Prominent newspaper columnist Peter FitzSimons has revealed the ten personality traits of Australians he avoids at all costs on social media.
TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson’s husband became embroiled in a smear row with online trolls after sharing an opinion column written by Sydney Morning Herald chief political correspondent David Crowe criticizing Barnaby Joyce’s campaign against renewable energy projects.
Crowe wrote: ‘Australia will need renewable energy to supply 82 per cent of its electricity by 2030 if it is to meet its climate targets. “That won’t happen without more wind turbines, solar farms and power lines.”
But one Australian was not impressed that FitzSimons shared the column.
‘He (Barnaby) is right more often than you, the woke leftist pirate!’, the critic replied.
FitzSimons responded and revealed that he blocks many Australians with certain personality traits, including “climate change deniers.”
“It’s all so tragically predictable,” he wrote on social media.
‘You go to their feed and count them.
‘Abusive to one and all? Tick.
‘Climate change denier? Tick. An anti-vaccine nut? Tick.
‘Anti-trans? Tick. Anti ABC? Tick. Barely literate? Tick. Racist and sexist? Ticks.
“All of them, clueless rebels.”
FitzSimons later added “lonely as a little sparrow,” “Elon Musk fan,” and “anonymous as a lost dog” to the list after receiving comments from like-minded fans.
Lisa Wilkinson’s husband Peter FitzSimons has revealed the ten personality traits that immediately identify “sad trolls” (the couple are pictured together)
FitzSimons, who writes a column for the Sydney Morning Herald, is an active Twitter/X user (pictured is his list of personality traits to identify those who disagree with him).
FitzSimons later added “lonely as a little sparrow,” “Elon Musk fan,” and “anonymous as a lost dog” to the list after receiving comments from like-minded fans (pictured: Anti-vaccine protesters heckle teachers during a strike in New South Wales). public school teachers and principals in Sydney in 2021)
Many of FitzSimons’ 138,000 followers quickly agreed.
“It’s like your Venn diagram has a black hole in the center and everyone collapses into the same identity,” one wrote.
‘They NEVER have a discussion, not even a point of debate, as you allude, it goes straight to abuse’ added another.
But not everyone agreed with FitzSimons’ stereotypes.
‘Stinky Pete, punching and kicking stairs again, it must suck to be a rich, entitled inner-city white socialist virtue signaller, what’s your contribution, comrade?’ one asked.
Others accused him of mocking everyone who disagreed with his worldview.
‘We get the message…apparently you have absolute intellectual and moral authority. “Because you played rugby and wore a scarf,” one joked.
In addition to his incessant use of social media, FitzSimons is a prolific author and has been writing non-fiction for 35 years.
Publisher Hachette published its latest book on Australian history, The Last Charge of the Australian Light Horse, in November last year.
Meanwhile, FitzSimons’ wife, journalist and television presenter Lisa Wilkinson, has been in the spotlight recently in Federal Court, where Bruce Lehrmann is suing her and The Project for defamation over their reporting on the allegations of Brittany Higgins.
The media power couple have three children and live in northern Sydney.
Her daughter Billi has just been promoted to the role of editor-in-chief of Instagram-based news site, The Daily Aus.