June 26, 2005

THE LEFT, TURNING JASPANESE:

How the Left gets loonier (Andrew Bolt, 24jun05, Herald Sun)

FIRST they backed Saddam against his victims. Now our cultural elite backs terrorists against Douglas Wood, the Australian they kidnapped.

You say I exaggerate?

I reply: Andrew Jaspan.

Jaspan is editor-in-chief of The Age, Australia's most Left-wing daily newspaper, and on ABC radio on Wednesday said how "boorish" and "coarse" Wood was at his press conference this week when he called his captors "a---holes".

You might wonder whether Jaspan, the Englishman whose paper on that same day published a big picture on page one of naked girls from Big Brother, has the right to call anyone else "coarse".

But far more shocking was his apparent demand that Wood be more grateful to the men who'd snatched him, kicked him in the head, kept him blindfolded and bound for 47 days, shaved him bald, killed two of his colleagues, made him beg for his life, and -- says a fellow hostage from Sweden -- shot several other prisoners in front of him.


Posted by Orrin Judd at June 26, 2005 10:33 AM
Comments

Wood committed the unforgivable sin of apologizing to George W. Bush.

Posted by: L. Rogers at June 26, 2005 11:11 AM

And we are surprised because?

Posted by: obc at June 26, 2005 11:28 AM

Actually Wood was being generous by calling them a--holes.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at June 26, 2005 11:46 AM

Hey, our very own Andrew Bolt. He's no Steyn, but he's a breath of sanity an the sordidly leftist scum-hole that is our local media.

Posted by: Amos at June 26, 2005 12:31 PM
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