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 ABC’s Buttrose is the new comic—at $1.2bn

13.08.19.  Just when you thought Ita Butrose might, just might turn the ABC around from their culture of abject bias, be assured it won’t happen—she has been zombified by the ABC Kool-Aid—litres of the potent stuff. Ms Bumfluff in some kind of stupor actually said publicly:
“Creative people, the kind of people who work at the ABC, are very sensitive people,” she said. “You’ve got to understand that – that’s why they do the sort of things that they do. “So they’re a little more fragile than some workers. They have to be patted a bit, and reassured that all is well.”

They need to be “patted a bit” that’s for sure—with a size 12 boot in the arse, right out the door! Let them find somewhere else to be sensitively creative.

Source: Fairfax Media

ABC chair Ita Buttrose says her staff are ‘fragile, sensitive, in need of reassurance’

Having worked with Kerry Packer andRupert Murdoch during her career, media icon Ita Buttrose has had a wealth of experience dealing with strong personalities.
So perhaps the new-ish ABC chair was caught a little off-guard by the sensitive souls she has encountered in the corridors at Aunty.
Buttrose attended an Aussie Home Loans conference on Monday, appearing on a panel with ANZ boss Shayne Elliott and Aussie founder John Symond, moderated by Nine business editor Ross Greenwood.
Asked about the leadership upheaval at the broadcaster over the past year, Buttrose noted such changes were usually unsettling for staff – but particularly at the ABC
“Creative people, the kind of people who work at the ABC, are very sensitive people,” she said.
“You’ve got to understand that – that’s why they do the sort of things that they do.
“So they’re a little more fragile than some workers. They have to be patted a bit, and reassured that all is well,” Buttrose said to laughter.
Indeed, we’re told some senior ABC personnel may be in need of reassurance about Buttrose’s roster of extra-curricular activities.
Just last month she cancelled a speaking engagement spruiking retirement villages for property giant Stockland after News Corp questioned her about the gig.
There are, after all, bigger fish to fry. ABC managing director David Anderson, news director Gaven Morris and general counsel Connie Carnabuci are due to appear on Tuesday at a parliamentary inquiry into press freedom (alongside other media types) sparked in part by federal police raids on the ABC’s Ultimo headquarters.
Buttrose did not attend Symond’s conference in her capacity as ABC chair.
But she did regale the crowd with the tale of how Scott Morrison’s minders summoned her into a room at the Australian of the Year awards in Canberra so the PM could offer her the ABC chair gig.
“Prime Minister, you’ve taken my breath away,” she told him.

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  • pattoh 13/08/2019, 5:55 am

    “So they’re a little more fragile than some workers. They have to be patted a bit, and reassured that all is well.”

    So because they are SO precious they get a free pass to propagandise the entire country with conceited arrogant SJW self concern & be paid insane salaries for the effort!

    You would have to think that tertiary journalism 101 is taught in hallowed University halls by just playing re-runs of Q & A with bonus credits for GetUp membership & ANTIFA® fashionwear.

    SorosBot Nirvana……..

    ABBOTT! ABBOTT! ABBOTT!

    /sarc.

  • Jarrah 13/08/2019, 8:11 am

    Let them be “sensitively creative” with their own money and not the long suffering taxpayer who sees their 1.6 billion dollars being funnelled into left wing bias.
    Close them down.

  • Lorraine 13/08/2019, 9:15 am

    Anyone questions the left ,you will find them all a bit soft and sensitive. One sees the soft approach by gluing oneself to the road every day for attention .ABC bias is ingrained but it is not because of sensitive talent .the workers (if they work) are left and a strong Green tinge shows thru.

  • Sorako 13/08/2019, 10:12 am

    Last night Chris Kenny interviewed Chris Uhlmann about the backlash he [Uhlmann] received from ABC staff and viewers over his comments on the wind farm rort in SA.

    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6071878099001

    This was my first exposure to Uhlmann since he presented his vitriolic and juvenile rant about Trump 18 months ago. I was surprised when he conceded that the ABC inner cadre of extreme Greens really are in control and that they will not accept any counter argument whatsoever!

  • JG 13/08/2019, 10:23 am

    ABC staff nothing but glorified public servants with all the perks of the public servants. Across the board public servants running their own agenda. Unfortunately they have mostly turned left/green and group think in their safe unsackable cocoon.
    It is no wonder the output from the ABC reflects bias when the don’t live in the real world of struggling family, pensioners and homeless. They are safe in their haven of plenty.

  • Cliff 13/08/2019, 10:40 am

    There’s an old tru-ism in politics that you never hold an inquiry into anything you don’t already know the answer to.

    I strongly suspect that this would also apply to a referendum into making the ABC into a subscription service, where those who wish to have their political beliefs reinforced on a daily basis could pay for the privilege – and those whose political beliefs differ from the ABC’s unremitting ‘narrative’ could elect not to pay for ‘the privilege’ of having it rammed down their throats over and over and over again.

    The government is always looking for ways to save money. Here’s a sure fire winner – hold a referendum on whether to continue with the current model of ‘our’ (‘their?’) ABC or converting it to a subscription service.

    I for one would be happy to go with the decision of the people. Why is it that I suspect many in Canberra – would not because they already know what the result of any such referendum would be?

  • Peter W 13/08/2019, 5:04 pm

    Wake up Ita, your grandiose past is fast coming to an end.
    Grow some guts and start telling these petals that there are many wanting to do their jobs in a professional manner.

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