The Art of the Australian Insult


Double Standards
March 21, 2009, 4:03 am
Filed under: Crime, Miscellaneous bad behaviour, Sport | Tags:

“If Marcus Einfeld was a recidivist, face-smashing, drink-driving football star, he would be doing some nominal “community service”. He would be ostentatiously rehabbing and promising to “deal with his issues”. After a brief interval “focusing on the positives”, he would be mentoring and role-modelling his way into some tacky Hall of Fame, before starting a career as a commentator. Justice James’s decision strikes at the heart of justice: equality before the law.”

Frank Campbell Elmhurst (Vic), commenting on Marcus Einfeld’s prison sentence for perjury to get out of a traffic fine.

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