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Walter Jeremy Sear on coverage of the Red Cross bombing claims here and from Andrew Bolt:

I predict you’ll suddenly both get a little tired of the story.

In fact, it’s Wally who is cutting and running:

I think we’ve covered the matter enough here for now. Something else next.

Stand by for more cat pictures, which should allow slightly less chance for our boy to make an idiot of himself. Speaking of which, Walter lately became agitated by Bolt’s views on an apparent Fairfax policy to remove ethnic descriptions from crime reports:

Interesting that Bolt, who does have an editorial role at the Herald Sun himself, should direct his criticism at the way Fairfax does things. I wonder how they do it in Andrew’s own patch?

So here’s a sample of recent Herald Sun stories in which the race of the offender is also not given …

Wally—a lawyer, as it happens—supplies links to five stories. None are by Herald Sun staff. In fact, four are from interstate. Every single article Wally identifies as “Herald Sun stories” is sourced from the Australian Associated Press.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/02/2006 at 05:42 AM
    1. When we lose a Margo Kingston, we get a Jeremy Sears to replace her.  What a dolt.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 09 02 at 05:59 AM • permalink


    1. Even I can’t fathom the left’s tactics on this one:

      When presented with an issue:

      1. Say ‘There’s been enough about this said already, lets move on’

      2. Say it must be lies because the poster lives in San Francisco (Ah Ha!)

      3. First, hate the vicious Murdoch press. Second, praise them for daring to ask ‘the hard questions’

      4. Claim that because all versions of the story use the term ‘Ambulance’ that the story is therefore true.

      Posted by Nic on 2006 09 02 at 06:18 AM • permalink


    1. You know, I’m starting to long for the days when the blogging Aussie left was represented by guys like Rob Corr…can’t say I agreed with him all that often, but he sure wasn’t a moron like ol’ Wally.

      Posted by PW on 2006 09 02 at 06:45 AM • permalink


    1. Better get another lawyer son.
      Better get at least a good one.

      Posted by Craig Mc on 2006 09 02 at 07:06 AM • permalink


    1. When we lose a Margo Kingston, we get a Jeremy Sears to replace her.
      Moonbats – evolution in reverse.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2006 09 02 at 07:15 AM • permalink


    1. Walt is an idiot. I’m surprised he’s pretending to practice law, rather than doing a doctorate.

      Posted by anthony27 on 2006 09 02 at 07:19 AM • permalink


    1. Another interesting thing about this whole saga. One of the first major reports was the inflammatory ITV news story – the video is on Zombietime – and the reporter on that, Julian Manyon, says that it looked to him (based on viewing the “amateur video”) that they had been strafed by machine-gun fire or cannon fire from helicopters. He doesn’t say anything about missiles exploding inside. So that’s another version.

      And at first glance the ambulances, with their small holes in the roof and torn material inside, look a lot more like they would have had they been hit by machine-gun fire, than if they had been hit by a missile which exploded inside.

      But then if you take a look at the ITV video, and that infamous hi-res photo, as well as the photo about half-way down on Zombie, this doesn’t hold up (as Zombie also explains at the end of his/her article).

      Firstly, many of the small holes in the roof are just pits that have not broken the surface of the metal, rather than holes, so that doesn’t seem like it would be caused by direct machine-gun fire in a deliberately targetted attack from above. Perhaps some stray richocheting bullets, or some shrapnel, perhaps, or even some guys shooting from not very far above the roof level so that the bullets approach from an oblique angle. But this is not a deliberate attempt to destroy a van with heavy-duty helicopter machine-gun fire.

      Secondly, the whole roof is caved in and buckled, and that seems unlikely to have been caused by machine-gun fire, especially machine-gun fire that couldn’t even break the skin of the metal in most cases. (And it certainly doesn’t look like the result of a missile that exploded inside). It looks more like a grenade had been placed on the roof to blow off the vent, which also caused what looks like the faint scorch marks on the roof (although that could be the remains of some oil, or something else altogether). And exactly how do bullets manage to tear a piece of cloth along its length?

      Nor does this theory explain how that guy had his leg blown off and cauterized. And it obviously isn’t consistent with the increasingly dramatic stories being told by the people involved (is there really any doubt outside the MSM that these stories were fabrications?)

      So at best the ambulances caught some stray fire or shrapnel, and the people involved totally exaggerated it, including ripping off the vent thing, and trashing the insides. Or, more likely, the whole thing was a complete hoax from beginning to end involving some people with pre-existing injuries. That amateur video does has a staged feel to it (not to mention the mysterious healing chin, etc).

      Posted by Blithering Bunny on 2006 09 02 at 07:25 AM • permalink


    1. Shape of Things to Come
      (if PC/multiculturalist juggernaut cannot be stopped)
      New ethnic descriptor for Swedes in their own country:
      Persons with a Swedish background.
      You have been warned.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 09 02 at 07:40 AM • permalink


    1. Even I can’t fathom the left’s tactics on this one:

      Don’t try. I’ve been watching for a few years as the left tries to say the press is “right-wing”, then rushes to defend the press whenever they screw up.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2006 09 02 at 09:00 AM • permalink


    1. #7 Scott, I suggest that most of the damage has been done by someone weilding an axe or wood splitter. That’s why a lot of the strikes didn’t penetrate the roof. Also someone jumped on the roof to help collapse the hole. its not a sophisticated hoax, its been concocted by amateurs – that’s why the msm’s misreporting and defence of their misreporting is so blatant and indefensible. Only a complete moron, or a jail house bitch, would bend over so readily.

      Posted by hooligan on 2006 09 02 at 09:41 AM • permalink


    1. #8, blogstrop, the lefty answer to that would be “We’re all immigrants,”  (spoken in a condescendingly tolerant tone) followed by, “except, of course, the Aboriginies, and the Amer-Indians.  Because they were there first.  Here first, I mean.”

      Because the rest of us were dropped off on earth by L. Ron Hubbard’s spaceships and invaded the rest of the planet, all willy-nilly, silly!

      Posted by ushie on 2006 09 02 at 12:12 PM • permalink


    1. Stand by for more cat pictures, which should allow slightly less chance for our boy to make an idiot of himself.

      Ummmm… that’s not his cat.*

      *I have no way of knowing if that’s true or not, but if it isn’t, isn’t it still a lie that points to a real truth?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 09 02 at 07:12 PM • permalink


    1. When we lose a Margo Kingston, we get a Jeremy Sears to replace her.  What a dolt. .

      It’s the dumbing down of the dummies.

      Posted by paco on 2006 09 02 at 07:48 PM • permalink


    1. I realised the poor chap wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed when I saw a Mr Lefty comment on Lowenstein’s blog referring to a comment at Tim Blair’s site (by a regular I think, maybe SwinishContinentalFloss).

      Someone made a little joke about wind turbines slowing down the Earth’s rotation. Mr Lefty, referring to it, started with something like: “That’s just so wrong, I don’t know where to begin!”. This was in support of his argument that Blair readers are quite stupid.

      I couldn’t help feeling just a twinge of sympathy. Or maybe it was just a cringe.

      Posted by Henry boy on 2006 09 02 at 09:13 PM • permalink


    1. I remember that, Smithy.

      My wife read it (yes, she is slowly starting to understand the joys of the informivorous lifestyle) and looked at me—making that “hooked finger in the cheek” gesture and laughing.

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2006 09 03 at 01:54 AM • permalink


    1. Moonbats – evolution in reverse.

      SC—we eeeeevil conservatives like to refer to it as Unintelligent Design…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 09 03 at 05:28 PM • permalink


    1. Sorry it’s the misile story, one down from here.

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 09 03 at 08:55 PM • permalink


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