She’s the shrinking violet of Australian politics, and she’s made sure her name is in the headlines once again.
Channel Nine’s ‘The Today Show’ has dumped One Nation Leader, Pauline Hanson, after her controversial on air comments regarding the lockdowns in Melbourne.
Hanson was taking part in on air discussions regarding whether the residents had sufficient food. Her comments left hosts, and viewers shocked.
Ah come on Ally, we’ve seen food being delivered there,” she replied. “The fact is a lot of them are drug addicts as well, they are getting their medication, they are alcoholics so they’re being looked after in that way.
“They are actually getting paid extra money. Why are they getting paid extra money? For what? They are not leaving the premises.”
“A lot of these people are from non-English speaking back grounds, probably English is their second language who haven’t adhered to the rules of social distancing. They all used a lot of the same laundry,” she said.
Channel Nine have now dumped her from their station, which now means she has lost the support and coverage of both Seven and Nine.
Director of news and current affairs, Darren Wick, was clear in the decision made.
“We don’t shy away from diverse opinions and robust debate on the Today Show. But this morning’s accusations from Pauline Hanson were ill-informed and divisive. At a time of uncertainty in this national and global health crisis, Australians have to be united and supportive of one another. We need to get through this together.”
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