Small L Liberals on the ABC

In his recent appearance on ABC Insiders, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull vehemently declared that:

The Guardian is an avowedly, small l liberal, left of centre publication.

Small l liberal.  Right.

Dear Malcolm, former Liberal Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Party also said:

And one of the best things I’ve ever done in the media business, and I’ve had a lot to do with it over the years as you know, was to encourage the formation of the Guardian Australia.

The Guardian that is with Lenore Taylor and Katherine Murpharoo Murphy.

Well.  Get this.  ALP front bencher Tania Plibersek recently launched:

a collection of essays from many of the fixtures of the left called Upturn: A Better Normal After COVID-19.

One of the contributors to the collection, possibly to be known as Albo’s Manifesto, was one small l liberal Lenore Taylor.  And what is this book of essays:

The book, which includes contributions from union leader Sally McManus, journalist Lenore Taylor and economist Ross Garnaut, is presented as a road map for Labor’s return to power federally.

So.  A journalist who, claims neutrality and balance and according to a former Liberal Prime Minister, is a small l liberal has contributed to a book which is a road map for Labor’s return to power federally.

Right oh.

Maybe the finances are tight at the Guardian and Taylor is auditioning for a position at the ABC.  She spends enough time on the Insiders couch.  Maybe there is a move to make it permanent.

Perhaps there is a job swap on offer with the other Turnbullian small l liberals at the ABC …. Patricia Karvelas, Louise Milligan, Virginia Triolli, Fran Kelly ……

Good thing the small l Liberal National Government is right on this.

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33 Responses to Small L Liberals on the ABC

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    LINO is something people can walk all over.
    Malcolm is lower than a lino.
    Underlay maybe.

  2. Sinclair Davidson

    What Turnbull said about The Guardian in his (latest) autobiography (emphasis added):

    The Guardian rarely endorsed my or my government’s policies, but under Kath Viner and now Lenore Taylor’s editorship, the paper has maintained high editorial standards. It’s a paper avowedly of the left, but facts and professional journalism still matter, and that’s becoming all too rare in our deteriorating media landscape.

  3. Leigh Lowe

    The Guardian rarely endorsed my or my government’s policies …

    Well, der.
    That is why he arranged funding for it.
    To set up a vehicle to attack LNP policies from the left.

  4. Boambee John

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3664646, posted on November 19, 2020 at 4:38 pm
    What Turnbull said about The Guardian in his (latest) autobiography (emphasis added):

    … It’s a paper avowedly of the left,

    Potential greatness seems to have morphed into actual confusion, or else outright deceit?

  5. Albatross

    Potentially Great ™, but when will he fulfill this abundant potential?

  6. H B Bear

    All j’ismists are auditioning for a teat at the ALPBC all the time. Anyone who listened to Andwew Pwobyn’s Friday afternoon mutual tonguebath with Nanna Hutchison on ALPBC Perth radio would have no doubt. Payoff? Job for life if you play by the rules.

  7. Neil

    I prefer to post on sites with people i disagree with. But i have been banned from posting at The Guardian.

    It is just full of posts telling falsehoods about Howard, The Coalition and anybody who disagrees with them. What is it with lefties?? Why cannot they stand people with a different opinion?? I must admit i did lose my temper and could have said things differently.

    I think i got banned when for the 5th time some leftie told me that Howard got an extra $334B from the mining boom from 2004-2007 and that is why he ran his surplus budgets. For the 6th time i told the guy that Treasury said the govt got an extra $334B from 2004-2011 ie over 8 years

    If they don’t like your comments lefties put in a complaint and have you banned

  8. Infidel Tiger King

    Most retirees take up golf, reading or travel. Malcolm’s hobby is reminding us how awful he is.

  9. harrys on the boat

    Remember when Sinc ligged for Turnbull? Fucking disgrace. People who can’t, teach.

  10. Albatross

    harrys on the boat
    #3664685, posted on November 19, 2020 at 5:07 pm
    Remember when Sinc ligged for Turnbull? Fucking disgrace. People who can’t, teach.

    Now, now. Don’t be a prick about it.

  11. Sinclair Davidson

    I still liked Turnbull as PM.

  12. Albatross

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3664688, posted on November 19, 2020 at 5:09 pm
    I still liked Turnbull as PM.

    You’re not helping me here Sinc.

  13. Tom

    Small l liberal. Right.

    Amazing how these “liberals” of the left, to the last woman and wannabe male, enthusiastically support banning free speech and all the left’s other traditional methods of dissent.

    In fact, all of the left’s “liberals” are suddenly fascists supporting the violence of Antifa and all the other leftist street thugs against their political opponents, exactly like Hitler’s Brown Shirts.

    Amazing how the final destination of “liberalism” is always the confiscation of freedom. Just abolish their knowledge of history.

    Ignorance is not only bliss, but enables the mass murder of dictators.

  14. thefrollickingmole

    the paper has maintained high editorial standards.

    So small “l” liberal they support state bans on speech.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/22/hate-speech-violence-liberals-rightwing-extremists
    The Home Office doesn’t often get it right – but by declining to indulge the muddled preciousness that surrounds the freedom of speech debate, it has done so. In the space of a fortnight, four extreme-right figures have been turned away at the UK border. The latest was the founder of the German far-right group Pegida. On Monday Lutz Bachmann was denied entry to the UK, and deported. He had been due to give a speech at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park in London, but his presence was deemed “not conducive to the public good”.

    Hit their search button, you wont see many examples of defense of free speech in articles anywhere.

  15. Neil

    I still liked Turnbull as PM.

    What did he do that was good as PM??

    As Communications Minister he changed Labors FTTP to FTTN which meant the NBN could be finished many years earlier. But as PM i cannot think of anything he did which was good. He did change the definition of marriage from being between a man and a women to between a man and a man and a women and a women. Other than that abomination what did he do?

  16. Infidel Tiger King

    I still liked Turnbull as PM.

    Some guys get off on being humiliated.

  17. Boambee John

    Ignorance is not only bliss, but enables the mass murder of dictators.

    Freudian slip there Tom? Although I do actually prefer “of dictators” to “by dictators”.

  18. Tom

    Semantics, Boambee John.

    PS: I otherwise love your work.

  19. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Guardian is an avowedly, small l liberal, left of centre publication.

    No wonder he sees news corp as far right

  20. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    As Communications Minister he changed Labors FTTP to FTTN which meant the NBN could be finished many years earlier.

    This decision was nothing short of madness. NBN is now spending an extra $7b to go back to FTTP

  21. Neil

    This decision was nothing short of madness. NBN is now spending an extra $7b to go back to FTTP

    Really? Turnbull got one thing right. If he did not change from FTTP to FTTN the NBN would not be finished for another well who knows when

    Like all lefties you are deceitful

    Because of the threat from 5G NBNCo is offering FTTP to some people on high speed plans free of charge. That is those paying over $100/month.

    The FTTP offer is not for those on plans paying less than $100/month. Like all lefties you get your facts wrong

  22. Bruce of Newcastle

    Malcolm’s hobby is reminding us how awful he is.

    Not unlike Barack Obama.
    Obama gets bigger book advances though.

  23. Patricia Karvelas, Louise Milligan, Virginia Trioli, Fran Kelly

    All Big L Leftards.

  24. Cassie of Sydney

    ” Patricia Karvelas, Louise Milligan, Virginia Triolli, Fran Kelly ……”

    Frightbats.

  25. H B Bear

    Some guys get off on being humiliated.

    But they should be in Gimp suits in the privacy of their own home.

  26. Neil

    This decision was nothing short of madness. NBN is now spending an extra $7b to go back to FTTP

    You really should apologise for that crap statement. NBNCo is offering people on high speed plans a free upgrade to FTTP. But you have to ask. It is not for people on plans costing less than $100/month

    It would cost more than $7B to convert every home to FTTP.

  27. Squirrel

    The Plibersek book could just as well have been published by ABC Books (if they still exist?) – the list of contributors is essentially a who’s who of panelists on ABC talk shows.

    There’s probably a doctoral thesis, or two, in an analysis of the influence (or not) of these sorts of books on the policies actually adopted and implemented by the political parties they’re aimed at, as well as opponents who have a sharp eye for ideas worth nicking from the enemy.

  28. maree

    Despicable buggers like MT really need to go for a lengthy swim out beyond the Continental Shelf. He and old mate Kevni are quite a pair these days.

  29. maree

    Further, the Brereton report has tainted all war service soldiers like my husband, who never killed anyone out of uniform even though they tried their best to kill him and his boys. Asymmetrical warfare is the most unfair thing, it puts the onus on people who observe the Geneva Conventions and removes all responsibility from unconventional combatants. I would shoot them dead in a second, as I do not have my husband’s moral compass.

  30. Ubique

    Turnbull is no “small l” liberal. He’s better described as a fiberal, as in fake or faux liberal. He’s about as liberal as his bestie KRudd. Three quarters of the ALP lies to the right of Turnbull.

  31. Sean

    What is the actual Turnbull legacy as PM…?

  32. Neil

    What is the actual Turnbull legacy as PM…?

    Homosexual marriage

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