Quote of the Day: Slash the ABC

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An excellent spot from Keating is this article by Paul Murray in the West Australian.

Murray makes some excellent points about ABC bias:

“Of course [John Faine’s] first reaction to the removal of Guthrie by the corporation’s board was about her gender. You only need to go to the ABC’s news website on any day to get the sledgehammer reality that gender is the prevailing concern of its journalists.

“It ranks just ahead of race. And then comes perverse attitudes to societal equality.

“The real concerns of Middle Australia are a mystery to this elitist clique.”

He also points out that so-called ABC “comedy” is not funny, the sillines of the Greens and Labor Party members’ obsession with so-called “political interference” when the ABC is so clearly in breach of its charter, and the absurdity of the proposed Project Jetstream, which would have sucked another HALF A BILLION DOLLARS of stolen Australian taxpayer money just so the ABC could skew the digital media sphere even further to the far left.

His most impressive point, and The XYZ Quote of the Day, is his proposed solution:

“Critics who argue that the ABC should be sold are misguided and waste their political opportunities. There is really nothing much of value other than its licence to suck money from the taxpayer.

“Now that the board needs to focus on a new leader to chart the corporation’s course, the Government has an opportunity to provide some direction about its future.

“And that should be a vision of reducing the ABC to supplying only services that are not or cannot be provided by the private sector.

“This is the time for downsizing what has become an over-indulged, out-of-control and largely unnecessary waste of taxpayer funds.”

Spot on.

The ABC will never, ever be even a half decent public broadcaster ever again. It is thoroughly compromised by the left. Any attempt to clean it out will only delay its slide to the far left. There is no need for it to provide news, current affairs or investigative journalism in the internet age. The final solution to the problem of political bias at the ABC is to get rid of the ABC. The ABC should be reduced to a handfull of Emergency Broadcast stations dotted around Australia.

It’s your XYZ.

  • MatrixTransform

    What’s the abc?

    • Bikinis not Burkas

      A rabs
      B ash
      C hristians

      • Bucky Redux

        and they behead Christians as well…..

    • Bucky Redux

      ABCommunists.

  • James

    Yep weather channel with emergency report funcions.

  • clemilf

    Broadcasting is redundant. Why do we pay for this bloated association? If the ABC shut down, life would go on. The best test is having to sing for your supper.

  • John Sheppard

    What they should do is provide an option to opt in or out of providing funding to the ABC for each tax payer when they complete their tax returns. Good chance to see just how important the ABC is to Australians.

    And also get rid of the SBS completely, as the internet and satellite TV provide all of the foreign programming anyone could want from different countries and cultures. It is redundant.

    • entropy

      I thought it was free porn that made SBS redundant.

      • Bucky Redux

        SBS used to be good in the old days.
        You could always count on some sexy/racy/nudy Scandinavian movie being shown at 10 pm, right after a slew of documentaries on the Third Reich !

        Now we get cooking shows.

        • entropy

          Watching men cook is one of the only things that gets a feminist wet.

  • thegentlemantroll

    So therefore whatever “purpose” the abc has can be bundled into the budgets of regional emergency services.

    I get that very remote people need to be informed if there is a cyclone on the way, but we don’t need a stand-alone public broadcaster for that.
    Close down the abc, get the parasites to pay every last cent of our money back or throw them in prison for treason. Give all their hardware and broadcast frequency over to Emergency Services departments or the military.

  • entropy

    Ask people if they support free speech and most will say they do. But inevitably you can find examples of speech they don’t support.

    What most people -XYZ included- don’t appreciate is that popular speech doesn’t need to be defended. Free speech really only applies to unpopular speech.

    With most of the media being liberal, it makes no sense to fund a public broadcaster that just parrots the progressive taking points already provided by major commercial networks. If it won’t represent the large proportion of Australians not served by the liberal media, it’s not doing its job.

  • Bikinis not Burkas

    https://www.australianlibertyalliance.org.au/values-and-policies/information-and-communication-technologies.html

    A Free Press and ‘Back to Basics’ for Public Broadcasting

    We reject any form of censorship or political oversight over the work of journalists.

    We aim to privatise SBS, together with non-core sections of the ABC.
    The core of the ABC shall provide one national free-to-air TV channel
    for news and current affairs, one free quality channel for children as
    well as essential radio, satellite and online services for rural and
    remote areas. The ABC should retain the brief to connect Australian
    expatriates and overseas friends with Australia.

    Our publicly owned broadcaster needs to reflect the broader sociopolitical spectrum of Australian society.

  • Bikinis not Burkas

    https://www.australianlibertyalliance.org.au/values-and-policies/information-and-communication-technologies.html

    A Free Press and ‘Back to Basics’ for Public Broadcasting

    We reject any form of censorship or political oversight over the work of journalists.

    We aim to privatise SBS, together with non-core sections of the ABC.
    The core of the ABC shall provide one national free-to-air TV channel for news and current affairs, one free quality channel for children as well as essential radio, satellite and online services for rural and remote areas. The ABC should retain the brief to connect Australian
    expatriates and overseas friends with Australia.

    Our publicly owned broadcaster needs to reflect the broader sociopolitical spectrum of Australian society. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2818694ed4bcc6a414c95899879923c6c01f11ac9c643fffca83a5421aa7ae64.png