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Green Left Weekly reports:

Renowned dissident journalist John Pilger will give greetings at the September 29 Green Left Weekly dinner in Sydney. The dinner will celebrate the fantastic victory that took place during APEC, when up to 15,000 people took to the streets in the face of unprecedented police intimidation …

That figure seems to have increased a little since the protest. Pilger – a celebrated crowd misoverestimator himself – might appreciate this gesture in his honour. Former Big Brother loser and Pilger fan Tim Brunero will likely be at the dinner:

As the White House’s plans for a war against Iran hits the headlines Australian journalist John Pilger looks backwards on 50 years of US foreign policy.

Brunero means “looks back on”, but his mistaken construction actually makes more sense.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/22/2007 at 01:38 PM
    1. Well, that’s what happens when you don’t have your head screwed on right.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 22 at 04:14 PM • permalink


    1. Silly thought but wouldn’t it be awesome to be waiting tables at that dinner?

      When you presented the bill, you could add on any number of drinks and appetizers and they’d be forced to pay or admit they can’t count.

      Posted by JDB on 2007 09 22 at 04:18 PM • permalink


    1. Q: “How much will sea levels rise?”

      A: “5 kilometres!”

      Q: “How many polar bears drowned last year?”

      A: “A hundred billion!”

      Q: “What tax rate are the Greens proposing for the $150,000+ tax bracket?”

      A: “712%!”

      Q: “At what rate does Kevin Rudd think that cuts in at?”

      A: “$160k, $175k, $180k, $185k, $203k, $217K – do I hear any rise on $217,000?  Going once, going twice… yes sir – $220K! Any more bids?  Blundered by the man with the silly smirk!”

      Q: “What does the average American weigh?”

      A “400 tonnes!”

      Q: “How many Americans are killed by firearms each year?”

      A: “500 million!”

      Q: “How much does a quarter pounder meat patty weigh?”

      A: “1200 grams!”

      Q: “How many litres does a two gallon bucket hold?”

      A: “400!”

      Q: “How many leftards will turn up to see John Pilger when he’s here?”

      A: “2 billion!”

      Q: “How many fingers are on your left hand?”

      A: “76!”

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 09 22 at 04:50 PM • permalink


    1. “Looks backwards.”  What an absolutely perfect construction.  Of course, he has a whole host of history re-writers to call on in this endeavour.

      Posted by saltydog on 2007 09 22 at 05:24 PM • permalink


    1. Hey!! Pilger not only looks backwards, he is backwards, in just about every way possible.  I especially like the fact that if you read his writing and understand that he’s thinking and writing backwards, all you have to do is believe the opposite of what he writes.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 09 22 at 05:52 PM • permalink


    1. Wonder what job that Brunero wanker puts on his tax return? He and Dreamboat could be interchangeable as your token wannabe Pilger.

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 22 at 05:53 PM • permalink


    1. Did I tell you guys about the typo on a Canadian TV station’s on-screen news-crawl that said that “John Pigler” had won an award for something or other? Four feet, good; two feet, bad.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 09 22 at 06:42 PM • permalink


    1. I think we should sic The Chaser on to Pilger and the Green Left Weekly dinner.

      Could be very interesting.

      Posted by ann j on 2007 09 22 at 06:50 PM • permalink


    1. A ‘Big Brother’ loser, John Pilger and Green Left Weekly. All gathered together. Well, that should make for a riveting and enthralling gathering of pseudo lefty intellectual twats, the Biggest Losers. All, without a Queensland State government cash kick-in, as with the actual ‘Big Brother,’ TV crap.

      Posted by BJM on 2007 09 22 at 06:58 PM • permalink


    1. Backwoods looks Pilger …

      if this is all the support he can drum up

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 09 22 at 07:13 PM • permalink


    1. #8 – Could someone let me know when the Chaser Chooks grow a right wing.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 09 22 at 08:01 PM • permalink


    1. Pilger = Fisk

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 09 22 at 08:04 PM • permalink


    1. #11
      Ain’t gonna happen. They like flapping around in circles too much.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 22 at 08:11 PM • permalink


    1. Remember when HoWARd was lambasted by this lot for still living in the 50’s?

      Posted by Nic on 2007 09 22 at 08:14 PM • permalink


    1. Renowned dissident journalist John Pilger

      Which journalism is he dissenting against?

      Posted by mojo on 2007 09 22 at 09:45 PM • permalink


    1. Some freak once stuck a filthy rag under my nose in the street and said: “Green Left?”

      I had to explain to said sandal-wearer that those were two things I really, really didn’t like…

      Posted by Big Jim on 2007 09 22 at 11:36 PM • permalink


    1. #16

      When confronted with one of those types who thrust the rag in one’s face and say “Green Left”, one finds the response, “No, White Right” gets their eyes a bulgin’

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 09 23 at 07:56 PM • permalink


    1. Thanks Pickles, I’ll use that if I ever have the misfortune again.

      Posted by Big Jim on 2007 09 24 at 07:07 PM • permalink


    1. I don’t understand why the APEC demonstration was a “fantastic victory”. What is it that they think they won?

      Posted by Steven Den Beste on 2007 09 24 at 11:29 PM • permalink


  1. Pilger spent a happy half hour being brown nosed on ABC local radio, the “interviewer and current affairs type”‘s voice never rising above a hushed and reverential murmer.
    The few phone calls were from equally obsequious listeners who praised his wonderfully mellifluous tones -while the monster’s ego audibly swelled. Ugh it was sickening stuff.
    An hour later (presumably needled by an avalache of criticism, some of which was read out on air) the presenter got well and truly stuck into Pilger’s book, belatedly relaying poor reviews and allegations of misleading information etc. The Pilge had obviously left the building.

    Posted by crash on 2007 09 25 at 08:52 AM • permalink