If the ABC honestly laments loss of media diversity, why is it contributing to the problem by allowing itself to be quietly colonised by News Ltd?
Political stories on the Radio National and ABC2 'Breakfast' programs are taken straight from the pages of Murdoch's 'The Australian'. Fran Kelly is basically a walking, talking mouthpiece for the Coalition/Murdoch angle on any issue.
'The Australian's' political correspondent, Dennis Shanahan, is now a regular commentator on ABC Radio. (Hi, Tony Delroy!) Murdoch opinionists dominate the ABC1 political show 'The Insiders'.
ABC reporters write regularly for the Murdoch opinion site, 'The Punch'. Heavens above, until recently 'The Australian's' right wing ranter, Janet Albrechtsen, sat on the ABC's Board of Directors!
If the ABC is "independent", how is so much input from News Ltd justified?
Do we really need a publicly-funded broadcaster when it apes its major commercial rival?
Sell off the ABC and use the money to start over with a truly independent, non-politicised public broadcaster.
As we found before, the ABC try to ignore this valid criticism. It's up to each of you to keep telling the ABC and your politicians this must stop.