Apologies – I was so mesmerised by ‘Send in the clowns’ that I forgot the Bloopers.
‘Now just imagine the reaction here in Australia if a comparable number of farmers had been brutally murdered by squatters intent on driving them off their land.’ Tony Abbott on Mr Dutton and white South African farmers.
The Saturday Paper, March 24-30, 2018.
Some Australians may have a similar view about murders committed by squatters.
Laura Ingraham of Fox News had tweeted that David Hogg, who had survived the most recent school shooting, had been ‘Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.)’
On Thursday, Ingraham tweeted an apology.
‘Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA,’ she wrote, ‘incl[uding] David Hogg. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.
‘For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how ‘poised’ he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion.’
The Guardian, I April, 2018
Ms Ingraham may have attended the same Twitter school as the light of the life of Fox News. In America it is par for the course to invoke Christ, or Holy Week, in the course of a crude political stunt. She took a week off after this one. Sky News is bad – but Fox News is a curse.