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Hypocrisy Personified.

This truly is the most hypocritical statement I've ever seen.

Apparently, only wind farms in Tasmania kill birds.  Astonishing hypocrisy from this man.

Former Greens leader and veteran activist Bob Brown is campaigning to stop a $1.6 billion wind farm development in Tasmania because it will spoil the view and kill birds.

Despite the criticisms levelled at former prime minister Tony Abbott and treasurer Joe Hockey for describing wind turbines as “ugly”, Dr Brown said the Robbins Island plan was, visually, a step too far. “Mariners will see this hairbrush of tall towers from 50km out to sea and elevated landlubbers will see it, like it or not, from greater distances on land,” Dr Brown said. “Its eye-catchiness will divert from every coastal scene on the western Bass Strait coastline.”

Dr Brown, who fought against Queensland’s Adani coal mine, said the world needed renewable energy to replace fossil fuels, and fast, but the Robbins Island wind farm “is an aileron too far”.



Absolutely agree with you Darcy. Hypocrites abound when there is work to be done.  

Another academic hypocrite and DH.


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Like all the Greens, another hypocrite. He doesn't want coal He advocates renewables as long as it's not close to where he lives or spoils his view :(

""We all know that there is a considerable amount of noise pollution from wind farms but that has not prevented Brown from being an advocate for them for a long period. I had never believed that Brown could become a NIMBY.""

Graham Richardson in todays'Australian.  Link

Even an old Labor stalwart can't believe the hypocrisy.    The Greens, including Bob Brown, should be embarrassed to even show their faces .   Labor they have been in partnership with the Greens for a long time.   One can only wonder how many Labor MPs are secretly shocked by this brazen show of hypocrisy, but too timid to speak out as Richo has.

...have not seen it mentioned anywhere on the ABC...funny that!  I thought all news would be broadcast but apparently not when it is something to do with Bob Brown being a hypocrite!!

Ardnaher and Suze, I noticed also.  It's really quite sickening.

Thanks for your replies.

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Yes it is interesting that this was not mentioned on the ABC 

I have contacted the ABC asking why no word of it on any ABC program?  guess what no response!!



As is said in the Spectator

"The only conclusion is that Bob Brown is now an official unperson at our ABC for this ideological crime of opposing a wind farm.

And further, even mentioning Bob Brown’s name in relation wind turbines could be a thought crime at the our ABC."

‘Unperson’. You know the word. George Orwell coined it for Nineteen Eighty-Four, as being someone erased from society, the past, the present, the universe, and existence.

LOL Craig Kelly sure has a sense of humour.

The picture has a Spectator link ..just click on this excellent article :)

But then

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and who said the ABC was not biased???  only reporting what suits their agenda perhaps?? last a mention of it on Insiders yesterday...a very wishy-washy  soft interview with Di Natalie about Bob Brown's comments...did not really get into the nitty gritty and the word "hypocrite" was never mentioned...don't know why the female interviewer even bothered raising it