Does anything the ABC get up to these surprise anyone?
text of tweet: @MattCowgill ABC 7.30 did a story about unions and the Fair Work Act and didn’t interview anyone from a union or the ACTU. How is that fair & balanced?
Matt Cowgill describes himself as
Economics-talking guy at the ACTU.
Firstly, any sentence that starts with ‘ABC 7.30 did a story about…’ is not going to end well unless you work for the Noalitions public relations team or the IPA. If you care about getting balance with your news and current affairs, you would be better off with ‘A Current Affair’, Tracy Grimshaw can do hard-hitting, when she chooses to.
Secondly, at this point, Kerri-Ann Kennerley could host 7:30 report (as pictured below) and we could get more balance, political insight, logic and depth. And, if we were going to getting celebrities-for-rent and infomercials then we would know it, and give up the pretence it was anything approaching ‘news’.
Viewers used to be passionate about their 7:30 report, we wanted better. We didn’t want PR for the Coalition, we didn’t want IPA, especially when IPA and their sponsors weren’t made clear, we didn’t want
The Opposition Says in response to every story, we don’t want Murdoch-lite.
However, at this point, I think most viewers have given up hoping for anything better, and now only seem to tune in just so they can be outraged at how Aunty has sold out.
Their ABC – Biased and Agenda-driven.
text by @redglitterx
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