I’ve been appalled at the treatment by one of the nicest people in the industry, Anita Heiss, and how she is being treated by a certain “journalist” Andrew Bolt. While I do not want to give this man any more free publicity, it raises more issues about freedom of speech. There has been so much written on this subject, but when does Freedom of Speech become an excuse to be racist, abusive and a deliberate act to hurt ?

The old saying – if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all is something clearly being ignored in today’s world. Sure, we all need critique, commentary and varying views – but this man’s clear vendetta, and a clear breach of the law has gone past that.

I am so proud that people are standing up and not accepting  this bullying by Bolt. But why does he continue with this tirade? sore loser, free publicity for him ? or just plain ignorance?

I just hope the publicity gives Anita more book sales. And I wish Amazon was moderating the comments more. If you’d like to buy the book click here its available on Kindle. Its sold out on Booktopia & The Book Depositary. Lets hope Random House are doing a reprint quick. Or else check you old fashion book stores. I just checked and Glee Books has it.

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About jbmandm

I run a marketing consultancy, I work, I eat, I go out too much. I really love my dog. I'll try not to talk too much about work,,,,or my dog.
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2 Responses to If you can’t say anything nice…

  1. Emma says:

    Very well put, I have been aware of the unfolding via comments on SM channels, it makes me very uncomfortable to say the least.
    … but now to turn to the positive …
    I finished reading ‘Am I Black Enough For You?’ last week – I found it uplifting, powerful and incredibly well written by an intelligent writer.

  2. jbmandm says:

    Thanks for your comment Emma…spread the word about how great the book is. Success is a mighty powerful thing!

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