Tim Soutphommasane,Â our Race Discrimination Commissioner,Â calls himself a “Political philosopher.” Â He is a declared enemy of free speech:
Tim wants you to believe that free speech is about ‘race’- which it isn’t. He claims Â theÂ Debates we have to have about unassimilable immigrants Â “can often divide more than unite.” This is absurd: it is Mohammedanism that divides us, not racism. We need to be able to speak freely in order to protect us and future generations from Islam.
Race Commissioner protects Mike Carlton, fellow member of the Left
Mike Carlton in theÂ Sydney Morning HeraldÂ falsely accuses Jews collectively of a genocide:
The onslaught is indiscriminate and unrelenting, with but one possible conclusion: Israel is not fighting the terrorists of Hamas. In defiance of the laws of war and the norms of civilised behaviour, it is waging its own war of terror on the entire Gaza population of about 1.7 million people. Call it genocide, call it ethnic cleansing: the aim is to kill Arabs… It is a breathtaking irony that these atrocities can be committed by a people with a proud liberal tradition of scholarship and culture, who hold the Warsaw Ghetto and the six million dead of the Holocaust at the centre of their race memory.
Mike Carlton abuses one of many Jews writing to protest by peddling an offensive stereotype:
You’re the one full of hate and bile, sunshine.Â The classic example of the Jewish bigot. Now f. k off.
Tim Soutphommasane is our Race Discrimination Commissioner. He’s supposed to be red-hot in denouncing racism. But, then again, he’s a former Labor staffer and Carlton is a darling of the far Left. And anti-Semitism is the fashionable racism of the Left. Maybe I’m too hard on Tim, but give me a better explanation for his refusal to criticise Carlton on the ABC (from 14:10):
Commentators you would hope would be cantankerous or controversial… Obviously Fairfax decided to take some action against him.Â Look, I’m agnostic on this.
With so many in the Left it is not the principle that counts but the side.
On the same show, Jonathan Green, a fellow Leftist on the ABC, denounces the real crime – that wicked Murdoch journalists noticed Carlton acting like a barbarian:
We have to salute the really hard work here of News Ltd tooÂ in rounding up those emails and drawing them to Fairfax’s attention. They’ve really prosecuted this with a great zeal… They’ve had a very active role in it.
Mike Carlton claims he’s victim of a Jewish conspiracyÂ – and a Murdoch one. That neatly pairs the two fashionable hate figures of the deranged Left:
Carlton says there’s no doubt there was a co-ordinated campaign to oust him by the Jewish lobby in Australia. “That was twinned by a campaign by News Corp?â€”?because they hate my guts, but also because it destroyed a rival columnist. And now, Fairfax has handed News Corp that present, gift-wrapped.”
Former SMH columnist Mike CarltonÂ thanks his supportive colleagues:
“I’d like to thank my colleagues at the Herald for the massive support they’re giving me right now.”
Don’t beÂ too sure of that, Mike:
It was Mike Carlton’s own colleagues who sealed his fate, complaining about his abusive behaviour towards readers to Fairfax Media’s news and business publisher, Sean Aylmer.
Despite Carlton claiming he had vast support at The Sydney Morning Herald, and his downfall was a result of the “Israel lobby”, The Australian can reveal a number of Fairfax employees went to Aylmer with evidence of Carlton’s abusive comments, including one where he told a reader to “f. k off”…
As usual, Carlton is wrong. His misfortunes are entirely self-inflicted.
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