Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Why the Andrew Bolt guilty verdict is a victory for free speech

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, September 29, 2011,
Oh joy! Joy and cat dancing! The racist hate mongering trollumnist Andrew Bolt has been silenced at last!

This is wonderful thing for democracy, fellow travellers. (And by that I mean authentic democracy, not the shamocracy endorsed by conservatives.)

But of course you all know that. To say so is practically preaching to the converted (but not in a Christian way, of course).

Needless to say, Bolt sees the guilty verdict as something sinister. In his usual eeevil and highly emotive way, he frames...
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Glenn Milne, Insiders, and false suggestions of Gillard's influence

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Sunday, September 4, 2011,
Really, these attacks on Julia Gillard are becoming even more relentless and offensive. Now, because Insiders has dumped Glen Milne as a guest the right-wing reaches of the blogosphere are going ballistic and nuclear! They see a sinister case of censorship by the state. And they would, wouldn't they. In their tiny, literal minds, anything they don't like is either a lie, a betrayal, or some ugly attempt at intimidation. It's just another crazy conspiracy theory to add to an already long list....
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