Friday, November 25, 2016



"Why can’t I talk about the facts?" asks an Australian government minister

IMMIGRATION minister Peter Dutton won’t step back from his comments regarding a small portion of the Lebanese Muslim community.

Australians were “sick” of over the top political correctness, the Minister told media after a Greens Senator said his comments might be factual but they weren’t “productive”.

Mr Dutton rejected suggestions his comments were whipping up racism. Instead, he blamed the “tricky elite”, Opposition leader Bill Shorten and Greens MPs for making the remarks a big deal to win political points.

“I want to have an honest discussion,” he said. “The vast majority of Lebanese Australians are law-abiding, hard working, good decent people who are besmirched by the small element within the community who are doing the wrong thing. “I made that clear.”

Earlier, Greens Senator Nick McKim had attacked Mr Dutton for telling politicians in Question Time on Monday 22 out of the last 33 people charged with terrorist-related offences in Australia were from a second and third generational Lebanese-Muslim background.

“Undoubtedly the advice he’s got is accurate but just because something is fact doesn’t mean that it’s reasonable or productive to talk about it,” Senator McKim said on Sky News.

“What we’ve got is a deliberate attack from Mr Dutton by quoting these numbers on a particular subsection of the Australian community.”

Mr Dutton had been clarifying this comment to a Sky News interview last week: “The reality is Malcolm Fraser did make mistakes in bringing some people in the 1970s and we’re seeing that today.”

On Thursday, Mr Dutton questioned why he couldn’t talk about facts. “Mr McKim gave the game away today when he said ‘What Dutton has said is factual and reasonable but shouldn’t be spoken about’,” he said. “Australians are sick of that. “They want to have an honest discussion.”

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Liberals think "We don't need any stinking facts.".

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Liberals dont realy think they just open up their pieholes and say a lot of realy stupid things just at a look at all those anti fracking,anti drilling protesers and the rioting idiots as well

Anonymous said...

To a liberal the truth is unproductive. This guy nails, but not in the way he intended.
Liberals have been lying for years and its been very productive: for them, their cronies
and their bank accounts. This is exactly they are so fearful of the truth ever being spoken.

stinky said...


"The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die"
-- Martin Luther King Jr.

Firebird said...

To liberals the truth is like sunlight is to vampires it turns them to dust and it turns the trolls to stone

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

The facts cant get in becuase of all the fat in between the ears

ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N said...

"On Thursday, Mr Dutton questioned why he couldn’t talk about facts. 'Mr McKim gave the game away today when he said ‘What Dutton has said is factual and reasonable but shouldn’t be spoken about’, he said. 'Australians are sick of that. they want to have an honest discussion."

McKim is bleeding fake outrage from his backside to garner sympathy for himself. He knows the facts but, like a guy that swoops to a woman's aid after she's been slapped and not knowing that she deserved it for slapping first (or worse), he's just trying to be a trendy jerk and spouting PC-outrage is as big as his balls get.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Politicians never let facts get in the way of creating more useless laws and regulations

Anonymous said...

"Facts are stupid things." -- Ronald Reagan, Hollywood Actor

Anonymous said...

Facts cannot be racist.