Tuesday, June 19, 2007

More Blair hubris ...

Poor Tim Blair received a much-deserved roasting on the Media Watch episode for Monday 18 June 2007. And isn't he absolutely livid!

Blair's blog today talks about how MW ...

... tackled major Australian media outlets - the Daily Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane’s Courier-Mail, Melbourne’s Herald Sun, the Murdoch-owned PerthNow, and this site - over the issue of online comments ...


Tim, since when did your infantile blog and its mainly in-bred comment authors represent a "major Australian media outlet"? Wouldn't it be more correct to say that you are a major media embarrassment for News Limited and Rupert Murdoch?

Tim, I'd love to see how much longer you'd last at News Limited if you and your friends started posting comments about Asians or Chinese being turned into compost. Or Jews. Or any other group.

Or do you think you are above the law? Do three decades of parliamentary consensus on racial discrimination laws not apply to you?

© Irfan Yusuf 2007

4 comments:

Chief Bastard said...

Comment moderating Smirf? For shame, wouldn't want to let people have an opinion.

" Comment moderation has been enabled. All comments must be approved by the blog author."

Approved. Group think. My way or the highway. I'd understand it if you deleted what you didn't like, but to not even let this past you as THE KEEPER OF THE COMMENTS. What power you hold in your fat smelly fingers.

Iqbal Khaldun said...

Not being a Tele regular I've only recently discovered Tim Blair. Now I've only checked out his blog twice but yeah I nearly cracked myself. He had this one post on how because it's been raining so much in Sydney the whole global warming thing must be a wide reaching leftie conspiracy. I wanted to post a little comment, just saying that I hoped he realised global warming doesn't mean every square inch of the planet gets warmer . Some bits will actually get colder. But alas one has to 'register' to post comments.

A real oxygen thief that one.

Peter said...

When Media Watch chooses to go after Muslim Village, then we'll have something to talk about...

Irfan Yusuf said...

peter, I agree. Except that the Muslim Village forums don't have access to the same resources as News Limited. They are, however, governed by the same law. Maybe we should take both News Limited and the MV forum moderators to court. Run it as some kind of test case. Whatya reckon?