ScoMo Yet To Learn His ABC’s!

It was reported in The Australian today that the Johnson Government is very keen on reforming (and reducing) the BBC by abolishing its license fee and instead enforcing upon it a subscription payment model.

Naturally, the BBC progressive class are outraged and their Chairman, Sir David Clementi has launched an outspoken defence.   

It is reported that:

“Sir David argued that a move to a subscription model would mean a loss of earnings for the BBC that would lead to popular programs being axed and the introduction of Netflix-style payments could result in the loss of public service programming in a race to attract paying viewers.”

The confused logic of Sir David has probably solidified the need for reform, starting with a new chairman that is commercial. 

According to Sir David:

  • Government guaranteed rents are considered “earnings” not handouts.
  • If consumers paid only for the content they actually wanted to view the BBC would get less.
  • This would mean the BBC would actually have to produce programmes people were actually willing to pay for (God forbid!).
  • Somehow in the Netflix-style race to attract paying viewers “popular” BBC programs will be axed.

This suggests the BBC doesn’t understand what a popular program is, or at best can’t produce one that is economic.

What Sir David is arguing for is not a licence fee per se but a licence to develop whatever content the BBC wants (all from a progressive-Left persuasion) irrespective of the views or preferences of the poor taxpayers forced to fund it.  

The same elitist, politically and culturally contemptuous attitude is rampant at our own ABC (and SBS).

It beggars belief that a allegedly conservative political party does nothing to reform a $1b per annum out of control Leftist propaganda outfit. It is total cowardice, dare one say dereliction of duty. 

BOJO is no Trump. While solid on sovereignty (i.e. Brexit), his government is hardly committed to “draining the swamp” based on the Tory election promises.

But even BOJO sees the political necessity of pushing back the Left’s march through the institutions.  

Which begs the question, when will ScoMo learn from BoJo (and Trump) that you don’t defeat your enemies by funding and appeasing them?

Seriously, what is the point of Coalition governments in Australia? It is like voting for a Chamberlain Government offering up the Munich Agreement. 

The only difference is that Chamberlain sacrificed Czechoslovakia, whereas Morrison sacrifices every institution in the land. Either way we end up in a socialist, totalitarian, crony rent seeking hell hole destined to go broke.

BOJO’s attack on the BBC, only illustrates ScoMo has yet (hence unlikely) to learn his ABC’s.

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28 Responses to ScoMo Yet To Learn His ABC’s!

  1. Small govt lower taxes freedom of choice are slogans not goals. The Libs are run by marketers not ideologues.

  2. How long must we wait before something is done to make the ABC accountable to the nation as a whole? There’s no point in appealing to the ABC nor it seems to Governments (of any stripe) or their Ministers. Let’s hope that events in the UK can encourage similarly equitable action in this country.

  3. chrisl

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  4. I_am_not_a_robot

    A ‘loss of earnings for the BBC’ indeed, failure to pay the licence fee is a criminal offence.

  5. Like the BBC, Their ABC only caters to a clique that does not generally represent the majority of the nation’s population. What’s even funnier is that were the ‘Friends of the ABC’ required to pay for the service, they’d abandon Their ABC in a heartbeat, and Their ABC know it.

  6. Craig Mc

    Give ScoMo an 80 seat majority and a neutered upper house and see what happens.

  7. Herodotus

    The ABC is like a vestigial teste on a transitioning communard. No use at all, has outlived its original purpose, and the sooner it is excised the better.

  8. Squirrel

    I’ve given up hope of the current crop of LNP politicians doing what needs to be done to the ABC (and let’s not forget SBS).

    I think we’ll have to endure more of the same gutless drift, followed by a period of Labor/Green government which will doubtless see the ABC rampant and rolling in additional funds.

    Then, when the pendulum swings back, it will be the turn of the centre-right Millenials – I think they might just get the job done (assisted by circumstances, including serious Budget pressures and changing demographics), but I would be VERY happen to be proven wrong, and see serious action start with the 2020-2021 Budget.

  9. a happy little debunker

    Scomo is a ‘business as usual’ type of leader – don’t expect too much from him.

  10. Richard Bender

    BOJO is no Trump.

    Thank fuck for that.

  11. H B Bear

    Don’t hold your breath. SloMo is not looking for a fight. He likes the quiet life,

  12. Bruce of Newcastle

    ScoMo Yet To Learn His ABC’s

    A = Abolish
    B = Bloody
    C = Communists

  13. Robber Baron

    ScoMo will teach the ABC a lesson by giving them a slightly lower increase than they asked for. That’ll teach them!

  14. Eyrie

    I see we have another troll suffering from TDS.

  15. Ian of Brisbane

    Morrison never misses an opportunity to disappoint.

  16. BorisG

    Like the BBC, Their ABC only caters to a clique that does not generally represent the majority of the nation’s population.

    I was taking to a group of colleagues, all highly educated Anglo Saxons, and gently suggested that ABC has outlived its purpose. Didn’t even mentioned bias. You cannot imagine how quickly I began to regret raising the subject. I was insensitive to rural Australians who need ABC as an unbiased source of news, emergency broaadcasting etc.

  17. mh

    A = Always
    B = Be
    C = Closing down the ABC

  18. struth

    The Australian liberal party are traitors.
    Sco mo is a piece of shit.
    Careerists devoid of political ideology or integrity.
    Pure scum and in so being, a disaster for this nation they don’t consider for a second.

  19. Filbert

    One of the first rules of (cultural) warfare is to destroy the enemies command and control structure.
    You do that by destroying his comms.
    In this case, the ABC.

    It should be the very first thing any true conservative government does on gaining office.
    Destroy your enemies comms.

  20. Crossie

    Craig Mc
    #3326669, posted on February 17, 2020 at 7:20 pm
    Give ScoMo an 80 seat majority and a neutered upper house and see what happens.

    He goes on holidays?

  21. Crossie

    It should be the very first thing any true conservative government does on gaining office.
    Destroy your enemies comms.

    First, we have never had one of those and never will. Second, the mini-skirted social media advisors infesting Canberra have no idea of history or warfare tactics, they live in the Twitter universe.

    This is what Idiocracy looks like.

  22. Craig Mc’s point is valid (and sorry, Crossie, your attempted rebuttal quite silly). Post John Howard, all LNP PM’s have been obstructed by a hostile or at best an unpredictable Senate. And then attacked by right of centre people who should rather be devoting their energy attacking the obsructionists. Very sad really.

    I have not, and will not, watch Q and A, but my guess is that the ABC, by giving a national and free spot to Lambie, has in mind using her as a weapon to fight off an attempt by the government to cut or even hold steady its (the ABC) budget.

  23. Crossie

    I have not, and will not, watch Q and A, but my guess is that the ABC, by giving a national and free spot to Lambie, has in mind using her as a weapon to fight off an attempt by the government to cut or even hold steady its (the ABC) budget.

    Lambie is in the prime position because the LNP do not have enough senators of their own. And why is that? Because we cannot trust them, every time they have a fool-proof senate they blow it by acceding to their know-nothing-just-graduated-with-poli-sci-degrees advisors.

    ScoMo goes on about the silent voters but what has he done for them since getting their vote? He can only pull that stunt once.

  24. Was not the last time that period when Howard used the LNP controlled Senate to pass the Workchoices laws? It was too complicated and probably too ambitious and maybe (I don’t know) designed by immature advisors.

    The LNP can’t get a Senate majority because too many voters support the Greens and ‘independents’. That is obvious of course, but why? The degrading of education, ethnic bloc voting, 2 States (SA and Tasmania) becoming heavily reliant on Commonwealth money… and so on. Generally speaking, structural changes in our society. It is all very sad looking ahead.

  25. Rayvic

    “Which begs the question, when will ScoMo learn from BoJo (and Trump) that you don’t defeat your enemies by funding and appeasing them?”

    In any case, now that it is some 90 years old, the ABC is no longer an infant requiring government nurturing. Besides, now that it does what it likes, it should be made to stand on its own two feet. That would be a sobering experience that would make it plan and operate more carefully if it is going to survive.

  26. Paridell

    Australia is to end up a socialist, totalitarian, crony rent seeking hell hole?

    Dearie me. I trust you are heading for Mascot first thing in the morning.

  27. Professor Fred Lenin

    The government which created the ABC did not impose a licence fee like the British BBC, they financed it out of tax revenue , thus ensuring o problems with people using it without paying ,this also is better for the elites runing it who cant be accused of robbing poor people . These days with access to news from hundred of sources this Diosaur is redundant . Both ABC and BBC used to produce excellent drama and comedy shows ,but the creeping plague of political correctness,globalism ,gangreneism and marxism has killed these fine shows off imposing a stasi like gloom on the shows ,they make . Ptravda and Izvestia look like amateurs in the propaganca caper compared to them . Defund them and let the billionaire globalists pay for their own bullshit .

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