THE future of 2UE afternoon presenter Michael Smith hangs in the balance as he meets Fairfax Media management today.
The broadcaster’s future was thrown into doubt when he battled 2UE management to air an interview with Bob Kernohan, former president of the Australian Workers Union, alleging misappropriation of union funds.
Smith was suspended from broadcasting last week as 2UE vowed to investigate the claims in the interview….
I wrote: “2UE has been vocal in rightful criticism of bad government policies and deserves support. I hope they don’t ruin their reputation by being seen as the first media to silence a voice under political intimidation.”
The Labor Government has two choices: become competent or make the press stop exposing their incompetence. Labor and the Greens have made their choice abundantly clear.
Once a government subjugates the press, there is nothing they can’t get away with, including corruption, intimidation and even rigging elections. Free press is the only thing standing between a government serving the people and people serving the government.
Do you doubt for a second that this Labor-Green government would kill democracy in Australia to hold power if they could? Labor because union style thuggery is their nature, Greens because only they know what’s best for us and the planet. Remember this when you next have the privilege to vote.