Andrew Bolt spits the dummy, takes his toys and goes home

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But the accusation bruised Bolt so badly he stayed at home the following day, presumably clutching a security blanket.

In her comments Marcia Langton actually referred to Justice Bromberg’s judgement delivered in September 2011.

[The plaintiffs] Were reasonably likely, in all the circumstances, to have been offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated by the imputations conveyed by the newspaper articles

— JUDGMENT, Bromberg J, Federal Court of Australia, Eatock v Bolt , 28th September, 2011

i.e. the conditions necessary for a finding that a racist act had been committed had been proven.

We are still waiting two years later for the eminent judge to be the subject of a dummy spit.

And Mike Carlton expressed it beautifully

Now let’s see what Bolt wrote in his very own column.

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andrewbolt4Now after Price and Bolt had finished bullying Marcia Langton on air along came listener “Warren”.

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Remember Bolt likes to portray himself as a champion of “free speech”. Guess that means free speech only for him and his kind.

For instance he had this to say about Indigenous academic Dr Misty Jenkins (as quoted by Paul Barry)

She (Professor Langton) then talked about her colleague Dr Misty Jenkins, whom Bolt had described in a previous column as “a blonde and pale science PhD who calls herself Aboriginal”

Errr…Misty Jenkins is Aboriginal

Now Bolt might be interested to know that it is not just Indigenous people who are offended by his words and their implications about Misty Jenkins.

And full marks to “Warren” for expressing our thoughts.

Source

Andrew Bolt: his rights our freedom

Repealing Section 18C – when the platform is not equal then freedom is stifled

Q&A Monday 10 March, 2014
Vilification, Discrimination & Defamation

Professor Marcia Langton made a couple of telling points on Monday night’s Q&A

MARCIA LANGTON: Well, I find it very difficult to agree with your Government’s proposition on this matter, Senator Brandis. One only has to look at, say, the code of behaviour with the NRL or the AFL and, you know, with – if you have your way and you repeal section 18C, the place where people of colour, like myself and unfortunately this is never going to be the case, will feel safe from racial abuse is on an AFL team or in the NRL and everywhere else in society, where there are not such codes of behaviour we’ll be targets. And it’s not true that this, in my opinion, that the simple argument about freedom of speech applies in this case because there is also, I believe, a right of people like myself to feel free from racial discrimination and especially from racial vilification in public speech and publication.

Watch the whole segment here