Craig Emerson says what many think about the ABC: Stop the Gossip, let’s talk policy

(also here, if above link disabled ABC news)

When told by Dr Emerson (MP for Rankin, QLD, and minister for Trade and Competitiveness) that the interview would talk about boats, Thomson and leadership, even though Emerson had been to seven countries in 19 days talking about trade, the interviewer seemingly unable to comprehend policy, did exactly as predicted – skipped policy discussion and went straight for the gossip.

The interview is actually captioned by the ABC as “Emerson refuses to discuss Thomson”. ABC have no interest any longer in discussing policy. They make A Current Affair seem tasteful and restrained.

The audience wants better than the same celebrity gossip dished up by the tabloid news shows on the commercial networks.

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