THANK GOD SHE'S GONE... but look who they replaced her with!
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.
I took a chance, nervously fingered the remote, and switched to ABC TV last night. I wanted to know if it had improved, as it used to be my regular Monday night TV must, but I had sworn off that channel as I cannot afford any more new TVs.
Pom Muslim activist, Mehdi Hasan... the worst imaginable advert for Islam
It was 4 Corners and a confronting program on priests molesting children in America. The figures, if correctly quoted were horrifying. So I thought, “what would have prompted a program like that now?”
It wasn’t currently newsworthy, but then I remembered that George Pell had just arrived back from the Vatican for a court hearing and true to form the ABC would want to illegally influence anything that might seriously injure Pell with some one-sided ABC subjudice.
I mean after all it was Gillard who organised a child abuse RC that embroiled Catholics and not Muslims and naturally the ABC was not likely to let their beloved Julia down.
Then there was that bloke with the crook teeth (that appear to be implanted toe nails) squarking about media stuff ups. That’s like Charles Manson doing crime critiques.
So I waited for Q&A.
Bloody hell, I came close to needing another TV now. There was this grinning goose compere, Jones, with a head you'd never get tired of kicking, fawning over some arrogant Muslim prick who was spewing garbage about how bad Islamophobia was in Australia. Islamophobia? A fear of Islam? I don't think so. More likely anger.
An adoring audience of pimply-faced uni students were hanging on, and applauding, every word this dickhead uttered. I realised I had made another serious mistake thinking the ABC might have progressed to honouring their charter and aspiring to a modicum of disinterest.
It was the most appalling bit of TV I have ever seen and that includes past ABC and SBS programming.
The only thing missing was part-time, moaning Aborigine, Stan Grant, whose Aboriginality depends how much Kiwi boot polish he has left.
Something about it being offensive to speak to Muslims in English and that all Muslim women should wear hijabs because it is their religion. What frogshit, it has nothing to do with their damned "religion"!
I figured it would be cheaper to turn the bloody TV off rather than kick the shit out of it again.
Fair dinkum, if I was PM the ABC would not be on the air tonight as their funding would have been withdrawn completely, despite Turnbull’s tears of anguish.
So I went and made a cuppa and did a cartoon. By then the day was breaking into one of the best ever, so I went and had breakfast with Cory Bernadi.
Suddenly the world changed back to normal.
But wouldn’t it be nice if the ABC were to discover where normal was, and our publicly funded broadcaster could earn its $1.4 billion a year (with half wasted on wages) for just one week.
Oh well. I’ll try again in ten years' time.