Monday, November 01, 2021

Response to attacks on the ABC by the Institute of Public Affairs

Last Monday the IPA published the first of five episodes in a new podcast series, “Their ABC”. Its preposterous proposition is that the ABC – in the words of the podcast’s anchor, the IPA’s Director of Communications, Evan Mulholland – is “a bloated, out-of-touch, biased broadcaster”.

The ABC Alumni, of which I'm a member, has published a video taking on the IPA’s “research”. It’s presented by our chair Jonathan Holmes, former presenter of the ABC’s Media Watch.

I realise that responding like this invites the Streisand effect but I think it's worth countering their misleading statements. 


David Ryeburn VE7EZM and AF7BZ said...

Same story in Canada with the Conservative Party and the CBC, and in the USA with the Republicans and NPR and PBS.

There is an overlap here with people who don't believe in climate change, think that COVID is a hoax, and more. If you're going to be stupid one way, you may as well be stupid in other ways too.

David VE7EZM and AF7BZ

Unknown said...

The IPA is a detestable mouthpiece of the fossil fuel, mining and one time tobacco industries on Australian politics and culture, given far too much air time by the ABC in earlier years, and represents all the worst characteristics of the once somewhat more moderate and aware Liberal Party.