Mark Latham calls Triple J a pack of fools & # 39; for moving the Hottest 100 away from Australia Day
Former Labor leader Mark Latham threw Triple J for moving the Hottest 100 from Australia Day.
The ABC youth station moved last year's January 26 countdown for the first time in its three-decade history, following a poll from its listeners.
With the Day of Australia this year on a Saturday, Triple J has moved the hottest 100 to Sunday and Monday, to calm those who consider the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 as an invasion of the Aboriginal country and a genocide.
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Former Labor leader Mark Latham (photo) threw Triple J for relocating the Hottest 100 away from Australia Day
Mr Latham, who runs as a candidate for one nation in March in the New South Wales elections, said that the ABC financed by the taxpayer should stay out of politics.
Well, they are a bunch of fools. They really messed it up, & he told Wednesday Mail to Daily Mail Australia on the sidelines of the Save Australia Day campaign in Sydney.
& # 39; Stay with the music, stay with the celebration people are accustomed to on the day of Australia and leave politics of this to people who know what they are doing. & # 39;
Mr. Latham described the & # 39; Hottest 100 date change & # 39; if & # 39; ham-fisted & # 39; and accused the ABC of reducing the tax investor investment in the ABC & # 39;
Triple J moved the countdown of January 26, 2018, after a poll from his listeners (Muslim activist Hanan Dover suggested last year for anti-Australia Day rally)
& # 39; They are everywhere in the store. It is a shame that we are financing this kind of incompetence, "he said.
Even some Triple J listeners were furious and some of them expressed their frustration on the Facebook page.
& # 39; Sorry Triple J, you can not move to the 4th Saturday and say it is not political and then move the date next year, & # 39; wrote a man. & # 39; That makes it politic. & # 39;
Even some Triple J listeners were furious and some of them expressed their frustration on the Facebook page
Another critic also asked questions when moving the countdown and described it as & politics & # 39;
However, a proponent of Triple J's decision said he was happy & # 39; the rednecks are angry again & # 39;
Another critic also asked for the countdown to be moved.
Last year it was on Saturday around Australia Day, now it is moved because Saturday is the Australian day. What a joke will you become Triple J. & # 39;
However, a proponent of Triple J & # 39; s decision said he was happy & # 39; that the rednecks are angry again.
& # 39; I love it. Thanks, Triple J, & # 39; he said.
A triple J spokesperson declined to comment specifically on Mr. Latham's comments, but said that a decision was taken at the end of November 2017 to move the countdown to & # 39; depoliticizing the Hottest 100 & # 39 ;.
While Bill Shorten has sworn to hold the day of Australia on January 26, Mark Latham predicted that a Labor government would change the date to appease Labor's left faction and the Greens
A poll commissioned by the culturally conservative campaign group Advance Australia showed that 78 percent of the people support the Australia Day that will be held on January 26th to commemorate the arrival of the British First Fleet in the port of Sydney 231 years ago.
The investigation of 1,659 people by Mediareach, released on Wednesday, found 81 percent of the voters in the coalition and 73 percent of the Labor Party supporters wanted to leave the national day untouched.
However, only 19 percent of voters in the Greens agreed to hold Australia Day on 26 January.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten has repeatedly sworn to keep Australia Day unchanged.
Mr. Latham compared Labor's promise to hold Australia Day on 26 January to former Prime Minister of Labor, Kevin Koerd, the abolition of offshore processing of asylum seekers in 2008
Mr. Latham, who became a member of the Labor Party at the age of 17 and was 11 years of federal MP, predicted that a shortened government would change the day of Australia to satisfy the left party of the party and the Greens.
& # 39; I do not think the Labor position is real & # 39 ;, he said Wednesday to reporters.
& # 39; If you get a Labor government, this will add to the Green-left push to change the date the code is for the complete abolition of Australia Day. & # 39;
Mr. Latham compared Australia Day with the former Prime Minister of Labor, Kevin Rudd in 2008, by abolishing the offshore processing of asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.
& # 39; It is a bit like the policy of boat people. They say these things through their leader, "he said.
& # 39; But if you have conducted a poll among the members of the Labor Party parliament, they do not support strict border security, support open borders, and support the move to Australia Day. & # 39;