This is how it is done

Australian conservatives who are afraid to take on their ABC should look to Boris for inspiration.

Boris Johnson is ushering in a revolution at the top of British broadcasting by offering two of the top jobs in television to outspoken critics of the BBC.

Paul Dacre, the former editor of the Daily Mail, is the prime minister’s choice to become chairman of Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, replacing Lord Burns, who is due to leave before the end of the year.

Lord Moore, the former editor of the Daily Telegraph and biographer of Margaret Thatcher, who has condemned the criminalisation of those who refuse to pay the licence fee, has been asked by the prime minister to take up the post of BBC chairman.

The potential appointments of two right-wing Brexiteers will send shockwaves through the broadcasting establishment.

Just a reminder – what to do with the ABC.

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19 Responses to This is how it is done

  1. H B Bear

    Getting rid of the Beeb is a vote winner because the Poms get an annual licence fee to pay for it, The ALPBC is funded by stealth through general revenue along with the rest of the waste.

  2. I listen to 2RPH and occasionally must endure the BBC World Service.
    Lead story – Climate Change – “a new study”.
    Unrelenting.

  3. Mother Lode

    I wonder if they highlighted ‘left-wing’ and ‘Remainer’ in articles about posts that are meant to be apolitical and, well I was going to say unrelated to Brexit, but it is pointless since the Brexit and Remainer campaigns are over.

    If anything a Brexiteer will happily comply with current policy. A active dedicated Remainer would be using the BBC to undermine the government.

  4. Boambee John

    HBB

    The ALPBC is funded by stealth through general revenue along with the rest of the waste.

    You can thank Whitlam for that.

  5. Siltstone

    Good choices by Boris. Of course, Moore and Dacre will now be hounded like Roger Scruton was.

  6. Hay Stockard

    I would be prepared to come out of retirement to clean the Augean Stables that is the ABC.. GIive me carte Blanche to cut costs.
    Wouldn’t take ,e long. I have a little list. They never would be missed.

  7. William the Conjuror

    Interesting photo with the black kids book-ending the white family.

  8. H B Bear

    Fuck off Gargooglery. Wrong thread anyway you idiot.

  9. Gyro Cadiz

    Hay Stockard
    #3599070, posted on September 27, 2020 at 1:22 pm
    I would be prepared to come out of retirement to clean the Augean Stables that is the ABC.. GIive me carte Blanche to cut costs.
    Wouldn’t take ,e long. I have a little list. They never would be missed.

    I have friends.
    One has 54,000 acres of mostly rugged bush country.
    Another has a backhoe.
    And I have a 4WD truck.

    No one’s ever going to find ’em.

  10. John A

    Hay Stockard #3599070, posted on September 27, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    I would be prepared to come out of retirement to clean the Augean Stables that is the ABC.. give me carte Blanche to cut costs.
    Wouldn’t take long. I have a little list. They never would be missed.

    We could send them to Cologne where they could listen to sermons by mystical Germans who preach from Ten til Four.

    At least they would hear grammatically correct speech!

  11. Tom

    The potential appointments of two right-wing Brexiteers will send shockwaves through the broadcasting establishment.

    But it will become just another brain fart if it is deep-sixed by the Tory Party wets and the prime minister’s Green missus.

    At least Boris, as a former journo, understands what the fascist left is doing to the British media establishment. Mudrock’s The Times is as bad as the BBC and, as I have often observed, Fleet Street’s health, as measured by its cartoonists, is in a coma. Almost without exception, they have become establishment lapdogs.

  12. Mother Lode

    Fuck off Gargooglery. Wrong thread anyway you idiot.

    You sure?

    Doesn’t come across as insightful to any other thread.

  13. Kingsley

    I wonder if legislation should be passed allowing the ABC to charge a streaming service subscription and to run and sell advertisements without anything in return? That means they can’t squeal about it being privatisation, it is all new additional dollars. They also won’t be able to resist the temptation of extra revenue. That will mean their programming will start to be tailored to what mainstream Aussies want to watch not leftie luvvies and at some point when they are addicted to these revenue streams and have inadvertently shown they work, cuts are made then or even a full privatisation?

  14. Squirrel

    There needs to be a consistent, multi-pronged attack – otherwise it’s just the Bay of Pigs all over again.

    The (reported) idea of turning part of the BBC offerings into a subscription service, and having a basic service free to air is a model worth following here. We already have the counterpart example of bits of Sky being free via WIN in regional Straya, and people who want the rest can pay for it – a version of that could be done with ABC.

  15. Jannie

    If we need Boris Johnson for inspiration the ABC is worse than i thought..

  16. Crossie

    That will mean their programming will start to be tailored to what mainstream Aussies want to watch not leftie luvvies and at some point when they are addicted to these revenue streams and have inadvertently shown they work, cuts are made then or even a full privatisation?

    It should be the other way around, cut their funding and show them how to make up the shortfall.

  17. RobK

    If we need Boris Johnson for inspiration the ABC is worse than i thought..
    Im afraid so.

  18. Leo G

    I would be prepared to come out of retirement to clean the Augean Stables that is the ABC..

    Decommission the hellish monster.

  19. Rex Mango

    The ABC is beyond repair. Sell it to Pornhub.

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