During the past week Bolt put up some 17 posts that can be construed as explicitly racist or designed to educe racist and or religious vilification from his blog’s regular coterie of commenters.
On Saturday, 10 April, there were two posts; one on Sunday, 11 April; six on Monday, 12 April; four on 13 April; one on 14 April; two on 15 April, and xxx on Friday, 16 April.
This week all four of Bolt’s main target groups; boatpeople, non-white immigrants (especially non-white refugee immigrants) who engage in violent activities in Australia, Islam, and Aborigines, came into Bolt’s sights.
In an example of Bolt’s bloggies frothing at the mouth Islamaphobia one commenter, ‘Mick of Wiley Park’, wrote:
“If we had half a clue at all, as a bare minimum, all mosques would be bugged and monitored by ASIS, and searched for weapons. Any and all mosques busted for jihad-preaching and/or weapons should not only be closed down but bulldozed.”
To which several bloggies responded saying:
“Mick, agree 100% Time to stop this crap before it’s too late”, from the aptly named ‘Rob the Redneck’.
“Any religion not preaching peace and harmony should be closed down and the preachers imprisoned as security risks”, from ‘Disgruntled’.
“It is only a matter of time before we have Australians blown to bits by these monsters. Then maybe we will have some action. I say, send all of them and their offspring back to where they came from. The poor women have no say in anything and are so brainwashed they would not know what to do with freedom. Why do they call these preachers clerics? They are a disgrace to humankind. There is supposed to be a law against preaching hatred and inciting people to kill. Why are the authorities here and in America so weak against these relics of the stone age?”, from the totally paranoid ‘Glenis of Qld’.
“Add to that all Islamic colleges and schools”, from hatemonger ‘Stephen P’.
And so it goes on.
During March of this year Bolt reported that there had been more than two million page views to his blog yet only 156,000 of them were unique views. That means some 92.2% of the hits were mostly from his regular bloggies, who multi-click several times a day which contribute to the boost in numbers. Just a glance through a page of comments to Bolt’s posts will demonstrate the extent to which Bolt’s regular bloggies contribute to his numbers by multi-clicking – and they’re just the ones that can be seen and counted. Many of them post a myriad of comments on each and every thread.
Bolt’s numbers paint a false picture that is designed to deliberately deceive by allowing ‘stray’ (casual) readers to believe that his is a populist blog and that, therefore, the views expressed must represent mainstream Australia. The reality is something completely different – and totally dishonest.