Last week, a fellow by the name of Patrick West, TV columnist for the UK based internet-magazine Spiked (Yes, the one of dubious provenance), published an entirely stereotypical and quite unenlightening piece about we marvellous Australians.
Because despite all of their protestations against Barry Humphriesâs character Sir Les Patterson, Ozâs own farting, swearing reprobate âcultural attach©â, Australia remains a philistine country
This week Guy Rundle responded, in a robust and respectably non-cringeworthy way.
Of note is the paragraph immediately under the headline of Mr. Rundleâs piece, presumably written by Spiked editors.
Last weekâs TV column by Patrick West, in which he called Australians âwhite trashâ, caused an uproar Down Under.
Hardly an uproar. A quick Google seems to provide little evidence that many in Australia even noticed. However, The Teleâs Anita Quigley, always one to focus on the big issues, did notice, and responded in a defensive and equally unenlightening way that somehow seems to prove Patrick Westâs point.