Andrew Bolt has not blogged for some time and his site bears the cryptic message-
No politics until further notice. Principles to weigh up. Faith to keep. Sorry.
Some days ago Bolt published a comment on an article by Glen Milne in the Australian newspaper. He also said
“On Monday, I’m tipping, a witness with a statutory declaration will come forward and implicate Julia Gillard directly in another scandal…”
Milne’s opinion piece alleged that Prime Minister Julia Gillard had somehow been an accomplice to her one-time partner Bruce Wilson’s alleged fraud. Late yesterday The Australian issued an apology to the PM and scrubbed the story from its website, issuing the following statement-
THE AUSTRALIAN published today an opinion piece by Glenn Milne which includes assertions about the conduct of the Prime Minister. The Australian acknowledges these assertions are untrue. The Australian also acknowledges no attempt was made by anyone employed by, or associated with, The Australian to contact the Prime Minister in relation to this matter. The Australian unreservedly apologises to the Prime Minister and to its readers for the publication of these claims.
Andrew Bolt has now removed his quotes from the article that appeared on his blog. The witness in Bolt’s statement was widely believed to be the writer of the original article, Glenn Milne. It turned out to be Michael Smith of Sydney radio station 2UE. However Smith decided late yesterday not to discuss Milne’s story or read the promised statutory declaration.
There’s no official explanation as to Bolt’s silence, but it has to be connected in someway to the Glen Milne article. If the Australian with all its resources needed to apologise, I’d say Bolt will also be forced to apologise or else resign. He may even be facing legal action once again. Meanwhile, the truth of the Gillard matter remains under a cloud of left wing murk and silence.
Sure takes the heat off the Thompson scandal. Bolt has been the most successful destroyer too of the left’s global warming scam. They hate him intensely for speaking out against their plans and mustering opposition to their power seeking schemes.
Someone possessed of a suspicious mind might think the left wing of the Australian media had engineered the whole thing. Naaah, no way those guardians of truth and light would ever be guilty of that kind of deception.
UPDATE– (hat tip KG)
Bolt has recently posted the following message on his blog-
After discussions, I now feel free to speak my mind. So I shall. In tomorrow’s column. I apologise for the mysteriousness, but I did not want to act in anger or before matters had been resolved. I had to be fair to my employer and to my readers, and I apologise if you think I’ve had the balance wrong over the past 24 hours.