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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

Attention, SBS executive producer Mike Carey! So, you like the torture stories, huh? With all the ghastly pictures? Even if they are a couple of years old? Well, here’s something fresh for you to run next week:

Afghan television broadcast Friday what it said was exclusive footage of men murdered, some of them beheaded, in Pakistan because they were against the extremist Taliban and Al Qaeda movements.

The images broadcast on the evening news bulletin of private Tolo television station showed the decapitated heads of three men being held up in front of a crowd of onlookers. They also showed several bodies being dragged behind a pick-up truck.

You’re a reporter, Mike, I guess. It’s your responsibility to get this stuff on air. Hey, run this as well!

Posted by Tim B. on 02/18/2006 at 01:56 PM
    1. It doesn’t move the “action line”, i.e. Bush = Hitler, therefore it is not reported. Anything that might portray Chimpy McHitlerburton’s “innocent victims” as something less than innocent must be suppressed, lest it distract the audience from the plot of their script.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 02 18 at 02:34 PM • permalink


    1. That animated cartoon is all kinds of brilliant.

      Posted by PW on 2006 02 18 at 02:43 PM • permalink


    1. It is, isn’t it?

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 02 18 at 03:01 PM • permalink


    1. Not very realistic -it appears to me to show a brain in there.

      Posted by Rod C on 2006 02 18 at 05:01 PM • permalink


    1. Rod C,

      Of course there’s a brain in there.  Of course, just because the houselights are on doesn’t mean someone is home.

      Posted by David Crawford on 2006 02 18 at 05:39 PM • permalink


    1. SBS is an organ of the boiling frog fatwa.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 02 18 at 05:50 PM • permalink


    1. The upside to this is that the longer those Taliban and al-Quaeda operatives are there, the more unpopular they will become among the Pakistani tribes, who may eventually decide that the $25 million bounty on Osama and Omar is tempting enough to begin cooperating with Musharraf.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 02 18 at 07:53 PM • permalink


    1. SBS, Fairfax, ABC etc. have chosen their heroes.  It will eventually reflect in ratings and ciculation, then the slimy weak BASTARDS will grudgingly change their bias.

      Posted by Howzat on 2006 02 18 at 08:43 PM • permalink


    1. SBS and ABC will never give a stuff about ratings. Except of course among their kind of people. It’s not their money they spend afterall.

      Fairfax hasn’t been run as if it was a business in years. Soon it won’t be.

      Posted by geoff on 2006 02 18 at 09:18 PM • permalink


    1. The cartoon by Joep Bertrams is on the sunny side of genius.
      I believe it deserves a separate listing as many may pass over, or simply miss clicking on, your above link.
      Perhaps even a separate library for really intelligent portrayals such as Bertrams;

      Posted by desert rat on 2006 02 18 at 10:08 PM • permalink


    1. Geoff, I still live in hope that reality will bite our left leaning media on the bum.

      Posted by Howzat on 2006 02 18 at 10:31 PM • permalink


    1. Does anyone know of any sites that give the audience/circulation figures for the media. It’d be interesting to see the trends since 2001. I, for one, have almost completely stopped watching ABC and SBS because of their bias, and I’m sure there must be a few other people who feel the same.

      Posted by Burbank on 2006 02 18 at 11:58 PM • permalink


    1. Burbank, I too was a regular ABC-ite.

      I stopped watching the ABC regularly when the show “The Glasshouse” made a lot of cheap jokes about Mel Gibson’s “Christ” film; knowing full well how gutless they were in doing so.

      I listened to Sydney local ABC (AM) until they had a reading of an Australian bush ‘story’ a few months ago, a small tale about an old-timer in the country who got two neighbours (call them ‘Cyril’ and ‘Percy’) who were life-partners, and how the old timer didn’t like them. But then one day a bushfire came and the two gay neighbours saved his life. I thought what a load of crappola propaganda, dressed up as a banjo patterson type bush story.

      Still, a trotskyite* friend of mine has got a job there – he seems to like them

      *-I kid you not, I’ve a friend who’s a supporter of the very late L. Trotsky

      Posted by Montalban on 2006 02 19 at 06:36 AM • permalink


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