“Our” ABC is as offensive as the people it employs

Leftoids are not missing the point; they are deliberately ignoring the point. It is how the left do business.

Some people like to soil themselves, others get their kicks  by paying prostitutes for golden showers. Misguided fools who insist  Abdel Maggot should “be embraced” and claim she has a right to free speech are of the same mind.  Of course she can speak freely, as much as she likes, but not on “our” taxpayer funded ABC.  We are just not into having primitive Africans dumping manure on us and taxing us for it.

One good news is that Shell already gave her the shoe:

Shell quietly rids itself of its Yassmin problem

For when she’s not using Anzac Day to crap all over the memory of Australia’s Diggers (what an inspired decision that was), the ABC presenter is in the employ of the Dutch oil and gas company – working as a well engineer on their offshore rigs.

Or rather, she was.

Turns out the Brisbane-based mechanical engineering graduate – and happy beneficiary of taxpayer-funded jollies around our Middle Eastern embassies – was forced to resign from Shell earlier this year when her application to have her leave without pay extended was politely declined.

From Michael Smith:

That’ll do me.
Yassmin is one big liar with her not knowing the significance of the words “Lest We Forget”. From the Dept of Foreign Affairs website re Council for Australian-Arab Relations – “Ms Abdel-Magied has served as a member of the Australian Multicultural Council, Federal ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Youth Working Group and the 2014 Youth G20 Summit” http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/caar/management/Pages/yassmin-abdel-magied.aspx
So she has worked as a member of the Federal ANZAC Centenary Youth Working Group and she doesn’t know the significance of the words “Lest We Forget”. Pull the other one, Yassmin. She uses it in her bio when promoting herself for speaking engagements. The fact that she was on this ANZAC Centenary Youth Working Group is everywhere with Google searches. She deserves the chop from the ABC and any paid government job. What a low life, especially with her denial.

SBS sacked a bloke for disrespect towards Anzac Day.

This woman cannot remain on the ABC’s taxpayer funded gravy train.

Abdel-Magied under pressure on DFAT role

PRESSURE is mounting on Julie Bishop from within government to sack ABC commentator Yassmin Abdel-Magied from a foreign affairs committee over her comments on Anzac Day.

Liberal senator Eric Abetz has written to Ms Bishop asking her to remove Ms Abdel-Magied from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations.


Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s regrettable Anzac Day slur, covered at length in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph, provoked curious reactions from defenders of the wayward ABC staffer.

Many sought to frame the issue as being to do with freedom of speech. Lawyer Duncan Fine pushed that particular line in a piece for Fairfax Media.

“It’s the very people who have spent the past few years complaining the loudest about the lack of free speech in Australia and the restrictive, almost-Stalinist nature of Section 18C who seem so traumatised that Abdel-Magied is exercising her democratic right to free speech,” Fine claimed.

Fine is conflating two very distinct circumstances here. Criticism of Abdel-Magied’s Twitter comment is just that: criticism. This is not an infringement upon freedom of speech. Quite the opposite, in fact. Criticism is an integral part of freedom of speech. Abdel-Magied is free to speak her mind. Critics are free to rebuke her.

Malcolm Turnbull and friends, including government favourite Yassmin

Abdel-Magied is not being pursued under Section 18C. Unlike those who have endured an 18C inquisition, she has no need to explain her remarks to the Human Rights Commission. Nor has she any need to obtain expensive legal advice.

“It’s now clear that the whole campaign on the conservative side of Australian media and politics against Section 18C and for absolute freedom of speech has been a sham,” Fine continued. Again, he confuses criticism with a legislative instrument that silences criticism.

Then this: “They don’t want freedom of speech, they believe in freedom from speech – from Yassmin Abdel-Magied or anyone else daring to oppose their view on Anzac Day or Australia’s shameful treatment of refugees or anything else.”

It took a while, but now we get the full picture. This isn’t about freedom of speech at all. It’s in the service of a wider agenda.

At least Fine kept it clean, which is more than can be said of Fairfax columnist Clementine Ford.

“Yassmin Abdel-Magied was absolutely f***ing correct in her status about Anzac Day and it’s utterly atrocious what she’s being hit with now,” Ford wrote on Facebook, before revealing what she believes is “the real reason” Abdel-Magied was criticised.

Apparently it’s “because she is a Muslim woman of colour who they want to believe doesn’t have the right to be here.”

Ford evidently missed The Daily Telegraph’s recent extensive coverage of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s abandoned Australian tour. This newspaper very much wanted her to be here.

Then again, Abdel-Magied’s defenders miss a lot of things. Especially the point.

(This is today’s Daily Telegrapheditorial. Further thoughts from Andrew Bolt.)

UPDATE. Another Fairfax column, another point missed:

Yassmin Abdel-Magied taught us all a valuable lesson this week.

Free speech, to some of its advocates, only works if it supports bigotry, racism and sexism.

Yassmin should be right into it, then. Remember, this is a chick who seeks advice from Hizb ut-Tahrir – the charming crew who send women to the back of the room.

Some thoughts about this sordid affair:

“Abdel-Magied is not being pursued under Section 18C”

Of course not – 18C is a big stick for the Socialist elite to whack anyone with that challenges their narrative.

Rita Panahi:

Abdel-Magied’s idiotic Facebook post, “Lest we forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine)”, went from causing a minor social media storm to an almighty furore in quick time.

But the ABC is standing firmly by their girl and called her decision to delete the post and apologise “appropriate”.

Related: ‘Stop the war’ Anzac heckler arrested

“Ms Abdel-Magied is a part-time presenter on the ABC program Australia Wide, introducing stories done by ABC reporters from around the country. When presenting for the ABC she works in accordance with ABC editorial and other policies,” the ABC statement read.

Rita Panahi criticises ABC presenter’s ‘idiotic statement’

It’s strange that when newsreader Natasha Exelby made an innocent two-second mistake she was banished from her role until a viewer uproar led to her reinstatement.

It seems the ABC is rather selective in determining who is treated with zero tolerance.

There is no doubt which “mistake” has damaged the broadcaster’s reputation more and it certainly wasn’t Exelby’s delightful reaction to being caught unaware on camera.

Personally, I am not a fan of sacking people for saying or posting things that are dumb, provocative or just plain offensive.

That is a tactic used by the Left to silence dissenting voices; the rest of us should be better than that.

Just imagine if the Left were held to the same standard that they demand from everybody else?

There’d be a spate of media roles opening up.

Rita Panahi is a Herald Sun columnist rita.panahi@news.com.au



“Again, he confuses criticism with a legislative instrument that silences criticism.”

He’s a lawyer you say?

“because she is a Muslim woman of colour who they want to believe doesn’t have the right to be here.”

Not only did she overlook that most of those who were critical of Abel-Magied are keen supporters of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, she also overlooked that one of Abel-Magied’s most vocal critics was Rita Panahi.

Of course, it follows that Ford, by her own definition, is a racist if she criticises Panahi or Abel-Magied.

5 thoughts on ““Our” ABC is as offensive as the people it employs”

  1. She should not be in the country let alone publicly slagging off at a culture she does not understand and clearly despises. Mr Turnbull wants to introduce a citizenship test for potential immigrants. It should be retrospective also

  2. I have corrected the incorrect description of the islam criminal …
    “This woman FEMALE cannot remain on the ABC’s taxpayer funded gravy train.”

    An islam criminal can never be a man only a male !
    An islam criminal can never be a woman only a female !

    (and is the same for woman and female)

    Purge islam appeasers … Globally !!!
    (“Our” politicians allow the islams to enter and stay in Australia)
    Purge islams (“allah’s” vermin) … Globally !!!
    Purge islam (“allah’s” crime) … Globally !!!
    Pulverise every mosque (“allah’s” forts) … Globally !!!
    Burn every Qur’an (“allah’s” kill list) … Globally !!!

  3. Can the Australian government not cut funding to ABC. If they are dependent on government funding, they should respect the tax payers’ wishes.
    Anti-national people like yasmin should NOT be allowed to speak in any public place at all.

  4. ALL “Leftists” are criminals!

    Like all criminals, they want equality of outcome, not equality of opportunity! They always demand idolatrous static “rights” (like, to our stuff) without any concomitant, corollary responsibilities (like having to earn or otherwise pay for it)!

    They want to slander Makers as “privileged” for inheriting wealth their ancestors WORKED for, and to then extort and steal (“redistribute”) it, to give to those Takers (themselves) whose ancestors didn’t work for it.

    Further, such perpetual extortion is also known as SLAVERY.

    Some people imagine that we should have equality, regardless of one’s politics.

    But there is no “diverse equality” between law-abiding, civilized Conservatives, and libertine criminal “liberals!”

  5. The only thing that would help Yassmin Abdel-Magied is if she went the full garbage bag over her whole body and stop plying us with that pathetic toothy grin and her multi coloured head bag.
    She is without a doubt one of the biggest morons at the ABC!

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