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 Change.org 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."