If the MSM told me the sky was blue, I’d have to check for myself!
On Friday, the MSM showed once again how misleading and downright mendacious they are.
There is no longer any pretence at objectivity or fair and honest reporting, it’s all about them, their bosses and Their preferred option for PM.
They no longer report the news, they just make it up to suit their own agendas!
My morning started with no signal on any ABC channel, so I had to resort to the TODAY “Show” sporting that doyen of right wing spin Karl Stuckwithnodick dribbling the Murdoch meme of “so the ALP are gone for all money”, while Julie (I only tell lies while I’m conscious) Bishop made lots of noise about how “Kevin” is buffing up in preparation for the fifteenth coming, based on what he didn’t say on the 7.30 report.
She was almost bouncing with barely contained glee, until the ALP man (Who’s name escapes me) said she was a liar over her Indonesian debacle and how she verballed their diplomat, which not only wiped the self satisfied smugness from her dial, but obviously made her think that she was in parliament again, as she demanded he withdraw.
But to her chagrin he did not “withdraw”, but rather he repeated his statement, and then further elaborated, which I have to say, with hindsight, was the best of the mornings viewing, as it went down hill from there.
As Stuckwithnodick jumped to her defence, I could no longer stomach the hypocrisy and blatant right wing bias, so I flipped to 7 to hear the same crap from their alleged reporters.
Finally out of desperation I tried the ABC again only to find that the signal was restored and there was Michael Rowland and his porcelain doll sidekick Beverly(ALP I fart in your general direction) O’Connor (slightly reminiscent of a female Chucky) making similar assertions.
They then did a live cross to Kevin Rudd at a shopping ctr where after trying to get him to say anything that would add fuel to another challenge claim (which many had already declared was in the offing), some smart arse reporter asked him to comment on Bill Shorten’s statement that “Labor is headed for a landslide defeat.”
Now to Rudd’s credit he refused to buy into the “challenge” speculation or to comment on statements that he had not heard, at which point I once more lunged for the remote only to stumble across two reporters speaking about the same statement from Shorten, except that one of them actually let slip, what I later found out was “His” version of the whole statement, which was “IF the polls are correct, then Labor is headed for a landslide defeat”.
The other reporter then leaving out the the qualifier, “IF” the polls are correct” just repeated the “Labor are headed for a landslide defeat”, which I heard repeated time and again throughout the day.
Now at most Shorten could be accused of stating the bleeding obvious, but I have since heard the “Real” Quote, from a radio interview, which was “If the polls are correct… If the polls are correct , then Tony Abbott will win in a landslide.”
Now apart from the repeated qualifier, which clearly shows a questioning of said poll results and subsequently alters the connotation of the last half of the sentence (as in the so called “Carbon Tax” lie, where the qualifier was conveniently left off the end), even the reporter who supposedly quoted the whole statement, misquoted.
So the conclusion that I came to a long time ago, and was firmly reinforced on Friday is;
“If the MSM told me that the sky was blue, I’d have to check for myself!”