News Corp Australia's promotion of Lauren Southern is disturbing - 2018-07-16
Lauren Southern's signal talent is getting attention. The Canadian far right celebrity's Australian visa dramas last week – wholly administrative in origin – were spun by her and her fans for a day or so as yet another attack on her freedom of speech.
A temporary setback was repurposed as precious publicity, and News Corp papers continued to unfurl the red carpet ahead of her visit.
Her speaking engagements with rightwing YouTuber Stefan Molyneux will go ahead, as will the top-dollar dinner engagements with those willing to shell out $750. But if the notion that she might be prevented from entering Australia was credible, it's because because Southern has been banned from entering a country before.