A NOVA Entertainment radio host has lambasted one of his colleagues over an on-air interview with a controversial Queensland politician.
David Penberthy (pictured above), who co-hosts the breakfast program on Adelaide’s FIVEaa, took to Twitter yesterday to call for the sacking of colleague Andrew Reimer, who handles the weekend evening slots on the station.
Penberthy’s criticism concerned an interview Reimer conducted on Sunday night with Fraser Queensland senator Fraser Anning (which you can listen to here), who has recently been condemned for attending a far right rally in Melbourne and getting taxpayers to foot the bill.
Here’s how it all unfolded on Twitter…
I had @fraser_anning on last night explaining what occurred. The truth is of no interest for far too many. The issue was the rally. The focus of the media was beating up the story to make Fraser scapegoat. https://t.co/kZM4SCASf1
— Andrew Reimer (@AndrewReimer01) January 7, 2019
Last time I looked @AndrewReimer01 wasn’t a 5AA spokesman but simply a weirdo who’s too stupid to realise the swastika is a symbol of hatred, end of story. Sadly his continued employment isn’t my decision
— David Penberthy (@penbo) January 8, 2019
Things I have learn’t in my 54 years on this earth…. Lesson No1. I can’t argue with stupid. Thanks to all who been reinforcing this lesson. Especially those who attack under anonymity.
— Andrew Reimer (@AndrewReimer01) January 8, 2019
Mate I’ll argue directly with stupid right now. You’re an idiot. You’ve embarrassed yourself and the station. And before you play the free speech card there’s a commercial argument for sacking you, as your numbers prove there is no audience for Nazi apologists in Australia
— David Penberthy (@penbo) January 8, 2019
NOVA Entertainment declined to comment when contacted by B&T.
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