It’s easy to get the impression that Andrew Bolt might just be a bit hypocritical

10 Jul

It has been interesting to watch the rallying round of Abbott by his cronies as he ducks and weaves transparency. There was nothing aggressive about Bridie Jabour. She was doing what is expected of all journalists. Always, in politics, one side wants all the scrutiny on the other, but there has never been a time like these where any bit of dirt tossed by the right is taken as automatically legit and the recipient hounded, or prosecuted, whilst the right not only get a press pass but assume the moral high ground when one or two journos dare ask a pertinent question. These are not only interesting times, but dire ones indeed.

The Australian Independent Media Network


Against my better judgement I’m occasionally intrigued to take (what I intend) to be a cursory glance at what Andrew Bolt’s writing about and soon find myself – trance like – mired in a world devoid of any reality. I found myself in such a state with today’s piece, How Tony Abbott was framed by an activist journalist who should calm down. The article begins:

You cannot get a better example of media bias and malice – the gotcha journalism of the Left.

Bolt was referring to the interview where Tony Abbott told Guardian Australia journalist Bridie Jabour  to calm down after she asked a few probing questions about the $9,000 travel expenses he was forced to pay back. Here is the interview:

These are questions that all journalists should be asking, but not in Bolt’s world. Such questions should not be asked, so it was time for him…

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