The news.com.au report below reveals that if anyone is impressed with Antoinette’s beauty, cleverness, and ability it’s her. These insufferable young women whose sense of entitlement knows no bounds…
‘Nobody can fire me’: ABC host Antoinette Lattouf before exit
A sacked ABC journo made an extraordinary claim just weeks before she was let go for her controversial posts about Israel and Gaza.
Chloe Whelan, news.com.au, 22 January 2024
Axed journalist Antoinette Lattouf bragged she “could not be fired” over her views on Israel and Gaza just days before signing an ill-fated agreement with the ABC.
Ms Lattouf was dismissed in late December, three days into a five-day hosting gig on the ABC’s Radio Sydney morning show.
She says she was axed due to her political views on the Israel and Gaza war, as well as her Lebanese heritage, while the ABC claims it was because Ms Lattouf was warned not to share controversial social media posts while working for the national broadcaster but continued to do so.
Ms Lattouf said, as an independent journo, “nobody can fire me”. Picture: Instagram.
She claims to have been fired by the ABC in December. Picture: Instagram.
Now, it’s been revealed Ms Lattouf believed she couldn’t be fired in her capacity as a freelance journalist and didn’t look kindly upon publications that didn’t want to work with her due to her pro-Palestine beliefs.
On November 24, just three days before signing on to work for the ABC, Ms Lattouf shared a three-minute video to social media, praising journalists who had signed an open letter calling for newsrooms to treat unverified information from Israel’s government or terror group Hamas with the same “professional scepticism”.
She threw her weight behind the letter and declared: “As an independent and freelance journalist, nobody can fire me”.
Ms Lattouf then laughed and said: “I will certainly be using my voice and sharing my concerns.
“I have thought about future job prospects, so if somebody doesn’t want to work with me because I care about dozens of journalists who have been slaughtered by doing their work, because I care about the thousands and thousands of children who have been killed and civilians harmed … then honestly f**k them.”
Ms Lattouf hosted ABC radio in the week before Christmas. Picture: Instagram.
The ABC says Ms Lattouf was let go due to her social media activity, which included — before she was employed by the national broadcaster — repeatedly questioning whether videos of pro-Palestinian protesters chanting “gas the Jews” at Sydney’s Opera House were verified.
On December 20, she shared a post from Human Rights Watch that read: “The Israeli government is using starvation of civilians as a weapon of war in Gaza.”
It was the latter post, shared on Ms Lattouf’s third day working for the ABC, that saw her employment terminated.