And the 2019 Winners Are…
Gold Ernie and Media Silver Ernie
Alan Jones – “Now I hope Scott Morrison gets tough here with a few backhanders…She’s a clown, Jacinda Ardern…I just wonder whether Scott Morrison is going to be fully briefed to shove a sock down her throat”.
Political Silver Ernie
Scott Morrison – “It’s not in our values to push some people down to lift some people up. That is true of gender equality. We don’t want to see women rise only on the basis of others doing worse.”
Celebrity Silver Ernie
Author John Marsden – “Men who feel rage as a result of the failure of their mothers to effectively manage the inevitable eventual separation between mothers and their sons…are highly likely to project that rage onto future intimate partners, and often all women.”
Sport Silver Ernie (The Warney)
Channel 7AFL for removing the photo of Tayla Harris kicking the football rather than moderating the trolls commenting on the thread.
Judicial Silver Ernie
Police Officer Neil Punchard – For giving a woman’s details to her violent former husband, texting “just tell her you know where she lives and leave it at that. Lol. She will flip.”
Industrial Silver Ernie
John Setka, CFMEU Secretary for telling the CFMEU executive that the work of Rosie Batty had led to men having fewer rights.
The Elaine (for remarks least helpful to the Sisterhood)
Bettina Arndt – “Feminism…It’s all about rules and regulations to advantage women at the expense of men. Constant male bashing. False accusations of violence being used to destroy men’s lives. Women denying men access to their children. There are endless rules in our society now which are about demonising men.”
The Good Ernie (For Boys Behaving Better) Dead heat
Rev Simon Hansford, Head of the Uniting Church in NSW, said while “the sacredness of life” must be respected, “Christians are called to respond to life with compassion and generosity. Abortion is a health and social issue and should not be a criminal issue.”
Victorian Assistant Police Commissioner Luke Cornelius after the murder of another woman in a public place – “The key point is that this is about men’s behaviour, it’s not about women’s behaviour.”
The Trump (for repeat offender)