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"The Project" of course.
One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts has stunned the panel of The Project by accusing host Waleed Aly of condoning terrorism.
The outspoken senator made the startling claim as he was lambasted on the program over his party's controversial views to ban Muslims migrating to Australia.
"How far does it go? Do we deport Muslims who are living here? Should the man who usually sits to my left, Waleed, be deported or relegated to breakfast TV in Syria?" said co-host Peter Helliar.
"No, but it would certainly be nice if Waleed actually condemned and didn't condone Islamic terrorism. Wouldn't that be a good start," Senator Roberts said.
The remark drew gasps from the studio audience and clearly bothered host Carrie Bickmore before guest host Hamish McDonald swiftly ended the interview with "senator whatshisname".
McDonald, who was filling in for Aly on the program last night, defended the regular host and Gold Logie winner against the accusation.
Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/0 ... GXesH0w.99
It was once a welcome light news program when it first was aired several years ago. It had humor and it came with a fresh approach. We lost the 2 original presenters, Hughesy was always going to be missed with his laid back humor.
Since then it has seen a number of people trying to front it but mostly a bunch of chaotic and strange guests have turned it more into your local Politically Correct propaganda machine. It seems to now focus on turning everyday Aussies into being Pro-muslim, pro-gay, pro-PC and pro-wannabe whatever. If you don't share the same opinion as the presenters you will be shot to pieces. This is the new way of journalism in Australia these days.
The controversial presenter Waleed has used the role as his soap box to try to convert as many Aussies as possible to his religion that he is famous for been totally fanatical about. It seems he has also been doing a great job of turning his infidel co presenters into staunch followers of Islam.Carry has changed the blonde Aussie look to be more in line with Muslims and Peter has shown how much he hates Christians lately with using words like "Jesus" in vain. Of course he would never use Mohammad in his jokes would he? So yes, Peter has shown his hatred for Christianity by telling jokes with "Jesus" in them nearly every episode. Gretel is also a well known anti-christian and they had her on there last night to help them spread their propaganda about how they want Australia to welcome many more muslims here.
Anyway they really showed what a bunch of losers they all were last night on the train wreck interview they attempted with the One nation senator. They yelled and screamed over him like lost little children arguing at play time.
It seems the Australian public also think they did a terrible job and many people are now switching channels at 6.30pm in protest to show we all have had enough of this crappy tv segment that needs to be taken off air real soon. I'm not sure what to call it. you can't say it's a news program or a comedy as it's just a bunch of wannbe comedians trying to pretend to be serious. They really show how serious they are when it comes to Islam.
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I don't mind the program when Steve is on Mondays although I don't agree with all of his views but he does balance it out a bit as they are all extreme lefties where he is far right.
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I just came across a very well written article that everyone should read.
I will re-post it here but you can see the full article here http://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andre ... 1474508626
Hanson not the cause but the consequence
from Herald Sun
The political class is demonstrating all its familiar idiocy and arrogance to the poll showing 49 per cent support (to 40 per cent against) for a ban on Muslim immigration. The public is branded as simply ill-informed.
The dumbest reaction is that of our Race Discrimination Commission, a former Labor speechwriter.
Australia is being tested with a debate about banning Muslim immigration and must rise above appeals to fear as it has in the past, the nation's race discrimination commissioner says.
Tim Soutphommasane was responding to the findings of an opinion poll which showed almost half of Australians support banning Muslims from migrating here.
He puts the result down to heavy media coverage of Pauline Hanson and the One Nation leader's anti-Muslim policies in the past two months.
"Not a week goes by when we don't see or hear from her or her ideas, including on immigration," he told ABC radio on Thursday.
"There is a risk that what were once unacceptable ideas about race, religion and immigration are now being normalised."
This is idiotic. A question for Soutphommasane: so why did Hanson and her three Senators get elected in the first place?
The answer is blindingly obvious: they got big support precisely because the public was already worried about Muslim immigration and reached for the one political party (other than the ALA) that was prepared to address their concerns frankly, and with an even brutal directness. Hanson is not the cause but the consequence.
As for media coverage, Soutphommasane - whose authoritarian streak was distressingly obvious when he helped to organise a lynch mob against Bill Leak - should consider what he's actually suggesting.
In fact not a week goes by without Hanson being mocked, attacked and criticised by the ABC, the country's biggest media organisation, as well as by SBS, Fairfax media, the Guardian, the Daily Mail and various News Corp commentators and journalists. She also has had Soutphommasane himself, dangerously armed with state power, attacking her and her supporters. Academics attack her. Comedians vilify her. Leftist gangs heckle her in public and try to stop her speaking.
Meanwhile, the most extraordinary effort has been made by the media to present Islam as safe and its critics as racist. The ABC, for instance, has presented a stream of pet Muslims to assure us the faith is benign. Waleed Aly is lionised, and both he and his wife given gigs on the broadcaster. Not a month goes by without Q&A featuring a token Muslim on the panel (token Buddhists or Hindus are deemed unnecessary). The Prime Minister hosts a Muslim dinner. Labor noisily selects Muslim candidates. Aly is give a Gold Logie and made a board member of our Australia Council, in charge of funding our artists.
Most disgracefully, of course, even the Abbott Government agreed to keep restrictions on our free speech to stifle criticism of Islam. The ACT parliament last month passed new blasphemy laws, specifically citing the need to protect Muslims from offence-causing criticism or abuse - which in fact includes legitimate criticism of the faith itself.
It is farcical to suggest that the media and the political class has not done its best (actually worst) to make Islam seem safer than it actually is. I wonder what more Soutphommasane wants: a media ban on Hanson? Prohibition of debate? In fact, ABC presenter Jon Faine has already mused on air whether the proper response to Hanson is to "boycott" her - as if it were legitimate for the nation's massive state-funded broadcaster, obliged by law to be impartial, to deny access to the country's fifth-biggest political party.
The truth is that many Australians have seen this massive cover-up and - furious at this abuse of power to stifle debate - have demanded a say. They elected Hanson to ensure that their views were at least expressed.
The reason they have insisted on this, and now back a ban on Muslim immigration, is not because Hanson inspired them. It is because every terrorist we have jailed is Muslim. Because almost all the terrorists we've jailed were born overseas or to parents who were. Because we had a Grand Mufti, imported from Egypt, who called suicide bombers "heroes" and September 11 "God's work against oppressors". Because the next Grand Mufti turned out to be a supporter of Hezbollah, which has a terrorist wing. Because the current Grand Mufti blamed the Paris massacre on the sins of the West, not the sins of Muslim terrorists. Because the head of the national imam's council says the Koranic punishment for gays is death and Christmas carols are the work of Satan. Because the last three terrorist attacks here were all by Muslim refugees, Because the jihad-minded son of Bangladeshi migrants hasnow been charged with stabbing a grandfather walking down his street. Because two Australian journalists have had to move homes after Muslim threats to kill. Because more Muslim Australians have signed up for the Islamic State than serve in the Australian Army. Because Hizb ut Tahrir warns that "even if a thousand bombs go off in this country, all it will prove is that Muslims are angry and have every right to be angry". Because a Muslim mob rioted in Sydney over an Internet clip from the US mocked their faith. Because women are dressed in sacks and some girls are now sexually mutilated. Because gun crime by Middle Eastern families in western Sydney and northern Melbourne is shockingly high. Because NSW police need a dedicated unit to investigate Middle Eastern crime gangs.
Events, not sermons, speak loudest to Australians. A gun shot says more than a lecture from Bill Shorten. That is why Australians worry about Muslims in a way they don't about Buddhism, another imported faith and just as numerous. This isn't about racism but about fear of being killed or made too scared to even speak or draw a cartoon.
Given Islam's record here, how can the political class keep assuming that only the mad and bad - only racists - can want no more Muslim immigration? And how can they think that abusing half our citizens as racists or ill-informed will help them win their argument?
How can they even contemplate that what's needed is even less debate than they once allowed? It is exactly that refusal to admit the truth that produced Pauline Hanson. Heed her or prepare for worse.
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What a well written article from the Herald Sun. I think many Australians are quite angry right now at how we are been screwed by the media and the politicians that we all want more Islam and Muslim refugees but that is not the case.
These lefties wankers and politician fagots need to get off their lazy asses and get out and see the real Australia, see how we lose all our jobs to these bastards, see how they bring in all their families with fake visas and hate our way of life. Sure we want people to migrate but people that want to be part of our society not those who want to divide us like that dork from the project.
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I think you guyz suffered a lot by watching those boring tv program, even though you should realize even it is boring you people are still watching it! it shows some thing is good in the program.
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I used to laugh at Donald Trump when he first came on the political arena and I still think he is a little crazy but lately I have started to think we could really do with someone like him right now in Australia. Yes we have a couple of politicians that are standing up for the average Aussie but they don't have the leadership skills to move past where they are now. There is a real opening for a new face to take Australia in the right direction, someone who is not politically correct. Finding a politician though that is not pc is pretty hard these days as they all want to please everyone and most importantly they just want numbers at the end of the day to show their financial team and that often means selling out Australia for money which is the root of all of our problems. The reason we have immigration and foreign investment is that it brings big bucks for the politicians to show off in their budgets and forecasts.
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It looks like these idiots are now fighting each other:
For people who need their news delivered with slick animated graphics and funky midi files, The Project has always been consistently reliable.
Ever since Waleed Aly permanently joined Carrie Bickmore on the hosting desk in 2015, the show's been a comfy pre-dinner favourite among viewers, even earning the duo a Gold Logie apiece.
But there's something odd brewing in the water cooler over at the show's South Yarra studios, because the past week has been a disaster.
Perhaps with useful punching bag Steve Price out in the South African jungle, the two have been forced to find a rage outlet in each other. But the on-screen chemistry between Aly and Bickmore, once the show's charming bread-and-butter, is looking a tad antagonistic after a couple of notable on-air spats.
On Tuesday night's episode, a jokey news segment about "people-carrying drones" (flying taxis that are already carrying passengers over the city skies of Dubai) saw Bickmore snapping back at Aly, accusing him of wanting "to pick a fight" over any ol' nonsense.
Aly interrupted the silly segment twice with the vigour of a high school debater, first to argue against the hypothetical dangers of propeller-driven death traps and then to curb a Peter Helliar joke about how many footballers would need to be strapped to Dane Swan so he could float in the ocean.
"Waleed, come on! Stop picking a fight..." a clearly exasperated Bickmore told Aly, before trailing off raspily.
Helliar looked to smoothen the dispute with a conciliatory "I agree with Carrie, stop bringing logic to this show!", but the uncomfortable vibe was already set.
It's the show's second awkward incident in as many days.
On Monday, Aly earned the ire of sensitive office workers everywhere, after an off-the-cuff gag suggesting that all admin people are bogans.
The joke drew outraged gasps from Ten's studio audience, which was apparently half-filled with admin people and/or bogans, and angry comments filtered in from viewers online.
"You want to say anything to the bogans of Australia?" Bickmore asked Aly, noting the viewer backlash.
"Should I clarify?" Aly back-pedalled. "The idea that admin people are bogans is ridiculous, but it came out the wrong way around."
Sure, they're just a couple of lighthearted arguments from longtime co-workers. But it also signals a weird direction for the duo, echoing the tired 'controversial male host and exasperated female host' format that usually make-up these TV panel shows and that The Project was always a refreshing departure from.
We've already got enough of Lisa Wilkinson rolling her eyes at Karl Stefanovic's latest shenanigans, or Sam Armytage forced to deal with Kochie's latest rant – do we really need Bickmore and Aly in these roles now?
With his explainer videos and devil's advocate interviewer-style, Aly has always offered a more thoughtful perspective to the usual bloviating antics we got from those other TV loudmouths.
And Bickmore, with her personable delivery and insightful asides, made the perfect on-set co-anchor.
But the recent descent into traditional back-and-forth hysterics is a bad look for a show that once seemed a little bit different, goofy midi files and all.
read at http://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/ ... ocid=wispr
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