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Bigger Bolt, tighter nuts

While I don’t always agree with the things Andrew says I do warmly welcome his return to the Sunday morning TV schedule because I just love to see the counterpoint of his show compared to “Insiders” on a Sunday morning

click for source and the comment thread where the Guardian readers have coniptions

click for source and the comment thread where the Guardian readers have coniptions

Its amazing just how many of the left just about have kittens at the thought of Andrew on the airwaves , Gee anyone would think that the left can not stand any voices that come from a conservative view point…

Stay tuned Comrades

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36 Comments

  1. Richard Ryan says:

    Andrew Bolt——he’s the world’s first experiment in artificial stupidity——in short the “village idiot”—-imagine all his bloggers watching Bolt for 60 minutes, oh Andrew as they cry, piss on me,piss on me.

  2. GD says:

    It’s great to see that Bolta has proven to Channel 10 that he can attract viewers, so much so that Channel 10 has doubled his time slot from a half hour to a full hour.

    I remember when leftists on the Sandpit were decrying Bolta’s show, saying it wouldn’t last three months. That’s one more thing that leftists have gotten wrong.

    Why are leftists so concerned about a half hour, or one hour of TV on Channel 10, when they have the full swathe of tax-payer funded propoganda churned out by the ABC? Twenty four hours a day.

    Bolta’s report on Channel 10 is dependent upon ratings, unlike the socialist swill and anti-Australian sentiments currently being promoted by our tax-payer funded, left-wing ABC.

    If the leftist media had to rely on subscriptions for their funding, as opposed to tax-payer funded hand-outs, we’d never hear a whimper out of them.

    Instead, they rely on government subsidies to fund their socialist dreams, while all the time living in a capitalist society that they profess to abhor.

  3. Richard Ryan says:

    Bolt, and GD strumming on his guitar—“I only have eyes for you” Bolt is an imposter,a coward, a racist, and worst of all Dutch—oops I am racial profiling again. GD is an specialist on that—Muslims come to mind. I will be ringing around, and telling firms who advertise on his program, they are supporting racism, and war mongering—like you GD—I love direct action. I bet you be a f^ck-wit to meet at an Aussie- Bar-Cue. take a look at yourself in the mirror—got a face like a bag of spanners. How do you manage to get gigs, with that hideously ugly face.

  4. Joshua says:

    Good to see bolt back.

  5. Iain Hall says:

    Joshua
    Ray is still welcomed here even though he has taken a step back form the front-line of late. In any event if you don’t agree with his opinions then just ignore his comments

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    Of course Bolt attracts a large following. So did Pauline Hanson. So Does Fred Nile. And so did Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin Laden. All from a minority though. Bolt’s relative popularity among extremists proves nothing except that we have our share of hate-based irrational right wingers in this country too.

  7. Joshua says:

    Of course Bolt attracts a large following. So did Kevin Rudd and Juliar Gillard all from that dysfunctional Labor party. Bolt’s relative popularity is because he calls it as he’s sees it and the way it is. It’s just that some Labor/Greens wing nuts can’t see the forest for the trees.

  8. GD says:

    Of course Bolt attracts a large following

    All from a minority

    A large following…from a minority?

    It can’t be both. Bolta’s blog has the highest readership of any Australian political/current affairs blog. Most LNP voters agree or at least approve of his views.

    Far from being an extremist, he represents the majority that voted the current government into power.

    Watch and enjoy this video of him on the ABC:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-21/one-plus-one-andrew-bolt/5277006

    He presents as a clearly articulate, erudite and thoughtful person, unlike some commenters on this blog.

    Richard I’m looking at you. Thanks for the personal slander and insults you spewed at me merely because I have a different opinion to you.

  9. GD says:

    I will be ringing around, and telling firms who advertise on his program, they are supporting racism, and war mongering

    The Labor Party advertised on his program. However, I’m sure they’ll listen to you, Richard; you being so lucid and articulate. 😦

    Chances are they’ll laugh at you like the rest of us do. 🙂

  10. Iain Hall says:

    You are dead right about that show being a very good window into Bolt the man GD, rather than the sort of “monster” that Richard and Ray would have us believe Andrew to be.

  11. Ray Dixon says:

    A large following…from a minority? It can’t be both

    Of course it can be both, GD – are you having another logic fail? Another brain fade? Look, I’ll explain it in terms a 9-year old could follow:

    At the 1998 Federal Election approx 1 million people voted for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party. That’s a “large following” by anyone’s measure. But it’s still from a “minority” representing less than 10% of the electoral roll.

    And I’d suggest Bolt’s following is less than 10% of the adult population too. He only appeals to extreme right-wingers like you.

  12. Iain Hall says:

    Ray
    I think that you have made it clear that you do not actually ever read anything written by Andrew Bolt or watch his program so I would suggest your response is based almost entirely upon your general disdain for anyone who is not of the left politically rather than being an artefact you having read and digested any of his writing. For instance did you watch the One on One program that GD linked too?

  13. Ray Dixon says:

    No, Iain, my response to GD was based on logic, not on my political views. GD claims that Andrew Bolt represents “the majority that voted the current government into power”. He bases that ludicrous claim on the popularity of Bolt’s TV show & blog, but (as I have pointed out) that popularity/following only comes from a small minority of the population. GD’s claims that Bolt represents ALL coalition voters are totally unfounded, fanciful and a form of hero-worshipping. The reality is most people have no interest in Andrew Bolt and what he says or writes and it’s only the small minority of hardliners who support, follow and worship him.

    Btw, I don’t have a “general disdain for anyone who is not of the left politically”. People are entitled to their views and I don’t think any less of them just because they are less enlightened than I am. I pity them.

  14. Iain Hall says:

    Did you watch the One on One program Ray? and I note that you don’t deny that you never read or watch Bolt.
    That said Bolt is very widely read/heard and not just by the “extreme right” as you claim.

  15. Ray Dixon says:

    I couldn’t be bothered, Iain. I’ve heard enough from Bolt though to form an opinion on him. And in my opinion he’s of the extreme right (or at least wants to play to that audience) by going out of his way to bash Labor, the Greens and minority groups like Aborigines. Look, he’s just a freakin’ journalist earning (a rather good) living and I have no issues with that – he has a right to make money by being deliberately confrontational and controversial. So does Alan Jones. But it means his views and opinions should be taken with a grain of salt – ie not seriously. The only people who take him seriously are those who seek confirmation of their own opinions & prejudices, and I would estimate that to be far less than 10% of the general population. Yeah, they’re not all “extreme right” but most would be.

    (Oh, the other people who take him too seriously are those bloggers who dedicate their lives to proving him “intellectually dishonest”. Thankfully, I’m not one of those. I take what Bolt says like this: WATER. DUCK. BACK.)

  16. Iain Hall says:

    Ray
    If you can’t be bothered to engage with the source material then how can your opinion have any substance?

  17. Grace says:

    For some time I have looked in on the Sandpit but have never made comment, but today I just can’t help myself. I can’t believe that someone would comment on here or other similar sites without first looking into the topic, in this case, watching a program about Mr Bolt.

    From what I have seen over sometime it is a pattern by Mr Dixon who seems to have something to say about everything and always in contradiction of everyone else, wether sensible, rational or not. I guess that’s why I now take his comments with a grain of salt.

  18. Ray Dixon says:

    Iain, the only opinion I’ve expressed here is that Bolt’s following is from the minority audience he plays to. Whether or not I “engage with the source material” (whatever that means) is immaterial to the substance of my opinion on Bolt’s so-called popularity.

  19. GD says:

    Bolt’s following is from the minority audience he plays to

    Ray you’re mistaken about Bolt’s so-called ‘minority audience’.

    Andrew Bolt hosts a now one hour TV program, the show has been running for three years.

    He also has numerous spots on radio with Steve Price and others.

    In addition to this, he writes two columns a week for the Melbourne Herald Sun and the Sydney Telegraph.

    I’d suggest his reach is farther than you imagine or fear.

    Given that the majority, and I repeat, the majority, of the population voted for a conservative government, your claim that Bolt’s approval rating is limited to right wing extremists is laughable.

    Get your head out of the sand.

  20. Ray Dixon says:

    GD, the relative popularity of Bolt’s media work does not prove he is supported/followed by the majority of voters. You only need a few hundred thousand viewers or readers to be successful in that field. Get it? That’s a few hundred thousand out of about 12 million registered Aussie voters – a very small minority. Get your own head out of the sand because the simple reality is he’s just a bloody journalist, ie he’s in a profession that is one of the least trusted and respected by most people, according to countless surveys. Your contention that he represents majority views & opinions is totally without foundation and is merely your lopsided opinion/wishful thinking.

  21. Iain Hall says:

    Ray
    just as you are mistaken about Bolt being “far right” you are mistaken about the nature of those who read or listen to his opinions he is generally quite moderate, a believer and advocate for a race blind world where people are treated equally regardless of their ethnicity. Now while I agree that journalists are not the most respected profession Bolt is not a journalist, he is a columnist and opinion writer.

  22. richard ryan says:

    Is that Bolt with his head in the sand——getting a “flesh injection” from his buddy (American lingo for mate) Rupert Murdoch..

  23. GD says:

    Is that Bolt with his head in the sand

    No, Richard, it’s you waiting to greet your Muslim overlords when sharia law is enforced..

  24. Ray Dixon says:

    Bolt is not a journalist, he is a columnist and opinion writer.

    Yes, he’s in pretty much the same game as Alan Jones, and that group of shock-jocks/media players is even less admired, trusted and respected than regular journos. I think they’re even lower down the list than used car salesmen. Honestly Iain, you (and especially GD) give him far too much credit. Bolt is simply in the game of attracting attention and making a good living. Good for him, but when you put him on a pedestal and point to his opinions as some kind of great, guiding truth, it’s laughable mate.

  25. Iain Hall says:

    Once again Ray I suggest that you actually listen to him on the radio or watch his show and you will see just how unlike a “shock jock” he is

  26. Iain Hall says:

    GD

    No, Richard, it’s you waiting to greet your Muslim overlords when sharia law is enforced..

    Close but not quite, that’s Richard AFTER greeting his Muslim overlords, his head is out of the shot to the left (naturally)

  27. richard ryan says:

    Bolt is a Uni. drop-out, went to Holland to sow tulips.

  28. Grace says:

    Very disappointing to see that a comment that I posted here in good faith yesterday has been removed. Is this a closed boys club only? Bolt is so far removed from being a shock-jock even an un-educated person could see and hear that, another reason some people when they make comments should view the material they are commenting on first.

    Mr Bolt has a huge following and is highly respected by his peers, many envious of his smooth and unique un-ruffled presentation style.

    Love the photo GD, really says it all.

  29. GD says:

    that’s Richard AFTER greeting his Muslim overlords, his head is out of the shot to the left (naturally)

    Ha ha! 🙂 of course, beheaded and buggered!

    Richard could change the lyrics of this classic song to

    ‘Beheaded, Buggered and Bewildered’

  30. Ray Dixon says:

    I will concede Iain, that he’s not as extreme as Alan Jones. Not quite as arrogant and redneck, although just as opinionated. But then again, that’s like saying Mussolini was not as extreme as Hitler. Face it, Bolt’s of the far, far right. And not worth taking seriously.

  31. GD says:

    that’s like saying Mussolini was not as extreme as Hitler

    Ray, that’s the second time you’ve gone the full Hitler in this thread 😦

    he is generally quite moderate, a believer and advocate for a race blind world where people are treated equally regardless of their ethnicity

    Precisely, Iain.

    he’s of the extreme right…by going out of his way to bash …minority groups like Aborigines

    Ray, point to one article, just one, even one article that shows Bolt ‘bashing’ Aborigines. You can’t can you?

    That’s because Andrew Bolt, like Tony Abbott, is a staunch supporter of indigenous self-determination and betterment, unlike leftists who want Aborigines to remain as ‘museum pieces‘ rather than contributing members of our 21st Century society.

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/we-are-not-museum-pieces-elders-blast-greens-crusader-bob-brown/story-fnda1bsz-1226444934302

  32. Richard Ryan says:

    ” History will label Hitler as one of the great men of the century as far as the German people are concerned he said ‘Hitler has proved himself a great man and a tireless worker he dragged his nation from bankruptcy and revolution”–Sir Robert Menzies.

  33. GD says:

    Richard, Menzies said that prior to WW2 and before Hitler had perpetrated his atrocities against humanity. But you knew that didn’t you? You just wanted to slander Menzies and the Liberal Party.

    Epic fail, perhaps you should go back and sing your welcome song to your muslim overlords….’Beheaded, Buggered and Bewildered’.

    You are clearly on the wrong side of history.

  34. Ray Dixon says:

    Ray, point to one article, just one, even one article that shows Bolt ‘bashing’ Aborigines. You can’t can you?

    I don’t have to, GD. The Federal Court has already done that.

    Now why don’t you stop your fawning defence of your media idol and hero Andrew Bolt? He’s just someone making money out of what he does. He’s not the Messiah, he’s just a very naughty boy.

  35. Iain Hall says:

    Ray
    we both know that the court case against Bolt was far from being at all impartial or fair, it was a cheap a tawdry attempt to address the hurt feelings and the vanity of several “professional” aboriginals. that they “won” is an affront to any notion of justice and an affront to any notion of free speech in this country.
    That said neither GD or myself see Bolt as the Messiah and on the naughtiness spectrum he hardly rates either.

  36. Ray Dixon says:

    I’ve done talking about him, Iain. Bolt talks enough to defend himself and I really don’t get why anyone would do his (further) bidding for him.

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