Columnist Andrew Bolt.
Columnist Andrew Bolt. Mark Rogers

Bolt never fails to be predictable with his angry rants

READING the full page spread of Andrew Bolt's column prompts me to ask several seemingly obvious questions.

Some time ago your paper printed the photos of those regular contributors who write opinion pieces in the weekday editions of the Sunshine Coast Daily.

Given that all the photos were equal in size, I naively and quite mistakenly thought that those contributors would be given parity of scope. Alas, no.

Each week Andrew Bolt is given a full page spread, while the rest respectively are given a pittance of space.

Why is Bolt, whose articles are so predictable, so repetitive on his pet grouching themes, given such prominence?

Secondly, why is there not equal space given to those contributors who can present counter views to Bolt's tight, far right-of-centre fulminations (I think particularly of the virulence of his attacks on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull).

And there is the recurring predictability of Bolt's tantrums.

Week after week he churns out his anger at regular targets, for example, those who believe climate change is occurring.

Is it too much to ask for refreshing, alternative and intelligent articles on a much wider range of themes be also given commensurate space in this newspaper?

DR RAY BARRACLOUGH

Currimundi



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