At the ABC, Pantsdown and Proud of It, by Tony Thomas.
As Pauline Hanson’s return to Canberra became clear, the national broadcaster whipped up a faux ‘news’ story to promote its favourite academic drag queen’s sexist denigration of One Nation’s leader. The complaints department says this is a fair use of taxpayer money.
On July 3, a day after the election, the ABC TV News website ran a story by ABC reporter Kristian Silva: “Election 2016: Will Pauline Pantsdown return after Pauline Hanson’s success in the Senate?”
Silva’s story was an industrial-strength beat-up that speculated Hunt might or might not resurrect his Pauline Pantsdown sexual satires of Hanson, circa 1997-2000. These had involved the ABC itself heavily promoting two songs, Back Door Man and I Don’t Like It, which Hunt created by splicing Hanson voice clips.
Based on Hunt’s non-response to the question, Silva and the ABC were able to post , and revel in, side-by-side pics of Hanson and her drag-queen simulacrum along with a YouTube of Hunt and I Don’t Like It.
Just cultural propaganda, showing its contempt for Australians they don’t like but who pay their salaries.
hat-tip Stephen Neil