The reaction of ordinary Australian’s to the death and violence in Abbott’s concentration camps for asylum seekers has come as a blow to the Right and, as a result, Bolt’s column today is filled with posts that defend Abbott and the government. Bolt does this in the only way he knows how; insult, lie and demean the Left by cherry-picking the aggressive antics of those that are angry. In doing so, Bolt all but ignores the past aggression the Right-wing had for Gillard. He writes: “Once in a crowd a person held up a sign calling Julia Gillard a witch,” as though that was a one off occasion and calling Gillard a witch was all there was.
Bolt, as usual, lies. The Right-wingers holding up those signs (plural) appeared at numerous anti-Labor rallies where Abbott spoke not just calling Gillard a witch but with signs saying ‘Burn the Witch’ and ‘Hang the Witch’.
Bolt also conveniently forgets to mention Alan Jones’ call for Gillard to be ‘put in a chaff bag and dumped out to sea’.
Talk about hypocrisy.
Of course, all this nonsense from Bolt is just to distract and deflect the concerns of ordinary Australians from the real issues of the day; the question of the disgusting way the Abbott government treats those who seek asylum in Australia.
The backlash from the ordinary folk of Australia and led by the Left against the cruel and demeaning treatment of asylum seeking boatpeople is beginning to take effect. Bolt’s desperate foaming at the mouth rhetoric suggests that the message is finally getting through to the people of Australia that something is terribly wrong with the Abbott government.