Jan 28, 2014

Media briefs: Bolt works overtime … Mail on Aboriginals … Putin in tights …

We think Andrew Bolt might need another holiday, at the rate he's putting nonsense up on his blog. Plus other media tidbits.

Rundle: Andrew Bolt v science. “‘I am back at work …” writes The Bolter, under a heading entitled “Tips For Monday 27”, of an item logged as posted at 11.09pm on Sunday, January 26. Amused readers of his blog have long noted the man’s obsessive energy — a post at midnight often as not followed by another at 5am — but this is a new level of Stakhanovism. His workday begins before the day actually does.


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7 thoughts on “Media briefs: Bolt works overtime … Mail on Aboriginals … Putin in tights …

  1. Scribe77

    A minor point, but the Daily Mail editors also don’t know that it’s a RITE of passage, not a RIGHT of passage. #journalismisdying

  2. Electric Lardyland

    I do wonder what point Andrew ‘King Rightard’ Bolt thinks he is making, in this, one of his most recent, of the innumerable attempts to portray himself as a poor, oppressed victim of political correctness. Is he seriously suggesting, that the Polynesians who settled New Zealand, weren’t actually explorers?. What then? Just a mob of lucky incompetents who were washed out to sea while fishing and luckily landed somewhere quite nice? Uggghh; where to start with this? Firstly, the Polynesians and their Lapita ancestors, have thousands of years of previous sea voyaging and island hopping experience, so the settling of NZ is totally consistent with this previous behaviour. Secondly, during this spread, they brought their foodstuffs with them; yams, taro, pigs, etc. Since these foods were introduced by the Maori to NZ, this strongly suggests a settlement expedition, as you don’t pack the boat with seed taro, yam and pigs, if you’re just going on an afternoon’s fishing. And thirdly, fishing tends to be a male activity, so while a fishing boat containing a dozen men washing up on an island may be a recipe for many things, it is not a recipe for permanent settlement.

  3. Jimmyhaz

    Whoa there, you’re using facts against Bolt, don’t you know that he drinks the tears of adolescent girls to immunise himself against your ‘facts’?

  4. rhwombat

    Jimmyhaz:…and so far it’s worked, though I hear he’s now hankering for the harder stuff, having tasted Gina’s.

  5. bushby jane

    I thought that the word indigenous meant you are born here, Aboriginal means you are native to Australia. I am happy to be corrected.

  6. Electric Lardyland

    Yes, rh, I can just imagine Gina Rinehart bawling away, in self pitying fury, ‘Oh, if it wasn’t for the evil socialists and greenies, I’d be the richest person in the world, not just the richest woman. It is just so unfair! What can I do to rid myself of this oppression!? Andrew!!’

  7. klewso

    I love the New Yorker cover – “Putin on the Bitch”?

    “…..Rainbow hewed?
    And you don’t know
    Where to go to
    Why don’t you go –
    Where fascism fits,
    Putin on the Bitch….”

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