At a time when the Australian PM 'Kev' Rudd is blaming either global warming or 'firebugs' for the recent tragic fires in Victoria - both righteous fear tactics employed for the purposes of avoiding any responsibility on his part, it was interesting to get a glimpse of what Australians really think. And just how uncomfortable the sight of the public expressing opinions contrary to their own makes their establishment.
Andrew Bolt reports a recent poll in Australia whose results were censored. Readers were asked - Is Global Warming to blame for the current heatwave in Australia?
1. Global warming is a myth (94.4%)
2. Yes (2.8%)
3. No (2.8%)
Number of voters: 15,451.
Despite the poll software having the usual protection against multiple voting, ABC claimed that the poll results had been 'rigged' as the reason for it's withdrawal. An assertion denied later.
Seems that we are not alone in our justified distrust of politicians and our mainstream media's complicity in the oppression of freedom of expression.
Same the world over? Too right mate...
Image courtesy of GoredEarth