Instead of the sack, “double agent” Gladys Liu gets a makeover

Gladys Liu got a makeover Saturday thanks to a puff piece in the Good Weekend:

Gladys Liu is in her kitchen, rustling up dinner. While the politician stirs and sautés, my eye is caught by a photograph on the wall of a glamorous woman dressed in a cheongsam. Her hair is swept into an elegant coiffure. She clasps a fan and strikes a pose. When I move closer and study the image, I realise with a start who the woman is. At least, I think I recognise her. Spending time with Liu is like falling down a rabbit hole into a world where things are not always what they seem. She glances up. “Yes, that’s me,” she says.

The piece was not without criticism but clearly implied that if Galdys Liu is an agent of influence for the Chinese Communist Party then it is owing to passivity and naivety not malice and aforethought.

To me there was zero comfort (or relevance) in this. Naivety is no excuse for channeling CCP money into the Morrison Government. That’s absurd.

Liu should have been sacked months ago. Whether she is groomed or not, she is an agent of foreign influence via the money that she so excitedly channels, and is obviously and openly an inappropriate person to hold any ministerial office.

The same standard was applied to Sam Dastayari, who Peter Dutton labeled a “double agent”.

That instead Gladys Liu gets top billing with a Good Weekend puff piece, I’d guess negotiated by Government flackers, tells you just how low the Australian political economy has sunk.

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Comments

  1. Who’s to say that the entire party isn’t itself – or at least the great majority- aren’t United Front apparatchiks ?

    It’s an undisguised truth that they’ll submit to any form of moral perversion for a sniff of corrupt lucre and who has got deeper pockets than the CCP ? I think it’s underestimating their complicity to assume this is purely about maintaining their majority.

  2. “The same standard was applied to Sam Dastayari, who Peter Dutton labeled a “double agent”.
    That instead Gladys Liu gets top billing with a Good Weekend puff piece, I’d guess negotiated by Government flackers, tells you just how low the Australian political economy has sunk.”

    The differing results probably say more about internal labor party politics and sam’s position therein than anything else. People within the party were clearly ok with seeing him go.

    • Yes the wacky as ian lady cliche along same line as Rose Hancock. Supposed to be funny & endearing because she is irreverent and profoundly inappropriate but not allowed to point out obvious cos race ist

  3. Is that the house, Liu’s house, where Liu was photographed in multiple different parts of the house, standing next to Nick Zhao, whom she later denied remembering ever meeting?

    It’s one thing to forget someone you meet once at a function. It’s another to forget someone you invite to your house. And then sit and stand next to that person for multiple photographs.

    https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/the-curious-case-of-gladys-liu-messy-money-matters-the-spy-target-and-shadowy-china-groups/news-story/fa35963dcd3844b0717f3c26e98dac24

  4. A political career as risky to democracy as a bowl of bat soup at a dodgy Wuhan market. Just when will the symptoms first show and how many will be infected before attempts at containment start?

    Fairfax-Nine reckons it’s all good stuff right up to the exclusive on the very corruption it is helping to cement into Australian society.

    Have a ‘Good Weekend’ from the company that gets you to pay subscriptions to read advertising and marketing dressed up as “journalism”. I would not even line the litter tray with this media abomination in case it makes my cat’s rectum want to buy something.

    I mean, did they get a work experience kid to write this piece for free?

    “Her hair is swept into an elegant coiffure. She clasps a fan and strikes a pose.” – this isn’t writing, it is a collection of cliches put together by a snowflake who has been told that they are good at it by daddy.

  5. Spending time with Liu is like falling down a rabbit hole into a world where things are not always what they seem

    Well they got one thing right. Although, if you believe that Liu is a Chinese operative embedded within the LNP with the aim of taking control of Australia’s govenment then well, she’s exactly what she seems.

    • John Howards Bowling Coach

      Yep, and by publishing this type of puff piece to try to wash the questions against Gladys Liu is racism or just her own ego & ambition on display, the MSM are detaching themselves further in the eyes of the voting public, they do themselves a disservice if they want people to keep paying for journalism, rather than recognise how direct the link is between the elite and what is put up as news. There is less of a distinction between the CCP and their ‘news’ and what we are fed here, than most of us want to think is reality.

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