You can see that they don’t quite get it at the ABC although somewhere in that fog of unknowing they are beginning to see some light. At least they are aware that some of us think that the ABC is wedded to a very left perspective in its political views. From The Australian:
ABC chairman Jim Spigelman has announced a series of sweeping editorial reviews to ensure impartiality at the public broadcaster.
Systematic briefings will be given to staff to ensure more airtime is given to the news issues that remain ‘important to all Australians’, the ABC chairman has revealed.
In a speech at the National Press Club in Canberra, Mr Spigelman said he had been concerned since his appointment in April 2012 with the frequency of allegations of a lack of impartiality.
But this was more a case of the ‘imperfection of human endeavour rather than systematic bias’.
Mr Spigelman said he took his statutory responsibility to ensure the impartiality and accuracy of news and current affairs programs seriously and announced the ABC would produce a series of ‘editorial audits’ on particular program topics.
But who are they choosing to undertake this first audit?
The first audit is being prepared by a former British journalist and producer at the BBC, Andrea Wills, who has one year’s experience at the ABC.
An in-house audit from one of their own who has come across from the BBC! Not exactly what I would have had in mind myself. But when they have finished with this first audit, could I nominate Andrew Bolt to do the second. Still, it is a start, feeble though it may be.