Melbourne radio host suspended for shouting ‘Sieg Heil’

By JTA
August 22, 2012 14:27

 
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SYDNEY – A Melbourne radio host who claims Jewish descent was suspended for one month for shouting “Sieg Heil” three times at the mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

John Michael Howson, 76, a talk-back host on 3AW Radio, reacted angrily with the Nazi taunts after Assange’s mother, Christine, said she would not conduct an interview on Sunday morning after the way Howson had treated the previous caller.

“I won’t be doing an interview with you because you’re acting like a pig,” Christine Assange said before hanging up.

Howson immediately responded by shouting “Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!”

The network aired a pre-recorded apology by Howson Tuesday as the station announced his suspension.

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