The ABC focuses too much on causes and misses the news
IT seems to me the ABC is trying its hardest to become redundant. It focuses on progressive causes at the expense of reporting the news.
No wonder it's haemorrhaging viewers.
While the Brisbane ABC newsroom presents reasonably straightforward reports, the national shows like Q&A, Insiders and even the 7.30 Report have a distinctive left wing twang. It panders to the inner-city elites and leaves the rest of us scratching our heads.
I no longer turn to the ABC for the facts. I know I will not get balance and depth of coverage free from political influence.
And today ABC is again making the news rather than reporting it.
It has declined to apologise to the family of cartoonist Bill Leak for an on-air outburst in which an activist interrupted Monday's Q&A program by calling him a racist,
Senator Seselja, who is Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, yesterday labelled the protesters "a disgrace", accusing them of "dancing on the grave of Bill Leak".
"You really have a continuation of some of the Twitter hatred that's been directed towards Bill Leak in his death, and I would just say to those individuals to perhaps have a little bit of decency and a little bit of compassion," he told Sky News.
Senator Seselja said the pursuit of Leak over the cartoon through a complaint to the Human Rights Commission under section 18C had highlighted failures in the way the law dealt with race-hate allegations.
It is further proof the ABC has lost the plot and should be defunded.
Its broadcasters remain in denial about the threat of Islamic extremism and everything it touched reeks of political correctness.
Aunty, meanwhile, continues to pander to unions by giving them too much airplay. The ABC fuelled the hate campaign against Tony Abbott until his authority was so weakened he had to be removed.
It's time our national broadcaster went back to its roots and did some in-depth reporting on the union underbelly controlling state and federal governments.
And I would like to see Aunty should stick to its original charter of providing radio and television and get out of digital this and online that. The ABC pays people to run no fewer than 350 websites. Why? It's overkill and costly and you are paying for it.