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.

Monday, March 26, 2012


In his column today Bolt attempts to portray George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin, an African-American youth, dead, as a person who cared for African-Americans because he and his wife had ‘served as mentors to two teenaged children of an African-American woman’. This, infers Bolt, is proof that Zimmerman was not a racist – that plus, according to Bolt, the killing was a ‘black-on-black’ incident (Zimmerman is Hispanic) which somehow proves it wasn’t racially motivated.

Bolt’s comments highlight two things about Bolt. First is his astonishing ignorance about racism in the US and, in particular, the racial tensions that exist between African-Americans and Hispanics; and secondly, that ‘mentoring’ others based on race is often a patronising form of passive racism that can often lead to a more aggressive or even violent form of racism later.

Bolt himself is a classic example of this form of passive racism.

Bolt once told me that in his seventh grade at school his best friend was an Aboriginal fellow student. Since knowing about patronisation often being a passive form of racism, I’ve no reason to doubt this – especially given Bolt’s present devotion to attempting to obliterate indigenous heritage and denial of Aboriginal identity.

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