Please.make.it.stop

As one of our more eminent Cats would say: Please.make.it.stop.  Perhaps the please is not always there.

I made the mistake of turning on ABC24 this morning to be impacted by a one Dr Peter Chen from the University of Sydney ostensibly talking about “what’s in the newspapers”.

Except it was not really about what’s in the newspapers but an opportunity for one Dr Chen (journalism academic, say no more) to give us his gratuitous opinions on three topics.  And there are no prizes for guessing what those topics were and what his opinions were:

  • Gaza
  • Asylum seekers and the shifting of the Tamils from India to Nehru
  • And DRUM ROLL: gay marriage

What does the ABC think it is doing having this segment.  It was deeply offensive and lop-sided.  But the worst of it was when the junior ABC journalists presenting the news in the weekend piped up to give their gratuitous views, violating both the spirit and the particulars of the Editorial Policies by which they are expected to abide.

The only policy implication for me is turn off the ABC.  (I presume this segment of what’s in the newspapers is regular, frequented by lots of left wing tossers with presenters enthusiastically nodding in agreement.)

Here are the details on Peter Chen.

Peter John Chen teaches media politics, public policy and Australian politics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests focus on the relationship between media and politics: with a special interest in new media’s impacts on electoral politics, media regulation, social movements, and the politics of animal protection. His work includes an interest in the political content of film, the movement of political and policy ideas, and the role of networks in collective action. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics and the International Journal of Electronic Governance. Peter is currently working on a new book on the politics of animal welfare in Australia.

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71 Responses to Please.make.it.stop

  1. H B Bear

    I remain convinced that Mark Scott is just taking the piss now. He has obviously said to the staff collective it is a free-for-all pile onto the Liberals because he knows they aren’t going to do a thing. The barbequed reffos fabrications, Kenny and the Chaser “Boys” – the ALPBC staff know there is absolutely no likelihood of any repercussions.

    If Abbott had any balls he would take a specific policy of the privatisation of the ALPBC (after carving out rural and some radio stations) to the next election. We know (and they know) he won’t.

  2. srr

    Yes, the, “what’s in the papers”, is an important, regular ‘feature’ of the ABC; not only for keeping their social media army ‘on message’, but when those who want to form their own opinions, search those key words (presented by the ABC), on the net, they get sent to even more sources peddling the same propaganda, and trashing all opposing views.

    So, having cared to ‘do their own research’, they magically end up forming the same opinions the ABC tells them to.

    Like the ABC, Google Is No One’s Friend.

  3. MJ

    How come he didn’t mention climate change

  4. MJ

    How come he didn’t mention climate change?

  5. Craig Mc

    Is there anything lower than a Journalism Academic?

  6. blogstrop

    It’s rare that the ABC allows anyone with a dissenting opinion from their own have a go on the airwaves we all own, and on the network we all pay for.

  7. pete m

    SHUT IT DOWN.

    FIRE THEM ALL.

    SALT THE EARTH.

  8. MemoryVault

    Is there anything lower than a Journalism Academic?

    Maybe an Education Academic, or a Climate Scientist, but yes, it’s a hard call.

  9. john constantine

    without the abc flooding rural australia with free giveaway swampie product, there would be a profitable niche for others.Between fairfax rural media owning near all the papers in rural australia, and sending the ‘straight out of uni’ fanatics to editorialise in them, and the abc sending the ‘battling depression swampies’ to rant at rednecks without anybody important caring the most depressing thing you can do in rural australia is access local media.

    why is it such a common meme among those wanting to deal with the abc to say that rural australia has to keep enduring the crap service, even after the cities are freed of the infestation?.

  10. David

    JC I have two relatives appointed to very senior teaching positions in rural Oz. Both are “conservatives” in political thought and both express their disgust at the tripe the ABC feeds them in their areas. And when it comes to National and International News you may as well tune into Al Camel Humping Jazeera. When visiting I make sure the car stereo system is fully stocked with CD’s so I don’t have to listen to the crap.
    The only answer to the ABC is the application of the Rabz doctrine. And as a side issue has he gone AWOL?

  11. gabrianga

    Not another book on the afterlife of the Rudd/Gillard reign?

  12. Ant

    The ABC are like the propaganda stooges in the media complex from the old soviet days and just as diabolical and treasonous.

    The thing is that back then a tyrannically coercive state was really that important in ensuring that Pravda, TASS and the others towed the party line.

    All they needed was an abundance of ideologically sympathetic drones inserted into key positions who would helpfully look the other way, faithfully parrot the party talking points and reserve their condemnation for the “enemies of the state”.

    That’s “our” ABC right there.

  13. ChrisPer

    “If you strike me down I shall become more powerful then you can possibly imagine”

    But oh it would be delicious to strike them down.

    Nah.
    SHUT IT DOWN
    FIRE THEM ALL
    SELL THE REAL ESTATE.

  14. Johno

    It’s time Scott Morrison was moved to the Communication portfolio. He is probably the Minister most loathed and feared by the Left. He would also be well aware of its biased and unprofessional approach. Turnbull should be demoted to Parliamentary Secretary for SELLING, not building te NBN.

  15. H B Bear

    But the worst of it was when the junior ABC journalists presenting the news in the weekend piped up to give their gratuitous views, violating both the spirit and the particulars of the Editorial Policies by which they are expected to abide.

    Having some wet behind the ears, J School, Gen Y kiddie with a degree in walking towards the camera and reading a teleprompter regurgitating this stuff back at you is more deeply offensive than hearing it from clapped out old dinosaurs like Ol’ Leathery, Red Kezza and supercilious knob jockeys like Snowcone and Jon Paine.

  16. PoliticoNT

    I’m 47, so have been consuming ABC product for about 42 years. ABC radio was always on at breakfast and lunch. ABC news at night on TV. Have worked in federal government, politics and media. Always consumed the ABC across a variety of mediums. Started winding back to just radio and TV about 12 months ago. Now just radio (mostly ClassicFM) and occasional local 7.30 (I’m in Darwin).

    You lose people like me, you’re stuffed. Because once we finally have enough of the institutionalised bias (and I know – professionally and personally – what constitutes bias) it means your core audience that was born in the 60s and brought up with the ABC has given up. And that’s the beginning of the end.

    Hope you’re reading this Malcolm. People have had enough.

  17. Roger

    Asylum seekers and the shifting of the Tamils from India to Nehru
    Nauru. Your Freudian slip is showing, Judith.

  18. struth

    They got tbeir old teacher on the tele to again confirm that it all starts in the schools……..with arseholes like hin.

  19. Tom

    I remain convinced that Mark Scott is just taking the piss now. He has obviously said to the staff collective it is a free-for-all pile onto the Liberals because he knows they aren’t going to do a thing.

    Not even a theory, Humphrey. It’s pretty much a proven fact. It was the interview with Phabulous Phil in the plane on the way back from Afghanistan on October 30, which the fucktards at the ABC took as the signal they could do what they like and there would be no consequences:

    In the interview conducted as Mr Abbott flew home from Afghanistan, the Prime Minister ruled out any significant changes to the ABC, despite pressure from some conservatives to either privatise it or pare back its funding.

    “Being a traditionalist and a conservative, you wouldn’t expect me to radically change the ABC,” Mr Abbott said. “I think strong management and a strong board would produce the best possible ABC.’’

    But he was sensitive to the concerns of private news organisations which are struggling to compete in an expanding world against a taxpayer-funded rival. Mr Abbott indicated there would be no more money for the ABC to keep expanding its news platforms.

    “They’ve got to keep to their charter and they can’t expect extra money for new projects that take them into new ground,” he said.

  20. JMH

    PoliticoNT
    #1402293, posted on August 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    + 1 and spot on. Not just your generation. but mine too.

    My contempt for the ABC is at maximum level, ergo my remote knows how to quickly bypass ABC channels.

    I do monitor Jon Faine from time to time to check the bias and bullshit levels.

    News 24 is now an utter joke. Somebody explain to me why they deemed it necessary to have two presenters each reading alternate sentences? Is that two over-salaried leftards the taxpayer is paying for or is a single salary split between the two?

    I don’t think it’s possible for the ABC to become more childish than it is right now.

  21. goatjam

    What the LNP need to understand is that we are in the middle of a culture war and have been for at least 40 years. For that 40 years only one side have turned up while the so-called conservatives continue on in their incredible naive belief that those on the other side of the divide are civilized and willing to play fair. Howard made a stab at fighting back but other than that, the conservative side of the war have been conspicuous in their absence.

    I’m totally disappointed at the state of conservative political parties today. In fact I think the only way to win this battle is to lose it. Give leftists and the sheeple who support them enough rope to hang themselves. Let those leftist morons run roughshod over everything. It will be painful, it will probably end with violence but ultimately things will be “reset”.

    I can’t see any alternative given that it seems impossible for the conservative side of politics to produce leaders that are equipped with testicles.

  22. Helen

    goat jam we are already almost too far to the left to recover. To let what you suggest happen would see us in years to come thinking that Julia was conservative. I don’t want to be in that place or time. We’d be fucked. Too much free stuff.

    But I agree, the message is muddled through the distortion filter of the ABC.

  23. Helen

    And Granny Sloan, twins on the way. You have been busy and congratulations.

  24. Dianne

    Quite so – to all of the above!

  25. stackja

    JMH
    #1402310, posted on August 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm
    I don’t think it’s possible for the ABC to become more childish than it is right now.

    In recent years the ABC has always been able to exceed expectations of childishness.

  26. H B Bear #1402243, posted on August 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    If Abbott had any balls he would…

    Ha!

  27. Rousie

    Is there anything lower than a Journalism Academic?

    Maybe an Education Academic, or a Climate Scientist, but yes, it’s a hard call.

    I’ll raise you a Greens Senator

  28. H B Bear

    In recent years the ABC has always been able to exceed expectations of childishness.

    Instead of sacking the ALPBC executive that commissioned The Hamster Wheel from yet another staff co-op maaaate, the laughably titled Editor-In-Chief Mark Scott ($678,940) spent the next five months defending the indefensible.

    There are no half measures – just f***ing sell it.

  29. Elwood

    I’ll trump that with an Ethicist.

  30. Elwood

    It cant be sold. It loses about $1.2Bn a year. Only the bandwidth probably has some value.

  31. Rousie

    Wait.
    I forgot about that distinguished familial investor & lecturer to the masses – Gillian Triggs

  32. handjive

    Since the conversion to digital tv, ABC1 & ABC24 are the only stations I can’t get.
    At first, I was disappointed.
    Watching Q&A was like watching a Daytona 500, except with more left hand turns!
    Now I just watch onesiders on Sunday mornings on ABC24 ‘net.
    And, after that, the tv leans so far to the left, a dose of BoltA brings it back to balance.

  33. Des Deskperson

    Section 6 of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 sets out the functions of the ABC. They include (section 6(I)(a)(i)): ‘ broadcasting programs that contribute to a sense of national identity and inform and entertain, and reflect the cultural diversity of, the Australian community.’

    I find this profoundly depressing. The requirement to ‘contribute to an national identity’ seems, in particular, to give our taxpayer funded national broadcaster pretty much a mandate to set standards for how Australians ought to think, feel and behave. It’s the sort of phrase that would delight a ‘Ministry of Cultural Adjustment’ in a corporate/Fascist state.

  34. C.L.

    And DRUM ROLL: gay marriage

    Ahahahahahahahaha.

  35. sabrina

    Exactly what did Peter Chen say that you found biased, Judith? I can not find any transcript. And, i am not sure what you achieve by copy-pasting from Peter Chen’s website. A simple link should be ok, next time.

  36. entropy

    Is there anything lower than a Journalism Academic?

    I was going to say a political science academic, but on reflection, a journalism academic teaching media ‘studies’ would beat anything, maybe even homeopathy in the low life stakes.

  37. incoherent rambler

    The ABC will, in the medium term, get a whole lot worse.
    When Abbott loses the next election the ABC will be well rewarded by the incoming government.
    Nocods Tony is reaping the rewards of gutlessness.

  38. incoherent rambler

    Is there anything lower than a Journalism Academic?

    A LNP that promises to repeal 18C and no new taxes?

  39. And Another Thing

    Public servants with attitude and arrogance. The ABC doesn’t care about ratings, otherwise it would have spent money on buying new shows instead of running repeats in prime time and investing in a “fact-checking” unit to investigate everyone but itself. Its obsessions are climate change, gay marriage and stripping Australia of its borders. It is actually a giant theme park for stenographers to disseminate the information they are interested in, and it is way out of touch with average people. The ABC used to deliver taxpayers value for money, now it’s just money down the drain, funding an agenda to change Australia in ways most people wouldn’t want. Further, it seems to actively meddle in affairs. Just note the numbers of ABC “journalists” illegal migrants had stored in their mobile phones.

  40. Des Deskperson

    ‘the ABC will be well rewarded by the incoming government’

    This is, of course, THE fundamental problem with a national broadcaster that relies on the government to allocate funds; the temptation to support the side of politics that promises it the most money. It’s a potential problem with every taxpayer funded organisation, but it’s particularly acute with a media agency that has the profile and the power to influence public opinion.

    For a long time we relied on the professionalism of the ABC staff to avoid this temptation, but that seems to have lapsed badly. Of course, there a broader cultural factors here – other broadcast media, Channel 10 for example has a similar ‘progressive bias – but it seems to me that, this time around, the ABC has a particular interest in punishing the Coalition because the latter has at lease canvased the issue of cuts.

    This will now never change.

  41. jupes

    Exactly what did Peter Chen say that you found biased, Judith?

    Are you serious Sab?

    I didn’t even watch it and I can tell you that the Chenster blamed the Jews for Gaza, blamed Sir Scott for the mistreatment of (genuine) refugees and had two thumbs up for gay marriage.

  42. Tel

    This is, of course, THE fundamental problem with a national broadcaster that relies on the government to allocate funds; the temptation to support the side of politics that promises it the most money. It’s a potential problem with every taxpayer funded organisation, but it’s particularly acute with a media agency that has the profile and the power to influence public opinion.

    Same problem with private media as well, if they think government will offer them something… favourable regulation, buy plenty of advertising space, access to juicy stories ahead of the bloggers, etc.

  43. Robbo

    “Asylum seekers and the shifting of the Tamils from India to Nehru.”

    I’ve looked it up in my atlas and online but I’m buggered if I can find Nehru. A new city, or a new country, or is it in the land of Typo?

  44. john of dandenong

    I’m 77 yo, probably individually financially secure enough to see out my time, so really I couldn’t give a sh*t anymore about this country, for which I voluntarily served, and enjoyed, in the ADF for 6 years. Miamidodes, a revered Jewish rabbi, when challenged about what his religion meant, simply said something like “Treat others as you would wish them to treat you. All the rest is commentary’. What really has given me the sh*ts over the past 60 years are – the management of our society is as simple as Miamodides answer – if our politicians were community leaders rather than the conniving, amoral, swill that they are we wouldn’t have all the divisive gay, greenies, indiginous, muslin, baby-boomer demands, silly pre-pubic ‘anything’ activists that are tearing down our institutions and offering no sensible replacement are engulfing and destroying our society. God help my 3 gg-sons.

    1) I eventually worked out how gutless and self-serving our politicians are; 2) the amoral behaviour of capitalits, supporting all and any fad irrespective of its detrimental effects on society, in chasing a dollar; 3)

  45. Cold-Hands

    The ABC exemplifies in microcosm the problem with the media in general. Thanks to the (long) march through the institutions, most journalists have been indoctrinated with progressive ideology and coupled with the decline of professional standards, unbiased objective and disinterested reporting comes second to supporting a cause. Witnessing the majority of the US media knee-padding to Obama and covering up his failings. We have to suffer ever present media bias but that doesn’t mean we should have to pay for it through our taxes. The ABC has failed to live up to its charter; its Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief has failed to manage or edit, and it’s costing us more than a billion dollars a year. It’s time. Time to take the axe to this sacred cow.

  46. boy on a bike

    I was channel flipping on my way to finding the footy and was stuck on the ABC news for about 10 seconds. Gaza – predictably – was the item.

    It went like this – “The Israeli’s bombed Gaza, so Hamas retaliated with rockets”.

    I almost fell off the couch in astonishment.

  47. Des Deskperson

    Apart from bias, the other thing that annoys me, as a coerced shareholder, is the sheer lameness and tackiness of just about everything the ABC does, drama, comedy, lifestyle, it’s all stodgy, earnest, unoriginal, safe, clichéd lower-middlebrow crap! Culturally and artistically, these people are stuck in c. 1975, the only difference being that the stock oppressed Aborigine in any ABC drama has now been superseded by the stock oppressed Muslim.

  48. john constantine

    tim blair points out the way the swampies have done a ‘news of the world’ style hacking offence to target one of the great abbottbeasts kids.

    how long will we have to wait for abc outrage at this act?.

    or will it be another case of “if we hate you we will ignite, if we luv you we will ignore”.

  49. Dianne

    tim blair points out the way the swampies have done a ‘news of the world’ style hacking offence to target one of the great abbottbeasts kids.

    No offence meant to anyone here – The idiots that are teaching them to do this stuff need to be in the stocks. Because it isn’t only ABC (so called) journalism that is suffering this malaise. Look at a lot of people coming out of uni’s in all sorts of fields – dumb as dog shit.

    Oh for the days when actual debate, was the centre of higher learning. Now it is just bullshit & spin.

  50. johanna

    Des Deskperson
    #1402512, posted on August 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Apart from bias, the other thing that annoys me, as a coerced shareholder, is the sheer lameness and tackiness of just about everything the ABC does, drama, comedy, lifestyle, it’s all stodgy, earnest, unoriginal, safe, clichéd lower-middlebrow crap! Culturally and artistically, these people are stuck in c. 1975, the only difference being that the stock oppressed Aborigine in any ABC drama has now been superseded by the stock oppressed Muslim.

    Hear, hear, Des.

    It’s a long time since anything genuinely creative or interesting came out of the ABC. In their mad grab for TV channels and online presence, they have destroyed their capacity to generate decent content. The endless repeats, and undergraduate “humour” and letting of contracts to pals just highlights this.

    Probably the nadir was reached when Andrew Denton’s wife’s best friend, Marieke Hardy, got paid a motza for her smutty and unfunny series which viewers stayed away from in droves.

  51. iamok

    FFS. Manage. This. Shit. Out. of . the . ABC. Now.

    Or you will die

  52. ChrisPer

    Can we perhaps make an approach on the ABC that is active instead of wishing their budget away, which would apparently require replacing the LNP with the LDP as a Government?

    I am thinking a viral reputational approach – “Do the right thing – ask an ABC employee to not be dishonest.” Have people hand their associates cards asking if dishonesty rubs off. Logo on the cards: ‘Their ABC, not ours’. Individual actions not of complaint, but exhortation – which frame the dishonesty as a given.

  53. ChrisPer

    Of course, if we could -
    SHUT IT DOWN
    FIRE THEM ALL
    SELL THE REAL ESTATE.

  54. Token

    It’s a long time since anything genuinely creative or interesting came out of the ABC. In their mad grab for TV channels and online presence, they have destroyed their capacity to generate decent content. The endless repeats, and undergraduate “humour” and letting of contracts to pals just highlights this.

    This is a standard result when the corporate culture of the organisation is 100% focused on the staff instead of the customers.

    It is even worse considering this is an organisation which is never measured based upon the satisfaction of its audience (BS polls about “trust” are meaningless).

    Risks are avoided at all costs.

  55. Token

    tim blair points out the way the swampies have done a ‘news of the world’ style hacking offence to target one of the great abbottbeasts kids.

    That was obvious from the first moment.

    When you read how the uni kids on work experience actively broke the law and many parts of their employment agreement, it would be fair to say that one should be cautious about providing any information to any organisation which provides employment in any form to the hard left.

  56. Token

    No offence meant to anyone here – The idiots that are teaching them to do this stuff need to be in the stocks.

    BS Dianne. When I was their age I knew not to steal for any reason.

    The way the kiddies acted believing the end justifies the means is as much a reflection of those kids as their teachers.

  57. entropy

    That quite likely true, Token.

    The kiddies that choose journalism or political science as an undergraduate degree choose it because they want to be like the people that currently reign in shops like the ABC.

    The lecturers are just the ones so hopeless at the job, teaching was the only option left to eventually get an ABC gig.

  58. Boambee John

    “My contempt for the ABC is at maximum level, ergo my remote knows how to quickly bypass ABC channels.”

    There are no ABC channels on the “Favourites” list on our remote (still a couple of SBS, but they are at risk of deletion)!

    Regional news and the weather are what we watch most.

  59. Des Deskperson

    ‘It’s a long time since anything genuinely creative or interesting came out of the ABC.’

    From the shorts, it looks like the new and much puffed ABC series ‘ANZAC Girls’ won’t raise the bar. Cliched battle scenes, everyone talking in italics – for some reason, ABC writers, directors and actors have no idea how ordinary Australians talk – and of course the mandatory scene where plummy-voiced poms try to patronise our down to earth Aussies.

  60. duncanm

    Chris Kenny, as usual, does a succinct summary of ABC and HRC bias on asylum seekers

    * Howard, falling boat arrivals, numbers in detention lowered to 100 – ABC squealing and HRC inquiry
    * Rudd/Gillard. Dismantle the system. Numbers soar, people in detention climb again, 1200 deaths at sea. Silence. “Boats can’t be stopped”
    * Abbott. New policy. Boats stopped, numbers in detention falling. ABC Sovereign Borders – watch website (strangely quiet once they saw the policies working), HRC inquiry.

    Where’s Rabz? Working on the doctrine? Hurry up boy!

  61. .Dr.Sir Fred Lenin

    I remember when the BBC produced wonderfull comedy and thriller shows,really great stuff ,memorable,great dialoge and wonderfull writing.now Thames and Yorkshire TV do that,the BBC has fallen to the lefties I suppose.Even the ABC put out the odd show that wasnt commo rubbish,but no more,the peoples decromatic progressives have taken over ,left politics does not makefor entertainment ,though the Krud/giliard-brown/ krud2 mob did have their comic aspects ,so piss weaand inept they were a comedy/ tragedy.

  62. notafan

    Everyone wants to read Daughter of Mars too, women in war. With a few notable exceptions Australian women suffered comparitively few casualities POW experiences etc but now it the latest luvvie fashion to focus on.

  63. custard

    The ABC across every platform every day shows blatant bias to the left from who Marcus Benson talks to in the early morning , to Chip Rolley commenting under his handle “the yank” on his toy The Drum, to snow cone interrupting on QA and Lateline.

    Henderson is right the ABC is a conservative free zone. It’s media reach is the biggest in the country and for this one reason alone it needs to get a massive hair cut and it’s reach severely cut to at least those levels enforced on private media.

    Bolt is also right, the ABC is out of control.

  64. Diogenes

    PoliticoNT
    #1402293, posted on August 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    + infinity and spot on. + I have 10 years on you.

    My radio was always literally welded to 3LO (early 60′s), and then 2FC in the 70′s then Classic FM when it finally started,

    I have even stopped listening to ClassicFM. It seems every annual programming change means I have to fewer programs to listen to.
    - way to much “world” and “other” “music” in the Breakfast & Drive programs. I want real music – not some off key spanish goathearder wailing about his lost manhood accompanied by some guy on an Oud.
    - weekday lunch times when I want to unwind after a double year 8 or 9 or 10 class I get Margaret Throsby interviewing some pompous windbag
    -saturday arvo – I am not interested in listening to people talk (music makers or the opera show) & thus always forget the concert in the middle (and I have aways hated jazztrack – they have their own digital jazz station get it off classicfm!) ) Goddammit I want some nice music when I work on my lesson prep or read a book or sit in the spa not somebody yammering at me.
    -sunday lunch times with lunch I want music not Graham Abbott (Note I was a devote listener when he was on Saturday mornings – but godammit there is a time & place) Ditto Damien’s yapping with somebody else (now I would listen to an hour of Damien & Marion Arnold reading the phone book)
    For an Institution that despises the US they seen to play an incredible amount of modern US music (Glass, Bernstein, and Copland – if I hear the Shaker melody once more I will scream! )

    I now get my fix from tunein – I now have uninterupted Choral, Baroque, Classic or Opera depending on my mood (would that there were a dedicated Gilbert & Sullivan station :p )

    As for ABC TV I haven’t watched it for over 3 years – and until about 6 months didn’t even realise I longer had it (the retune should sort that issue out in the meantime it is not worth the 5 minutes required to get the ladder rotate the antenna 180degrees to face north instead of south and through 90 degrees so that it is portrait rather than landscape. ). I admit that I do occassionaly pop into iview to get Grand Designs and anything that has been recommended – but even then it is easier to get the show via “other means” (thats TV4Ed not what you were thinking :-) ).

  65. custard

    BTW ABC’s top rating broadcaster in the nation is former Liberal MP for Stirling Eoin Cameron 720 Perth who also is the highest rating breakfast broadcaster in Perth both AM and FM.

    Look what some balance could do for Aunty ………

    Every other host on 720 is leftist or just a complete soft cock!

  66. WhaleHunt Fun

    The answer is simple. Sell the left hand kidney of each ABC staffer. Will help with the deficit and cause the ABC to lean a little less to the left.

  67. WhaleHunt Fun

    We own the ABC, so we are morally entitled to sell any bits we want to sell.

  68. Squirrel

    “I made the mistake of turning on ABC24 this morning to be impacted by a one Dr Peter Chen from the University of Sydney ostensibly talking about “what’s in the newspapers”.” – and very much the same from any other ABC news or current affairs offering on radio or television – a multi-channel, left-wing groundhog day

  69. motherhubbard'sdog

    Peter John Chen teaches media politics, public policy and Australian politics at the undergraduate … level

    It’s my impression that Peter Chen (and many of his colleagues) do everything at the undergraduate level.

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