A glimpse into the self-absorbed world of the totalitarian journalist. It happens only rarely, they try to keep their ugly self-moralising core hidden from view, but we occasionally see it rare up it’s repugnant head. Andrew Bolt blogged about an intern, an intern who wrote about her experiences in such a tone that uncovers a sterotypical totalitarian (dictator), who would make everyone think like her. She’s right, everyone else is wrong, she is the sole purveyor of good. Sounds kinda religious doesn’t it?
I was so confronted and appalled by her writing, I couldn’t help but write what I really thought. In so many workplaces and homes people talk about issues, they are free from ears of political correctness, and as a result speak much more honestly and plainly about how they feel and what they’re thinking. Burdens propaganda was a trigger for me, the gap between reality and the political class is so immense and too many people are so afraid to publicly oppose the unrelenting tide of so-called progressivism. Would it hurt their business? Would they lose friends? These people describe a world where opposing views are in minority, despite the polling. The late John Linton from Exetel is one source of inspiration, he opened many a can of worms. Let’s see what really happens.
So Burden was allowed to sit in at editorial meetings.
Comments in the news conference included“Of course he’s fat, look at what he eats” and“How does someone let that happen?”
Her suppression of the truth continues:
…a female journalist bizarrelyinsisted that an article debating the benefitsof chocolate should be written by a female: “Awoman needs to say chocolate is good.”
…a potential story on a trans person with him.His remarks included, “He? She? It?” “Therehas to be a photo of it” and “You should putthe heading—‘My Life As A She-Man!’ or‘G-Boy.’” No one in the newsroom reacted.
Of course, I expected her to pass holy judgement on an opinion of gay marriage
…moved from transphobia to homophobia on theeighth day, commenting on a recent pieceon gay marriage. “Why are they [the gaycommunity] making such a fuss? It’s beenthis way for millennia, why change now?”
Men were also continuously and unnecessarilysexist, waiting for me to walk through doorsand leave the elevator before them
So why would someone be like Sasha Burden. It’s difficult from my vantage point to guess, I don’t know her personally, but I can assume. I don’t need to speculate on her past, her upbringing or her external influences. I can guess from how she stands today, and guess her aspirations. She wants to be seen as a purely moral, taking up the cause of redefining the concept of morality with her own values. She does not like testing her assumptions, and once she has taken a side on an issue she will fight despite the facts, she will never concede defeat. I doubt such a person can ever change, but I sure hope I never become so arrogant. I hope she fails her inquisition, and never fully imposes her incoherent morality on Australians. I hope more people can stand up against people like her, it’s hard because she purports to stand for morality, she has the high ground.