Aunty’s dropped her bloomers

Aunty’s dropped her bloomers, by The Spectator Australia.

Ms Guthrie was an ‘astonishing fail… She would not take on her role as a champion for this organisation’, Mr Faine railed.

What championing the ABC means to the likes of Mr Faine is being a staunch defender of the ABC’s shameless embrace of identity politics, promoting diversity over quality and, above all, ensuring its news and current affairs programmes are not only skewed left, but are de facto taxpayer-funded propaganda for Labor and the Greens. To the many Faines of the ABC, Ms Guthrie’s first duty was to them and their world view, not the broader values of the Australian community. …

For every conscientiously-balanced presenter like AM’s Sabra Lane and political correspondent Greg Jennett, there are far too many Faines, Probyns, Harmers, Ballards and Albericis stridently imposing their leftist activism on the rest of us who aren’t Balmain or Brunswick basket-weavers. …

The ABC charter bangs on about respecting ‘cultural diversity’, and ‘the multicultural character of the Australian community’, reflected in oh-so-PC Q&A and Drum panels. The charter, however, says nothing about respecting diversity of ideas and opinions. Hence the almost monolithic leftist mindset of the national broadcaster whereby Trump, Abbott, coal and straight white men all are evil, and conspiracy theories about a couple of billionaires deciding the fate of our democracy, complete with mocked-up ‘quotes’, are reported breathlessly as fact.

hat-tip Stephen Neil