ABC Bias, Again.
The ABC and its employees have been in the news again lately. Apparently there are some claims of bias getting about (no prizes for guessing in which direction).
Just in the last month, the following has happened:
Firstly, flagship documentary program “Australian Story” comes to the defense of a bunch of thugs who murdered a young man on his way home from the pub because someone threw a tennis ball at their car.
Then next up, ABC radio host Terry Lane falls for an internet hoax that claims systemic torture and murder of Iraqi civilians is standard procedure for US forces. Terry’s explanation:
“I fell for it because I wanted to believe it.”
Shouldn’t the ABC be just a little concerned that one of its highest profile presenters hates the USA and it’s military so intensely that he “wants to believe” that they are acting under orders to murder innocent civilians?
And finally, children’s program Behind The News this week apologised for an episode which described Hezbollah as “soldiers” and as “refugees” whose land had been “taken by Israel”.
In explaining themselves, ABC flunky Denise Musto said:
“In its attempt to be simple and concise, the story did not represent key relevant viewpoints,” she said. “Some of the descriptions were over-simplistic and inappropriate.”
Isn’t it funny how in the quest for simplicity, the ABC never accidentally comes down in favour of Israel, or indeed anything other than the standard left-wing line? Try as might, I can’t remember the last time this happened.
But you know, that could just be my selective memory.
This organisation is a digraceful sham, and nothing more than a way for activists to steal taxpayers money to push left-wing propaganda. The days when Australia needed a publically funded television network are long gone. The ABC should be dismantled and its licence auctioned to the highest bidder.