You Want Hard News? Hard Cheese


The BBC’s renowned and respected journo in Oz, Jon Donnison, brings us the news we really want……


If you need cheering up, here’s a photo of the time my stepmum asked for cheese and biscuits at a hotel.

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On the same day Donnison could have brought us news of this:

Jacqui Lambie receives beheading threat, ordering her to help implement Sharia law in Australia

A letter containing a threat to behead Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie unless she helps implement Sharia law in Australia has sparked a security assessment at the outspoken independent’s office.

It was accompanied by graphic images of a man being beheaded, which prompted the senator’s office to treat the threats seriously.

“By the powers invested in me by Allah, I sentence you to death,” the letter said.

“I will take the honour in beheading you … when you are least prepared; my men and I will take your office by surprise.”

Senator Lambie has been a vocal critic of Islamic Sharia law, but she said the death-threats would not deter her.

“I have no doubt that it is my stance against Sharia Law and my questions on Halal that are going on at the moment,” she said.

“The bottom line is that we are at war with ISIS and we are just going to have to be extremely cautious.”

She said the matter had been handed over to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Tasmania Police.


…but he didn’t.

Wonder why.




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5 Responses to You Want Hard News? Hard Cheese

  1. Guest Who says:

    Views, presumably, her own?


  2. Alan says:

    Ahhh…second half of post missing…corrected.


    • Guest Who says:

      Ah, news… then ‘not news’ (c) A. Newsroom Tealady.

      The burden of all that editorial integrity must be hard to bear.


  3. Truthdoctor says:

    No Islamic jihad, nothing to see here, move along please….


  4. deegee says:

    Donnison came up for discussion yesterday, at a meeting examinfing the role of British media in promoting antisemitism. Australia was, after all, the traditional British destination for useless younger relatives.

    Perhaps it’s a question of competence and diligence? In Gaza he was provided with the news by fixers with an agenda and, as we saw by (re)tweets of Syrian children as Gazan, he didn’t bother checking. In Australia he may be expected to act as a journalist and not simply Hamas PR. That job may be beyond him.