Fox is absolutely correct. The ABC is unashamedly left wing. If you define "left wing" journalism as being
calm, sober reporting based on facts and evidence
. Perhaps a bit of investigative journalism every now and then. Good, solid interviews that hold people (regardless of any party affiliation) to account. It's really quite dull and dreary stuff.
By contrast, Sky News Australia specialises in shouty, talking-heads commentary, packaged up in a eye-wateringly awful format. A combination of shock jocks who are past their prime, or other newcomers trying to make a name for themselves. Oh, and lots of ex-politicians too - just to give them something to do. SNA does have some very good journalists in its ranks, but they're drowned out by the inane remarks of pundits who feel the 17 people watching should be blessed by their "insight" - that is, hot takes based on nothing more than gut feel.
Here's more from the "calm and sober" ABC lol. And by the way - who are the conservative hosts on
of ABC's five national radio networks or four national TV networks?:
The Australian Communications and Media Authority found the
ABC's political editor Andrew Probyn breached broadcasting standards of impartiality when he described former prime minister Tony Abbott as the
'most destructive politician of his generation'
In March, the Tonightly show hosted by Tom Ballard mocked up a poster of Batman by-election candidate Kevin Bailey. In the segment, comedian Greg Larsen used the vile word to describe the former SAS soldier, who was running in the inner-Melbourne seat which Labor's Ged Kearney easily won.
"There is no Batman anywhere on that poster so I've had to improvise and I put, "Kevin Bailey is a c***",
' Larsen said to Ballard.
That skit aired in the same month an ABC Indigenous comedy sketch, mocking commercial breakfast television programs like Sunrise,
repeatedly referred to white people as 'c****'
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