Coup Apologist Walsh Under Fire
"Coup apologist Walsh under fire"By Fiji Democracy Now
"As people born and bred in Fiji we at FDN have always found it irritating and often downright insulting when confronted with the patronising likes of neo-colonial relics such as Crosbie Walsh. But we don’t always say so (after all, shouldn’t the natives know their place?). But today we’re delighted to draw your attention to a wonderful piece of writing in which the carping coup apologist gets a well deserved pay-out from veteran Pacific affairs writer, Michael Field."
I really must be getting under their skin. The Australian anti-govenment blog has missed a critical inconsistency in their argument: neither I nor Michael Field were born and bred in Fiji. Yet they find me "insulting" and a "relic" and Michael "wonderful" and a "veteran." There must be some other reason for their forked judgment. But for the record, I suspect I was living in Fiji before most of them were born or bred.
For readers not quite understanding FDN's annoyance, see Michael's rebuttal to my posting identifying him as another blogger who gets things wrong. I published the rebuttal under "Read and Be Entertained, It's Pure 'Field Genius'" on Wednesday 10th. Make sure to read the comments in one of which I answer his accusations and inuendos. The story that started the spat, "Michael Field: Another Blogger Who Gets it Wrong," was published on March 4th. Readers should note, although it's pretty obvious, that Field, FDN and the other blogs who have published Field's comments (but not mine) do not actually address any of my arguments.
Makes good weekend reading?