Tim Blair, one of Murdoch’s propagandists at the Sydney Daily Telegraph, exposes himself as a deceitful commentator when he posted a piece titled ‘Sexist, racist decision reversed’ at his blog today.
In it, Blair claims that Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison had reversed a decision made by the Labor government that refused an African woman a visa to come to Australia for facial reconstruction surgery after having been shot as an infant. While it is true that the woman in question was denied a visa by the previous Labor government, Blair infers that Morrison has reversed the decision of his volition and out of a sense of sympathy when in fact Morrison only makes the decision to issue the visa after 40,000 people petitioned the government on the woman’s behalf to allow the visa.
Its doubtful Morrison would have issued the visa without the petition.
Blair’s piece is typical of the deceitful methods used by Murdoch’s propagandists as they go about the business of twisting the truth in order to project their brand of Fascism as some kind of benign good for the nation.