Friday, January 13, 2012

The Heretic

EITHER very brave or very stupid, Daniel Fitton has a go at the Greens today, making some very sensible points. This, mind you, in the Phage, which looks to Bob Brown's admirers for the overwhelming bulk of its readers and circulation.

Well the comments are a treat, what with a legion of sprout suckers -- aka typical Age readers --  turning out to denounce capitalism and declare their fealty to trees. A professional writer like Fitton can probably cope with that, but how will he handle his colleagues' ire? Only the other day, warmist stenographers Adam Morton and Tom Arup were exchanging tweets about how the volume of world-ends-tomorrow stories they pump out had been underestimated by a survey of climate-change coverage.

Fitton had better watch out where he sits. He is likely to find a drawing pin on the chair.


  1. ""It is a party that thrives on campaigning - indeed, it appears addicted to slogans, shackled to the whims of its base.""

    While no fan of the Greens I wish the Major parties were so "Shackled".

    Currently watching the Primary season in the U.S with a faint sense of jealousy.

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.January 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    The Age is finally just waking up to it. No-one should be in any doubt that this is just one part of the socialist Green's Gramscian "Long March Through the Institutions". Labor have been doing it for years with the media, the universities and the judiciary, but now the technique has come home to bite them in their own backyard. A Labor bite is just a bite that can heal, but a Green bite quickly turns septic; the flesh-eating ideological slime spreads rapidly.

  3. Having used Morton and Arup to secure its unemployed Occupy readership, The Age is using offerings like Flitton's to ask the readership with jobs, which has fled in the past five years, whether it would like to return if zombieism dominates only four of the first five pages. Unfortunately this would require more than rewriting press releases by the Age's battery of young stenographers in lieu of more expensive content, the innovation introduced by Scottish genius Andrew Jaspin, one of whose apprentices, Peter Fray, is now trying to introduce the content-free philosophy at the Sydney Morning Herald. Fred Hilmer, the academic expert who led Fairfax from strength to strength in the 1990s, has left a rich legacy.