Updated: Jun 24, 2019
By BIANCA BARDEN
JUNE 23, 2019
What does Israel Folau and Sarah Hanson Young have in common?
Nothing, you scream. They couldn’t be more polar opposites.
And you’d be right, except for one thing.
As of Friday, the one, and probably only thing, they have in common is they have both set up GoFundMe accounts in order to pay for legal fees.
Israel Folau has set his up to fight impending legal action after Rugby Australia sacked him for a post he made on Instagram.
Sarah Hanson’s fund was set up to pay for a legal defence based on her belief that inappropriate comments were made in the Senate by another Senator that she believed were sexist.
The media, print, radio and TV have spent copious amounts of airtime and column inches this weekend attacking the extreme wealth of Israel Folau, beseeching the public not to donate to his campaign as he should be able to fund this himself.
As of late Sunday night, the vicious attack dogs have turned their vitriol to his wife Maria, who dared to share Folau’s ‘support’ post, in support of her husband. Her sin? Supporting her husband.
Journalists have spent weekends at the Folau’s community church, waiting with baited breath for him to speak of his beliefs that come from the Bible that admonishes homosexuality, with the sole purpose of reporting on it to the public to further fan the flames of division and invoke more hatred towards Israel Folau.
Here’s where the hypocrisy, double standards if you will, kicks in.
When the media wrote about Sarah Hanson Young’s GoFundMe, initially set up by Jane Caro and Prof Simon Chapman, they outlined Hanson-Young’s claims, giving Leyonhjelm a chance to respond. A fair article to all parties involved. No one camped at her weekend leisure spots waiting for her provide a gotcha moment. No journalist trawled through her personal expenses and incomes to discredit her using GoFundMe to cover legal costs.
The outcry from the media and the frenzied left has been outrageous and hypocritical. Where were the left screaming out for Sarah’s GoFundMe account to be pulled down because it broke GoFuneMe Terms and Conditions? Where were the left begging for the GoFundMe that was set up to fund a Trump balloon designed to antagonize Trump Supporters, to be pulled down? Where was all of their self-righteous indignation then? Nowhere to be seen.
Where was it when “EggBoy” had a GoFundMe account set up to pay for his possible legal fees? Oh, they were scrambling online, logging on to GoFundMe to donate.
As Folau’s GoFundMe lurches over $700,000, and the media continue to give airtime and column inches to attacking Folau and trying to convince the public that the ‘silent majority’ aren’t supporting Folau, it would appear that the ‘silent majority’ are loudly voting again, this time with their wallets and they are speaking much louder than the hypocritical left and the media. AGAIN.