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After catastrophically misreading the national sentiment heading into the 2022 Federal Election, Australia’s saturating conservative media appears to be completely without purpose.
With the proud Christian autocrat Scott Morrison sitting on the backbench for the rest of his career, a mere shadow of the corporate shill he once was, the fierce free-speech defenders at Sky News and the Murdoch rags have no one hero-worship.
Even their beloved 2nd-string Prime Minister Frydenberg lost his seat to an assertive woman who doesn’t answer to the mining lobby or banking sector, and the 3rd-string Prime Minister Christian Porter kind of disappeared into the night after putting a nail into the coffin of the Australian Liberal Party.
With a limping an un-electable Peter Dutton now taking the reins in opposition, the shock jocks and culture war mongerers have no one left that they can point to as a shining example of their redneck populism.
It’s for this reason that Australia’s conservative columnists have to reluctantly nail their flag to a group of seven Brown men who play that heathen working class game.
However, Murdoch puppets like Paul Murray are today confused as to which athletes they should be supporting. The Manly footballers citing religious beliefs in their boycott against the NRL pride jersey – or the Australian netball side who are boycotting a Hancock Prospecting sponsor over yet-to-be condemned comments made by Gina Rinehart’s father who openly advocated for the genocide of Aboriginal people.
Exhausted and confused, Paul Murray has today called Rupert Murdoch to freshen up on the culture wars talking points.
“Okay. So anti-gay is brave?” he asked his New York-based overlord.
“And anti-genocide is woke? Yeah yeah. I get that. We can’t have Gina looking like a villain, she keeps the lights on around here haha”
“But are you sure you want us to get in bed with a bunch of… Polynesians? You know that some of these guys are immigrants right?”
“Ohhh that’s right. Christians haha. I get it. We can be fair-weather friends with them. As long as these silly fobs avoid the Black Lives Matter stuff right?”
“Got it. I’ll pass it around. Man I hope these stupid women go broke and lose their jobs over this loyalty to their Aboriginal team mates. How funny would that be”
MORE TO COME.