A Positive Whitewash of Negative Conservatives

In Thursday’s (Jan 26th, 2012) Herald-Sun ‘newspaper’ (and appearing also in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph) another full page Conservative propaganda article appears, this time penned by Miranda Devine who is described by the Herald-Sun newspaper as “Telling it like it is”.

In an article that ‘tells it like a Conservative Cheer Leader’, Devine tries her best to pump up the tyres of the much confused and often lost in Politics, leader of all things negative and the Opposition, Mr Tony Abbott.

Just the previous day we witnessed her colleague in writing at the Herald-Sun, and the other half of this ‘Batman and Robin’ Conservative Clean-Up Team, Andrew Bolt, publish another attack on the Labor Prime Minister. Thursday must be Miranda Devine’s day to come from the corner swinging on behalf of the Liberal Party, which as an obvious newspaper continuity plan is reminiscent of two old wrestlers who believe a constant and sustained tag team change-over accompanied by multiple attacks will diminish their opponent, irrespective of how silly and fruitless their actions appear.

You would think ‘columnists’ like Bolt and Devine had been allocated different ‘fronts’ on which to wage their never-ending concerted efforts to further the Liberal Party by suggesting the imperfections of the Labor Party and the better choice of an untested, unhappy, negative Conservative Liberal Party.

So how does a tag-team Conservative Liberal Party writing effort work to win the hearts and minds of a hopefully programmable readership through a newspaper? It’s quite easy. The plan is to leave the faithful and the uncertain with no out clause to make their minds up. On Day 1 (Wed) Andrew Bolt takes Gillard and the Labor Party on and tries to discredit it. Day 2 (Thurs) is Miranda Devine’s spotlight and she assumes the ‘Good Cop’ position pumping the object of the article up, in this case, the Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott. So we have the whole gamut covered. The bad is identified and the good is glorified. The reader is left with nothing but 24 hours of complete 360 degree opinion manipulation in two consecutive articles. The Labor Party is evil and the Liberal Party is wonderful.

This is the same wonderful Liberal Party that by their angry, incessant, refusal to support the Carbon Tax, have therefore become the ally of every polluting company. This is the same wonderful Liberal Party who would rather support big polluting companies now, then future Australians yet to be born. This is the same wonderful Liberal Party whose followers reject science in favour of believing that because it has just rained outside that there can’t be anything as ridiculous as Global Warming?

In a nutshell Devine is unable to present a logical overview. Devine’s favourite little gem is quoting the job of the Opposition as thus, “The Australian Parliament’s House of Representatives Practice handbook explains that the job of an Opposition “through its role of scrutiny and criticism, is to exercise an oversight of the actions of the Government” Utilizing this quote as justification for the Liberal Party’s angry, negative, ugly history and antics since the Labor Party took Government, it happens to forget one point. How is the other side allowed to act? Devine does not mention that though it may not be quoted in her little handbook, any Government in power should be allowed to keep the Opposition whingers at bay, protecting both their Party in power, their jobs and the wishes of those voters that voted them in. It is feasible that any Government does all in its power equal to ward off, in this case, the ugly over-blown scrutiny and unfounded and invented criticism from an Opposition desperate to get into power at any cost. But Right Wing Conservatives only want a one way street from which they can throw their mud. If the mud comes back, all hell breaks loose. Or in this case, clean-up pieces are written on behalf of the Liberal Party in Opposition.

Miranda Devine’s puff-piece surely will do little to sway thinking Australians and allow leniency towards Mr No, Tony Abbott. The die is cast and Australians can see and hear that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party offers Australia nothing but nothingness.

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To read Miranda Devine’s pathetic plea to understand Tony Abbott; http://tinyurl.com/6tuzhuz

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Look out…..the Conservative script writers are back from holidays!

Well, it hasn’t taken long for the grandiose rants of the Right Wing ratbags to pull Australia and its Government down amongst the muck and fear of their feculent campaign. The Liberal Party’s knight in Conservative armour, and “Australia’s most read columnist” (or so the Herald-Sun like to tell us) Mr. Andrew Bolt has started the year with a typical, ridiculous and illogical half-page  newspaper heading ‘Democracy threatened by Gillard’s Betrayals’.

Bolt’s (Herald-Sun, Page 19, January 25th) article wants us to believe that the Gillard Government is betraying Australians and fellow politicians within Canberra. Bolt wants us to believe we are in dire straits. Don’t mention to Bolt that Democracy was not under threat while he, and many fellow Journalists and ‘Columnists’ of this country were on well-paid and lingering recent holidays, thanks to a Country whose Democracy is seemingly under threat. Who rang the alarm bells when Bolt was on holidays? Nobody. Most negative, fear-mongering Conservatives had a sabbatical to recharge their batteries and invent new and ever-increasing imaginary threats to scare and influence a loyal but lost readership, who by now love the witch hunt type scribblings of ‘Columnists’ like Bolt.

In this article, Mr.Bolt is under the delusion that the voters of an election still have control over a Government through its entire functioning life. He even whines, “No longer does the majority rule”. He doesn’t understand, or refuses to understand that an elected Government is given a mandate to make the best decisions and judgement calls it sees fit on behalf of all Australians as these issues come along. Governments are allowed to make statements pre-election and then reevaluate those statements and issues once in power. That’s called progressive intelligence. Mr.Bolt wants the world to be black and white all the time. This is the archetypical Conservative dilemma. Why can’t I have an opinion suspended in a vacuum, and apply it to all issues in life. And this is the source tenet of all Conservative thinking people, ‘Stop the world, I’m happy with it…30 years ago’. The Labor Party did not ‘betray’ anybody over the ‘Carbon Tax’ introduction. Pre-election, the Labor Party weren’t enamoured by a Carbon Tax, but in power, with access to more up-to-date studies and research, the effects of Global Warming and Polluting Companies were shown to have an effect on the atmosphere. But never tell that to Liberal Party Conservatives who have wiped the existence of Science and Research from their minds, and habits.

The Carbon Tax vote was passed in the Senate on the 8th November, 2011. The votes were 36 to 32. The Carbon Tax was passed in Parliament under the procedures of Democracy within Parliament Mr.Bolt, by taking a vote. Your take that the Carbon Tax was a ‘betrayal’ is wrong. Future Australians, young and old will not see a Tax on Pollution as anything but a ‘betrayal’ of closed-minded, uncaring, Conservative interference. These Conservatives tried every trick they could to turn an honorable, green Tax into the second coming of Nosferatu.

Mr.Bolt opens his article with what he thinks is a power paragraph, “Independent MP Andrew Wilkie says the Prime Minister is “trashing our democracy”. He is right of course”

No Mr.Bolt, MP Andrew Wilkie should be saying that the Prime Minister is ‘excelling at Politics’, something Wilkie is unable to do. Then Mr. Wilkie should look into his wallet and see if he is a card-carrying member of the Labor Party. If not, the Labor Party owes no allegiance to an Independent MP.

Bolt and Wilkie, like sore losers, are both unhappy that while Australia is moving forward of them and creating a better Australia, progressive people have no time to entertain those stuck in their tracks bellowing at the back of the queue about their imaginary ‘end of Democracy’.

Another day, another Conservative beat up.

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Read Andrew Bolt’s extreme article here: http://tinyurl.com/73wjfy7