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Was the ABC journalist primed to ask the question? Who knows? If there is an enquiry of some sort, and I think at least a senate enquiry will get up, then maybe look at it then. But I doubt you will get the journalist to admit it. And the people at the tent embassy marched in Canberra on Australia day and the Coalition has talked about a referendum at the next election to change the Constitution to recognise indigenous Australians, so the journalist would use that as the reasons.
I think focusing on the question and answer by the journalist and Abbott is wrong because it does two things (1) that is not where the damage was done. It was Sattler and Hodges lying about what he said and then inflaming the issues by telling the lies to the people at the tent embassy.
(2) It takes the focus away from the more blatant lies and deception before and after the fact by the players involved which includes quite a few in the Prime Minister’s office.
For example you wrote in a previous comment that “Sattler was very obvious among the crowd at the window, taking photos/videos and grinning like a mullet.” Which is true, she was at the function and a good point to raise as it made me think, then why did Hodges say that he phoned Sattler. More likely he went up to her at the Lobby restaurant and asked her to go the 200 meters to the tent embassy and stir up the trouble.
Sattler said she was already at the embassy when she got the call from Hodges. But why would she be there if she was invited to the function at the Lobby restaurant. Seems to me there are more lies that Sattler and Hodges are telling and that the Prime Minister’s office have plenty of more questions they need to answer.
The jounalist issue has been raised and is worth looking at but near impossible to prove unless someone rolls over, but lets move on now and start crunching the evidence and try and work out what other lies have been told.