SKY News has responded to an audience backlash after United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell appeared on The Adam Giles Show.
Former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Adam Giles was given his own show in May.
SKY News also repeated his views on social media before deleting its tweets.
But last night social media lit up with reactions, with SKY News trending at #1.
SKY journos including 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.”
It follows SKY News suspending a producer for highlighting Senator David Leyonhjelm’s views on Senator Sarah Hanson-Young during The Outsiders.
In January Seven News was criticised for an interview with Cottrell. In 2016 ABC management delayed a Hack Live panel discussion on which he appeared.