This week’s coveted Wankley Award goes to Neil Mitchell, of Melbourne’s 3AW, and his regular guest, adolescent psychologist and media tart Michael Carr-Gregg.
On Wednesday, Carr-Gregg railed against a website that claims anti-depressants cause people to kill themselves. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) are vehemently opposed to psychiatry and — no surprises — were founded by the Church of Scientology in 1969.
The CCHR’s views are — to be polite — wrong. As most who’ve seen this anti-psychiatry interview with Operating Thetan level 6 Scientology commander — known to earthlings as Tom Cruise — realise.
Mitchell and Carr-Gregg have every reason to be concerned about the message being promoted and have every right to highlight and argue against its propagation. However, both deserve this week’s Wankley for calling for the CCHR website to be banned, added to ACMA’s black list of websites and ‘filtered’ at source by ISPs under the proposed internet censorship regime proposed by the Federal Government.
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Listen here as Mitchell and Carr-Gregg plan to contact Stephen Conroy to find out how to ban websites.
Further proof (if any was needed) that the proposed Cyber-Safety program will not just be used to block child p-rn.
Welcome to the brave new “world wide” web in Australia. A world where self appointed moral guardians will decide what’s read in this country and whether it arrives here.
The Herald Sun made a late charge for this week’s Wankley with this tantalising coverline today — in the best tradition of weekly women’s magazines everywhere — that suggested Shane Warne is planning to marry again:
Any readers disappointed that “Cricketing Cupid” Warnie had actually helped cabaret star Eddie Perfect — who’s currently bowling ’em over [howzat?!] in Warnie The Musical — propose marriage to his girlfriend Lucy Cochran should contact the Herald Sun for a free subscription. There’s been a precedent set in the UK on such matters, after all.