|JULIAN TOMLINSON WITH DISGRACED|
FATHER AND LNP RATBAG, MAX.
A few weeks ago, Cueball MacKenzie apparently got his marching orders from his LNP mates.
'You were so good at pushing the Cairns Post's Gavin King forward as a political force, we want you to do it now for our new Cairns Post darling, Julian Tomlinson'.
Julian Tomlinson is the so-called Deputy Editor of the Cairns Post. And of course as such, he lives in Townsville, not Cairns. Julian got his start in Rupertland with the Gold Coast Bulletin. On the sport desk.
The "Tomlinson" touch is now being fully applied to the Cairns Post. The appeal to the bogan-end of town is now being emphasised with bogan headlines about crocs and boat ramps getting page one, and even bogan-directed "Street Survey" questions now getting special attention. All in vain, as the ComPost circulation is down almost 30% while the Cairns population continues to grow.
|HOW ABOUT A QUESTION FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS - "DO YOU|
THINK CAIRNS IS THE BOGAN CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?"
Tomlinson, who's Facebook sign-in name is "Greasy Pig", is shaping up to be even more misogynistic than the disgraced Gavin King. So extreme have been Tomlinson's writings, in Townsville he was the subject of a research paper by Dr. Ryl Harrison, Higher Education Policy Adviser at James Cook University.
His writings in the Townsville Bulletin about women in politics have been widely criticised. And when letters from those he's attacked roll into the Townsville Bulletin, he's used his position to block publication of these contrary opinions.
Julian Tomlinson got his position the usual, blokey-way - by virtue of his father, Max Tomlinson being editor of the Townsville Bulletin (1998-2003). Ol' Max then spread his wings, becoming media advisor for Liberal Party Senator Ian MacDonald. And Max was pre-selected as LNP candidate for the seat of Thuringowa in 2010, but didn't even get over the line in that election. Normally I wouldn't be ascribing the sins of the father to the son, but when daddy starts using his position to grease the skids for his little boy. . . . well you get our drift. The dickhead doesn't far fall from the shaft.
|SOME OF JULIAN TOMLINSON'S|
"ADDED VALUE" TO THE
This was too much even for Tony Abbott, who shit-canned ol' Maxie in barely a day.
At the same time, Julian launched into his own attack on "feminists" and using his position at the Townsville Bulletin, refused to publish an objection to his rant that was signed by 59 Townsville organisations and 150 Townsville residents.(1) At least the Cairns Post allowed a trickle of dissents when Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King launched into one of his racist/sexist/ignorant tirades.
Julian, who has no higher education in journalism (which is now seen as a positive in the bizarro world that is Newscorp) was identified by another popular Cairns blogger already spewing right-wing babble not long after Tomlinson was first anointed with his "deputy editor" position. A position he got ahead of a precious educated few who actually WENT to journalism school, but didn't have the all-important right-wing family connection. The purpose of higher education is in part to develop the skills of "critical thinking and analysis". Not necessary when your job is to represent the blokey, bogan electorate as is Julian Tomlinson.
With Max's political career all but over as a result of his big mouth and dinosaur mentality, he's turned all his attention into grooming Julian - a bogan version of Joe Kennedy. And he's decided Cairns will be the benefit of his largess - with most in Townsville now wise to the name "Tomlinson".
Such is the fruit of Max Tomlinson's loins, now cutting his teeth on the Cairns electorate, and being groomed by John MacKenzie (via phone from Townsville) for his upcoming political career as Cairns' next LNP neanderthal. The other two Tomlinson sons, Nick and Damian? Daddy doesn't love them.
Enjoy! And be warned!
(1) http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/34419/1/34419-harrison-2013-thesis.pdf: page 224