Within Australia’s mainstream media there exists a core of ‘journalists’ who between them are responsible for Australia’s current spate of xenophobic racism; a racism that has been inspired by their hatred of boatpeople, Islam and multiculturalism.
Leading the pack at the gutter end of hate-mongering journalism are the likes of tabloid propagandists Andrew Bolt, Tim Blair and Piers Akerman who relentlessly offer their coterie of regular bloggies a never-ending stream of hate-filled posts which their salivating followers are invited to comment on. Meanwhile, pretending to be a little more up-market by passing themselves off as serious political and social commentators yet who peddle exactly the same message of hate and fear, are the likes of Janet Albrechtsen, Greg Sheridan, Gerard Henderson and Miranda Devine.
These are the hard core propagandists within the mainstream media who are largely responsible for Australia’s growing reputation – yet again – of being a racist, xenophobic and intolerant nation.
Their modus operandi is simple. They follow an age-old formula that propagandists have used for years. They cherry-pick a fault of an individual or group who happen to be from a culture/race/religion that is the propagandists target de jour and then, either implicitly or explicitly, say that the fault – and it could be anything – is because of their culture/race/religion. This is then extended to all people of the same culture/race/religion inferring that they have the same fault when invariably the fact that a person is of any culture/race/religion is purely incidental or that the individual or group has abused their culture/race/religion and misrepresented it. The misrepresentation in that case would be ignored by Murdoch’s propaganda crew. And, yes, all of the above mentioned propagandists work for Murdoch either directly or indirectly.
As has been mentioned in the past, if these people were merely wing-nut conspiracy theorists on the edge of the blogosphere pushing the fear-mongering nonsense that Muslims want to rule the world then they could easily and effectively be ignored. Trouble is though, they’re not. These people are wing-nut conspiracy theorists that have centre stage and a huge audience and are able to reach the gullible with ease who readily accepts the hate-filled garbage of Murdoch’s propagandists.