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The AFL is at it again with another round of awful virtue signalling. It used its Indigenous Round to announce it supported The Voice referendum and celebrated the latest alphabet day IDAHOBIT. All the latest virtue cringe on this week’s Tim’s News Explosion.
The AFL despite all its virtue signalling it’s still not enough for some and doesn’t stop accusations of racism or cultural insensitivity. Aunty Joy Murphy who gave a Welcome to Country at a Dreamtime at the G function accused the AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan of snubbing her. The Dreamtime game between Richmond and Essendon was marred by crowd violence with 10 evictions and a glassing occurring. The next day at the Carlton vs Collingwood game there was a crowd brawl with 3 evictions. But at least no players were booed as the booing earlier this year of Indengious Sydney player Lance Franklin was labelled racist.
North Melbourne coach Alistair Clarkson has taken mental health leave as he and Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan continue to be investigated by the AFL into anonymous accusations they mistreated Indigenous players. The media deemed them guilty until proven innocent when the allegations were first leaked with Clarkson reportedly denied service at a petrol station. If such discrimination occurred to Jewish North Melbourne player Harry Sheezel Dvir Abramovich would demand action, SEN owner Craig Hutchinson apologized to Dvir last year when caller John from Epping joked that Sheezel’s parents could buy a Tasmanian team as Jews are the moneymen. The accusations of racism Clarkson is probably why he hasn’t taken action against North Melbourne Indigenous player Tarryn Thomas who is facing charges of threatening to release revenge porn.
ABC Q&A host Stan Grant announced he is stepping away from the media he claims because of racist abuse after his anti-monarchy rant on the ABC’s King’s Coronation coverage. Grant also accused the ABC of not defending him, this prompted an apology from the ABC News Director Justin Stevens, a promise to investigate racism at the ABC and protests today by ABC staff against racism.
Collingwood released a video of its male AFL players putting on IDAHOBIT rainbows with their Emirates sponsor on their gear, an airline from a country where homosexuality is illegal. The Sydney Swans also released an IDAHOBIT message and they are sponsored by Qatar Airways.
Premier Dan Andrews arranged a drag queen storytime in the Parliament for IDAHOBIT. The Liberal Opposition was butthurt they weren’t invited. Legalise Cannabis MLC Rachel Payne called on Victoria Police to take action to protect drag queen storytimes, Victorian local councils held an emergency meeting about how to respond to drag queen storytime backlash. The Guardian also published a profile piece on the new drag storytime protection force the Rainbow Community Angels.
Victorian Liberal leader John Pesutto was booed at the party’s state council meeting in Bendigo in the aftermath of Moira Deeming’s expulsion from the parliamentary partyroom. The next day State President Greg Mirabella criticized those who booed Pesutto as being part of a cultural cancer, he also said the party should better target young voters.
The lack of Opposition to the Dan Andrews Government has allowed them to send the state broke. The state budget tomorrow will detail a $31.5 billion “COVID-19 Debt Repayment Plan” for the costs the government occurred when it decided to repeatedly lockdown Victoria.
Joe Biden cancelled his trip to Sydney for the Quad leaders meeting to deal with debt ceiling negotiations with Congress as the House Republicans are demanding spending cuts. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is set to announce his 2024 Presidential campaign. Donald Trump has already released an attack ad showcasing that it was his endorsement of DeSantis in 2018 that got him elected Governor.
89-year-old Democrat Californian Senator Dianne Feinstein returned to Capitol in a wheelchair after 3 months off after contracting shingles. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has backed Adam Schiff to succeed Feinstein in the Senate however there are moves to expel him from the House over his role in Chairing the Trump-Russia collusion hoax investigation after the release of the Durham report.
New York nurse Sarah Comrie is suing mainstream media outlets who labelled her a racist Karen with 5 black teens preventing her from riding home a hire bike she paid for after a 12-hour shift by claiming they paid for the bike.
Donald Trump Jr is visiting the Australian East Coast in July hosted by Turning Point Australia. There is already a petition to lobby the Albanese Government to deny Trump Jr a visa.
AFL Commission announces support for a Voice to Parliament
AFL Politicises Booing Of Buddy Franklin – XYZ
FAKE NEWS ALERT! Hawthorn’s “Racism Bombshell” Isn’t Racism At All – TU
Hawks trio likely to be exonerated as AFL moves to end much-criticised inquiry – The Age
Garry Lyon and Tim Watson’s boss apologises after footy legends were slammed for giving their ‘stamp of approval’ to fan’s disgraceful anti-Semitic rant about Jewish player on radio show – Daily Mail
Public support shifting away from the Voice: poll – AFR
‘Is this the final straw?’ Concerns for Thomas’ AFL career amid new allegations – Fox Sports
For years I’ve been a media target for racism and paid a heavy price. For now, I want no part of it – I’m stepping away – Stan Grant ABC
Now a 95-year-old woman could be at the end of a police taser’ – Sky News Australia
NSW police officer found guilty of assault after slamming Indigenous boy face-first on to pavement – The Guardian
Grooming is Bipartisan in Victoria – TU
The Australian drag performers and ‘rainbow angels’ fighting back against far-right vitriol – The Guardian
‘Cultural cancer’ stops Libs tackling party’s demographic time bomb: state president – The Age
Victorians slapped with COVID debt repayment bill – The Age
NYC Nurse in Viral Video to Sue the Media for Defamation – Trending Politics
Help Sarah Comrie fight being branded a “Karen” – GoFundMe
Dianne Feinstein is in ‘frightening’ condition — and Nancy Pelosi may be propping her up in the Senate – New York Post
Donald Trump Jr Live
Stop Donald Trump Jr getting an Australian Visa – Change.org