Internet revolutionary Margo Kingston is in a panic over “the potentially chilling effects of the Government’s proposed new sedition law on freedom of speech” and the “Government’s attempt to suppress dissenting opinion”. Hmm … perhaps the government should hire Margo as a suppression consultant:
When [Pauline] Hanson made her maiden speech in September 1996, I was chief of staff at the Herald Canberra bureau, and unsuccessfully argued that her speech should not be reported at all. I also had a personal policy of refusing to speak to Hansons then adviser, John Pasquerelli, and not to write news stories about Hanson or her party. I even quietly cheered when watching violent protests at formation meetings of One Nation.
Kingston subsequently became a One Nation supporter in an alliance aimed at limiting free speech by maintaining restrictive media ownership laws.