Hallelujah! Herewith a tale to warm the cockles of one's heart:
"Prominent Australians have stopped buying Fairfax Media's The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age over their bias against Israel in the Middle East conflict. One of Australia's leading immunologists, highly regarded professor Ron Penny, and his wife, Naomi, said they stopped their subscription last week after a life spent reading The SMH. 'We've been married 54 years and we've had the Herald on our kitchen table all those years, and before that my parents bought it,' Ms Penny said. 'It's 75 years of receiving The SMH daily six days a week. After reading the Mike Carlton article and seeing that cartoon, we decided that whatever happens we cannot possibly subscribe to a publication that could print anything as totally ignorant and odious as that. Thank god we can live without that horrible publication.' Professor Penny said as soon as they had cancelled the Herald, they immediately subscribed to The Australian. 'We're very pleased that your source exists, otherwise where would we have the opportunity to be comfortable that we're reading information that is unbiased and not as disgusting as at Fairfax and the ABC?' he said." (Furious readers desert Fairfax, Sharri Markson & Darren Davidson, The Australian, 4/8/14)
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound... Seventy-five years of wandering in the media wilderness before reaching the promised land!
Now that the penny's finally dropped for the Pennies, and they've jointly fainted into the several waiting arms of Greg (Jerusalem Prize) Sheridan, Rebecca Weisser, Gerard Henderson, Christian Kerr, Bill Leak and the rest of the 'Praise Israel and Pass the Ammo' Brethren over at at The Australian, they can spend the rest of their lives sitting back and wondering how it was that they were able to live all those years with "that horrible publication" poisoning the Herzlian sanctity of hearth and home.
But there's more! Now you know for a fact why the usual suspects pulled all stops out to save Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Don't say I didn't warn you:
"Members of the community have lodged separate complaints with the Australian Press Council and under 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act... A senior member of the community said an official course of action was still being determined. 'The organised community is still getting legal advice and looking closely at its options,' he said." (ibid)