IF Sonia Kruger was hoping for vocal support from her friends and colleagues in television, she’ll be bitterly disappointed.
On-air faces across the industry have been instructed to keep quiet on the issue, it can be revealed, leaving the embattled Today Extra co-host to face the music alone.
Pressure is mounting on Kruger and Channel Nine in the wake of her “extreme” comments on Monday, including her view Australia should close its borders to Muslims to prevent terrorism.
This is how political correctness is enforced — social ostracism and sacking for those who blaspheme. Let that be a lesson to everyone — no one in the media will go near the topic of banning Muslims after Sonia Kruger, who will probably lose her job. The lack of debate and intellectual diversity make s for poor policy and opens the door to corruption.
It’s understood rivals Ten and Seven directed her friends to avoid any public statements of support or otherwise. “Ten told me not to say anything on it,” a prominent presenter said. Another former colleague and famous face of TV said commenting would be “unwise”.
They will write off Kruger’s outburst as an emotional reaction to the truck driving mishap in Nice.