image courtesy of Loon Pond
One of my favourite Australian blogs is the Loon Pond which does a wonderful job of pillorying all those right wing zealots who pontificate in the mainstream media. Very funny, very well written and well worth a visit.
Just love this bit from the latest post on Loon Pond:
Which immediately reminded me of the commentariat and the punditocracy, who spend their time busy decrying chattering elites, while scribbling on like the chattering well paid elites they are. They infest the eastern and northern suburbs, they carry on like toffs, and no doubt more than a few have a sneaking regard for coffee and good wine (let's not forget how John Howard stormed his way through a more than decent cellar while in power as a most excellent role model).They rabbit on about ordinary Australians, but they're ponces, likely as not never killed a lamb or gutted a rabbit, or done an honest day's work in their lives, as opposed to preening in the opinion pages, or carving out sinecures in the private sector.And all they offer, rather than work for a living, is an opinion. Some who offer these opinions are lawyer trained - say no more - but most of them have the education, skills and intelligence of a mock turtle, trained in reeling and writhing, and the different branches of arithmetic, which is to say ambition, distraction, uglification and derision.