Fake Indian Ward Churchill seen smiling.
This is what happens when the rule of law hinges upon political expediency. In an age where free speech meant exactly that, Mr.Bolt wouldn’t even to have bothered with a lawsuit from these whiners, their case would have been thrown out by any number of judges.
Now that the PC crowd have infiltrated every tier of government and bureaucracy, these totalitarians are emboldened and protected in their witch hunts of people who dare to disagree with them and their policies. Andrew Bolt was just tied to the stake and burnt. KGS
Andrew Bolt loses racial vilification court case
Columnist Andrew Bolt outside the Federal Court in Melbourne after being found guilty of breaching the Racial Discrimination Act. Picture: Trevor PinderSource: Herald Sun
A court has found News Limited columnist Andrew Bolt breached the Racial Discrimination Act.
HERALD Sun columnist Andrew Bolt has lost an action brought in the Federal Court in which the columnist was accused of breaching the Racial Discrimination Act.
Bolt was found to have contravened Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Nine aboriginal applicants brought a class-action against Bolt and the Herald and Weekly Times claiming Bolt wrote they sought professional advantage from the colour of their skin.
There were cheers and applause in the court when Justice Mordecai Bromberg read out his verdict.
He found that “fair-skinned Aboriginal people (or some of them) were reasonably likely, in all the circumstances, to have been offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated by the imputations conveyed in the newspaper articles” published in the Herald Sun.
In a brief statement outside the Melbourne court after the judgment, Bolt said “This is a terrible day for freedom of speech in this country.”
“It is particularly a restriction on the freedom of all Australians to discuss multiculturalism and how people identify themselves,” he said.
“I argued then and I argue now that we should not insist on differences between us but focus instead on what unites us as human beings.”
The Herald and Weekly Times, publisher of the Herald Sun, has not confirmed whether it will appeal the decision. The judge ordered parties to confer on on relief, which is expected to include a declaration by the publisher that the HWT and Bolt contravened section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
My initial response to the judgement was one of dismay and disbelief. The nine plaintiffs identify themselves as aborigines and the only thing that matters is whether the wider community accept you as one of them,
In which case they are in a position to use their claimed and accepted ethnic identity to pursue careers representing the wider aboriginal community in spite of their non-aboriginal features and light skin.
Andrew Bolt accused them by name of using their claimed aboriginal descent to further their careers.
The crime of Andrew Bolt was to excite offence in these people; there was no attempt to rebut his claim, nor offer evidence to rebut the content of his articles.
This is a matter of great concern as it is a direct attack on the fundamental prinicpal of freedom speech which previous generations fought and died for.
By the way, Andrew Bolt is widely read by the Australian public and the Herald Sun know that he boosts their circulation ‘big time’.
He will continue to present his commentary and news coverage from a non left perspective.
They picked on the wrong man.
This is bad! I’m very sorry for Bolt. Is he going to fight it or is this it?
The left hate Andrew Bolt because he calls them out and exposes their hypocrisy.
The Herald and Weekly Times have two weeks to appeal to the High Court of Australia. It will not be Andrew Bolt’s call.
I have only lived in Australia for seven years but it didn’t take me long to realise that the country has its fair share of hypocrites . Some people seem to jump on the ( i’m
a sixteenth Aborigini ) band wagon when it suits them . These same people express themselves and give their opinons ,but when they hear something that they don’t like
all of a sudden we are racist.