Apparently the Stump has offended a reader with the Stump's habit of mmm...shall we say descriptive terminology when discussing things, people, organisations that annoy, repulse, sadden us. Intriguing because the said “annoyed” comments over at the RAB Experience rather than here which seems to be taking the non-confrontational approach a bit far in this instance.
Oh well, the Stump has never made any pretence at being politically correct and/or overly polite and mostly the blog is the Stumps opinion of the day (which may change tomorrow, so pay attention). Where actual facts are concerned, the Stump does try to be correct and will always correct a post if proven factually incorrect. A Stumpy opinion on the other hand is a constantly changing creature, fed on years of obnoxious right wing leanings with a healthy distain of authority or others who think they have the right to f*ck in other peoples lives.
However, in a very VERY pale imitation of the Stump’s writing heroes (Try PJ O’Rouke, The Melbourne Truth, Andrew Bolt) the stump reserves the right to call a worm a worm and spade a smelly, maggot ridden carcass.
Personally it is the Stumps “OPINION” that Indonesian Media is far too polite particularly when challenging obviously critically bizarre statements from public figures. Look at the repugnantly easy ride that the various conspiracy loons are getting in the aftermath of the bombing from some sections of the media. Don’t get it wrong, the Stump supports free speech even from loons but the media has an obligation to challenge these twits and make them look the fools they are. In fact, in a democracy the media has an obligation to be critical, questioning and hard arse, they are after all the front line of defence for the people. The Alternative is eventually opinion is not allowed and people are under threat for mere thoughts.
As for Politicians, the Stump comes from a background where all politicians are at best purely on this earth as media fodder and to be used as such, it’s the only way to keep the buggers honest. Unfortunately it would seem the culture of “born to rule” is too readily accepted by both the Politicians and the media in this country..(Seriously..Did anyone watch the Presidential Debates?) and how on Earth does one get away with saying “SWINE FLU cannot exist in Indonesia it’s too hot” without serious guffaws from the media.
MEANWHILE HAVE FUN IN THE LO BROW ...Nearly time for crack at the those other thought police, the climate change cultists.. You know the ones who turn a pretty colour purple when you say "Excuse me I have a question on this climate change thingy"?....