Gerard Henderson, the pugnacious author of the excellent Media Watch Dog blog and director of the Sydney Institute, wrote this week:
For eons, Nancy has declared that the ABC is bipartisan in that the public broadcaster tends to attack both the Coalition and Labor – but only from the left. And so it came to pass, last Monday, that the Prime Minister was subjected to a “gotcha moment” on Q&A from Julian Assange, who accused her of “treason” and declared that she could be charged with treason by “the Australian people”. No one asked Mr Assange how “the Australian people” could charge the prime minister with any offence – least of all treason. Ms Gillard was being attacked from the left, so everything was okay.
Gerard hits the nail on the head for this one, accurately describing the mindset that besets the taxpayer funded ABC. Quote of the week to you this week.