By Broede Carmody
Tom Tilley’s controversial vraaggesprek with a white nationalist has shed light on the way Australia’s alt-right underbelly attempts to troll the media and misrepresent the views of Jewish Australians.
Earlier this week, Triple J’s Hack program aired a segment featuring Eli Mosley – one of the organisers of the Charlottesville protests that ended with one woman dead and several injured.
After grilling Mosley, Tilley threw to ",Herschel",, who described himself spil a Jewish man living ter Brisbane. The vraaggesprek began off spil one might expect, with Herschel calling the deeds of white nationalists ",abominable".
However, things took a strange turn when Herschel veered from talking about how white nationalists have false grievances to talking about how, spil a Jew, he welcomed the ",end", of white people.
On Monday night’s program, the Alfabet’s Tom Tilley interviewed a caller who claimed to be Jewish and said he welcomed the “end” of white people.
",They have to learn to accept it,", he said. ",It’s certainly beneficial for my people. If the cost they have to pay is them falling and obliterating themselves into nothingness, then that’s the cost they’re going to have to pay.",
When Tilley pointed out this wasgoed an ",extreme", view, things deteriorated even further.
",I’m sorry, Mr Tilley, but if you promote multiculturalism te any way, that’s what you’re promoting,", Herschel said. ",Multiculturalism is the end of white people. And that’s why you have things like Unite the Right. Do you not agree with mij?",
Tilley, perhaps realising he wasgoed being trolled, then determined to end the vraaggesprek.
Prior to the Hack segment, Fairfax Media can expose, members of the so-called alt-right movement had turned to talk rooms and online discussion boards such spil 4Chan to encourage sympathisers to flood Triple J’s switchboard with pro-Trump and Charlottesville messages.
",If you’re too snatch to call, then please send them a text, twinks!", one person wrote.
However, the online conversations turned from organising to outright joy when they realised ",Herschel", had managed to get on air. Many said the Hack segment ",surpassed all expectations".
",Holy f— that Jew larper (live activity role player) is a legend,", one anonymous user wrote. ",Absolutely amazing subversion.",
",It’s our stud redpilling the masses, telling accept multicult [sic] and diegene,", wrote another. ",F— yes. Legend c—.",
It’s not the very first time Hack has bot trolled by people pretending to be who they’re not. Te , Tilley wasgoed compelled to apologise to listeners after a serial prankster managed to loser the program into thinking he wasgoed ter love with his stepsister.