Whilst the majority of Australian media outlets remained shadowbanned from Facebook, The Chaser, one of the few publications granted publishing privileges, are doing the absolute most to rinse the Liberal Party.
Though satire is their usual artistic practice, the publication used this strange predicament we’re all in to put their journalism chops to work. Earlier today, The Chaser posted an extensive article decimating the Liberal Party by listing 125 incidents in which they royally cocked things up.
The searing indictment, ruthlessly titled A complete list of the Liberal Party’s corruption over the last 7 years, follows the recent Liberal Party scandal following the alleged sexual assault of Brittany Higgins.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison found himself in hot water after denying knowledge about the alleged sexual assault that took place in 2019. On Tuesday, Mr Morrison told parliament that his office first heard about the claims on February 12th but he was only informed three days later.
A series of indicting text messages acquired by The Australian implied that his office was made aware of the alleged assault back in 2019. A text to a senior staff member at the Prime Minister’s office detailed that they were “mortified” to hear of the assault and pledged to take action.
In the aftermath of the texts coming to light Morrison swiftly denied misleading the public. “I have sought to be as open and honest as I can be about this matter,” he said. “I have told you everything I know about this matter.”
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In addition to this latest controversy, 125 other Liberal Party fuck ups our outlined clear as day. The criticisms include the federal government cutting 14 million dollars from the national audit office, cutting $38 million from Australian television and film funding, cancelling the rule of law that prevented journalists from reporting on a whistleblower that leaked information about senior politicians and law enforcement violating international laws, and so on.
It’s cutting stuff, and perhaps the only joy I’ve felt in the past 24 hours.