June 12, 2003


The Age’s Pamela Bone on Iraq:

I do not see, in the light of those mass graves, how it is now possible to say this war should not have been fought.

And on the ABC:

I listen to nothing but the ABC, am grateful for it and do not believe it should be more regulated. But that doesn't mean I can't detect its biases - even when I agree with them, as I do most of the time. I have heard the sneer in the voice, the tempering of anything resembling good news with warnings of what has or might go wrong.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 12, 2003 01:14 AM

Is there an important issue the ABC reports on honestly?

Posted by: ZsaZsa at June 12, 2003 at 01:35 AM

They sometimes get the sports scores correct.

Posted by: tim at June 12, 2003 at 01:56 AM

"I listen to nothing ut the ABC..."

A much more revealing comment than intended, I think.

Posted by: Harry at June 12, 2003 at 04:32 AM

But, dammit. BUT.

Posted by: Harry at June 12, 2003 at 04:32 AM

Well, Bone's column is a turn up, given that she works for Mao's red Age. Still, her introductory reflection is still a lefty twinge: can't remember `pro-war lobby' gloating.
Indeed, is the `pro-war lobby' pro-war. It seems to me, those who agreed aren't particularly content with war as such -let's lobby Canberra for another war (1). What lefties can't face up to, is even generals and their men of the armies of the three anglos aren't particularly pro-war, they simply in the business of doing something with all the decency and honour they are capable which has been instilled into them not only the home as children but as those who are informed by the fine traditions of western civilisation.
Their are very good arguments against war, none of them are provided by communards, including ABaghdadC.

It is in the face of those alluded to reasons, decent westerners , including those in the armed forces, find war a paradox, runs counter to much yet , occasionally, resorted to because the alternatives are worse, far worse, as Sir Winston Churchill, during the 1930's and a few other lone voices at Westminster well appreciated of another gang of thugs.

Posted by: d at June 12, 2003 at 10:52 AM

And they do a good weather report.

Posted by: Fred at June 12, 2003 at 12:43 PM

Ahhhh, the ABC wether report, I can see it now:

and in Canberra, home of the arch racist and great satan, Howard, it will be 15 degrees,

In melbourne it will be a cold 13 degrees due to the cold cold hearts of anyone that opposes illegal immigration

and in south australia , the home of intollerance, it will be a warm 20 degrees.

Posted by: nic at June 12, 2003 at 02:43 PM

Forgot to add the footnote (1) which is: lobby Canberra to mount an expedition to liberate New Zealanders from those nasty communard oppressors Helen Clarke and the Lp government - absolutely atrocious what that government is doing to New Zealanders.

Posted by: d at June 12, 2003 at 05:01 PM

Disapointed to see that the left and right are united in agreeing that you should spend my money to improve the quantity and quality of life in Iraq. Now that Blair supports that forced philanthropy, it's just a small step to backing more welfare all around. Why just Iraq? If helping poor people is your goal... there's a whole world of poverty you can take MY money to solve! {sigh}

Or maybe helping poor people is just the goal if all the other goals disapear?

Posted by: 24601 at June 12, 2003 at 08:09 PM

Was it purely coincidental, that "nic's" reference to a "wether" report, immediately had "d" thinking of New Zealand?

Posted by: Norman at June 13, 2003 at 03:19 PM