Here is the famous encounter between @Gusface_Redux
and The Australian’s Dennis Shanahan
On Tony Delroy’s Nightlife on the subject of Newspoll and Shanahan’s Reaction to Gus’ suggestion on having an Independent Body to Audit Opinion Polls
It Seems The Liberal Party are doing their Very Best to get this video pulled from Social Media – but fear not A Frank View are happy to host it here.
Oh and if the Liberal Party want to pull it down well guess what the video doesn’t infringe this section of the Copyright Act 1968.
(Note this is a direct download to the mp4 file which opens in Quicktime)
Plus another person has uploaded it to Youtube and The Libs haven’t found it – YET !!!!!!
COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 – SECT 41A
Fair dealing for purpose of parody or satire
A fair dealing with a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, or with an adaptation of a literary, dramatic or musical work, does not constitute an infringement of the copyright in the work if it is for the purpose of parody or satire.
Craig Thomson speaks exclusively to @GenGusface about his achievements in the seat of Dobell (NSW) and on whether he’ll run again in the next Federal Election.
The 20 minute podcast touches on many subjects, including the Opposition’s “tainted vote” attack on Thomson, and why this was an attempt to effectively remove the democratic process of allowing him to vote in Parliament on behalf of Dobell.
Other topics raised include the trial by media which endured throughout 2012, and its effect on Thomson personally, and what the motivation within some elements of MSM (mainstream media) were to push the story. Ultimately did the MSM cross moralistic, journalistic, and decency lines?
Thomson’s time at the HSU is touched upon and how it’s been portraid in the media, especially on how anyone working at the HSU was grouped together without looking at the issues being played out by different factions. He is asked whether he would have done things differently if he had his time over again at the HSU.
Finally Thomson discusses the possibility of legal redress and gives a positive message to Australian (and Dobell) voters.
*This sound recording is copyright Craig Thomson – please do not download*
These were the Questions asked:
1. List your top 3 achievements for Dobel and the central coast?
2. Are you planning to run in the 2013 federal election?
3. Speaking of running,are you going to get tony abbott and chris pyne to bolt like rabbits again in parliament, and were you surprised they ran like scaredy cats?
4. Did you preplan to cross the floor on that day?
5. Speaking of preplanned- how do you feel about the media witchtrial you have endured for years?
6. What has been the worst aspect of the continued lies and smears by the media? any one particular incident you feel displays where they have crossed the line?
7. In your words how would you describe your time as Secretary of the HSU, and how has this been misrepresented by the media?
8. What legal redress will you seek for the smears and slander propogated by the media, over your role in the HSU?
9. What would like to say to the people of Australia?
Today there was a raid on the Independent Member for Dobell Craig Thomson of his house and Electorate Office in relation to the ongoing investigation into the HSU. Interestingly there was a large media pack who were there to record the police conducting the raid – which is interesting as the Police are very secretive in the timing of these raids so as not to tip off the persons of interest and thus allow them to destroy vital evidence etc.
Gusface was so upset by how the media were made aware and whether they were tipped off by persons either in the NSW Police or by the NSW Attorney-General that he Confronted the media and said the following:
Who forewarned them- why they were here and kept asking who told em? One member from the ABC squeaked he was rung at 8am. In addition, another member of the media pack started to try and derail him also asked em why they were ruining journalism- cowardly pack of bullies.
A couple of the Journalists present were taken aback by the spectacle and were seen frantically making some phone calls to their offices, while another person attempted to follow him – More information can be found on his Twitter Timeline:
Watch this space – there is a lot MOAR to come:
Meanwhile Peter Wicks at Wixxyleaks has also been covering this sorry saga.
Here is the Sunrise story where they crossed live to Thomsoms’ home and showed footage of the police raiding the home – Considering that it takes a long time to set up a live cross and Seven were there BEFORE the police arrived it begs the question – Were Seven tipped off about the raid ?
I bet you were all wondering how Robert Ovadia just happened to be outside Thommo’s house and managed to get footage of the police raiding the home – especially as a)N The operation was “secret”, and more importantly b: Bateau Bay is not an area which can provide proper broadcast quality pictures.
As you may or may not be aware the media, in particular ABC News 24 nearly always manage to have “Technical Difficulties” when covering live crosses involving the PM and other Govt Ministers, while those involving the Opposition are almost always of perfect broadcast Quality. THis is because TV Stations utulise mobile vans with a small microwave link to send the signal back to the station, or at worst use 4G Wireless Broadband.
Now, these links take some time to set up as it involves raising the boom and sending test tones and colour bars while the engineers at the studio check to see if the picture and sound are usable, as this video from the US illustrates.
I have since been told that a local freelance contractor who provides outside broadcast facilites was booked 4 days ago to attend Thommo’s address, which one can only assume that Ch 7 were briefed by persons unknown about the impending raid.
This is a most unsettling situation and a possible abuse of legal process.
There is MOAR to come !!!!!!!!!!
Update – 5.46pm WST 25.10.12:
Remember how there was a 2GB Microphone conveniently at the scene of the Police Raid ? We now have confirmation that it belonged to 2GB’s resident Police Reporter who was there to hold it for former Taxi Driver and alleged Child Basher Mr.Ray Hadley..
Watch this space for MOARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First there was this:
Then there was this:
Was this a new thing about Tony’s Media Behaviour ? Fuck No !!!!!!!
Remember This ?
Well as Tony said to Mark at the time-
SHIT HAPPENS !!!!!!!!!!!
Jon Faine interviews Tony Abbott on 774 Breakfast Radio
The Government’s Groundbreaking NDIS Scheme has hit a Roadblock – All thanks to thr Coalition Premiers, including Colin Barnett here in WA.
That makes me Fuming – for a very personal reason.
As some of you are Aware, I am a Spina Bifida sufferer in a wheelchair and the NDIS will benefit me greatly, especially as I have Aging Parents who are still caring for me at home – in addition to having Silver Chain coming in twice a week to help with showering, along with CMAS and CAPS funding for Continence Aids.
As well as that I have 3 Nephews who also have disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Downs Syndrome – - the latter two are brothers, the former is their Cousin – They are currently receiving some some funding under the State’s Disability Services Commission, but my Sisters’ who are their Parents are still battling to find Carers to help out.
Ironically one of my sisters’ asked Colin Barnett to “adopt” her two children – the ones with autism and Downs Syndrome as part of the Developmental Disability Council of WA’s Adopt a Politician Scheme
For reasons best known to Mr Barnett, he didn’t take up the offer.
They live in Colin Barnett’s State Seat of Cottesloe, and Julie Bishop’s Federal Seat of Curtin. Both are Ultra Safe as Houses Blue Ribbon Liberal Seats.
Barnett’s refusal to commit State Funds to the Scheme, plus comments from Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey is a most disturbing situation and reflects very poorly on them.
It should be noted that both he and his fellow federal Colleague Julie Bishop both serve in Electorates which have a very large proprtion of People With Disabilites and Facilities which serve their needs.
Telephone: (+61) 08 9382 7171
Facsimile: (+61) 08 9382 7351
6 Selby Street
Shenton Park, Western Australia, 6008
The Quadriplegic Centre & Para-Quad Industries
Lady Lawley College
And that’s the high profile centres.
From Colin Barnett’s Website he states:
As Member for Cottesloe I represent constituents in Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Mount Claremont, North Fremantle, Peppermint Grove and Swanbourne.
Colin Banett said the following in April 2012 prior to COAG:
Mr Barnett said there was a good spirit among state and territory governments to co-operate on the NDIS.
In fact Colin Barnett does the good local Member by attending functions at both Rocky Bay and Lady Lawley to officiate in opening facilities, and in Lady Lawley’s case hand over a Lotterywest Grant, as illustrated by the pictures below
Lady Lawley Cottage, 16 July 2010
I was pleased to present Sue Hart, Director of Nursing Lady Lawley Cottage with a Lotterywest grant
for $176,350 to contribute to the upgrade of their play facilities.
Lady Lawley Cottage, 16 July 2010
Presenting a signed basketball to Dale, one of the many children at Lady Lawley Cottage who will
enjoy the upgraded playground facilities.
Re-opening of Rocky Bay pool, June 2009
Now even his Federal counterpart , Julie Bishop has been involved in the Campaign for a NDIS as illustrated in the following picture :
Julie Bishop met with local Every Australian Counts campaigners in March. See EAC blog athttp://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/dep/
Lois Gatley, Julie Bishop, Penny Crittall, Ron Crittall, Judy Blyth and Margaret Walsh
The fact that when it came to the crunch, both Colin Barnett and Julie Bishop have effectively given their Electorates of Curtin and Cottesloe the Middle Finger over the NDIS.
But is it over ??
Not by a long shot – you can send a message to both Colin Barnett and Julie Bishop by signing the following Petition:
Plus you can pledge your support here:
And you can also send a personal message to Colin Barnett here:
My final word on the matter ?
It may sound Crude, or even offensive:
Mr Barnett, Don’t be Retarded – Just support the NDIS !!!!!!!
Update- 10.43pm WST 26.7.12:
This Cartoon fron Facebook sums it all up about our “Conservative Friends”
Gusface has been busy tackling the Anti Govt Media to dispel the Myths regarding various Govt Issues.
He has battled the Gatekeepers of #OhMike and Nightlife with Tony Delroy to spread the word – often with derision and attack from those who wish to spread the Liberal Line.
This post will be devoted to such calls.
Here he is speaking to John Cleary on ABC Local Radio on Sunday May 7th:
Here he is on #ohmike:
10th July 2011
And an earlier appearance on Tony Delroy’s Nightlife.
And here is Gus’ latest appearance on Delroy from earlier this morning, where he attempts to dispel the media lies regarding Foriegn Aid and Changes to the Parenting Allowance.
Also here is the famous call where Gus manages to upset Dennis Shanahan of The Australian about how Newspoll is compiled:
Another Appearance on Delroy by Gus – this time putting Delroy on the Spot re the Cow statement by Graeme Morris
From Gusface – The Story we’ve been waiting for…..
Christopher Pyne has said…..
Sorry, We would REALLY love to tell you – but we can’t – but until we can have a look at Vex :http://www.vexnews.com/2012/04/brisbane-buzzes-was-james-ashby-paid-50000-to-make-his-sexual-harassment-complaint-against-slipper/