Insiders producers have dropped conservative commentator Gerard Henderson but the decision was taken before his comments on The Bolt Report around a former St. Kevin’s teacher.
Last week SKY News came under fire for comments made by Andrew Bolt & Henderson.
Clarifying in The Australian he wrote, “In response to my email of February 4 about possible appearance dates in early 2020, Insiders’ executive producer Sam Clark phoned me the next day and advised that he had not made up his mind as to whether I would be asked on the program this year.
“In a subsequent conversation on February 7, Sam Clark declined to guarantee me any appearances in the future. I understood the message and sent Insiders an ‘au revoir’ response on February 11.
“All this had nothing to do with what I may or may not have said on The Bolt Report many days later.”
Guardian Australia reports executive producer Sam Clark, host David Speers and the ABC’s news executive saw no role for Henderson on the couch this year and are trying new conservative voices instead.
Sources suggested Henderson did not sufficiently engage with the issues during the journalists’ discussions.