Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt panicked after The Orstrahyun picked up on his libel here and wrenched his weekend blog post about prime minister Kevin Rudd's visit to Papua New Guinea, where Bolt accused Rudd of "overlooking" alleged pedophilia and corruption in PNG because the locals clapped loudly when he visited an isolated highlands community.
This is Bolt before The Orstrahyun story :
...you’d think that strained relationship was all due to Howard being mean, instead of PNG being notoriously corrupt and also hiding an (sic) pedophile now facing trial in Australia...This is Bolt after The Orstrahyun story :
Hilariously, after tagging an unconvicted man as "an pedophile", and changing the line without making it clear he had done so, Bolt then berates his readers for daring to do what he had done, only a few hours earlier :
....you’d think that strained relationship was all due to Howard being mean, instead of PNG being notoriously corrupt and also hiding a man now facing trial on charges of child sex abuse in Australia.
I should also stress that Mr Moti is charged with sex offences, but says he is not guilty and nothing yet has been proven against him. He must therefore be presumed to be innocent.
Likewise, any claims that the PNG Prime Minister is corrupt have not been proven anywhere to my knowledge and he, too, must be presumed to be innocent. Therefore any readers who make such allegations in comments below will be and have been snipped.
What Bolt actually meant was that anybody who tried to point out on his blog that he libeled Julian Moti, and caused injury to the likelihood of a fair trial in Australia for alleged underage sex crimes, would not make it onto his comment boards. Bolt must be "snipping" more comments than he publishes these days.
More incredibly sloppy journalism, libel, back-tracking and personal white-washing from Bolt, as he becomes more shrill, sneaky and hysterical by the day.
It's almost entertaining.