It’s Good To Be Mean To War Propagandists

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Sydney Morning Herald editor Bevan Shields has published an article titled ‘We are not above criticism but these attacks go too far,’ tearfully rending his garments over criticisms his paper’s three-part war-with-China propaganda series ‘Red Alert’ has received from former Prime Minister Paul Keating and from ABC’s Media Watch. The whole article is Shields moaning about the way Keating raked Australian war propagandists at the National Press Club of Australia on Wednesday. He cries about how Keating told ‘Red Alert’ co-author Matthew Knott ‘you should hang your head in shame’ and ‘do the right thing and drum yourself out of Australian journalism,’ mocked the intelligence of Sky News reporter Olivia Caisley for seriously suggesting that China is a military threat to Australia, and called Sydney Morning Herald editor Peter Hartcher a ‘psychopath’ and a ‘maniac.'” (03/16/23)