It was just a little thing but it so classically demonstrated what a deceitful and conceited racist Andrew Bolt really is.
Today Bolt posted a piece about how the use of the English language is being eroded by people who migrate to Australia without having learnt how to write English properly. His motivation for the criticism was the opportunity for him to push his anti-multicultural nonsense as part of his program to peddle the cause of his brand of racism.
In the original post Bolt wrote:
Speaking and writing basic English is, after all, a key to good citizenship, neighborliness and effective integration.
The comment I wrote in response went thus:
For most people, Bolt, the answer to the problem would simply be to learn how to write English as well as speak it.
For you the answer would be not to allow 'foreigners' into Australia unless they're able to write English.
‘Speaking and writing basic English’, Bolt, ‘is not the key to good citizenship, neighborliness and effective integration’; tolerance is.
And, by the way, speaking of writing basic English, Bolt, in Australia we spell ‘neighborliness’ with a ‘u’ in it as in ‘neighbourliness’.
The comment was published.
At least, for a little while it was.
When Bolt discovered his embarrassing faux pas he pulled my comment and corrected his extremely embarrassing post as though nothing had happened.
Orwell’s Ministry of Truth has been at it again.
Fortunately, technology has the upper hand these days in countering such woeful deceit.