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Tuesday, 12th December 2017

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WHO CAN YOU TRUST WITH AN OUT OF CONTROL ABC?

Larry Pickering

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.

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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.



Comments

Sign the petition to sell the ABC

https://www.change.org/p/malcolm-turnbull-government-of-australia-malcolm-turbull-aph-gov-au-tony-abbott-aph-gov-au-privatise-a-large-proportion-of-the-abc

Maybe Mal wants to be first PM of the Leftist State, so he lets the ABC pump out its dangerous propaganda. DO something Tony!!

Very well said Larry, and Turnbull should be immediately sacked as Communications Minister. He has shown no substance and in the current crisis he has just given the ABC a slap on the wrist 'that they made AN ERROR OF JUDGEMENT' what flimsy and weak excuse and what a weak and flimsy minister is Turnbull. If we don't restructure and get rid of Turnbull and the ABC then Australia will suffer generations of tribal conflicts in this country between the left, right and terrorists that want to destroy our system

Why not Merge the ABC & SBS together and let the staff of SBS run the show, Would improve and save the country millions to put into other things like Security.

How does a Public Servant get to tell the Prime Minister of Australia to get [email protected]#$%^ and not to mess with his job...He is a Public Servant and the Public Elected the Prime Minister to do a job.....Now Appointed positions hold more power than Elected Positions....Who is wagging the dog now...

Turnbull pretened to be angry with the ABC but it was obvious the Goldman Sachs boy wasn't really annoyed. He came up with this Gem 'The ABC let down it's normally very high standards'??? What?

These corporations (link below) support sodomitic "marriage". If you believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, and that 2 men can not replace a child's mother, don't do business with them.

http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/open-letter-of-support

i read this morning that ABC CEO Mark Scott has told Tony Abbott 'up yours for the rent' and that flea Turnbull is siding with him. If I was Abbott I would be giving Turnbull the big heave-ho because now there is no doubt that he is actively working against Abbott.

Ah.......invoking the Police...doesn't the left despise the Police?

Malcolm Turnball’s federal seat, the Seat of Wentworth, is a ghetto of upper middle class homosexuals and comfortably paid public servants, left-wing media personnel and the like.
Their political reality, while sipping their soy café latte, centres on their intransigent dogmatic stances that,
• “anthropogenic climate change is real”,
• “Tony Abbott is an ogre”,
• “Malcolm Turnball is the preferred Liberal Leader”,
• and “the ABC is entirely impartial”.
These signature statements define the left-wing which are prevalent in the Seat of Wentworth.
Under that patronage, Turnbull’s tacit political agenda is to undermine Tony Abbott more than to rectify a feral ABC.

PS. Merge Malcolm Turnbull with Malcolm Fraser.

The ABC has been so unbelievably biased for so many years now that I simply refuse to watch anything they broadcast. If I could remove them from the auto tuner on my telly I would. Similarly, their radio arm is unbalanced, uninteresting and, largely, irrelevant because it is never objective. So why the hell am I paying for these Trotskyists? Do we actually, really, need a taxpayer provided TV and radio network in the 21st Century? I mean, I have pay TV that I DO watch, so is the ABC pay TV for welfare recipients or something? Just shut the bludgers down. Let them try to survive in an open market and they'll be broke before Channel 10. And please merge them with SBS before we sell the whole lot (for about $1.85) so they can both go the way of the dodo.

Haddy, you need a new avatar, one with a Sheriffs badge on it. :)

See ya Trev.

No, the lady was from the Tamworth area. Maybe you and Haddy should broaden your search. You silly pair of idiots.

Thanks trev, they did get help. Apparently it all turned out good.

rae wasn't crazy, but you and your mob kept attacking her, so she gave it back until Larry banned her. You did the same to Jenny F, but she just gave up and left.

Oh Oh Oh, dear me! You just proved what a troll you are. That was over 2 years ago :), it brings back sweet memories. You were copying peoples posts back then ? You are obsessed with me, get a life. I am not interested, Haddy sounds like your type. Get off my back, I love beautiful women. You are sick.

IE, the post where I put my name up was deleted by Larry. So who's the nosey bastard. As far as you go, you too have posted yourself as IE on other forums. one day I was looking up Dodo for internet servers, and guess who popped up, Indignant Elder! And what an annoying bastard you were to the Whirlpool forum. But it did show your IP address, but I am not interested in that shit. You claim that I was ringing you, but at the same time you said you never heard a voice! You just picked me from your list of people you don't like. If I knew your number, I'd know your name, but I don't know neither. Get off my back.