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June 24, 2013

This is hilarious…!

Café Whispers

A message from change.org . . .

Rupert Murdoch, Fairfax, ABC, SBS and all other Australian media outlets: Stop interfering with the democratic process.

The editorial published in The Age on Saturday, June 22 calling on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to step down, has spurred many of us to express our anger and dismay at the way the mainstream media are manipulating the public.

Like many other Australian voters, we believe that we’re living in the most desperate times that Australia as a nation has ever faced. Nothing less than our precious democracy is at stake.

So far, we haven’t taken to the streets, but we will if necessary. Many Australian voters have found it difficult to believe what’s been happening to us, and to our Prime Minister. But the time has come for us to take action to express our anger and disgust and to demand change.

We are…

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  1. June 24, 2013 6:53 pm

    “Newspoll, of course, is lying to us.”

    Comedy gold! 😆

  2. IPA permalink
    June 24, 2013 7:22 pm

    MURDOCH!

    (Rupert will be shaking in his boots. 🙄 )

  3. June 24, 2013 7:32 pm

    The thing that I find so endlessly entertaining is that the Gillard apologists fail to realise that is that she is the reason that she is so universally loathed.

    But, it’s “everyone else’s fault” apparently. Not Gillard’s… 🙄

  4. IPA permalink
    June 24, 2013 7:33 pm

    No, seriously though. These people do not like what the media is writing, so stop it. Just stop it!

    *mass feet stamping*

  5. Hummmph permalink
    June 24, 2013 7:33 pm

    Oh dear, so we can expect riots.

  6. public toilet permalink
    June 24, 2013 7:36 pm

    I almost feel sorry for them. Then I remember that they are wed to their team with retarded absolutism…& they blame every dissenter on their site on a handful of banned participants from here.

    For reasonably articulate people, they sure do a good impression of head up arse tinfoilhatism.

  7. public toilet permalink
    June 24, 2013 7:40 pm

    The premise of that shit they believe only works if you misguidedly accept that your team is inviolable.

    Then you have to construct elaborate webs of conspiracy to explain away their shortcomings.

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    June 24, 2013 7:55 pm

    Groupthink – we keep posting this …

    1. Illusion of Invulnerability: Members ignore obvious danger, take extreme risk, and are overly optimistic.

    2. Collective Rationalization: Members discredit and explain away warning contrary to group thinking.

    3. Illusion of Morality: Members believe their decisions are morally correct, ignoring the ethical consequences of their decisions.

    4. Excessive Stereotyping:The group constructs negative sterotypes of rivals outside the group.

    5. Pressure for Conformity: Members pressure any in the group who express arguments against the group’s stereotypes, illusions, or commitments, viewing such opposition as disloyalty.

    6. Self-Censorship: Members withhold their dissenting views and counter-arguments.
    7. Illusion of Unanimity: Members perceive falsely that everyone agrees with the group’s decision; silence is seen as consent.

    8. Mindguards: Some members appoint themselves to the role of protecting the group from adverse information that might threaten group complacency.

  9. June 24, 2013 7:58 pm

    “I almost feel sorry for them. “

    I don’t…

    I recall how Miglo was shit scared of having his identity revealed while being an anti-Howard government blogger, while being employed by the Howard govt.

    No one in the blogging community betrayed that trust despite a number of us knowing his real life identity during the tenure of his employment.

    The fact that, once he retired, he felt fit to reveal my real life identity on his blog while I’m still employed, speaks volumes about his epic lack of morals and ethics, and explains why his online reputation is basically in tatters .

    It’s no wonder he’s now resorting to this hysterical gibberish.

    He’s completely lost the plot.

  10. TB Queensland permalink
    June 24, 2013 8:00 pm

    I’m reading Winston’s* War, Max Hastings … and some of the editorial’s that he recieved make Murdoch’s lot pale into insignificance …

    Been going on since the invention of the printing press …

    (* I am decidedly not a Churchill fan, thoroughly dislike his doin’s …)

  11. public toilet permalink
    June 24, 2013 8:02 pm

    Fair enough too, reb.

    Also, teebeez description above is entirely appropriate.

  12. June 24, 2013 8:02 pm

    Maybe it was all the extra-marital affairs, the swingers’ parties at Darling Harbour….

    Who knows….?

    One thing I do know is that his wife seemed nice…

  13. public toilet permalink
    June 24, 2013 8:04 pm

    I’m reading, Dirty Wars, by Jeremy Scahill, while I’m away.

  14. June 24, 2013 8:04 pm

    Sorry I meant “ex-wife”..

  15. IPA permalink
    June 24, 2013 8:25 pm

    I’m reading half of something or other. 😯

  16. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 24, 2013 8:42 pm

    It’s no use listing all the reason that Gillard is legitimately loathed, mistrusted, disbelieved by the electorate. Trust is the first requirement of a leader and without it there is nothing but rancour and double dealing.

    People crave an honest leader. Howard got the bullet because of mistrust. Rudd won plenty of support because people trusted him (they still do), Gillard is dishonest, and people hate leaders they don’t trust.

    That’s what Miglo and his pack of over the hill sycophants don’t get. It is no wonder Miglo likes Gillard, they have ethical standards in common.

  17. IPA permalink
    June 24, 2013 8:51 pm

    “It is no wonder Miglo likes Gillard, they have ethical standards in common.”

    Yes but their ethical “issues” don’t count because they’re fighting for the cause. The other side is evil, remember.

  18. public toilet permalink
    June 24, 2013 8:57 pm

    Yes.

    Yes, you are…

  19. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 24, 2013 9:14 pm

    Yes, “the cause”…whatever us that these days, now that the ALP doesn’t stand for anything?

    I suppose the world’s most expensive internet is some kind of “cause”

  20. egg permalink
    June 24, 2013 9:17 pm

    They think the MSM makes shit up, the ‘creation of news as opposed to the reporting of news.’

    This is silly, newspapers have always been partisan and their news content reflects their bent. Accurately reported, yet of a different hue.

    I think it would be appropriate if the Fairfax stable, SBS and the ABC tell the the truth about CC ‘to allow Australians to have an informed vote.’

    They want the media to stop interfering ‘in the democratic process.’ Don’t chase down devious union hacks like Craig Thomson, just turn a blind eye for the greater good, presumably.

    As for the PM being ‘demeaned and trivialized in the media,’ Gillard is a clown and deserves the odium heaped upon her. Its has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with her political incompetence.

    And just a reminder to the cafe dwellers … the electorate is not stupid.

  21. IPA permalink
    June 24, 2013 9:27 pm

    “the mainstream media are manipulating the public”

    Typical leftist bullshit. The public isn’t smart enough to discern the truth so must be protected from itself lest it makes uninformed decisions.

  22. IPA permalink
    June 24, 2013 9:41 pm

    Anne Summers: Julia Gillard is far more popular the Graham (Richardson) is giving her credit for.

    #Misogyny

  23. June 24, 2013 10:20 pm

    George Bush Junior had the right idea, keep the media on a tight leash and only give a press conference once a month that was invite only. It saves all the grief of foot in mouth, keeps the oposition at bay with nothing to come back at you.
    Even though Julia is on the nose, the constant speculation, poll driven questions, door stop media scrum bullshit does little to inform us about what’s really going on.
    So either way no one really seems to know what is going on inside the labour party…do they know themselves?
    Speculation and opinion rule, reporters reporting on reporters and reporters reporting on polls tells us little we didn’t already know.
    There needs to be a Walkley award for the first reporter that breaks some meaningful news on the whole saga.

  24. June 24, 2013 11:06 pm

    The dog got her Droowlia doll today, I’m afraid to say she was only mildly interested in it.
    After playing with it for a moment she dropped it and forgot about it.
    Her popularity is clearly waning.
    Once the Boney Tony doll comes in a couple of weeks I should be able report an accurate outcome for September 14, after all dogs are a good judge of character.

  25. TB Queensland permalink
    June 25, 2013 4:00 pm

    The public isn’t smart enough to discern the truth so must be protected from itself lest it makes uninformed decisions.

    Yer doin’ it again, ToSY, you’re playin’ with concepts and words … exactly who’s truth are you defending here and when do you know its true?

    Example: The Blues State of Orange team was in a bus crash and their campaign was at risk according to a news.com.au headline … in fact … the bus got caught on a roundabout gutter and the team had to get out and catch taxis … “truth”? or “bullshit”?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    outlander

    I await the outcome of your (dog’s) “assessment” with baited breathe …

  26. IPA permalink
    June 25, 2013 4:20 pm

    “exactly who’s truth are you defending here”

    Nobody’s. I shoulda pushed the /sarc button.

  27. June 25, 2013 6:07 pm

    ““the mainstream media are manipulating the public”

    Typical leftist bullshit.”

    Typical leftist bullshit, eh?

    I think you’ve watched FoxNews et al enough to know that they regularly bemoan what they also call the ‘Mainstream Media’ (read, their ideological adversaries) bias & manipulation.
    So it’s hardly just leftist bullshit to try & blame contrary phenomena on unfavourable media. They all do it.

    To me, it’s the last refuge of the encrusted on either side.

  28. June 25, 2013 6:18 pm

    “They all do it.
    To me, it’s the last refuge of the encrusted on either side.

    Exactly boss – they do all do it..

    But the reality is that most people can see through the BS (otherwise Abbott would be much more popular than he actually is).

    But it is funny to watch the so-called “left leaning blogs” elevate themselves to some self-professed intellectualism arguing that they’re somehow the “only ones” who know what’s really going on and the rest of us are just dull sheep religiously believing everything the MSM says…

    I mean, why can’t well just like “our Julia?”

  29. egg permalink
    June 25, 2013 6:23 pm

    ‘They all do it.’

    The Fairfax and Murdoch stables do it, but I object when the public broadcasters do it.

  30. June 25, 2013 6:32 pm

    “I object when the public broadcasters do it.”

    Fair enough. However the public broadcasters hardly have any editorial staff left so you can’t really blame them from taking their lead from the other majors.

    Maybe the Guardian Australian Edition will save us….

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