#MooToo

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  1. C.L. says:

    Defence Minister Linda Reynolds referred to Brittany Higgins as a “lying cow” in front of staff members, after her former media adviser went public about an alleged rape in Parliament House.

    Senator Reynolds made the comment in the open part of her office on February 15 and it was heard by several staff members, some of whom are public servants on secondment from the Department of Defence.

    The allegation will put renewed pressure on Senator Reynolds, who is on medical leave until next week, as some of her parliamentary colleagues and defence industry figures question whether she should remain in her portfolio.

    The Australian understands staff expressed concerns to superiors that the Defence Minister’s comments were inappropriate. Senator Reynolds later addressed her staff to apologise for remarks she said had been made during “a stressful time” for everyone in the office.

    The Australian.

  2. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Milking it again eh?

  3. Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus says:

    I’d trust Linda Reynolds view on this

  4. NoFixedAddress says:

    Has their ABC, ASIO and AFP investigated the herd yet?

  5. NoFixedAddress says:

    Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus says:
    March 4, 2021 at 12:29 am
    I’d trust Linda Reynolds view on this

    Funny it all started happening when there were reports of ‘mooves’ by the Minister to extricate Australia out of the useless French submarines!

  6. Nob says:

    Was she referring to the allegations of sexual assault or Brittany’s statement of what she told Linda and when?

    My money’s on the latte. I mean latter.

  7. Hasbeen says:

    Telling the truth in Oz is now a sin.

    Just ask Peter Ridd.

  8. Mark A says:

    NoFixedAddress says:
    March 4, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus says:
    March 4, 2021 at 12:29 am
    I’d trust Linda Reynolds view on this

    Funny it all started happening when there were reports of ‘mooves’ by the Minister to extricate Australia out of the useless French submarines!

    Hmmm, funny that.
    Could be koink?
    Will we ever know?

  9. Nighthawk the Elder says:

    …the open part of her office. So someone couldn’t wait to run off to the media, just like the primary school kid who runs off to tell teacher. Um-ah, I’m dobbing on you.

    Was it a staff member who perhaps someone doesn’t like their boss or their job? Was it a visitor from anther department. In any case trust, in that office has been blown out of the water.

    One more thing, I thought it was a sackable offence for public servants to go running off to the media without authority.

  10. Mother Lode says:

    It is ‘inappropriate’? Another one of those newly invented, nebulous expressions that is applied to ideas or comments which condemns without actually meshing with the idea or comment so you can why it should be condemned.

    Had someone said Reynold’s comment was ‘actionable’ or ‘pranoid’ or even ‘unfair’ you can look at it from those respective angles and see if it true.

    But inappropriate tells us nothing, like ‘problematic’ and ‘unhelpful’, except the person to whom it is applied must be thought of in the worst possible terms.

    Reynold’s is going against the specific narrative of ‘poor Brittany’ and the general narrative ‘believe all women’. She is the enemy.

  11. Dianeh says:

    Linda Reynolds is in a position to judge if Brittany told the truth in relation to events directly relating to Reynolds,

    So it is extremely likely Brittany is not altogether honest in her account and is betting that the ‘metoo’ culture will keep Reynolds silent. It seems to be working.

  12. Bruce says:

    What we need is some Kerry Packer-esque “mongrel” attitude to be brought to bear.

    This “Kancel-Kultcha Kaper” has to stop. As it is evident that churnalists and their enablers are driving a LOT of this, “wise” individuals should say NOTHING to ANY churnalist at ANY time, EVER. I know this cuts across the tendency of a lot of pollie-muppets to be total attention whores, however……

    Aslo: get a good bodycam with a LARGE memory: If its good enough for the coppers, it’s good enough for the pollie muppets and increasingly VITAL for REAL PEOPLE.

    And NEVER TALK TO THE LSM, regardless of any “off the record” crepe.

  13. calli says:

    Needs to be settled with a scrag fight.

    Appropriate under the circumstances.

  14. min says:

    Bet it’s about the perceived lack of support claims that were made when moved to another herd . Lack of personal responsibility may have been a more appropriate way of describing her behaviour , the cow that is .

  15. Albatross says:

    Was she wrong though?

  16. JohnJJJ says:

    It is one thing for people to bleat such a lowing comment, but as we have learned over the last year we all need to build up our heard immunity.
    You need to graze over.

  17. duncanm says:

    I’d suggest jelly-wrestle it out.. but I think we need a sub for Linda.

  18. duncanm says:

    </bad man humor>

  19. Dr Faustus says:

    Funny it all started happening when there were reports of ‘mooves’ by the Minister to extricate Australia out of the useless French submarines!

    The remarks were reportedly made in earshot of several staff members, including some who are public servants on secondment from the Department of Defence.

    China’s right. CCP espionage is not the main problem…

  20. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    How dare that morbidly obese MP who’s as useless as teats on a bull state the bleeding obvious!

  21. Bruce says:

    As goes Kanaduh…….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THsEb2TIWpc

    When I were y’ung lad, my dad advised:

    “Never ascribe to malice, something which is clearly incompetence”.

    A wonderfully back-handed bit of folk wisdom.

    So, here we are in the highly edjamakated 21st Century, awash with “facts” at our fingertips and what do we see?

    I suggest that the hoary old chestnut needs to be reversed in these “expert” times:

    “Never ascribe to incompetence that which is clearly malice”. (You will probably live longer and better.)

  22. Andre Lewis says:

    Two young and very sozzled parliamentary staffers sneak back into their boss’s office late one night and get it on. Security catches them out and tells the minister who carpets them. They both know its a sackable offense and the man indeed gets his notice while the woman realizes the only way out is to claim she was assaulted but does not want any publicity. Result is sympathy and a sideways move to another office. That job is not leading to expected promotion after a couple of years so it all goes public. Just a hypothetical scenario of course.

  23. Snoopy says:

    calli says:
    March 4, 2021 at 7:43 am
    Needs to be settled with a scrag fight.

    There’s no need to decide anything. Just believe both of them.

  24. candy says:

    My hunch is she made the comments out of stress and annoyance about Brittany saying things to the media about her treatment by Ms Reynolds and Ms Cash which could easily contain some exaggeration and even mistruths (as separate from the claim about rape).

    She has a heart or vascular problem of some sort, something not unserious, and probably reacted too stressfully. Also I think PM Morrison is angling to get her demoted. A bunch of stress. She should be careful with her health.

  25. C.L. says:

    Two young and very sozzled parliamentary staffers sneak back into their boss’s office late one night and get it on. Security catches them out and tells the minister who carpets them. They both know its a sackable offense and the man indeed gets his notice while the woman realizes the only way out is to claim she was assaulted but does not want any publicity. Result is sympathy and a sideways move to another office. That job is not leading to expected promotion after a couple of years so it all goes public. Just a hypothetical scenario of course.

    This has been my theory from the get-go.

  26. Hasbeen says:

    My thought exactly Andre Lewis.

  27. Joanna Smythe says:

    There is talk of a election this year. The Labor Party get their dirty tricks bag out. The Liberal Party, because they have no spine and haven’t got a clue how to fight, fall for the same tricks every time. Until the Liberals wake up they deserve all they get.

  28. Mike Ryan says:

    Many concerns about the credibility of the plaintiff. Why did security admit them to minister’s office?
    Something smells bad here.

  29. Leo G says:

    Tintarella di Luna says at 12:26 am:

    Milking it again eh?

    Just lying by, shooting the bull.

  30. Squirrel says:

    So who’s the alpha cow?

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