Monday 28th of May 2018

the cheshire cat, alice ivanka and the rabid biased media...

don the cat

The Hill termed it a “blistering critique”, the Huffington Post UK called it a “savage takedown of Donald Trump”, noting Uhlmann’s observation that Mr Trump had been an “uneasy, lonely, awkward” figure. 


America is becoming more and more of an echo chamber.

Uhlmann’s tough but thoughtful analysis of the US President will be shared on social media by those who agree with his withering assessment of the US President. It will be ignored by those who disagree.

Perhaps what we all need to take away from Uhlmann’s report is the ability to watch television that makes us ask questions and become uncomfortable.

To be challenged in our assessments and assumptions. That’s what makes news, news.

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No. It’s not for journalists to be bitchy or “have an opinion” or may be they should, but announce it as such?  What is news? Information that is challenging our assessments and assumptions? Where do we get our assessments and assumptions? From the news? How do the news challenge our assessments and assumptions? By making more assumptions? This is a very important assumption because there are many “news” out there and most liberal/conservative journalists don’t give us the news. They only serve opinions and rumours that suit the biased narrative they have been pushing since day one.

Uhlmann’s "tough but thoughtful analysis" is rubbish. It is in the same vein as a Trump Twitter feed. 

First Trump is not “lonely”. He has plenty of supporters and sycophants around him — rich ones at that and family members who dip into the open trough of nepotism. He is not uneasy. He is opened for business... Uneasy? This means nothing. Uneasy? Compared to previous presidents? Compared to garbage men getting whiffs from a load of rotten prawns? Sure Obama was a bit more easy to cope with for some people, because he said what they (liberal progressives) wanted to hear. And then Obama did the opposite in secret like bombing with drones... Awkward? Trump? He could not care less. He isn’t awkward. Whether people agree with him or not, he will push his agenda like a business man after a sale or a deal with patience and positioning. Whether it's the best deal for us is very debatable, but not relevant to him. No matter whether people are or are not buying the stuff, he knows that at some stage someone will blink. CNN did blink. He pounced.

Journos like Uhlmann have been after Trump for “his” links with the Russians. Nothing untoward in these links. So far nothing has come out proving that Russian interfered with the US Presidential elections. We’d like to find some Russian banana peels in the voting booths, but we can’t because there is nothing. So the news is filled with rumours of this and that possibility of having had banana peel...

It’s pissy fake news.

How many of these journalists, like Ann Applebaum and Sarah James, were in favour of George W Bush's little war in Iraq and bought the pretext of “weapons of Mass destruction”? How many of them did not scratch below the surface thereafter of “intelligence failure”? Got them off the hook, didn’t it? How many were fed “exclusives” (titbits and interviews) via the CIA shopfronts that are no more than places to disseminate disinformation? During the G W Bush years the media was awful. And it's been downhill since.

Uhlmann made some horrible uneducated comments about the South Australia electricity blackout. He blamed the wind turbines and the solar panels when the real problem had been the power supply lines that went down in a storm of the century... possibly caused by "global warming"... Why is Uhlmann not convinced by the scientific evidence of global warming? Is it because he has investigated the “truth” with denialists or the global warming goes against his conservative beliefs — like burning coal? With his sense of adventure we'd still be in the stone age.

In regard to Trump, like the rest of the conservative/liberal media operatives, Chris Uhlmann is appalled by the guy. Yep, Trump is a buffoon, but he enjoys being a buffoon. He sleeps like a baby at night, after having recounting his deluded exploits, fake or otherwise. Whether the world deserves better or not at this point time is debatable, because the alternative was going to be nastier. The journalists so far have been horribly wrong and dangerously partisan on the whiff of a rumour. The last time there was something real substantial being talked about in America, was during the Vietnam War. We still did not get the full political futility of this exercise but we saw the horror of this excursion, horrors shown by brave cameramen and journalists, — a war which eventually was shut down. Young people of today have no proper concept about this war...

These days, Journalists in Beirut or Riyadh report on the war in Yemen. Hello? And no outcry... We report that the sales of UK weapons to the Saudis to beat the shit out of Yemen is "legal" according to the courts, like selling a few boxes of sardines. There should be journalistic outrage... But nothing, not even a smoke signal.

Picture at top: mischief by Gus using street art in Newtown, Sydney


swinburne had a low opinion of US journalists...

I am informed that certain American journalists, not content with providing filth of their own for the consumption of their kind, sometimes offer to their readers a dish of beastliness which they profess to have gathered from under the chairs of most distinguished men …

I … am not sufficiently an expert in the dialect of the cesspool and the dung-cart to retort in their own kind on these venerable gentlemen — I, whose ears and lips are unlike unused to the amenities of conversation embroidered with such fragment of flowery rhetoric as may be fished up by congenial fingers or lapped up by congenial tongues out of the sewers of Sodom …

A foul-mouth is so ill-matched with a white beard that I would gladly believe the newspaper scribes alone responsible for the bestial utterances which they declare to have dropped from a teacher whom such disciples as these exhibit to our disgust and compassion as performing on their obscene platform the last tricks of the tongue now possible to a gap-toothed and hoary-headed ape, carried at first into notice on the shoulder of Carlyle, and who now in his dotage spits and chatters from a dirtier perch of his own finding and fouling: coryphaeus or choragus of his Bulgarian (buggerising) tribe of autocoprophagous baboons, who make the filth they feed on.

Algernon Swinburne (written in 1874)

who is that idiot?...


Supporters of Donald Trump have defended their President's performance at the G20, saying he is a new breed of leader who is focused on fixing domestic problems before leading the world.

Criticism from the ABC's political editor Chris Uhlmann, among others, that the President was awkward and isolated and failed to capitalise on opportunities at the event have been laughed off by supporters in Virginia, who continue to back him as a strong leader.

"Who is that idiot?" founder of Virginia Women for Trump Alice Butler-Short asked after viewing Uhlmann's commentary.

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down the rabbit hole...

YESTERDAY'S BROADCAST of ABC’s Media Watch lamented the imminent demise of mainstream journalism. 

It pointed to the hundreds of job losses suffered by journalists, declining readership and plummeting income from advertising. 

Blame was attributed to search engines and social media outlets such as Google and Facebook poaching their revenue. A handful of young people were shown, stating that they never watched the news (presumably on TV) and that they got their “news” from their iPhones.

But a description is not a diagnosis. Media Watch, in common with most mainstream media (MSM) outlets, is either unable or unwilling to ask the central question: Why are people deserting the MSM in droves? One suspects that the question is not asked for because the response may not be palatable. In this writer’s opinion, people have deserted the MSM because, thanks to alternative media sites offering news and opinion, they understand that the MSM is part of an establishment that filters not only opinion but also basic facts.

They know from reading an ever-growing number of excellent online sites that there is a wealth of information on important issues about which they have been systematically deprived. They further appreciate that an informed opinion based on uncensored facts offers a different appreciation of the world and how it really works. The “official” version offered up on a daily basis by the MSM serves, more often than not, to benefit and support the power and privilege of select groups. 

The interlocking ownership and cross-directorships of major media organisations with prominent members of the military industrial complex offers a clue as to the stance taken by the media on reporting, or often, failing to report, relevant information.

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"trump’s team colluded with putin’s regime..."


"The president’s son offers evidence Trump’s team colluded with Putin’s regime." is the sub-headline at Mother Jones... 




Smoke, meet gun.

On Tuesday morning, there was a stunning development in the Trump-Russia scandal: Donald Trump Jr. confessed. In yet another bombshell story, the New York Times reported on emails showing that the president’s oldest son had eagerly accepted an offer of help during the 2016 campaign from what he understood to be the Russian government. Trump Jr., the Times disclosed, had set up a meeting with a Russian attorney in the hopes of receiving derogatory information on Hillary Clinton straight from Putin’s regime. As the Times was publishing this story, Trump Jr. tweeted out those same emails.

The emails reveal that top Trump campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner attended the meeting and suggests that all three Trump advisers colluded in what seemed to be a Russian government-backed attempt to hurt Clinton in order to help Trump win the presidency...

Don't read anymore or you will pollute your brains with "SEEMED TO BE"...


The reality:


Donald Trump Jr. has released the full text of emails from June 2016 related to the meeting he had with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower, describing it as “inane nonsense.”

The president’s son tweeted out the printouts on Tuesday, after several days of claims in the media that his meeting with attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya amounted to proof that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.

Here's my statement and the full email chain

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017

Here is page 4 (which did not post due to space constraints).

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017


The woman, as she has said publicly, was not a government official,” Trump Jr. said in a statement accompanying the materials.

Though the meeting was arranged based on the assumption that she had incriminating information about the Democrats, the lawyer “had no information to provide and wanted to talk about adoption policy and the Magnitsky Act,” Trump Jr. said.

Veselnitskaya confirmed as much in an exclusive interview to NBC News on Tuesday.

"I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton. It was never my intention to have that,”she said. “The question that I was asked was as follows: whether I had any financial records which might prove that the funds used to sponsor the DNC were coming from inappropriate sources.”

She also said that she never requested a meeting with Trump Jr, however.

The meeting was arranged by music publicist Rob Goldstone. The June 3 email from Goldstone to Trump Jr. mentions a “Crown prosecutor of Russia” [sic] offering to provide “information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia.”

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump - helped along by Aras and Emin,” Goldstone wrote, referring to Aras Agalarov, an Azerbeijani businessman who helped bring Donald Trump’s Miss Universe pageant to Moscow in 2013.

His son Emin, also referenced in the email, was previously married to the daughter of president Ilkham Aliyev of Azerbaijan.

In contrast to the June 2016 email, Goldstone on Tuesday described the actual meeting as “the most inane nonsense I ever heard,”according to the New York Times.


Among the Senate Democrats, however, the story of the meeting is seen as explosive. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia), who was Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016, said that the congressional probe into the Trump campaign is even considering treason charges.

“We are now beyond obstruction of justice, in terms of what is being investigated,” Kaine told MSNBC. “This is moving into perjury, false statements, and even into potentially treason.”



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TREASON? Are they kidding? Where do the Democrats fish their senators from? Ah yes, I know... the sewers of Washington's elite... who brought you disaster wars after disastrous wars...

See: gone fishin'...





even "your" ABC is exploding...


Kremlin-linked lawyer? Explosive emails? and what more?... The bullshit is astonishing coming from this public broadcasting. No wonder people stop watching the news... Trial by media is rife in this country as well... Blimey.