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4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News
4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News Led by John "Cueball" Mackenzie

27 July 2011

DISHONEST "FACTS" AND BRUTAL PERSONAL ATTACKS NOW ONLY TOOLS LEFT IN 4CA AND GAVIN KING ARSENAL

With the active participation of Gavin King, Cueball MacKenzie today began the "end game" in the Entertainment Precinct derailment programme.  Callers were solicited to voice what were clearly defamatory and brutal personal attacks against both council staff (Linda Cardew), the project manager and an unnamed Quantity Surveyor company.


Several CHICKEN LITTLE callers, greased by the MacKenzie opening "pack of lies" and spurred on by the 60 IQ comments of Gavin King, claimed that "huge cost blowouts" had occurred in a theater project in Willoughby, NSW and that both of the incompetent culprits were now working on the Cairns Entertainment Precinct.  They then screeched "the sky is falling" and flew off into the sunset.


The assertion being that the Cairns project would be "hundreds of millions" (or billions, I think one said) over budget!


This kind of attack goes way beyond a thoughtful and reasoned community discussion, although typical of the MacKenzie attack agenda.  Note that neither MacKenzie nor King have ever attended one public outreach session on the project.  NOT ONE.  Everything they think they know they've gotten, unvetted, from their hillbilly constituency, or scraped off the bottom of their shoes.  Between them there aren't two real facts to rub together. Not that either care much about the facts.


The organised attack on the competence of these individuals should result in lawsuits against the perpetrators.  No one likes their good name and reputation slandered, without facts.  If we said that John MacKenzie traveled often to Vietnam and Thailand to abuse little boys, we'd be out of line since there don't seem to be any facts to support this suggestion.  Sadly, Ms. Cardew and the "unnamed" Quantity Surveyor have been seriously defamed with no attempt to even discern the real facts.  It's criminal.  Just like the thing with little boys.


You'd think that Gavin King could get some of his fellow Murdoch-employed mates to tap some phones or hack some computers to find out the truth.  We all know now that this is the sewer where News Ltd. employees toil.  No wonder King has become an "editor" in such short time!


In fact, the Willoughby council website shows quite clearly that when Cardew left with one year to run on the three year construction contract, this project had a variation of about 1% on a $143 million budget - and most of this was "change orders" from council.  This isn't just good, it's stupendously good and we should be grateful to have found such a skilled project manager.


We will of course listen with interest when Mayor of Vice Margaret Cochrane does her Friday morning bit on 4CA.  Will she stand on the side of facts and chastise MacKenzie for being well and truly out of line?  I vote she gives him her usual blow job and lets another council employee swing undefended in the wind.


The day was capped with another lame musical attack on the mayor and council by Karin "Pearl" Pollard from Wangetti.  She has again demonstrated what happens when you can't finish the Sixth Grade.  My vote is every one of these fuckers in Wangetti have their rates quintupled just to pay for ballet recitals at the new Entertainment Centre.



42 comments:

Bus. Op. said...

They just won't let up on this Entertainment Precinct will they? So if they are successful in having the entire project scuppered, what is left? We will have a rapidly deteriorating Civic Theatre, inadequate to cope with modern stage productions, a Convention Centre turning away so many conventions per year because it, too, is not large enough, and finally no regional museum. For a city of this size and with a tourist industry, a modern museum should be seen as an imperative, not a "white elephant". As has already been noted in this blogsite, you can't help but be suspicious of the real motives behind this campaign.

Charlie said...

Surely someone needs to take Legal Action against this pair. Isn't there a Code of Conduct in place at 4CA. Every other work place has one but Mackenzie is a law unto himself.

Bob R. said...

I agree with Charlie above. This pair of shock jocks are doing untold damage to Cairns and its future.

athena said...

Mackenzie and The Cairns Post back in 1995/1996 led the community protest against the $1 billion new hospital the State Government had planned for Cairns.
The Cairns Post had a front page photo of the Base Hospital with chains all over it, and the banner headlines "HANDS OFF OUR HOSPITAL" as part of the campaign.
I hope Gavin King and John Mackenzie read this, because a friend of mine died enroute to Townsville Hospital, in a helicopter because we didn't have the facilities here to save his life. I pray to God that you two suffer the same fate. Poetic justice!

nomooremike said...

Cairns has a museum, and no-one uses it, the place is crying out for funds, I doubt if 90% of Cairns residents even know where it is.

Tony Hillier said...

What is the real motivation behind Rugnut and his loony apprentice's nonsensical stand against the Entertainment Precinct?

Rosa said...

A friend of mine just phoned to say she has been restricted from posting a comment on The Cairns Post's online forum on the Entertainment Centre issue. Perhaps people might like to try it for themselves??

athena said...

nomooremike, you couldn't really call that room of mostly paper and photos, and staffed by volunteers, a "museum". It is more like an antiquarian bookshop. Of course a lot of Cairns people wouldnt know where it is.
However if we get a modern museum staffed and run by Museums Queensland and exhibiting things such as dinosaur skeletons found in Queensland, ALL of Cairns would soon know about it.

Bob R. said...

Tony Hillier, I agree. There is something in it for the two of them, I am convinced of it.

Curly Joe said...

Rosa, I just tried to leave a comment on The Cairns Post website too about my support for the Entertainment Precinct, but was told something about posting too many comments and to try again later. I have not posted a comment on that site for several weeks!

Bob R. said...

If I am right then Ian Thomas is gearing up to run for Mayoralty next time. He was the developer behind the Colonial Club.

Bus. Op. said...

Ian Thomas was the developer and manager of the Cairns Colonial Club and that awful eyesore with the baby shit yellow paint, the Palm Royale on Alfred Street. At one time he was also involved with Cairns Property Office.

Bus. Op. said...

From what I know of him, I just cannot see Ian Thomas having the fortitude to cope with the persecution campaign that Mackenzie and King have undertaken against Val Schier. I also don't know what his state of health is. Whoever wants to stand as Mayor has to have the personal strength and coping abilities to withstand a continuous personal attack with all the hillbillies all fired up and screaming at you. He or she also has to have the physical health to withstand this stress. To put it bluntly, I can't see Ian Thomas coping with this at all.

CAIRNS ONE DAY said...

So this is where the real people hang out and make comments that make sense.Mackenzie has been been spreading this fear and loathing for over 20 years in Cairns,it drives me mad.Is there any truth in the Vietnam and little boys?It would'nt surprise me,as a matter of fact it makes sense because there must be some deep seated self hatred behind the poison that these two spread

Bus. Op. said...

I wouldn't know CAIRNS ONE DAY how Mackenzie gets his jollies and frankly I couldn't care less. I always think what people do behind closed doors is private. What I don't like is the way the mongrel has turned the Entertainment Precinct, which can only be beneficial to Cairns and the direction of our tourist industry, into a personal vendetta against the Mayor.

CBD Warrior said...

MP Warren Entsch's populist demand for a "rectangular stadium" has resulted in a survey on the Cairns Council website for such a project.

I note that no where does it discuss development of a "business case" for such a white elephant. This is typical - a sports facility that will be fully utilised a handful of times every year gets the tick as another location our hillbilly community can go and get hammered (just like the Amateurs, which is a thinly veiled "sporting event" disguising a weekend of alcoholism). And the hillbillies then demand a "business case" for the Entertainment Precinct. It's a local government role to service the cultural needs of the community, along with the sporting needs. No business case required!

Tony Hillier said...

CBD Warrior: "white elephant" is the operative term for the tennis stadium next to Tobruk Pool that we apparently had to have. Since Little Lleyton and co. contrived to lose to Belgium there in the Davis Cup tie last September, the complex has had precious little use.

Bob R. said...

CAIRNS ONE DAY, I doubt there is any "self loathing" attached to rugnut and king gobsnot. rugnut started the bullying campaign against Val Schier immediately following her surprise election probably in order to get her to resign and flee Cairns in tears. The fact that she displayed strength and dignity in the face of his hate campaign, then saw rugnut and gobsnot join forces to conduct the attack in tandem. They are both obsessive personalities who are using their positions without any conscience to bully, lie, misinform and divide the city. I don't think it is entirely politically inspired; the hate campaign is far too intense and too long for that to be the case. There is some other motivational factor, something which goes much deeper than supporting a mate, or supporting another political party.

Dollop said...

Back in the 90s I used to have the odd drink at the Mossman Hotel run by publican Phil Land, one time motor cycle copper. He tell us that he and his best mate used to have holidays in Thailand and the Phillipines 2-3 times a year to have their perverse way with little boys. Phil was never shy about it, he didn't discuss it in great depth but I never heard him deny it.

His best friend and occasional visitor at the pub? Rugnut McKenzie who, whenever asked about his trips with Phil, would finish his drink quickly and disappear with a scowl on his face.

Bazza said...

Here we go again, misleading stories aimed at Val Schier.
The last one was the short of facts re the council survey then a correction on page 2.
Yesterday the precinct budget blow out to $250.15 million, once again deliberate lies to create negativity.
Today this time page 11 correction obviously hoping not many will see it.
Here it is:
$240M
PRECINCT BUDGET
AN article in The Cairns Post yesterday about cost estimates for the Cairns Entertainment Precinct incorrectly stated that the cost for one of the master planned options was $250.15 million.
The estimated cost is actually $240.15 million. The proposed budget for the Cairns Entertainment Precinct remains $240 million, and the design phase will continue for the next 12 months.
The estimates will form part of Cairns Regional Council's business case, required by the State Government to secure $80 million of funding committed to the project.
Seems Danny boy still has trouble with the truth. Who is really paying him?
Ian Thomas, hope you are not wasting your time studing to be a mayor with your LNP mates, and don't bother calling into mckenzie show anymore it doesn't travel.
A "USED" new and used car salesman, developer will never be mayor of cairns and neither will anybody who was on byrnes council.
We already have a mayor with vision and proving it.

Bob R. said...

Word has it that Margie Cochrane is also going to put her hand up for the Mayoralty. If she has a skerrick of intelligence, she would know that Mackenzie and King would never support a woman mayor.

athena said...

Dollop, I wish you would cease with that type of talk about rugnut. I don't know if there is any truth in it and I don't want to know.

Curly Joe said...

Bus. Op. I doubt that rugnut and gobsnot will conduct any persecution against Ian Thomas. They will sell him to the public like the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Gavin Gobshite said...

It seems that to be a journalist these days you have to have the following qualifications:

1. Total disregard for the truth (tick Rugnut and Lickspittle)

2. Total lack of regard for community norms of morality and ethical conduct (tick Rugnut and Lickspittle)

3. Willingness to propmote anti-social and extreme political views (tick Rugnut and Lickspittle).

4. Willingness to bend over and take it from every third-rate spiv and carpetbagger in the region (tick Rugnut and Lickspittle).



Althopugh if anyone is thinking of sapplying for the job at the Port Douglas and Mosssman Gazette advertised recently, there are some additional qualifications:

1. be a drug-taker and pisshead.
2. be dirty and smelly.
3. be unable to look anyone straight in the eye.
4. Be available to the highest bidder.

nomooremike said...

I don't know if rugnut screws young boys, but if he does, not only is it illegal to travel overseas for those purposes, for which you can now be prosecuted in Australia, but the community has a right to know about it.

I think, in view of the way rugnut acts, that it's perfectly OK to phone his show and ask him, don't accuse, just ask him if there is any truth to the rumour that he travels to Asia to hump young boys.

Anonymous said...

Gavin, item 4 in both sections relating to journalistic qualifications are the same, so they can't be additional in the case of the Port Douglas and Mossman Gazette.

Anon. said...

Gobshite, you've just described some sociopathic characteristics. News Corp is frequently described as a sociopathic corporation.

tommo said...

It's an interesting exercise to ponder the direction News Corp has gone this past decade, as the Murdochs come under fire in the UK for illegal behaviour.
Faced with the real threat of the internet and the spectacular growth of social media and alternate news sites, the Murdochs have responded by pitching their empire into new depths of parasitical behaviours.
Raving shock jocks whose personal brand is to cause hatred and division have been syndicated ensuring the maximum numbers of gullible people are being steadily
brainwashed. Just as the Murdochs capitalised on sexual exploitation in the 70s,80s and 90s, now they have found another human characteristic to easily exploit and that is hate. I fear this blatant exploitative behaviour will only get worse. As a society we are in for some rough times.

Tony Hillier said...

To see the ultimate product/manifestation of the hate whipped up by shock jocks and tabloid hacks (I'm reluctant to classify them as journalists), specifically in the bored 'no hopers' that occupy the festering western burbs of most capital cities in Australia, the movie 'Snowtown' (currently showing at Cairns City Cinemas) is painful but compelling viewing.

athena said...

tommo, I agree. We're in for some stormy weather as the Murdoch sociopathic corporation uses another exploitative means to get its profits. Roll on social media!

athena said...

ugh Tony Hillier, I don't think I could bear to sit through that.

Buzz said...

"Cush over Carns" has got the shock jocks and their hillbillies spot on I reckon. It's all supposed to be fictitious but you know this is just how they carry on and when you read it in print form, all you can do is to laugh hey.

Edith Symthe said...

The vitriol and nonsense spewed by Rugnut & Lickspittle have been continuing since Day 1 of the current Council. Sure, there's aspects of Council we all don't like, but by & large it would seem that at present, the place functions. What has interested me, & this is a thread in several of the above comments, is where from & why? Initially I thought previous dipstick Mayor Byrne was perhaps funding (even in red wine?) the vitriol, with hopes of Val fleeing & he quickly returning. Maybe he's still in the wings? Maybe he's just tucked Marg Cochrane under his wing, & she will be the Puppet Mayor? Who knows.
But what really cheeses me off in this situation is the refusal of Val to effectively combat the vitriol. OK, in her first year as Mayor, she was just learning, & also had a PR - Kerrie Hull - who was antagonistic to Val, & was secretly undermining her. After Hull's well-paid departure, Val had the chance to have some really good PR, but so little happened.
But now, we have almost silence from the Council in the Cairns Post to refute this type of nonsense,& King's continuing harassment. Instead, we get glossy pamphlets, & even Val's own website is simply full of 'it's wonderful' postings. I know Val is committed to Win-Win situations as a person, but I reckon sometimes pollies just have to stand up and be counted, counter the punch and yell a bit. I've been disappointed all along with her lack of such an approach, & allowing the Post to create such confusing nonsense.


It's all very well to turn the other cheek

Tony Hillier said...

Well said, Edith - it's time for Val and some of the other thinking councillors to start countering and correcting the misinformation that's being sprayed around in the local meedya (ABC excepted). It sticks with some of the great unwashed who read the Compost and those gullible listeners who tune in to Rugnut's toxic radio show (albeit in mercifully dwindling numbers).

Maybe it would be opportune for the Mayor or the CEO to have a word in the new editor's shelllike, and perhaps to file a complaint at 4CA/Easy AM (or whatever it's called).

athena said...

Edith above, I agree with you. Rugnut started hammering Val instantly after she was elected most probably to try and get her to resign so that Byrne could walk right back into the job. Unlike all the other male representatives here, she did not get a "honeymoon" period from the media. I, too was frustrated that Val didn't kick back. If rugnut had started on me if I was a Councillor or Mayor, I would have walked right up to his studio, dressed to the 9s in power suit, high heels, Chanel blah blah, put on my best girlie voice, and once in front of him would have kicked his fucken balls up to his throat.

Tony Hillier said...

Go Athena ... Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. That would have ol' Rugnut cowering!

Anonymous said...

MacKenzie & King are Liberals through and through. They will support any Liberal or Coalition supporter. Margaret Cochrane gets their support and look how poor her performance is on telling the truth and standing up for decisions made at the council table. If it suits her cause in becomming Mayor she goes along with Mackenzies dribble and King writes nothing to show her up lack of solidarity to the decisions taken at Council which she was a part of. She is all for a rectangular stadium(just for Soccer) that in the long run will destroy every club no matter what is the code that presently has their own rectangular stadium. When will happen to Barlow Park without Rugby League. Rugnut and Lickspittle have attached Val since day one. They won't do the same to Cocky but as Mayor you will find that Cocky is not in Val's League. Charlie.

Anonymous said...

Goodness, Gavin King has even said he will support Paul Freebody regardless of his unsuitability to hold public office, despite an investigation into him by LNP headquarters, and in the face of Warren Entsch's public condemnation of his candidacy.

Bazza said...

Interesting on friday with the "marg hour" when the subject approached to the entertainment precinct that mckenzie halted procedings to state that the cairns post had made a mistake about the $250m cost the day before and there was a correction on page 11.
This fella is very selective about which letters to the editor he announces but chose to release this before marg had to do any defending and make her look as silly as she is.
If these people think all this crap is going to make things go their way, they are wrong, they do not have community at heart.

ECKERS said...

As a relative newcomer to Cairns I find it curious that there are two separate discussions on the influence of the local media currently underway, on two totally different blogs.(See comments on "Cush over Cairns"). Both these discussions provide evidence that Cairns is being stood over by what can only be described as a pair of media tyrants, arrogant bully boys who are dictating to the people of Cairns just who they can elect to the local Council, and once on the Council, what they should do or shouldn't do. This is an outright corruption of democratic principles!
How in the name of hell did it come to this? I'm wondering if I have moved up to a province in a banana republic????

Bus. Op. said...

Just read on Ian Thomas' facebook site that he does intend to run for the Mayoralty next year. It will be interesting therefore to see how rugnut and king gobsnot sell him to the public. I guess it will depend on how deferential and obsequious he is to them both, and what is in it for them both of course. Would Ian Thomas have the psychology to cope with the relentless persecution campaign that has been levied against Val Schier?
Looking at him, no. He does not look the most salubrious individual. I would say he would probably have either a stroke or heart attack.

Anon. said...

Just read your comments above tommo about how the Murdoch media have found another human characteristic to exploit...hate. With their shock jocks and tabloid hacks daily spewing hate, I wonder what role they played in the recent muder spree in Norway and the riots in London? I agree with you, we are in for a torrid time in the next decade or so.