Do you want Nazis? Because that’s how you get Nazis

  • A campaign targeting recent Sudanese migrants by botching crime statistics to imply some ancestral tendency towards criminal behaviour.
  • As part of that campaign, Seven’s Sunday night current affairs program aired a special, featuring a woman who has anxiety attacks whenever she sees ‘coloured’ people.
  • An article in the Herald Sun, published by Andrew Bolt, in which Census statistics were badly mis-reported to imply greater ethnic make-up in certain areas, alongside a cartoon caricaturing recent migrants.
  • Channel Seven also interviewed Cottrell in January this year, bragging about being “the only news organisation invited inside the meeting,” of far right neo-nazi groups.
  • A Daily Mail photographer intentionally provoked a group of teenagers to capture footage or photos of violence of African Australians
  • An ABC journalist is attacked in a organised series of syndicated articles across various media outlets for participating in the creation of a new ABC lifestyle website, the day after he’s barraged by death threats from a far-right activist (who’s been a regular guest on Sky News).
  • A one-year large-scale, seemingly coordinated editorial campaign to attack a single ethnic Australian for a seven word Facebook post published in 2016.
  • Rowan Dean attacked Australia’s Race Discrimination Comissioner at the time, saying “Tim, if you don’t like it..hop on a plane and go back to Laos.”
  • Dean also claimed, when Melbourne change their pedestrian crossing iconography, “If I were doing the Melbourne [pedestrian] traffic lights, I would actually have — instead of the woman — I’d have a Sudanese guy with a crowbar flashing up on the lights to warn you that you’re about to be carjacked”
  • Sky News host Laura Jayes, tweeted, “FOUR of five terrorist arrested today are Aust born LEBANESE. There’s a pattern here. Honest conversation required about ethnicity” (Jayes was later targeted by Cottrell after the interview).
  • Peta Credlin, another Sky News host, did a monologue on immigration, saying that “Ordinary people in everyday suburbs have finally found their voice on the issue of immigration.”
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