Andrew Bolt suffered severe cognitive dissonance this week.
He saw Pell through the eyes of his victims.
He engaged with his feelings.
He spoke from a place of compassion.
On SkyNews of all places.
Twitter stroked Bolt with what was awe, wariness and uncertain disbelief, even *gulp* 'praise' and 'admiration'.
My God, it was sweet. For once, I trended on Twitter with praise, not venom.
Kristina Keneally even tweeted, in rare admiration, that I had been more savage on Pell than she.
|But overnight something/someone rang his bell. |
BLOT salivated and crawled back under cover of his well engrained world view.
The one we all know and detest.
Here is his hilarious full recant if u care...
Bolt (the horrid one) thinks he is supporting Pell when he provides the Cardinal's FULL quote...
“I didn’t know whether it was common knowledge (in Inglewood) or whether it wasn’t. It is a sad story and it wasn’t of much interest to me. The suffering, of course, was real and I very much regret that, but I had no reason to turn my mind to the extent of the evils that Ridsdale had perpetrated.” Bolt
"...but I had no reason to turn my mind to the extent of the evils..."
So not, like, um, humanity nor our common, global responsibility for children Andrew?
Could common humanity have been a 'reason' Pell could have 'turned his mind to the extent of the evils.'
But enough letting Bolt make this about Bolt.
The real story here is when...
...Tears fell around the world as we listened to these amazing and resilient survivors.
Note to self:
1. Even if short lived all personal growth should be applauded. If only to make me feel better.
2. We need Bolt's metadata please Senator Brandis?