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Jun 15, 2011

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch awaits the brutal "Carbon Cate" treatment from News Ltd

Following the wealthy Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's decision to

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Following the wealthy Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s decision to campaign for a carbon price, we’re waiting with some trepidation for the News Ltd tabloids to give her the Cate Blanchett treatment:

‘Elitist Elisabeth’ Murdoch tells Aussies to pay up over carbon charge

DAME Elisabeth Murdoch has sparked outrage in the community with her decision to participate in a campaign promoting the federal government’s controversial carbon tax.

The millionaire Dame has been accused of being out of touch by spruiking the benefits of the tax which she can afford to pay, unlike many hard-up Australians.

Ouch.

Or, hell, what about when that fearless warrior for truth Andrew Bolt remembers how he feels about rich warmists and gets stuck in?

A lesson in sacrifice for the planet from the woman in the luxury Bentley*

Or the highly-principled Miranda Devine?

How can a multi-millionaire who lives in an enormous multi-million dollar pile in Langwarrin, and is driven around in a chauffeured Bentley, tell less privileged Australians to say yes to a tax that will send electricity bills skyrocketing? The hypocrisy is astonishing.

Imagine what’ll happen when those consistent campaigners against the corruption of privilege are forced by their consciences to give the mother of their proprietor the same treatment they gave Cate Blanchett.

It’s not like they could get away with just this without being absolute laughing stocks, could they?

*I have no idea what car Dame Murdoch drives.

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18 thoughts on “Dame Elisabeth Murdoch awaits the brutal “Carbon Cate” treatment from News Ltd

  1. twobob

    Someone should ask hackerman just what age is the cut off point for commenting on climate change?
    I bet the answer will lie between the age of plimer and ruperts mum.

  2. Jeremy Sear

    That response is moronic. He’s “defying” his master by not agreeing with his master’s mother?

    No, Andrew, you’re obeying your master by not getting stuck into his mother despite her doing the same thing as another against whom you did get stuck in (Cate Blanchett). That’s both craven and hypocritical.

  3. confessions

    According to Piers on Insiders Dame Elisabeth isn’t too rich, she’s too old. Apparently old people shouldn’t be fronting these kinds of campaigns.

  4. Ouch!

    I actually hate the reporting of Rupert Murdoch’s views on Climate Change. The quote from Uncle Rupert which is always trotted out is when he said:
    “The planet deserves the benefit of the doubt”

    The focus should be on the word “DOUBT”.

    When John Howard did it, it was referred to as “dog-whistle politics”

    Surely when Rupert Murdoch does it, it should be referred to as “dog-whistle journalism”!!

    Rupert Murdock wasn’t as obtuse as Tony Abbott in terms of getting caught saying “it is crap”, but he certaintly flagged his “DOUBT” with his editors and journalists. The News Limited journalists know exactly what they are doing, and it is with the complete blessing of their “Blessed Leader”.

    Unfortunately other news organisations continue to swallow Rupert Murdoch’s “benefit of the doubt” comment as proof that he supports action on climate change.

  5. monkeywrench

    I’ve been bombarding Bolt all day with suggestions why he hasn’t treated Dame Liz Murdoch in the same way as he treated Cate Blanchett. So far no luck with postings. Perhaps he should read The Australian’s pompous editorial.

  6. Jeremy Sear

    “talk about projection!”

    The Oz’s editorial is discussed in the next post.

  7. quantize

    [The fleeting moment of frankness from The Age enlightens us to the dark heart of Fairfax, where complex debates are distilled to simple viewpoints, peddled to a deliberately misinformed readership.]

    WOW just WOW

    talk about projection!

  8. Cuppa

    The OO:

    [1)
    READERS of Melbourne’s The Age yesterday were provided with an amazingly stark, if unwitting, confession about how Fairfax seems to have ceased pretending to publish newspapers in favour of political pamphleteering.]

    [2)
    The fleeting moment of frankness from The Age enlightens us to the dark heart of Fairfax, where complex debates are distilled to simple viewpoints, peddled to a deliberately misinformed readership.]

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/fairfax-shows-how-not-to-run-a-serious-newspaper/story-e6frg71x-1226075919971

    There, in one article, are two instances of Right-Wing Projection.

    Something we see from the right again and again and again.

    The tendency of right-wingers to project their own behaviour/motivations onto their opponents.

  9. The funniest, least self-aware thing we’ve ever read in The Australian | Pure Poison

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  10. Rich Uncle Skeleton

    The fleeting moment of frankness from The Age enlightens us to the dark heart of Fairfax, where complex debates are distilled to simple viewpoints, peddled to a deliberately misinformed readership.

    ha ha ha ha ha

  11. confessions

    If you want to read the OO’s reaction to the Age story, here’s today’s editorial. It’s full of self-righteous indignation, and I’m sure people will get a laugh out of the sheer irony of it all.

    [READERS of Melbourne’s The Age yesterday were provided with an amazingly stark, if unwitting, confession about how Fairfax seems to have ceased pretending to publish newspapers in favour of political pamphleteering.]

    If anyone would know about that it’s the Australian. 😆

  12. Cuppa

    How DARE citizens voice support for progressive policies!

    Where will this madness end?

    Stomp on it, “News” Limited! Condemn it, ABC!

  13. Mobius Ecko

    Nor anything against Rupert’s sister Anne Kantor who was also a part of the Say Yes campaign they denigrated Blanchett for.

    Murdoch v Murdoch in climate change ad stoush

  14. quantize

    Of course they won’t say anything, they’re vile jesters in the court of News Ltd…

    Clearly Rupe got the business smarts and none of the humanity.

  15. paddy

    From memory, (via a TV program) the Dame drives a golf cart around her palatial pile. 🙂

  16. gregb

    *crickets*

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