Given the US election result, you might be in the mood for a joke; it goes like this.
Set Up: Which one of Australia’s biggest media bullies who pretends to moral outrage at the use of profanities has just broken their own rules.
Punchline: Andrew Bolt.
Yep, Australia’s ‘most read’ columnist calumnist, who howls like an offended snowflake when anybody swears in his presence or anywhere near him, began his column on the Trump victory with this classic line:
DONALD Trump’s win is the biggest “f— you” to all his enemies — the media, the politicians and Wall Street.
Don’t be so coy, Andrew. A f—ing 12-year-old can read those dashes. Why pretend you don’t like dropping the F-bomb?
Bolt goes on to write that the ‘whole world’ and ‘our political class’ has been given ‘a shock and a warning’.
The shock is easy to register and now it’s had time to really sink in, we can begin to process the meaning of it: Donald J Trump, billionaire and reality TV ‘star’ is the 45th President of the United States of America.
But what is this ‘warning’ that Dutchie is warning his readers about?
Stop bullying and patronising the silent majority or they will rise in terrible revolt.
It’s a pity that the worst types patronising bullies are often the last people to heed their own advice.
Like all good NewsCorpse writers, Bolt is wilfully blind to his own position in the media elite. He and they have to pretend that they are not part of the establishment, otherwise their wise words would just read like hypocrisy and cant.