Australia: Lefty TV hosts in hot water over comments on soldier
He’s a mountain of a man. At 202cm, SAS Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith is one of two soldiers to be awarded the Victoria Cross by the Queen for bravery. In June 2010, Corporal Roberts-Smith single-handedly neutralised two enemy machinegun positions and exposed himself to fire to protect his mates. Last Sunday, Channel 7 aired his story and he got to explain what happened that day. During that programme it was revealed that his wife had undergone IVF and that he had twin baby girls. This man is a hero and Australia is proud of him. However, yesterday, TV program The Circle decided it was great to mock him for not being able to sire kids the normal way, saying that he’s probably a dud in bed (dud root per Aussie slang). They also mocked his poolside picture saying that he’s going to dive to the bottom of the pool to see if his brains are down there. This is what Lefties revel at – mocking people who they think are backward twats. In this case it was easy to pick on this hero seeing as he’s in the army and fighting in Afghanistan – the pet-hate of the Left. Well, most of Australia has decided that this is unAustralian and are hitting the airwaves with their comments. You can always count on the Left to bring some class into our lives…..not. Hope this show gets yanked.
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They host a lightweight morning gossip show.
Now the hosts of The Circle are under heavy fire after airing a photo of a shirtless Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith and calling him brainless.
Among the giggling troupe was veteran journalist George Negus, who laid the astounding sledge that Cpl Roberts-Smith “he could be a dud root”.
Just a day earlier, Cpl Roberts-Smith had appeared on Sunday Night for a candid interview about how he and his wife had used IVF treatment to conceive their twin daughters.
Those daughters were just five months old when Cpl Roberts-Smith stood up to draw machine-gun fire towards himself near the village of Tizak in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province.
That allowed his commander to lob a grenade in the Taliban bunker.
Cpl Roberts-Smith then stormed the bunker alone and killed the two Taliban members inside. His actions allowed the troops to move through and clear the village of Taliban soldiers.
It also saw him become only the second person to be awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, after it was established in 1991.
“I’m sure he’s a really good guy, nothing about poor old Ben,” Negus said yesterday on The Circle where he was guest co-hosting at the time of the comment.
“But that sort of bloke, and what if they’re not up to it in the sack?”
Former Channel [V] host Yumi Stynes chimed in on the picture of Cpl Roberts-Smith poolside with: “He’s going to dive down to the bottom of the pool to see if his brain is there.”
This morning and back on the air Stynes revealed she was getting married, leading some online commenters to suggest it was a stunt to distract from a growing backlash over yesterday’s comments.
Yesterday The Circle made an apology on its Facebook page: “Gotta love live T.V.!,” the apology read.
“What started out as an innocent admiration of one of Australia’s heroes today unfortunately ended up changing direction.
“I hope you all know us well enough by now to know that we would never set out to upset anyone.
“Your feedback is very important to us and we appreciate your input on a daily basis.
“So sorry if we offended any of you today.”
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