From the less and less reliable Media Watch... Image above is an extract from the Telegraph
The story has allegations of...
Political slush funds.
And lying to a Royal Commission.
And tangled up in the middle of it is former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who in the 1990s was lover and lawyer to this man, Bruce Wilson.
He’s a former boss of the Australian Workers Union in Victoria and a man who could be charged with fraud, according to counsel assisting the royal commission.
On Friday, Wilson’s evidence to the commission was front page news in The Australian and the Telegraph.
But it was nowhere to be seen on the cover of these Fairfax papers.
And amazingly it was missing entirely from the previous evening’s 7pm bulletins on ABC TV in Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin.
ANDREW BOLT: The ABC has run absolutely dead on the Julia Gillard slush fund scandal, absolutely dead. It’s been not a story, it’s been terrible. The rare time say, in Melbourne, the 774 presenter Jon Faine, has ever talked to reporters covering it , it has been to yell at them and heckle them ...
— 2GB, Nights with Steve Price, 10th June, 2014”
Up till now, perhaps, one might have given the ABC the benefit of the doubt.
But with sensational evidence being given under oath last week to a Royal Commission there is surely no justification for ignoring it.
And all states had a TV package they could have run on the 7pm News on both nights. Here’s Thursday’s from Rebecca Barrett:
“REBECCA BARRETT: Mr Wilson told the inquiry he didn't pay for Julia Gillard's renovations in the early 1990s and can't recall paying anyone to deposit $5,000 into her account.
INQUIRY QUESTIONER: You certainly don't deny it, do you?
BRUCE WILSON: I just have no recollection of it.
INQUIRY QUESTIONER: So it might've happened; you just can't remember one way or the other?
BRUCE WILSON: Yes.
— ABC News, 12th June, 2014”
Gus: So far, nothing of interest here if you want my opinion... Bruce Wilson and Ralph Blewitt are basically called upon to lie or not remember about whatever something totally innocuous that happened nearly 20 years ago...
As the world is about to erupt into another Iraqi venture which our illustrious trio of liars — Bush, Blair and Howard — have created after having helped the killing of a great number of people (possibly more than half a million), we're still talking about something piddley that Julia Gillard denies any wrongdoing about and this is good enough for me.
The point of this "royal" commission, set up by Tony the Turd Abbott, into union misgivings is an exercise in union bashing and punching the Labor party in the gonads for no reason.
For example we do not have any "royal" commission into how a company like Extrata pays basically no tax on its multi-billions dollars profits made while operating in this country. Or how Google or Apple gets away with doing the same thing. And when was the last time you paid a tradesperson or your fruiterer or cleaners in cash? Yesterday? Why did you?...
This "inquisition is unlike ICAC where the other mob of idiots "who cannot recall" things three years ago they were specifically employed to know about, like Sinodinos, who of course is in Bolt's Hall of Fame as persona gratis — someone greed-is-good fellow and held up in awe with an arse-burning alleluyas like a candle dedicated to the virgin Mary, flickering in the updraught towards the eternal.
Don't be fooled by the smooth remonstrations. Andrew Bolt and the merde-och press are working their butts out to implicate Shorten in the process as well. They hate anything to do with unions, workers rights and social justice... Did you mention this as well, Mr Smarty MediaWatch?
Most decent media outlet would let this one pass to the keeper until the waters would be clearer and less fogged up by these "allegations" which presently don't add up and have no documentation basis.
Ah yes I forgot, the Daily Turdograph shows us a signature of Julia Gillard on some document which as far as we could make out could be in regard to witness a passport application for our Turd-in-Chief, Abbott... or countersign the phoney existence of "I'm not an economist Hockey".
Meanwhile Bolty goes cranky at universities for being too Karl Marx oriented... Poor Nuts and Bolt... Out of 25,000 university lecturers , there is about twelve who mention Karl's name as a reference point, not as a teaching of values. Bolty should go on an educational tour of this little planet and not come back...
Anyway, the whole union bashing is alive and well... and where has been Bolty/Nutsy and his friends on the subject of say, for example, say, Kathy Jackson who spilled the beans on Thomson for having "stolen" about $25,000 (which he denies doing) from a union when she had possibly siphoned more than one million dollars from the same fund (documentation available)? Or where is Bolty/Nutsy standing on his mate Abbott having displaced about nine million dollars from the "royal" commission investigating clergy fucking kids, to augment Tony's nasty attack on the evil of unionism?
So when Mister Smartypants Mediawatch himself tells us about "Fraud, Corruption, Political slush funds and lying to a Royal Commission in regard to Ms Gillard, we all should take this inquisition with a huge grain of salt... Should he not also ask about Tony Abbott's slosh, er I mean slush-fund he created in regard to sink Ms Hanson? Because let's not forget it, though the media seems to have complete amnesia about it, Tony's slush fund designed to destroy Pauline was totally out of line and completely illegal. We still don't know where he got the money from. Who were his fundees?
So most of the decent media is not reporting anything much about those lying former union officials who for all we know have been rewarded with immunity from prosecution and possibly paid with bribes to say anything about alleged funds, all designed to muck up Julia's career and stick a knife in Labor.
We still don't know... Reporting on those liars at the royal commission set up by Abbott to demonise unions would do a disservice to reality, like not reporting on Bolty/Nutsy denial of climate change... Most of the media has forgotten that Bolty/Nutsy's stupid opinion on the subject are scientifically idiotic, while the earth's dynamics are independent of what we — or what he — think.
But proper science can tell us with a reasonable amount of precision that we are in trouble (actually deep shit to put it mildly), but the dorks like Bolty/nutsy would not care beyond the price of money because they have the god given right to support the right of burning the planet down with carbon, with mammon on their side. Idiots.
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