Everybody Leave the ABC Alone!

Catching up on some reading from the weekend, I came across this analysis piece from the (relatively new) political editor of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) flagship current affairs program, 7.30, Laura Tingle.

In the piece, Tingle makes it clear that both sides of the major political divide are prepared to use the ABC for their own partisan political purposes, purposes which play directly into the hands of those commercial media operators who see the ABC as a threat to their own business interests and who are seeking to nobble it by just about any means at their disposal.

As an Australian, I want a genuinely independent ABC that will report the news without fear or favour, and which will not surrender to the kind of fluff and giggle we so often see on commercial media.

Leave the ABC alone to do its job, and stop treating it like a political football!