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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noucg
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noucg

Whats your further advice ? United Australia Party ?

manfromOZ
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manfromOZ

The media seem to have overlooked the fact Bob Katters party received $800,000 from the Australian Gun Lobby and the Shooters and Fishers party got $700,000 and lets not forget Senator David Leyonhjelm was pro guns…..why single out one Nation who got nothing ?

noucg
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noucg

We need a late Abortion for Shorten, since he’s threatening the lives of Taxpayers

noucg
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noucg

scum they are ,hope they burn

noucg
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noucg

stupid cow moooooooo

noucg
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noucg

Dilitante robots/zombies who kowtow to their maastas who pay them sold out mental sluts

noucg
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noucg

jews hate anyone potentially moving in on their vested rackets like Labor/Liberal/National Political Cartel

Bwana
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Bwana

What’s wrong with just chopping their heads off…….much simpler.

Matt12
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Matt12

I hope Mr T drops him.

Matt12
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Matt12

Ask yourself, why the time and cost to do a gotcha on One Nation, who have they upset, who are they in the way of, inquiring minds and all that.

JoeBradshaw
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JoeBradshaw

How is GetUp! not more insidious? Yet it is “legal” and draws no such outrage from MSM…..

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

RoseB, you mean to tell me that Labor is putting up a snot-eater to replace their earwax-eater? If this doesn’t work I suppose they’ll have to go for a shit-eater – Albanese. Failing that they’ll have to give the druggie’s moll a whirl.

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

FFS, where does this shit come from?

White Nationalism is one of our nation’s largest domestic terrorism threats.

It’s good that Facebook is prioritizing our safety online and in our communities.

https://twitter.com/ericswalwell/status/1111324322465865728

Matt12
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Matt12

Is she part maori princess.

Cosmik Debris
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Cosmik Debris

Ditto

alio
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alio

There, there T.U.

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

Always vote below the line, Phantom.

EsraStar
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EsraStar

They don’t even need to hide the microphone,mate. Just replay the Beaconsfield mine tapes.”just fill it in”-B Shorten.

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

Mike, Trent Zimmerman is my local member as well. Sigh.
Rtt, I get that but your beef should be with the Party that sold you out. I won’t be resposible for the Shorten victory because no matter whom I vote for Zimmerman will get across the line and his seat will remain Liberal. Sydney’s inner-west is increasingly going Green so I’m just trying to counter that by voting One Nation. The Coalition will win or lose the election in Western Sydney and Queensland.

EsraStar
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EsraStar

“do no harm”

JofG
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JofG

Probably easier than wearing a saddle.

EsraStar
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EsraStar

The thing is though, a vote for an independent,if you study their preferences is just a vote for the Liberals or labor,depending on your leaning.If you don’t study their preferences,then it could go anywhere.
So,make sure you know where your vote is going.

alio
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alio

‘cake’ I hope you’re right and yes Billy is a flip, but I do concede that Billy raises a good question.

JofG
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JofG

When is the hearing BK? Hope it’s before May – not holding out any hope that the MSM will find this at all interesting, much more fun inventing fake news around One Nation and spinning it for all it’s worth – the fact that a state sponsored terrorist mouthpiece (the same state that endorses the muslim brotherhood) set up this elaborate sting should have been the story and isn’t just shows the depths to which they have tumbled.

Pablo
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Pablo

This is what the WORLD see’s as Australia, and how petty we have become….It’s No wonder that Islam, and the UN see us as easy targets….. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/28/australian-man-loses-bullying-by-breaking-wind-cou/

pelican
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pelican

How? you simply threaten to deregister them..and then jail them..as Dillard did with at least one Victorian doctor who objected murdering babies ..naturally the Christian Churches all came running to his aid…..er..I mean they did right?……fat fkn chance

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

I’d like to vote for the Libs, Rtt, but they just refuse to learn the lesson. I’ll be voting One nation because I’m in the safest Liberal seat in the country. Scomo is all bark and no bite. The people are royally sick of wet Liberals and if it takes a stint in opposition for them to wake up to themselves then so be it. They have nobody but themselves to blame.

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

Just found Tony Burke’s election poster portrait for the upcoming election. These posters will be taped and pated to every electricity pole in Watson:
https://imgur.com/JLdqUAa

Jeffbro
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Jeffbro

“Honest journalists”……hilarious….in Australia? You jest. I ceased buying newspapers and watching free to air TV and Radio years ago, including and especially, the ALPBC. Until more people vote with their feet and do likewise, there’ll be no honest journalists….just the sycophants we have now.

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

Yes they have. And in a couple of months One Nation will have more power. Zali Chicken Little GetUp! Fake Independent Steggall will be just another piece of lint in the dryer. President Trump gets stronger by the day. Europe is waking up to itself ever so slowly. You’re on a loser, Billy B.

Petra
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Petra

I hope we don’t experience it Flysa! But many will. That’s called justice!

Petra
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Petra

Right on Flysa!

Petra
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Petra

I think she likes ‘dress ups’ . She’ll enjoy the burka, when she converts to Islam!

Bwana
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Bwana

Doing porridge KoH where he belongs.

VYCanisMajoris
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VYCanisMajoris

The low IQ Bonehead Bowen keeps appearing on TV saying how he wants to destroy Australia’s housing market. The man (sorry for the insult to men) is a complete moron.

buraq2
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buraq2

How many referendums would be needed to achieve all that, Bk?

Bwana
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Bwana

Or catch him raping a minor he got drunk.

Pablo
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Pablo

Dave Pellowe……An Excellent article, Thank you for your time putting some light onto this festering Bias that Canberra and the Media have against just about anyone or anything that is Really Conservative about Australia…

craigh
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craigh

Someone with an agenda has been using these idiots this way.

craigh
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craigh

Hope it does happen, apparently it’s perfectly legal.

pelican
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pelican

the sight of Australia’s One Party State at the Celebrity Event in NZ where in the name of tolerance, the people these leftists dont agree with were told they would be hunted down.(read White Conservatives especially males)..we saw Scumo and Bigtits and Henry 8 Cosyglove all enjoying another junket over some alleged muslim victims…which if anyone in NZ ask for details, means lifetime in jail…wow..this is truly sick….

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

Or an Asian bakery where he’s acting like an elite, white-privilege arsehole and swearing because they didn’t have his son’s favourite pie. Labor politicians really seem to dislike Asians.

cinerama
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cinerama

the boiling cauldron down below., i don’t tink that is real

Letthemeatcake
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Letthemeatcake

Pauline Hanson, despite her gaffs, did a splendid job yesterday. She refused to back down to the media hyenas and forcefully directed righteous anger at the SJW media and Scott Morrison for his craven promise to preference One Nation last. Have a look at her press conference and learn something, Scomo, you feckless loser. One Nation will not have lost a single vote because of the hit job by their ABC and Al Jazeera – in fact, I suspect she has garnered many more votes. Pauline was right yesterday when she said: “Scott Morrison, preference One Nation last and you’re… Read more »

pelican
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pelican

good article…though still failing to identify the main perps operating this sham democracy…and the key to that power is the RBA..which needs to be Nationalised…until we are no longer slaves to OverLord Rothschild we will not have any freedom…he has lots of lapdogs (ALP, LIBS< GREENS< NATS etc... willing to take his monopoly money and fk over everyone else..judas's all

craigh
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craigh

Paid for three (3) years to covertly cover One Nation, the most open political party in the countries history. Terrified of what? That people might start thinking for themselves, that’s what.

buraq2
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buraq2

Instead of abortion, you need to get the mums interested in guns, Dave.

cinerama
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cinerama

the more they go on why this the more it insults your inteligence, It does not matter what they ban the crims always get it , that is why they are criminals.

BlackRoo
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BlackRoo

There has to be a war, they’re seen as one huge threat, why else.

cinerama
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cinerama

from here on all publicty is good.

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