They chop and change all the time but there is always one right wing bully boy nazi on the panel for 'balance', isn't wonderful to have a Murdoch lackey on the board of the national broadcaster?
Only 65 people were killed in the Chernobyl disaster.
He has gone into attack mode as soon as the Japanese reactors had issues post earthquake, fearing that this would be used as an argument against nuclear reactors in Australia. I'm assuming he's on the payroll of some pro-nuclear organisation.
He dismissed Professor Tilman Ruff of the Nossal Institute, calling him partisan, because he had talked to his own 'expert' Ziggy Twitkowski. How is Bolt so irony challenged?
Nothing black and white about Bolt's case and right to free speech
April 1, 2011/the AGE
Sometimes Melbourne gets all the fun. The race discrimination case taken by a group of indigenous Australians against the Herald and Weekly Times and its populist columnist, Andrew Bolt, is transfixing much of the town. Fortunately, some of the excitement is trickling up to the intellectually starved citizens north of the Murray.
There are some well-known names in this action, including the academics Larissa Behrendt, Anita Heiss and Mark McMillan, the Queensland Labor candidate Leeanne Enoch, the former ATSIC chairman Geoff Clark and the artist Bindi Cole. None of the applicants is seeking damages.
Possibly the case is transfixing because so many people, while being ardent right-to-free-speechers, cannot stand Bolt and his bumptiousness and they not-so-secretly hope he goes down in a screaming heap.
Andrew Bolt at the Australian Federal Court. Photo: Michael Claton-Jones
This is a fascinating issue, with some important principles at stake. Frankly, I felt like having a long, hot shower after reading Bolt's articles. They comprised a nasty, personal rant against fair-skinned part-Aboriginal people who identify as indigenous Australians. He contends that they could have chosen other parts of their racial make-up with which to identify. ''This self-identification as Aboriginal strikes me as self-obsessed, and driven more by politics than by any racial reality,'' he wrote in an online column ''White is the new black''. Arbitrary identification by white Aborigines advances their careers and deprives blacker Aborigines of opportunities, he said.
Aboriginality is a topic worthy of decent analysis and commentary but in Bolt's hands it turned into a crude sneer, replete with errors. What makes it all so touching is that this disher of hyperventilated opinions was most indignant in the witness box that he had been smeared by the applicants' lawyers and there really should be an apology to him....<cont>
That's great news Olgs - it means I won't see that empty head on Insiders any more!
In the 2010 BRW Rich 200 she was described as "Australia's richest woman", with an estimated net worth at A$4.75 bn.
AUSTRALIA'S richest woman, Gina Rinehart, shouted herself hoarse on the back of a flat-bed truck yesterday in an extraordinary display of emotion from the reclusive iron ore magnate.....
...Yesterday's protest lasted less than 30 minutes but the spectacle was managed by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies for maximum impact.
AMEC promoted the rally on its website with a version of Edmund Burke's words about the triumph of evil: "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."
Workers from Twiggy Forrest's FMG walked to the rally from their nearby city office, while others came in a bus provided by mining services company Ausdrill. ......
Bolt show for Channel Ten
The Bolt Report will air for 30 minutes each Sunday at 10am, starting on May 8. The timeslot avoids a clash with the controversial columnist's former program, Insiders, between 9am and 10am on the ABC. Instead, The Bolt Report will square off against Business Insiders. .....
''I have no idea what Rinehart hopes now to do to Ten, if anything,'' Bolt wrote in his Herald Sun column last November soon after the West Australian mining magnate bought a 10 per cent stake in the company for $168 million. ''Nor could I guess what chances she'd have of turning it into, say, an Australian Fox News, even if she wanted to … But I do have an idea of what worries Rinehart about our future.''