Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Navy, lost at sea

A conservative government bashing our national broadcaster, our ABC, again. Who would have thunk it. Prime Minister Abbott says the ABC is on everyone's side except Australia's.

I too am a quite sceptical about our navy making refugees hold hot engine pipes and being burnt as they were towed back to Indonesia. The ABC reported the story and showed photos, but of course they could not verify the story and made that quite clear. Is The Abbott saying the allegation by the refugees should not have been reported? Our ABC just reported. It did not say the story was true and made it quite clear that the story was unverified.

It has been proved that our navy illegally went into Indonesian waters to return refugees. Australia has had to apologise to Indonesia. Our ABC has reported the matter, but ABC presenters' comments have been a little cynical and so they should be. The Abbott minions have mentioned rough seas and ship equipment failure for the incursion.

Come on. Do any of us really believe that in 2014 an Australian navy ship does not know exactly where it is?

14 comments:

  1. Just makes me mad to think about it. I like the ABC.

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    1. Diane, even non ABC watchers or listeners appreciate our ABC. Already an online campaign has begun in its defence.

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  2. Of course that ship knew exactly where it was. As for the rest of the story, I remain sceptical. Forcing men to hold scalding pipes? Hmmm.....

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    1. Pretty doubtful about the hot pipes River, for sure. But the gov ruined any defence by saying the ship did not know it was within Indonesian waters.

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  3. Media is the most powerful source but unfortunately not trustworthy. In my point of view I am sceptical about it.

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    1. Gosia, ABC is a tax payer funded media organisation but also independent from the government. It is a treasure that is not the mouth piece of the government but speaks the truth. But yes, generally media is not to be trusted.

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  4. My Mum told me not to believe everything I heard or read no matter how accurate it sounds!
    Another 8 cents a day person here
    Cathy

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    1. Well Cathy, I think it now may be a bit more than 8 cents, but very good value. It is not so hard to work out the bulldust. Think about who is speaking and their connections and their motives.

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  5. Honestly the only excuse would be that the navy ship must be from 18hundred something and even ...

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    1. Gattina, even then if they could see the starts, they would know exactly where they were.

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  6. Another example of the Govt trying to pull the wool over everyones eyes. Of course they Navy knew where they were, they don't have the latest tech for nothing.

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    1. Even a satellite phone could quickly tell them their location.

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  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6gouUO0Klw

    The ABC is more than just a left wing conspiracy. It broadcasts internationally, and provides a chance for people like the makers of Redfern now to get something off the ground. It brings us stuff from the Beeb we would otherwise never see... etc etc
    Howard was a cricket tragic, but Abbott does not like people to take sides ... definitely not a team player whether in lycra or speedos.

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    1. FC, I missed them this week. That was one of their best.

      Wait till Murdoch gets his hands on Australia TV. What garbage will he push out to our neighbours.

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