Nov 27, 2012

Inside ‘misogynist nut-job HQ’: in bed with Michael Smith

Crikey ventured deep into "misogynist grubby nut-job" headquarters last week to meet Michael Smith, the former shock jock leading the crusade against Julia Gillard over her involvement in a fraud scandal.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Michael Smith

I’m sitting on the bed in Michael Smith’s Melbourne hotel room and he has a question for me: “Do you feel dirty?”

Do I feel “tainted”, he wants to know, by venturing into “misogynist grubby nut-job headquarters”?

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27 thoughts on “Inside ‘misogynist nut-job HQ’: in bed with Michael Smith

  1. paddy

    Matthew, pardon if I appear a little dense.
    But is there an actual point to this article?
    It reads like a pretty lame puff piece on a couple of “colourful” characters as it is.
    The MSM is currently in a fairly silly frenzy over not very much right now. I’d hoped for a bit more depth from Crikey.

  2. zut alors

    Smith and Blewitt are fortunate to have found each other. Incredibly, they’re now tugging at the electorate’s heartstrings by rattling the ADF’s chain, cue the violins. Can’t wait for their next trick.

    In the interests of accuracy please refrain from attributing the “s-xist pig”, “crook” and “imbecile” terminology to the PM. She was quoting others, the words were not hers. ABCTV also take note, please.

  3. klewso

    But what if he’s wrong?

  4. klewso

    Abbott torpedoed Hanson – Smith wants to “do an Abbott” on Gillard.

  5. Paddy Forsayeth

    If we’re going to see the birth of the biggest political scandal in Aust history the labour is certainly long and drawn out. I have my doubts that Gillard could have got as far as she has if she was involved in the AWU fraud. But stranger things have happened. Agree with Paddy…Matthew what is the point of your article?

  6. zut alors

    Holden, priceless! How curious this gem isn’t on a link to Smith’s blog.

  7. TheFamousEccles

    I’m with paddy and Paddy – what was this article about? It seems that the author didn’t get what he went for from the “shock jock”, apart from a load of expletives, peppered with some half-formed ideas of the Greatest Political Conspiracy In The Nations’ History. Surprise, surprise, I guess.

    About the only thing I got in terms of info was that Blewitt’s re-emergence was sponsored by the Lawyer..

  8. Merve

    Reminds of an ABC series years ago called “I can’t stop now”. It was about people with irrational obsessions, such as trying to make a hill a mountain, or find the HMAS Sydney. Smith is exactly the same. Can’t believe so many people have been caught up in his whirlpool of insanity.

  9. Shaniq'ua Shardonn'ay

    Yep I’m with Paddy, I really can’t see the point.
    I’m also wondering why serving in the Army (or the police) makes some blokes think that it makes them a better human being than anyone else, to the point where they HAVE to continually mention it. I don’t think serving in the army or police force automatically disqualifies one from being an idiot.
    I’d be more interested if you questioned Smith on what he’s done for that kid in the refugee camp he was crying over on SBS. I suspect he’s done absolutely nothing.

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