Andrew Bolt calls outÂ 3AW host Neil Mitchell, who just made a complete a$$ of himself:
How far will some journalists go to cover up the link between Islam and terrorism?
Here is 3AW host Neil Mitchell, quizzed by a talkback caller on the terrorist group now rampaging through Iraq:
Damian: I was just wondering if you thought that any of this stuff that was happening in Iraq and Bagdad had anything to do with Islam.
Mitchell: Well, it’s funny you should mention that. I’ll be getting some advice from a Muslim leader after 9 o’clock.Â I don’t know. I don’t claim to understand it. I look at what’s happening, I read about what’s happening and I can’t claim to understand it.
Damian: Neil, can you tell me what ISIS stands for?
Mitchell: Not off the top, no.
Damian: You don’t know what ISIS stands for?
Mitchell: Well I do know but I don’t have it in front of me. It’s also called ISIL, with an L, isn’t it?
Damian: No, Neil, I think you are being very devious here. You do know what ISIS stands for but you just don’t want to say it.
Mitchell: All right. What’s it stand for?
Damian: I want to hear you say it.
Mitchell: No, you tell me.
Damian: Look, you can’t even say it. Is it that…
Mitchell (interrupting): Islamic State in Iraq and Levant, and Syria.
Damian: Thank you.
Mitchell: So what?
Damian: Now that we’ve got that clear, do you actually think Islam has anything to do with what is going on there?
Mitchell: Of c… Look Damian I just don’t claim to understand it … of course, there’s an Islamic element to it.