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Q: So who should be fired?

The Australian Broadcasting Commission is a Government funded media of TV and Radio in Australia.
Recently there have been a couple of incidents that have come to notice.
Please read and or watch both links and tell me what you think
http://m.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/abc-faces-backlash-after-...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-26/yassmin-abdel-magied-under-fire-fo...

3 years 15 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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None of them should be fired. First, we're human. 2nd, although she just plain stupid, free speech is free speech. Especially on her own time. 

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Difficult one. 1st one was just being slightly unprofessional and should get a ticking off. I'm sure she knows she fucked up. 

 

2nd one? Difficult. She's hurt some people's feelings by comparing the deaths of millions of poor squaddies sent to war against the deaths and humiliations of millions of people who aren't white Australians.  Hmm...are you that thin skinned in Aus that you're turning into snowflakes?

 

i always pay my respects on Remembrance Day (11/11 at 11am) yet I used to do it in public wearing a white poppy, not a red one. Is that any different?

 

ps. I've not commented/replied on the other topic as I've been busy and couldn't be arsed. 

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First - amusing... and so what? In live TV, these things are going to happen every so often, and as some apparent comments said, was more real than most of what airs on TV news. The giggling during the Brazil protests... yeah, not good, but she had the nouce to apologise in what appeared to be a very sincere way...

 

Second - good on her! I think a lot of Aussies who are bitching about this comment of hers are missing something vital - the ANZACs who sacrificed their lives did so because they respect Australia's (relative) freedom of speech - even if you don't agree with it, and don't like the way or timing of it!

 

I was listening to a radio program where 2 vets came on (from Afghanistan and Iraq, IIRC), and both of them are saying that ANZAC day doesn't really mean much anymore - it's become commercial. And, both also said "so what?" to what she wrote.

 

Does being an Australian (or member of any group, for that matter) mean you must value everything the group values?

 

Seems you can't point out a problem for fear of offending people these days... (seems familiar!)

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None of them should be fired. First, we're human. 2nd, although she just plain stupid, free speech is free speech. Especially on her own time. 

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