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My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
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A Fairfax picture paints a thousand racist agendas

Fairfax ‘media’ posted a photo of a terrorist on its front page. It turns out he is an innocent man from an Afghan background whose relative or relatives have been killed by the Taliban was killed by the Taliban.

Why let truth stand in the way of a good dose of fear mongering and hate speech by the capitalist media? The wider point is that almost everything we are reading about ‘terror Australis’ is bullshit from Team Australia and the compliant media to further a particular goal – to unite us with the warmongers, racists and Islamophobes in yet another blood soaked certainly doomed adventure in the Middle East.

It may also be a temporary distraction from the economic terrorism the Abbott government has unleashed on us.

A picture paints a thousand hysterical, racist and reactionary agendas.

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Comments

Comment from Fred
Time September 26, 2014 at 11:04 am

Or maybe they just made a mistake and might pay for it in defamation compensation.

Comment from John
Time September 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

Maybe, but given the haste to publish terrorist stories why bother checking? Hysteria reduces the capacity of the mind to make proper judgements. Promoting it seems to have the same effect.

Comment from Ross
Time September 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Well Labor voted for the George Brandis increased powers of our secret police. Hitler would be beaming with pride.

Why are our pollies so gutless ?