Julian Burnside: “The Malaysian Solution provoked another bout of amnesia. Both major parties have forgotten the spectacular cost to taxpayers of trafficking people to other countries, whether it is Malaysia or Nauru. Not to mention the pointless cruelty of it all.”
Sarah Hanson-Young: “The Australian Greens have condemned the Malaysian Solution reached today which will involve sending up to 800 people, including unaccompanied children, to an unknown fate.”
If Tony did sue Julian for a mistake he has apologized for I might add and you supported him, wouldn’t you Miranda be the hypocrite considering your whole outrage over Andrew Bolt’s case? If Bolt had apologized to the people he wrongly defamed he wouldn’t of got into the legal mess he did, Julian has done so, so what right does Abbott have to sue? And why is it that if one lefty does something bad, we are all that way? Hitler was a “righty” and I don’t argue all conservatives want to commit genocide. You know what is hypocritical, someone who suffered her own Twitter gaffe going after someone for doing the same thing. She never apologized for her “rogering gerbils” comment, and I don’t think she should but why should Julian Burnside have to be careful of his words if Miranda never is?
Does Godwin’s law apply if I’m saying conservatives aren’t like Hitler? I think I’m good.
I don’t think this issues is separated by left/right lines, more like free speech vs media regulation. Many so called “lefties” have been worrying over the implications the ruling has on free speech, Guy Rundle and Dr Tad to name a few. But for Miranda, any excuse to take a pot shot at her ideological opponents will do.