WHO CAN YOU TRUST WITH AN OUT OF CONTROL ABC?
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.
As number one ticket holder for the “Friends of the ABC” club, Malcolm Turnbull has steadfastly defended the public broadcaster at every turn despite its determination to trash its charter. In doing so, Turnbull gave it the imprimatur to continue with the appallingly biased programming that appeals to the far Left while enraging the mainstream majority.
Turnbull stands culpable! He ignored warnings time and again over where the ABC was heading and the inevitable train wreck that had to result. He ignored the majority of angry Australians who reluctantly pay $1.2 billion every year for a fully financed far Left ALP workshop.
Almost half of that $1.2 billion is usurped with inflated retainers that Manager, Mark Scott, tried desperately to hide from us.
Mark Scott himself, an ex-Fairfax flop, collects almost $18,000 per week including expenses. All senior appointments were made by Rudd/Gillard/Rudd with lax Left Chairman of the Board, the ever absent Jim Spigelman, a Gillard appointment, leaving the running entirely to Scott without a whimper of protest.
Channel Ten and its token Muslim, Waleed Ali, can be excused for giving Wacky Zacky even further air time, after all, Ten is not our station, we don’t need to cover their losses and anyway it’s already on death row due to its lack of appeal and poor programming choices.
But the ABC and its flagship Q&A is a different kettle of stinking, decomposing fish. The unabashed bias has been gobsmackingly evident since 2007, and only bearable prior to that.
Spigelman’s five-year tenure as Chairman finishes on April 1, 2017. Mark Scott's finishes in July next year and despite howls of protest since 2006 he is committed to seeing out the rest of his contract. No fiscal surprise there.
Any doubt about the balance of Q&A’s “selected audiences” vanished with the applause for Zacky Mallah.
This despicable little intellectually challenged, unbalanced, Muslim nutcase who has already been convicted and jailed for terrorist offences, is symptomatic of Man Monis... and he is also walking free on a technicality, courtesy of yet another incompetent and derelict judge, Justice Wood.
And it's judges like Justice Wood who want the final say regarding the citizenship of Islamic jihadists returning from Syria. Bloody hell!
The continued disgraceful modus operandi of Q&A’s dishonest Tony Jones has been to set people up (mainly despised conservatives) with supposedly unsolicited questions.
But Jones knows already who will be asking the gotcha questions and exactly what will be asked, that’s what he spends the week organising.
Jones, who collects nearly $8,000 per week including expenses, then uses his own prepared questions as further gotchas in anticipation of the victim’s answer.
Jones has been continuously guilty of this disgusting and dishonest type of tabloid journalism.
The ABC cannot be allowed to continue with this base pretence at journalism, but there is little hope of reforming the ABC as it stands. The Left bias is far too entrenched, it has become too much a part of a sick ethos that doesn’t even pretend to allude to objectivity.
Malcolm Turnbull can never reform an ABC that has been permitted to wallow in its own excrement for so long. Malcolm Turnbull will continue to support the ABC in its anti Liberal/pro Labor stance... and the ABC knows that. Thus the present predicament.
After a known terrorist, as part of an organised Q&A audience, was allowed to pose a prepared question to a Federal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Turnbull got straight on to the phone to Spigelman, telling him to back off.
Yet previously on every occasion Turnbull has claimed he cannot, and will not, interfere in the decisions of the ABC Board or its executive arm. Hmmm.
The only solution is to remove Turnbull from the Communications portfolio and allow a fresh face to restructure the ABC entirely, with a view to combining it with SBS.
If those who remain in power in the ABC prove intractable, then the Abbott Government should deny all further funding until a satisfactory arrangement can be found.
It’s unacceptable that an Australian Broadcasting Commission be allowed to continue to act in such an un-Australian way.