Strike! Strike!: and why Peter Roebuck is a twat

The Herald editors are complicit in allowing his nonsense to be published.

I won’t be providing any link love, but Roebuck’s latest column on Herald online is a piece of erroneous culture-war mongering, welfare bashing rubbish thinly disguised  as a list of the best cricketing poms since 1964.Roebuck’s columns about cricket are normally enough to rile me (don’t read it Joel, look away… nooooo) but now he has used an article nominally about cricket to suggest that Marie Bashir comes from ‘the Lebanon’ (Wikipedia has her born in Narrandera. In NSW.), whilst ‘welfare rorters’ should be locked up on Christmas Island, Australia’s skills shortage is caused by inertia in the Department of Immigration and anyone with diverse views on Australia’s form of governance should depart.

Oh, and the English think that Australia is over-regulated. Peter’s just sayin’.

Roebuck’s distaste for a little fact checking might be understandable, given some of the information easily cross checked about his own attitude towards young people in his charge. But why the Herald continues to publish this loon is unbelievable.

As of today, I am on strike from the Sydney Morning Herald. This column was the last straw (of many. I’ve been patient.). It will be difficult, but I’ll just have to get my storm updates from the ABC, who seem to be doing an outstanding job in their coverage.

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One response to “Strike! Strike!: and why Peter Roebuck is a twat

  1. thanks for saving me the time it would otherwise have taken to read you post. with the why-peter-roebuck-is-a-twat title, i don’t have to read it: i just know i’m going to agree. keep up the good work.

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