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Brazen double standards expecting ABC to be bulletproof

11 June 2020

5:00 AM

11 June 2020

5:00 AM

On Tuesday, it was announced the(ir) ABC expects to cut around 250 staff. Of course, sadly, that will mean more than 250 lives affected in a tough economic climate. No one is celebrating.  

The Guardian reported that Managing Director David Anderson told staff the cuts were “unavoidable”.

Expressions of interest for voluntary redundancies began yesterday.  

The blame was promptly placed at the feet of the evil Morrison government.  

Sorry, Quiet Australians are simply not buying it. 

In November last year, I wrote a piece entitled, “Why is the(ir) ABC justifying violence?”, hooked on that foul episode of Q&A which attempted to justify violence against men.  

Fast forward to today, we have a national broadcaster, which has been utterly kidnapped by far-left activists and is entirely out of step with mainstream Australians.

Q&A this week, yet again, let far-left extremist activists drag discussion into feral discussion about violent protests.

Host Hamish Macdonald did nothing to call out a fringe lunatic inciting violence, in the middle of race riots right across the globe.

There is no accountability.


As Martin Luther King said, “Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and enables the man who wields it.”

Come on Hamish, if in doubt, quote MLK.

He also said, “Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral.”

MLK gave you plenty to work with.

Of course, the problem now is that there speaking about “just weapon” requires some sense of a moral compass and there is none at the(ir) ABC which runs its engines on an unhealthy mix of activist lies and fury 

There is no true social responsibility at our national broadcaster.

None.

Zero.  

Ita clearly isn’t going to step in, so the government absolutely must.   

Memo to the(ir) ABC: you cannot expect sympathy for budget cuts when the rest of the country is in economic pain.

Complaining about budget cuts is tone-deaf, entitled and representative of the vast problems at our national broadcaster – elitism.  

It’s reported the 250 job losses will come from content divisions including entertainment.

Australia will survive without ABC’s so-called “entertainment” (which loves to joke about burning it to the ground).

As LNP Senator and former minister Matt Canavan told Patricia Karvelas on Afternoon Briefing on Tuesday, “In the case of the ABC, the ABC itself has been a contributor to the difficulties that are faced by traditional media. It is a very large and very well funded organisation, and as the media has moved to the digital format, it’s found itself competing with taxpayer funds against struggling commercial enterprise… 

“At a time when all of us are trying to tighten our belts, it is unconscionable that the ABC has not even responded to the government about imposing a salary freeze, as politicians have, as the public service has, and are apparently proceeding with pay rises while many people are out of a job in this country.

“Many people have had to accept 20 per cent pay cuts, and I don’t think it’s right. I think the ABC should have to bear some of the pain, just as the rest of us are.”

Unconscionable.

Absolutely correct.

At least pretend to try to reflect the country you are meant to represent.  

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