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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.
- 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
- Here’s a interesting headline:
- 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
- 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 http://www.theage.com.au/news/arts/towards-a-cultural-blackout/2005/11/03/1130823314106.html: “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.
well, they do eat pork occasionally, don’t they?