Tim Blair


New Criterion



Saturday, June 07, 2003
PISS OFF, RIGHT-WING BASTARDS! is Auntie's current marketing policy, according to Big Donald McDonald's helpful response to his Minister's dossier on ABC bias.

Further, I remain unconvinced that for this purpose there is any value in surveying people who do not watch or listen to the ABC. Therefore, the Newspoll survey is a perfectly valid way of assessing the balance and even-handedness of ABC news and current affairs – as determined by those who actually listen or view such broadcasts. I seem to have far greater faith than you in the capacity of ABC audiences to make reasonable assessments about news and current affairs broadcasts.