The fact is very few Australians know who Andrew Bolt is let alone read or listen to this puppet rants. He is simply a worker a talking head who climbed the News Corp seniority ladder as a dutiful ass-licker. A cog in Murdoch’s Corporate media empire that’s been poisoning Australia’s political and social discourse since the 70s when Rupert had his vision. That news or facts no longer mattered and he wasn’t in the business of providing it. He was in the business of controlling it, creating it for profit in the service of those that could pay. Ratings are his priority and selling them. Unfortunately in Australia that meant factless, and partisan social and political discourse for money.
Having constructive debates, rather than resorting to name-calling, is the way forward for a healthy political and social climate, writes Patrick Lukins.