Wednesday 3 November 2010

Hillybilly Watch and John Mackenzie about to hit a blog wall

Mick Glennie over at the cheeky at HillybillyWatch blog, says that 4CA's 846 talkback with John Mackenzie is starting to use swear words like "blog' on his radio show...

  • The honest observations of the anti-Mackenzie crowd at this and other Cairns blogs is starting to erode the already meagre audience of this 4CA talkathon. Knowing he can't do anything, he's instead started to organise some of the mates to complain. One such whinger is Peter Roggenkamp, who can dish it out to our community leaders but thinks his ignorant opinions can't be questioned by others.

    In his whinge yesterday he
    read the previous blog to Rugnut about his attempts to secure a council or state government handout for his petrolhead hoon track. While complaining the sequence of events is wrong, apparently the facts are correct. He then claims he's going to lodge "defamation actions" against the bloggers responsible.

    He might like to actually read the Australian laws in this area. Once he started appearing on the radio and other media pleading his case for public money, he's become fair game for criticism and analysis. In particular the law says to"Remember that just because a communication is insulting, annoying, false or damaging to someone’s business doesn’t meant that it is necessarily defamatory."

    This is the kneejerk reaction by public figures like Roggenkamp when, for the first time, their idiotic views are challenged by other members of the public. That's what blogging is - it evens the playing field so that jerks with mates in the media get their idiotic ideas shot down by the public paying for this nonsense.

    Hey Pete - opinions are like arseholes. Everybody has one. Thanks for voicing yours, readership has trebled overnight!

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