"ABC radio and television broadcasts focus on genres that are far removed from the commercial output. We have no interest in reality TV formats, chequebook interviews and the music genres of commercial FM – programming that draws the biggest and therefore most lucrative audiences for commercial media. Nor are we in competition for rights to any of the marquee sports events. Instead, we complement the market as the trusted, independent source of Australian conversations, culture and stories."
EX MURDOCH & GOOGLE EXEC MICHELLE GUTHRIE TELLS IT AS IT IS AND WHAT PEOPLE LIKE ANDREW BOLT CAN'T BECAUSE THEY ARE BOUND BY THE STRINGS OF THEIR PUPPET MASTERS WHO BLINDLY SLASH AT ENEMIES IN THE DARK TO BLAME OTHERS FOR THEIR MISMANAGEMENT. ALL TO APPEASE THEIR SHAREHOLDERS OF COURSE. IT'S NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ABC. (ODT)
The organisation would not exist without the triennial funding provided by taxpayers (not by Treasurer Scott Morrison, who this week ludicrously claimed that he funded the ABC). You can’t privatise a business that doesn’t make a profit. So let’s call the demand from last weekend’s Liberal Party conference for what it really is; effectively a proposal to close the ABC and sell off its assets, the prime of which would be its broadcast spectrum.
But even that is hardly practical, or likely. Ironically, while the ABC haters with their ideological objections to public broadcasting would like to see it happen, there would be little or no appetite from the commercial television sector for starters.
GUTHRIE LICENCES THE BIAS DESTROYING THE ABC
"Won't happen, though, even under the Liberal government. Besides, everyone's an activist now. It's so much easier and so much more fun to take a side than to understand an issue."Bolt Andrew Bolt keeps projecting can't help it as it's all about him as a player for his side.
Back to Luck Mike Carlton knows him "I knew Geoffrey Luck at the ABC. He was a plodding dickhead, justly passed over for high editorial command." MC
"This nutter, Geoffrey Luck, was once an ABC journalist of crashing sub-mediocrity. My boss, briefly, and a right dumbfuck he was." MC