The ABC knows: We’re going to shut it down

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Pauline Hanson’s genius demand to hold a public inquiry into the competitive neutrality of the ABC has sent the communists at the ABC and Fairfax into fits of apoplexy, with an article by Tony Walker sparking a flurry of letters to the editor from the hundreds of communists left in Australia who still watch it.

“However, it is not overstating things to say the ABC finds itself in one of its most perilous moments in a political environment that could hardly be more hostile.

“The government’s decision to bend the knee to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and critics in the commercial media by instituting a Competitive Neutrality Inquiry is a case in point.

“An independent panel will decide whether the ABC as a government business is enjoying “net competitive advantages” by virtue of its public ownership.”

The ABC does enjoy a net competitive advantage by virtue of its public ownership. It is guaranteed over a billion dollars worth of stolen taxpayers’ money every year, while commercial outlets actually have to work for a living and present news and current affairs in an engaging manner which earns them more money than it cost to produce. All the ABC has to do is show up.

Inspector Clouseau? Really? The left can’t meme.

Walker repeats the economically illiterate line that deciding not to increase the ABC’s funding by millions of dollars is actually taking away money from the ABC:

“Fifield has initiated another efficiency review on top of one conducted in 2014 that resulted in earlier swingeing cuts in the ABC’s budget of $254 million, and the loss of more than 1000 jobs since 2014.

“In the 2018-19 budget an “indexation freeze” will mean $84 million will be cut over three years to 2021-22.”

He whinges that we have been “bullying” the former economics editor Emma Alberici, but really we can’t pillory her or her ilk at the ABC enough for their wilful ignorance of economics. Walker continues:

“In the latest audience surveys, ABC News continued its catastrophic fall, down to less than 700,000 viewers across the mainland states.”

That is because it is communist propaganda which no-one wants to watch. The solution must be more communism, and to follow the lead of America’s publicly funded propaganda outlet:

“What is clearly required is a new approach. The ABC board, including managing director Michelle Guthrie, should be required to sit down and watch episodes of the American PBS’s NewsHour.

“NewsHour combines news and longer-form reporting in a compelling hour-long package. This is the obvious solution to the ABC News and 7.30 malaise.

“Why something like this has not been implemented is a mystery.”

Or they could have sat down and watched Channel 7’s and Channel 9’s bulletins. They’ve been combining news and longer form reporting for years.

Walker’s best moment is a revelation of his complete delusion:

“What are Gersh’s views on criticisms the ABC is a “conservative free zone”?

“Does he subscribe to the view as laid down in its charter that the ABC should not be any sort of zone at all – conservative or progressive – rather it should be something in between detached from a particular worldview?”

The ABC is in breach of its charter because it consistently pushes a Marxist line on politics both domestic and foreign, economics, the environment and SJW talking points. The ABC is not in between conservative and progressive; it is very far to the left of progressive, and when it is critical of left-wing parties and personalities, it criticises them from even further to the left.

My favourite moment from the comments is this gem:

“Tony Walker’s excellent article on the appalling damage being done to the ABC overlooks a really important and precious part of its activity: ABCKids..

“My great-grandchildren, from their earliest years, engage with ABCkids via TV and tablet device. All programs are wonderfully crafted to suit their age, stage and learning ability. No commercial channel or developer comes anywhere close to the quality and value of such productions.

“In the appalling cuts and restrictions devised by the likes of Turnbull, Hanson, Murdoch and others, not only will our national broadcaster be nobbled but our children will be deprived of a rich and wonderful source of entertainment and learning.”

These commies seriously need to stop using children as a pretext to shove communist propaganda down our throats. Peppa Pig is big business, and will do just fine without taxpayer help. Finally, as David Hilton has pointed out our kids actually need protection from the ABC:

“It’s no doubt why the ABC channel targeted at children in this age group is called ME. And it’s also why the channel has become a focus for the neo-Marxist social engineers who want all of society to be as depraved, as perverse and ultimately as miserable as they are.

“Now the gay mafia will kvetch at the argument I’m making here. They’ll trot out some fake research about kids killing themselves because no-one asked them if they preferred bumsex. They’ll protest that there is no agenda to brainwash the kids, and certainly no agenda to sexualise children and normalise pedophilia.

“Are we going to keep believing them?”

It is imperative that the ABC is destroyed at the earliest possible juncture. The government should burn the ABC’s offices to the ground, salt the earth, and try ABC staff for treason.

  • Sam Vimes

    It’s obvious to Blind Freddy that the ABC is a leftist propaganda merchant, but ‘somehow’ those same leftists and the army of useful idiot liberals that still watch it can’t accept that many don’t believe them anymore. They keep equivocating about impartiality, using spurious attacks on their accusers, when they constantly evidence real bias in their “news” and opinion themselves. Always accuse your enemies of the sins you yourself commit – communist Rule #1.

    I’m not hopeful that a independent inquiry will lead to much, but it’s still a step in the right direction.

  • ] W. Hunter [

    ABC ? Yeah, shut it down. Bunch of marxist losers.

    One billion $ a year could be spent better elsewhere, for example, $$$ grants to XYZ.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8fcbe424d945a484f7bd5fdad2b618edb51301fa1f334f5a1945cbfa6e6c636.jpg

  • Daniel Watts

    Advertising on Facebook cost us $1.4 million. WTF!

  • entropy

    I love the sound of an impotent communist reeeeee in the morning.

  • Ralphy

    Irrespective of one’s voting intentions I believe backing Pauline to bring the ABC to heel in either devolving it or radically resetting the balance is likely the greatest single political accomplishment we could hope for towards getting our own country back.

    If accomplished we can then, through balanced investigative journalism and fulsome debate on issues without the resident groupie hecklers, tackle head-on the “marxist march through our institutions”. All the PC frippery and the billions wasted on it can instead be used to pay of the debt anchor we are currently drowning under.

    The judgement day for Aunty is long, long overdue and is at the very heart of our current long list of effete malaises. Go Pauline, go!

  • Nigel Hamley

    Great article and long overdue. The ABC has been on the nose and has done immense damage to the Australian psyche which I hope is not beyond repair. They have far too much money to waste, too little talent, too many programs and they pay one another eye watering salaries that these people would never get in the real world. Mrs Hanson deserves credit in forcing an enquiry which cannot come soon enough

  • 9x19parabellum

    I’m fed up paying for sickening propaganda I don’t even watch. Shut down the ABC! The ABC boss even said 80% of Aussies still trust them! haha! more like 80% of far left retards.

  • I can get the weather from Elders and the rest of what news I might need online from non-trotskyists. There’s even an alternative classical station for me to listen to.

    It needs to go. It and its army of Australia hating work avoiding parasites.

  • thegentlemantroll

    Ahh trying the abc staff for treason, wouldn’t that be a dream. Televised live of course