More Fake News from their ABC

Okay – I’ll admit, I’ve been enjoying myself far too much on social media.

… and I’m not alone.

So we’ve all had a bit of fun and it turns out that the military events management people also employ work experience kids.

But the ABC never let an opportunity go to waste.

The dancing troupe’s leader Maya Sheridan says the ABC – which ran a story in which senior government MPs attacked the move to use them at the ceremony – had used deliberately exploiting images.

Governor-General David Hurley’s office has also said it was “disappointed” the ABC story depicted him in the audience, when he was not present.

Scott Morrison has blasted the ABC’s report on the matter, saying it was “misleading” and saying he felt for the dancers who have been caught up in the story.

“I am disappointed that this event was so misreported. I think that was disrespectful to the performers,” he said on Thursday.

“To suggest there the Governor-General or others were in attendance in that way., I think that was very dishonest and I think standards have failed.

“It is clear much of the reporting that we have seen of that matter – and that has been provided to Australians – in this case by the ABC was wrong, was false, and was misleading … the ABC should be reflecting on that.”

So what did the ABC do?

The ABC has apologised after editing footage of a dance troupe to make it seem like they were performing in front of some of Australia’s top dignitaries.

A peculiar edit from the ABC’s coverage spliced footage of the performance alongside videos of Governor-General David Hurley, ADF chief Angus Campbell and Navy chief Michael Noonan sitting in the audience, making it appear as though the high-level officials were there for the dancing.

Yep – the ABC caught manufacturing the story. How many times is this going to happen before the government actually ever does anything about it?

As for the 101 Doll Squadron …

“We perform regularly at festivals, cultural, and community events including The Woolloomoolivin’ Festival and NAIDOC locally. We’re very popular with all age audiences attending and have never been the target of abuse or complaints.

“This performance was one small part of a longer term partnering with the Navy and our community for pathway opportunities and ongoing programs, including a recent community BBQ and basketball tournament between Supply crew and local youth.”

The ADF has been in defence mode since the footage went viral on social media, insisting it booked the group to support local businesses and to reflect the Woolloomooloo community, the inner city suburb where the Navy’s Fleet Base East is based.

Good for them – we can’t all be investigative reporters for the ABC and making up shit.

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53 Responses to More Fake News from their ABC

  1. TBH says:

    Proof once again that the ABC are enemies of our civil society. In the immortal words of Rabz: Shut it down, fire them all.

  2. Richard says:

    Ron Swanson would be disgusted at this liberal use of taxpayer funds.

  3. Bad Samaritan says:

    I do not understand this one exactly.

    OK, so the ABC added a fake audience, but the absurdly low-grade dancing did take place?

    Who was in the audience? Why were these bimbos thought to be the right type of entertainment for a ship commissioning?

    Who is it that the ABC was “out to get”?

  4. Infidel Tiger King says:

    insisting it booked the group to support local businesses and to reflect the Woolloomooloo community, the inner city suburb where the Navy’s Fleet Base East is based.

    Lots of pole dancers in Wolloomooloo?

    No wonder the Navy is based there.

  5. Rex Anger says:

    I dunno, but damn has the shitposting been glorious!

    The Pineapple Express has made much of this, particularly after being personally targeted by Army as a security risk this last year.

    Diggers have been treatened and even sanctioned for so much as’likimg’ anything related to memes and in-jokes that only Service Members (and former ones) get.

    So the more the Brass blows its toes off, and the more the Woke join in, the funnier it gets…

    I will again pop this article up, because it fits the whole debacle so, so well…

    https://taskandpurpose.com/entertainment/aliens-bill-paxton-wants-out-of-this-chickenshit-outfit/

    #HudsonWasRight

    #HowDoIGetOutOfThisChickenshitOutfit?

  6. Rex Anger says:

    threatened and ‘liking’

  7. feelthebern says:

    I see you baby, shaking that ass.

  8. Rex Anger says:

    I see you baby, shaking that ass.

    Moar rattled donkey!

  9. Bruce says:

    “How many more times?

    Never mind the “future”, these clowns have been fabricating news for decades.

    I once worked as assistant editor on a freelance docco about a certain war. . The producer / director had obtained a swag of 16mm film from all mannerof sources (It was a while ag and I was getting preety slicj on the 6-Plate KEM .

    Some of what we were working with was “raw” news / current affairs footage from the events being examined.. It was fascinating to watch the “experts” fluff their lines, increase the number of bomb that went astray and change “concerned” expression in successive takes. I doubt that such candid footage would ever escape these days. Now, everything is “instant”, including the ability to erase terabytes of images in a flash. Not long after that bit of work, I actually went into the “woods” with a commercial crew. NEVER AGAIN. “Creative” is one word for it.

    The ONLY flickering light on the horizon is the steady rise of HD video recording capacity in anybody’s pocket. However, I expect the use of such devices to be heavily
    “regulated” fairly soon.

  10. feelthebern says:

    h/t fatboy slim & groove armada

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDjoouqRnhk

  11. Angus Black says:

    Why the outrage?

    When the ships arrived in port, the prossies used to think all their birthdays had come at once…and prossies are “sex workers” now, and highly respectable gondoliers in the eyes of their ABC and friends.

    Seems like a lot of excitement about a bit of fully clothed dancing.

  12. Bruce says:

    Who is it that the ABC was “out to get”?

    Most of the ADF, for starters.

  13. thefrollickingmole says:

    I was harsh on the ladies before.
    But they were professionals who delivered exactly what it said on the box.

    Not their fault whoever hired them didnt know it was the local synchronized flange ballet team they had ordered.

  14. Terry Pedersen says:

    Governor-General David Hurley’s office has also said it was “disappointed” the ABC story depicted him in the audience, when he was not present.

    Ah. That was a David Hurley body double sitting there in the Ch 7 Sunrise footage, then.

  15. Rex Mango says:

    Funny how PM’s/pollies et al can’t wait to be photographed alongside Mardi Gras, but fully clothed indig dancing girls, not so much.

  16. Richard says:

    Bad Samaritan says: April 15, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Who is it that the ABC was “out to get”?

    They are hammering a narrative that sexism is rife in all of the institutions.

  17. Terry Pedersen says:

    That David Hurley body double was front and center in the footage shown on the Chris Kenny Sky News coverage too.

  18. Rex Anger says:

    That David Hurley body double was front and center in the footage shown on the Chris Kenny Sky News coverage too.

    Grigory desperate to flaunt his latest skinsuit…

  19. Daily llama says:

    I’m the third from the left, but don’t tell my missus, she thinks I was playing golf

  20. Scott Osmond says:

    Typical useless Scotty. He’s the prime minister. He’s disappointed. But he won’t do anything. As Vox Day said a couple of days back conservatives would prefer to complain about the situation than actually do anything productive. They can’t even be handed a win. The ABC has engaged in enough bad behaviour in the last 18 months to justify defunding but all we get is crickets from the SFL’s.

  21. Paul says:

    Who is actually watching the ABC …. If I’m paying for this shit I should be able to unsubscribe …. I want my 20 cents a day back ..!

  22. Daily llama says:

    That’s it Paul. Who gives a shit what they show? No sane person watches it

  23. Megan says:

    I have to confess to a completely vapid and shallow habit* developed after watching a 4minute clip that popped up on You Tube a few weeks ago. A reality show based on the journey from audition to gruelling selection to full on performance on the turf at AT&T stadium in the brief but tasteful costumes of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading team.

    Watching this tortuous display at a Naval ship comisssioning was a gobsmacking comparison of the difference in talent, fitness, ability and choreography skills. To say nothing of taste.

    The DCC women are astonishing athletes, trained to within an inch of their lives, required to learn and memorise around 40 different routines and perform like a strong precision drill team. All while smiling and looking and stunning.

    I’m not in anyway denigrating these young girls who most likely have almost the same dreams as the DCC wannabes. To use their dance skills and creative drive for a living. They are giving it their best. I won’t criticise the navy for wanting to give locals a go but the ABC making these young women a laughing stock is unforgivably vile. But as we know Vile is the lifeblood of the ABC these days – programming, presenters and management alike.

    * Go ahead and judge me. I judge me every time I sit down to watch. 🤣

  24. lotocoti says:

    The re-edit still uses stoney-faced brass in their ice cream suits.
    Obviously there weren’t any decent cutaways, which can happen when the camera person shoots for the main game, not the curtain raiser.
    Or the J’ismist doesn’t write to the pictures.

  25. Xword says:

    Mock you may. I just want to know the 101st Dolls are on my side when we storm the beaches

  26. harrys on the boat says:

    Why don’t they all sue? They could end the ABC once and for all

  27. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    the ABC making these young women a laughing stock is unforgivably vile

    Yep, I didn’t realise when I first saw it last night on Sky that the footage had been edited by the ALPBC. Vile dishonest and incredibly creepy.

  28. Dinky says:

    the ABC was wrong, was false, and was misleading

    Oh no, say it ain’t so Joe.

  29. lotocoti says:

    Ah. That was a David Hurley body double sitting there in the Ch 7 Sunrise footage, then.

    Crikey, that’s some budget Sunrise has.
    Unless it wasn’t a multi camera OB, and just the ABC’s pics.

  30. Bad Samaritan says:

    Bruce (4.16pm) and Richard (4.24pm). Still not getting it.

    Why did anyone think these untalented fatties trying to be sexy, was the correct entertainment for a navy ship commissioning? It is a flamin’ disgrace!

    Far better woulda been something like this….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ScjucUV8v0 or this…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgD9FyE60hs

  31. Anonandon says:

    Pretty big boned for professional dancers. Standards have slipped.

  32. Roger says:

    Yep – the ABC caught manufacturing the story. How many times is this going to happen before the government actually ever does anything about it?

    The government has no right of editorial interference at the ABC.

    Aside from making Ita et. al. uncomfortable at parliamentary hearings, all they can do is cut its budget.

    If only they would, aside from the “productivity dividend” they’re currently slicing off the end of teh ABC’s $1bn p.a. tax payer funded cake.

  33. Stanley says:

    If they wore white face paint, carried spears and blew a didgeridoo or two then it would have been OK. Some of the moves are reminiscent of the Chooky Dancers. Where’s that indigenous tune “Zorba the Greek”.

  34. H B Bear says:

    Looks like Ita and the co-op have been to the Rock Bottom school of editing (probably taught by WendyBacon and Mrs Magoo) – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SqDP8SnPVA0

  35. Old School Conservative says:

    Why did anyone think these untalented fatties trying to be sexy, was the correct entertainment for a navy ship commissioning?

    No-one actually thought that.
    It was a creeping assumption.

  36. Dianeh says:

    I feel a bit sorry for the girls. Although I wouldn’t encourage my daughter to join such a group. But seriously, how did anyone think booking the dance troupe was a good idea?

    The good professor’s fantasies aside, of course.

  37. Squirrel says:

    Had the distinguished personages been marching with wiggling dancing boys in the Mardi Gras parade, the ABC would have been thrilled, and the editing would have been oh so flattering.

    As others have noted, if the government wasn’t so busy trying to recover from and distract from self-inflicted foot wounds, it would deal with the taxpayer-funded outfit which engaged in this latest act of slime.

  38. calli says:

    Seven has had a bet each way. Reporting on the ABC’s “version” showing dignitaries “watching” and their subsequent apology, and then showing dignitaries…watching.

    It isn’t clear which footage they used earlier. Possibly the ABC’s. I didn’t see a watermark, but that’s meaningless these days. But they persisted in interleaving footage of the guests with the dancers.

  39. Lee says:

    Funny how PM’s/pollies et al can’t wait to be photographed alongside Mardi Gras, but fully clothed indig dancing girls, not so much.

    Speaking for myself, I would vastly prefer to be photographed at a strip club, rather than the Mardi Gras, where I wouldn’t be caught dead.

  40. stackja says:

    Janet Cooke won a Pulitzer for her fake story in WaPo in 1981. 2020 WaPo was entirely fake. Most MSM is fake.

  41. Jannie says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnjF1O4eH0

    Fat Bottomed Girls.

    watch it before its cancelled.

  42. Marley McScruffin says:

    I must admit l am continually confused as to whether something is exploitative or empowering for young women. But for all the froth and bubble, their appearance at a Naval ship commissioning was entirely appropriate. Men and women in the military have given their lives to permit these sorts of freedoms, including the freedom to be outraged. Under certain theocracies these freedoms, including the freedom of young women to express themselves in this manner, would be crushed.

  43. Herodotus says:

    Men and women in the military have given their lives so that a former General can pose as a woke warrior and extol the virtues of cross-dressing in red shoes, while many still living ones attend the G& L Mardi Gras, which promotes lifestyles the Anzacs might have found less than inspiring or proper.

  44. stackja says:

    Jan – Fred a girl?

  45. Nob says:

    Bit of a meltdown among the Guardian/ABC collectives dominating my social media (which is specific to particular technical topics but these types can’t leave their political obsessions our of it).

    They seem confused that the ABC has been found Wrong by The Guardian.

    Then, at last!, one of them found the Rescue Position and they all rallied behind it.

    “So sad,” he wrote, “to see the ABC sinking to the level of Murdoch press”

  46. Bushkid says:

    Stanley says:
    April 15, 2021 at 5:49 pm
    If they wore white face paint, carried spears and blew a didgeridoo or two then it would have been OK. Some of the moves are reminiscent of the Chooky Dancers. Where’s that indigenous tune “Zorba the Greek”.

    Yeah, but the Chooky Dancer kids were both good and funny, not to mention clever and original, and didn’t shake there backsides in everyones faces.

  47. candy says:

    Odd to think that it is someone’s job at the ABC to go through hundreds of images to find ones that show white male ADF dignitaries in certain angles to make a collage about against a background of indigenous female dancers, for a purpose no-one can fathom.

    Ms Buttrose should perhaps consider budget measures more seriously.

  48. Tel says:

    In the immortal words of Rabz: Shut it down, fire them all.

    Interesting question as to whether the Governor General has the power to do just that … after all, the ultimate responsibility is defence of the realm and the ABC has openly undermined our military capabilities. Seems like a good test case.

  49. roman says:

    Our ABC should be sued, and made to apologise on primetime stating clearly that they knowingly and deliberately mixed footage from different events to make it appear as though something had happened that didn’t. EVERYONE in the footage should receive compensation.
    More generally, this kind of ‘media fraud’ should be criminal, like accounting fraud is. As, like accounting fraud, it goes completely against the public good.
    These are not civilised people.

  50. Bad Samaritan says:

    roman (10.46pm) What did happen is that someone in charge did book this nonsense for the commissioning.

    Of course we know the ABC couldn’t give a stuff about “decorum” etc, but the navy should.

    BTW: In their statement, the 101 Doll Squadron said they were booked as a diverse group of dancers and were proud to participate.

    “With Indigenous and multi-racial members from a community-based dance group, the dance itself was made up of choreographic and musical elements that included referencing blessings, the waves of the ocean and our geographical location of where the fresh water meets the sea, to name a few,” the dancers said.

    ABC attacks Abos. Please tell me it ain’t true!

  51. calli says:

    Ahahah! Seven, this morning, is still showing the sexy “upskirt”* footage along with the scenes of dignitaries interspersed throughout, and claiming that the ABC had to apologise for it.

    I can only assume now that Seven, along with other networks, purchased the ABC footage to show on their nightly bulletin.

    * not really. How can you “upskirt” women already wearing only underpants? But I get their point – no one watching the show would have been at floor level except the cameraman.

  52. The Fifth Bike Rider of the Apocalypse says:

    How the event was reported by Megan Fox in America’s PJ Media:
    Yes, the Australian Military Did Actually Use Twerking Tarts to Commission a Ship [VIDEO]
    ‘I know this is hard to believe—and I thought I was being punked by a deep-fake video for a while when I saw the following video purporting to be a real commissioning ceremony for an Australian military ship. But this cringe-worthy group of twerking gals was actually part of the ceremony. You have to see this to believe it. It could be a Saturday Night Live skit.’
    Megan Fox is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and author, according to her biog at the end of the report.

  53. Bad Samaritan says:

    Bike Rider (8.28am). There’s no doubt this f’wittery happened. A bunch of fat, no-talent, allegedly-Aboriginal dancers were paid by the Navy to perform this crap. And…

    The ABC thought they’d spice it up by making out the top-brass were looking on and “enjoying” the show; this done by fraudulently editing them into the audience.

    These two things both happened, and are both a disgrace.

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