Did she say it was funny?
Karl Stefanovic told his colleague Natalia Cooper that she’d “misjudged” a news story about a Spanish animal rights activist being beaten with a live duck on Today this morning.
Cooper read the story, about an odd Spanish festival in the town of Roses that involves ducks being thrown into the sea, then caught by swimmers.
An animal rights activist filming the festival told a woman that she was hurting a duck she was dragging out of the sea. So she hit him with the poor creature.
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Cooper didn’t read the story with any hint of amusement, but Stefanovic took umbrage.
The mayor (which she weirdly pronounced “may-er” — what’s that about, Cooper?) is now considering banning the festival.
“That’s appalling,” co-host Lisa Wilkinson can be heard saying.