‘Last weekend, a British Muslim invaded a Texas synagogue and held the rabbi and four members of his flock at gunpoint while demanding the release from prison of a biochemist known as ‘Lady Al Qaeda’. The drama flared briefly across news sites before vanishing from sight. As the Australian Jewish News observes, the assault
…failed to make even the world headlines on the ABC digital media platforms for the 12 hours the stand-off with police was taking place.
Since then, if the ABC’s internal search engine is any guide, there has been only one follow-up. Some stories, it seems, are of little but passing interest. There are terrorists, and then there are those other terrorists, the ones whose motives and religious background are best not mentioned. Diversity, don’t you know, enriches us all, so team-player journalism ignores the sand that grates in the gears of the multiculturalists’ narrative.
Daniel Greenfield, however, indulges his curiosity to report what mainstream media might have done were it actually interested in getting to the nub of a story rather than papering over unfortunate and disconcerting truths. Of Faisal Akram (above), who will never again interrupt Shabbat gatherings thanks to a sharp-shooting Texas SWAT team, he writes:
Back home, the Blackburn Muslim Community page announced that “Faisal Akram has sadly departed from this temporary world” and prayed that Allah “bless him with the highest ranks of Paradise”….
…The town has produced no shortage of Jihadists, including the youngest terrorist in the UK, as well as a number of Jihadis who traveled to join ISIS, an associate of shoe bomber Richard Reid, and a terrorist who played a key role in an Al Qaeda plot that targeted New York and D.C.
Blackburn is one of the most segregated towns in the country and has been described as a “no-go zone”. The area that produced the Temple Terrorist has one of the highest Muslim populations outside of London and some claim that flying the English flag has been effectively outlawed.
The setting couldn’t be any better for the media to whitewash the murderous terrorist with the familiar excuses that he was the victim of failed integration in the United Kingdom. His family, in an even more familiar excuse, is claiming that he “was suffering from mental health issues”.‘https://quadrant.org.au/
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation steals more than one billion dollars from the tax payer each year to deliver progressive Leftist/Marxist/Socialist news each and every day. One Nation’s Mark Latham is one politician that is willing to call the ABC out. Mark says ‘I wish the ABC’s Climate Alarmists would make up their minds. With rising sea levels, in Western Sydney we were supposed to get beautiful ocean views. But now in the article below, we are being told to abandon our homes, live underground and paint our roads white so they repel the heat. All in the middle of the coolest summer in memory. Just because of a few hot days since last week. You really need to read this article three times to make sure someone could actually write this fear-mongering nonsense. ABC: Always Biased Crap. A waste of taxpayer’s money. A media factory for Left-wing propaganda.
I don’t use Facebook much anymore but I do try to keep up with NSW politician Mark Latham among a few others. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) of which Mark is speaking is a mouthpiece for the Australian Leftist/Marxist/Socialist/Communist/Labor folk.
‘WATCH THE SYDNEY FIREWORKS ON ABC TV? NO THANKS The Sydney New Year’s Eve show is on ABC TV, so it’s fireworks plus: Two mummies 9YOs transitioning A climate emergency Matt Kean up a windmill Pronoun policing Evils of unconscious bias and micro aggressions Bruce Pascoe telling us how Indigenous invented fireworks etc etc’https://www.facebook.com/MarkLathamsOutsiders/?ref=page_internal
Two of Australia’s worse and very Leftist leaning Prime Ministers got together on the Leftist/Marxist government sponsored One billion dollars per year ABC’s Leftist China loving Insiders program to condemn Rupert Murdoch and clamor on about make believe catastrophic climate change.
These two climate scammers never liked President Trump and now with him perhaps out of the way they are hoping sleepy Joe will come to their aid in the push for more climate change rules and regulations for the poor saps here in Australia. I didn’t watch the spectacle but according to the Leftist Marxist Guardian’s New Daily ‘Towards the end of Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd’s joint interview on the ABC’s Insiders on Sunday, host David Speers gave voice to the thought that was on the lips of every viewer watching from home.
“Years ago, I would have doubted there would be so much agreement between the two of you,” the veteran broadcaster said with a smile, the smiling visages of the former prime ministers towering over him from two giant televisions.
“So would we,” Mr Rudd replied.
It capped an extraordinary interview and the latest chapter in an unlikely budding bromance from the two former rivals, who have teamed up in their post-politics careers to take on the white whales they couldn’t vanquish even from the highest office in the land.
Namely, climate change and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
“We had agreed on an emissions trading scheme once upon a time,” Mr Turnbull reminded the Insiders host at the end of their wide-ranging chat.
It’s not difficult to see the most recent ex-PM still carries grudges over his unceremonious booting from The Lodge in August 2018, replaced by Scott Morrison after a toxic partyroom brawl over energy policy.
Mr Rudd also lost his prime ministership in 2010, in no small part due to his controversial dumping of a carbon reduction scheme and the ensuing popularity hit.
Both have blamed the “Murdoch media” for waging campaigns against their leaderships, and in the years since they left Parliament, both have fired shots back and kept spruiking their thoughts on strong climate action.
The pair are not exactly good friends – indeed, Mr Rudd was famously enraged when then-PM Turnbull blocked his bid to run for United Nations secretary-general in 2016 – but have backed common purposes in recent times.
So it was perhaps a programming coup to get Australia’s angry grandpas on TV together on Sunday in the wake of the US election being handed to Joe Biden just hours earlier, to have them continue their unlikely alliance in front of a national audience.
On the agenda? Climate, News Corp and, of course, Donald Trump.
Rupert Murdoch was mentioned no fewer than a dozen times in the Insiders interview.
“Trump has lost. Murdoch’s man in the White House has been defeated,” Mr Turnbull said.
Mr Rudd called out “Murdoch bullies” for haranguing Mr Turnbull, calling the media proprietor “a cancer on our democracy”.
“Malcolm and I disagree on a multitude of things, but Murdoch’s treatment of Malcolm Turnbull in 2018, directly interfering into the internal politics of the Liberal Party, to do what he could through his editors to bring about a leadership change to Morrison or Dutton at the time, is a disgrace,” Mr Rudd said.
“Murdoch has engendered a culture of fear in Australia about this discussion because he goes after people individually who raise this question. Including myself, including Malcolm and others,” he complained.
On the hot-button topic of climate, the pair said they hoped Mr Biden would usher in a new era of global environmental action and co-operation.
Mr Turnbull couldn’t resist taking a stab at Mr Morrison’s plans for a ‘gas-led recovery’ – a plan he called “BS” and “piffle” – and loudly calling for stronger commitments.
“This is the time to pivot, otherwise [Morrison] is going to look out on the extreme with Saudi Arabia, as some kind of a carbon economy,” Mr Turnbull quipped.
“Really, we can do so much better than that, and now is the time for Scott to move.”
Mr Rudd claimed the government’s policies amounted to a plan to “hide in the shadows”, and called on Mr Morrison to “swallow your political pride and get real” on a net-zero target.
But stinging words were also reserved for the vanquished Mr Trump.
Mr Rudd said the President should “put on his big boy pants” and “act like a grown-up” after his loss.
Mr Turnbull, famously the target of Mr Trump’s ire in a 2016 phone call over refugee policy, said the change was “a good thing for everybody”.
“It’s a relief to have a return to normal transmission, to have an administration that is going to be consistent, that isn’t going to be making decisions by wild tweets in the early hours of the morning,” he said.
“That isn’t going to be walking out of global treaties and alliances, discombobulating friends and foes alike.”
If you think this was a victory for these two you are wrong. In spite of the picture the Labor Party candidate LOST! Just as there is FAKE NEWS there are FAKE PHOTOS!
In Australia it is getting harder and harder to get the real news. Most so-called journalists are biased against anyone that smells conservative. Even homosexual Milo Yiannopoulos gets bad press here all because his politics lean in favour of the conservative!
The point is this, look around and read more than one news web site. Now, that is hard to do here in Australia but if you are a conservative, you MUST if you truly want to know the real news rather than the fake news put out there by MOST of the mainline media sources such as the ABC and almost all the free to air Australian channels.
If you don’t search for verification of the news you just may end up believing the loser is the winner!
In Australia the left leaning ABC’s ‘…Q&A panellists launched into an emotive discussion around freedom of speech, largely powered by the absence of controversial anti-Islamic activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali who was due to appear as a member of Monday night’s panel.
While the exact “security concerns”, among other reasons, that led to Ms Hirsi Ali’s cancelled Australian tour remain unconfirmed, Federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg blamed it on the need to reform Section 18C to “protect and promote freedom of speech”.
“It is very regrettable people have sought to prevent her coming to Australia because they see her as the enemy of tolerance. I see her as an enemy of intolerance,” Mr Frydenberg said.
“Personally I don’t agree with everything that she has said about Islam but … she sends a very powerful message as well about how secular laws should be above Sharia law.
“My view is she would have received a lot of support here in Australia for airing what are somewhat controversial views. And she should be allowed to speak her mind and people who disagree with her should be able to challenge that. That’s the point of a free country like Australia.”
But Q&A host Tony Jones suggested the security concerns were exaggerated, citing a petition which expressed “disappointment” in response to Ms Hirsi Ali’s Australian tour that attracted fewer than 400 signatories.
Mr Frydenberg said he was “shocked” that the petition had garnered the support of psychologists, doctors, lawyers and community activists; all in agreement that she should not visit Australia and speak her mind.
Shadow Human Rights Minister Linda Burney said she found Mr Frydenberg’s comments “ironic”.
“It seems a little ironic that the party that was arguing against freedom of speech would propose it here tonight,” she said.
The Australian editor-at-large Paul Kelly agreed Ms Hirsi Ali’s absence was “a great shame”.
“I do think that the overwhelming majority of the Australian people would have been prepared to welcome her to this country. I am disturbed at the fact we have a petition signed by about 400 people, some of them quite prominent, suggesting that she should not come to this country.
“I think this is contrary to the fundamental values of Australian democracy.
“This is a courageous and inspiring woman. Now I don’t agree with all her positions, but she certainly raised fundamental questions about Islam which we should be prepared to debate as a society, debate and confront frankly.”
Former Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said freedom of speech should have no limits.
“Of course she should have the right to come to Australia to put her points of view across,” she said.
“This is what democracy is all about.”
While Nobel Peace Prize winner and social entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus said he agreed that everyone had the right to speak freely, he moved that there should be limitation when opinions were reduced to insults.
“You can come up with your opinion about certain aspects of Islam and so on. But that should not go into a level of inciting people, and kind of bringing intolerance into the discussion. The key thing is intolerance … You do it in a friendly way.
“Freedom of speech doesn’t give you the licence to insult somebody, cut down the respect and the feelings of other people.”
Ms Thorning-Schmidt argued that if freedom of speech was limited, it could silence people trying to bring about important social change.
“When women were fighting for their rights in the ’60s and ’70s, I think a lots of people thought they had a very insulting tone to some of the men they were fighting against,” she said.
Is Ayaan Ali anti-Islam as much as she is pro-free speech and women’s rights? Australia has a very small percentage of Muslims but they carry a lot of clout and therefore people such as Ali and Gert Wilder receive death threats and much opposition when they come to Australia. So much for freedom of speech!
What did I expect when I sat down to watch the US Presidential Debate on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Channel 24? Yes, I should have known better than to begin watching 20 or so minutes before the debate as that gave me the agony of listening to the Hillary lovers ABC had gathered together so they could spew forth their distaste for The Donald. As I watched and listened for perhaps five minutes I muted the sound until the debate began. Tinitus is sometimes a blessing.
I didn’t continue to listen to the ABC commentary after the debate as I already knew what road they would take but an example of the ABC post commentary from the states is posted below.
The ABC is so biased toward the left that I ask myself why I punish myself by watching it? One reason; no two reasons why I do are; I do not pay for cable television so I am limited somewhat on certain news sources and secondly the mute still works.
The first five or six minutes shows their bias but that’s the ABC!
As most of us who live in Australia know the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is far from being a conservative voice. At http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s3489812.htm one may view the ABC programme Q & A for Monday 30 April, 2012. The last Question for the programme was “PARLIAMENT PRAYERS – Helen Heath asked: ‘In the 2006 Census, less than two-thirds of Australians identified themselves as Christian. In Dandenong, we celebrate this diversity and at the start of each local council meeting, a prayer is offered by a faith leader from a different religious community on a rotational basis. Is it time for the opening of Commonwealth and State parliaments to be marked by not only the Lord’s Prayer but also prayers from a variety of religious traditions?”’
The ecumenical forget where our nation came from philosophy. The only voice for continuing only with the Lord’s Prayer was federal Liberal MP Sophie Mirabella and she was booed! Where were the anti-bullying police!? Whatyareckon?