Former Labor Minister Craig Emerson has quit SKY News after United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell appeared on The Adam Giles Show.
“My father fought Nazis in WWII and was interred in a German POW camp. The decision to put Cottrell on Sky News was “another step in a journey to normalising racism & bigotry in our country”, he wrote on Twitter.
Other politicians are reportedly planning to boycott the channel and SKY News advertisers are being targeted on social media.
SKY News journalists David Speers and Laura Jayes criticised their own network for giving him airtime.
SKY News Director Greg Byrnes said on social media, “It was wrong to have Blair Cottrell on SKY News Australia. His views do not reflect ours. The interview has been removed from repeat timeslots and online platforms.”