Our media class journalisms all over itself

This shows no self-awareness at all when the ABC  – esp Media Watch – worked for years to get rid of Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt.

But the worst is Osman Faruqi, son of Senator Kooky Faruqi. Buckle up and read the whole thing:

The $800 million cut to the ABC is not true

Finest comedian of his generation

Racism is ended – all hail Nestle

So this whole BLM issue must be over because Nesle is changing the name of Redskins and Chicos lollies.

The company, which makes the lollies under its Allen’s brand, said the “names have overtones which are out of step with Nestle’s values, which are rooted in respect”.

Which is horse poop.

Unless those values changed yesterday.

Here’s the link to the statement from Nestle.

History has no meaning

An honour bestowed by the Queen that was designed more than 200 years ago is now in the firing line because of George Floyd:

Campaigners are calling for the redesign of one of Britain’s highest honours personally bestowed by the Queen because they say its badge resembles a depiction of a white angel standing on the neck of a chained black man.

The Order of St Michael and St George is traditionally awarded to ambassadors and diplomats and senior Foreign Office officials who have served abroad. It has three ranks, the highest of which is Knight Grand Cross (GCMG), followed by Knight Commander (KCMG) and Companion (CMG).

The “black man” is meant to be Satan.

Here’s another version from Paris:

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Everything is stupid.

Bolton was a leaker and nobody liked him

And he was a poopy face.

Bolton could have gone gently into that good night, but he decided to scamper back into the fray to collect a $2 million advance.

Soon his new friends in the media will turn on him and he will be alone.

Yes, he will have $2 million. But he will have nothing else.

And probably no reputation either, if this is any guide:

Secretary of StateMike Pompeo pushed back on claims in former national security adviser John Bolton’s memoir late Monday, telling Fox News’s Sean Hannity that Bolton was frozen out of meetings over suspicions he would either leak or lie about the topics discussed.

“I haven’t read the book in its entirety, but the excerpts I’ve seen, there’s lots of falsehoods, there’s lot of lies contained there,” Pompeo told Hannity, saying he took issue with even the title, “The Room Where It Happened.”

“The president and others, myself included, had to cut him out of meetings because he was leaking or he would twist things or he’d lie,” Pompeo said. “It was a really difficult situation where John Bolton thought he was more important than the president of the United States and the American people.”

The Reading stabbings may have been a hate crime

Here’s a dirty little secret: Muslims tend not to like gay people.

If you look at the communities that voted No in the plebiscite, they tended to be the ones with the largest gay Muslim communities.

Yes, there are gay Muslims. But as a general rule, Muslims aren’t attending Mardi Gras.

Which makes the reading killing interesting:

Further tributes have been paid to three men from the LGBT community killed in the knife attack in Reading, as detectives continued to question the suspect in custody.

David Wails, Joe Ritchie-Bennett and James Furlong were stabbed to death in broad daylight in Forbury Gardens in the Berkshire town on Saturday. It has since been declared a terrorist incident by police, although detectives said on Monday they were “keeping an open mind as to the motive”.

A group representing and supporting LGBT+ people in Reading said there was anxiety within the community.

A 25-year-old Libyan refugee, Khairi Saadallah, who was known to MI5, was arrested at the scene and is being detained under terrorism powers. Detectives on Monday were granted a warrant of further detention until Saturday. Mental health issues are understood to be considered a significant factor in the attack.

Oh, mental health. OK.

Some people are sad about the cuts to the ABC

Some people are so happy they need a cigarette and a nap.

So sad we won’t have more of this from ABC Life. How will we go on without it?

Rugby players threaten strike action

Please don’t strike – if you do, I’ll have to ignore soccer instead.