One of the things that bothers me the most about election time is the loss of reason and responsibility by both politicians and much of the media that seems to be considered acceptable collateral damage.
The odious Peter Dutton continued to remind many why he is unfit for any role in government with his most recent ignorant and somewhat contradictory remarks about refugees. I don’t want to give too much oxygen to those comments, as the main intention of them was to keep people talking about asylum seeker policy to distract from the government’s disastrous economic record and indefensible budget.
I was also saddened by the case of Duncan Storrar. The man who dared ask a question on Q & A was subsequently pursued and nationally vilified by the Murdoch Press with no thought for the potential impact on his wellbeing.
The irony of a multinational company like News Corp- that basically pays no tax- running a story about Duncan Storrar not paying tax would have been pretty funny if it wasn’t just one of a series of attack articles covering many aspects of his history.
After keeping his head down for a few days, Storrar bravely raised it again and posted an online response, which asked some pretty good questions. I don’t imagine News Corp will have the decency to respond with any type of sorrow for their actions, but I would hope that the attack dogs have had enough and hopefully he is left alone from now on.