I was a fan of Greg Sheridan. I looked forward to his analysis of overseas events. I thought he was thoughtful and relatively unbiased.
Wow, was I wrong. Greg Sheridan, in his coverage of the US Republican primaries, and his coverage of Donald Trump, showed Greg to be extremely biased, and worse, totally lacking in research and proper background. His repeating of memes of the left staggered me. I did think he was a conservative person, but his coverage really outed him as yet another leftist on the books of The Australian. I also will take any writings of his in future with a large grain of salt. In other words, Greg Sheridan has lost his credibility as a researcher and opinion maker, another person who has been exposed by Trump.
Another explanation could be that Murdoch leaned on him and everyone at The Australian to give the biased caricature of Trump that the paper did the whole past 18 months.
Anyway, today he manages to again trash President Elect Trump in a musing, wandering, word salad (the accusations thrown at Trump by critics all the time), piece on chivalry.
Now, as a woman who is knowledgeable about the era that he writes about, and who has also been a recipriant of chivalry on many occasions, plus who actively engaged in the wave of feminism from the 60’s onward, I think I know a little bit more about chivalry than Sheridan, and from Sheridan’s columns, I definitely know more about Trump than he does, having read everything I can over the past 18 months of the campaign, and watched many many rallies. I also am not on anyone’s payroll (like Trump lol).
I see this piece as a thinly disguised “virtue signalling” by Sheridan, about how great he is, and he uses (again) the 11 year old tape of Trump talking to Billy Bush. Greg, Trump won. Trump won with women (ie he didn’t lose any more than Romney did). Nearly 50% of women who voted, said that what Trump said to Billy Bush was irrelevant to them in their selection of the candidate. Wow, women were adults about it, who would have guessed? It has nothing to do with chivalry, sexism etc etc bla bla bla. Men have always had two ways of speaking, one in front of women, and one amongst themselves. If you, as a man, didn’t know that, what does that say about you? A nerd who has never had male friends? Or a fibber trying to virtue signal to a female near you.
Get over it Greg, we women have.