Mainstream media are revelling like pigs in mud with the sensational headlines they get to write this week about One Nation.

The big story is James Ashby & Steve Dickson flew to America to meet with lobbyists and were secretly recorded discussing potential policies and donations.

Apparently it’s business as normal when the major parties do it, but outrageous when One Nation does.

Or is it only scandalous because the topic was every authoritarian’s favourite policy: government restrictions on law abiding firearms owners; and the lobbyist was the NRA?

Gun regulation is a darling of the leftist media complex internationally and an especially easy sell in Australia.

It’s difficult to sort the sensationalism from the substance of this story. How many people honestly weigh where the reporting on One Nation’s agenda ends and the reporters’ agenda begins?

As I’ve said previously, I’m no fan of One Nation. But I want to call out the hysteria and hypocrisy currently being peddled in what should be regarded as a comparatively minor story.

Both the Labor & Liberal parties have sought and received donations from overseas and from organisations with mutual interests before the laws were changed (roughly five minutes ago).

If the media was sincerely concerned with foreign political agendas being imposed on Australian politics one need look no further than the little-known but undeniable influence of EMILY’s List.

This is an American political action committee (PAC) whose primary mission is raising political donations to make sure female, pro-abortion-without-limits candidates are elected into positions where they can change the laws.

But forget a trip overseas to discuss strategy and potential donations back in Australia. This American political lobby has effectively colonised Australian politics and started a local franchise by the same name.

Over ninety members of EMILY’s List have been successfully placed in Parliaments around Australia.

Who announced Labor’s federal election policy for “free” abortions, which imposed legalisation of abortion in reluctant states and a shiny new abortion facility in Tasmania? It was EMILY’s List member, Tanya Pilbersek.

Forget the potential for a tragic massacre from an anomalous madman. The impact of this American lobbyist is real and contributing to the tax-payer funded, legal killing of significantly more than 70,000 Australians every year. Is that okay just because we can’t see their violently destroyed bodies?

The sheer hypocrisy of the hyperventilation about One Nation’s flirtation with the NRA is that the media are deafeningly silent when they agree with the political outcome.

Just imagine the headlines if the NRA started an Australian branch and fundraised for pro-gun-for-self-defence candidates. Which is it?

Are all foreign political lobbyists & fundraising an anathema to our national interest, or is there no story here? You can’t have it both ways.

I don’t endorse what Dickson and Ashby are on the record as saying. But Australians inclined to think for themselves should not be deluded into believing more appalling conversations haven’t regularly happened with representatives of the major parties.

19th Century American poet, John Godfrey Saxe, wrote, “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.”

The media’s interest in this is neither objective nor pure. Many are currently playing just as dirty as they accuse One Nation of acting.

Not least among these are the “journalists” who broke nearly every ethical rule of professional journalism to produce a cheap ‘gotcha’ moment. Such entrapment and bad faith may be excused if pursuing a killer, but the report was by patently partisan activists.

A meticulously manufactured story from the beginning, they only sought to humiliate political opposites and so, ironically, to influence the Australian federal election.

Observe yet more hypocrisy. The Australian media have donned sackcloth and ashes at the mere thought of foreign political influence on elections. Meanwhile, they have uncritically regurgitated the propagandised hyperbole of Al Jazeera.

That media outlet is the mouthpiece of Wahabist Islamic state, Qatar. Have any of the same Australian press not clucked their tongues at Russian interference in American politics?

Where then is the equivalent outrage? There are so many more significant stories in this sorry saga that have been ignored while only one politically convenient chapter has been trumpeted from the roof tops.

The Shooters, Fishers & Farmers Party won three seats in the NSW election. Many Australians don’t agree with removing the natural right to armed self-defence.

But if One Nation are every bit as terrible a spectre for Australian society as the media & political classes would lead us to believe, the selective outrage when it suits the desired narrative is driving more people and votes into their arms.

The media need to be just as indignant when the shoe is on the other foot as they are when the story is about politics they don’t like.

Journalists are largely responsible for the ascendancy & longevity of One Nation. Instead of hatefully shaking their fist in Pauline’s face, they must stop giving her so much oxygen.

They must be actually nonpartisan in their reporting instead of selectively condemning an action in political enemies while turning a blind eye to the same actions in perpetrators who promote policies they prefer.

Honest journalists must now scrutinise Labor’s alliance with EMILY’s List as much as they have One Nation’s dalliance with another American lobby group or further compound their reputation as biased gutter press and fake news.

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Inkeemegee
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Inkeemegee

Interesting,new look

GaryB
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GaryB

Wow, this is looking pretty good Harry. Good to see.

Bat
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Bat

Fraser Anning has his party up and registered.
Just joined.
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Here we go…..!

Inkeemegee
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Inkeemegee

I remain

beemaboy
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beemaboy

My mother says if you can’t say something nice about somebody in death, don’t say anything.
But…..Peter Coleman was one of the many helping hands and bigger financial contributors to Tony Abbotts formal trust, Australians for Honest Politics, which collected $100,000 to funnel into anti-One Nation legal actions. That eventually led to the outrageous jailing of Pauline Hanson for election fraud.

AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

One thing the sting did prove is that Dickson and Ashby are just a couple of boofheads. Pauline get rid of Dickson, he will not enhance ON in parliament. Get someone who can put and back up an argument.

AussiePete
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AussiePete

The LAB/LIB coalition is worried about One Nation.

trooper5
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trooper5

@ Harry R, My friend look inside the inner sanctum for The mole ,

ANNELOL
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ANNELOL

How ’bout we try to make this site ‘safe’ (if indeed that’s possible)…I’m more than happy to pay a reasonable amount to do so.

Maryanne
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Maryanne

Harry, when I try to access your latest article I get Jacinda Ardern’s Facebook page. I’ll try a few more times before I send this email.

Still no luck. I get this: https://www.facebook.com/jacindaardern

Talk about dirty tricks!

BigBoyScotty
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BigBoyScotty

I don`t normally watch the budget but I thought I`d give FOX a miss for an hour or so and watch it…………. Man! That sounded pretty damn good…………..

David of Sydney
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David of Sydney

DONALD TRUMP IS IN THE HOUSE

David of Sydney
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David of Sydney

AWESOME BUDGET

SHORTEN CAN’T BEAT THIS

PIGSARSE
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PIGSARSE

Would someone get rid of that bucktooth would be raghead kiwi PM off pp.

EsraStar
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EsraStar

Hmmm,,i am tempted to give Ms Ardern a few home truths,,but no,i won’t lower myself. Well,maybe a little later after i have had another beer. 🙂

Pablo
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Pablo

That horse headed Bitch would not like my comments, and Facebook would ban my in an instant…anyone have the codes???? I have a few posts if they want them……

trooper5
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trooper5

The filth have really started , tried to read latest post BUT up comes , <<<< Appoligies to L P the whalestooth tunnel birth channel recipient the KIWI female fuckwit , O/T to mates on ANZAC day Is this a plan ocherstrated by TURDS soninlaw CEO of NSW RSL I

exbanker
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exbanker

Every time I click on Harry,s lastest post, with Pres Trump, it comes up with Jacinta Ardern,s Facebook page, someone is fucking with us.

pclevel
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pclevel

Site has been hacked again. Tried to open the new article and it redirects to Arderns facebook page.

Pablo
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Pablo

We must be on the right track when they start this kind of hijacking of a site…..

Rinaldo
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Rinaldo

CEO of the Australian Bankers Association and former Queensland Labor Premier Anna Bligh after sending Qld broke now heads the insidious Australian banking cartel. Economists warn of a bail-in law recently passed in the senate without a quorum, which will allow banks to take your deposits to prop them up
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https://cairnsnews.org/2019/04/02/australias-overheated-housing-bubble-about-to-burst/

Goosey
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Goosey

That enter key is annoying!! Has anyone heard about any official reaction to Fraser Anning’s open letter to the PM. Likewise I am not aware of anything on the MSM.. not that I look at it that much.

Goosey
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Goosey

Have I missed something? Beenin the wrong place at the wrong time?

Poddy
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Poddy

My post has disappeared from this morning

Rinaldo
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Rinaldo

The Left Hypes Mosque Massacre, But Ignores Thousands of Christians Killed By Muslims

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW0ritwKqgc
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A message from persecuted Christians in Nigeria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thifV_D3MSw
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Pakistan – Land of Persecuted Christians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naaGc3GSOX8

GeoffRosan
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The PM has put forward possible dates for the election, in a party room meeting, 11, 18 and 25 May, but hasn’t made up his mind yet.

..IndignantElder
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No they’re not lol.

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