Pedlars of hate

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has posters in her electorate office which label the Opposition Leader as racist, homophobic and sexist.

The posters, which were photographed inside the Sydney electorate office of Labor MP Tanya Plibersek, caught the attention of a 2GB listener who forwarded the photos onto talkback radio host Ben Fordham.

Carrying the slogans “Note to the ladies: Make me a sandwich” and “I’m threatened by boats and gays, gays on boats are my worst nightmare” the posters were this afternoon raised in Question Time with calls for Ms Plibersek to apologise.

On his Sydney Live show Thursday afternoon, Fordham asked how Ms Plibersek would feel if the shoe was on the other foot and “nasty posters” of Julia Gillard were on display in a Liberal MP’s office.

Here is a photo of one of those inoffensive posters.

Quite funny, isn’t it?

What isn’t funny is the offensive muck that 2GB themselves come out with that really does put the shoe on the other foot.

Did I say shoe?  I meant boot; the one they sink into those dastardly scumbags that keep their political hero out of The Lodge.

Good old 2GB.  The same radio station that employs those fine custodians of moral virtue, Alan Jones and Ray Hadley.  Maybe Ben Fordham might want to watch these two videos of his work mates in action before he sets the bar of decency at an unreachable level.

You have to be extremely right-wing, or of sick mind, to find them amusing.  I find them rather offensive, but obviously they pass scrutiny at 2GB; those pedlars of hate.

And as for that Tony Abbott poster, well I think I’ll hang it on my front door.  I can’t see it offending anyone around my neighbourhood.  It might even keep the Liberal candidate away. ;-)