Yesterday’s axing of Stan Grant and his late night program The link probably had more to do with his failed attempt to black-wash Australian history, rather than with the ABC’s official line that they are just rearranging their furniture.
Unlike in the US, from where the highly-original thinking (not) Grant stole the idea, Australia witnessed only a brief flurry of reaction before common-sense took over. As to be expected, much rage, solidarity and whitey-hatred from the ever vacuous (Q&A panellists, Dr Death Di Natale and his Party of Green Fairies, that little shit Shorten, etc.), a few statues defaced – but that was it.
Nothing here that Stan and the ABC was doubtless hoping for, which was to follow the US in its crazed demands to tear down and destroy everything to do with whitey’s past. Instead, the insurrection failed to materialise, and all Grant got for his efforts was a backlash of outrage from the overwhelming majority of Aussies who rightly regard him, his lefty supporters and his perverse attempt to rewrite history as beyond contempt.
Not happy, the ABC.
Perhaps, in his new capacity as the ABC’s Chief Asia Correspondent, the forever-whingeing-about-something Grant might begin to see things differently now. The realisation might dawn on him of how far, far worse an Asian rather than a white ‘invasion’ of Australia would have been for the indigenous population, and start reporting on that instead. But, come to think of it, the ABC wouldn’t be happy about that, either.
So why don’t they just sack him and be done with it?