Andrew Bolt lashes ‘scared’ 2GB for giving in to leftist ad boycotts

Andrew Bolt lashes ‘scared’ 2GB for giving in to leftist ad boycotts, by Nick Tabakoff.

[Andrew] Bolt has also revealed to Diary that he will move to “semi-rural Victoria” where he is currently building a house due to be completed by Christmas. Meanwhile, his popular show on Sky News will likely continue to be made in Melbourne, in a hybrid relationship that could see him work from his new home on certain days. …

Meanwhile, in a feisty podcast interview with his friend and former radio co-host Steve Price, obtained by Diary, Bolt has launched an extraordinary attack on the station on which he use to broadcast, 2GB, for “bailing out” of conservative commentary because of a fear of losing advertisers.

He particularly attacks 2GB in the interview for playing it safe to attract ad dollars, even taking a potshot at some of the station’s new talent: “(New 2GB drive host) Jim Wilson says that he wants people when he’s finished at 2GB not to know which way he votes. I think, oh gee, this is 2GB talking now? They’re all running so fast away from conservative opinion, so scared of left wing groups monstering their advertisers, that they’re bailing out.” …

Nine radio bosses have since privately acknowledged they have made a conscious decision to sacrifice some of 2GB’s ratings dominance for ad revenue, amid advertiser boycotts. Bolt says this decision involves a big gamble that listeners have no alternative but to “listen to the ABC”. …

He claims activist groups are trying, successfully, to “silence conservative voices on commercial media”.

“And it’s worked at 2GB, in part, because some advertisers freak and jump at shadows,” Bolt says. “They think a couple of people sitting in their underwear on the couch…wouldn’t be buying their products.”

A right wing broadcaster would get half the viewers (like Fox in the US), but is too afraid of left activists. Sad.