The ABC is paid for with taxes, collected by threat of coercion:
At $1 billion dollars a year, on average — $70 is taken each year from every *taxpaying* man, woman and child in Australia, or $280 for a family of four.
Without the coercion, we wouldn’t pay for the ABC:
In a survey of 500 Australians this week, more than half (52%) didn’t want to pay a cent.
The situation got worse when they were asked if they would subscribe “like Netflix”? At this point the number of naysayers grew from 52% to 79%.
We all deserve a refund, backdated 30 years:
The cost to the nation of their ABC is not just a billion dollars a year lost, but their culpable-pro-rata-part in the billions of dollars wasted on policies that were practically pagan witchcraft which the ABC covered up. As leading failures of the fourth estate, the ABC consistently hid the incompetence of universities, professors and institutions like the Bureau of Meteorology. …
According to the ABC, 72% of Australians say they are ‘Australia’s most trusted source of news and current affairs’. (I guess it depends on how you ask the question, trusted compared to what?)… Did the ABC publish those “most trusted” survey questions, I’d like to see them if anyone can find them. …
With more careful questioning it turns out about 70% of adults think the ABC can’t be trusted to tell the right wing side of the story.
Two out of three people say that it’s biased to the left. Even 60% of Labor voters thought it leaned left.
Even … 78% of Greens voters felt it “leaned left”. Was that them speaking the unspoken out loud? Are they proud that the national broadcasters uses taxpayer funds to represent just 5% of Australia? This might be a little window to the truth. In future surveys the Greens will learn to say, “the ABC is biased right” and blame Murdoch. …
The right is finally learning to use surveys to publicize its points. Nothing says credibility in a democracy like a poll with a majority in your favor.
The study was funded by the Menzies Research Centre, a right wing think tank. In comments on The Australian about the only response defenders of the ABC have is to accuse the Menzies Research Centre of being aligned with the Liberals. But we all know why the ABC haven’t run surveys exactly like this one.
In Australia, the ABC is the mothership of political correctness and the leader of the media pack. Read about it here:
Because the left has won the cultural battles, it wins most of the political battles. And it wins those cultural battles because it owns the ABC. The left can tell its stories in the manner of its choosing, but the right cannot.
*Clarified: There are 25 million citizens but only 13.5 million taxpayers. Hence the numbers were updated.