Friday, February 26, 2010

How to turn Eddie McGuire into a martyr

Spare me. Public opinion has already done to McGuire all that needs doing. It’s offensive to have some anti-dscrimination tsar now butt in to declare some speech not merely rude but unlawful:
EDDIE McGuire and Mick Molloy will be investigated over their allegedly homophobic mocking of male ice skaters during the Nine Network’s coverage of the Winter Olympics.

The NSW Anti-Discrimination Board will examine the comments after a complaint made against the presenters by Sydney gay rights activist Gary Burns.

These pointless kangaroo courts really must be abolished. As Mr Bolt says, public opinion has already made it clear to McGuire that he crossed a line and that his foolish and infantile behaviour was not appreciated. That should be the end of the matter.

And really, they just act as lightning rods for time-wasting activists who are consumed by their own self importance and the need to chase publicity.

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