The ABC currently hosts two of the most partisan politicians from the Howard years, Peter Reith and Amanda Vanstone. How can anyone state that the ABC is unbiased while these two have voices? What's next Andrew Bolt hosting the 7.30 report? - Janet G
Ms Cooke, thou art a goddess! Thank you so much for Hermione the Modern Girl. Her 3 R's sustained me through uni in the late 80s - raucous, reckless and rather pissed. The Little Book of Crap and Foxy Ladies enlightened my 90s. Up the Duff and Kid Wrangling are brilliant and Girl Stuff has been gifted with Auntly abandon to all 3 neices with an emphatic 'read it and keep yourself noice!'. Keep up the splendid work. - Miss Liss
I like the ABC and more so SBS. Even if they are a bit slanted, where's the harm in giving them voice in a digital world that is fairly loaded in favour of the world view scripted and distributed under Rupert's planetary straight jacket.
Given the state of traditional media today (like Fairfax and Ten), what would anyone pay for them?
They have always had a role to play. What has changed?
Our politicians seem to operate for narrow vested interests these days, not for the general population.
What would you expect? We are unaligned muppets compared to powerful unions and corporations that ruthlessly chase their own corporate goals.
Politicians are only accountable one day every four years. Why would you expect them to talk straight to the electorate? We are only here to maintain them in the style to which they have become accustomed.
People, we are being disenfranchised by politicians and bureaucrats. - Simon
One of my favourite interviews was Emma Alberschreechie interviewing Lord Bragg. Her over-excitement at being in the presence of such an eminent lefty was plain to see. Lord Bragg is one of those rare creatures, a lefty with common sense, a grip on reality and without blind hate. We have very few of them in Australia.
Emma was effervescent with excitement in anticipation of him ripping Rupert a new one - oops, didn't happen. He gave a thorough, measured and dignified reply that supported Murdoch. Ok, let's try again ... Christians! Surely he hates godbothers? Oh dear, poor Emma's eyes nearly did a Sarah Hanson Young impersonation. He actually credited the Bible as, among other things, being the tool that gave the masses the courage to rise up out of slavery, the message that all men are equal, to those who would oppress and said that it is the most powerful instrument for good. Ooops.
Soz, Em, it's not just the words alone that give away the bias of the ABC journos and our left leaning apologist media, it's in your voice and body language as well. - Gee
So, sue, if there is no bias, how is it that you've detected a 'savage swing to the right?'
If it wasn't so left, none of you would watch it!
Do you know that they fail to report information that could reflect badly on the govt? It's time to put Aunty to bed, I'm afraid. Only the rusted ons watch her anymore.
And again, I'm not a man. - Gee
Wouldn't that be nice Ro, but this is Australia: the horses will go without grass every few years and have to make do with hay, and the ABC and journalists will always cop flack, just like lawyers! - Dodieh
You have been around for some time and I have been watching you for the same time. I haven't picked up any political bias on your part. At times I do look for bias, but I have never bothered with you.
But I do nail my political colours to the mast by saying, surely you are not so naive to think that when Abbott is elected, he won't indirectly have any say over ABC appointments. - Andrew
Dodieh, may you journalists, and your horses, always chomp on sweet grass. - ro.watson
Terra nullius~ what a fiction. RIP - ro.watson
and let us not forget the brave woman cradling the dead man as Ingrid spoke to the man in the picture... - ro.watson
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