The Whip column in CityNews has been a disgrace to this city for far too long. This week’s effort was particularly poor form as he attempted to make a martyr of poor old John Brogden’s post-racism crucifixion.
People who know Broggers well have consistently said to me that he is far too nice a man to have a racist bone in his body.
But in my opinion there is no other way to interpret his “Mail Order Bride” remarks about an accomplished woman of considerable intellect other than as those of a racist (albeit in an affable Sydney money blokey sort of way). The only two characteristics Helena Carr shares with a mail-order bride are her gender and her race
In making light of this the Whip makes himself a party to racism. In publishing his comments CityNews can only be considered accomplices.