Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Well, Mr Palmer is just the gift that continues to give. His hypocrisy has no bounds. It was only in 2009 that he was calling the Australian Government racists for not allowing the Chinese to buy a mining site because it was too close to Pine Gap.
Now he calls these same Chinese "Mongrels & Bastards" because they had the nerve to challenge him in court. Could you imagine for just a second if those comments about the Chinese Government (and that is who he was speaking about) were made by Nationals Leader and Deputy PM, Warren Truss, who was the only Conservative on the last night's Q&A panel.
It would be all that the left wing commercial media, the ABC/SBS, the ALP and of course the Greens and most likely Palmer himself, would be rant about for weeks. I am sure that the freedom of speech police would be firing up their 18C weapon and going straight for Warren Truss.
I know it's early but I have been trolling the media sites and a few notable websites, only to find no one calling for this stupid and insidious law to be used against Palmer's comments.
On one hand I am glad that isn't happening, Palmer has the right to say what he wants and it will be the public that will mark him down or up on his choice of words AND YET the hypocrisy of the left that wanted to "protect" people from nasty words, appears to be doing nothing about Clive's anti Chinese brain snap? Seems to me that 18C is only to be used when a Conservative politician or commentator wants to use their freedom of speech!
Posted by JR at 3:15 PM