Through the agency of Australia’s ubiquitous and abundantly funded public broadcasters, the Left has finally found its cause — its raison d’etre. It is to defeat capitalism … The pattern is obvious. When online media start-ups looked like turning a dollar and employing people, the ABC swooped. Crikey had found a niche market spruiking political gossip and undergraduate political commentary and the public broadcaster decided it could use your money to play at the same game; so off it went with The Drum and a host of other ventures …
… Then after Sky News (yes, I work for them too) did the hard yards of proving the viability of 24/7 television news the ABC decided that was another niche it could slide into on taxpayers’ dosh. Rock ’n’ roll radio, country music, even retro rock — wherever there was a media market the digitally-enhanced ABC has been able to turn up, spending every dollar of its billion-dollar-plus budget.
The ABC is the largest media operation in Australia. It shouldn’t be.
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