Wednesday, May 13, 2009

DOES THE RACIST ANDREW BOLT FEAR BEING CHARGED WITH INCITING RACE HATRED?

In his column today Andrew Bolt, the anti-Islam racist propagandist at the Murdoch-owned Melbourne ‘Herald-Sun’ newspaper, writes regarding a Perth man who has been charged over an anti-Semitic YouTube film he made: “I damned the video, and worry about the intellectual culture that’s now licensing Jew-hatred. But I’m not entirely easy about what’s happened to that film-maker since”.

Bolt goes on: “That this man was scorned so comprehensively was the most important and necessary reaction. But calling in the law to silence him? It’s not just an attack on free speech, but may also prove counterproductive, elevating an object of ridicule into a martyr.”

Bolt’s fear here is not so much ‘free speech’ – he has no interest in ‘free speech’; he refuses to publish any comments I make at his blog – but more a fear of a precedent being set whereby he too could be arrested for inciting race hatred aimed at Islam.

Bolt’s hypocrisy knows no bounds.

3 comments:

  1. Interesting coincidence ... just this morning I heard on AusBC a story which was basically a big promo for the Simon Wiesenthal Center's claims about *Social Media Outlets*.

    Blot must've been on their press release distribution list as well.

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  2. How can you complain that "Bolt’s fear here is not so much ‘free speech’ – he has no interest in ‘free speech’; he refuses to publish any comments I make at his blog" ... when you ban almost all opposing comments at your own 2 blogs?

    Perhaps you once said it best: If they publish you, the more fool he is.

    I guess the Bolta ain't no fool.

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