MOST INFLUENTIAL AUSTRALIAN OF ALL TIME

It’s Rupert Murdoch. Full list of the 100 most influential Australians in this week’s Bulletin.

Posted by Tim B. on 06/26/2006 at 02:41 AM
    1. What about Bob Brown? He’s highly influential with people who secretly fear the Kaiser is still alive in Paraguay and controlling world banking.

      Posted by Habib on 2006 06 26 at 02:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. Not Margo Kingston?

      Posted by Hanyu on 2006 06 26 at 03:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Did Gough “Iwuz robbed” Whitless make the list?
      Stuck out on the mine till tomorrow so Ill have to get it then.

      O/T: Have my first day sitting as a Justice of the peace in court tommorrow. Im as excited as a dog with 2 tails!!!

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 06 26 at 04:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, where is Loewenstein??? Umpire!!!

      Posted by captain on 2006 06 26 at 04:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well you can describe a media magnate as influential, but how does a sports player exert influence unless he or she takes on some other vocation. And Ned Kelly. Just what did they mean by influential?

      Posted by Rafe on 2006 06 26 at 04:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tim would have to be in the top ten.

      Posted by Ubique on 2006 06 26 at 04:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 “Just what did they mean by influential?” Yes. If it has anything to do with beneficial influence on the world, Howard Florey will turn in his grave.

      Posted by Whale Spinor on 2006 06 26 at 06:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. “He’s way out of line,” Australian Federation of Islamic Councils president Rahim Ghauri told AAP. “Both (religion and nationality) go hand in hand. “I am a Muslim, my religion is there, and nobody is there to stop me from praying five times a day and giving to charity. At the same time I must be faithful and loyal to my country.”

      Mr Ghauri questioned Mr Murdoch’s knowledge of Islam. “I don’t know how much experience Mr Murdoch has in dealing with Muslims, apart from the things that his reporters write about Muslims, but on this point I do agree – there is no room for fundamentalism.”

      Mr Murdoch may have seen news reports about Muslims in New York bound planes, London trains and Israel buses. He may he read in one of his publications about Spanish transport systems and high explosives. He may have also heard or seen of an Osama fella claiming a future Islamic caliphate with the subjugation of the infidel as it’s goal. He may have also noted that numerous members of the Religion of Pieces continue to disperse themselves over streets and buildings in Iraq, all in the name of a god.

      Yep, Rupert’s got the completely WRONG idea over Islam and state loyalty.

      Posted by CB on 2006 06 26 at 07:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. #3 Moleman,
      Whatever the case is, hang the bastard!.

      Posted by Daniel San on 2006 06 26 at 09:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tim Blair!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 06 26 at 10:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 rafe,
      Ned Kelly has to be on the list.
      Kelly was a criminal, but he was also much more. He became a symbol of rebellion in what was effectively a police state at the time. He wrote a manifesto for a republic in northern victoria, and nearly pulled off a revolution. And then there’s the body armour!

      Posted by daddy dave on 2006 06 26 at 10:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. Rupert Murdoch supports Hillary Clinton. Feh.

      Congratulations, frollickingmole, and good luck.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 06 26 at 01:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. Reminds me of the time the Bulletin published a list of “The 10 most disgraceful Australians” (or something similar).

      The editor made the “brave” decision to include at least one personal friend of the very “hands on” proprietor, Kerry Packer.

      I don’t remember the result, but I don’t think it was pretty.

      Posted by Stop Continental Drift! on 2006 06 26 at 03:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. #12 Murdoch supports ANY horse that has a chance of winning the big race .. but only as long as she has a chance to win.

      Nivea for Men is sponsoring the 100. So Creasy Murdoch can’t win.

      #7 Agreed. If there’s any justice here, Howard Florey must win. But he’s probably too boring for the Bullie.

      Posted by Barrie on 2006 06 26 at 08:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. Rupert Murdoch?

      What about Wendy “Ping Pong” Murdoch,now she’s the real balls behind this news savy man.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 06 26 at 11:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. #11 Daddy Dave,
      The crude body armour really wasn’t a good idea, they should have stayed light and mobile and used hit and run tactics. Still, they seem to be popular with bogans and other low-lifes. Must be the aura of inevitable doom and failed dreams.

      Posted by Daniel San on 2006 06 27 at 01:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. That would have to be Mel Gibson, Rolf Harris and William Birdwood(well he should have Australian).

      Posted by Pat Patterson on 2006 06 27 at 01:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T

      Had my first few hours of sitting.
      Mostly drunken driving and the like.

      Daniel San
      One firearms offence, whos going to wish hed not been so silly, and a suprising number of driving without a license or unregistered vehicles.
      Also one sent through to the district magistrate as it involved a commonwealth offence.

      I would strongly urge anyone interested in the law to attempt to become a JP. The state pays for it, and you will have a much better idea of ‘why” certain things happen.
      For instance did you know the “right to remain silent” was an admission of guilt around 100 years ago?
      It took one corrupt American judge to set the precedent and now it the easiest way out.
      Good fun, and you dont have to be hugely smart to do it. (God knows im not)

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 06 27 at 02:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. to #13, I think the journo was David Dale and I think he got sacked immediately.

      Posted by IanMc on 2006 06 27 at 02:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18 Moleman,
      They don’t call me The Hangin’ Judge for nothing. Actualy they don’t call me that at all. I do talk some bollocks, don’t I.

      Posted by Daniel San on 2006 06 27 at 10:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. I vote for Andrea Harris

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 06 28 at 02:37 AM • permalink

 

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