The Unshackled Waves Ep. 173 Antifa Violence, Conservatives Detained, Super Saturday Review and Nine-Fairfax Merger


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It has been an intense news week both around the nation and here at the Unshackled. Our Brisbane Bureau Chief Martin Hartwig was violently assaulted while covering the final event of Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux’s Australian tour on Sunday night by the city’s local Antifa who were protesting the event. He had to go to the hospital with a broken eye socket and a fractured hand.

The Unshackled also aimed to cover the African protest outside Channel 7 at Docklands in Melbourne on Saturday against their coverage of African Crime but upon arrival, police removed our Melbourne Bureau Chief Morgan Munro after being spotted by the local Antifa and had to film from a distance. However, Neil Erikson, Bluebeard and The Young Conservative were detained by police and moved across town for an alleged breach of the peace.

Super Saturday delivered a resounding victory for the Labor party winning all four seats that they previously held including the marginal seats of Longman and Braddon with swings to them. Meanwhile, the Coalition lost all three seats they contested including the previous blue-ribbon seat of Mayo. Bill Shorten’s job is now sure while it is Malcolm Turnbull once again under pressure.

Australia’s mainstream media is also up for a big shakeup with the merger of Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media which rather than being a sign of further media concentration which the left feared it is actually a sign that the mainstream media is weak and on its last legs. The Unshackled and other alternative media outlets are slowly changing the way how news is reported and consumed.

In the first half of the show, we speak directly with the newsmakers. First Martin Hartwig speaks about how the Antifa assault unfolded on Sunday night and to let us know how his recovery is going. We then speak with The Young Conservative to discuss his experience about being detained and what it means for the state of conservative journalism and activism in Victoria. In the second half of the show, we have the normal review of the week the Unshackled’s Political Editor Michael Smyth.

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