“Riot”? “Peril”? Are the rational journalists away for the long weekend?
Apparently most of the journalists with some grounding in reality took the long weekend Friday off, because it’s been a hideous day of bullshit about the incident in Canberra yesterday, now apparently being called a “riot” (although oddly none of the footage they’ve been repeating actually shows one).
Naturally the Opposition and its cheerleaders at the ABC have been trying to find a way to blame the Prime Minister for the sight of some uppity indigenous people and their supporters daring to bang on glass and call “shame” and “racist” at the elected MPs for two suburbs in Melbourne and Sydney, thereby forcing the AFP to violently drag the PM through the middle of a dozen or so of them. And they think they’ve found it. Apparently an ALP staffer dared to tell the people at the Tent Embassy demonstration about what Tony Abbott had said secretly and privately on national television, and perhaps also let them know he was in a restaurant nearby, something that only people who’d bothered to check Tony Abbott’s public appearances would have been able to find really easily. Therefore it’s all Gillard’s fault. AND ISN’T THAT JUST TYPICAL OF THIS TERRIBLE GOVERNMENT.
Tory Maguire at the News Ltd “Punch”:
So we now know who is responsible for putting Julia Gillard into the most peril she’s been in since she became Prime Minister – her own office.
“Peril”. Oh, FFS.
I’ll link you to a response to Tory by “prestontowers”, because if I go through it any further myself I think I might weep.