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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 01:11 pm

And the winner for the most ambivalent headline in 2005 goes to … The Age, for this blame-blurring masterpiece:

Muslim Attack Casts Shadow Over Dutch

Brilliantly non-confrontational; in fact, one might even be led by this headline to imagine the Dutch were ashamed of some attack they’d perpetrated on Muslims. Prince Charles would be proud.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/02/2005 at 08:43 AM
    1. one might even be led by this headline to imagine the Dutch were ashamed of some attack they’d perpetrated on Muslims.

      well, they do eat pork occasionally, don’t they?

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2005 11 02 at 09:59 AM • permalink


    1. It probably refers to the camel burnings.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2005 11 02 at 10:20 AM • permalink


    1. Prince Charles is an idiot.

      Like the last Prince of Wales (his Great-Uncle Edward VIII, the one married to Mrs Simpson and friend of Adolf H), he is backing the wrong side.

      Telling GWB about the benefits of Islam will be a waste of time – he is better off telling his geraniums, for all it will achieve.

      I think ol’ Chilla would have liked the Muslim life – especially the easy divorce, several wives, all that…

      At least the rich Muslim life of the sheiks – I don’t think he would like pottering around the dusty slums of Pakistan much.

      Posted by Flying Giraffe on 2005 11 02 at 10:27 AM • permalink


    1. We gotta do something about them Dutch

      Posted by jlc on 2005 11 02 at 11:26 AM • permalink


    1. Forget the Dutch.  How about them French, trying to stifle innocent rioters in Paris?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 11 02 at 11:46 AM • permalink


    1. The Age: “Interior Minister Johan Remkes recently angered Muslims by telling them they had to do more to show their commitment to fighting fanaticism”.

      Nice one Age,
      Yeah, that’s just the sort of thing to get the Moslems angry…
      We victims deserve everything we get by daring to criticise them.

      Posted by Barrie on 2005 11 02 at 05:23 PM • permalink


    1. Here’s a interesting headline:

      Posted by arloman on 2005 11 02 at 06:09 PM • permalink


    1. Charles just wants a burqua for Camilla

      Posted by graboy on 2005 11 02 at 08:21 PM • permalink


    1. Mark Steyn’s notes that Clinton’s popularity never fell below 55% during the Monica business.
      Well one thing you can say about Bill, is that he never let affairs of State interfere with affairs of State. Hence his inaction over Islamic terrorism.

      Posted by davo on 2005 11 03 at 01:12 AM • permalink


    1. You’d never guess from the headline that the “attack” consisted of the cold-blooded throat-cutting of Van Gogh.

      Posted by mr magoo on 2005 11 03 at 01:53 AM • permalink


    1. I like the Queen, but when she’s gone, I don’t want that twit Charles as King of Australia.

      Posted by Oafish and Infantile on 2005 11 03 at 06:14 AM • permalink


    1. Could I draw the attention of sydney-siders to a Fairfax peril worse than SMH blogger Andrew West: The Age’s columnist/reporter Sushi Das, who generally writes super-boring columns re-peddling whatever has already been peddled in The Age as politically correct blather. After one burst on November 1, .raw sushishe gets another three-quarter page on it today “Artists are sounding warning bells over proposed federal anti-terrorism laws.” The giant pic of David Williamson is captioned, “Williamson says the Howard Government is the most authoritarian in Australian history.” (Geez, do these people have ANY historical perspective?). She quotes Williamson further: “It’s as if there’s only one political line, one opinion. Everything else is attacked with a ferocity unlike anything in our nation’s history.” (There he goes again, his sense of history encompassing a week, maybe).
      Other artists Sushi Das re-cycles include “author Bob Ellis”, and novelist Elliott Perman (author of the Three Dollars idiocy), who says with absolutely no sense or irony (nor does Sushi pick up on it, of course): “To get a point of view across that is left-of-centre you really have only Fairfax and the ABC”. Sushi, not content with her bag of ‘artists’ so far, goes on to quote the dreaded Hannie Rayson, author of the mega-moronic play Two Brothers (the Costello pair in light disguise) blathering about “speaking the truth”. Playwright Hannie Rayson said she was “furious” with the move to curtail free speech and called on artists to become “more bolshie”. (from the Nov 1 piece).
      Plus film director Robert Connolly, who did the films Three Dollars and the equally awful The Bank. Connolly prophesises that “people like him might be in the firing line” (he would be so not worth bothering about).
      Some law academic Chris Connolly is quoted saying the last successful federal prosecution for sedition was in 1949 when Lance Sharkey, Communist Party head and leading Stalinist, was jailed for (and watch the magic wordage here) “his comments on whether the public would welcome the Soviets here.”
      Take a look now at Sharkey’s actual words :
      ‘If Soviet Forces in pursuit of aggressors entered Australia, Australian workers would welcome them. Australian workers would welcome Soviet Forces’Sharkey
      Who is being intellectually-dishonest with the quote here: Connolly or Sushi Das? I don’t think Sushi is sophisticated enough to achieve the effect gained.

      Posted by percypup on 2005 11 03 at 06:39 AM • permalink


    1. And blow me down, as if Sushi reverently quoting that Elliott Perlman dweeb isn’t enough, The Age also gives Perlman a great spread of his own in features today:
      Can any paper be so much in love with the Left?

      Posted by percypup on 2005 11 03 at 06:48 AM • permalink


  1. At least that’s more than the ABC did!
    When this psychopath was on trial recently, the ABC didn’t say a word. Strange, given the attention they paid to the trial of Lynndie England!

    Posted by Brian on 2005 11 03 at 11:10 PM • perm