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‘Far-left’, not far-right extremism the ‘biggest threat’ to Australia today

Liberal Senator Alex Antic says media outlets, like the ABC, do not address the issue of "far-left" extremism in their reports - but constantly plug the narrative that far-right extremism is the "biggest threat" to Australia and the world today.

"Extremism of all sorts should be of concern," Mr Antic said.

"We talk a lot about Islamic extremism ... we talk now about far-right extremism. But there doesn't seem to be much talk about far left extremism - and so I am always interested by how this drift has occurred."

Mr Antic said how the left are "very good" with their language and know how to "flip the dial" in the other side of politics to downplay the threat of far left extremism and create the narrative that far-right extremism is the biggest threat today.

"The left are very good with their language and they're very good at flipping the dial on the other side of politics.

"I'm not suggesting for a minute there aren't far right extremists and they're not out there, but I don't see that that as necessarily the preeminent threat at this stage."

Liberal Senator Alex Antic says media shops, like the ABC, do not tackle the situation of “far-left” extremism of their stories – however consistently plug the narrative that far-right extremism is the “biggest threat” to Australia and the world today.

“Extremism of all sorts should be of concern,” Mr Antic stated.

“We talk a lot about Islamic extremism … we talk now about far-right extremism. But there doesn’t seem to be much talk about far left extremism – and so I am always interested by how this drift has occurred.”

Mr Antic stated how the left are “very good” with their language and know the way to “flip the dial” in the different facet of politics to downplay the menace of far left extremism and create the narrative that far-right extremism is the largest menace today.

“The left are excellent with their language they usually’re excellent at flipping the dial on the different facet of politics.

“I’m not suggesting for a minute there aren’t far right extremists and they’re not out there, but I don’t see that that as necessarily the preeminent threat at this stage.”

Liberal Senator Alex Antic says media shops, like the ABC, do not tackle the situation of “far-left” extremism of their stories – however consistently plug the narrative that far-right extremism is the “biggest threat” to Australia and the world today.

“Extremism of all sorts should be of concern,” Mr Antic stated.

“We talk a lot about Islamic extremism … we talk now about far-right extremism. But there doesn’t seem to be much talk about far left extremism – and so I am always interested by how this drift has occurred.”

Mr Antic stated how the left are “very good” with their language and know the way to “flip the dial” in the different facet of politics to downplay the menace of far left extremism and create the narrative that far-right extremism is the largest menace today.

“The left are excellent with their language they usually’re excellent at flipping the dial on the different facet of politics.

“I’m not suggesting for a minute there aren’t far right extremists and they’re not out there, but I don’t see that that as necessarily the preeminent threat at this stage.”

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