Friday, 9 February 2018

Refreshing your memory about how the Owl covered Barnaby Joyce and his New England by-election campaign

As the main stream media tries to explain why it said or wrote nothing about Barnaby Joyce and his mistress during the New England campaign, here are some of the Owl's posts last year.

30 November 2017:

The remark of a personal nature that angered Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby was halfway out the front door when the environmentalist bloke bade him farewell by saying:
“Say hello to your mistress for me.”
It wasn’t said loudly, but Barnaby, who is clearly not hard of hearing, spun on his heels as if stung and, fists clenched, stormed back into the bar.
Face bright red and spitting chips, Barnaby loomed his 1.85-metre frame over the smaller man and demanded:
“What did you say?”
There was silence in the bar. Slack jaws all around, including Barnaby’s minder, who you would think would be equipped to handle these kinds of situations — it’s hard to think it was his first.
The martial arts guy stepped in. He took a gentle hold of Barnaby’s elbow to stop his arm moving about and said something like,
“Mate, he said don’t miss us, now calm down.”
Barnaby sort of did but, in a final act of petulant defiance, reached down and knocked the environmentalist’s hat from his head.
It was a near thing.
29 November 2017:

Hats off for Barnaby - Is New England all over bar the voting?

Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce claims he is being stalked but won't deny flicking a man's hat off during a heated encounter in a New England pub.
28 November 2017:

Singalong for the prospect that a politician's child will be Australia's number 25 million
Twitter tells us that a politician will be father of a child due in February or March. The ABS population clock predicts the country's population to reach 25 million about the same time. So singalong and wish him luck.

Barnaby Joyce faces death threats on his campaign trail

He’s had death threats and a bullet sent to his office but said it wouldn’t change the way he worked (in the video, it’s his first answer).
Is he shunning big public events? “I’ve done a number of forums. I’m here. I’m walking up and down the halls. I’m making sure I’m publicly available.

26 November 2017:

Barnaby Joyce's behaviour finally becomes a New England campaign issue

Perhaps now the mainstream media will break its silence and start reporting on the allegations being made in New England about unseemly behaviour by former deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. The former independent member for the electorate Joyce is standing in this Saturday took to Twitter today with this comment:
While it is just the latest in a series of tweets by Tony Windsor, it is one of the most specific. You can put it into context by reading this item by the Owl on 21 November "Trying to make sense of the social media references to the problems of Barnaby Joyce." As Mr Windsor has tweeted, "If sexual harassment to be really dealt with ppl need to out these people ..silence means complicence , time to stare it down." And in another tweet from Mr Windsor: "Petrified girl ,Mother worried about consequences , prominent figure ...frightened ppl believe the system will fail them."
The members of the federal press gallery have squibbed writing about these issues which involve allegations that that an MP chased a young women into a toilet & molested another after the 2012 Rural Women Awards.
24 November 2017:
What we call the mainstream media has largely been absent from the New England by-election. The consensus wisdom apparently is that Barnaby Joyce will win easily so there is nothing to report. Let the yokels of the local papers do their thing reporting on the 16 other candidates. We smarties of the Canberra press gallery will get on with covering important matters while the deputy Prime Minister coasts to victory. Not for them to stick their bib into the questions of sexual harassment and worse that are continuing to surface in the wilds of the social media. The commentators on what they regard as the important matters of political life have decided that the private life of a politician should stay private and is not a legitimate concern for the voters.
This attitude of the Canberra press gallery stands in stark contrast to the approach of their peers in other countries to matters of sexual harassment by elected politicians. And I am not writing here about the stories of a Coalition minister having a sexual liaison with a member of his staff that did or not result in an abortion. The seemingly uninvestigated matter is one alleging that an MP chased a young women into a toilet & molested another after the 2012 Rural Women Awards. And the allegation comes not from some anonymous miscreant on Twitter but from the highly regarded former independent member for New England Tony Windsor.
You will find references to the incident in my report Trying to make sense of the social media references to the problems of Barnaby Joyce. As Mr Windsor has tweeted, "If sexual harassment to be really dealt with ppl need to out these people ..silence means complicence , time to stare it down." And in another tweet from Mr Windsor: "Petrified girl ,Mother worried about consequences , prominent figure ...frightened ppl believe the system will fail them."
Surely that's a matter of sexual harassment deserving of investigation.
But in one sense, I suppose, it does not matter. In small cities like Armidale and Tamworth it does not need a report on the National Nine News or in the Sydney Morning Herald for news to spread. Rumours true and false spread widely enough by word of mouth.
The issues raised by Mr Windsor will have their influence on the result on 2 December despite the virtual mainstream media blackout.

Trying to make sense of the social media references to the problems of Barnaby Joyce

If you are trying to sort out the social media references to Barnaby Joyce, this collection of recent tweets by Tony Windsor might help.





What it is tho Sean is more poor judgement from Turnbull , he knows the time bomb Joyce is sitting on ...Turnbulls office were informed in 2015 . Turnbull went berserk when Joyce told him of citizenship position and personal issues on same day--that's Malcolm's model Australian!! https://twitter.com/mrseankelly/status/928113228311171072 



May like to ask Canavan who is sending the legal letters relating to " prominent public figure" and harassment allegations ? https://twitter.com/BernardKeane/status/928060615892930560 



Does the ABC Board listen to AM ...sexual harassment story ...standard you walk past is the standard you accept .



Why would a Board member of the ABC make a tweet about sexual harassment "unavailable "...perhaps those who follow this woman could check. https://twitter.com/TonyHWindsor/status/922786495324237824 



Who was the drunk politician who chased a young women into a toilet & molested another after the 2012 Rural Women Awards ? https://twitter.com/GeorgieSomerset/status/911794290644336640 



If sexual harassment to be really dealt with ppl need to out these people ..silence means complicence , time to stare it down .






Who was the drunk politician who chased a young women into a toilet & molested another after the 2012 Rural Women Awards ? https://twitter.com/GeorgieSomerset/status/911794290644336640 



Confucius say " people's private lives are their own business , their predatory lives are not "



Petrified girl ,Mother worried about consequences , prominent figure ...frightened ppl believe the system will fail them .. https://twitter.com/TonyHWindsor/status/918787577276129282 



Happening in v high places , women reluctant to out ppl in power ..18 yr old chased by drunk pollie into toilet , mother won't out him.Why? https://twitter.com/MikeCarlton01/status/918785272996708352 



Happening in v high places , women reluctant to out ppl in power ..18 yr old chased by drunk pollie into toilet , mother won't out him.Why? https://twitter.com/MikeCarlton01/status/918785272996708352 
2012 Rural Woman of the year award,pub afterwards,brought her to tears,I told the idiot to get out of the pub.Great Respect for Rural Women






Don't blame Weinstein's crimes on his victims' "silence". Their complaints not beleived. He was powerful. Power = impunity. It's same here















Interesting article re heritage but also Mr Joyces view on abortion...I wonder if that has changed given recent events . https://twitter.com/FightingTories/status/913209266831364096 




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