So this ANZAC weekend, what did you do?
Did you march proudly, wearing the medals of your ancestors, because these brave men and women are the only reason we are free today?
Did you, like I did, try to shield yourself from the nationalistic pomp and the idiotic rantings of our Prime Minister?
Did you cringe at the jingoism, the unthinking patriotism and crass commercialism that now defines ANZAC day?
Or did you, like the free speech fundamentalists and Abbott apologists, take time from your orgy of bloody celebration of war, to call for a young journalist to be sacked for daring to question the ANZAC myth?
Yes, unfortunately the dogwhistling from the feral NewsCorpse bunker caused SBS management to buckle and sack Scott McIntyre within 24 hours. There was no due process, no inquiry, no chance for Scott to defend himself.
Left squeals in defence of disgusting comments. Cites freedom of speech issues when no-one’s freedom has been hindered. Silly and sad.
— Chris Kenny (@chriskkenny) April 26, 2015
But what exactly was McIntyre’s offence?