From the ABC – the least trusted name in media

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It’s from the ABC [the chart used to show up in the post but you will now have to go to the link to see it yourself] which is why journalists come out so high, even among ABC-watching LNP-voters . This is the picture our national broadcaster chose as a politician. Clearly they were unable to find a local politician unworthy of our trust although I have a few suggestions.

Donald Trump seated behind a table and Kim Kardashian standing beside him.

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36 Responses to From the ABC – the least trusted name in media

  1. Roger

    It’s from the ABC which is why journalists come out so high, even among ABC-watching LNP-voters

    Among PHON voters, not so much (13%).

  2. miltonf

    The ABC does what ever it likes and is completely out of control.

  3. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    At least she’s hot. The dumbocrats would have put up her bro in lo’

    Trigger Warning: Monstrous oogleeness.

  4. sfw

    They say that Kim is sexy because she has a big bum, well my wife is twice as sexy as Kim.

  5. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Four more years!
    Four more years!
    Four more years!

    Repeat, ad infinitum …

  6. miltonf

    Trump is one hell of a guy.

  7. Tel

    Is there supposed to be a picture in the top section?

  8. Wilrex

    I wonder what the 92% of Australians who don’t watch or participate in their ABC indulgent surveys would think?

  9. Entropy

    The first picture didn’t load for me. What is it?

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    I turned on ABC news just now as I’d missed the commercial broadcasters’ news and SBS was doing propaganda.

    The ABC propaganda was worse than SBS’s. I lasted about 5 minutes and that was enough.

    Why do we have to pay for this false witness?

  11. Whalehunt fun

    The filth at the ABC ask their equally ignorant stupid and parasitic “friends” what they think and low and behold the outcome matches the lies and deceit vomited daily by the ABC. The quiz asks me what upset me about Austrlia. I said the lack of legislated death penalty for being socialist or green. I wonder if any of the filth on that cesspit reads the stuff.

  12. Whalehunt fun

    Australia is one ABC selloff away from a merely hard left media class. And by selloff I do not mean selling to a media company. I mean selling the staff to slavers in order to recoup the money these lowlifes have been scamming by pretending to run a balanced media outlet.

  13. Mother Lode

    The ABC is such a petty undergraduate organisation.

    They have no presence outside of Australia where they have vestigial credibility from the days when overseas organisations were beyond the resources of ordinary people and they possessed geographical ubiquitousness that it seemed far-seeing and magisterial – if daggy.

    But now we can read The Times, the NYT, the LA Times, Le Monde, Der Spiegeleisen, The Straits Times, The Asahi Shimbun – their articles and their commentary. All the networks, the websites – the whole gamut of politics and platforms.

    And in the whole of this the ABC is not even the fungus under the scale of a minnow. There is nothing in them for the world to notice. Their drama productions are the stuff private school girls wanted to put on but their teachers thought beneath even 13 year olds. Their current affairs programs cleave so closely to Greens press releases in content and ideological purity as to be utterly redundant. Their arts programming as parochial as the Upper Kumbakta West Footlights, but without the attachment to the common folk.

    They offer nothing.

    And that is what we get because there is no incentive to do more.

  14. miltonf

    The ABC is such a petty undergraduate organisation.

    Pretty much and it seems you need connections to get on that gravy train. Like foreign-a-fairies.

  15. jupes

    Former Howard government communications minister Richard Alston had an article on the ABC in the Weekend Australian. In it he detailed the ABC bias and why it is so difficult to control.

    No doubt it would have been hard Dick, but at least you could have had a go. After all, the government holds the biggest stick of all to make them change their behaviour. You hold the purse-strings. You didn’t even try.

    Alston finishes his stupid article with a reminder of why the Liberal Party will never reform the ABC:

    The arrival of Ita Buttrose, and her positive, measured and constructive manner as the new chair, offers hope for gradual cultural change.

    FMD. Buttrose’s first statement as chair was that there is no bias in the ABC and since she has taken the job, the ABC has gone completely rogue.

  16. Cui Bono

    What dis about Steve?
    If you gonna dis TheirABC please make sense

  17. Roger

    The ABC is such a petty undergraduate organisation.

    They offer nothing.

    Yet currently receive $1bn a year in tax payers’ hard earned even though ostensibly conservative governments have been in power for most of the last 23 years.

  18. Tel

    Former Howard government communications minister Richard Alston had an article on the ABC in the Weekend Australian. In it he detailed the ABC bias and why it is so difficult to control.

    He was shit as a Post Master General … Helen Coonan was heaps better … then we got the Nuclear Milkman. God Australian politics is such a talent vacuum.

  19. Mother Lode

    Der Spiegeleisen

    Auto-corrupt often astounds me with how retarded it is.

    It relaced ‘Spiegel’ with the far more credible ‘spiegeleisen’?

    Siri is such a far quit.

  20. miltonf

    The arrival of Ita Buttrose, and her positive, measured and constructive manner as the new chair, offers hope for gradual cultural change.

    haha like Leonie Kramer did.

  21. James Hargrave

    Try Channel 4 in the UK – epicentre of modish tosh and preening presenters.

  22. struth

    The ABC is not the problem.
    There will always be radical communist arseholes.
    It’s the liberal party who fund them with our money.

    An ABC under a government that is not a traitorous left wing bunch of. …..would not exist.

  23. David Brewer

    The ABC’s results were

    Based on 54,970 respondents to the Australia Talks National Survey, fielded between July 20 and July 29, 2019

    But nowhere in all their acres of coverage of this survey, including their “interactive tool” and their dozens of trite stories about the results do I see the numbers of respondents by vote choice – although they obviously have these figures. How many Liberals and One Nation voters were in their sample? Bugger all I bet, and the whole survey is biased by being only of people willing to participate in one the ABC’s self-serving games.

  24. Entropy

    Thing is, I can kinda sorta still think there is the odd politician you could trust.
    Not so journalists. I can’t think of one I would invite to dinner.

  25. Entropy

    Areff would be the only one.

  26. Mother Lode

    I note they have Greens having most faith in ‘scientists’ at 99%.

    Of course, you need to ask what the ‘Greens’ mean by scientist.

    Greens distrust the progress scientists make, are likely to believe in Gaia spirits and Pascoe’s ‘Dark Emu’ nonsense. They think nothing of accusing scientists who work for industry of being mercenary and mendacious – if not outright malicious. They think rigorous a ‘peer review’ process where a ‘scientists’ get mates to endorse their theory rather than disinterested peers to critique it, and still insist that ‘consensus’ makes something scientifically irrefutable.

    I think Greens have a very particular idea of what a scientist is. And it has nothing to do with science. It is a label they attach to some people as their politics takes them, and its intention is for them to be able to overrule any concerns that do not serve their political objective.

  27. Mother Lode

    Ha! I just realised – this is the equivalence of ‘peer review’ – getting friends who agree with you to say you are right.

  28. Colonel Crispin Berka

    I’d guess the missing picture is a screenshot of this survey of trustworthiness:
    https://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/Xkfrv/7/

    Would be interesting to go back in time and compare the result to the same question asked in 2008 before the name of Science had been hit by ClimateGate, or back in 1994 before the falsehood of the USDA food pyramid had been publicised.

  29. Mother Lode

    The thing about trusting politicians is strange. Most people would trust the politicians on ‘their’ side and distrust the politicians on the ‘other side’.

    Your average greenie would see sideshow alley freaks like Sarah Sea-Patrol, Adam Bandit, Dick di Natale, Larissa Waters and, until his recent heresy, the cadaverous Bob Brown as crusaders and at the same time Liberals and the LDP as intrusions into our world from a evil universe.

  30. wal1957

    Most people would trust the politicians on ‘their’ side and distrust the politicians on the ‘other side’.

    I am not sure about that Mother lode.
    I have very little faith in any politician.
    They all appear willing to ‘sell out’ in order to achieve the adulation of minority groups and to attain some media attention.
    When asked a question, most prattle on for a couple of minutes about BS when a simple yes or no is all that is required. May as well be talking to a brick wall.
    All parties play ‘the blame game’. They are like 5 year olds, Nobody is willing to take responsibility when their ‘brain-fart’ ideas go bell-up.

  31. Mother Lode

    I am not sure about that Mother lode.

    That is why I stipulated ‘most’.

    Mind you, most Cats would not believe any politicians are on ‘their side’ so there is no trusting any of them.

    (I believe that is makes it ‘vacuously true’!)

    But I think most people do have ‘their’ politicians.

  32. nb

    ‘I think Greens have a very particular idea of what a scientist is.’
    I doubt their trust extends to those involved with nuclear power generation. Or, for that matter, forest management.

  33. John A

    There is a world of difference between trusting “somewhat” and trusting “a lot” but that chart puts them together.

    I wonder what the other options were?

    Rigged question but then, did we really expect anything else?

  34. Jimf

    I was more right wing than 96% of the respondents. I didn’t try hard enough obviously.

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