Pravda writer compares Abbott to Hitler, Pol Pot
Mr Abbott’s comments have prompted another scathing rebuke from Russian newspaper Pravda.
In an email exchange with the ABC’s AM program, Pravda journalist Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey said Mr Abbott’s comments were “the most blatant example of shit-faced ignorance and pig-headed arrogance the world has seen since the likes of Hitler or Pol Pot”.
Bancroft-Hinchey was speaking after penning an editorial for Pravda, in which he wrote of Mr Abbott that: “It is difficult to find a more blatant example of childishness, incompetence for the position, criminal intent, downright nastiness and an indication of a disturbed mind crying out for therapy. Don’t the Australian people deserve better?”.
Pravda is historically associated with the Russian Communist party and was an official government mouthpiece during the Soviet era.
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