Look closer: there’s an agenda behind all this anti-ABC outrage.
You’ve probably seen the slew of headlines today attacking our national broadcaster in the grisliest possible terms, by conflating it with the bloodthirsty Islamic State.
Headlines like this:
Time and time again, the Coalition government has made its distaste for the ABC known: When Mr Abbott last year said he was concerned the ABC takes an anti-Australian stance in its reporting, for example, and when the government cut funding to the broadcaster by a whopping $254 million over five years.
It’s hardly surprising, either, that News Corp papers — headed by Muddoch, who has an obsequious relationship with Abbott — overwhelmingly comprise the media outlets targeting the ABC over the issue.