An opinion piece in News Limited newspapers today attacks pop musicians who were 'outraged' at Senator Cory Bernardi including them in the #AC100 Australia Day Spotify playlist.
Co-host of the popular Sky News program Outsiders and Spectator editor Rowan Dean wrote:
"These posturing, pampered buffoons in their hysterical over-reaction managed to combine sheer stupidity with brazen hypocrisy and breathtaking arrogance all in equal doses. That takes some special talent."
"Bernardi’s playlist was created in response to the ABC’s Triple J breaking with a 30 year old tradition of playing the “hottest” 100 songs as voted for by listeners on Australia Day – despite less than half the listeners polled saying they would feel uncomfortable if the Hottest 100 remained on Australia Day."
"In other words, just over half the listeners didn’t care. Politics has nothing to do with their enjoyment of music, which is as it should be."
"And yet the ABC went ahead with moving the date this year , thereby making an overt political statement (namely, buying into the Left’s fraudulent Invasion Day narrative) which arguably they are not permitted to do under the ABC’s charter."
Pictured: Complainant-in-chief, Darren Hayes (right), from Savage Garden
Related Content - You can view Senator Bernardi's strident defence of his position on the playlist on Sky News on the clip below