Journalists pursue a shameless Premier who refuses to resign

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71 Responses to Journalists pursue a shameless Premier who refuses to resign

  1. Entropy

    There is a headline about Australian journalists I never expected to see.

  2. Entropy

    But yes, it speaks to character. The dude was married and it takes two to tango.

  3. H B Bear

    Today has not been a good day for the j’ismists. Back to their usual tricks.

  4. Herodotus

    Did these “journalists” have anything negative to say about our first female PM?

  5. Bela Bartok

    Murder 800 ppl? J’sm crickets.
    Sniff the blood of a Tory? J’sm frenzy.

    They make me sick

  6. stackja

    NSW premier GB struck down by cupid’s arrow? How much can Koalas bear?
    Meanwhile AP and Dan?

  7. Michel Lasouris

    Jodi MacKay is one piece of work;AND hit with the ugly stick She couldn’t wait to get into Gladys; talk about political opportunism.
    I feel very sorry for Gladys. It can’t be easy to attract decent blokes, and she’s done a really good job so far having started with a rotten hand.
    I’m sure she’s a honest, and yes, she’s made a mistake.
    I’m also prepared to give her the benefit unless they can prove that she abetted the Wagga Wagga crook.
    Why oh why can’t politicians grasp that corruption will always find you out?

  8. PB

    Stories starting to appear of journalists complaining about Peta Credlin daring to do journalism in Melbourne.

  9. stackja

    Fires of passion. Ruby, Ruby.

  10. Bruce

    The unaccountable and unspeakable in pursuit of the unconscionable?

    The Australian media / political complex, writ large.

    Highly-paid “Theatre-sports”.

    It also seems to be a global phenomenon.

    Who? Whom?; as Lenin asked, rhetorically.

  11. The Sheriff

    Poor Gladys must be wondering whether Daryl was genuine in his affections for her or if he pursued her for financial self-gain.

  12. Stanley

    A Tale of Two Cities…..

    Danistan: “…Today I have resigned…..I have taken this decision with a sense of clarity that to remain in this position would be a significant distraction…..”

    Emeraldia: “…I stuffed up….I take full responsibility……I haven’t done anything wrong…”

  13. H B Bear

    Poor Gladys must be wondering whether Daryl was genuine in his affections for her or if he pursued her for financial self-gain.

    #metoo

  14. Serious question, what did Maguire actually do wrong?

    Okay, but who else is doing it?

    You know, sortition will end this nonsense!

  15. Exit Stage Right

    So, Our Glad the Ugly Duckling was having a root on the side, just to get her through her tough days. Pity it was with such a louse. Politicians and Public Servants (and Journalists) do this all the time, just look at the ABC and the relationship antics they get up to.
    Give me (and Gladys) a break. Hardly a hanging offence.
    Typical double standards from the left.

  16. Tim Neilson

    Great headline CL.
    Is there an emoji for “sardonic grin”?

  17. Squirrel

    Shame Paul Cox is no longer with us to direct the tele-movie.

  18. one old bruce

    “Not a journalist” … “In disgrace” …

    I’m seeing a pattern of aristocratic rhetoric here. A bunch of ALP wowsers aspiring to be the new Blue Rinse Set.

  19. Jonesy

    Inclined to wait and see what the ex member for Wagga Wagga has to say. Bloody Clanell drawing a bloody long bow that Gladys was in it for her half…as if!

  20. Steve

    When I saw the heading of this article, I thought you were talking about Dan Il Jung…..

  21. PK

    Not a great fan of Gladys Billycan but, as justification for resignation, this does not cut it.

  22. Steve

    Monty Python…..Communist Quiz Sketch…

  23. Old Lefty

    Interesting how this emerges just as some serious pressure starts to build on the Stalinist Hunchback of Spring Street. I assume Gladys made the announcement to head off an MSM story. Credlin meanwhile has shown up the ABC and the Spencer Street Soviet for the corrupt leftist political lickspittles that they are.

  24. Old Lefty

    It may be hard to understand how Gladys could fall for such a sleazebag, but the constant pressure at the top can be hard to take on your own. An NZ friend once pointed out to me the pathos of NZ PM David Lange, his marriage over, nearly being burnt to death as he fell asleep on the sofa in his poky bachelor flat and a pan of naked beans caught fire on the stove.

  25. Rob MW

    WAT ? Who gives a rats. The worst that can be said is; why was Gladys thinking that the ICAC were not tapping disgraced old mate’s phone ?

    Gladys dear, get a burner phone if you want to have an off the books root.

  26. PB

    Maybe if Gladys had just said she was “young and naive” the media would then move on because there would obviously be nothing left to investigate.

  27. calli

    They’ve found a Premier to pursue for dereliction of duty? Finally?

    Oh. A Liberal.

    Of course.

  28. the not very bright Marcus

    Shame Paul Cox is no longer with us to direct the tele-movie.

    nice one Squirrel …..I can watch ” Man of flowers ” time and time again .. great director

  29. Indolent

    Serious question, what did Maguire actually do wrong?

    He was a member of parliament also taking payments for facilitating developments and trying to use influence for personal gain. And he was on the phone to Gladys telling her about his dealings with her saying “I don’t want to know”. But she did know and never reported it and she also never declared her interest in his finances (as her “partner”) as she was obliged to do. The Liberal Party has very strong rules about associating with developers and categorically forbids campaign contributions from them, let alone success fees.

    Mark Latham on Alan Jones set all this out very clearly.

  30. JR

    Might’ve overdone it with the sherry.

  31. candy

    It is a five year secret relationship and she loves him, so there’s some personal dysfunction there since he is apparently married with children. He is her man.

    I reckon she can count on the feminist vote and won’t need to resign.

    She has fully supported the feminist pro abortion (at any stage of gestation) group and can rely on the support of feminists within her party and in the ALP and Greens. I don’t think they will target her because of that.

  32. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    No children, never married, …. it yearns for a life lost

  33. duncanm

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3616295, posted on October 12, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    No children, never married

    – so go and fuck over someone else’s marriage. Marvelous!

  34. covid ate my homework

    Gladys will go and she should. Two years ago she torpedoed his political career because he was corrupt and then continued to pork him until 6 weeks ago. She knew all about this clown’s activities and said nothing.

    There will be some grinning Nationals and Koala’s will have to observe the 70km exclusion zone around Sydney and Newcastle.

    Dickears on the other hand deserves some serious jail time.

  35. zyconoclast

    The real question is who will/would be Glad-bags replacement ?

    Matt Kean?

  36. covid ate my homework

    For decades I kept hearing that if we only had more women in politics all our problems would be sorted.

    Hasn’t quite worked out that way.

    Just take Queensland for example. I don’t know who got what but their approval ratings are at 21% & 22% and it’s no wonder because one is an incompetent fool and the other a bullshit artist who may or may not be incompetent.

    The upcoming election should be a hoot with these two and a veritable mosh pit of One Nation/Palmer/Greens/others gumming up the works.

    Down here in Danistan we like to poke fun at the banana benders.

  37. Perfidious Albino

    Unfortunately Fatty O’Barrell set the bar pretty low for Liberal Premiers resigning – bottle of wine wasn’t it?

  38. She might try the ‘young and naive’ excuse.

  39. EvilElvis

    No children, never married, …. it yearns for a life lost

    Yee modern women, yee can have it all!…

  40. I’m not gunna say anything coz I’m a sexist prick.
    But yuze all know exactly what I think about this “affair” (tee hee hee. I told yuze)

  41. Entropy

    Who knew the two backed beast would look like a parrot and a turtle.

  42. Dr Faustus

    Hard to see how she can survive.
    Shagging an acclaimed sleaze now in the clutches of ICAC is problematic; but the phone tap of “don’t tell me, I don’t want to know” leaves no wriggle room.

  43. Hodor

    There is no way on this earth (or any other big place) that she should go before dickears in Victoriastan.

  44. egg_

    I thought Glad’s squeeze was a ToyBoy in the Finance Industry?

    Likes a bit of rough trade on the side?

  45. Helen

    Her private business is her private business. Everyone needs some loving and she kept this very quiet for such a long time. I imagine part of that was to do with keeping it quiet from her family, but even so.

    In hind sight it was a poor choice, but at the time we begin these poor choices, we are not thinking about it being a poor choice. As long as she did not personally profit by it, I dont see a problem.

    I feel for her that all her small joys she may have had in this, an early morning hug, intimacy, are all to be picked over and scorned like rubbish by others who have no idea as to her circumstances.

    Now even her memories of these small joys will be tarnished by this – she will not be able to recall any of it with out also recalling this Hester Prynne like hair-shirt of public shaming.

    I hope she stares them down and does survive. After all, she has not killed some 800 of her constituents as Victorian Dan has.

  46. Catfeesh?

    After all, she has not killed some 800 of her constituents as Victorian Dan has.

    Maybe she should mention that.

  47. HT

    Helen
    #3616413, posted on October 13, 2020 at 4:17 am

    Ironic that in a time of identity politics, sexual liberation and a society that claims to let “you be you” and to be so without judgement, so readily regress to Puritan values replete with Scarlet Women.

  48. HT

    candy
    #3616272, posted on October 12, 2020 at 9:27 pm
    It is a five year secret relationship and she loves him, so there’s some personal dysfunction there since he is apparently married with children. He is her man.

    He was apparently already divorced.

    Why the hell are ICAC able to make people’s personal lives so public whilst still on a fishing trip? Sounds like a Star Chamber in full swing to me, and Australia went to a lot of trouble to get rid of Star Chambers for damn good reasons!

  49. egg_

    Ironic that in a time of identity politics, sexual liberation and a society that claims to let “you be you” and to be so without judgement, so readily regress to Puritan values replete with Scarlet Women.

    Come off the raw prawn – look at the pasting Gillard and Teh First Bloke got – Tim o’ the Shed fame.

  50. min

    Gillard sacked from her lawyer job , lost registration, had affairs with how many married men, AWU fraud with Wilson , donating my money and others to the Clinton Foundation backed Craig Thompson and did not fire him or have him sacked from Labor party . If I really thought about what she did and got away with probably another dozen things including misogyny speech .

  51. JohnJJJ

    all the girls love a bad boy

  52. Tel

    Her private business is her private business.

    Not if there’s a major undeclared conflict of interest involved.

    Mark Latham is perfectly correct (as usual) but the problem remains that we don’t have a lot of good options available and Mark Latham is not in a position to offer an alternative government.

    The deeper problem is that so often behaviour that would not be tolerated in any private corporation (e.g. Barnaby banging his staff) has been given the green light in public service, and now we have a long list of very bad precedents establishing what is considered reasonable.

  53. Tel

    Ironic that in a time of identity politics, sexual liberation and a society that claims to let “you be you” and to be so without judgement, so readily regress to Puritan values replete with Scarlet Women.

    Load of crap.

    No one cares that she was bonking some random guy on the side … the problem is it was a guy she had been working with, who had a history of shenanigans and she kept bonking him even after he resigned admitting he had sought payment (i.e. a bribe) using his position.

  54. Helen

    As I said, Tel, so long as she did not personally profit from his doings, there is nothing to9 say.

    Don’t forget the association angle. How many pollies wives and or kids have had accidents in government cars and nothing to see here. Or drugs? How come that is brushed off even though there is a ‘close personal relationship”?

    Chair sniffing in WA and intrigues with the opposite side of politics. Cheryl and that other guy, I think Barry was a bit of a duffer to resign over a bottle of wine, he should have said, good grief I never knew, look I will buy one to replace it; no, there are vultures wanting her job, just the other day the report was Gladys is 50 – implication she’ll have to retire because too old – who is to be the next and went on to list some hopefuls.

    Since when has 50 been too old? If it was a man he’d still be a yoof.

    Stare them down Glad. Glass houses and so forth.

  55. min

    I thought she said it was a friendship with no bonking , however given her public profile where did this all happen that it was able to stay hidden , the cleaning cupboard in Parliament House after midnight ?

  56. Politics is an ugly business. A NSW politician once told me that “50% of the people love you & 50 % hate you” at any given moment. While “service” is a noble cause, who in their right mind, would enter contemporary political life???

    Yesterday I had the radio on, idly listening while attending to chores, and I suddenly realised there was a live feed from ICAC. I thought, “this woman is handling herself well”, and was then shocked to realise it was “Glad”!

    And the verdict? The public may not give theirs, and ambitious colleagues may have the final say.

    But, however one is sympathetic with her predicament, politicians must be held accountable….”Caesar’s wife”… & all that.

  57. Candy

    I think Tel is right there. Since the boyfriend is divorced as HT pointed out to me it is of no-one’s business or interest. Two single people. But he is shonky and she protected or turned a blind eye.

    But it will pass over. LNP and Scott Morrison will not let her be damaged. She is very important to them as she polls very well since Covid which she has done a good job with and the media like her very much too as she does not have conservative views.

  58. Catlady

    Scandalous shenanigans! Bring back the bonking ban. With social distancing in place it will be a lot easier.

  59. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Politics is an ugly business.

    Which is why it’s infested with very ugly people (figuratively and literally).

    I simply can’t see how Beryl Gladyschlocklian’s position is in any way tenable. Jones and Latham made some interesting points last night, Beryl G should not have let the “relationship” drag on for as long as it did, especially once Maguire had resigned in disgrace. If she knew that Maguire was angling to obtain commissions on a dodgy basis (and she did and he was) then that’s it, basically.

    She’ll be gone within the week, I’d expect and Perrottet is the logical successor.

    I’m no fan of Beryl G, but none of this alters the fact that the grotesque deformed jug eared imbecile in Disasterstan should have either resigned or been punted many months ago.

    Australian politics is an absolute cesspit, blighted by some of the most appalling corrupt incompetent destructive self aggrandising idiots to have existed in human history. Our so called political system is beyond repair and requires a complete overhaul.

  60. H B Bear

    The longer this goes the less it is about the Glad Bag bumping uglies. For the record I think she won’t survive this.

  61. People get compromised. A political leader isn’t just people.
    One saving grace for Glady is that she is not ummm say a Skeletor Foreign Minister.
    Imagine being compromised then. many of your decisions wouldn’t belong to you.
    That’s what happens when you are compromised.

    A bloke getting caught in a honey trap wouldn’t be let off so easy. He’d be seen as stupid, selfish and unable to control himself.
    Just because Glady is a sheila, she doesn’t get a pass.
    Does anyone know what sort of pillow talk happened between the two? And there’s the problem.

    Even the fact that she had to say to her lover “I don’t want to know” means she didn’t make it clear to him right from the start about her position as the leader of a state. State leaders make decisions like oh I dunno, joining a Belt and Road club for billions of $$$$$?

    No way Jose. Giving Glady a free pass because she needed some cuddles in the morning gives all future potential compromise targets an advanced free pass.
    If the sheila had any decency and awareness of her important position, she’d fucking resign and get all the cuddles she wants from as many blokes or sheilas she desires. BUT FUCK OFF FIRST

  62. A reader

    It’s the double standards that get me. Where are the feminazis defending her? As for that horrid opposition leader, she should piss back off to NBN News. Newcastle supposedly loved her and then the rest of us don’t have to put up with her

  63. gary

    ICAC seem to be very efficient in finding trivial dodgy behaviour in Liberal governments, but couldn’t see any dodginess in the Carr/Iemma/Rees/Keneally Labor governments even though Labor Ministers have subsequently gone to jail for their behaviour during that period.

    Where are the phone taps of Obeid et al talking to NSW Premiers?

  64. H B Bear

    Even the fact that she had to say to her lover “I don’t want to know” means she didn’t make it clear to him right from the start about her position as the leader of a state. State leaders make decisions like oh I dunno, joining a Belt and Road club for billions of $$$$$?

    The problem isn’t really the Belt and Road stuff (that is a different kettle of fish) it is the two extra stories on some dodgy Western Sydney development next to the rerouted train line or the rezoned cow paddocks that some guy has been sitting on for decades. The day to day stuff of NSW politics.

  65. min

    Remember Julie Bishop’s shag lived off the public purse with her but was kept hidden for a long time.

  66. Jock

    I find the commentary that she picked a louse, a dirty cad. But as Jesus’s said” he who us without sin….” . How many of us took the ugly one out in order to score? How many have had the sister or daughter come home with the “fixer upper”?

    Whilst she is a premier and leader she had self doubt but like all of us still craved a human touch.

    I for one will give her the benefit of the doubt.

  67. HB Bear:

    Poor Gladys must be wondering whether Daryl was genuine in his affections for her or if he pursued her for financial self-gain.

    It’s a terrible blow to ones self esteem when you find out you’ve been played for a mug.

  68. Michael Lewis

    I just read an article on the SMH – put up last night – by Jenna Price (say no more) headed something like “shagging Gladys” with a following super nasty article. I read the comments which were mostly against Jenna Price – to which she tried to square off. I finished reading and came here to find a place to comment. I decided to capture the actual URL but between reading it and going back to the SMH site, the article has been pulled.

  69. calli

    Is this the one Michael?

    The comments are certainly running against the author.

  70. Cassie of Sydney

    “Jenna Price”

    She represents everything that is wrong with journalism in 2020.

  71. min

    Wonder if she wrote about all the shags Julie Gillard have including one lover boy,married who swallowed her contact lenses.

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