In the news … November 2020

Comedy hour with Ita ABC and Scotty from marketing

24 November 2020: You’d have to be devoid of any sense of irony not to get a chuckle reading about Ita Buttrose’s defence of the ABC to a Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation audience, and Scott Morrison’s plea for understanding from China to an audience of the right wing UK think tank, British Policy Exchange.

What Buttrose said about intensifying ideological attacks on the ABC by Coalition MPs and apparatchiki is quite true.  And it should be a major concern to anyone who supports the Enlightenment values of Western civilization.  Freedom of the press is central to those values, but is being actively undermined by media magnates like Rupert Murdoch and Nine Entertainment chair Peter Costello, with laws permitting the most concentrated media ownership in the developed world don’t help either.

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