Malcolm Roberts has not failed to disappoint for shock value since his election. I try to be a tolerant sort, but pretty much everything that comes out of his mouth is rubbish (perhaps he think he’s Donald Trump).
I have actually been trying to not give any air to this oxygen-thief, hoping he was going to fade into well-deserved irrelevance. Unfortunately this hasn’t happened, because ‘journalists’ keep asking him for an opinion to spice up their stories. And he is always obliges.
His most recent reported nonsense was on The Project this week, where he made the completely unsubstantiated claim that host Waleed Aly condones terrorism. The show’s co-hosts were reportedly shocked but I have got to ask how shocked can you really be? What do they expect when they invite people like this on their program.
It reminds me a little of Steve Price on Q and A earlier this year. Seriously don’t invite these people on your programs and expect them to be rational or civil. In fact I didn’t need half of that statement so I’ll try again:
Don’t invite these cretins onto national television full stop. No one needs to hear from them. It isn’t required for balance (Roberts appears anything but balanced). They are just shock value- boorish and unpleasant. There has to be a better way of making news analysis interesting.