Tim Blair


New Criterion



Saturday, February 01, 2003

Reader Michael N has just stumbled across Australia Talks Back and has been shocked by the blatant editorialising of "presenter" Max-weird McCutcheon.

It is indeed a strange world out there in Auntie-land. Any Radio National mouthpiece can exercise rights of serial commentary. Provided they share the Communard mind-set.

On any ABC program involving listener feed-back, a supporter of the foreign policies of the Australian and US Governments - that is someone sharing majority opinion - would feel as welcome as a pig in a north-London mosque.