Defence is in the gun again over emails denigrating women.
General Morrison, Chief of Army is cranky and told reporters that a broader group of about 90 Defence personnel – overwhelmingly from the Army – may be on the periphery of the group involved in the email exchange.
…. he said the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service (ADFIS) told ADF chief David Hurley about the matter on April 10.
General Morrison was overseas at the time but was told when he returned soon after. Defence Minister Stephen Smith was also informed at the time.
I presume we have been sitting on this for two months waiting for an ideal time to announce the torrid details and today was definitely an ideal time to change the subject after yesterday’s ALP embarrassment over a derogatory menu.
Based on Tweets from a lib hater who would “rather be raped by a pitbull with aids than live in Abbott’s Australia” it all went pear-shape after the author stated the menu never left the kitchen and it was a joke between himself and his son. This became known last night but fully ninety minutes later the ABC were still on the case reveling in Pilbersec going on and on about that terrible Abbott and his team.
She had to know by that time so she was simply lying and the ABC, who also would have known there was nothing in the story, encouraged her.
I still haven’t heard any apologies or withdrawal from the ALP desparates or the ABC and I don’t expect any.
Catallaxy Files has a pretty good coverage of the affair – be sure to read the comments if you haven’t seen them yet.
You can just see them at ALP HQ…. “quickly we need a distraction – Defence Minister isn’t there a report you have been sitting on for two months? – let’s announce that!
And Defence saves the day again.
It makes sense, doesn’t it?