Andrew Bolt is Australia's most dangerous racist. He is employed by a major Australian regional newspaper and a TV station that broadcasts nationwide in order for him to directly peddle his racist and Islamophobic propaganda. His blog at Rupert Murdoch's Herald-Sun newspaper enjoys the support of a small but dedicated group of like-minded extreme right-wing bigots, rednecks and racists who regularly comment at his blog, and his TV spot is financially supported by various asssorted climate change deniers who have a vested interest in being anti-renewable resources and pro-pollutionist.

Bolt is dangerous because he has a wide audience that his employers see as being gullible to their brand of media propaganda.

This blog aims to expose Bolt for what he really is - a deceitful propagandist intent on dividing Australians by promoting fear and paranoia of multiculturalism. Without the backing of the likes of Murdoch and Gina Rinehart, et al, Bolt is nothing.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


In his column today, Bolt accuses Hamas for breaking the ceasefire in the battle for the Gaza Strip. Using a simplistic narrative that his tiny band of followers is able to understand, he writes: “Hostilities had resumed because, as with the previous four ceasefires, Hamas started firing rockets at Israeli civilians”.

This is a blatant piece of overly simplistic nonsense and ignores the actual reasons for the resumption of hostilities. The aim of the ceasefire was to allow the two sides an opportunity to discuss a long term agreement that might lead to peace. Hamas is merely asking for freedom. It wants the blockade lifted, it wants the freedom to trade with whoever they want to and they want the facilities like a seaport and airport to be able to make these things happen. On the other hand, Israel wants Hamas to disarm; it wants to extend its no-mans land even further into the Gaza Strip thus limiting the Gaza’s ability to produce agricultural and horticultural products, and Israel wants to control what goes in and out of the Strip. Since it was clear that Israel was not going to allow the people of the Gaza Strip their freedom, Hamas and their allies have no other choice but to fight on in the only way they know how to.

Of course Hamas want peace, but they also want their freedom. Israel doesn’t want to give it to them. What Israel really wants is the Gaza Strip for themselves in order to exploit its gas reserves and to realise their dream of a Greater Israel. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Tony Abbott seems set to get his fifteen minutes of fame - courtesy of Bolt and a tragedy that Abbott seems willing to milk for all its political worth.

In his blog today, Bolt writes: “Tony Abbott is leading the West into a confrontation with nuclear superpower Russia over the downing of MH17. The stakes are incredibly high, as the Prime Minister organises, effectively, a small army to move into Ukraine.”

What utter tosh!

The ‘small army’ turns out to be a small group of Australian Federal Police officers who will be unarmed and, rather than actually confronting ‘nuclear superpower Russia’, they’ve postponed going into Ukraine because it’s too dangerous due to the fighting between the Ukrainian forces and Russian separatists.

The way Bolt tells it you’d think Abbott was the saviour of the world instead of a bumbling lunatic who has staggered onto the misfortune of others and realised that he can make political hay from it while he has the opportunity to strut the world stage and allow his right-wing backers in the commentariat to promote him to status of ‘world leader’.

What  a load of puffed up nonsense. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Lately Bolt seems to have become increasingly disassociated with reality. On his blog today he’s insanely demanding that Putin hand over the ‘murder weapon’ that was used to shoot down flight MH17 over the Ukraine. Bolt writes:

Where is the Buk missile system that almost certainly brought down the Malaysian airliner?
In any murder investigation, the weapon is usually second only to the body in the search for physical evidence.
That the Buk has not been produced proves Russia is actually hiding evidence of a crime — one in which it is deeply implicated.
The Buk is so massive it should be the easiest thing for Russian President Vladimir Putin to find. It’s nearly 10 metres long and four metres high. The killers can’t drop it down a drain or toss it in a dumpster.
Moreover, it is an incredibly lethal and expensive weapon that no army would somehow lose.

Of course, Russia is no more ‘hiding evidence of a crime’ than the Americans were when they shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in July 1988. Like the 1988 incident, the shooting down of Flight MH17 was a tragic case of misidentification. The Americans did not hand over the Surface to Air Missile launcher that was used to shoot down the Iran Air Boeing A300. Apart from anything else, what would be the point? The fact is; Russia, apart from the fact that it either directly or indirectly supplied the weapon, actually had nothing to do with the shoot down of MH17. There is no way the Putin or any of his military would have authorised the shoot down of a commercial aircraft. Clearly, the entire incident, like that of the shoot down of 655, was a simple case of misidentification which, in his case, was carried out by inexperienced militiamen.

Bolt’s over-the-top demands are symptomatic of a person slowly losing his marbles as he sees support for his vision of a world reflecting his notion of Western Exceptionalism slowly disappearing into oblivion. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014


In his blog today Bolt attempts once again to deny that he isn’t paid by Murdoch to spout anti-climate change propaganda claiming that Murdoch himself is a greenie.

What utter rubbish.

 What Murdoch says in public and what he tells his journos to write with regard to climate change are two different things.

Murdoch only changed his public stance back in 2006 in deference to his son James.

The reality is that Murdoch is not vocal about supporting climate change policies. In fact I've heard from two now retired Murdoch journos (and one cartoonist) that Murdoch has quietly encouraged them to support anti-climate change propaganda.

The reason is simple; he has a massive financial interest in oil and gas resources through Genie Energy and Israeli Energy Initiatives (hence Bolt's energetic support of fascist Israel).

Bolt claims he’s not paid to write anti-climate change propaganda for Murdoch and that his journalism is independent. However, trying to draw on Murdoch’s pathetic past effort at being a greenie is blatantly transparent – indeed, so transparent that one might be forgiven for thinking Murdoch had even asked him to write this nonsense.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


As we all know, Andrew Bolt is a staunch climate change denialist and pro-pollutionist. We know because he pushes his nonsense almost daily on his online blog at the Sun-Herald in Melbourne and quite frequently on his talk show The Bolt Report on Channel 10.

What’s not quite so well known is the reason why he so vehemently opposes climate change science. One possible answer is blindingly obvious; he gets paid to – and not just by Murdoch who, incidentally, has his own vested interest in denying climate change.

Bolt has extremely close ties with neoconservatives and is no doubt familiar with the various financial offerings made by neocon think tank organisations like the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) that have offered up to $10,000 for articles that undermine the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) reports.

One wonders how much of this money has found its way into Bolt’s coffers. You have to wonder who are paying his very significant legal bills and question where that money comes from and why they keep paying them.

Bolt is a paid propagandist but you can bet your boots it isn’t just Murdoch that’s paying his bills. One has to ask if, and how much, are neocon organisations like the AEI paying Bolt for his commentary – and whoever else.

Monday, June 23, 2014


In his blog today Bolt continues with his Islamophobic obsession about Muslims migrating to Australia. In last Sunday’s Bolt Report Bolt asked Immigration Minister Scott Morrison if we shouldn’t be ‘screening people from or born of people from the Middle East for cultural compatibility’.

Bolt would argue that this is not racism because Islam is not a race but a religion. However, if one were to criticise Judaism, Bolt would be the first to accuse you, quite rightly, of anti-Semitism for being anti-Jewish yet Judaism is a religion and not a race. While it is true that most folk that practice Judaism are indeed Jewish, many are not racial Jews. Most are descendants of converts to Judaism but nonetheless, to criticise Judaism, regardless of whether or not those that practice Judaism are actually racial Jews, is still anti-Semitic. But that’s where the line is drawn. People like Bolt and his fellow neoconservatives would also accuse those who are anti-Zionism as being anti-Semite when the reality is that Zionism is a political ideology and race is incidental to that ideology with, again, most adherents being descendants of converts to Judaism. In short, to be anti-Judaism the religion is racist but to be anti-Zionist the political ideology is not.

By the same virtue, to be anti-Islam the religion, as Bolt and his fellow neoconservative are, is racist, while to be anti-jihad as a political creed is not.

Different religions are a part of many peoples culture and to discriminate against a culture often means discriminating against their religion and vice-versa. To discriminate against a culture by ‘screening for compatibility’ is racist. Racism is more than just being about blood and skin colour, it’s also about religion, heritage and culture. To discriminate against someone on the basis of their religion or culture is as much racism as discriminating against them on the basis of heir physical appearance such as skin colour or blood.  

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Bolt today continues his relentless rhetoric of hate against Islam as he riles against criticism of his hatred.

Throughout history various religions that have at the core of their beliefs a philosophy of peace and goodwill toward their fellow man have had within their ranks murderous extremists who abuse the name of their faith to commit the most horrendous crimes against their fellow man. Even political ideologies sometimes use their religious faith to justify the most horrific crimes. Catholicism for centuries committed the most terrifying crimes against Protestants; Judaism as a religion has been responsible for crimes against Arabs in Palestine as they take over lands they claim were given to them by God; Orthodox Christians in what was Yugoslavia have committed genocidal crimes against some of their fellow citizens because they happened to be Muslims; on and off for nearly eight hundred years Christians from Europe embarked on crusades to wipe out Islam; there were Christians in America who believed African-Americans were subhuman and should be either enslaved or killed. And, of course, there were the Christians of Europe who during the 1930s and 40s attempted to exterminate all of European Jewry.

But not in any of these cases can their religion per se actually be blamed for their actions. In every case religion was used merely as an excuse to commit these crimes. But in not one case can the base philosophy of any religion be blamed for the crimes committed by their adherents.

And now here’s Bolt, ready to condemn an entire religion because of the crimes of a few misguided fanatics who claim to be part of that religion. Bolt’s obsessive hatred of Islam has blinded and confused him. He is no longer able to distinguish between the actions of fanatics and the reality of what they profess to be their faith. In short, he has become as fanatical in his hatred as those he accuses of being hate filled.