Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Sunday, 28 April 2013

"Completely Disgusting & Disrespectful Of The Murdered": Leftist Reverse Racism Down Under

Well, here I am, safely back in Australia, but so much the worse for jet lag and not yet being settled with personal internet access that I can do little more than note the fury that greeted the remarks of an ABC presenter called Virginia Trioli regarding the recent atrocities in Boston, prompting numerous complaints from outraged viewers.

Trioli, whose employer, the ABC, is Australia's answer to the BBC and just as leftist in mentality, has since cast herself as a victim, blogging:
'On the morning of the Boston bombings, after almost four hours of rolling coverage on ABC News Breakfast, many viewers were becoming increasingly agitated that a series of bombings overnight in Iraq, in which 50 died and more than 200 were injured, had not received anywhere near the attention of the American attack. It was a perfectly valid point – an obvious one, even. It’s a dilemma we always confront when attacks in the West inevitably get more coverage than those elsewhere.
After reading all the critical emails, I could see their point and I said,“That’s the contrast that we always have on a day like today when it seems to many we’re overly focusing on what happens to rich, white people in the West versus what happens on a daily basis in those countries”. [Emphasis added]
As a result of quoting our audience disquiet, the online world exploded in rage. I’ve been accused of racism; racial profiling; absolving the bomber/s; failing to care about dead children; and being a danger to the country. I am apparently a “fascist, socialist pig” (both!).
I’ve also been abused in the most disgusting and personal terms, but that just goes with the territory these days.
Those shouting me down failed to see that Australia now consists of many who come originally from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran and elsewhere and they will be as desperately interested in news from there as some of us might be for news from England. The country has changed – our reporting needs to reflect that....'
Perhaps it does, but that is no justification for the reverse racism involved in her characterisation of the Boston victims.

Nor her assumption that because they are "white" they are "rich".

(How, indeed, could Ms Trioli presume know the ethnicity of every one of the dead and injured apart from her own stereotypes of what a Bostonian looks like?)

A friend of mine who saw Ms Trioli's broadcast registered (in an email aptly headed "Utter Leftwing Rubbish") his disapproval of the totally unnecessary, outrageously partisan, classist, white self-flagellating  manner in which the presenter framed her on-air remarks:
'Female co-host just said about the Boston bombing that they don't want to focus too much on it because it only affects "rich white people," as opposed to bombs in Iraq.
If she said that about a bomb attack in an African-American area and said "rich black people" she would be sacked.
This also ignores the fact the Boston Marathon is an international event in a multi-racial city and that Iraqis are also Caucasians. It also ignores, in typically culturally-relativist, manner Australia's greater links to the USA.
Completely disgusting and disrespectful of the murdered.'
Yesterday he sent me the reply he'd just received from the ABC, signed by a functionary called Adam Doyle:
'Your concerns have been noted and Virginia Trioli addressed the points you raised during News Breakfast on the morning of  April 17, explaining her view on the media coverage of events in first world countries and how that compares to the media's coverage of events in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq.  Ms Trioli addressed concerns that she had been insensitive - saying that was not her intention,  and she didn't want to offend anyone.
The matter was also referred to ABC News Management. We are satisfied that there was no malice in the comment.'
 To which my friend emailed this response:
"I don't accept her apology. I think she meant it and I think you have double standards and if she said it about an African country she'd be reprimanded."
Yep, too right, mate.

8 comments:

  1. Calling Boston "multi-racial" is quite a stretch. The progressives there insist that they have their own, privileged space. However, it is interesting to note that while Tioli is very concerned with minorities, she has no concern whatsoever for the ongoing and constant terror suffered by Israelis in the South of eretz Israel. Not surprising, though, that a hypocrite has no compassion or concern for Jews - the world's smallest minority.

    Welcome back.

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  2. The United States is arguably the most multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi -class society on earth. Explode a bomb anywhere in Downtown USA and it will murder and maim as large a cross section of humankind as anywhere on the planet. So it proved to be in Boston.

    A mindset that instinctively locks in on "white" and "rich" reveals more than Trioli realises

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  3. Welcome home Daph!!

    We missed you

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  4. Thanks for the comments and welcomes back! Sorry for the tardy postings - have been arranging preparations to move to an abode, etc.

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  5. Welcome back Daphne

    Maybe Trioli should rework the Boston Bombing to be, two misogynist males kill a child and two women?

    Pat Condell nails the lefts progressive tactics.
    The truth is incorrect
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwK7VRkbGiU

    Speaking of misogyny
    Women at the back: Giving in to Islam at Melbourne Uni
    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/women_at_the_back_giving_in_to_islam_at_melbourne_uni/

    Bolt even bought this up on his show
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1KXzj2OGPs

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    1. Thanks, Ian. I'll chase those links.

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  6. I submit that US and generally English speaking news covers US and English speaking news events in more detail because it's more familiar, closer to home and actually representative of their own reality. I would have to guess that Chinese media covers China in excruciating detail that would be unfathomable and boring to westerners no matter how many miserable sad black orphans they trotted out.

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