Andrew Bolt tried to distance himself from Pickering while still calling him courageous. He disapproved on Alan Jones nasty comments. Ok. Where was his outrage for the fb groups? The nasty emails? The derisive way Gillard was described by some? The sexist treatment at the hands of Abbott and co?
He had nothing to say, I guess, because it didn't bother him. That's his view, to which he is entitled, sure. But when PM Gillard faced much of the same treatment and often worse and much of it unremarked on by Bolt... I guess I personally don't take his views or concerns all that seriously. The Gwar stunt he took out of context to make it that bit more sensational. He's a journalist- 2 mins googling would have given him the background on what kinds of performances they're well known for. Poor taste? Sure. Massive political statement? Nope.
Eta- from Anne Summers' speech
"What she did not say is that for many months now Pickering has bombarded not just her but every member of federal parliament and every senator on almost a daily basis with emails containing hate-filled commentary about Gillard. Often these commentaries have been accompanied by cartoons, many of which – like the one I have shown – depict Gillard naked and wearing a huge strap-on d1ldo.
Pickering was infamous back in the days when he was cartoonist for The Australian for producing annual calendars in which all the (then all male) politicians had extremely long penises that were used to supposedly entertaining effect. It seems that Pickering cannot envisage a prime minister without a penis – so he had to give Gillard a strap-on. When Facebook (where he publishes some of his material), forced him to stop drawing her this way, be started depicting her with a dildo thrown over her shoulder.
I have seen many examples of these emails – shown to me by MPs – and I know (1) that they go to every member and senator and (2) they contain vile and disgusting images of our political leaders, most often Julia Gillard and, until his resignation from Parliament, Bob Brown."
Last edited by Atropos; 05-03-2014 at 21:42.
I really don't see what your point is. Yes, he drew some inappropriate cartoons and sent them on. Would you like me to search the internet for Abbott haters and provide some pictures of equal or greater distaste? This thread itself contained an image of Abbott's head as male genitalia. I'm sure there are much much more out there on the internet. But it seems that any vilification like that will be defended through the 'but people were sexist against Gillard' comment. Cartoons are one thing. Death threats are another. And when death threats are broadcast (not as a news story, but entertainment) on the ABC courtesy of the taxpayer, then something is seriously wrong. But hey, its not sexist so I guess it doesn't matter.
What's your point? I was just pointing out it was funny- because if Joyce was eligible to vote in Australia you can bet your bottom dollar he would have voted for the Libs.
I love how you just can't sit back and have a laugh the Liberal party. Even I can laugh at the parties I vote for -like all the time. You are a bit too invested Father, they are only politicians after all and plenty of people still like them, it's all ok!
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