Skip to comments.Aussie radio host fired for asking prime minister if her partner is gay
Posted on 06/15/2013 8:49:28 AM PDT by rickmichaels
An Australian radio station fired a popular long-time host after he questioned Prime Minister Julia Gillard on air Thursday about her partner's sexuality.
Howard Sattler repeatedly quizzed Gillard on Perth radio station 6PR whether her partner, Tim Mathieson, a hairdresser, is gay, and if their relationship was romantic or platonic.
In a statement read on air late Friday, the station apologized "unreservedly" for Sattler's line of questioning.
"That was disrespectful to the office and the person of the prime minister and was entirely inappropriate," the statement read.
During the interview, Gillard defended her relationship.
"Right, well, let me just bring you back to Earth," she told Sattler during the questioning. "We live together as a couple. You know that. Yes, on the Internet there are lots of what I've referred to in the past as nutjobs and I'm happy to use the expression again."
Sattler plans to sue the radio station for his dismissal.
Well, since homosexuality is out of the closet, and we’re told that it’s cool to be gay and all that, and we’re allowed to freely discuss homosexuality, it’s not surprising that someone felt okay to go down that line of questioning.
I thought we were ALL gay these days? Since when aren’t they LOUD and PROUD about their perverted lifestyle?
I thought the Prime Minister was gay ,the first time I saw Him/Her
Who’s going to be brave enough to ask Michelle?
So she didn’t answer the question? Sounds like he hit a nerve.
“Hold me Foster’s and listen to this...”
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