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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


While Australians and the politicians hum and ah over the deaths of hundreds of asylum seeking boatpeople and then argue among themselves as to whether the Nauru solution is better than the Malaysia solution, why aren’t Australians discussing the most obvious solution? It’s a solution which avoids all the deaths and misery of indefinite incarceration. Let’s call it the Australian solution – which is to bring them direct to Australia by the safest means possible which is flying them here. If they can pay people smugglers thousands of dollars then they can surely afford the $450 fare on an airline ticket to get here.

These people want to come to Australia. The vast majority of them will end up here eventually anyway - regardless of where they are sent to - so why do we need to send them to Malaysia or Nauru or anywhere else first?

The answer is blindingly obvious.

The reality is, frightened as most Australians are to admit it, some Australians are racists. Politicians and commentators on the right do not want Islamic or non-Europeans in Australia, it’s as simple as that. They’ll deny that they are racists until the cows come home, but that’s what they are - racist. And when I say politicians on the right, I’m not just talking about Liberals; I’m also talking about some in the Labor ranks as well. And of those politicians that aren’t racist, there are many that, for the sake of politics, will bow to public opinion or, at least, to the loudest or most influential of commentators in the media that are also blatant racists and who are currently pushing public opinion against boatpeople.

Despite the denials of the racist right, Australia has a long history of racism. Not only do Australia’s racists don’t want non-white boatpeople in Australia, they never really wanted the non-white people that were already here when their antecedents first arrived here a little over a couple of hundred years ago. And white Australians have been kicking up a fuss every time a non-white group arrived on our shores ever since.

The racist attitudes of some Australians haven’t changed with the arrivals of the latest groups of people wanting to come to Australia – boatpeople who are mostly from places we were involved in invading but, more importantly, mostly Islamic.

It’s time Australians got to grip with themselves and faced the reality that it is complacent majority of Australians who allow the minority of racists among us to dominate the policies that lead to the deaths of the boatpeople.

Enough is enough. Those Australians that call for a halt to boatpeople arriving in Australia should be called out for what they really are – racists every single one of them!

Raise the refugee intake quota and fly them in!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


It seems there may have been another boatpeople tragedy near Christmas Island with a boat carrying some 150 people capsizing.

The Murdoch racist Andrew Bolt has predictably been quick to seize the propaganda moment using the tragedy once again to peddle his anti-boatpeople racism that demands that boatpeople are stopped by imprisoning them in places they don’t want to be for long periods. Somehow, so Bolt and a myriad of other racists and assorted xenophobes think, this will stop boats from being unseaworthy and allowing boatpeople safe passage to Australia.

The only way to stop the drownings is for the Indonesian and Australian governments to get together and provide seaworthy boats or, better still – and cheaper – aircraft for those wishing to seek asylum in Australia.


This could be good news for those that challenge Andrew Bolt’s extreme right-wing views at his online blog. In his latest post he writes, almost as an ‘Oh, and I nearly forgot’:

Please note: I am told there will be no moderating of this blog outside office hours.

He then adds very importantly and hoping no one really notices:

I cannot moderate it myself, I am told.

Last week Bolt deleted a comment I made against one of his posts saying: ‘SNIPPED FOR STUPIDITY’. My comment was well within the guidelines so I emailed Bolt and asked why it had been ‘snipped’ and told him that, if I did not receive a satisfactory explanation, I would lodge a complaint with the Australian Press Council (APC).

Despite being within the guidelines, Bolt said that my comment was vilifying, stupid and defamatory. Of course, it was nothing of the sort. Bolt then said that if I took ‘legal action’ he would ban me from commenting on his blog.

I have since lodged my complaint with the APC.

I don’t know, but I hope that Bolt’s gagging by his own publishers has been as a result of my and I suspect others complaints and I look forward to challenging his extreme right-wing views by commenting at his blog.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Last week I was wondering if Bolt wasn’t angling for a director’s seat on the Fairfax board. Now, with the resignation of several senior editors of both the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne’s The Age, both Fairfax newspapers, one might wonder if Andrew Bolt might be looking at becoming an editor instead, after all, he did his cadetship with The Age and, given the circumstances currently prevailing, I wouldn’t mind betting that he has a hankering to go full circle. And maybe a seat on the board as well given his sucking up to Gina Rinehart of late!


Friday, June 22, 2012


Bolt’s column continued today to sickenly exploit the recent boatpeople tragedy by cynically calling for the government to stop the boats by threatening people that come to Australia by boat with long detention in places they don’t want to be in order to deter them from coming to Australia.

Clearly, the only reason they want to deter asylum seeking boatpeople from coming to Australia, is not because they care about their safety, but because they are Islamophobic racists and do not want non-white people to come to Australia. It’s as simple as that.  


Bolt headlines a post at his online blog with:

For Bolt, the shooting down of a Turkish jet by Syria is an excuse to kick off WW3. Never mind that the Turkish warplane had flown into Syrian airspace and never mind that Syria had since apologised for the incident and are assisting in the search and rescue of the two crew of the downed aircraft.

Now it’s Bolt the Warmonger.


In a post today at his online blog at the Herald-Sun, Andrew Bolt wrote:

The danger of riots isn’t just or even mainly a sign of economic stress. It is also a sign of increased tribalism…

First off, one needs to ask; ‘What riots?’ Well, apparently there was a ‘secret briefing’ to the government warning of the vague possibility that if the economy turns a bit nasty there ay be some riots in the streets by those unfortunate enough to be effected by such a downturn in the economy.

Bolt, however, sees this more of a racial thing than an economic thing. Never one to miss an opportunity to stir the racial pot, Bolt, merely by mentioning the notion that riots could be ‘a sign of increased tribalism’ – when there is no evidence at all that there will be any riots, let alone race riots – is effectively encouraging just that.

What else would one expect from a convicted racist.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Pretending to actually care about what happens to boatpeople, Andrew Bolt was quick to grab another propaganda opportunity today as news of a potential boatpeople disaster unfolds.

“Yet another ghastly tragedy in the making, with yet more boat people lured into deadly peril by criminally weak border laws”, Bolt exclaims as he rushes to blame the government for allowing the boatpeople to arrive in Australia for the disaster as though off-shore processing would have prevented the accident.

These people are going to arrive here regardless. The Australian government and the Indonesians need to find another way of getting them here safely.

Meanwhile, stopping the wars that cause refugees in the first place, and not starting other wars will help the boatpeople problem.

The Western governments, including the Australian government, have only itself to blame for these problems. Most of the refugees coming to Australia are from Afghanistan and Iraq – wars that Australia willingly helped in starting.


Bolt’s latest post at his online blog at the Herald-Sun infers that too many indigenous people are claiming to be indigenous.

He thinks last year’s census figures prove it.

Fortunately, the rednecks and racists that inhabit his blog have been deprived of the right to peddle their sick views; comments are not allowed.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Murdoch racist, Andrew Bolt of Melbourne’s Herald-Sun, has been barracking vigorously for Gina Rinehart’s efforts to gain control of Fairfax these past few weeks (see here for his latest effort); so vigorously in fact, you really have to wonder what’s in it for him.

Ever since Rinehart bought into Channel Ten and Bolt got his Bolt Report propaganda spot there, he’s pushed and defended Rinehart’s invasion of Fairfax’s editorial independence claiming that, if she owns it, she can do what she likes with it.

While Rinehart is now the majority shareholder of Fairfax, she doesn’t have the majority of shares so, even if she does get a seat on the board of directors, she will still have the rest of the board to contend with – which is why she’s demanding three seats on the board.

Presumably she’d take one of them for herself, but who has she got in mind for the other two? Is this why Bolt is sucking up to Rinehart so vigorously?

Bolt wielding influence in both of Melbourne’s online papers? Goodbye democracy!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The very rich have always played a part in government but, for most of them, their decision to enter politics was for truly altruistic reasons. They believed that their experience in business could contribute to the well-being of the entire nation and that the nation as a whole would benefit from their management and decision-making skills. There were, of course, some that said that they were entering politics for purely altruistic reasons but either had ulterior motives for doing so in the first place or, alternatively, soon discovered that their position offered opportunities that could be exploited in order to covertly enrich themselves through various devious contrivances while being in politics. Such people, for better or worse, have been involved in politics for eons ever since ‘politics’ was invented.

Today, however, a frightening new trend is developing in Australia. No longer are the mega-rich entering politics in order to help create a better nation - and in recent history the likes of Malcolm Fraser and Malcolm Turnbull might be numbered among those. Today the mega-rich are quite overtly attempting to buy their way into both power and influence for no other purpose than to further enrich themselves and their shareholders.

Yesterday, Queensland businessman Clive Palmer announced his intention to enter Federal politics by running against Labor Federal Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan in Swan’s electorate of Lilley, Queensland. Palmer, whose main business interests are in mining, has made it quite clear that his purpose and intention for entering politics in this way is to fight against the proposed Mineral Resource Rent Tax and carbon tax which would directly affect his personal fortune and his company’s bottom line.

Joining Palmer in the quest for governmental power and influence in order to directly protect their assets and avoid having to pay the proposed taxes is fellow mining magnate Gina Rinehart of Western Australia. While Palmer is attempting to get into Federal parliament in order to get rid of the taxes, Rinehart’s preferred method of influence is to buy up interests in Australia’s media through which she hopes to influence public opinion by using aggressive right-wing media propagandists. In 2010 Rinehart took a 10% holding in Ten Network Holdings and has also latterly acquired a substantial holding in the slightly left of center Fairfax Media.

Already Rinehart’s influence in the Ten Network is paying dividends. The right-wing Murdoch commentator and Rinehart and Palmer supporter, Andrew Bolt, now has his own program at Ten, The Bolt Report, which overtly and frequently pushes  both Palmer’s and Rinehart’s personal agendas with regard to the mining tax and the carbon tax. Bolt also pushes those same agendas at his online column and blog at Melbourne’s Murdoch-owned Herald-Sun.

And, finally, there’s the perennial right-wing media player himself, Rupert Murdoch, who already wields massive conservative media influence throughout Australia and much of the Western world and whose journalists and commentators in Australia are already pushing the new paradigm of governance by the mega-rich in order to further enrich those that hope to eventually govern. Besides Andrew Bolt, Murdoch’s Australian media has a whole gamut of journalists and commentators who seem willing to take up the miners cause. In recent days, Murdoch’s UK newspaper The Sun has even been seconded to help the conservative cause in Australia with headlines that blatantly demonised the Gillard government.   

The domination of government and the media by the wealthy for the sole purpose of further enriching those that govern represents a fundamental change in our democratic system that, if successful, does not bode well for the political health of Australia. With the demise of the altruistic motives of the well-heeled and the well-intentioned being replaced by those that openly wield their wealth in order to influence, govern and then profit, Australians face a bleak future – if, that is, the mega-rich are allowed to get their way.