Andrew Bolt is a Bloody Aussie Legend

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Watching The Bolt Report on Sunday mornings makes me very, very happy. I enjoy the cheeky, knowledgeable grin on Andrew Bolt’s face, a grin which says that he knows exactly what he is doing. (Disclaimer: I don’t know him from a bar of soap, so all of this is speculation.) He knows that he is presenting political commentary which is well informed but quite openly biased. He knows that everybody who watches his show can discern almost immediately on which side of the fence he sits, and make up their own minds. He knows that he is being just as biased to the right as the ABC is to the left, but he has no qualms admitting this bias.

4903055152_5ea714ebb4_Andrew-bolt-newspaperThis is in contrast to the front of independence and impartiality behind which the ABC pretends to hide, while their left wing worldview permeates everything they do. When you listen to or read Andrew Bolt, you are immediately struck by the beautiful sense of freedom a man possesses when says what he means and means what he says, who isn’t trying to maintain a cognitive dissonance about his feigned adherence to some charter.

I first became aware of Andrew Bolt’s existence in the 2000’s, by way of the lefty circles in which I found myself. The way they spoke about him, I assumed he must have been illiterate. I assumed that his articles were simply illogical rants put to paper. As my Classical Liberal principles were still forming, I assumed he must be one of those right wing nut jobs about whom the professors and hot girls on campus always used to go on, with whom I should be careful not to associate myself, or even read, given just how intensely angry my lefty acquaintances would become at the mere mention of his name.

It wouldn’t have been until after my switch in the mid 2000’s from reading The Age, which for some reason always left me terribly depressed, to The Australian, which I found uplifting, that I finally summoned the courage to read his poisonous words. I had recently seen him interviewed briefly on a subject, and I was quite surprised to see a suited man speaking eloquently and precisely, and who made a good deal of sense. I had been expecting an obese, swearing bogan. (Yep, I didn’t even know what he looked like.) It occurs to me now that the social pressure not to read anything that he said was akin to the social pressure on the mind a cult follower to avoid thinking critically about the mush you are being fed, lest you reason your way out of the cult’s grip and thus reason your way to eternal damnation.

When I read Andrew Bolt now, and consider how on earth I managed to live so long without reading his columns, I recognise that he, too, is someone who understands the importance of language, of narrative, and of how the left work so hard to control both. He has the grin of a person who knows that even though a kangaroo court, set up by “progressives” and dedicated to promoting “progressive” ideology, banned the publication of one of his articles, the substance of the argument he made in that article was proven correct within a few short years. He is someone who understands that by simply saying what he is saying, and to a certain extent his very existence itself, makes many people on the left viciously, inexplicably angry.

It is for these reasons that I say this; Andrew Bolt is a Bloody Aussie Legend.

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  • Carmen Mowbry

    This simplistic analysis doesn’t speak well of our universities tuition. Any high school student could provide a better and more objective review of the person in question if it was merited, but it’s not so no one would bother.

    Just another brown nose trying to get points, or maybe a job, from the government by badmouthing the ABC. As for your ‘Reader Poll’, ha ha ha ha! Very funny indeed.

    Keep up the bad work, our standards as a country couldn’t fall any lower.

    • Andrew

      Your simpletonistic critique comes up even more lacking.
      Did you not also self poll high school students and those who would not bother?
      Badmouth Dear David?
      Allow emotion not identifiable as love or tolerance to influence your post finale into a cryptic and vague denigration of someone’s “country”?
      What then do you stand for?
      I like a peaceful safe and prosperous Australia.

  • Thronk

    Andrew Hiscox – another Bolt nom de plume?

  • Thronk

    Hmmm…. I’ll try that again. “David Hiscox – another Bolt nom de plume?”

  • Richard

    lol agree completely David, I’ve had similar experience.

  • Nathan

    Great article David and woh on cue the lefties jump in with their ad homs and pointless abuse. Thronk even embarrasses himself tripping over his own tongue. As if !!
    Bolta is truly a breath of fresh air in a soup of university drop outs (oh sorry they probably did actually receive a pass, more the worry) with the same irrational hateful vomit. AB doesn’t play kind with conservatives either if he doesn’t agree with them as opposed to the luvy fests at THEIR ABC. Their hateful intent to support a side no matter how illogical and irrational they become is scary and gives us an idea of how great kingdoms fall. Politicians can be poor or even bad but media is the one who is supposed to really “keep the bastards honest” and in this they fail miserably. Of course that starts with the marxist only please domination of our universities.
    This does mess up the teams because the lefties will sell lies no matter what but the free market conservatives are a lot more likely to speak their independent minds. Liberty verses the collective.
    The other major problem is of course that the left are bent on destruction. It’s much easier to destroy than to build.

  • Richard, thank you, I knew I could not possibly be alone.

    Andrew, good call, and I too like a peaceful, safe and prosperous Australia. That’s why we’re doing this.

    Nathan, indeed our universities are festering leftist sores. I learned a lot there, in spite of this, but I learned so much more since graduating.

    Thronk, almost considering deleting your first comment to at least give you a fighting chance.

    Carmen, you left out “undergraduate.”

  • Sven Laptop

    Like who you want & hurl your respect at whomever you choose, but you lose all credibility with your blunt, unproven assertion that the ABC has a lefty bias. Try looking at any independent analysis and you’ll see how wrong you are. No media organisation in this country is more closely scrutinised than the ABC, but still the right trots out this blatantly false accusation as if it’s established fact.
    Still, far be it for me to say you shouldn’t get all moist of a Sunday morning when Rupert’s chief minion comes on the telly. Go for your life, just leave my Aunty out of it.

  • Davlin

    ‘the cheeky, knowledgeable grin on Andrew Bolt’s face, a grin which says that he knows exactly what he is doing’
    Funny, I call it smug grin

  • Davlin

    Where is the option: I don’t boo Adam Goodes, balanced poll, not.

  • Michael Sultana

    Bolt is a practical person with a great deal of common sense. does see himself as an elitist though and discounts anything that is not in pure black and white terms. Can’t look beyond whats in the box and part of the sytem.