So Marie Dea, you found it to be “an honest …

Comment on Pilger’s polemic fails Australia and Aborigines by Wombat.

So Marie Dea, you found it to be “an honest and factual portrayal of indigenous individuals”?
Well then you obviously have not met many Aborigines. Many of them are like Rosalie Kunoth-Monks (a former Utopian) who are doing very well.
Why did Pilger carefully select the poorest of the poor to base his “documentary” on? You further say: “It was all based upon fact.” It simply was not, even if you say so. While he may have taken some “facts” he took them out of context.
As for another one of your “nuggets of wisdom” – “The truth hurts” well sensational distortions of which people like Pilger are masters of also hurt.
To answer your question about Amnesty, simply finding two (or more people) who agree with each is not truth; it is simply agreeing with each other. When Amnesty have traveled to places in the NT, there are led around by the radical victim brigade, much like what happens when the UN Rapporteur visits.
They all love to then say the easy but empty words “This is appalling”. Ignorant but predictable victim brigade mindset.

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Pilger’s polemic fails Australia and Aborigines
Thank you Matt. The review you posted slipped past my radar. It contains some good stuff. I am sure Pilger would love our new “Australian of the year” who is so self-righteous in that he is ashamed to be an Australian.


Pilger’s polemic fails Australia and Aborigines
Brian Marsh, in your crack at Dave Price, he is not saying that Pilger is the “the cause of Aboriginal disadvantage” as you would have us believe.
As far as “blood on their hands,” when you have [people] like Pilger distorting reality to give the impression that the government and the past are to blame for all the problems these people are facing, then yes, blood is definitely on their hands.


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