The intention of Johannes’s commentary was to ridicule identity politics and demean racism, not perpetuate it.

  92. Adelagado

    m0nty
    #3548995, posted on August 16, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Leak misconstrued Biden choosing Harris as VP as condescension based in (leftist) identity politics

    Bullshit. The Biden camp themselves recognised that it was stupid thing to say. Thats why they immediately re-released it as a tweet. Their intention was to try and ‘own it’, and make a virtue of it, before satirists like Leak could mock Biden for his subconscious racism and fake compassion. Biden chose Harris because she is a black woman. No other reason. She did not even do well in the Democrat Presidential nomination race.

  93. candy

    The intention of Johannes’s commentary was to ridicule identity politics and demean racism, not perpetuate it.

    Anyone taking the least bit of interest in US politics and Biden and his having to choose a black female candidate understands the cartoon is the about the Dems predicament.

    I think Ms Milligan is just being extreme for the sake of attention. She wrote a book so she can’t be uneducated.

  94. The Biden camp themselves recognised that it was stupid thing to say. Thats why they immediately re-released it as a tweet.

    Haaaaahahahahahaha!

  95. Up The Workers!

    Hey Joe…tell us what she smells like!

    No doubt the staff at “The Australian” are just as immensely proud that they work for a News Organisation which absolutely does not have a Louise Milligan byline appearing in it.

    Both News Limited and the Australian Liars Party Bullshittery Commissars have their respective reputations to think of.

  96. Bronson

    Monty run out of lies when confronted with the truth so laughs hysterically while running back to his basement. What a loser.

  97. Dr Faustus

    The whole point of editorial cartoons is to summarise an event, or issue of significance to its audience – potentially in a witty way.

    Biden:

    – Himself a flakey, rather creepy compromise POTUS candidate – who is apparently struggling with mental decline;
    – Against a background of the US being ripped by marxian-anarcho-liberationists operating under cover of BLM;
    – Deliberately (and after a prolonged process) chooses a coloured female VP candidate from a field of coloured female potential VP candidates – because identity politics;

    – Who notoriously comes with a mound of contradictory political baggage – simultaneously unappealing to large chunks of black, white and Antifa constituencies;
    – And is (OK, speculatively) likely to assume the role of POTUS via the backdoor’ when Biden ‘goes for a lie down’;

    – Makes a cringing joint ticket speech – emphasizing that his VP pick will stimulate little “black and brown” girls.

    To the Left, Leak’s spare two panel summary boils down to ‘Reeeee – he’s saying she’s black, female and therefore useless (and, by the way, dog-whistling to the racist Right)’.

  98. Lee

    Derryn Hinch proving yet again that the older he gets, even more of a dickhead he becomes.
    After being mocked and hated by the left for many years, he has become one of them.

  99. Lee

    The only reason the lefty luvvies excoriated the cartoon and Leak was because it (accurately) depicted Biden in a bad way, as a condescending racist.
    Had it depicted PDT, not Biden, that way, they would have loved it, because it “shows how racist Trump is.”

  100. Catcalling Inebriate

    Leak is following the desperate path of his father, whose addictions and desire for celebrity led him away from his talents. The son is a poor mimic of his father and in this case produced a childish piece of garbage that succeeds only in his version of self promotion. Any decent editor would have spiked it.

  101. Cassie of Sydney

    “Catcalling Inebriate
    #3549123, posted on August 16, 2020 at 1:01 pm”

    Inebriated…aka Grigs…fuck off and go back to your cellar. You’re a putrid disgrace.

  102. Milligan misses the point that Harris is of Indian and not African descent.

    And you’ve missed the point that it really doesn’t matter.
    Leak missed the same point.
    You and leak are stuck back in the days when some Australians were described as half-caste.
    For many who post here, ignorance is bliss.

  103. Cassie of Sydney

    “You and leak are stuck back in the days when some Australians were described as half-caste.
    For many who post here, ignorance is bliss.”

    So writes a racist, anti-Semite, liar and fraud.

  104. RWNJs think it’s racist to not automatically give power to white males. This viewpoint is categorically wrong, and when it gets aired like this the public reacts with distaste.

  105. Lee

    For many who post here, ignorance is bliss.

    Projecting again.

  106. Cassie of Sydney

    “Projecting again”

    It’s the racist’s one and only talent.

  107. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #3549164, posted on August 16, 2020 at 2:02
    RWNJs think it’s racist to not automatically give power to white males. This viewpoint is categorically wrong, and when it gets aired like this the public reacts with distaste.

    RWNJs think that it is waaacisst to judge someone by the colour of their skin rather than the content of tgeir charactet. Even Harris’ father has commented critically about her.

    Stick to fantasy football in your basement m0nty, just make sure that your fantasy crowd don’t make any waaacisst comments.

  108. Lee

    I see legend in his own lunchtime and Murdoch Derangement Syndrome sufferer, KRudd has written a (four page!) letter to the Australian Press Council, having a whinge about Leak’s cartoon.
    As usual, he misses the point of the cartoon.

  109. Adelagado

    Lee
    #3549301, posted on August 16, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I see legend in his own lunchtime and Murdoch Derangement Syndrome sufferer, KRudd has written a (four page!) letter to the Australian Press Council, having a whinge about Leak’s cartoon.
    As usual, he misses the point of the cartoon

    Excellent. They will shoot him down along with all the other ignorant bozos who complained about the cartoon without even having seen the Biden speech.

  110. Catcalling Inebriate

    Cassie: stylish

  111. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    the Australian Liars Party Bullshittery Commissars

    LOL, UTW – I’m a big fan of your work. Keep it up.

  112. notafan

    Personally

    Living in the West I have a strong preference for being ruled by men without a huge chip on their shoulder about their gender and or ethnicity.

    #youdidntbuildthat

  113. Tel

    The only reason the lefty luvvies excoriated the cartoon and Leak was because it (accurately) depicted Biden in a bad way, as a condescending racist.

    Totally correct … the Democrats never get more outraged than when someone calls them out and they have no real answer. Anger is a substitute for being able to provide a rational response.

    This morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up — especially little black and brown girls, who so often feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities. But today, today, just maybe, they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way,

    That’s the actual Biden quote that amazingly becomes not-racist when he says it, but instantly racist when anyone else says it.

    Shared reality … huh?

  114. EllenG

    Remarkable hat dancing going on here. Harris was not referred to in any way by Biden. He most definitely is not quoted in the Leak image, which is simply pathetic. The young leak has no talent at all and is living on a very thin slice of ice left by his once talented father.

  115. RWNJs think it’s racist to not automatically give power to white males.

    Yeah, that’s precisely what’s happening. Which is why they’re isolationist nationalists these days. Because of racism. It’s also why they nominated Clarence Thomas to the USSC.

  116. Cassie of Sydney

    “Catcalling Inebriate
    #3549436, posted on August 16, 2020 at 6:14 pm
    Cassie: stylish”

    Yes I am.

  117. Harris was not referred to in any way by Biden.

    He was probably referring to Condaleeza Rice. Then he put on his MAGA cap and went to sleep.

  118. dover_beach

    I get what Leak was trying to say. But what he is saying is illogical and insulting.

    Leak misconstrued Biden choosing Harris as VP as condescension based in (leftist) identity politics, but that mistake by Leak is itself condescension based in (right wing) identity politics. Leak is saying that Harris has no VP qualities beyond her race and gender. Biden is not saying that by appointing her, especially not after such an exhaustive selection process.

    Leak is using Biden’s words but he is misusing them, as Biden never referred to Harris as a little girl. This is not satire, it is following a long tradition of the right not understanding humour.

    LOL.

  119. The BigBlueCat

    Lee
    #3549301, posted on August 16, 2020 at 4:28 pm
    I see legend in his own lunchtime and Murdoch Derangement Syndrome sufferer, KRudd has written a (four page!) letter to the Australian Press Council, having a whinge about Leak’s cartoon.
    As usual, he misses the point of the cartoon.

    KRudd is a skidmark on Australia’s political past. He is irrelevant and best forgotten. Besides, I thought he’d retired to his beachside mansion in Noosa …. what a hypocrite.

  120. Cassie of Sydney

    “KRudd is a skidmark on Australia’s political past. He is irrelevant and best forgotten. Besides, I thought he’d retired to his beachside mansion in Noosa …. what a hypocrite.”

    Well said.

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