Mar 18, 2014

Media briefs: Bolt v Langton v ABC … Ten’s ad rebound? …

The ABC has apologised to Andrew Bolt, but Bolt says it's not enough. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Bolt v Langton and the ABC. Aboriginal academic Marcia Langton attacked conservative columnist Andrew Bolt on Q&A last week, and the fallout is still continuing. On the program, which aired on March 10, Langton said:


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4 thoughts on “Media briefs: Bolt v Langton v ABC … Ten’s ad rebound? …

  1. klewso

    Why doesn’t the ABC edit Q&A – they could take out all the waffle too? Make it a half hour show?

  2. zut alors

    It seems no level of apology is sufficient to sate someone’s ego.

    Perhaps he could plagiarise Seinfeld and insist Tony Jones (or Mark Scott) recompense by being his butler for a year.

  3. David Hand

    I’ve stopped watching Q&A. The reports I get from Crikey confirm the wisdom of my decision. But it’s nice to see ABC presenters through gritted teeth uttering apologies of a sort.

    Scott has begun it and now Jones is trying. Keep it up guys! you’ll get better at it with practice.

  4. Ken Lambert

    You are all still not getting it are you….Bolt is taking the race case against him and turning it to its logical conclusion….he is offended.

    Remember it is an actionable offence in this country to offend someone and make them feel bad if they are an identifiable racial group. Langton made Bolt feel bad with her tried and true shouts of ‘racist’ whenever she could not mount a better argument, or to cover a weak one regarding Ms Evans.

    So Bolt is on his high horse and making veiled legal threats against the ABC demanding an apology in spades. What do you all expect – he is exercising his rights.

    Lets face it, a splash of Aboriginality was hidden two generations ago because of prevailing social attitudes and a dominant doctrine of integration into the mainstream.

    In recent times a splash of black is highlighted because it is creditable and praiseworthy to be part of a previously persecuted racial minority.

    Bolt is a member of a racial group – white straight rightists.

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