After listening to Piers Ackerman squealing like a stuck pig (not to mention looking like
one) on The Insiders on Sunday morning,while his fellow insiders actually laughed at the puerile ramblings of a man rushing headlong to his intellectual and emotional dotage, it became apparent that even among the Abbott cheer squad of the MSM he is an embarrassment.
So who are the Abbott cheer squad, and exactly why do they put up with the likes of Ackerman further degrading what, if any, credibility they have left?
Well we know that Murdoch’s News Limited (“Limited” being the operative word) are the biggest barrackers, of which Ackerman is a main player, along with a number of other alleged journalists.
We also know that John Singleton’s ” Macquarie Radio Network” sporting such self obsessed/declared luminaries as Alan Jones, Ray Hadley and Steve Price (I feel the need for a shower at this point, just for mentioning them ) are a big part of the “club”.
Gina (Kids… what kids?) Rinehart has made a concerted effort to gain control of Fairfax, along with Singleton and an investment banker Mark Carnegie, as reported in “The Australian”, are also in on it
Then there’s the commercial TV stations, as well as their ABC headed up by Mark Scott, a Howard appointee to the top job.
So with pretty much the entire MSM as Abbott’s cheer squad, it’s hardly surprising that when Stephen Conroy wants to tighten up some regulations regarding the media, which is long over due, the nut jobs like Ackerman come out to play.
Now, considering that Abbott and Co, with a lot of help from a very complicit MSM, has spent an awful lot of time, effort and money (much of it ours) trying to destroy people like Thomson and Slipper, as well as the credibility of the PM and the government for purely personal advantage, as opposed to actually working in the national interest, I think it’s well and truly time that not only Abbott, but his cheer squad were seriously scrutinised.
We know that Murdoch has no conception of “In the public interest” , after the Leveson enquiry, and the further 600 + claims against News Limited, outlined in a recnt article in The Guardian UK .
We know that Gina Rinehart’s grab for money, power and influence/relevance is even to the detriment of her own children (nice), yet supports that perennial moron Bolt in his poorly rating Bolt Report and his bile filled, dishonest, bigoted, racist ramblings in the print media.
We know that Singleton allows plenty of latitude when it comes to the likes of Jones, Hadley and Price who are a constant source of dishonest and hate filled rhetoric against the PM in particular, and in general, anything that their tiny, sociopathic brains are directed towards, making up “facts” to accommodate their own warped ideas on politics, economics and the environment.
We also know that apart from Ackerman, there are a multitude of other alleged journos like Miranda Devine and Michael Smith, who’s articles are long on lies, spin and rhetoric but short on truth and facts.
So why do the Abbott cheer squad tolerate these blights on journalistic integrity?
Because of gross self interest on the part of the media barons and in fact Abbott himself.
But it’s not only about the fact that they are at best morally bankrupt and lacking integrity, or worse, corrupt, profits driven megalomaniacs who couldn’t give a crap for this great country or its future, or as Rinehart has so blatantly portrayed, don’t even care about their own kids future, much less ours, it’s about whatever it takes.
It’s about winning at all costs.
It’s about personal ambition.
It’s about them, NOT US.
Now I am sure that there are many journos who just tow the party line, because they have mortgages to pay and families to feed, in an ever diminishing industry which is a victim of its own duplicity and bad management.
They are there to scare the people into handing the reins of government to Abbott, Hockey, Bishop, Mirabella, Brandis, Abetz and the rest of LNP bottom feeders, because they are driven not by morals or what’s right, but rather their bosses fiscal ideology that exploits the majority, for the benefit of the minority “Ruling Classes” (Read rich).
The gross hypocrisy of the media heavyweights crying foul on the proposed media legislation, citing restriction of freedom of speech, is astounding. And any blogger that has tried to put an alternate point of view, or even facts to reset the balance, as a comment, on one of their sites will know that it is next to impossible to get said comment published.
Their response by itself is reason enough to justify the passing of new media control legislation (my preference would be Canadian style Truth in Media Legislation).
We need new media laws, because the reality for Australians is that we have an opposition that have been bought and paid for, by the media barons, who own and are part of a cheer squad that is self obsessed and full of lies and deceit, because they, the LNP themselves, are self obsessed and full of lies and deceit.
Do we really want people like Murdoch and Rinehart running this country?
Cos with Abbott, that’s what we’ll get!
And it’s not freedom of speech that Abbotts cheer squad want, it’s their freedom to control our speech, and our thoughts, and our way of life!
The Abbotts cheer squad, owned and controlled by Murdoch, Rinehart and Co… be afraid… be very afraid!
Photo of Rinehart courtesy of The Australian
Photos of Ackerman and Bolt courtesy of