Bob Brown and Julia Gillard are plotting an inquiry into the Australian media. They’re unhappy that not every newspaper and not every radio station is an advocate for the Marxist ideas they believe in so devoutly.
Like all on the left, they have a burning hatred for Rupert Murdoch. The objective of the inquiry will be to bring his flagship newspaper “The Australian” to heel. Make it a crawling sycophantic piece of fishwrap like the Fairfax owned Melbourne Age. They will fail. Unfortunately for would be totalitarians like Gillard and Brown, there is still in Australia some resistance to the Progressives.
However if the issue is bias, then there is no way that the inquiry should proceed without including the ABC, the most biased news outlet in Australia by a light year. Hang on though. The bias of the ABC is left wing bias. (While in a deceit typical of the left the world over, it pretends to be providing objective news.) Do you think Bob and Julia will be concerned about this? As a commenter on Andrew Bolts blog says-
The ABC comes at taxpayer expense to all 22 million Australians while newspaper readers pay at least $1 a copy. This year the ABC gets $991 million in direct funding from Government while newspapers get nothing.
The ABC runs at least three TV networks, broadcast through dozens of TV stations; it runs at least three radio networks, broadcast through dozens of radio stations. It runs websites, Twitter accounts and Facebook pages. And it has a commercial arm that this year is estimated to add $174 million to its revenue base.
The ABC has the biggest media reach in the nation and huge influence and impact. It should be included in any proper inquiry into the media in this country
The ABC will not be included, because as we all know, this is not really about bias. This is just the same old leftist obsession with control, and limiting criticism of its stinking ideology. Same old same old. “All for free speech as long as we first approve it.” The ABC being largely a propaganda outfit for Marxist ideology will be safe. God I detest these totalitarian leftist scum.