Luncheon of the Doting Party

WE know that every Saturday, voice of everywoman Laura Tingle publishes a hit-piece for the ABC condemning the Morrison government. What sort of things does she do on Sunday?

And there were certainly a few journalists to consult — if he had any need — on Sunday when he and his wife, Lucy Turnbull, threw open the doors of their Point Piper spread for an afternoon lunch in the sun.

In attendance? None other than Guardian Australia editor Lenore Taylor and senior ABC political reporter Laura Tingle… Others who scored a coveted invitation included SMH columnist Peter FitzSimons

 
“They don’t care about lying, they don’t care about making stuff up,” the ex-PM said of News Corp today at the Senate inquiry into media diversity – doubtless buoyed by honest company.

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96 Responses to Luncheon of the Doting Party

  1. FlyingPigs says:

    Cassie of Sydney says:
    April 12, 2021 at 9:25 pm
    Just remember…in September 2015 this narcissist was installed as PM by the Liberal party.

    I believe Turdbull to be worse than KRudd…..KRudd doesn’t trash the Labor party the way Turdbull trashes the Liberal party.

    Totally agree Cassie.

    The destruction this agent of overseas influence imposed upon Australia is without parallel in Australia’s history.

    Meanwhile ASIO is chasing down those scum right wing folk that happen to love their country.

  2. miltonf says:

    Sydney ‘society’ .

  3. H B Bear says:

    Sad. Consorting with j’ismists. Something … something … piss on the if they were on fire.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Pity – I’ve always rather liked that painting.

  5. min says:

    Birds of a feather , a murder of crows in fact.

  6. Forester says:

    Working on the theory that socialists who say they would vote for the Liberal Party, outnumber the non-socialists that no longer vote for the Liberal party.

  7. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Just remember…in September 2015 this narcissist was installed as PM by the Liberal party.

    I believe Turdbull to be worse than KRudd…..KRudd doesn’t trash the Labor party the way Turdbull trashes the Liberal party.

  8. miltonf says:

    Sure the turd trashes the lieboral party but they still love him! Proof- Gladishocklian was going to appoint him to a sinecure with Barilarlo’s approval apparently. I STILL DON’T GET IT.

  9. miltonf says:

    Beryl also said what a great guy he was or words to that effect. Pass me the vomit bucket.

  10. Rockdoctor says:

    Funny as I remember some of News Corp were and have been till recently his biggest cheer leaders. Um Mal this is turning into an obsession and if you think you can take down Rupert, well good luck with that.

  11. miltonf says:

    Anyway, we now know John Howard’s true colours.

  12. Boambee John says:

    Doting Party or Dotage Party?

  13. BrettW says:

    So basically his attendees of choice are those who most conservatives despise. Funny how MT never declared his involvement in setting up The Guardian.

    In attendance? None other than Guardian Australia editor Lenore Taylor and senior ABC political reporter Laura Tingle… Others who scored a coveted invitation included SMH columnist Peter FitzSimons…

  14. miltonf says:

    Does anyone remember the American anti abortion campaigner the trumble government wouldn’t allow into the country? He was put on the next flight back to the US.

  15. Rockdoctor says:

    Barilarlo’s approval apparently

    Like Turnbull miltonf, Barilaro has no judgement skills. Recent events and stunts are proof. He hasn’t been seen in the Upper Hunter for ages but after Johnsen’s departure then suddenly appears the other night to install another compliant preferred candidate who may have local roots but would spend more time in Sydney now due to his employment in funnily enough construction.

    The candidate in this part of the world we expected to get was a local rural woman and pretty successful Mayor but now I will exhaust my vote after SF&F and PHON instead of preferencing someone who IMO is another Macquarie st swamp creature.

  16. miltonf says:

    Yes RD, I was astonished when a read about National Party machinations in the NSW Central West a few years ago. All seemed to be effing barristers.

  17. Squirrel says:

    Doubtless they took time out to wonder what the poor people are doing (or will be when their jobs and communities are smashed in the name of climate change).

  18. Joanna Smythe says:

    It’s been wall to wall coverage, all day, probably on all channels, for this Turnbull person. Why? We can’t stand him. Can we just ignore him and leave his constant search for fame to his mates at the ABC. Give us a break.

  19. Infidel Tiger says:

    The “Sydney Push 2021” are still freaks.

  20. jupes says:

    Not one of these hacks would have ever voted for the fuckwit.

  21. NoFixedAddress says:

    is the Turnbull an actual Australian citizen or a paid ‘shill’ for overseas interests?

  22. dover_beach says:

    Turnbull was Controlled Opposition.

  23. Dunnybrush says:

    just as an aside. ABC Melbourne 7 pm news sport carried one item about golf, 3 about women kicking balls and then the weather

  24. H B Bear says:

    Nothing would restore some limited faith in the Lieborals faster than booting Lord Waffleworth. Well done Howard and Artie convincing him to stay in politics. Australia has been the winner.

  25. H B Bear says:

    Who would invite Pirate Pete? There is always the danger he will give you a signed copy of one of his books. I suppose you could always give him a copy of your memoir to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

  26. Tintarella di Luna says:

    MT – the initials are the key – MT but for bile, venom, spite, malicious envy and hubristic pride. MT’s own private hell condemned there by his own nature from which there is no escape ergo no redemption.

  27. Mark M says:

    One can only imagine the conversation …

    Michael Mann slams Murdoch press for “horrifying” misinformation on [global warming] and bushfires …

    https://reneweconomy.com.au/michael-mann-slams-murdoch-press-for-horrifying-misinformation-on-climate-and-bushfires/

  28. 132andBush says:

    Lets not forget his first choice was labor.

  29. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “In attendance? None other than Guardian Australia editor Lenore Taylor and senior ABC political reporter Laura Tingle… Others who scored a coveted invitation included SMH columnist Peter FitzSimons…”

    You can always judge a person by the company they keep.

    Well done Liberals…Turdbull was always a Green left progressive.

  30. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    You can always judge a person by the company they keep.

    Aesop said that around 600 BC, which shows nothing is new about fools and their colleagues. I suspect quite a few of Solomon’s proverbs would apply too.

  31. Cassie of Sydney says:

    LOL…the racist reappears!

    As for…”This is a sideshow, as are the comments above.

    The racist’s whole life has been a sideshow.

  32. PeterM says:

    Malcolm hasn’t given up hope of becoming PM again. This time via the Labor Party.

  33. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “PeterM says:
    April 13, 2021 at 6:56 am
    Malcolm hasn’t given up hope of becoming PM again. This time via the Labor Party.”

    Not Labor….the Greens.

  34. Shy Ted says:

    I’ll bet they’re queueing up to sit next to Lenore.

  35. Boambee John says:

    Tintarella di Luna says:
    April 13, 2021 at 5:09 am
    MT – the initials are the key – MT but for bile, venom, spite, malicious envy and hubristic pride. MT’s own private hell condemned there by his own nature from which there is no escape ergo no redemption.

    Well said Tinta. MT makes Narcissus look shy and reserved.

  36. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Where was “Murpharoo”?

  37. yarpos says:

    mmmm a bunch of white folks having lunch at Point Piper. Probably saved the world multiple times before it was all over. At least we know where the pinnacle of moral and intellectual superiority was that day.

  38. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “mmmm a bunch of white folks having lunch at Point Piper. “

    I would add “very privileged white folks having lunch at Point Piper”.

  39. Mother Lode says:

    The idiot Trumble has still not worked out that his is like the kid whose family has the big swimming pool and that everybody being his friend in summer is not because of his personality.

    His swimming pool? Dumping on the Liberals. Or, more importantly, j’ismists being able to cite a ‘Former Liberal PM’ in their hit pieces.

    Trumble himself remains the jilted leader, his overtures spurned by Liberal voters and only ever a diverting plaything for the left who will never surrender their life of debauchery for this single homely wallflower.

    I wonder if he has ever asked any of his new ‘buddies’ if they voted for Liberals when he was PM and would have been able to set the agenda, or even written any columns suggesting their readers seriously look at voting Liberal?

    Probably not. Deep down he knows their friendship is an illusion, but it is all he has and he will do what he can to avoid confronting it.

  40. Al says:

    To be fair, the MSM does not need Turnbull’s help to dump on ScoMo. Scotty from Marketing is so incredibly incompetent that he provides plenty of material for them.

  41. calli says:

    The great Leader in Exile, bowed but unbroken. With his trusty coterie of familiars, ready to spring gallantly to his defence at a moment’s notice.

    And there, in the background, a shadowy figure of doom keeping him from his Destiny.

    You could do a mini-series on it.*

    * or a cartoon. H/t Rowe today

  42. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Probably not. Deep down he knows their friendship is an illusion, but it is all he has and he will do what he can to avoid confronting it.”

    Correct.

  43. sabena says:

    “Mr Turnbull blamed right-wing “thuggery” and was disappointed he was ousted from the climate change advisory body.”
    It may have escaped his attention but he was supposed to be the leader of a right wing party.
    It just exposes his deceit.

  44. thefrollickingmole says:

    wonder if he has ever asked any of his new ‘buddies’ if they voted for Liberals when he was PM and would have been able to set the agenda

    Why would they, he didnt.

    Was it a potentially great party?

  45. AC says:

    Wow, even the pretend Liberal Gladys turned up!!

  46. Roger says:

    I thought good journalists always kept a distance from their subjects?

  47. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “I thought good journalists always kept a distance from their subjects?”

    None of the attendees at the Turdbull Point Piper soiree are what I would call “good journalists”.

  48. Roger says:

    I note there’s another ex-PM struggling for relevance in the news today.

    Evidently Mongolia no longer requires his talents.

  49. Mother Lode says:

    I thought good journalists always kept a distance from their subjects?

    They do.

    That is why these journo’s crawl all over him like flies on faeces.

  50. Baa Humbug says:

    I’m not sensing enough anger in the above comments, so here goes:-

    Just a reminder that your tax dollars provided the chardonnay and cocktail shrimps at this shindig.

    What does this low life scum do for a quid these days other than the pension we provide him?

  51. Roger says:

    None of the attendees at the Turdbull Point Piper soiree are what I would call “good journalists”.

    That was my point; too subtly made?

  52. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Can you imagine the conversations at Malkys piss up ?
    The most revolting scum of the “elite ” left winger bludgers sucking up to a total failure of a tosser ,failed in the law ,failed as a banker ,failed as a republican , failed as a minister,failed as an opposition leader and a total failure as a PM ,not an impressive record .
    Still in that company ha would not be out of place.

  53. Roger says:

    What does this low life scum do for a quid these days other than the pension we provide him?

    Didn’t he invent the internet?

  54. H B Bear says:

    Didn’t he invent the internet?

    No, he just took a carried interest.

  55. H B Bear says:

    The Prof notes there is a theme emerging.

  56. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “That was my point; too subtly made?”

    Only for me…early in the morning!

    Your comments/musings are always spot on Roger.

  57. miltonf says:

    ‘Good journalists’ ha ha. More apt descriptions would be ‘marxist operatives’, germalists, presstitutes or purveyors of agitprop.

  58. H B Bear says:

    Those still looking for Potential Greatness (they know who they are) might want to focus on the Potential.

  59. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    There’s a tone of unrelenting negativity on this comments thread, so I thought I’d try and say something positive.

    In attendance? None other than Garudain Australia editor Lesnore Taylor and senior ALPBC political reporter Lara Tingles… Others who scored a coveted invitation included Silly Moaning Hemorrhoid columnist Pedro FitzSimians…

    If these people didn’t exist, satirists would need to invent them.

  60. H B Bear says:

    Twiggy has taken Waffleworth under his wing. Both complete bullshitters but one gets bigger cheques in the mail.

  61. H B Bear says:

    If these people didn’t exist, satirists would need to invent them.

    If Marx wrote like Wodehouse they would.

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Malcolm hasn’t given up hope of becoming PM again. This time via the Labor Party.

    Malcolm sees his role as the first President, of the Republic of Australia.

  63. Roger says:

    Your comments/musings are always spot on Roger.

    😎

  64. ac says:

    Just love how Tingle circumvents the legal obligation to be impartial by writing articles under the titles opinion or analysis which is then carte blanche to hammer the Libs.

    Such a pathetic journalist!!

  65. H B Bear says:

    You could see Waffleworth building giant golden statues of himself everywhere like that guy in Turkmenistan. Think The Big Banana.

  66. miltonf says:

    The Sydney Morning Vomit-ABC axis is a club for North Shore and Eastern Suburbs lefties who are members of the ‘in’ group.

  67. miltonf says:

    Very often this is thru family connections of course.

  68. Mother Lode says:

    That was my point; too subtly made?

    Nah. My bad.

  69. Botswana O'Hooligan says:

    Yairs 1735099, this old Queenslander wrote to Bob Brown and thanked him from the bottom of his heart for the sterling effort he and his mob made to keep Shorten out of the lodge, but the ingrate never did reply.

  70. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    You could see Waffleworth (and Krudd) building giant golden statues of himself everywhere like that guy in Turkmenistan

    Not to mention those enormous posters of their monstrously ugly visages tacked up everywhere, gazing benevolently down at the peasantry.

  71. Mother Lode says:

    Not to mention those enormous posters of their monstrously ugly visages tacked up everywhere, gazing benevolently down at the peasantry.

    I would expect the smile to contain an element of hardness – “I will smile when pleased, but to any who would set themselves against my will…”

    An image I have used before but it seems apposite: Trumble is like the little kid with a beach towel tied around his neck like a superhero’s cape. He runs around the yard leaping over great swift rivers, picks up entire trees from the ground and throwing them aside, and flying through the air like missile.

    They actually jumped over the trickle where the garden tap was not turned fully off, they flung a branch, and they ran around with their hands in front panting out ‘whoosh’ noises.

    Ridiculous but when it is a kid it is cute enough, it is good for them and they will quickly enough grow up.

    But what happens when they don’t grow up? The ridiculousness is multiplied. You get Super Trumble and Captain Krudd.

  72. candy says:

    Malcolm Turnbull could bring Labor’s fortunes up, I think.

    There’s a chunk of the demographics who think he is the bees knees.

  73. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    Super Trumble and Captain Krudd

    Super Heroes even more incompetent and destructive than Florida Man.

  74. Steve says:

    I wonder what beverages were served at the luncheon? – Malcolm, “I genius” has always been partial to his own bathwater.

  75. NoFixedAddress says:

    but how may ‘sexes’ attended?

  76. Bill says:

    Just imagine: Fitz and Mal at the barbie flipping snaggers and sucking on a few tinnies. Fitz has brought a novelty barbecue apron showing a naked girl in suspenders. “Geez Mal, See that ludicrous display last night?” “What was Robbo thinking, sending JWH on that early?
    Lenore and Lucy are in the kitchen heating up some party pies and making a bean salad while knocking back Vodka Cruisers. Hamilton producer Michael Cassel is in the piano room belting out Advance Australia Fair with Laura Tingle and Skye Leckie singing along enthusiastically. Meanwhile there is a knock at the door. Gladys has shown up late as the 324 bus to Point Piper from Kings Cross Station was delayed, but she did bring a home made pav and some after dinner mints. Then the picture goes blurry …

  77. H B Bear says:

    A Waffleworth BBQ? It’s enough to make you want to go training with some garage N A Z I S in the Grampians.

  78. H B Bear says:

    Mmmm … party pies

  79. H B Bear says:

    I hope Ann Summers and young Chip got an invite to this do. Hopefully sTan Grant will leak the whole guest list at some point.

  80. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Did Gladys really attend? Very, very bad optics there, Glad. There is no reason to be nice to this man intent on destroying the Liberal Party. You are signifying approval of an attack on Sky’s best rating program and its mass of Liberal voters by condoning Turnbull’s recent attacks on the Murdoch media, specifically Sky.

    The views and the catering won’t compensate for the company and the damage it does to you.

  81. H B Bear says:

    Relax Lizzie, the Glad Bag has got her own problems. Not just the catering either.

  82. egg_ says:

    just as an aside. ABC Melbourne 7 pm news sport carried one item about golf, 3 about women kicking balls and then the weather

    Fitzy coming up on the next edition of SBS The Feed re injuries in wymminses contact sport.

    How braindead is Fitzy from the Frogs belting him?

  83. H B Bear says:

    Looking forward to when the switch is flicked on Snowy 2.0 and that can be crossed off the Potential Greatness column.

  84. Fair Shake says:

    WE know that every Saturday, voice of everywoman Laura Tingle publishes a hit-piece for the ABC condemning the Morrison government

    How would I know that? I don’t watch/ read anything from ABC .
    To misquote someone else, I choose not to get my news from the ABC just as I choose not to drink from the toilet. You could….but..I wouldn’t.

  85. thefrollickingmole says:

    Gladys has shown up late as the 324 bus to Point Piper from Kings Cross Station was delayed, but she did bring a home made pav and some after dinner mints. Then the picture goes blurry

    But not before you see the car keys dropped in the bowl in the center of the room….

  86. Baa Humbug says:

    No comments from our host, that potentially great Point Piper BBQ Guest?

    C’mon Sinc, you’re dying to weigh in.

  87. jo says:

    Just remember…in September 2015 this narcissist was installed as PM by the Liberal party.

    In the next few days following I called the party head office to tell them I will never vote for them again. Told Zed Seselja that even though I believed him to be the only candidate worth voting for I will never vote Lib again.

  88. The Sheriff says:

    miltonf says:
    April 12, 2021 at 9:47 pm
    Yes RD, I was astonished when a read about National Party machinations in the NSW Central West a few years ago. All seemed to be effing barristers.

    Sounds like a story. Do share.

  89. Mother Lode says:

    Just remember…in September 2015 this narcissist was installed as PM by the Liberal party.

    And he justified the removal of the previous leader by citing the number of negative polls – and then went on to exceed that limit breezily.

    Ignoramus never sensed that the people who wanted him in rather than Abbott wanted him because he would weaken the Liberals, not strengthen them.

    Polls have a pretty bad track record these days, but they are easier than actually being in contact with voters or following your own sense and letting the electorate judge whether they want you to represent them. Better to lie and bend and twist to try to trick them.

  90. H B Bear says:

    No comments from our host, that potentially great Point Piper BBQ Guest?
    C’mon Sinc, you’re dying to weigh in.

    He was probably there and bound by a Deed of Confidentiality. You know it makes sense.

  91. Leigh Lowe says:

    Shy Ted says:

    April 13, 2021 at 7:24 am

    I’ll bet they’re queueing up to beat Lenore to the buffet. sit next to Lenore.

  92. Louis Litt says:

    Um – I apologise for turning the clock back – but is’nt this English Protestants getting together to laugh and ridicule Catholism.
    Could some one explain to me why high earners sprout the plain idiotcy and envy of Marxism.
    I notice they are journos and lawyers – who is going to cook and and set the table. No doubt mum or dad will drive them there.

  93. Paul says:

    If you were the fly on the wall at this party … You would certainly get a big fat headache listening to this bunch of wankers babbling BS at each other , while munching Canapes , hand wrapped by a transexual Sous Chef …… Where’s the man with the can of mortein !

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