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Mainstream Media and ‘Controversial’ Views

29 July 2022

2.7 MINS

If you want to understand just how far left the Australian mainstream media is, consider this article in The Age newspaper about newly endorsed Victorian Liberal candidate Moira Deeming.

Ms Deeming has been chosen to replace dumped Liberal MP Bernie Finn in the contest for the upper house Western Metropolitan Region seat in the state election.

The headline in Friday’s paper read:

“Liberals choose councillor with controversial trans views.”

Really? What were her controversial views?

Brace yourself.

Deeming once dared to suggest, as a City of Melton councillor, that separate bathrooms be created for transgendered people as a “civil compromise” to the debate on bathrooms.

Whoa! Talk about extreme right-wing nut job! (That was sarcasm, obviously)


But wait. She has even more controversial views.

According to The Age,

The teacher and mother of four was elected to the council on a platform that included: “I will never support rates being used to promote radical policies like banning Australia Day, drag queen storytimes for toddlers, or letting biological males who identify as female use female toilets and change rooms.”

So according to The Age, it is now controversial to support Australia Day, it is controversial to baulk at the thought of men dressed as slutty women reading stories to your kids, and it is controversial to think women deserve safe spaces in toilets away from biological men.

If those positions are considered far right by the Australian media, God help us.

Majority View

Of course, readers of The Age disagree with me. They agreed wholeheartedly that Deeming is a dangerous radical.

One reader wrote:

“The Victorian Liberal Party is quite simply unfit to even be considered for Government whilst they select individuals like this one. Not sure what percentage of the population share her views.”

Actually, outside of the lunatic bubble who read The Age, the overwhelming majority of the population share Deeming’s views.

It is precisely for this reason that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promised before the election that he was “not woke”.

And it is for this reason that senior Labor MP Bill Shorten moved quickly last week to fix Medicare forms that referred to “birthing parent” rather than “mother”.

Matthew Guy and Daniel Andrews

Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy (left) with Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews.

Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy might like to stop reading The Age and pay attention to normals, as Mr Albanese and Mr Shorten seem to have been doing.

Mr Guy, who recently announced a climate policy even further to the left than his left-leaning opponents, used up enormous political capital to disendorse outspoken MP Bernie Finn.

Mr Finn’s sin was to have spoken publicly against abortion. You just know what The Age would think of that!

But it seems local Liberal Party members don’t read The Age.

They responded by selecting Ms Deeming from 10 candidates to replace Mr Finn in what can only be interpreted as a massive rebuke to Mr Guy who, as it turned out, burned all that political goodwill for nothing.


Returning to the pages of The Age newspaper, readers pointed out the real problem with the State Liberal Party. See if you can detect a common theme here:

“The out of control Right wing religious fanatics are still in power in the Victorian Liberal Party!”


“The Liberal Party has chosen a path it thinks will strike a chord in Melbourne’s Bible Belt. It has already forgotten the recent electoral spanking that Gods Chosen One got. Instead of divisive unproductive hate, bigotry, and intolerance it should be uniting us, Victorians prefer it.”


“Would appear that the Libs have learnt nothing about church and church like involvement in secular politics.”

Those damn Christians seeking to impose their divisive, unproductive, hateful, bigoted, intolerant views on fair-minded Victorians.

Most Victorians, according to readers of The Age, just want to be left alone to erase women, corrupt children and undermine national pride without being bullied by Bible-thumping weirdos.

And if the Victorian Liberal leader has his way, decent Victorians will have no other choice.


Originally published at The James Macpherson Report.

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Photo by Jason South.


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