Sunday, May 23, 2010

Crikey's Guy Rundle shouldn't blog when 'tired'

Presumably still partying in Cannes, Crikey's Guy Rundle must have had a big day because by the look of his latest post he's, erm, ... very tired.

Immersed in the glitz, glamour, hype and booze of Cannes, Rundle ignores the distractions, concentrating instead on matters of real importance: Andrew Bolt's take on the ABC's hiring policies – Bolt sees a contradiction in the ABC claiming to be an equal opportunity employer while at the same time placing restrictions on job applicants:

This vacancy is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only, which reflects the objectives of the ABC’s Equity and Diversity Management Plan and the Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987.

Typically confronting, Bolt writes:

How can the ABC ban whites, Irish and Jews from applying for this nice job...

And how can it at the bottom of this very same blacks-only ad make this boast:

The ABC is an equal opportunity employer.

Clearly it’s not. Something must go: either the racist restriction or the boast of being non-racist. Or are these people liars as well as racists?

No wonder so many ABC staff now insist on an Aboriginality that’s hard to detect with the naked eye.

Rundle dismisses Bolts reference to non-Aboriginal looking Aborigines as "the usual, apartheid Bolt swatch" then veers off on a tangent:

But of course the interesting thing is the insertion of ‘Jews’, which Bolt appears to be a racial, rather than religious category. He’s wring [sic] of course. By both conversion and family heritage, there are a number of aboriginal Jews, one or two of them prominent figures I won’t embarrass by naming.

Bolt’s so eager to have a crack at the left/ABC?Ruddite/freemasons, that he revives the notion of Judaism as an exclusive, and racial, category, as last favoured by, erm, ….the Nazis.

Well played Bolter!

In keeping with the Nazi theme Rundle attaches – via a bandwidth-sucking hotlink to – a poster meant to entice Dutch recruits to the Waffen SS. And just to round out Rundle's post titled Gauleiter Bolter, lays down the law on Jew-aboriginal race mixing, confirming the quality of product for which Crikey is rightly famous, Rundle's link to Bolt's post doesn't work.




Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Jewish Aboriginal?

Maybe he meant this guy:

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Chistery said...

David Marr on the Insiders yesterday - As soon as you mention Nazis, you lose the argument by forfeit.

(I can't believe I am quoting David Marr)

8:35 AM  

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