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The Bossy Aussie’s Tribute

Here’s another in a series of articles for people to use when someone tries to insist the Washington Post doesn’t have a liberal bias. Today, diplomatic reporter Nora Boustany hails Helen Caldicott, the loony Australian nuclear-weapons abolitionist, with absolutely no ideological labeling except her gusto at fighting the “neocons.” The headline describes her as an “anti-nuclear pioneer.” Boustany hailed her as “the anti-nuclear movement’s town-crier-in-chief.” We’re also told her “angst is both unnerving and endearing. Her bright red reading glasses hint at her rage, but a string of opera-length pearls suggest sensibility and smooth authority.”

Then consider her speech earlier this year, in which she declared that the human male should not be allowed political power any longer: “They are truly pathological and they should all be removed, as I have said, for the public health of the people of the planet. Now 53% of us are women. We’ve had the majority and we’ve been absolute wimps. And it’s time we smacked their bottoms, removed them, and we took over. I’m not just joking — this isn’t funny. I am deadly serious.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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