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

30 July 2013

CAIRNS TOURISM TO TAKE ANOTHER BLOW AS RACIST BROADCAST OF 4CA AND LOCAL BILL BURDETT GETS NATIONAL ATTENTION ON ABC "MEDIAWATCH"

Racist views are stock-in-trade for our Cairns 4CA talk show host, John "Cueball" MacKenzie.  A man who takes everyday events and turns each one into a phony "crisis" in order to gin up a little energy in his mostly geriatric listeners.

And despite the required presence of a "dump" button (and seven second delay) to keep the most vitrolic (and illegal) comments from going to air, it never gets used despite the most eggregious filth coming from local callers.

It's the only place in Australia where you'll here the word "n*****" routinely broadcast.  Coming from the mouth of a former Queensland government minister, no less.




MacKenzie's own use of the phrase "n***** in the woodpile" got no comment from the leaders in our community.  The use of this same phrase in Sydney this past weekend caused a major kerfuffle in news reports as government employees were called to account for this racial epithet.

This neanderthal broadcaster got Cairns some national attention Monday night, with some of this racist filth featured on the ABC Program "Mediawatch".



The thousands that read this blog everyday know that Cueball MacKenzie routinely allows racist, sexist, misogynist, and other filth to be broadcast on 4CA under the guise of "public affairs" programming.  Is this the image of Cairns we want to be sending to the world?

Is this an image that enhances Cairns as a world-class tourist destination?

And he can't duck from the racism by claims he's just allowing people their say - his own views on Asians came from his own mouth.

"OUR lives are precious, we've got to see it that way, we can't fall back to that - - - The situation you see in some Asian countries, obviously human life does not have such a value as we put on it here". . .
  



Along with the racist views of our Member for Cairns Gavin King, who famously wrote that Chinese are "freaks and weirdos", and women should be responsible for their own rapes, isn't it time this junk be removed from the broadcast airwaves in Cairns?  Like any community Cairns has (more than) its share of racists.  Unlike any other community in Australia however, we have one of them controlling three hours of radio time every morning who allows this filth oxygen.

It gives all of us at HBW great shame to see our filthy laundry being aired in public across our country.    

It's got to stop.




39 comments:

Destiny Prophet said...

Congratulations Hillbilly - Great to see Media Watch picking up on what you've relentlessly pursued for years. Surely his employers and advertisers have to at some stage consider what they are linking themselves with.

Anonymous said...

This is off subject but karma. Mckenzies interview with bill from brinsmead has just been on media watch and his failure to use the seven seconds dump button highlighted along with his laughing jovial send off to fuckwit bill. So the bastard has been outed, now lets see if cops some sort of censure from authorities

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Anonymous said...

Maccamaccamacca's racist rant just made it on Media Watch. Now the whole country can see what sort of simpletons dominate this place...

Anonymous said...

Will the Compost pick up on it ? Probably not...

THE END said...

I don't know why everyone is so shocked. Don't we, or most of us with a level of education and reality of the world around us expect comments like these from the "bills" of Cairns. The old national party die hard's and rusted on retired no bodies who dream of their glory days of apartheid but try to cope in the modern world with the support of the mackenzies of this world to sustain their outdated views. The end

Joihnno Nixon. said...

70 years ago mad Bill would have made the " Perfect Nazi ". He is still a fair dinkum fascist. Mackenzie on his LNP Radio Show loves him.

Tony Hillier said...

"Bill" and "Cueball" will no doubt regard their appearance on Media Watch as a badge of honour! Their being outed will only reinforce the opinion of peeps "down souff" that we are all heathen hillbillies in the far north.

Ivor said...

Thank goodness Cairns has a Ukulele festival and not a Banjo one

Anonymous said...

Bill was just on 4CA, obviously at Macca's invitation. He was a bit nervous at first, but was soon in full swing. He didn't use the "N" word this time, but referred to indigenous people as "baboons" instead.Yes, it's Bill the babbling baboon from Brinsmead. Did Macca object ? He's probably still sniggering about it.

An Observation said...

I don't think Cairns is dominated by simpletons - Mr Anonymous, in fact we are more open minded than a lot of other Towns down the Coast.
There is very little difference between this blog and 4CA except that the opinions are exteme and polar opposites. At least on radio your name is out for people to identify one as a complete tool if that is what you believe whereas blogs like this attract the extreme low life and gutless minority who can voice their ignorant views from the safety of their keyboard.
Neither medium allows a balanced debate or alternate views. Radio has the extreme right whilst this blog has the extreme left and ALP stooges.It's an undeniable fact.

Talk back radio on AM in Cairns has done more damage to this town than good especially over the past 5-10 yrs. The idiots like Bill, Tennie, Raj and the other band of small minded regular throwbacks that dominate his programme are the polar opposites of the equally at times gutless foul mouthed contributors to this blog.
Regrettably this is the new world of media we live in.

Jethro said...

I wish radio 4CA would wake up to the fact that their resident Neanderthal racist and misogynist is giving Cairns a bad name around Australia. When I show people what Mackenzie and King did to try and scuttle the Ukulele Festival, they all express horror. I believe the city sunk to its lowest point ever during that time when both King and Mackenzie used the idea to pillory and belittle the former Mayor just because she supported the idea. It was the worst type of ugly redneck behaviour I have ever encounted.

Anonymous said...

email 4ca station manager and express your disgust and ask for his sacking....i have! The email address is mike.harvey@primeradio.com.au

Anonymous said...

I would have taken you serious "An Observation", if you had put your money where your mouth is and posted under your full name...It's a bit of a contradiction to talk about "the extreme low life and gutless minority who can voice their ignorant views from the safety of their keyboard", while posting under a pseudonym yourself. The problem with 4 CA is that no alternative opinions are allowed and only a select few get a say. The odd dissenter who gets through is immediately subjected to ridicule by a sniggering McKenzie, before being cut off.You can voice your opinion here, but you would never be allowed to do the same on 4 CA's TalkBack.

Anonymous said...

Bring Back Val - she didn't deserve the rant from the likes of this bloke!

Anonymous said...

Mention another radio station when you talk to him and he soon reaches for that cut off button!

An Observation said...

It's not safe to give your name on this blog as regrettably there are some disturbed people who are just too extreme and will contact you in your home.
This has happened to a number of letter writers to the Cairns Post and to contributors on several local Facebook sites.
Free speech comes with risks and ones family is too valuable no matter which side of the political fence you are on.Personally i would prefer that names be compulsory as per other blogs as it tends to calm the fanatics down somewhat and create a bit more of a rational two sided debate.

Vi L. Schumm said...

Re An Observation's comments, if you are a regular reader you should be aware that contrary views ARE accepted on the blog, unlike on 4CA. And what is your justification or evidence for referring to 'ALP stooges' and 'extreme left'?

Yes, I agree that people should not contact you in your home. Neither should they attack you under cover of Parliamentary privilege.

Jethro said...

"An Observer", have you ever read the title of this blog? Do you understand what this blog was set up for? It is a RESPONSE to John Mackenzie. Throughout the life of this blog, I have been a regular contributor. At no time have I resorted to foul language or crass descriptions. I have exposed John Mackenzie and Gavin King as outright liars. They both, over and over parroted the lie that our Cairns airport was sold on the promise of a "new hospital". No such promise was ever made. I provided the press statements from the then Minister for Health, Steven Robertson, the Premier Anna Bligh and the local Member, Desley Boyle, stating that the funds from the airport would go towards extensions for the hospital plus to buy land for the new hospital. (This has been done.) Mackenzie himself led the ugly crusade against Cairns getting a new hospital in 1995/1996when Keith deLacey as the Member for Cairns and the State Treasurer wanted to build a brand new hospital near MacNamara Street. We know what happened. Rather than face a clear defeat, such as Val Schier did, when Mackenzie mounted yet again another vicious crusade against a modern iconic building for Cairns in the form of the Entertainment Precinct in 2011, deLacey backed off and gave it to Townsville. Mackenzie has been a negative influence on this city. His rants against the Ukulele Festival saw many people with ideas for festivals back away in fear. We will never know what we have missed out on. Mackenzie's attacks upon Val Schier were just unprecedented in this city. I vividly recall the Monday after her surprise election, Mackenzie phoned his very good and very close friend of many years, Kev Byrne and said, "Oh mate, mate, mateI, we never saw it coming." From then on, the abuse, the mocking, the sneering, the vilifying started and continued. Mackenzie wouldn't even allow Val Schier as the MAYOR to appear on his program without "cash for comment". I could go on, however to sum up, the man disgusts me for the damage he has done to this city, for his extreme archaic views, his prejudices, his misogynism and his outright lies and misinformation.

Liz said...

Well done Hillbilly Watch! "An Oobservation" might like to have a look at some of the facebook political sites, rather than HBW which was set up to counter Mackenzie's lies and misinformation. So we are all "ALP stooges and extreme left" are we?? Most interesting deduction. Most interesting, but also wrong.

Anonymous said...

HaHa - Excellent - I tipped off Media Watch last week with a link to this blog - happy that they picked up the story...

ruby said...

So "An Observer" Jethro above has given you a good example of why blogs such as Hillbilly Watch need to exist.
You have a bit of a hide coming in here and bellyaching that it is stacked with "ALP stooges and lefties" when rugnut refuses to allow ALP politicians on his program and has it stacked to the rafters day after day with LNP politicians.

k. nevill said...

An observation, i think your supposed reason for not using your name is a cop out. And i agree with all of the above re mckaenzie and what this blog was set up for. But it has grown from there and the color run is the latest in a series of investigative journalism that puts the cairns post to shame. Not every thing on here is about left or right wing politics. Its more about balancing the biased, one sided crap we get from mainstream media. I have given up trying to get onto the cairns post site and king, trout and the color run have deleted my posts from their sites and stopped me from commenting. And none of my posts get down to the level of bill from brinsmead

Anonymous said...

McKenzie is apparently not getting his Monday slot back, so that leaves only 4 hours of newspaper reading, 4 hours of advertising and advertorials plus 4 hours of "talk-back" per week. Talkback consists of 30 % free LNP propaganda, 60 % of Bill, Pearl, Raj etc. and 10 % of other stuff, which contains some snippets of interest. That's about 25 minutes per week.

mickwow said...

What about a demonstration out the front
of 4ca complete with loud voices
etc,just like the one we had at
Parramatta PARK school when Newman first
came to power...he looked rattled at the
intense mood of the demonstrators.If it
was done right it would bring heaps of
unwanted heat to his employers and might
start the ball rolling to fuck him off

























































Anonymous said...

People all over the world are geting sick of these vile "shock-jocks" :http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/shock-n-roll-radio-djs-rush-limbaugh-and-sean-hannity-dropped-after-ad-boycott-8737241.html

Anonymous said...

This is sad. 20 years ago we all used to listen to John Mackenzie to get good, balanced feedback about local and regional issues. Pollies and community leaders from all sides of the political divide used to speak on his show, unhindered. Why did this man become so bitter? As I say, a pathetic sad sack who needs to be sacked...

Bob R. said...

Damn right, we are sick and tired of the "shock jocks". We're not "shocked" anymore, we're bloody disgusted with their hate mongering, their bellyaching, their ranting and raving. We want BALANCED discussions, not having someone's one eyed viewpoint rammed down our throats. I'm glad Limbaugh and Hannity are sacked. I've listened to some of their USA programs. Frankly, they're insane. I suspect some of our own "shock jocks" aren't the full quid either.

Anonymous said...

you're so right anonymous 22:37. it used be just a local talk back show. I think the change started some years ago when Byrne lost thre council election and King became a regular contributor. it has all been downhill from there. the hate campaign against Val Schier was unprecedented and it soon turned into a hate campaign against anything that was not pro LNP. we need someone young and progressive in there who deals with local issues without all the prejudice and let all sides have a say.

Anonymous said...

It's probably no coincidence that one of the Mckenzie's main sponsors is a company selling hearing aids. He just told Tenni to get one, which was quite hilarious as the old fool apparently already got one. Maybe McKenzie should start advertising for lobotomies as well...

Tony Hillier said...

Methinks you are paranoid, "Observation". I've expressed vehement opinions under my own name since the inception of HBW and have yet to receive an abusive phone call or a late-night knock on my door.

Anonymous said...

Mackenzie is on the LNP payroll.

Seth said...

Mackenzie is still singing the praises of Campbell Newman as Mr "Can Do". Last poll, Newman had a popularity rating of around 8% or something. He's as popular as a plague of rats as each week more and more people lose their jobs or get put on three month contracts.

I.M. Rich-Aschit said...

Damn, I've been harassing the wrong Tony Hillier!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

This grub is listed as a donor to the Unity Team election campaign. He gave them $ 500. http://rajcairnsreport.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/the-cairns-unity-team-inc-unity-2012-3.pdf

Anonymous said...

To be clear, I meant Bill the Baboon from Brinsmead. The list of donors makes interesting reading...

Anonymous said...

You'd be angry, bitter and twisted too if you hadn't had sex you didn't pay for since 1975. Hey John?

Anonymous said...

Mckenzie has got a new regular expert on everything : "Chops", a butcher from Palm Cove who was just allowed to carry on with an anti refugee rant. I might have misheard, but it sounded like he called refugees bloody "g**ks". This gets better every day. Makenzie was lapping up every word and advised "Chops" to call Alan Jones...

Anonymous said...

Bill Burdett has made the paper today for demolition of a lovely house at Edge Hill. The guy is a creep.