Posts from the ‘$h*! People Say’ Category

More Comments From Piers’ Cesspool

Again I ask how a major newspaper blog site can allow such lax moderation standards as that at Piers Akerman‘s. I think alluding to the PM as having a criminal history is worthy of a defamation action while calling her shit and an arsehole is just crude vulgarity. But as Piers and his News Ltd cronies always tell us, the Labor government and Julia Gillard are arroding our freedom of speech.

 

 Surely allowing comments calling the PM a traitor is not good. Nor is calling for the army to revolt. Are people so unhinged or is it just that Piers attracts these looneys.

 

 

Interesting

Some comments made at Piers’ and Andrew’s blogs are almost defamatory. Many are just downright stupid and I don’t understand how they can pass moderation.

Brilliant Moderation Piers

Yesterday David Penberthy wrote an article on Murdoch’s The Punch website talking about how there are some people who are quite unhinged when it comes to discussing politics and that he thought it was Tony Abbott‘s fault because he wants power at any cost. It was an interesting read but it ignored one big factor in the unhinging… the Murdoch press. Maybe Penbo didn’t want to bite the hand that feeds him but spend just a minute reading Andrew Bolt‘s latest blog entry and you’d think that we are living under a dictatorship. Then there is Piers Akerman, who describes Prime Minister Gillard as odious. Just one look at the comments he, as a moderator, allows to be published unchallenged is quite an eye opener.

John Jay on Bob Brown

Here’s a recent post from Pier’s favourite reader about former Greens leader Senator Bob Brown. Yes, there is more mention of Dark Forces…

John Jay

A regular contributor to Piers Akerman’s blog is John Jay, whose views are… shall we say… unique.

The level of political discourse on Piers Akerman’s blog

It’s Un-Australian

Just realised that Clubs Australian removed their pro-pokies ads from last year off Youtube. If you remember these were really lame ads that were deemed so bad that they didn’t even make it to out TV screens. Clubs NSW has now got their own Youtube Channel with only one of the two ads featured. (The one that stereotyped pokies players as bogans is not on the channel)