Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Andrew Bolt posted his print column Admiring Comrade Julia this morning, apparently reposting the column with a minor correction at 9:08. (Bolt's error was pointed out by reader James F at 8:35, with Bolt acknowledging and explaining his error, and noting his intention to correct, shortly thereafter. At 9:18 James F acknowledged Bolt's admission of error.)

While this was going on, Pure Poison's Scott Bridges was writing a piece pointing out Bolt's error. His piece went online at 9:56 am, almost 50 minutes after Bolt's column had been corrected. After revisiting Bolt's column and not seeing the admission of error Bridges subsequently updated his piece with a gotcha:
Andrew has edited his online version of the column...

I can’t see any acknowledgment of this change on his blog post.
But Bolt had already noted the change in comments, later adding a note at the end of the column:
(This column has had a minor correction made on the funding of the plaques. See explanation in comments below.)
Bridges whole piece is much ado about nothing. Will he acknowledge he got it wrong? Not likely – he refused to admit he was wrong about Wonthaggi's winds.

By the way, Bridges agrees with the gist of Bolt's column, that is, that education funds should be spent on education and not on pro-Labor advertising; highlighting Bolt's error is the whole point of his piece. Pure Poison still has a way to go to be relevant.


Anonymous Husky_Jim said...

I'm impressed. Thay ate th efunniest thing since "Who's on first."

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that he is an unemployed teacher because his contract was not renewed this year.

4:28 AM  
Anonymous shemie said...

A very good decision if his contract wasn't reviewed. I have been thinking all week about going to my local member of Parliament or the Education department about him. His comments about sex that he has made aren't appropriate.

4:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a favourite Pee Pee boy too but mine is Jeremy Sear. I wonder if they will make an action toy one day. I do hope they get the chin right.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is pretty hard to bond glass and plastic together.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good call Anon 9:16.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be the first action toy that pisses its pants

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can they be made to talk also,saying, "I apologise" and "I retract that."?

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, Scott is a primary school teacher. Imagine. A grown man is a primary school teacher.

8:42 PM  

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