Howson Apologises Over (Christine) Assange Nazi Taunts [View all]
Source: Australian Broadcasting Company
Howson apologises over Assange Nazi taunts
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A Melbourne radio host who taunted Julian Assange's mother with a Nazi slogan has apologised and been taken off-air for a month.
3AW host John-Michael Howson caused outrage on Sunday, attacking Christine Assange's decision to cancel a pre-planned phone interview due to his treatment of a previous guest.
"I won't be doing an interview with you because you're acting like a pig," said the mother of the WikiLeaks founder. Mr Howson responded by screaming on air, "Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!" as Ms Assange hung up the phone.
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"I unreservedly apologise," Mr Howson, who co-hosts 3AW's Sunday morning program, said in the statement.