Chris Johnston of “The Age” is a sexually confused Angora goat breeder who haunts the lowlands of Werribee looking for pot smoking interviewees to progress the Left-wing culture of Fairfax.

Actually I have no evidence that he is a sexually confused Angora goat breeder at all. I made that bit up. He could be ‘tho, I definitely have no evidence that he isn’t, so I’ll go along with it, and anyway it sounds good? 

Fifty years ago, when I worked for “The Age” you checked and double checked everything, if you couldn’t confirm it you left it out, and if ever you were wrong there was a humiliating correction. If it was in the paper it was right, you could depend on it and that imposed an awesome responsibility on journalists.

Facts, syntax, punctuation and grammar were once relied upon as gospel by schoolchildren and teachers alike.

Is it any wonder the mainstream media is on skid row?

So, pickeringpost.com contributor, Kirralee Smith’s introduction to Fairfax style journalism was a rude awakening for a country mum with a legitimate halal beef. She explains here:

“Sunday 28th December 2014 was either a very slow news day or halal certification rackets are finally getting the attention they deserve. Chris Johnston of The Age in Melbourne wrote a story called “Stewing over certifying halal” that was published in the print and online versions of The Age and Sun Herald.

“While it appeared in the “Extra” section of the print versions it was one of the top two trending stories online. And I use the word ‘story’ in the context of fiction and fairy tales.

“I gave Chris Johnston a very long and detailed interview over the phone quite a few weeks ago. I explained to him several times that I founded and direct Halal Choices – an online website and facebook page that aims to give Australian consumers accurate information about the halal certification status of products to give each person the ability to make an informed choice.

“Notice the word CHOICES. It was a deliberate decision to make that a part of our name. We believe most Australians are more than capable of making responsible choices but they need information to be able to do so. 

“The catalyst for starting the website was that many companies, especially the big ones, like Cadbury, Nestle, Mars, Kelloggs and Sanitarium don’t respect the consumer enough to give them the choice. Close to 500 companies or brands on Australian supermarket shelves neglect to make plain and clear that they pay halal certification fees. It is not marked on the label and often it is quite difficult to find evidence on the website.

“Chris Johnston is described as a “Senior Writer” for The Age. I was under the impression that would mean experience, fairness and the reporting of facts. However Chris Johnston made a decision to write a piece of fiction about me.

“The opening statement of his story is, “Kirralie Smith is a permaculture farmer from northern NSW and a mother of three. She is also the public face of the virulent campaign to boycott halal food and products.”

“Well, he got my name right. And I do live in NSW.

“Calling me a permaculture farmer is ridiculous and I told him so several times. I have recently moved to a farm and we have aspirations to follow some permaculture principles. I made it clear that that part of my life has nothing to do with Halal Choices. 

“I began Halal Choices in 2010. I moved to our farm 3 months ago! He was persistent in trying to get a photographer to my house to capture me farming. I refused, stating over and over again, that it had nothing to do with the report and no-one was coming to my house. He clearly had an agenda from the outset and was most unhappy I would not cooperate.

“Primarily I am a proud and happy wife and mother of three. That is who I am! I love my role as wife and mum and it is this that drives me to pursue Halal Choices for Australian consumers. I believe we all deserve the right to choose whether or not we want to participate with and fund Islamic religious practices. If you do, fine, it is your choice. But if you don’t, for whatever reason, you also should be able to choose. Islamic religious practices do not need to be imposed upon everyday Australians and we certainly don’t need to fund them.

“As for being ‘the public face of a virulent campaign to boycott halal food and products’ all Mr Johnston has done is prove his gross incompetence or deliberately deceptive agenda.

“There is a facebook page called “Boycott Halal in Australia.” I do not run it. I am not an admin. I don’t have any influence with the group other than they like or share some of my posts. I don’t represent or lead boycotts at all. I promote information and choices. Chris Johnston has been deliberately misleading in writing such a nasty, opinion based, harmful description of me in his opening paragraph and trying to pass it off as fact. 

“But it says far more about him than it does about me.
“Even after asking him to correct this and apologise he changed a few words to make it more factual but the sentiment remains and no apology issued.

“The word virulent is especially nasty. It means, “(of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects.” In exposing his agenda to harm my reputation it confirms that the media is afraid of an intelligent and rational debate when it comes to giving accurate and extensive information about halal certification. It seems easier to try and stifle debate with petty name-calling and insults.

“He reports that I am concerned about the extra costs imposed on consumers. I explained to him that is certainly a factor BUT not our main concern. It is the deception and corruption which are much bigger factors. He omitted very key points as well as this. Yes halal certification has been linked to funding terrorism overseas and as yet there has been no thorough investigation into the Australian situation. 

“What he omitted from my concerns is that nearly all the money raised goes to mosques in Australia, to build more mosques, Islamic schools and to support Islamic charities. Those pursuits need to be funded by the Islamic community, not every day Australians who are not even aware of it because the information is not on the label. We deserve a CHOICE!

“Mr Johnston reports that Fleurieu Milk lost their lucrative deal with Emirates as result of dropping halal certification. This is what many news agencies also reported in mid November. However, as of the 9th December Nick Hutchinson from Fleurieu said that the contract stills stands, it had not ceased at all.

“To his credit Chris Johnston did mention some of the corruption in the industry but was very careful not to target or demonise anyone else, even though I had passed on quite a few of the reports myself. I guess one house-wife, mother-of-three, aspiring-permaculture-farmer- villain is enough for any fairy tale about choices magically turning into boycotts.

“Be careful what you take in from the media. The apple might look bright and juicy but it could be laced with poison.”

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dante
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dante

Of all the places in Ireland I am surprised the Northern Irish have the only 2 Mosques.

juggernaut
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juggernaut

Yeah, ard, but the flies get in anyway and spread rotten fecal matter about the place. Best lay it in the living room with the door open and then exit rear, shut front and open the gas jets. It’s a messy clean up but a satisfying one.

juggernaut
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juggernaut

Gee, Rin, if you’re right about those putrid Jews then Hitler and the Muslims were right all along. And here we all were thinking they were the evil ones and the gassings were acts of pure bastardry. Oh, that’s right, they are and were and so the fuck are you. Hitler and the Muslims, or anyone else for that matter could not hate Jews more than you. May you finally find peace because this level of unjustified hate is not sustainable.

matlo1960
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matlo1960

Boycott Halal on FB has a petition going. It’s not an online one but involves printing it off and getting others to sign it. If anyone wants to join in, it can be found on their FB page https://www.facebook.com/BOYCOTTxHALAL?fref=nf

Marcoeloco2
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Marcoeloco2

gate-keeper alert!

TryleftiesFortreason
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TryleftiesFortreason

WORST MEDIA ORGANIZATION IN WORLD HISTORY

Minkers
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Minkers

Of course, I know that, Rinaldo. The term “anti-semitic” always refers to someone being against the Jews these days. It has had that context since the days of Hitler, as well you know. The male inhabitants of Gaza want to annihilate the Israelis, despite their bloodline.

Minkers
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Minkers

Sick to death of these anti-semitic rants of yours, Rinaldo. Go and live in Gaza.

Zathras
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Zathras

OHH FFS!! 7 million presumed suspects vs 1.4 billion confirmed ones.. Some people sure have their priorities right. Why not just fly the Nazi flag and be done with it? I wont even bother to ask what you except to do about it as I already know: post more copy/paste on the same unvarying theme.

saltbushbill
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saltbushbill

Yes,ever see any of todays media be critical of Zionist Jews?The one who holds the real power is the one they will not expose.Not Bolt or LP say anything against them or am I missing something?

Gunner
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Gunner

Thank you Larry/Kirralee, for some quality information, which is usually ubiquitous on this site.

Obelix
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Obelix

Jeez Jack; the only dildo root that I’d give her is with the rough end of a Pineapple as long as she has a bag over her head.

DiamondDave
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DiamondDave

Typical corrupt and weak little man, no doubt those companies you mentioned are putting the advertising dollar pressure on the MSM to keep Aussies halal ignorant. And Johnston will be well looked after, the spineless piece of dog shit.

emkay
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emkay

this disgraceful little man is not a journalist, no hesitation in lying to push his socialist, bow down to muslim stance. This creature is the reason Australia is going to end up like UK, France, Sweden etc etc. Over-run by over breeding welfare thief muslims

Beegle
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Beegle

Anyway it’s all about choice . I choose not to support murder rape paedophilia theft etc. Kirralee Smith helps me to achieve choice. For some reason Chris Johnston wants me to support all that heinous bullshit and without my knowledge. All the while pretending to be a human rights advocate. What a darling of the mad left.

Zathras
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Zathras

Good men do nothing? Do eunuch’s qualify as “good men”?

Zathras
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Zathras

40 years ago I only bought the Monday one for the sport and TV. 20 yrs ago I stopped even that as by accident I read an editorial on that half I had ignored for 20 yrs I haven’t bought or read a newspaper since

stukric
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stukric

Hope its copied and distributed to mohamMADist apologists so they know what’s coming.

stukric
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stukric

Typical Un fair NO facts.

Zathras
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Zathras

Hmm that is new as I had to obtain my copy (years ago admittedly) direct from Africa as it was not then available anywhere else. Enlightenment beats PC censorship I guess, or a reprint edition.

Zathras
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Zathras

Troops carrying mini cameras attached to their helmets. I am not in favour of this at all no matter how training & teaching useful as real combat is never PC and you never take prisoners in a firefight unless there is a lull and it is safe. Any enemy wounded are shot unless you can disarm them safely and that includes booby traps so it is usually impossible to be sure. While ANYONE who is not in your squad or on your side and known, who has a weapon is a target and is shot(man. woman, even child or animal… Read more »

Zathras
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Zathras

Islam is an ideology. That cuts out one paragraph. BTW the book is virtually unobtainable unless you wish to spend a small fortune or else has been reprinted. Seeing as the original publisher copped so many threats, I doubt the latter.

exbanker
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exbanker

You shouldn’t be eating margarine anyway, it’s a petroleum product and is black when it’s made, coloured yellow after to make it look like butter. Even ants wont eat it, go outside and put a dob of the muck on an ant trail and they will walk around it because it’s not food.

exbanker
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exbanker

In the 15 months since the election i have not seen one positive story about Tony Abbott, i would say that is the main reason for the bad polls. They are traitors of the highest order and should of been prosecuted for the Indon spy story. They waited til he was in power then released the story, blaming him, the whole lot of the grubs should be in prison.

snorkler
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snorkler

IMO self preservation, in both a personal physical, and commercial sense, is the answer to your question Ozzie Voter. Same as I think Vic police commissioner Ken Lay was ‘persuaded’ to resign with an offer he could not refuse as the Mafiosa would boast .

Agnes
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Agnes

Such coincidence. One of our NYE conversations last night was exactly this. The media cannot be trusted. It’s just someone’s opinion. More and more the truth will be reported in forums like this. Judging by everyone’s admission to their very early bedtime, tv is dead.

projob
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projob

I presume that all of the expense companies incur when paying this halal certification is tax deductible. If so, that would mean that the whole country is paying for a large proportion of this evil cost. Maybe the Tax Office should check this out. Is it a religious donation or what? Joe Hockey could save us all a few bucks here – if he was awake.

nfw
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nfw

C’mon fellas, a “reporter” from Un-Fairfax taking an anti-mussie line? No doubt next week he’ll be saying how much the sex slaves and kidnapped love their new lives.

nfw
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nfw

They’re only doing it to screw the Yanks who now actually produce more oil than they do. It’s to make hydraulic release and capture of oil and gas unprofitable. The rag heads will only see their income go down, their reserves be used up and the yanks hang on to theirs for future use while enjoying low prices at the moment. They will then all go to countries such as our and bludge off welfare.

OzzieVoter
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OzzieVoter

Apathy IMO would have to be the biggest threat to our well-being than anything else and it is widespread. So many people, who know nothing about what is happening in this country because they are too busy watching Neighbours or The Price is Right, is a major concern, particularly as these people vote. Apathy allows rorts like Halal to exist and prosper, all because of our ‘she’ll be right mate” attitude.

chumo
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chumo

Sounds about right for all our MSM. He is just another cog in the wheel. Be a true hero on Media Watch, who did the same stuff and worse to Jennifer Marohasy and others. Maybe he’s angling for a job there. They make out they are all hip and loving, while accidentally setting up WW3. John Pilger had a big shot at them all last week, for the same thing.

pelican
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pelican

Re Chris Johnston – all our politicians , state and Federal support his position except Cori Bernardi – who Abbott has tarred and feathered for not supporting sharia law, not supporting abortion and not suporting gay marriage, Abbott and the Libs are a bad as any lefty mob, and worse, given they purport to be Conservative – but are just Con-men . Abbott has declared he is the sworn enemy of anyone who opposes the implementation of sharia law – as are the security forces, the military, and the police – all now enforcers for the muslim mobsters (when muslims… Read more »

OzzieVoter
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OzzieVoter

The Halal logo should be clearly displayed on all products paying the tax.

pelican
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pelican

Nappy New Year to all the enthusiastic contributors – to Larry’s great site

OzzieVoter
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OzzieVoter

I would like to know what benefit these companies get from paying tens of thousands of $ per month for Halal certification. Why would they willingly pay huge sums if they weren’t getting something back? Are they assured of big overseas markets in the Middle East – highly unlikely I think, except for the Saudis most of the countries in this part of the world are poverty stricken. I saw a TV program a few months ago showing that most people in Lebanon have to rely on government sponsored ‘soup kitchens’ to survive. Could we get some of the Halal… Read more »