I have to admit to a certain expressive 'ha ha' when Fred Nile was revealed to have had his office computers used to surf p0rn sites.
The famously bushy eyebrowed one - has he not heard of a Brazilian? - has spent countless years thundering in denunciation of man and woman's joy and seeing the other naked and ready to get bizay.
I can see that. What happens between consenting adults with their bodies, or those who third party view such action in the privacy of their home, is completely Fred's business.
Oh, and it doesn't stop there. As irony would have it Fred also doesn't like it when ladies wear too many clothes in addition to too little since Freddy tried to get the Burka banned on the grounds of 'who knows what that Arabs are up to in the privacy of their body concealing garments.'
He's like fucking Goldilocks. Too few clothes, too many, just right...
Anyway the three computers in Nile's office apparently performed 200,000 hits on le naughty-naughty. That's a fair chunk - though as a web dude in Crikey y'day pointed out a 'hit' is any active element on a webpage, but even so, that's a lot of volume.
Nile claims the 200,000 suspect hits recorded under his login were his staff researching the Australian S-x Party and the proposed internet filter. Staffer David Copeland reportedly confirms this. But this raises further questions.
That figure of 200,000 could well be a “hit” for every element on a web page, and web pages typically have dozens of elements such as graphics, style sheets and hidden scripts. Even so, that still represents thousands of pages.
Just how much “research” do you need to do, how many pages do you need to look at, to determine that there’s – gosh! – p-rn on the internets?
Since we're discussing Fred Nile, I'd like to take this opp to once again apologise to the world for performing my civic duty in a cavalier manner in my first occasion as a voter when, in a NSW election, in the upper house I voted for the Grey Party ... not realising my vote on preferences went to Nile.
Still, it taught me a lesson. Never, ever, joke-vote. Just ... don't. After-all, look what happens when you do. Turnbull lost to Abbott by one vote and one of the votes in the party room was a joke-vote.