At every opportunity Bolt can find he attempts to subtly push his racist agenda at his blog by using topical news items to demonise certain targeted groups. He achieves this by cherry-picking only news items that show non-white non-European Australians to be the perpetrators of mainly violent crimes – especially if those crimes include rape and murder.
Today, Bolt highlights an AAP story published in the Sydney Morning Herald about two sixteen-year-old girls who were sexually assaulted in a Sydney park by three men who the SMH described variously as being of ‘dark complexion, thin build and with black hair’. Bolt then cut and pastes the police media release about the crime which, as well as describing the perpetrators as the SMH did, added that the three men were of ‘Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance’.
This was enough for Bolt.
Bolt takes advantage of the story to push his racist agenda in two ways. First, he pans the SMH by asking; why did the SMH, a media outlet that Bolt regards as ‘Left-wing’ and also happens to be one of Murdoch’s rival newspapers, not mention the ethnicity of the perpetrators as the police had done in their media release? And, secondly, by knowing the perpetrators were of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, he knows that his readers will presume they are probably Arab and, therefore, likely to be Muslims – indeed, everything that Bolt and his bloggies hate. Added to this is the fact that, because the ethnicity of the two girls was not described, it would be presumed that they were white Europeans even though we don’t actually know their ethnicity. Bolt relies on his previous stereotyping stories of non-European men attacking white girls to complete his propaganda picture. He will leave it to his coterie of racist bloggies to complete the demonisation of Bolt’s targeted group.
Mentioning that describing the perpetrators as being of ‘Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance’ actually means very little ethnicity-wise since the region covers a hole region of the planet containing people of many ‘ethnicities’ ranging from Africans to Israelis would be about as useful as merely mentioning them as the SMH had.