Radio 2GB, The Chris Smith Afternoon Show, 14th February, 2011
(With thanks to ABC Media Watch, February 21)
On the day before the funerals of the asylum seekers drowned at Christmas Island in December, radio 2GB afternoon host Chris Smith ran a little quiz, with prizes, for his listeners. They had to tell him…
Chris Smith: How many asylum seekers killed in the December tragedy will be buried in Sydney this week? Jason, good afternoon.Jason: G’day mate, was it nine? Chris Smith: It was not. Geoff. Geoff: 30 Chris Smith: No….David?
Chris Smith: No. Valerie?
Chris Smith: TWELVE IS SPOT ON, VALERIE!! You’ve got Rick Stein’s DVD, you’ve got movie passes to True Grit and the book from Kim Scott. Well done to you!
Valerie: Fantastic, thank you very much. (Applause soundtrack)
I don’t know what more proof is required that some mainstream media and their personalities are incapable of seeing asylum seekers as human beings. This puts them in the broad category of sociopaths, sub category: those who can feel empathy for people who are like them, but are terminally incapable of seeing anyone different from themselves as human.
As opposed to psychopaths, who don’t feel much of anything for anybody.
Politicians such as Scott Morrison, Tony Abbott and many others on all sides, fill in the blanks for yourself, also inhabit the category of sociopath in their attitudes to asylum seekers.
This “competition” has neo Nazi echoes. Guess how many sub humans and their babies are dead, and you’ll get free movie passes.
Onya! Valerie. You’re a shining example of Australian womanhood.—