Dedicated to that fearless band of self-righteous, self-anointed Australian journalists and media commentators who never stoop to defend what they write; who never hold themselves to the same standards they demand of others; who treat their own political prejudices as self-evident truths; who seem to consider facts as mere conveniences to be used or dispensed with according to the situation; who have turned their newspapers into cowards' castles from which they libel free markets and freely attack those marked as ideological enemies; who falsely parade as guardians of the "Public's Right to Know". And who apparently treat with utter contempt the honourable view that journalists should never write that which they are not prepared to defend.
Of course, it will be argued by some that we are revealing our own prejudices by only picking on leftist journalists. Our answer is threefold: (a) it is left-wing journalists who dominate the media; (b) our criticisms are based on facts and a careful reading of what the journalist has written; (c) any journalist who is criticised has full right of reply. As expected, no journalist has challenged our facts or tried to refute our conclusions. Though we have been insulted and even threatened with legal action, the main tactic has been to ignore us in the hope that we will go away. We won't.
Such is the Left's grip on the Australian media that any young person with strong conservative views or an ardent belief in market economics can forget about a career in journalism. (Unless you are naive enough to believe that journalists who admire Stalinists* would put anti-socialists on the payroll). This appalling situation has only come about because media owners have, for whatever reason, largely ceded control of their publications to leftist journalists.
*The likes of Adams, Wynhausen, Trinca, Woodley and Bowden raise an important question: Why are so many Australian journalists sympathetic to people who would have turned their countries into Stalinist concentration camps? And can such journalists really be trusted with news and commentary?