Peter Dutton Launches New Attack on Australian Media!
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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has escalated his criticism of media outlets he says are waging a “jihad” against the government, describing the response to an aborted Australian Border Force operation in Melbourne as “hysterical” and “ideologically driven.”
Two days after he accused Fairfax Media and the ABC of trying to “bring the government down”, Mr Dutton has told a radio interview that “segments of the media” were “frustrated and angry” that the government was having “success” with Operation Sovereign Borders.
“All I can say is the reaction to the Australian Border Force operation in Melbourne was hysterical by some of these media outlets and it’s hard to seek an explanation for that,” Mr Dutton told 2GB’s Ray Hadley show.
Australian Border Force officials were originally scheduled to take part in the ill-fated Victoria-police led mission “Operation Fortitude” on the streets of Melbourne last weekend before protests turned the whole thing to custard and it was cancelled before it had even began.
“They [the media] run things. They don’t check with my office beforehand,” an enraged Mr Dutton told 2GB.
“A lot if it is about their frustration and anger with the government over the success that we’ve had around Operation Sovereign Borders, stopping boats, running detention centres and people have got an ideological opposition to that.
“Well I’ve got news for these people. The vast majority of Australians support the government’s work to keep these boats stopped, to stop people drowning at sea.”
The outburst comes a day after Prime Minister Tony Abbott and frontbenchers Josh Frydenberg and Michael Keenan distanced themselves from the “jihad” remarks made by Mr Dutton in relation to his conspiracy theory that there is some orchestrated campaign by Fairfax and the ABC to bring down the Abbott government.
In a second interview, after his Ray Hadley appearance, Mr Dutton would no longer be drawn on the “jihad” jibe.
Journalists at a media conference in Brisbane asked Mr Dutton if his colleagues had not supported his comments because he had gone too far.
“I don’t agree with your characterisation. Comments about other people, you can put it to them,” Mr Dutton said.