…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Many conservative and semi-conservative commentators are fond of saying that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is out of control. If they really believe that the taxpayers, to some limited extent represented on its Board, should be in control, they could be right. [ Fog of Chaos – Their ABC, their SBS, their NITV … – 7.4.2014] However, this is just a chimera, impracticable dream, which had dissolved in the harsh political reality long time ago. The members of the ABC Board are appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Government, and the occasional non-Left members, such as Keith Windschuttle, Janet Albrechtsen or John Gallagher QC, were either unable or unwilling to make the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to act according to its Charter. Luckily, or presciently somebody inserted the following into the Act: (4) Nothing in this section shall be taken to impose on the Corporation a duty that is enforceable by proceedings in a court. Not that our Leftist judiciary would be of any help.
ABC is firmly in the grip of the socialist ideology and the only diversity is provided by the occasional clash between various Left factions; Marxist, Stalinist, Maoist, Trockyist (old socialist agenda) and perhaps Al Goreist (the post-modern version of socialism). Their goal is clear, though the ways and means may slightly differ. [ IPA – Media Bias – It’s as easy as ABC and Fog of Chaos – Un-biased ABC – 26.9.2013] Practically all its personnel, and not only its political/current affairs/all-news-fit-to-deceive wing, is thoroughly corrupted by the totalitarian, misanthropic thought. The cultural, educational, children and nature programs are equaly tainted. ABC performs like a trained seal whenever a new “issue” is raised by the socialist international. It is firmly in its control.
The reluctance of the Coalition to deal decisively with this fifth column is understandable. [Fog of Chaos – Spirit of compromise III – 26.11.2013 and Abbott’s promises – 16.5.2014] They are them. The socialist propaganda, taxpayer-funded machine, masquerading as an independent one, is unreformable. And obviously, neither are the politicians masquerading as conservatives.