Host Tony Jones (L), David Kicullen, and Tanya Plibersek on Q&A
By Dee McLachlan
A week ago I had requested an interview (for Gumshoe) with David Kilcullen. His “people” called yesterday, to apologise that he had no time on his schedule this tour, but that I will be kept on the list for another time. I’m sure they did their research.
However, he did have time to be on ABC’s Q&A, so that we could once again be subjected to the scripted terror narrative.
It is disappointing to see how Q&A is harnessed with bridles and bits — saddling us with the mainstream narrative ad infinitum.
I have written about this on many occasions. E.g., Who Appointed ABC the Keeper of the Official 9-11 Story? And in Australia’s ABC – A Soap Box To Perpetrate More War Crimes? I questioned why the ABC provides a platform to the same old “war” voices — like General (Ret) Petraeus (on the 7.30 report) and then Elliott Abrams was given a platform to push the most egregious propaganda.
These gentlemen should rather have been questioned on their own war crimes – and preferably not be given such a prestigious platform to espouse their long-planned plunder and destruction.
I said back in September 2014, that the ABC and Q&A just refuse to question the major lie in our lifetime: The 911 Elephant in The Room
The truth of 9-11 is avoided at all costs.
A 2013 report claimed that the host of Q&A, Tony Jones, earns $355,000 a year. If Gumshoe had that we could employ 5 people and produce 52 hours of honest content a year. So, Mr Jones, I address this open letter to you:
There is a responsibility for those privileged gatekeepers, like yourself, to ask the hard questions.
A poll in 2012, sponsored by Rethink911 found that:
- 38% of Americans have some doubts about the official account of 9/11, 10% do not believe it at all, and 12% are unsure about it;
- 46%, nearly one in two, are not aware that a third tower collapsed on 9/11, and after seeing the footage of Building 7′s collapse,
- 46% are sure or suspect it was caused by controlled demolition, compared to 28% who are sure or suspect fires caused it,
(Despite the mainstream media’s domination over the story.)
Yet you, and the ABC take as gospel the 9-11 official narrative.
Does it not seem strange to that no one in the mainstream media questions why only a few frames were released of “Flight 77” hitting the Pentagon — the most guarded building on the planet, riddled with cameras. Yet the FBI can produce hours of CCTV footage of the Tsarnaev brothers walking here and there, footage of Jahar buying milk at Wholefoods, and then again casually selecting snacks at a gas station while they supposedly held Danny Meng “hostage.”
It seems that the mainstream journalists have been subjected to some form of Institutional compliance to not question the official narrative. Or perhaps you were hypnotized?
And Tony, maybe next time you have a “terror expert” on the show, you should ask him or her about Retired General Wesley Clark’s revelation of the “Destroy SEVEN countries in FIVE years” memo. He was made aware of it in 2001, in the Pentagon.
The invasion of Iraq was pre-planned and deliberate.
Maybe you should subscribe to a few alternative and independent news and information sources to broaden your topics and questions. It is simply outrageous that the ABC ignores us — a sector of the Australian public that understands the manipulation of the news and facts.
James O’Neill, a barrister and Gumshoe contributor, wrote this as a comment on my Kilcullen article (extract):
“Kilcullen was on Q&A last night. It was quite instructive on a number of levels. It is clear that Q&A has a defined outer limit as to what constitutes accepted comment and/or criticism. There is a narrative that needs to be protected, as for example in any discussion on ISIS. Commentators are allowed to say how terrible/bloodthirsty/primeval etc they are, but never to suggest that they serve as instruments of the foreign powers that create and sustain them.
“Thus, one questioner asked why was it that Israel had never been attacked. The stock Israeli apologist on the panel claimed that Israel had been attacked, albeit indirectly. He must have sensed the audience’s derision at that absurdity. However, Tony Jones did not raise the fact (as did nobody else) that wounded ISIS fighters are being treated in Israeli military hospitals on the Golan Heights — as even the Israeli government has admitted.
“For the ABC and the Australian mainstream commentariat generally, that would raise too many uncomfortable questions so the issue is avoided.
“Kilcullen is completely in this tradition. You will never hear from him and his ilk the role played by the US in fomenting terror at least since WW2 as an instrument of state policy. The words Operation Gladio (Europe), or Operation Condor (Latin America), or Operation Phoenix (Vietnam) never pass the lips of Q&A panelists….
“If our major media outlets exist simply to manage perception and never discuss the real issues or even simply inform their readers about what is going on, then we are doomed to repeat the errors of the past.” [Emphasis added]
Greg Maybury (poxamerikana.com), another contributor to Gumshoe, wrote (extract):
“…I’m sure I’m not the only one becoming increasingly concerned — indeed, frustrated — at the unwillingness of the our beloved “Aunty” aka the ABC to give equal air-time to both sides of the narratives concerning some of the big issues of our time… Last night’s Q&A was another glaring example of that lopsided public debate…
“It seemed also that Q&A audience members and any potential questioners are vetted carefully before being selected, all seamlessly engineered so as not to spook the ‘anti-Aunty horses’ in the government, the conservative opinionocracy, or Rupert’s minions over at The Australian and its devoted, albeit deluded readership…”
“I noted that Killcullen was a guest so I went to bed, not worth considering as the usual BS of ABC would prevail. Slept well. Just sell the ABC to Murdoch, pay off some debt and save a billion per year.”
Terry Shultze, a retired barrister, wrote this about Kilcullen:
“What a crap merchant, the bloke’s definitely a ‘player’. I ran into so many of them in the Army – just a self serving POS that will play along with even the most absurd lies in order to work his way up the ladder.
“He’s probably got a chest full of fruit cocktail that he never earned to go along with all his other notorious ‘positions of importance’… He’s a symptom of the Western military mindset, BS over substance.”
Gumshoe contributor, Christopher Brooks said on combating the mainstream lies:
“The most dangerous threat to monopoly power is when individuals combine with “CORRECT” political strategies of social dynamics, armed with “CORRECT” evidence and information, and practicing exacting abilities in “CORRECT” critical thinking, reasoning and logic.
Tony, to justify your taxpayer-paid salary, maybe you should use your privileged position honestly — and ask your producers to inject some informative panelists into the midst of your regular guests.
I have written before in my article “The Dairy Farmer vs The Shameful Australia Media“:
“What is crystal clear, is that Christopher, a dairy farmer, is more astute, judicious, perceptive, and more rational, enlightened and informed than the best of Australia’s media personalities (…all put together).”
Any of the above mentioned persons could provide a stimulus towards reality and truth on Q&A. And as Maybury commented, “You could do well to also include a few more flies in the ointment…”
It is plain-to-see that the ABC is completely controlled — and does not represent ALL the people of Australia. Anyone questioning the official narrative to 9-11 or other major issues are persona non grata by default — resulting in any hard questions being quashed, even before they’re asked.
It is a disgrace.
Tony, it really is time to turn things around. Your new boss will soon be Michele Guthrie. Having worked in several Murdoch owned businesses, she might not have the fortitude to step up and allow the ABC to gain a truly democratic voice.
But you are well thought of, and popular. If you start asking the right questions (which Gumshoe’s contributors would happily provide) you would suddenly find support you never expected.
Your chance to shine and change Australia for the better, is now.