It’s not Red who is racist – it’s the ABC

This morning Red Symons offered an apology for last week’s ABC beat up.

On his program this morning Mr Symons apologised, saying he was wrong in the way he conducted the interview and that it is “not who I am”.

“Last week on the program I spoke to Beverley Wang about her new podcast, It’s Not A Race,” Mr Symons said.

“The plan was to take on a serious topic, race and culture, and talk with Beverley about a range of related issues. I came across as racist and I was wrong in the way I conducted the interview. This is not who I am, but I acknowledge on this occasion I caused offence and hurt, not only to Beverley but also to our listeners. I offer my sincerest apologies. We need to talk about these issues, but be careful we consider them.”

That’s all very well and good but it diverts attention from what the ABC is really doing.

Red Symons was not being racist – he was providing a foil for the presenter of a new podcast into racism. He would make a stereotypical comment – or what the ABC might think to be a stereotypical Aussie comment – and she would reply. And she did.

It turns out that the luvvies are so humourless that  they didn’t realise that it was Anglo-Celtic Australians being mocked and belittled and not Asian Australians per se. Mind you, Beverly Wang herself made a huge point about being Canadian (and also quite rightly, I think, said that Taiwanese and Chinese were very different nationalities).

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38 Responses to It’s not Red who is racist – it’s the ABC

  1. stackja

    luvvies are so humourless

    But luvvies are a joke.

  2. a happy little debunker

    The offenderati are playing their games with full force, when Red Symons can’t publicly mock racist opinion!

  3. Rebel with cause

    Does the ABC even have comedy shows anymore? Seems like all they deal in is snark and humourless upbraidings.

  4. ar

    Leftists take offence on behalf of others. Leftism 101.

  5. stackja

    Living in the 70’s
    From Wikipedia
    Living in the 70’s is the debut album by Melbourne band Skyhooks.
    “Horror Movie” – 3:47 written by Greg Macainsh

  6. Beliaik

    Never apologise.

    Never back down.

    Never give up.

  7. Baldrick

    Never apologise.

    Never back down.

    Never give up.

    Tell that to Quadrant.

  8. srr

    Don’t fall for it.

    The set up was the show, to have ‘hard arse’, ‘unapologetic’ Red make a public demonstration of how everyone must be cowed, bent and broken into admitting they are wrongthinking and wrongspeaking, simply because they are accused, not because they are guilty.

    If you lot stopped listening to the deranged propagandists and listened to more Peterson, you would have heard him describe this exact practice that had Communist Russians so keen to not only turn against their own family, but be proud of the children who who turned them in, to the Gulags and death.

  9. Infidel Tiger

    The great thing about purges is you never know whose name will end up on the list.

  10. Roger

    It turns out that the luvvies are so humourless that they didn’t realise that it was Anglo-Celtic Australians being mocked and belittled

    I demand an apology from Red!

  11. Jo Smyth

    People are being set up with the sole intention of making them apologise and the weak, cowed public are falling for it. The next step to the totalitarian state.

  12. H B Bear

    I don’t care.

    I just want them all gone.

  13. duncanm

    It turns out that the luvvies are so humourless

    luvvies and the left have always been humourless.

    Its hard to laugh when you’re filling the gulags.

  14. Those who read some of Beverley Wang’s prior output will see she is bog-standard SJW ditz. She is “Asian” and “woman” therefore is never wrong & her opinion, formed at uni in “Marxist Studies” (that was the content – though the course name may have differed) is automatically superior to that of any white person, and is superior to the collective & cumulative wisdom & experience of all white males who’ve ever lived.

  15. duncanm

    Red = white + male = racist

    Beverly = Asian + vagina = not racist

    Its simple really. I don’t know why you people have a problem understanding the rules.

  16. Ooh Honey Honey

    Jesus Christ, one by one the legends fall. He apologised.
    Someone, somewhere must push back.
    Come on Milo.

  17. Dr Fred Lenin

    Leftist humour? Whoever heard of a KGB or Stasi “komedian” “no such creature ever existed ,Realpolitik is a serious matter ,the ruling comrades must never be made the subject of ridicule no matter how stupid they are .

  18. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    Could we claim that the very name (Red) is inherently racist? Is he in any way connected to any Amerindian tribe? Or is he a permanent left-winger?
    And when will we change the name of the State currently called Victoria? The Queen of that name was incredibly Imperialist in attitude, so is very Politically Incorrect!

  19. srr

    Jo Smyth
    #2416352, posted on June 19, 2017 at 10:28 am

    People are being set up with the sole intention of making them apologise and the weak, cowed public are falling for it. The next step to the totalitarian state.

    Well I’m glad I’m not alone in seeing the bleeding obvious, but must say I’m dismayed at how few of us there are.

    Maybe there are more of us, but most are still scared of the narrative CON-Trollers rushing out to brand them, ‘conspiracy nuts’ and ‘paranoid’ and all those other stupid labels that have come to have as much impact as, “Seen On T.V.” 🙄 😆

    But a key point that I’m not sure if you’ve noticed yet, is how many of them are in on the set ups from the outset.

    When you have no honour or dignity and you your only feelings for your fans is contempt, getting a fat pay check for scaring more of the little people into accepting hell on earth, is a soulless no brainer.

  20. Paridell

    Chinese and Taiwanese are not “different nationalities”. They don’t even claim to belong to different nations. There is a political divide but they are the same people, like North and South Koreans. In 1945, the people of Taiwan looked forward to leading the rebuilding of China – until they were repressed by the Nationalists, who distrusted them for having been colonised by Japan. But they were as Chinese as anybody on the mainland, and they still are.

    Unless of course by “Taiwanese” you are referring to the Taiwanese aborigines, who are Austronesians.

  21. struth

    Reds in bed with the reds.

  22. Stimpson J. Cat

    I can tell you right now, if my last name was Wang and I had a son, I would name him Donkey Wang.

  23. Stimpson J. Cat

    Mind you, Beverly Wang herself made a huge point about being Canadian

    Goddamn Canadians with their fliptop heads.
    Terence and Phillip need to pull her in line.

  24. Tom

    Red has a B.Sc. in pure mathematics and computer science from Melbourne Uni, which he used to become a rock god. He made the mistake of assuming his ABC audience: a) is intelligent; b) has a sense of humour. Both are forbidden by cultural leftism. He has now outed himself as not one of them. I suspect he is bored out of his very large brain and will shortly leave on the pretext of the demands on his time from the next Skyhooks reunion tour.

  25. Jeannie

    For goodness sake clean them all out. Then close the doors.

  26. Jesus Christ, one by one the legends fall. He apologised.

    RU Farquing kidding me?
    Red Symons apologised? F.M.D. x eleventy eleven million.

    Btw: AFAIK the “Red” nickname is coz of his hard left politics.

  27. Terry

    “In 1945, the people of Taiwan looked forward to leading the rebuilding of China…”

    Culturally, that is a long time.

    I wonder if veterans of WW2 would recognise your modern, garden-variety leftard as Australian?

  28. Chris

    Was it Red Symons who asked in an interview of an ABC person about the morning meeting where they are all told what to think?

  29. Paridell

    Culturally, that is a long time.

    Not in China – 70 years there is about 1/70th of their history as a culture. The funny thing about distinguishing Chinese from Taiwanese as “nationalities” is that there are many nationalities in China, including the Zhuang, the Manchu, the Hui and the Mongols, but not including the people of Taiwan. On Taiwan they are overwhelmingly Mandarin-speaking Han, as mainstream Chinese as you can get. It’s like saying the people of the Home Counties of England are a separate nationality from Yorkshire or Cornwall.

  30. Mark M

    Did anyone see the Link, with Stan Grant, aired 16/6/2017?
    “Join Stan Grant to find out what the latest climate policies will mean for you.”
    This episode was published 3 days ago and is available until 8:00pm on 30 Jun 2017.
    http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/link
    http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/link#playing

    Does anyone, anywhere, think the ABC will do the same stunt with a climate scientist that doesn’t preach the 97% consensus failed doomsday science, in the name of unbiased reporting?

    Yeah, I know, … rhetorical question.

  31. Squirrel

    The increasing obsession of the ABC with these sorts of issues is another reminder of the need for a truly rigorous review of public funding.

    If this stuff needs to be done at all (and certainly without the enemy-of-the-people vibe) it’s for the SBS, and the ABC can get back to its core business of docos about the Royals and updates on wool and wheat prices. Too-well-off for their own good inner-urban dimwits can easily afford to subscribe to one or more printed or online publications which will provide regular doses of the kind of identity politics blather which makes them feel better about themselves – battlers worrying about paying the power bill do not need to be paying for this crap through their taxes.

  32. Arky

    Paridell
    #2416508, posted on June 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm
    Chinese and Taiwanese are not “different nationalities”. They don’t even claim to belong to different nations. There is a political divide but they are the same people, like North and South Koreans. In 1945, the people of Taiwan looked forward to leading the rebuilding of China – until they were repressed by the Nationalists, who distrusted them for having been colonised by Japan. But they were as Chinese as anybody on the mainland, and they still are.

    Unless of course by “Taiwanese” you are referring to the Taiwanese aborigines, who are Austronesians.

    ..
    No.
    Taiwanese are completely different to mainland Chinese, as anyone who has been to Taiwan and seen a bunch of a Chinese tourists come off a bus can attest.
    Most Taiwanese do not think of themselves as Chinese.

  33. Arky

    Anymore than New Zealanders think of themselves as Australian or Australians think of themselves as English.

  34. Nerblnob

    Pathetic effort by all involved.

    Sack the lot and let em survive by pub open mike nights or something.

  35. Tintarella di Luna

    Simon Birmingham reminds me of Alfala from Little Rascals

  36. Tintarella di Luna

    Ooops posted too soon:

    I just can’t take Simon Birmingham seriously every time I see him I think of Alfala from Little Rascals

  37. John constantine

    Their ABC haven’t done wheat prices since their successful campaign to destroy Australian Standard Wheat as a premium brand and bring in a system that has seen rip off merchants blend such rubbish into bulk shiploads of Australian wheat that all wheat not sold in containers is assumed to be crap.

    Their Australian betrayal class.

  38. Paridell

    Arky, the statement “Most Taiwanese do not think of themselves as Chinese” is absurd. I think you need to go a little deeper than watching tourists get off a bus or being a tourist yourself.

    The people of Taiwan do not think of themselves as citizens of the People’s Republic, but they do think of themselves as Chinese. The distinction has to do with politics, not identity.

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