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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And the Democrats targeted Trump for liking big girls. Joe is ‘handy’ with kids. From Mike Smith News. https://joebiden.info/

JCM
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JCM

Get the USA China and the sub continent India/Pakistan to show us how first, seeing them lot are the biggest polluters

paisley
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paisley

The road toll will increase with electric cars as you cannot hear them coming.

Matt12
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Matt12

You’re on your own.

Bwana
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Bwana

A set of roller roller skates in the boot of every car.

paisley
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paisley

Piss off bedpan man,you are a f-ckwit, and do not contribute anything of substance on this site.

JoeBradshaw
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JoeBradshaw

Understandably, nobody is complaining about your posts being deleted….

trooper5
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trooper5

@ B K my cousin had a property on Moreton Island Kooringal to be precise, ALL solar and wind turbine , the batteries were always expensive and when they used the washing machine had to start the 5kV generator , that was a few years back but science and Battery prices have changed slightly.

Knuckles
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Those areas are where he plans to only use non electric cars. You know the “other” 50%. Like all Labor plans, mostly born of way too many drinks by mentally challenged people they lack any basis of economic or achievable reality or common sense.

JurisPrudence
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JurisPrudence

I was going to leave a comment, but I hear a loud knocking on my door. Oh well, I might see you all in the gulag one day ….

trooper5
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trooper5

Q is that young Non reflective sheila who has taken that kiwi dickie,s place on 9 WHO

mots
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mots

Anti Australia, anti human, that’s unionLabor/greens. The young will only get a clue when they can’t charge their devices. They will be at an absolute loss, what’s happening, panic will outdo the already reached peak stupid.

Tigerbalm
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Tigerbalm

It’s like you are stuck in a bubble where nothing changes. Do you remember a time when a phone was a box on the wall. Technology evolves, why are you so against the evolution of technology away from fossil fuels? It just makes sense.

Tricky Woo
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Yes, ES, I made a similar comment when IE originally posted that. It has been re-posted only as some way of continuing a strange personal vendetta founded on goodness knows what and, I think, is supposed to make us all think less of IE. It doesn’t of course, just makes the poster look paranoid.

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King of Hearts

All my posts (nothing outside the rules), except one, have disappeared. I am wondering .. hacker, or work on site, the cause?

Bwana
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Bwana

MPs vote on Brexit compromise.

British MPs set to vote on a series of Brexit options including whether to cancel it altogether.

FFS what a complete mess.

ThePouch
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ThePouch

One Nation like Trump is a champion of more nationalism, of managing our boarders, about looking-after-our-own-back-yard and it is plain to see how successful that agenda is, look no further than the USA. In contrast the Greens get a political and accountability Free Pass yet their policy which will become legislation in June 2019 will absolutely decimate the Australian economy, the floodgate of terrorism will swing open yet the media is mute FFS.

EsraStar
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EsraStar

Here it is for all to see.
http://joannenova.com.au/

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

The greens are left wing extremists , shorten loves them .

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

Yep .

mots
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mots

Mods, thanks, great work.

EsraStar
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EsraStar

Ok,,thank you.

mots
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mots

Does delete work today?

Tigerbalm
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Tigerbalm

A Dutch man who has driven 89,000km from Amsterdam to Adelaide in a small electric car says he is proving to Australians that electric vehicles are a viable alternative. Since March 2016, adventurer Wiebe Wakker has driven across 33 countries from Europe to the Middle East to south-east Asia and finally to Australia in a 2009 Volkswagen Golf, converted to electric. Over the past seven months he has continued the journey around Australia from Darwin down to Perth, across the Nullarbor to Newcastle, up to Queensland, and back down to Adelaide. After Adelaide, Wakker will finish once he reaches Melbourne… Read more »

EsraStar
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EsraStar

EV’s are the future whether we like it or not. At the moment batteries are not able to compete with the IC engine,but that will change within 10 years.
As i have said earlier,i hate the damn things,but one must face reality.

NathanA
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NathanA

What? And let more idiots, such as you, swamp the site with rubbish. BTW, give up the smartgirl, etc. You are so far off the rails, you are in the swamp. Oh, sorry, the swamp is your home.

EsraStar
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EsraStar

Well,that won’t work unless there are quite a few admins to screen the comments. I have seen this approach before on other forums and it can take up to 24 hours to have the comment posted. There goes any spontaneous member interaction.

Enyaw
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Enyaw

The EV ppl would have to carry a portable genny with a full tank of petrol in the boot, in case of FLAT battery …LOL.

Tricky Woo
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Tricky Woo

It will be like travel in China. The higher up you are in the communist party, the more generous your travel allowance. Non members and party peons are only permitted to travel hard class, the bosses travel soft class.

And that is communism in a nutshell.

Tricky Woo
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Tricky Woo

they’re coming to take you away, hey hey, they’re coming to take you away!

trooper5
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trooper5

Can you imagine a RAAF F 18 propelled by solar power in a NIGHT raid, fkn morons, and there still stealing oxygen.

pelican
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pelican

the fact that the ALP and the Greens are working hand in glove is all the proof you need to know that the ALP under Bigtits and Turtle want us all living in cave, speaking Chinese , with no power, no food, and still heaps of carbon…the fact that the Scumo libs look like a drowning man up against this utterly deranged Opposition Team of Loons reveals just how bad Scumo is…and Fraudenberg…with the Libs having to tell Scumo not to blow up more power station thinking he is Bigtits…meanwhile Tiny Cryhard appears to be going out on his knees,… Read more »

pelican
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pelican

the best chance the Libs have of winning the election – even as a minority Government,is to get that moron Scumo off the TV…he is killing them…every time Bigtits comes out with a new idea of how to fk Australia and Australians over,Scumo appears and suddenly Bigtits sounds reasonable..Scumo is that bad…yesterday was Bigtits Day of Reckoning..when he took two bazookas and completely blew himself into oblivion..declaring that he would shut down all electricity production from coal while at the same time forcing everyone to drive electric cars costing $100 k each..then he was going to increase the tax on… Read more »

pelican
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pelican

WTF??

saznak
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saznak

Out of thin air !!

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

KIWI MADNESS
Embracing the myth of Muslim innocence.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/273331/kiwi-madness-bruce-bawer

Lefty
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Lefty

Test

Ducktracy
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Ducktracy

Let’s Give CNN’s “House Eunuch” a Taste of His Own Trump/Russia Medicine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5trUD0oc_o

Lefty
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Lefty

Abbott is today’s chip wrapper. Let’s just forget him. How many sins does he have to commit, the latest being that we should stay in Paris.

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igiveup

If there is a politician that reads this blog the most important information you will ever receive is in this 5 min video. You’re life depends on it, and so does mine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb_sl3fB688

rumpole36
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rumpole36

That’s because BK has brains and isn’t ruled by prejudices and innuendo.

snuff
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snuff

What a mess this world is in…thanks LOL

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

Shalom .

NathanA
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NathanA

Loosey, all of those new names are the one and only Godbolt. There is a website where bogus email log-ins can be generated, and the total dolt, obviously, has that working for her. Something needs to be done ASAP.

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Fedup

@ Flysa …I sincerely hope that it’s a mistake that will be rectified.. I’ve always appreciated your comments , you are one of the most respected and decent persons on this site.. Most of us were disgusted by “bryanslops” degrading and offensive posts about Maryanne and the ongoing accusations aimed @ “trooper” … Why wasn’t he banned ..?

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Have you noticed all the new names and avatars.

loose_ends_wa
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loose_ends_wa

The same as all of mine. Even comments on the cartoons.

loose_ends_wa
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It seems like someone has the keys to the backdoor. Plenty of orphans and plenty of new Avatars with new people posting.Have just been sent to another page on the internet.The same as yesterday when I was sent to the Blood Bank.I hope this is not causing to much trouble for the site.

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