STILL NO LIGHT SHONE ON ABC'S DARK SIDE
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.
My hand was shaking with trepidation last night as I fingered the remote trying to find the ABC. It was a spanking new button as I hadn’t ventured there in years. I rolled a smoke…“Surely the ABC has become responsible by now”, I was thinking. Well, bugger me, I was disappointed again, 4Corners was on for an hour about what a great man Turnbull was and what an arsehole Abbott still is.
That was followed up by the bloke who desperately stifles a smile because he has implanted toe nails for teeth. It was the annoying Paul Barry, who was insisting that Bolt, Jones and Hadley had been the “players” who mercilessly assassinated poor Mr Turnbull.
Bloody hell, as if that wasn’t enough, then Q&A had some Green sheila claiming crocs were also green and were only eating people because they had been drinking too much. Blimey, I didn’t know that our crocodiles were on the piss!
So, will ScoMo now finally put this media mire to sleep? It has no role other than re-electing Greens and ALP unionists. Half of its crazy budget of taxpayers’ $1.2 billion goes on wages for its under-worked, over-indulgent, hard-Left hacks, who somehow believe they speak for ordinary people.
I remember when the public broadcaster actually filled a valuable role on a tiny fraction of its current budget.
With an ear to a threadbare, fabric-covered speaker, we strained to hear the distorted Ashes commentary from Lords, the ABC covered Menzies’ fireside chats, the Queen’s 1954 visit and the Demons’ 1955 VFL Grand final.
Then along came another Malcolm fool (this time it was Malcolm Fraser, who I knew well). He had a ripper idea that immigrants could avoid learning English by tuning in to his SBS channel (or WOG 0 as it was known then).
He was a good bloke and at country functions with long lines to the toilets we would share a saltbush piss out the back without breaking our conversation. But as he got older he shifted his support to the gangrenous Greens and we lost contact. But SBS stayed on to waste even more of our taxes with blue movies all through the night and soccer stuff during the day.
Must have been a flexi day off for all
Why the hell do we need an ethnic channel when we have the internet and why the hell an aboriginal channel when we are all Australians?
Nope, public broadcasting has had its day, it is now the digital age, it has passed its use by date and no other country will wear it except for corrupt UN regimes, the UK not excepted!
ScoMo will shy away from ABC reform as all Parties fear political reprisals. If he reduces the ABC’s budget by $3.50, as Abbott did, it flies into a rage complaining that Australian kids have been cruelly deprived of Bananas in Pyjamas and Pepper Pig.
It’s time to put it on the market with an assurance that any buyer must be contracted to cover bush radio. Blimey, Sky and Fox have 300 odd channels, the FTA boys have extra channels too and everyone seems to have an Iphone… WTF are we doing with an ABC? Let the market sort it out… the ABC should not compete with the FTA channels with our money making free to air even more expensive .
With good mate ex ABC CEO
Now that Turnbull, the number one ticket holder of “Friends of the ABC”, has been put out to pasture, put the ABC out there with him, and despite the drought stop feeding and watering both of them!
And get rid of the corrupted, equally expensive, CSIRO that claims inventions by employing members of the public who have struck a winner like WIFI and all others.
Come on Morrison, show us your mettle, or will you be sucked down the same S bend as all the others before you?
So anyway I was tired so I switched to the Rugby because the only good thing about that game is that I can’t stay awake.