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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:31 am
Tony M. emails:
I was listening to ABC Radio National this morning in the car, and a guest on their Life Matters program was one Gabrielle McIntosh, Principal of the Blacktown Youth College, an ‘alternative’ school in Sydney’s west. She was responding to a claim by some Seppo academic that girls had become too violent in recent years. Ms McIntosh’s view was they have not become violent enough.
I don’t want to go into all the ins and outs of her POV, but it’s worth a listen. I think you will be horrified and highly amused. She went so far as to suggest that girls needed to become far more violent in order to get attention and resources.
Aside from anything, her strident, hectoring approach reminded me so much of Mrs Broslovsky from South Park that before long I was humming, ‘Kyle’s Mom Is A Big Fat Bitch.’
And from Tony L., also tuned to Radio National:
Listen to Stephen Crittenden’s interview this morning with Robert Kennedy on “vote rigging in the last US election”. Only the ABC and Crittenden would interview a Kennedy on vote rigging – a Kennedy complaining of vote rigging is a bit like Mark Latham complaining about personal abuse.
The interview has a number of quotable quotes, such as Kennedy saying that “exit polls are an exact science within a margin of error” (a rather large margin) and Crittenden signing off with: “Puts the project of bringing democracy to Iraq in a different light”.
UPDATE. Stephen Dawson sends a note to RN:
In the segment of Breakfast between 8:00am and 8:30am on Tuesday 6 June 2006, the presenter, Stephen Crittenden, during an interview said that President George W Bush ‘lied’ with regard to his State of the Union claim regarding Iraqi attempts to obtain uranium.
This is false, and I am surprised that Mr Crittenden should be so ready to state a false allegation as fact on ABC Radio National.
The complete Dawson corrective is in comments.
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