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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Tosir
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NZ..some NZERS are waking up ….maybe they only fire up on a football field !

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You Tube – “Leftists trying to understand Political Correctness” Sanity 4 Sweden……..A must for PPers

Tosir
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those detectives must have run out of crimes to solve ?

Tosir
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Tosir

wasn’t there blood found in McCann unit ?

Tigerbalm
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Oh dear. It’s always sad that lonely old men think they can tell any woman what she could and should do with her future and her body.

alio
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Be careful, you may be implicating us here as well for someone to nuke us.

cinerama
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cinerama

yep the next en zed election will be interesting

EsraStar
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I reckon do it anyway.

Tosir
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Tosir

NZ PM has made her Modus Operandi to embrace islam and its numerous followers.She also has a mission to embrace all leftie leaders and hope they elevate her to more power and position.She even makes speeches like Obama saying words like hope, forward and yes we can ! Dime a dozen with no substance. Little does she know that she is a puppet and on a highway to hell.Deception is an awful thing.As Christianity has been mocked and persecuted the lefties will have their moment of glory for a little while, but God has a real good plan too .… Read more »

alio
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alio

Thinking out aloud again.

In the photo above, as Pauline is eyeing Ashby off, is she thinking, “Gee, what a waste?”

Just thinking.

Tigerbalm
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Tigerbalm

Think boys. Trump, Clinton, all the Kennedy’s, all abused women. All got a free pass. Can you see a pattern? Probably not.

NathanA
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NathanA

Dotty working overtime

Observer-GC
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Observer-GC

Politically incorrect Marg.

BlackRoo
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BlackRoo

RSPCA approved farms?? This is no better than Halal Certification. There must be hundreds of humane farms out there but why do they too have to pay? Avoid the screwing.

JCM
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JCM

The elite are special,

JCM
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JCM

Is pelican still here??

Tosir
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Tosir

they elected Clinton ” I never “

Aust1
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Aust1

More fucking welfare, end it now.

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I think the fatty knows more than he let’s on.

mots
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mots

Thanks, I was hoping to see her show.

Matt12
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Look after your own health requirements.

Matt12
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Matt12

They’ll take their forests or fishing grounds in reparation.

Matt12
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Matt12

Batteries are so 19 century.

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obviously Not Inkblot…..otherwise the site would have been rid of one of it’s biggest problem children…but you are still here pissing all over it anyway….

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Dilligaf

Crikey can’t wait to see who got the blame for it.

alio
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alio

She’s back, and I’m lovin’ it.

Pablo
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Australia should be doing the same to any country that is offloading their shit in our direction….

JCM
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for sure and utube crap being loaded

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Trooper, don’t respond to the fuckwit! You lower yourself to is level.

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Wow.. PP is really up against it..under attack.. several times I tried to open page/article I was redirected to Youtube.. ( didn’t stay to watch the video tho ) I had to log in and now.. keeping fingers crossed .. can stay long enough to post this and read the latest. And yes I am always using VPN.. made no difference ! Good luck moderators.. don’t let the ratbags win !!

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Tigerbalm

US voters don’t seem to care about sexual abuse and barrassment of women. They elected a self confessed sexual predator, Trump, and before failed to sack a series of adulterous creeps.

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fools, they won’t get that chinese aid for nothing, probably the venezuelas will give them some oil at cost price. The chinks will then sell it on the world market for a tidy markup. That’s exactly what the chinks have done to Ecuador.

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why all these deletions?

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You should also factor in the costs associated with disposing of shagged out batteries.

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Get in quick and you might be able to snag a job with Immigration or Customs…….. t5.

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Troop, I think you will find that all those peaceful immigrants from the Middle East will be flown directly into Rockhampton where there are approx. 4000 empty houses up for sale. all that Palletfullofshit will have to do is buy all those houses with our money and build a bigger Centrelink.God help us.

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Watch out for the locals developing “slitty” eyes.
Chinese aid is always a trojan horse.

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When did we last build a dam or run a pipeline.

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KOH, starp, starp ! you’ll be getting engaged soon !

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A330 and 777’s from Chingland.

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With all the strange things going on, I have to point out another anomaly : Brisbane Lions 2nd on the ladder with a percentage of 144.1!!!!!!

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People who love vilifying minorities and promote hate speech are worried and making huge wealthy tech companies accountable for their role as publishes makes sense. As usual your arrogance is so tedious, stick to your internet basement dwellers for your facts and I’ll do my own research.

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You can recognise a stereotype. Live and let live I say, the hatred is bewildering. Over the years I’ve noticed homophobes and racists are usually one and the same. Ignorance and fear of difference would explain it, I suppose.

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There is something wrong here. Could be technical. I find that I have to sign in every time that I visit the site. I don’t usually sign out when I leave.

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NZ PM has made her Modus Operandi to embrace islam and its numerous followers.She also has a mission to embrace all leftie leaders and hope they elevate her to more power and position.She even makes speeches like Obama saying words like hope, forward and yes we can ! Dime a dozen with no substance. Little does she know that she is a puppet and on a highway to hell.Many are the plans of a man/woman that lead to death.Deception is an awful thing.As Christianity has been mocked and persecuted the lefties will have their moment of glory for a little… Read more »

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