When the ABC Goes Low, Karvelas Goes Gutter

TAFKAS was never a fan of Tony Abbott the politician.  In fact, he thought he was a rather crap Prime Minister who frittered away an unbelievable amount of political capital.

All said though, TAFKAS did watch (live) Abbott’s recent speech to the Policy Exchange in the UK and thought the content quite good.  TAFKAS also knew that, while entirely sensible, Abbott’s comments on the handling of Covid in Australia would cause a number of brain explosions in Australia:

In this climate of fear, it was hard for governments to ask how much is a life worth because every life is precious and every death is sad.  But that’s never stopped families sometimes electing to make elderly relatives as comfortable as possible while nature takes its course.

Inevitably, much of the media has spread virus hysteria, with the occasional virus linked death of a younger person highlighted to show that deadly threat is not confined to the very old or the already very sick.

So while discussing these comments, the dynamic dunderheads of the ABC, Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas on their weekly taxpayer funded session of self indulgence, decided to take exception with and implied a level of hypocrisy in Abbott’s statements because according to Karvelas:

… we all know he (Abbott) is a right to lifer, has outspoken views about euthanasia.  The sanctity and importance of life.  Essentially making a very contentious and I think a very controversial argument about the worth of life.  The value of life.

You’ve gotta sorta wonder if he’s morally and intellectually being particularly consistent Sabra (Lane).  I would argue not so much.  It seems when it suits him he would make those arguments.  In this case not so much.

And speaking of being intellectually and morally unfit, is there a depth that the ABC and Karvelas won’t stoop?

If Karvelas cannot see the difference between euthanasia and abortion and the policy trade-offs between putting over 5 million Victorians under house arrests to protect the lives of some older and less healthy Australian’s versus the economic and social carnage from such policy, including a marked and evidenced increase in children self harming, then Karvelas needs to leave the island tout suite.

What an absolutely disgusting proposition from someone who has the luxury of a secure and comfortably public service job.  Someone who is working from home in a pseudo-studio almost certainly paid for by tax payers while at the same time cheering on systematic economic and mental health strangulation of those tax payers who are funding her perfidy.

Karvelas – take the Alberici option.  Consider an alternative career.

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42 Responses to When the ABC Goes Low, Karvelas Goes Gutter

  1. Roger

    TAFKAS was never a fan of Tony Abbott the politician. In fact, he though he was a rather crap Prime Minister who frittered away an unbelievable amount of political capital.

    He restored border sovereignty and repealed the carbon tax.

    He then faltered on 18C against stringent opposition within and without.

    Yes, he could be frustrating, but on the first two achievements alone he’s our best PM in modern times.

  2. miltonf

    What an absolutely disgusting proposition from someone who has the luxury of a secure and comfortably public service job. Someone who is working from home in a pseudo-studio almost certainly paid for by tax payers while at the same time cheering on systematic economic and mental health strangulation of those tax payers who are funding her perfidy.

    We’ve degenerated into a sort of neo-feudalism with serfs doing the real work while tax leaches lecture us on our short comings.

  3. H B Bear

    Karvelas certainly has gone native since suckling on Aunty’s tit. She carries on like a pork chop on Insiders. But then doesn’t everyone?

  4. W Hogg

    Albescreecky is not pursuing an alternative career – none is on offer. She tried to push around the CEO and found herself surplus to requirements when her demands were not met. Her next career will probably involve picking up dog shit in the parks for her local council.

  5. miltonf

    Albescreecky is part of the nomenklatura and she will be fine.

  6. Bronson

    Public servants peddling activist ideologies while sucking contentedly on the public teat. Is that not hypocrisy?

  7. Fair Shake

    Fran Kelly, for an activist she is.

    Gotta hand it to the ABC , when you are not on Team ABC they play hard and play the man …relentlessly. Hell hath no fury than an ABC activist scorned.

  8. Cui Bono

    miltonf – This feudalism of which you speak? Lovingly ushered in by the Fed Libs, the friends of small business……
    Mental health issues ahead for anyone who actually cares.

  9. miltonf

    Which incarnation of the federal libs CB? I think the Howard era actually did more damage than Fraser.

  10. Whalehunt Fun

    It disgusts me that Karvela has the option of resigning. Having her entire family assett stripped, and deported penniless is more what I would see as an even handed approach to justice for taxpayers. But I am known for being too soft.

  11. dover_beach

    In this climate of fear, it was hard for governments to ask how much is a life worth because every life is precious and every death is sad. But that’s never stopped families sometimes electing to make elderly relatives as comfortable as possible while nature takes its course.

    Karvalas never actually outlines how the above is inconsistent with pro-life views. In fact, I’m positive she doesn’t even understand nor could articulate what is meant by the sanctity of life and what it entails. Lazy, ignorant, virtue-signalling: Our ABC.

  12. Infidel Tiger King

    Pro life would surely be allowing the living to get on with life.

  13. John A

    comfortably public service job

    comfortably public service consumer of time

    TFTFY

  14. candy

    She’s just an Abbott hater. Her views contribute nothing, because they are warped by hate, even though it could be a very interesting discussion, but the hate has blinded her.

    Like the ones with TDS.
    It’s a mental disease – people so blinded by hate of a public/political figure they can’t be rational or respectful.
    There is something in the mental processes that prohibits reason.

  15. dover_beach

    Pro life would surely be allowing the living to get on with life

    That is the other half. Imposing onerous restrictions on people’s lives and livelihoods would require grave threats that are simply absent at present. The restrictions are grossly disproportionate.

  16. cuckoo

    I think the real point that Abbott made is that, as Health Minister, he was required to make those cost/benefit calculations about medications all the time. And they weren’t required to wear a Grim Reaper costume while doing so.

  17. notafan

    Do we give 96 year olds with dementia heart transplants? No we don’t.

    In fact were the LieBC to bother reading the covid19 pathways for medical professionals palliative care for the frail aged is clearly a recommended option.

    This inability to see proportionately is not surprising.

    Save that particular life at any cost is the Andrew’s* mantra.

    If the same person want a suicide cocktail next week, that’s okay too.

    *election winning strategy

  18. notafan

    France has now made the decision not to impose further lockdowns. No doubt there will be a small death spike. Will it be anything like March April?

    No.

  19. feelthebern

    More logic pretzels from Tractor Kelly.
    Intellects are in short supply at the ABC these days.

  20. egg_

    What an absolutely disgusting proposition from someone who has the luxury of a secure and comfortably public service job. Someone who is working from home in a pseudo-studio almost certainly paid for by tax payers while at the same time cheering on systematic economic and mental health strangulation of those tax payers who are funding her perfidy.

    We’ve degenerated into a sort of neo-feudalism with serfs doing the real work while tax leaches lecture us on our short comings.

    Our Leftoid betters always have an eye on what to do with the Common Wealth of the Nation, as if it’s their entitlement – it must go in hand with their notion of “noble deeds”, speaking of Serfdoms.

  21. Rob MW

    In this climate of fear, it was hard for governments to ask how much is a life worth because every life is precious and every death is sad. But that’s never stopped families sometimes electing to make elderly relatives as comfortable as possible while nature takes its course.

    The modern left dipsticks including their ABC never concern themselves with context. Personally, I believe that a failure in comprehension is a failure of our education system and makes one wonder how these arseholes will ever make it through life without getting a smack in the head.

  22. Xword

    Does anyone else hear the theme from Jaws when Patricia’s visage appears?

  23. Howard Hill

    Her next career will probably involve picking up dog shit in the parks for her local council.

    As it should!

  24. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    Why would we even raise an eyebrow at anything the mealy mouthed mob at their AlpBC would say. Par for the course really.

  25. egg_

    Our Leftoid betters always have an eye on what to do with the Common Wealth of the Nation

    Using the exact words “common wealth”, as if it’s a Centralised Socialist Economy.

  26. The ABC knuckleheads think the world revolves around Twitter and Facebook , so have no idea what real people are thinking ……. And it’s not how smart the leftards look …. Trump has them all fucked and they know it …. Global Tards get ready for a slap … it’s coming in the opposite direction from the previous one you took …. dumb as shit !

  27. MACK

    The buck stops at the top. ScoMo should never have appointed a Womens Weekly person to run the show. Even the loony left never make those kind of fundamental mistakes.

  28. PB

    There is no inconsistency between being opposed to active euthanasia and abortion, and wanting to keep elder relatives comfortable when medical interventions are futile. Classic ABC straw-manning. Sick of insufferable ABC women playing Goddess with other people’s lives and money.

  29. egg_

    Karvelas certainly has gone native since suckling on Aunty’s tit. She carries on like a pork chop on Insiders.

    She seems to go over the top, even for Insiders.

  30. Leo G

    If Karvelas cannot see the difference between euthanasia and abortion and the policy trade-offs between putting over 5 million Victorians under house arrests to protect the lives of some older and less healthy Australians …

    These “house arrests” are an ineffectual way of protecting susceptible Australians. A house arrest of the Victorian Premier would be more effective.
    In any case, the direct risk from such people as were arrested is negligible. Even the indirect risk is negligible while community transmission is so far below the nominal threshold epidemic level. The risk notionally arises from a public perception that the regulations are not fully enforced in a possible future scenario when community transmission is significant.

  31. Frank

    Karvelas – take the Alberici option.

    Bamix?

  32. The Sheriff

    Has Karvelas availed herself of the right to have a lesbian “marriage” post-plebiscite?

  33. Snoopy

    Fran, Sabra and Patricia. Diversity. ABC style.

  34. Squirrel

    The butthurt at ABC is just about off the scale now – probably spurred on by the fact that the departures from the recent round of redundancies are happening.

    Maybe the end of year re-shuffle of the federal ministry will put a rocket under the Communications portfolio and see a serious plan for dealing with public broadcasting. This crap can’t go on for too much longer.

  35. Hay Stockard

    Defund the ABC. They suck goats dicks anyway. Let them pay for it themselves.

  36. Nob

    notafan
    #3585894, posted on September 15, 2020 at 12:58 pm
    France has now made the decision not to impose further lockdowns. No doubt there will be a small death spike. Will it be anything like March April?

    I looked for a link to support that.

    Here is one:

    red alerts – but no lockdown

    [French PM]Castex spoke after French health authorities had reported a record-high surge in infections of nearly 10,000 new cases in 24 hours on Thursday.

    “Our strategy doesn’t change. Fighting the virus without pausing our social life, cultural life, the economy, the education of our children and our capacity to live normally,” Castex said.

    Yes, the virus is still there and it will remain here for a few months still, and we need to manage living with it without imposing a generalised confinement.”

    The bold bit is equally true for everywhere.

  37. gowest

    The ABC Whiners keep proving that hell hath no fury like a (many) women scorned. Tony Abbott kept them out of the loop during the stop the boats war on immigration, destroyed their narrative completely proving them wrong. Trump has done the same thing… Craig Kelly etc …. Scomo your turn will come…

  38. Herodotus

    The Abbott haters, and there are some here as well, should be so lucky as to have a politician of his calibre.
    His failure was not that he lacked quality. It was a failure of the Libs and the ongoing perfidy of the media class who, being Abbott haters, helped boost Turnbull.

  39. Mother Lode

    Using the exact words “common wealth”, as if it’s a Centralised Socialist Economy.

    That is the left piling misunderstanding upon misunderstanding for you.

    At the time the English word ‘commonwealth’ was coined ‘wealth’ meant well-being or benefit.

    For the benefit of all. Not for some contrived principle for the apportioning of material items. Very few people in history has thought denial of the personal (freedoms, thought, family etc) was to their benefit.0

    Socialists always paint pictures of everyone as wealthy (moderns sense) as the top 10% of the current population. What they deliver, however, is 90% living below the standard we call poverty.

  40. Des Deskperson

    The ABC’s ‘showbiz’ oriented governance system is incompatible with the transparency and accountability requirements of a Commonwealth budget funded organisation, which include openly advertised, competitive selection processes for staff and open competitive tendering for ‘products’.

    Did ‘stars’ like Karvelas and Kelly have to compete openly for their jobs, or were they chosen through some opaque process involving contacts and networks? .

    Either the ABC needs to be pulled into the public sector accountability framework or its access to public moneys should be drastically curtailed.

  41. Mother Lode

    I believe shows like Q&A are produced from with the ‘Entertainment’ department rather than ‘News and Current Affairs’, so the obligations to objectivity fairness do not apply.

    Then they take every tendentious morsel they can from Q&A and use that to inform their news shows.

    And, of course, there is the scabrous misshapen goblins in Parliament who snatch at these same specks and spit them across the floor.

  42. Pyrmonter

    Whatever complaints can be made about Karvelas – TAFKAS has a point, though I don’t think this is quite as offensive as he suggests – she is a mere amateur in the professional ‘smear by insuation’ league in which here colleague Fran Kelly plays.

    This morning’s RN Breakfast interviews successively with Cannon-Brooks, arm-chair exponent of the economics of renewables and favoured woke businessman; and then Andrew Liveris, whom she sought to smear for having the gall to suggest that gas was a viable transitional hydrocarbon was deserving of its own post (there is a link to the Cannon-Brooks interview here, but not yet one to the Liveris piece: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/tech-billionaire-weighs-in-on/12667796

    Liveris, it should be noted, is no free market martyr – his views on manufacturing and the ability of government to tilt markets successfully to social advantage echo the nonsense spread here from the times of David Syme to the 1970s – but that says nothing about whether his simple point that renewables cannot presently satisfy the need for distributed energy.

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