Top-rating broadcaster Ray Hadley has accused fellow rightwing commentator Andrew Bolt of being “soft on paedophiles” in an extraordinary blast on his 2GB morning show. Hadley took aim at Bolt for his widely condemned comments about ABC Four Corners and St Kevin’s victim Paris Street on the Bolt Report. After Street wrote an open letter to Bolt saying his comments made him sick, the News Corp journalist apologised on Sky News for upsetting him, saying he regretted using the phrase “hit on”. On Friday’s show Hadley said Bolt’s claim that Street wasn’t sexually assaulted but was “hit on” was “demeaning, insulting and beyond the pale”. “You do a lot of good in the community, but, by crikey, when it comes to paedophilia you’ve got a very poor record,” Hadley said. “A very poor record. Which has compelled you to apologise to Street today. “Mr Bolt has a history of defending people who are convicted of paedophilia. He has a history of it! Even when appeals are denied, he has a history of it. Now that’s on his conscience, not mine.” “But I’ve been an ambassador for Bravehearts for two decades, Mr Bolt. I’ll stand by my record in condemning paedophilia… Read full this story
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