Howard has just appointed Janet Albrechtsen to the ABC board but what is so controversial about this conservative appointment over all others is she has been a strident critic of not just the ABC but for a long time now of all public broadcasting in general calling for it to be completely scrapped.
Her anti-ABC stance is well known and her strident outbursts have been extremely spiteful so this appointment can only be seen as the first shot in this governments determined death knell of Aunty or at the minimum turning the ABC into a completely pro-Government mouthpiece. This is going to be very important as it continues to renege on its election promises and brings in a raft of very unpopular undetailed policies when it gains power of the Senate.
All I can say is watch this space but it won't be good news anywhere and just when Aunty is starting to do relatively well.
Do a search on ABC Board Members to find out more, I tried to hot link to the news articles but it didn't work.
Are you in favour of the changes to ABC TV?
Do you like the new logo?
Yes - I love it! Get rid of the worm! [ 12 ] ** [13.79%]
Yes - but keep the worm. It's an national icon [ 45 ] ** [51.72%]
No - Why fix what's not broken? [ 20 ] ** [22.99%]
Who cares? [ 10 ] ** [11.49%]
Do you like the new name and changes to the LCN?
Yes - like both [ 39 ] ** [44.83%]
Yes - yay to the new name, nay to the LCN changes [ 10 ] ** [11.49%]
Yes - nay to the new name, yay to the LCN changes [ 4 ] ** [4.60%]
No - Again, why fix what's not broken? [ 16 ] ** [18.39%]
Who cares? [ 18 ] ** [20.69%]
Total Votes: 87
Edited by TGIF, 21 October 2008 - 01:46 PM.