EXCLUSIVE: The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) has been forced to cancel an upcoming episode of You Can’t Ask That after the Australian politicians participating in the program refused to answer any questions.
An anonymous source within the ABC revealed that the episode will never be seen by the Australian public despite hours of filming.
“The show contains nothing worth putting to air. Hours of film were wasted because every time a politician was asked a question, they replied: You can’t ask that!”
Federal and state politicians volunteered to participate after being approached by the show’s producers, but were given a rude shock once filming began.
“They had to answer to the Aussie public. This stunned them.”
“The politicians expected to be able to vet all of the questions before recording started. Apparently that is standard practice with Australia’s mainstream media these days. However, You Can’t Ask That is a show built on honesty and transparency, and a show which welcomes questions from the Aussie public, no matter how uncomfortable those questions might be.”
Typically, participants in the program read questions submitted by members of the public, and attempt to answer them as candidly as possible.
“We’ve since learned that the politicians all agreed to come on the show because they thought it would be good publicity. They obviously haven’t watched the show.”
Producers have confirmed that most politicians either ‘took questions on notice’, said they had ‘no knowledge of that’ or referred the question to a junior staffer. On condition of anonymity, the ABC source also leaked some of the topics and questions which politicians refused to answer:
- The Prime Minister’s links to QAnon.
- Actions taken against the alleged rapist of Brittany Higgins
- Barnaby Joyce’s affair with his staffer. Though he was willing to answer questions about his recent book.
- Bridget McKenzie and Sports Rorts.
- Angus Taylor and Grassgate
- Richard Colbeck and anything to do with Aged Care
- Water theft from the Murray Darling Basin
- Clive Palmer’s influence on the LNP.
- Why Craig Kelly wasn’t sacked years ago
- Why Andrew Laming wasn’t sacked years ago
- Why Stuart Robert wasn’t sacked years ago
- Christian Porter and those allegations
- Why Anthony Albanese is still leader of the Labor party
- Funding of the ABC
- Funding of government schools
- Funding of Australian universities
- The bungled vaccine rollout
Instead of airing an episode of You Can’t Ask That in which politicians refuse to answer questions, the ABC will air footage of recent Senate estimates.