LOLing: New Matilda apology to Andrew Bolt

Andrew Bolt is a petty little man columnist in Rupert Murdoch's Herald-Sun newspaper in Melbourne who sprays bile over his favourite imagined foes of the left, climate change believers and the stolen generation. (According to him, it never happened.)

Not surprisingly he was ropable last week when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (still not tired of typing that) apologised to said Stolen Generation on behalf of the government and the parliament.

The left-leaning bloggers at New Matilda published their apology to Andy Pandy shortly afterwards.

I'm sorry we had the blazing audacity to kick John Howard out. I apologise for our flagrant ingratitude towards him for all he did for us, and to you for all you did for him. I'm sorry for that little smile we keep allowing to creep onto our faces. I am so, so sorry for the way we put you on the sidelines.

For the pain, suffering and hurt of you, your fellow Howard-boosters and their descendants, we say sorry. To Bolt and Akerman, Henderson and Windschuttle, for the breaking up of the Liberal leadership, we say sorry. And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud right-wing people and a proud culture of denial, dog whistles and xenophobia, we say sorry.

Honestly, Andrew, I’m really and truly sorry for you.

Check it out in full here.