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Will government ever act against ABC’s blatant bias?

Will government ever act against ABC’s leftist bias?

Jewish Affairs Council carpets ABC’s Guthrie about Hamas.

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has demanded ABC boss Michelle Guthrie explain a “massive omission” in its coverage of events on the Israeli border last week, accusing it of failing to adequately cover a Hamas rocket attack.

The day will come, providing that day has a truly conservative leader in government, to sort out the maverick template of the ABC’s tunnel-visioned bias. It seems obvious that the over production of university indoctrinated clones migrate to the safe dungeons of the ABC where they again attach to the public teat. Given the overwhelming media powers of the ABC an accidental audience would quickly learn their modus operandi. Outside the city concentration of commercial media the ABC enjoys a huge coverage of the nation—an unfettered right for propaganda. Many programs and recorded lectures on climate change are repeated several times during a week, or night, with the original source being years old and no longer relevant. The duplication and frivolous nature of some programs during night serves as a club for a few dozen insomniacs. There are several compares all on high salaries running that joke.

Source: Fairfax

Jewish group complains to ABC boss over ‘massive omission’ on Gaza rocket attack

AIJAC executive director Colin Rubenstein said the public broadcaster had exhibited a “serious lack of balance” by declining to cover one of the largest rocket attacks against Israel in many years.
It adds to a barrage of complaints Ms Guthrie has fielded about ABC content from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield, in what some see as a pile-on against the broadcaster from hostile quarters.

International media reported at least 25 mortars were fired at Israel by militants on the Gaza Striplast Tuesday, in what the UK Independent newspaper described at “the single biggest attack from the Palestinian side since the 2014 Israel-Gaza war”.
It prompted a quick response from Israeli forces, though there were no reported casualties on either side. At least 110 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire this year, including more than 60 in one day earlier in May in retaliation to Hamas-led protests.

Dr Rubenstein said the ABC had run only two reports on its NewsRadio channel, sourced from the Al Jazeera network, and there was “no coverage” on the television news, flagship current affairs shows or the ABC website.
Fairfax Media could not independently verify the claim. An ABC spokeswoman said: “Any complaint will be subject to the normal process and we will respond in due course.”
The ABC is often criticised by Jewish groups for its coverage of the Middle East, including two taxpayer-funded advertisements last year arranged by Labor MP Michael Danby – a regular ABC critic – which targeted a specific journalist.
Dr Rubenstein said he had no contact with Mr Danby or Senator Fifield about this matter. He also said the ABC should stop using content from Al Jazeera because it had “an agenda critical of Israel and in favour of Hamas and the Palestinians”, and suggested the ABC was in breach of its charter by doing so.
“Why don’t they use Russia Today or Hezbollah television?” he asked.

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  • ozisceptic 06/06/2018, 7:56 am

    yes, biased throughout. It’s the little things, like always inviting ‘favourite’ commentators, not asking probing questions. As a nation, this has let us down.

  • Lorraine 06/06/2018, 8:18 am

    The Government funds the ABC ,cut out further increases make them decreases until Guthrie and others see the light.
    The trouble is all the Public servants the Universities and the ABC are stacked to the rafters with lefties,

  • Aktosplatz 06/06/2018, 8:27 am

    The ABC is a law to itself. The incompetence and gutless politicians from all sides are responsible.

    We know what needs to be done with these liars and their biased news, but nobody has the guts to pull them into line.

    Tony Abbott tried but was undermined by his then Communications Minister and we know who that was.

    • Joe Blogs 06/06/2018, 8:46 am

      Trumble told the ABC to mind its Ps and Qs – and its poofs and queers will be forever grateful.

    • Jack Richards 06/06/2018, 8:58 am

      Didn’t Turnbull head the “Friends of the ABC” gang? He got plenty of very favourable ABC coverage when he was undermining Abbott with their full connivance. He was a regular on Q&A where he’d sit smugly, lapping up the adoration of the socialist throng, decked out a-la Don Chipp 1973 in his leather jacket and corduroy slacks, trying to pretend that, behind that smarmy little grin, he had the answers to all the nation’s problems and would soon guide us down the path of righteousness. But behind that smarmy smirk was nothing but a bloated ego and a vacuum.

      The ABC got Turnbull the top job with their relentless attacks on Abbott and relentless fawning over Turnbull.

      Similarly, they never report on Muslim rocket and mortar attacks on Israel – they only ever report Israeli counter-battery fire as if the Israeli’s have launched an attack for no reason at all. They never mention the fact that Hamas use schools and hospitals to fire off rockets in the knowledge that the Israelis have sophisticated systems that quickly identify the location of the battery and then direct fire at it. Hamas know this and hope they can get film of their own children being hit in a schoolyard. And the ABC, like the stooges they are, can’t show film of the Israeli “attack” on a school or a hospital fast enough.

      They make me sick, The whole rotten and corrupt organisation should be broken up and sold off.

      Let the likes of Tony Jones, Sarah Ferguson, Emma Alberici etc sell their wares in the market place rather than suck up grossly inflated salaries in the sheltered workshop that is the ABC.

      • DT 06/06/2018, 9:31 am

        “25th August, 2015 – At a business lunch in Sydney, Turnbull pals around with ABC Managing Director Mark Scott, the man he supposedly just rebuked for allowing the “Abbott Loves Anal” slur to appear on the ABC program Q&A. Turnbull shows how serious he is about holding the ABC to account, and Scott shows how seriously he takes this.”

        Picture attached of the two acting with finger wagging and lots of smiling.

      • TommyGun 06/06/2018, 2:45 pm

        Jack,

        I love your work!
        Could not possibly be a better summary of the Gay-BC.

  • angry 06/06/2018, 10:12 am

    To answer the question posed in the article….
    The answer is NO.

    The Coalition led by MALCOLM ABDUL TURNCOAT TURNBULL has degenerated into a treasonous group of leftist scum.
    They agree with everything that the scumbag leftist abc does !
    Just as bad if not worse than alp/greens !!

  • Clarion Call 06/06/2018, 10:35 am

    Dirty rotten mongrels.

  • Eliza 06/06/2018, 10:56 am

    In answer to your question in your headline, the short and permanent answer is NO!

    • Joe Blogs 06/06/2018, 4:31 pm

      Yes! And by its inaction the govt overtly and blithely sanctions the various kinds of lies, misinformation, deception, omissions, cover-ups, protection rackets, socialist dogma, perverse PC proselytisation, etc, etc, etc, that is inherent in the ABC’s bias. It therefore also sanctions the ABC’s contravention of its charter and denies taxpayers a reasonable and honest return on their “investment”.

      A loose analogy would be a govt-funded cafeteria knowingly serving contaminated food.

      Can someone who knows corporate law tell us whether the govt and/or the ABC are breaking any laws in this matter?

  • judy 06/06/2018, 11:54 am

    The ABC does not follow it’s Charter. It is bias in all but leftie ideals. It should be starved of Tax Payer funding until it starts reporting balanced news. They never let up on the Russian and President Trump BS. In fact every time this item is reported. Both my husband and myself laugh and try to guess how many times the word Russian and Trump is said. They are a sad bunch at the ABC.

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