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.

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.   

Monday, May 12, 2014


SS-Hassef├╝hrer Morrison with SS-Obergruppenf├╝hrer Angus Campbell behind are seen here visiting the Manus Island concentration camp where prisoners are held in appalling conditions, beaten – sometimes to death, and with no hope of ever knowing when they will be free.

Friday, May 9, 2014


Yesterday, Bolt posted a piece about the Boko Haram kidnappings in which he inferred that the underlying problem was Islam itself.

I responded with this comment which was published:

More fearmongering nonsense.

The issue is not Islam. The vast majority of the worlds Muslims do not support Boko Haram or any other group that goes around murdering or kidnapping civilians.

Boko Haram are nothing more than criminal thugs as are the Christian Lords Resistance Army and the Ku Klux Klan.

Boko Haram does not represent anyone – certainly not Islam – anymore than the Lords Resistance Army or the Ku Klux Klan represent Christians.

This Boko Haram incident is just another opportunity for Islamophobes to demonise all Muslims.

Bolt’s Bloggies were quick to respond with varying degrees of venom but the jist of most of the eleven responses to my comment was that, if the vast majority of the world’s Muslims do not support Boko Haram, then where are the Islamic world’s denunciations of the kidnappings?

Clearly, these Islamophobic nutjobs are incapable of performing a basic Google search to find out if there had been any denunciations because typing in ‘muslims denounce boko’ would have provided all the denunciations from the Islamic world that would have been more than enough to change the tune of all but the most diehard of Islamophobic nutjobs.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


In his blog yesterday, Bolt highlighted a story about a brawl which happened to involve some young men from an African background. He says he’s “not certain [that] aspects of our immigration and refugee policies are working to the advantage of Australians”.

The reality is; he’s not actually certain that these men aren’t themselves Australian. Bolt merely assumes that, if they’re black and look like Africans, then they must be African migrants. Maybe they are, but then I don’t know anymore than Bolt does.

Just to reinforce his presumptuous and racist stance, Bolt links to two other stories about brawling in the streets apparently between young men who have an African background.

The fact is there are brawls just about every Friday and Saturday night in just about all of Australia’s cities and towns and these involve young men, and sometimes women, from all sorts of racial and ethnic backgrounds – including white Australians. Indeed, front bar brawls for decades were a bit of an Aussie tradition long before non-white migrants arrived in Australia.

But Bolt, of course, only cherrypicks the stories that suit his racist propaganda while his coterie of dedicated bloggies lap it up. Read the comments (if you can stomach it) and see.