LAST month – without any evidence – the ABC presented the misadventures of Katie and Kylie as proof-positive of a drink-spiking epidemic. The revival of this zombie urban myth isn’t surprising given the misandrist hysteria being theatrically stoked on a daily basis by the national broadcaster. Yesterday – again, without evidence – the ABC pushed the idea that a nationwide booze-poisoning emergency is afoot. Its only sources were a barmaid and two bar managers.
Can you think of a reason why bar managers might be especially keen on blaming rogue spikers for young women keeling over on their premises? I can. Another noteworthy feature in many of these tales is the presence and testimony of mum and/or dad. Invariably, they accompany their beloved to hospital and are livid with the curs responsible for a sensible daughter being found unleashing in the culverts of virtue’s narrow path. Alternative scenarios may be more awkward.