Calling Out The Australian on the US Election Coverage by Charles Taylor and Chris Knight
The coverage of the US election by “our” national newspaper, The Australian, was little short of appalling. Journalists made little attempt to offer balance and instead engaged in outpourings of hatred against Trump, primarily because he broke the sacred convention of attacking immigration, the golden calf of the elites.
Sure, Trump said that he liked sex with women, but there was little coverage of the Bill Clinton rape saga. It was mentioned, but one would have thought that rape allegations by live subjects were more important that a ten-year-old tape of a private conversation about wanting to have sex with some woman. The imbalance and bias here is so blatant that one becomes numb by just observing it.
The Australian did not learn any lessons from Brexit, and almost moronically adopted an uncritical belief in the opinion polls, all of which were defective in various ways – proved by their utter failure to predict the election results once again. The “silent majority” of voters just don’t reply to opinion polls, or give interviewers what they want, then vote against the elites. The chattering class did not see it, and it has hit them like a punch out of the blue.
Only after the Trump election do we find articles in The Australian (e.g. November 12-13, 2016, p. 22), acknowledging the gulf between the global elites, including the media, and the white working class, the victims of their economics and political correctness e. g. “Forgotten People Betrayed by Elites, who Remained Blind to the Bitter End”; “A Condescending Media Misread Middle America,” and so on.
A notable quote: “You can’t win over the mainstream by telling them they are dumb, racist and sexist.” But the media and other chattering elites do this all of the time.
And apart from the presidency, The Australian, November 9, 2016, p. 9, had a headline, “Dems Poised for Senate Majority,” which has also proven to be utterly wrong. The correct thing that should have been said is that this is so close, it can’t be called. But that is old school journalism, not entertainment, and keeping the spirit of the globalist troops up. There are so many examples of this that one could write a book, but history is already marching on, so let as note these before we run on to catch up with father time.
The Wikileaks, DCLeaks and other revelations were mentioned, but never dealt with in the necessary detail. There was more space given to Trump’s “locker room” comments than the likelihood that Hillary Clinton had committed crimes. Indeed, for some female journalists all that seemed to matter is that Hillary was a woman, and it would be “historical” to have a woman voted in. Thus, on the eve of the election (The Australian, November 9, 2016, p. 1), Caroline Overington, wrote that the polls (the oracles of the media elites), were predicting that the historical event would happen of the first US woman president: “For 240 years, that has been the unspoken promise of America.”
What she did not say, was that Clinton presented globalist ideology, the same ideology as Rupert Murdoch, in a female package.
If a woman such as conservative Ann Coulter was running, I imagine Overington’s tune would have been different. Interestingly enough, The Australian on November 10, 2016, had Overington saying “It’s Melania not Hillary who made history.” Oh well, I guess the women line had to be worked in somehow.
There was though, surprisingly enough (The Australian, November 11, 2016, p. 7), a story about how 53 percent of white women voted for Trump, while women of colour largely opposed him. L. V. Anderson, “White Women Sold Out the Sisterhood and the World by Voting for Trump,” November 9, 2016, at http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/11/09/white_women_sold_out_the_sisterhood_and_the_world_by_voting_for_trump.html, says that it was white women clinging to ‘white privilege” and ‘racism” defending their position as white people. Well, why not in a multicult of divided ethnicities and cultural relativism? Why shouldn’t they defend their ethnic interests? It is time to call out these liberal-left relativists because their own philosophical position undermines their position.
Greg Sheridan, who has championed Asianisation from a “conservative” position, relentless attacked Trump throughout the election. He said on the front page of The Australian, November 8, 2016, p. 1: “You can take it to the bank; the American election is effectively all over, Clinton has won. Trump cannot pull off victory from here.” This is a very good illustration of the sort of arrogance from the chattering class that led to Pauline Hanson and Donald Trump getting elected.
Sheridan said this, even though the polls indicated that the election would be close and that Clinton would win, just. It was thus foolish to give such an extreme expression of confidence, not supported by the evidence.
And in The Australian, November 10, 2016, p1, Sheridan confesses “Boy, did I get that wrong.” He believed the polls, having learnt nothing from Brexit, and he just could not believe that people would vote for Trump. But now, to his credit, he understands “the overwhelming frustration of Americans with the direction their country was moving it.” Sheridan went on to pen a good article, noting the great divide between the ordinary white Americans, whom Clinton called a “basket of deplorables,” and the elite that Clinton represents. It would have been good to have been aware of this during the election coverage.
All of this contrasts with the sort of journalism produced by an utter minority of US journalists, but it is still there if one looks. Patrick Caddell, writing at Murdoch’s own Fox News.com (http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/11/07/patrick-caddell-real-election-surprise-uprising-american-people.html), rightly observes that the US election represented an “uprising of the American people,” the new paradigm of mainstream America versus an “arrogant” political class “who usurp democracy.” He puts it thus:
“For more than two years the American people, in a great majority, from left to right, have been in revolt against the political class and the financial elites in America. It is a revolt with historic parallels, most closely resembling the Jacksonian revolution of the 1820s. It is an uprising. It is a peaceful uprising of a people who see a country in decline and see nothing but failure in the performance of their leadership institutions. And they have signaled their intent to take back their country and to reclaim their sovereignty.
Unfortunately, the analysts, the pollsters and most importantly the commentariat of the political class have never understood, and in fact are psychologically incapable of understanding what is happening. And for the entire cycle of this presidential campaign they have failed to grasp what was happening before their eyes – for it runs counter to everything they believe about themselves.
In truth, they are suffering from cognitive dissonance believing in their righteous superiority and are not capable of realizing that it is they who have become the adversary of the American people. And therefore they have been wrong, in this entire election cycle, every step of the way.
For them, American politics only began yesterday. They know little history and have no appreciation of the collective consciousness of the American people. Whether it is the campaign of Bernie Sanders, who came within a hair’s breadth of knocking out the coronated nominee of the Democratic establishment or on the other side, the emergence of the total outsider Donald Trump, the most improbable candidate of all. In truth, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, sucked from the same trough even if it was from opposite ends. But the critical point that is missed, by almost everyone, was that neither Sanders nor Trump created this uprising. They were chosen vehicles – they did not create these movements, these movements created them.”
That article was written on Monday November 7, 2016, in the US on the eve of the election, and thus shows insight lacking from mainstream journalists in Australia. In short, the chattering class don’t understand because they don’t want to understand, because they are indeed locked into their own ideological prisons. Have a brief look at YouTube, “Butt-Hurt Crying Hillary Voters Compilation,” and Gavin McInnes, “Celebrity Meltdowns” Taki Mag November 10, 2016, to get a sense of the delusional nature of the globalist shock troops.
The local university socialist group has left a leaflet on this community centre desk, urging all to attend an urgent meeting to discuss how Trump got elected, and what a bunch of pathetic losers in Australia can do about it.
Perhaps we will go to it, wearing our “Make Australia Great Again” caps!