Wednesday, November 16, 2016

No free speech for conservatives on Australian public TV

Australia's ABC does often have a token conservative on its TV shows, hoping mainly to humiliate them.  But usually, the conservative does get to say something.  This time the conservative had barely opened his mouth before a Leftist interrupted him to contradict him.  And the show host sided with the Leftist

A petition calling for The Project to apologise to Steve Price after he was 'bullied' by Carrie Bickmore live on-air has received 17,000 signatures.

The petition says the 61-year-old radio presenter was a victim of "leftist bullying" after a heated with columnist Jamila Rizvi last week which ended with Bickmore telling Price to watch his tone.

Price, a 2GB presenter and regular guest on The Project, was commenting on Donald Trump's election victory on Wednesday night when Rizvi, a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, cut him off.

"The people in real America, in small town America, weren't buying the bulldust that was coming out of the elites," Price said.

When Rizvi interjected, calling the idea of a real America "b-------", Price got personal.

"This is the reason why Donald Trump won, because people like you lecture and hector people."

Bickmore jumped to Rizvi's defence and warned Price to not "keep that tone" as the guests bickered between themselves. But it appears a large number of people think Rizvi was in the wrong.

The petition started three days ago calls for The Project to apologise to Price, describing the incident as "leftist bullying".

"Nobody, no matter what side of politics they fall on, should have to experience the abuse and degradation of what Steve had to go through on that program," petition founder Thomas Nicholls wrote. "What happened on The Project is unacceptable and should be condemned. Whether you are on the left, right, or somewhere in between, nobody should experience what Steve experienced."



Anonymous said...

I refuse to watch that show because of its leftist views. Mainstream media in Australia needs to learn that it does no not need to get as left as the ABC/SBS to secure an audience. Perhaps reporting the news accurately and dropping the social commentary would encourage new viewers

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

ABC the AWFUL BROADCASTING COMPANY just like the rest of the socialists propegandists spewing lie after lie after lie its no wonder no one beleives these scoundrels anymore

Firebird said...

Another ugly old crone just like Rosie O'Donnell and Barbra Boxer

ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N said...

Can't remember the last time I watched that awful Leftard gabfest. It's really no different to Q&A, who are basically a panel of full-stupid Leftards attempting to bury any and everyone they "invite" on their program to "discuss" certain topics. Privatise the $1Bn a year ABC or bulldoze it if it simply can't hold a balanced view.

Chuck The Project altogether. The less we hear from the whining, Leftard, Islamic Jihad-apologist Waleed Aly the better. Send him home on a boat. The rest of The Project's PC-brained morons can go get real jobs.

17,000 sigs on a petition ought to be enough.

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...

So homely she was rejected by Uglies Unlimited for being too professional