T Abbott and the truth about lies!
I don’t know about you, but I find myself getting very frustrated when I hear one of the LNP “Honourable Members”, like that paragon of virtue Sophie Mirabella ( 😆 sarcasm alert 😆 ) stating on QandA that Julia Gillard lied about the Carbon Tax, while the lone ALP representative sits mute, and lets her get away with lying like the proverbial “pig in shit” (which, on reflection, is probably a fair and apt description of her).
And speaking of a pig in shit, Alan Jones is renowned for stating opinion as fact, he also makes up “facts” to suit his own spurious arguments on the economy, the environment and pretty much everything else that he feels he should he should be able to exert some influence over.
So when Alan Jones labeled Julia Gillard “Juliar”, the question should have been asked, ‘who is the real liar’? The man (and I use the term very loosely) has shown himself to be a bile and hate filled liar of monumental proportions, who’s sociopathic tendencies are legendary.
So when he calls our PM a liar, this smacks of a classic case of right wing projection. Now there are a number of examples of the alleged “Carbon Tax” lie, but the first one that I heard was prior to the 2010 election, and has been the one most played and referred to.
Unfortunately like Jones, Mirabella, Abbott and in fact the entire LNP, only quote the first half of PMJG’s statement “There will be no carbon tax under a government I lead,” conveniently leaving out the part after the comma, where she goes on to say “but lets be absolutely clear. I am determined to price carbon”.
As previously stated, there have been a number of statements by PMJG quoted, but they all seem to leave out the last half of the quote, which all finish with the affirmation that she is determined to put a price on carbon.
Which is exactly what she did.
And even leaving aside the fact that when she made the statement, there was no way that she could know that after the election she would have to negotiate with the independents to form government, so the truth is that she didn’t lie.
Now, it would be very easy to doctor a video to show Abbott stating “If you want to put a price on carbon, why not do it with a simple tax?”, which is an exact quote taken a tad out of context and ignoring what he said before and after, and exactly what the right wing liars and nut jobs have done with the so called “Carbon Tax” lie.
The truth is that the biggest liars, WRT the Carbon Tax are the LNP and their complicit MSM.
Now the LNP have got form on the board in regards to broken promises, misleading statements and downright lies, with “Honest” John Howard making an art-form out of lying, and as he is Abbotts mentor we should expect no less from Abbott himself.
There are way too many Abbott lies and misrepresentations to go into here, but if you are interested, there are a plethora of articles covering them, like the one by Miglo on CW , listing some of the more recent ones, and a new one by David Donovan on IA about the latest Abbott dishonesty about his staffers drunken outburst, threatening to “Slit the throat” of funding for an indigenous education foundation.
I am focusing on the carbon Tax lie, because it’s the most often repeated “LIE” spoken and foisted upon the Australian public by the LNP and the MSM, and the “LIE” is NOT “There will be no carbon tax under a government that I lead” , but rather that Julia Gillard lied! So, what is a lie?
A standard definition is:
To lie is to, intentionally deliver a false statement to another person which the speaking person knows is not the whole truth.
Now IMHO, that definition should be accompanied by a rogues gallery of photos of the worst offenders;
So the truth about lies Mr Abbott, is that you, your boss, your party and supporters, are the real liars!
- This is why you will never hear the truth from Australian media (turnleft2013.wordpress.com)
- Goodbye MSM, it’s not me, it’s you. I’m just not that into you. We need to break up. (turnleft2013.wordpress.com)