AN ANGRY TURNBULL TEARS CASSIDY A NEW ONE
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
When Malcolm Turnbull attacks his beloved ABC you can be certain it is in deep trouble. “What’s the difference in Zaky Mallah going into a shopping centre and going into an ABC studio?”, Barrie Cassidy stupidly asked Turnbull on his “Insiders” program. With that one inane question Cassidy exposed all that is incurably decadent with the ABC.
Cassidy had just shown how a blind Left culture can evolve over time and how it has become a part of the ABC’s inviolable DNA. A clearly irate Turnbull told Cassidy that he had, “lost the plot”.
The fact that Cassidy doesn’t realise that he has lost the plot, indicates the air tight bubble of brazen far Left ideology that has permeated every crack and cranny of the ABC.
From Chairman Jim Spigelman down through to every journalist and employee to the tea lady, the Broadcasting Commission has become as ethically bankrupt as Triggs’ Human Rights Commission.
When someone of Gillard’s ilk appoints chairpersons to Commissions you can be sure of her intentions. The ABC and the HRC are simply more of her many land mines.
Coalition wets want the ABC to “rebalance” itself but that task is impossible! You can’t ask monkeys with terminal dermatitis to stop scratching. You see, the ABC still believes it is right and it believes everyone else is wrong!
It’s too late, the older monkeys have already groomed and educated the younger monkeys.
Why would have Cassidy asked such a question, why would Manager, Mark Scott have spent a half hour telling us the A in ABC is for “Australian” and that it deserves its “independence” if it thinks it needs correction?
It wants to keep its “independence” to do exactly as it has been doing... conducting a Left wing Labor/Green think tank with a distaste for anything conservative.
Nope, nope and nope... this ABC is all over, it’s finished with no hope of reformation because there is no dissenting voice from within to advise it of its outrageous, one-eyed arrogance. To them it is fair and balanced!
To get the ABC back on track and rediscovering its lost charter requires a root and branch dismantling. The Left can’t be expected to make a Right turn by itself, it never has before!
Spigelman and Scott should be asked to resign, they won’t of course, their self-stuffed pay packets are far too generous, so the Government should withhold funding until they do go.
If their bolshy foot soldiers are not getting paid, the two main culprits will soon be pressured to piss off. Abbott has a healthy majority behind him on this one and it’s a one and only chance to recover our lost public broadcaster.
Once the Board is restructured, a middle of the road CEO appointed and serious personnel changes have been made all the way down to the tea lady then we might get our ABC back. But it cannot be reformed as it is.
You can’t make a proud silverback out of a mangy chimp inflicted with an antibiotic-resistant strain of staphylococcus... you have to start again.