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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Not happy, all my racist posts have been taken down, WTF is going on?????

Matt12
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It takes about 100 solar panels to charge ONE car, gonna need some BIG carparks to charge your car while shopping.

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Looks like the Turks are getting fed up with their President. His Islamic extreme views are dangerous to say the least. I would imagine that Turkey and some of it’s people do not want their tourist trade disrupted my this man. spouting like he did regarding our ANZAC’s could not be good for western visitors. It is a spectacular country from the sea to the mountains.

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Control/Alt/Delete

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PreparationH

Amazing not even Pelican is interested.

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PreparationH

Morning Inky

LeGrump
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LeGrump

You mean BORDERS, or do you run a doss house, and that was a Freudian slip???

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Saw some rubbish ‘click-bait’ headline about Trump being accused of cheating at golf. I wonder if the Mueller team are investigating. No doubt Billy B has more details.

AOT
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AOT

JCM that’s because jet fuel is kero

paisley
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Sniffer Joe Biden is in trouble in the USA for hair sniffing, and we have an alleged rapist going for our PM job with nothing said in our papers. What is going on here?

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Don’t know if it’s just me, but I suspect a few leftists have adopted a tactic of making posts likely to draw some pretty vitriolic responses then deleting their lead post to make the orphan responses look like ‘stand alone’ hate speech posts. Trying to get the site shut down, perhaps? Don’t get sucked in folks, respond only with facts, and without abuse, and if your posts have been orphaned probably best to go back and delete them. Anyway, just my opinion.

LadyPirate
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Like Rudd did with the NBN. Seems, that they have these thought bubbles.

JCM
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Kero is through the roof now with pricing

AOT
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AOT

The current compete imbalance of immigrants who are followers of Islam do not and NEVER will accept Christianity which is the basis of our culture. In summary, he is absolutely correct, multiculturalism in this day and age will be the downfall of counties including Australia, which at the current rate of islamic immigrants will destroy us.

JCM
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with Shotons idea you don’t need a spare petrol can, rather you have to have at least 100 k’s of power cord

AOT
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AOT

Multiculturalism has ONLY worked in Australia in the past because, nearly all immigrants came here from counties other than those who are based in Islamic followings, Full stop !!

Matt12
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Red

AOT
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AOT

Mostly thanks to the Leftist ABC and other useless media

AOT
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AOT

Micky, you forgot the worst policy of the ALP/Greens, they’ll let in as many followers of islam as they can before the majority wake up to their destruction of our country.

Bwana
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I think it was the wet gooey one he wanked in.

rumpole36
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It’s called Abbott “Derangement Syndrome”

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The Latest ‘Get Krack!n…as seen on Bolt last night

https://www.marieclaire.com.au/get-krack-n

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The EV will only become viable when it utilises a hydrogen fuel cell and when hydrogen distribution points are at every petrol station.

1946Hunter
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Is it just me or does some of the Christian names given to kids by new age parents amount to child abuse.

These poor buggars will spent the rest of the lives having to spell their names to authorities and anyone else filling out basic forms.

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@ Ob-G C old uncle had the same set up with kero fridge and even had his own Air con on hot nights a hanging wet corn bag with a 12V fan on the other side , a prelude to the water evaporators now.

bollux
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bollux

It would only take 5 days to recharge an electric car using my 6.5 kwh solar system. That’s as long as I don’t use electricity for anything else. Bargain.

1946Hunter
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1946Hunter

Is it just me or does some of the Christian names given to kids by new age parents a form of child abuse.

These poor buggars will spent the rest of the lives having to spell their names to authorities and anyone else filling out basic forms.

Kait
Miller
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Zavey
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Bwana
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That Melania Trump is one classy girl. The Don got that one right.

rumpole36
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Well I expected that attitude from you Billy because we know that you are a troll, but I had some hope for dante seeing the light and the error of his thinking, but apparently not. The media have passed judgement on Abbott and like a good little socialist, dante is prepared to believe their false facts news.

Bwana
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Just got to prey for a totally hostile Senate that won’t pass any of his crap. Keep an eye on Cloive’s UAP and the mug votes.

bollux
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Hear hear. As silly as they sometimes are, One Nation want what’s best for Australia, unlike Morrison who want’s the best for his U.N ambition, like most of the rest of these traitorous bastards.

AOT
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Observer, spot on I grew up with the same, kero fridge, 32v Dunlight, southern Cross single cylinder diesel, phone was a party line, had a two digit number, looks like we’re going back to those days, thanks to the loony greens and GW believers.

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I fully support your right to delete to your heart’s content, Inkee. In fact, I would encourage it.

Bwana
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Complete mess Radar. I’m coming to the conclusion it’s manufactured fraud.

NathanA
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Suggest what you like, moron.

Happy42
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..and still damn near 50% of the electorate – and, God help us, perhaps more than 50% – will STILL vote for them.

And even more unbelievably, almost one in ten voters will vote for the Greens.

pelican
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pelican

BK..yes it should have been called a Pious

pelican
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pelican

BB..it certainly is..a certain shagging disease can render you insane…maybe, well you know

saltbushbill
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One of my pastimes was writing politically incorrect letters to the local paper.All were published then absolutely nothing.In my long lifetime it appears anything good will soon disappear.Conspiracy?You bet.

GeoffRosan
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You tube “Labor Front Bench. Music to watch …….” Hopefully the Libs campaign will use this and show up the immature idiot Shorten.

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I wonder if Shorten plans to give impecunious pensioners struggling with the cost of purchasing an electric car a $75/125 (singles/couples) one-off payment . . . Be an enormous help.

pelican
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Unlike the Moon Landing nonsense..White Americans actually did this https://www.dawnwall-film.com/

pelican
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pelican

current Prius…partially battery powered…10 year max life span..BATTERY replacement cost…anywhere between $5000 – $10000…car value at this time…$2000

Tricky Woo
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Tricky Woo

paisley, that’s easily fixed. Pass legislation that a man ringing a bell must walk in front of EVs – that will also help with the unemployment problem and give gainful e. to university graduates which should placate their belief in green science…

Tricky Woo
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Tricky Woo

crikey, wasn’t on top of the battery run down. Only common sense, really, just hadn’t thought about it.
So, a car which might do 150km on a new battery may only do 120 after five years and 100 after eight. Any figures on this?? Anyone know?

buraq2
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Typo, Dis?

Observer-GC
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Observer-GC

In western Qld in years gone by, power was via a 32v genset and bank of 16 x 2v batteries. The batteries were good when working for lights. Fridge was kerosene and if the ironing or washing machine was needed, kick in the single cyclinder Southern Cross. Doesn’t seem we have come very far in 50 years.

Tricky Woo
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good question.
people in Peakhurst, SW sinney, next door to Hurstville, have been living with this for years.
Want a taxi? Walk a couple of kms, if you can, or get help to push your wheels, before you can get a signal. There are a couple of trees around under which, strangely, a signal might be had on most days, but walk three feet away and nothing.
Talking to someone who was driving the other day and car went over a bridge somewhere and talk became dits and dots of sound.

Matt12
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Shorton is short on common sense.