- His tweets from Anzac Day:
- — Scott McIntyre (@mcintinhos)Sat, Apr 25 2015 07:39:12The cultification of an imperialist invasion of a foreign nation that Australia had no quarrel with is against all ideals of modern society.
- — Scott McIntyre (@mcintinhos)Sat, Apr 25 2015 07:39:40Wonder if the poorly-read, largely white, nationalist drinkers and gamblers pause today to consider the horror that all mankind suffered.
- — Scott McIntyre (@mcintinhos)Sat, Apr 25 2015 07:40:12Remembering the summary execution, widespread rape and theft committed by these ‘brave’ Anzacs in Egypt, Palestine and Japan.
- — Scott McIntyre (@mcintinhos)Sat, Apr 25 2015 07:40:56Not forgetting that the largest single-day terrorist attacks in history were committed by this nation & their allies in Hiroshima & Nagasaki
- There were calls for his sacking... (and worse)
- — Chris Kenny (@chriskkenny)Sat, Apr 25 2015 10:12:48
- — Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm)Sat, Apr 25 2015 11:11:20Difficult to think of more offensive or inappropriate comments than those by @mcintinhos. Despicable remarks which deserve to be condemned.
- — Tabbetha Senior (@tabbetha1987)Sun, Apr 26 2015 04:43:36Absolutely no respect for the land whereby you are able to express your free will and speech. You're a wanker #ScottMcIntyre
- And messages in support.
- — Justen Bellingham (@JustenBell)Sun, Apr 26 2015 04:43:08The Allies committed tremendous war crimes in both WW1 and WW2. That is an incontrovertible, undeniable fact. #ScottMcIntyre
- — lana del neigh (@LanaDelNeigh_)Sun, Apr 26 2015 02:52:24So who is surprised that all the anti-18c, "je suis charlie" people are supporting the sacking of Scott McIntyre over his Anzac tweets?
- The response from his employer, SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid was to terminate his employment, citing a loss of trust between McIntyre and his audience.
- — Michael Ebeid (@michaelebeid)Sun, Apr 26 2015 01:18:46Here’s my statement regarding unfortunate comments made by Scott McIntyre last night http://www.sbs.com.au/aboutus/news-media-releases/view/id/953/h/Statement-from-SBS-Managing-Director-Michael-Ebeid-and-Director-Sport-Ken-Shipp …
- — Michael Ebeid (@michaelebeid)Sun, Apr 26 2015 03:28:42@hughriminton Hugh, this has nothing to do with free speech. It's not tenable to remain on air if your audience doesn't respect or trust you
- Nuance is difficult to find online, especially on twitter...
- — Adam Spence (@AdamSpenceAU)Sun, Apr 26 2015 04:40:56History is complex. Twitter is not a platform with the space for nuance unfortunately, yet nuance is what history requires. #ScottMcIntyre
- But Geoff Lemon seems to find space for that nuance.
- — Geoff Lemon (@geofflemon)Sun, Apr 26 2015 03:07:51The abuse poured on him is alarming: politicians and shock jocks sensing an easy target, rousing people who have very partial information.
- — Geoff Lemon (@geofflemon)Sun, Apr 26 2015 03:08:38As a historian who specialised in Australia's World Wars, it's alarming that I could cop the same vitriol for making verifiable statements.
- — Geoff Lemon (@geofflemon)Sun, Apr 26 2015 03:09:45Scott McIntyre's timing was unnecessarily antagonistic and his own education on the matter is clearly patchy. Criticising that is fair.
Geoff Lemon on Scott McIntyre
Scott McIntyre, a sports reporter with SBS, tweeted about Anzac day. His comments have lead to his sacking from the network.
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