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What about bias at the ABC?

By housebound 27 September 2012 22

So we heard about the alleged bias of the Canberra Times.

Is the ABC biased too? More than a few Labor stories are tagged so that a string of Labor promises appear with many of the new announcements (not all). But the Libs don’t do so well, until you get a negative Liberal story.

Recent Labor article, another recent Labor article
Recent Liberal article, and another recent Liberal article
Negative Liberal article

Interesting, if predictable, times.

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breda 10:57 pm 28 Sep 12

The ABC’s bias isn’t so much in party political terms (although there is some of that), but in terms of its overall worldview.

They are overwhelmingly earnest believers in deep green environmentalism, and against economic development as a reflex response. They revere tribal Aboriginal culture uncritically, while having contempt for the culture which has given them long, healthy and comfortable lives. They spend half of their time defending Islam (which opposes gay anything) while spending the other half calling Christian opponents bigots. I could go on, but you get the flavour.

There is no real need for them to be explicitly party political – it’s just in their DNA to deplore conservatives and libertarians.

justin heywood 9:28 pm 28 Sep 12

I think the ABC is perfectly balanced…somewhere between the Labor and the the Greens.

I once mentioned the issue of bias to an ABC regional staffer, who said ‘have you ever listened to Alan Jones?. He says some outrageous things’

Indeed he does, but it is not the job of the national broadcaster to counter the perceived bias of other media outlets. I find David Marr easily as dishonest, arrogant and nasty as Alan Jones, the main difference being that Marr postures as an actual journalist.

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