We thought the silly season was over …

Not that it’s not an important issue, of course — as some 100 nursing mothers demonstrated outside the Sunrise studios in Sydney this morning, outraged by presenter David Koch’s call for modesty in public breastfeeding. It’s just that the debate was run and won long ago. Wowsers lost.

And since when did anyone care what “Kochie” thinks?

Mothers may have made their point, but it’s the presenter who ended up with the inflated ego and the program with higher ratings.

Can’t we make a New Year’s resolution to just ignore “controversial” comments by disrespected boobs?

Peter Fray

Fetch your first 12 weeks for $12

Here at Crikey, we saw a mighty surge in subscribers throughout 2020. Your support has been nothing short of amazing — we couldn’t have got through this year like no other without you, our readers.

If you haven’t joined us yet, fetch your first 12 weeks for $12 and start 2021 with the journalism you need to navigate whatever lies ahead.

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

JOIN NOW