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Byron Shire
March 4, 2021

Re Frazer’s FU

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I write in response to the article by Phillip Frazer, on 18/12/19, re:00 the FU vote.

Perhaps I might be permitted to enlighten Mr Frazer on a couple of matters which appear to have escaped his peripheral vision.

Mr Frazer appears to be in some quandary as to why seemingly intelligent voters, in a genuine democratic election, might disregard the politburo election instructions on how to run the world.

The fact that Clinton, Shorten and Corbyn were totally un-electable would be a good starting point.

And it is not terribly smart to claim that the mass media and the politicians are biased toward the ‘bosses’ when in reality, particularly in Australia, the media is effectively controlled by the left and far left of politics.

Consider Fairfax, The Guardian and yes, the fiercely independent Byron Shire Echo, Mungo’s front bar at the Billi, difficult to find a voice of reality in any of those publications, and what about ‘our’ ABC, well, not mine, but someone else’s, under almost absolute leftist control, all out there to tell us how to think, what to think and when to think.

And guess who is responsible for floods, droughts, fire, destroying the Great Barrier reef, no free housing, lower wages, Newstart too low, giving work to robots etc. etc., yep, the FU voters again.

Just look locally, traffic regularly backed up from the Byron CBD to a couple of hundred metres up the Pacific Highway.

There is not much chance of the incumbent lefties resolving that one when not only can’t they find two voices to agree on what to do, and where to do it, or what snail to avoid, they don’t even have the brain power to fill / repair a simple pothole, yet they readily want to step up to run the world.

Yes Mr Frazer, you can denigrate us, you can tell us that we are the ruination of the world, you can tell us to F off, but you can never control our vote.

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  1. Tim,
    Have you been to China? That is where the left is. Australians are conservative, and they behold a conservative government all born from British stock and the Royal family and we began as convicts with the British Union Jack on our flag. And we are proud it is there.
    That is Right Wing conservatism.

  2. Sorry to tell you this Tim, but someone has to: by the very arguments you present, you demonstrate you haven’t got a clue!

    Outside of Fairfax-owned The Age, Sydney Morning Herald & Australian Financial Review, and a handful of tiny independent local regional rags (like The Echo), EVERY other newspaper in every capital city in Australia, along with EVERY regional newspaper Australia-wide, is owned by Murdoch’s APN, presenting a single, unified, biased anti-progressive, anti-science, anti-commons sense, anti-equality, anti-feminist, anti-environmental, pro-consumption, pro-business, pro-conservative viewpoint. The concentration of Australia’s media ownership is mirrored in radio and TV stations. Google it if you don’t believe. Look at all the cross-ownership of print, tv & radio media. This was the reward for removing Australia’s anti-competitive media ownership laws – I think it was 2017 – by our current conservative government…..one view broadcast nationally without question or exception. No more nasty hard questions at press conferences or detailed investigative journalism examining who benefits from government decisions or raising eyebrows at possible impropriety and likely corruption. No more proposing the case for social, economic or environmental justice – not if it wasn’t in Rupert’s interests.

    It’s in all our interests to find an independent and fearless source of news such as the Echo, Guardian and ABC. Personally I loved Frazer’s article. It showed both the bland stupidity and ignorance of voters and the crass self-interest of elected officials and their supportive sycophantic editors. How are Trump, Boris, or Smirko possibly good for the planet? The ABC has a charter for fair, open and balanced reporting so we discover and facts Murdoch either has no interest in or demands they be buried. The Guardian is a not-for profit organisation with a commitment to factual reporting of the stories that matter. About time you looked at balancing your intake of facts with non-Murdoch views and applying some critical thinking. If Sky News After Dark pre-digested baby formula hasn’t already weakened your ability to do so !

  3. The ABC has a charter for fair , open balanced
    Reporting !! Yes they sure do Nat . However the ABC are infact a Taxpayer funded organisation
    100%, are you clueless to this fact Nat ?
    The Guardian are indeed independent Rag
    Therefore they can run with the bias
    Propaganda that exists, however the ABC
    Are going to have their wings clipped and for
    Good reason . Taxpayer’s have had enough
    Of departing with 1 Billion to fund lefty loonies

    The ABC are far from impartial, and the majority
    Will continue to cut back the funding. .
    They have been put on notice, lets hope they
    Heed the advice ..employees jobs are on the
    Line , would be very sad to see more cutbacks .
    As for Sky Nat , need for the reminder they
    Are privately owned, and have the right to
    Be critical of the ABC and for good reason..


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