Glee­son a coal-hug­ger

The Queensland Times - - OPINION -

PAUL Mur­ray and An­drew Bolt have a rest, and into the breach steps Peter Glee­son.

His new job is with Sky News

Aus­tralia.

If a duck walks like a duck, it prob­a­bly is a duck. It’s an old trick, build a “straw man” then de­stroy him.

Glee­son is just walk­ing down the old path of pop­ulism, ig­no­rance, vil­i­fi­ca­tion and the ap­peal to prej­u­dice.

Glee­son’s ad­vice to farm­ers is to get their plac­ards out for Adani.

He se­lec­tively for­gets many farm­ers are in­volved in the Lock the Gate Al­liance against coal seam gas.

We shouldn’t open the big­gest coal mine in the world when coal is about to be phased out and prices set to tum­ble. Coal-fired plants are clos­ing.

The young will in­herit a planet in its death throes.

Pauline Han­son, Bob Kat­ter and Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump get a big tick from Glee­son which casts cred­i­bil­ity over his first and hope­fully last ap­pear­ance in The Queens­land Times. DAVID HAR­RIS Ad­dress with­held

Photo: Cath Friel

ON THE MOVE: Con­struc­tion equip­ment ar­rives at the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

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