Dear @theheraldsun and @dailytelegraph, nothing personal, but I've lodged a @AusPressCouncil complaint tonight against your columnist, Andrew Bolt, on the basis of this article.
I would have done the same thing if he told everyone to drive drunk, too. Letting you know here first. Image
2/ Perhaps you could publish some content about why killing kids in wheelchairs is a horrible idea and un-Australian and why inciting riots is a terrible idea in a public health crisis.

Six police officers were hospitalised and many others injured.
3/ That doesn't count the potential toll to their lives and the lives of family members of the violent thugs who rioted in the streets of Melbourne today. #melbourneprotests

Shall we make up our own driving laws, too? Our own drinking rules? What about our own drug laws?
4/ I am pretty sure I can wing it home driving in a car after a bottle of wine, but I admittedly haven't tried for a number of years, and it was only on my deserted country roads. Never once had an accident. Common sense, really. Should all be allowed to drink drive.
5/ What about using drugs or driving unroadworthy cars? Hey, it is my car and my choice - do not interfere with my vehicular autonomy, Big Brother. I could do all three, actually - I could be flying high and look chances are that I would not kill anyone on my remote country road.
6/ That's not what your Mr Bolt did. Your Mr Bolt carried out an act which was actively inciting people to break public health and safety orders. He didn't just tell them to drive drunk and stoned, he told them to do it in peak hour in the city.
7/ That, gents, is not just an act of peak recklessness, neglectfulness and blithe disregard for the clinically vulnerable in our country.

That was an act designed to incite people to endanger those same individuals, who include little kids in wheelchairs.
8/ And by publishing, you are also culpable. Ten days from now, I would like you to watch the statistics rise in Melbourne, if that happens. And I would like you to consider the deaths of those who are now crowding our hospitals - and your level of responsibility in your roles.
9/ I come from the country, where we are taught that dobbers kiss robbers, so putting you in to the Press Council is a bit of a radical act for me. I have to be pushed a long, long way to do that. So I am extra salty.

'Free speech' comes with consequences. End.

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Let's start with last year.
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Go on, do it. Open up a window.
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