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George Christensen’s Podcast and the Political Pile-On

21 January 2022

3.4 MINS

Is there justified uproar about the podcast interview by George Christensen on the topic of coronavirus vaccines? Let us examine the facts.

Federal MP for Queensland George Christensen’s podcast Conservative One is back, but not everyone is happy about it.

In his new series called Pandemic Unmasked, Christensen interviews Dr Robert Malone and Dr Peter McCullough. But because both experts have voiced criticism of blanket vaccine mandates and raised concern about the safety profile of mRNA vaccines for the young and healthy, Christensen faced fury in Canberra this week.

Political Pushback

Speaking to reporters, Opposition leader Anthony Albanese said of the podcast, “it is promoting vaccine hesitancy, it is promoting activity which is a danger to people’s health.”

“Mr Morrison should have kicked George Christensen out of his government by now,” Labor Senator Penny Wong tweeted, in remarks that were echoed by talking heads in the legacy media.

Not one to waste an opportunity for an insult, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd complained that “this anti-vaccine nut job” was allowed to “remain in [Morrison’s] political party propping up his government”.

“Listen to the Experts” — except when they don’t match the narrative?

Had Christensen’s critics listened to the Pandemic Unmasked series, they would have learned that both Malone and McCullough are some of the most qualified medical experts in the world.

Robert Malone is an internationally recognised scientist — a virologist, immunologist, and molecular biologist who has more than thirty years of experience in vaccines. Malone was part of the team that discovered and patented mRNA vaccine technology, having ten patents in his name. His publications have been cited some 7,000 times.

Peter McCullough is a consultant cardiologist with over 1000 publications, making him the most published scientist in the history of his field. He is also Vice Chief of Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and one of America’s leading physicians on the early treatment of COVID-19.

Tilting at Strawmen

It is clear from their interview that neither Malone, McCullough nor Christensen are ‘anti-vaxx’.

But this didn’t stop the Canberra press pack and the political pile-on. Prime Minister Scott Morrison quickly felt the effects of the faux-outrage and sought to distance himself from the matter.

“Don’t listen to George Christensen,” he told cameras. “He’s not a doctor. He can’t tell you what to do with vaccines… He is allowed to speak his mind, but Australians shouldn’t be listening to him.”

As Dave Pellowe put it in The Spectator this week:

On Wednesday a ‘journalist’ asked the Prime Minister, ‘Why have you allowed him the freedom…?’

A so-called journalist wanted to know why the leader of the government allowed a popularly elected Member of Parliament to: question the status quo (like a journalist should); survey and publish alternative views of concerned, eminently qualified experts (like a journalist should); and to critique the excesses of governments and bureaucracies around the nation (like a journalist should)…

George Christensen has become a litmus test, a gauge revealing the character and integrity of those who comment on him. Do they blow with the winds of populism, or do they hold fast to the first principles which should have guided us all through the initial unknowns of the Wuhan Flu?

The same day, Morrison told the media that he was ‘discussing’ George Christensen’s Committee Chairman role with Barnaby Joyce. By the afternoon, Christensen had announced that he intends to “stand down as the chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth,” adding that it was “a decision of my own making and not a demand or request from any third party”.

Dying Democracy

Disappointed in the antics in Canberra this week, another Queensland Senator weighed in. Gerard Rennick posted on Facebook:

You know free speech and genuine debate is dead in this country when an elected official cannot express a valid opinion that is actually based on credible information without being piled on by the jackals in the media and his own government.

Why is it okay for politicians to tell people to “take the jab” but it’s not okay for politicians to say “don’t take the jab”?

As I’ve pointed out on numerous occasions there are serious quality assurance issues around the Pfizer trials for children (and adults for that matter).

Genuine Concerns

Rennick’s post was accompanied by an image that captured the irony. It quoted Scott Morrison urging Australians, “Go to the credible sources of information on vaccines, and George Christensen is not one of them.” Directly following were words taken directly from the World Health Organisation’s website:

There are currently no efficacy or safety data for children below the age of 12 years. Until such data are available, individuals below 12 years of age should not be routinely vaccinated.

As I wrote earlier this week:

The Pfizer vaccine trial, which is not testing enough children below the age of 12 to detect rare adverse events, is scheduled for completion in May 2023. In other words, children who take the Pfizer vaccine before this date are effectively part of the drug trial.

Christensen doesn’t have to be an expert in vaccines for you to listen to his podcast. His most prominent guests are — and they have a lot of sensible things to say that should be engaged with, not censored.

To listen to Pandemic Unmasked, visit George Christensen’s website here.


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  1. Wendy Tucker 21 January 2022 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you sincerely for reporting truth and facts. The lies from Leaders and Media are being exposed and the truth is finally being revealed! These reports have been published many times over and by many others who are genuinely concerned for our future.
    Not against vaccines that have been proven in the past but against control.
    Heartbreaking to know of some and hearing from others who have been deeply affected both physically and emotionally by the vaccines and the after effects they have caused and will continue to cause in the future. We could almost say we have a pandemic of FEAR!
    May God help the next generation.

  2. Clare Parslow 21 January 2022 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    There has to be a stop to this political push to silence, dismiss and or discipline anyone who disagrees with their chosen unproven unsubstantiated narrative about how to arrest the spread of Covid, we know from history that collaboration of the worlds to expertise in the field is the quickest and safest way to achieve the best solution!

  3. Stephen Lewin 21 January 2022 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    The media misinformation , government faulty narrative persisting despite truth piercing the dark fear laded statements , the coercion and excessive harassment and bullying etc especially of Aboriginal men women and their families in multiplied situations in Northern and Central Australia and in fact across the continent beggars belief as many a tear is shed , evidence is being collated , with the purpose of correcting the oppressor and relieving the oppressed. We pray that day is coming quicker than it would seem at this time. Nevertheless we stay the course , and press on .

  4. Vivienne Williams 22 January 2022 at 10:28 am - Reply

    It is amazing that most governments across the world are still pushing, almost forcing a medical experiment on people. It most definitely is forcing when a person is refused their employment if they have not taken part. I have willingly taken so many vaccines, but will not be having this one until I see honest reporting and accountability. Little wonder there are so many theories, because there are so many experts with a different opinion being silenced. Trust the science, we all know science changes frequently and this science is coming from computer analysis, analysis of information that too was formulated because it was all new and unknown.

  5. Sylvia Huxham 23 January 2022 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Well Said -Thanks Kurt ! This message must be said again and again and again! and then acted on -by those who have been chosen to speak by actions words and deeds .Your encouragement will be treasured by many in the faith as they continue in faith to do what God has called them to do in this hour, and this season.

  6. Kim Dodwell 24 January 2022 at 11:44 am - Reply

    May George Christensen’s integrity and courage be highly contagious!! Let’s begin to live by principles again, rather than fear Australia 🇦🇺❤️

  7. Peter 25 January 2022 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Thank goodness for a Kurt Mahlburg and a Christian ‘site’ prepared to publish fearless common sense. I have followed both Dr Malone and Dr McCullough for some time now, and even admit to have regularly listened to ‘Bannon’s Warroom’, where I first heard mention of these experts.

  8. Jane 6 February 2022 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    grateful for Mr Christensen having the courage of his convictions. If the ” science” to support the safety and efficacy of the Covid vaccines is robust then it should be able to withstand scrutiny and public debate and there would be no need for suppression and censorship and the hysterical calls for Christensen to be silenced.

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