RACIAL CONVERSIONS NOW POSSIBLE

Ray Martin thinks Muslims are a race. Presumably he believes our shameful treatment of David Hicks was racially motivated.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/30/2007 at 12:07 AM
    1. Martin has always pushed to be considered a “serious journalist”. Although he has spent the last few years hosting specials for Nine, he makes a point of reminding people he started out at the ABC and was a reporter on Nine before succumbing to the lure of populist TV, which saw him host Midday for nine years and then ACA for five.

      2003 He should have stayed there.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 09 30 at 12:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Poor Ray. It can’t be easy finding fulfilling roles after modelling for lego.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 09 30 at 12:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. ABC thinks the Muslims are a race as well.
      Margo’s a friendly good afternoon to you.Ray’s hair still looks like a wig.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 09 30 at 12:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey 1.6 – avagoodweekend.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 09 30 at 12:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. I will you as well x It’s a great Kini day at the beach.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 09 30 at 12:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Dont blame me if you cant tell its fake.A touch of frontline.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 30 at 12:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. Since the episode where he badgered her relentlessly with his anti-war politics and reduced to tears, live on air, the wife of an SAS trooper who had been posted to active duty, I have had no time for Ray Martin.

      He is a national disgrace.

      Posted by Steve at the pub on 2007 09 30 at 12:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #6
      And this Frontline piece about a serial killer in a Melbourne suburb, note that the front man, Mike Moore, is a clone of Ray Martin.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 30 at 01:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. 6. Frollicker, here are 3 apostrophes: ‘’’.
      Your task is to place them in your sentence.

      Posted by Honkie Hammer on 2007 09 30 at 01:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Back in the 80s I was told by crew scheduling that I would be taking Ray Martin for a session in the 747 simulator.
      Here was my opportunity to show off my flying skills and become a celebrity on the Midday Show.
      I asked them to show me where in my contract it was written that they could force me to go on national television with a dickhead.
      Someone less gullible than me was found to cover himself in shame.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 30 at 01:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. Honkie, I’m afraid that you have given Mole only two apostrophes. The first mark is leaning the wrong way, so it’s an opening quotation mark, not an apostrophe.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 30 at 01:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #11
      It’s a LEFTYpostrophe!(Skeets, you pedant! he he)

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 30 at 01:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. 11 …and your task is to work out how you are going to fix your error.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 30 at 01:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Me a pedant? I didn’t start this. It was Honkie. He heh.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 30 at 01:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m a pedant, too.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 30 at 02:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. null

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 09 30 at 02:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Frolliker, ignore these pendants.  They is all anually retentive.  Personality, I dont like to sea them in this hear neck of the woulds with there fancy apostlephees and grammaratical correctedness.

      I spit on apostlephees.  Ptooee!

      ~~~
      ‘’’

      Apostolephees with phlegm on top.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 09 30 at 02:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ray Martin is an airhead. That he considers himself to be a serious journalist simply proves just how mighty an airhead he is.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 09 30 at 03:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m sure I can’t muster the caring about ‘postraphies.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 30 at 03:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. When Nine are done with him, he can join Negus at the ABC or SBS. This time it will be the poor taxpayer who props this tool up. He really is way past his use by date in the real world.

      Posted by BJM on 2007 09 30 at 03:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ray Martin has always been a yawn inducing wind bag.

      Posted by Howzat on 2007 09 30 at 03:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. #9 here are 3 apostrophes… Your task is to place them in your sentence.

      Division of labor is needed for efficiency. Apostrofication is a job for Margos Maid.

      Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2007 09 30 at 03:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why is it when I see the name Ray Martin I think of My Favorite Martian?

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 09 30 at 04:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. And what race are Christians anyway?

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 09 30 at 04:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. Don’t get me going about apostrophes.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 09 30 at 04:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey, go easy on the apostrophes.  We don’t want to use them all up and bankrupt Tim.  Haven’t you learnt anything from our experience with bold?

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 09 30 at 04:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #6 and 8, thefrollickingmole and kae!

      Looking at the Frontline pieces, I realise how much we’ve lost in recent years with “Our” ABC.

      Clever show, Frontline.  I also miss Grassroots, about the shenanigans at Acadia Waters Council. I particularly loved the Labor Party stooge who, no matter what the question, was always going to “bring it up with Sussex Street”.

      What happened with Our ABC?  And don’t tell me it was a reduction in funding because I won’t believe that.

      Posted by ann j on 2007 09 30 at 04:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Better be careful there mate. Martin’s wife “knows people.” Chilling stuff, Jon Safron could attest.

      Posted by Pericles on 2007 09 30 at 05:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. I LOVED Grassroots.

      I have worked for a local council….

      I’d better zip it now.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 30 at 05:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. From Andrew Bolt:

      MARGARET:  And I think he’s the reason to see the film and I think that’s the reason to see (Pilger’s) film in a cinema, because I think that shared outrage is a pretty powerful thing.  You know, because basically he’s saying, “Come on world, are you stupid?  Of course, America, you know, sort of like disregards human and civil rights all around the world just so we can make more money.”

      I’ve added the emphasis to point out the sharp point of her quick wit and to stress the keen workings of her mind.  But also note her interpretation of that which caused her to share her outrage with her fellow movie-goers.

      DAVID:  Mm.

      MARGARET:  And it’s sort of like, “Really!” You know, it’s sort of like outrageous that he thinks we’re stupid for not realising it.

      I’m not sure I’m understanding her correctly.  Are the gross human rights violations perpetrated by the greedy Great Satan what outrages her, or is it the tone of the movie?

      DAVID: Mm.

      MARGARET:  So, I mean, I think that’s …

      DAVID:  I mean, it …

      I tried Babel Fish to no avail.

      This is impressive erudition.  It almost, you know, kind of, sort of, might, somehow, um, make me think that, I mean, maybe the evil of the greedy Great Satan really does, you know, have the power to turn a religion, which consists of the ideas of man about nature, into a race, which is about genetic make-up.  I mean, people think the Jews are so clever!

      Of course, it could also mean that these people don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 09 30 at 05:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. No way Salty, they’re on, like, you know, TV! You know, sort of like, you know, MTV!

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 09 30 at 05:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Salty, not nearly enough “likes” in your commentary.

      Their review of the first movie, The Kingdom, was good – well, David’s was. The whole thing is here.
      I agreed with David’s take on The Kingdom.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 30 at 05:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. 30,
      I wish the old crow would wear her hair like a grown-up.

      Posted by chrisgo on 2007 09 30 at 05:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. I was so annoyed when I saw the preview of this interview on the Sunday program this morning. I could see exactly where it was headed.

      Look, it’s simple. Racism is a knee-jerk reaction, based on unfair prejudices and misinformation.

      Much of the opposition to Islam, is based on acts of terrorism, rape, murder, occupation, oppression and cruelty, performed in the name of Islam, receiving little to no condemnation from the Muslim community.

      There is a reason, these so-called “Racists” have nothing to say about Greeks, Asians, Jews, Italians etc., specifically, that only one group is constantly threatening Australians.

      As to whether it’s “racist” to oppose Islam?  It was put to me once, that I could convert to Islam in a matter of minutes, if I was so inclined. Have I actually changed race? Suffice it to say, I would not have as easy a time becoming Asian, Black, Nordic etc.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 09 30 at 05:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ray Martin was a tosspot 20 years ago.

      Check out this brilliant bit of television on Youtube, from 1988’s Australian Bicentenary – Australia Live where (at about 2m39s in) Ray (with the same haircut) follows Jana Wendt and makes a total cock out of himself, in front of 20 million plus viewers. Graham Kennedy was great, Clive James was great, Ray Martin was crap.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 09 30 at 06:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #34 Dan
      Nail. Head. Bang.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 30 at 06:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. #34
      Have you ever played basketball?

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 30 at 06:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. 35,
      That was fun Dan.
      When Blackman appeared, I was looking forward to seeing Daryl & Ossie.

      Posted by chrisgo on 2007 09 30 at 06:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. I hope you meant very early Daryl and Ossie – because when they left the Saturday morning kid’s slot they turned to crap.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 30 at 06:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. #30 Salty, I think it means she likes Pilger — she did give him four stars.
      David, on the other hand, was not so sure. He remarked that “[Pilger] is no Michael Moore”, and gave Pilger’s movie only three and a half stars.
      I do hope it bombs at the cinemas.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 30 at 06:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #40 Pilger is only half the man Moore is.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 09 30 at 07:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. I have commented elsewhere about the mistaken charge of racism and xenophobia, with a side dressing of misapprehended International coleslaw!
      If the socialist Mayor of Brussels can’t get it right what hope does an airhead media personality have?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 09 30 at 07:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. #41.  Heh.  Most men are half the man Moore is.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 09 30 at 07:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #41 I’d have said 32%, but only due to the flowing mane that adorns his enormous head.

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 30 at 07:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. #22 Colonel – To my deep shame, I have never been able to add an apostrophe to my handle because some power even greater than Andrea (hard to believe I know) won’t let me. Any suggestions gratefully received, but my attempts have always been rejected.

      Apostrofication should not be confused with atroposification, a term invented by Mental Floss and used exclusively by happening people to denote any post that kills a thread.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 09 30 at 08:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. #24 And what race are Christians anyway?

      Um… Presbyterian?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 30 at 09:57 AM • permalink

 

  1. Pandering to the idea some Muslims have that Islam is a “race” is in fact doubly pernicious, as it means that Muslims who choose to leave the religion are in fact ostracised by their family and friend as virtual “race traitors”.

    I see no reason for us non-Muslims to encourage the worst sort of internal prejudice by more hardcore Muslims against the most marginalised section of the Islamic community. (ie, the apostates, former Muslims, and “Muslims-in-name-only”.)

    Posted by Quentin George on 2007 10 01 at 04:26 AM • permalink