Sunrise host David Koch has addressed a heated interview he had last week on air with Pauline Hanson, conceding he go fired up over her comments and may have gone “a bit too hard.”
The exchange resulted in an online petition which now stands at over 120,000 signatures demanding he be sacked.
Koch , whose youth centre, Koch Centre for Youth and Learning is in Macquarie Fields, today told Kyle & Jackie O today it was Hanson’s comment that he didn’t know what was happening in Western Sydney that incensed him.
“That sort of tipped me over the edge,” he said today. “When she said I wouldn’t know, I did go a bit too hard and I accept that. I’m passionate about it, and I’ve been trolled all week, which is fine.”
But he also defended Hanson’s appearances on the Seven breakfast show.
“I’ve had my kids take me on all the time, ‘Why give her a platform?’ And I said, ‘Because she represents a big part of our population’.