One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson, probably won a lot of hearts last night. It doesn’t much matter what one thinks of her policy platform or the antics of some of her colleagues. She is a battler and most certainly an underdog. The media has been relentless in trying to take her down. To the point of producing tears. It’s not lost on people how the recent Al Jazeera sponsored hit job has been timed to ruin her.
It doesn’t excuse the actions of several of her party. Yet we must question what on earth are our media outlets doing colluding with state run media agencies from foreign countries to sponsoring operations to smear local officials? That is the bigger scandal. Imagine if the ABC did a media hit job on officials in Qatar? We would never hear the end of it.
Pauline Hanson made some poor choices when it comes to people to join her party. Who hasn’t made mistakes? Think of employees who promised the world at the beginning but ultimately delivered little. Is she ultimately responsible for the reprehensible actions of one of her senior members in a strip club? Well she took action and fired him. She doesn’t have a glass jaw and made it perfectly clear on Channel 9.
When will the media learn that kicking someone while they’re down is un-Australian? We often back underdogs. Pauline has had probably some of the toughest days in her political life. Regardless of what one thinks of her, no one can fault her for being stoic in the face of such vitriol.
So mainstream media, in your pitiful efforts for clickbait, all you have done is embolden her supporters and some who might have been marginal. Political life is tough but if only the fittest survive, Pauline will probably prove many wrong come May 18.