Today Bolt continues his relentless tirade attempting to whitewash Scott Morrison’s responsibilities to immigration detainees held in Coalition concentration camps. In a piece at his blog this morning, Bolt uses the deaths of asylum seeking refugees for political point scoring – literally. He infers that one death under Abbott is better than a 1000 deaths under Labor; never mind that Bolt is outrageously suggesting here that Labor was directly responsible for the deaths by drowning of boatpeople seeking asylum in Australia.
Bolt’s assertion is pure rhetoric.
The difference, of course, is that Labor were not crewing the boats that sank killing over a thousand asylum seekers, whereas Scott Morrison was in direct command of the camps in which a detainee was killed and some 77 others injured.
Regardless of how Bolt cares to spin it, Morrison is responsible for the death of the inmate and the injuries to 77 other inmates on Manus Island. It was Morrison who put them there when they didn’t want to be there – unlike the victims of the drownings who ultimately died as a result of a decision they made out of desperation.