…and that’s exactly what we don’t need, what we don’t want and what we can’t afford. She is also full of shiite.
Tim Blair: NEVER SPEAK OF IT
According to this Fairfax profile, Q & A executive producer Peter McEvoy has absolutely no identifiable political leanings at all. Instead, he’s variously:
Stubborn. Naughty. Brave to the point of foolhardiness. A wildcard. A visionary … a symbol for all that’s wrong with “their ABC” … a martyr being crucified for the crime of airing confronting views … “He does like gotchas” … a “knockabout bloke” … “willing, determined and to my mind absolutely fair”.
Would it have killed them to mention that McEvoy is a leftist? It’s not exactly a secret. Piers Akerman has had enough:
Two weeks ago, I accepted an invitation to appear on next Monday’s Q & A program. I have now withdrawn that acceptance …
I shall review my position when and if the ABC shows it understands why it is subjected to criticism and indicates that it has undergone some redemption.
Might be a long wait. Incidentally, Anne Aly appeared on last Monday’s Q & A billed as “a counter-terrorism expert”. In fact, she’s an expert on deconstructing counter-terrorism. There’s quite a difference, as Roger Franklin points out. He also calls into question Aly’s claim that white supremacists have taken more lives in the US than extremist Muslims.