Thursday, February 18, 2010


Australia’s leading racist, Andrew Bolt of the Murdoch-owned Herald-Sun in Melbourne, wrote today that ‘racist thugs are obviously targeting Australian’s, and not Indians’.

Bolt bases this nonsense on an article in ‘The Age’ newspaper also in Melbourne which said:

People born overseas are less likely to be assaulted than those born in Australia according to new Australian Bureau of Statistics data.
The national survey found that those born in Australia were more than twice as likely to be the victim of a physical assault.
It showed an assault rate of 3.6 per cent for Australian-born people, or 445,000 victims, compared with an assault rate of 1.7 per cent, or 82,000, for those born in other countries.

Bolt neglects to mention that nowhere in the report was there any mention of the assaults being racially motivated, only that the statistics come at a time when the debate over assaults against Indians still rages. In fact the report went on to say that:

77 per cent of female victims - as opposed to half of males - knew the offender, with just under half of the assaults occurring in the home.

But for Bolt all this translates to Australian-born Aussies being attacked by foreigners. His assertion that ‘racist thugs are obviously targeting Australian’s, and not Indians’ is not supported at all by the evidence he himself is quoting.

Bolt hopes that his readers will just take his word for it without thinking about the reality. It’s amazing how many ways Bolt tries to use racism in order to actually promote racism. Inferring that foreign-born Australians are ‘racist thugs’ is actually a racist slur in itself. But then, everyone knows what a racist thug Bolt actually is.

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