Here at PEDESTRIAN.TV, we’re not ashamed to generally be some of the first to call out Sydney tabloid The Daily Telegraph for using its wide-circulation and sizeable influence to disseminate some truly heinous, misleading and damaging takes.

Today however, we’re pleasingly surprised to inform you all that the Tele has come out in support for the ‘Yes’ vote in the ongoing same-sex marriage postal survey “debate”, via its Friday editorial section.

Kindly accept this incredibly hesitant, sedate “Right on”.

Admittedly, it takes the fuckers an inordinate amount of time to get to the crux of the editorial: that the Tele is encouraging their readers to vote ‘Yes’. Before that, the article gives credence to the bullshit “both sides have valid arguments” claim, praises Tony Abbott, because of course, and for some reason employs a mind-numbingly bad cricket metaphor:

Sir Donald Bradman once noted, however, that a consensus on what exactly constituted a throw was remarkable difficult to achieve – despite all interested parties being in support of the same rule.

Fuckin’… wut?

Ultimately though, after a smidge of Islamaphobia thrown in for good measure (literally the only individual from the ‘No’ side they decry is the head of the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia), the Daily Telegraph editorial hits it right on the head, for possibly the first time in decades:

If it is a straightforward question: Should the rights of one group of Australians be enjoyed in equal measure by another group of Australians?

The answer is Yes.

Feel free to join us in giving the tiniest of kudos to the Tele, but hey let’s not forget it constantly gives column space to the likes of monsters Andrew Bolt, Miranda Devine and Piers Akerman, nor do they deserve forgiveness for their long list of slights against trans people, welfare recipients, drug users, women and oh look, the very people they only just decided to throw a small shred of support to, LGBTIQ people.

Swings and roundabouts friends, swings and roundabouts.

Source: The Daily Telegraph