The ABC is out of Control and working against Australia's interests

The Australia Network (originally Australia Television International) was originally proposed to heighten Australia's presence in the Asia-Pacific region. 

JULIA GILLARD, PRIME MINISTER: On the Australia Network tender, the Government determined that it was best that the ABC do that work, and that was the right decision. 
STEPHEN LONG, REPORTER: Perhaps, but the process was appalling 
DAVID SALTER, MEDIA COMMENTATOR: A shemozzle from start to finish.  
SKY NEWS REPORT: The Auditor General's report has criticised the Government's handling of the tender process, and says it's raised at least concerns of perception when it comes to a conflict of interest. 
TONY ABBOTT, OPPOSITION LEADER: We've seen more evidence of Government bungling today with the Australia Network. It shows that this Government can't be trusted with money, can't be trusted to follow due process, and senior members of this Government can't be trusted to be honest with each other about what's happening. 
However, rather than heighten Australia's presence in the region, recently the AN has brought unverified unflattering reports about the Royal Australian Navy and has stirred up bad feelings with neighbouring Indonesia. (link)

Yesterday, in a radio interview with 2GB's Ray Hadley, Mr Abbott correctly said: (link)
“you would like the national broadcaster to have a rigorous commitment to truth and at least some basic affection for our home team”. 
He complained that the ABC “appears to take everyone’s side but our own”

ABC playing fast and loose with truth

THE scathing description of the ABC as taking “everyone’'s side but Australia's’’ has a firm foundation. Not so the national broadcaster’s repeated airings of asylum seekers’ claims they were tortured by the Australian Navy. 
The ABC’s too-quick-to-condemn reporting of allegations that sailors forced asylum seekers to hold on to hot engine parts was emphatically denied by the Navy. But the damage was done. 
This was always a story that appeared highly unlikely. The burns displayed by asylum seekers on a boat that was turned back to Indonesia were almost certainly caused by their attempts to interfere with the engines, as has happened in the past when people smugglers’ boats have been intercepted.
Andrew Bolt writes:
If the ABC refuses to honor its charter and provide balance in exchange for our taxes, then it deserves all the cuts it’s going to get - and many more besides:  
THE ABC’s $223 million Australia Network Asian broadcasting service is likely to be scrapped in the May budget to save money and end the pursuit of “soft diplomacy” in the region through television… Cabinet ministers believe the ABC’s coverage of Australia in the region is overly negative and fails to promote the nation as originally intended in the Australia Network’s charter by using the “soft diplomacy” of Australian news and cultural programs. 
And as Andrew points out, there is not one ABC presenter today supporting PM Abbott today. And THEY say they are honouring their charter?
Leftist ABC hosts (loopy) Virginia Trioli, Jonathon Green, Fran Kelly and Jon Faine have all challenged Tony Abbott’s claims today. Not a single ABC host has agreed with him.

ABC's Line on Climate Change:

When prior Chairman Maurice Newman said that the ABC had to follow its charter and be even handed on "Climate Change, Christopher Warren, the Federal Secretary of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance responded:
 I was concerned to read yesterday the remarks made by ABC chairman, Maurice Newman, to a gathering of journalists, program-makers and management on Wednesday.
Since his speech I have been contacted by a number of Media Alliance members from the ABC’s news and current affairs team who have interpreted Mr Newman’s remarks as an attempt to influence the ABC’s line on climate change.
It is no wonder even minded Australians are getting hot under the collar because of the lack of objective journalism dished out by "our" ABC.

The ABC Is Out Of Control

Tim Andrews, of the Australian Taxpayers Alliance is leading a grassroots campaign to demad a review of the ABC
The ABC is out of control.
Last week’s disgraceful and unsubstantiated smears are just the latest in a radical ideological campaign by the taxpayer-funded broadcaster.
The ABC’s consistent support of fringe big-government policies, and its consistent refusal to present balanced reporting, is a national disgrace.
The ABC receives a staggering  $1.1 billion in our taxes a year – and for what?
It should surprise no-one that 40% of ABC journalists surveyed admitting voting for the Greens, and a futher 32% for Labor.

Where to from here? 

It is time for a wholesale root and branch review of the ABC and its future in Australia. Use Australian Taxpayers Alliance's form (link) to contact your MP, Malcolm Turnbull, and Tony Abbott,  and demand a review today.  

Let's get "our" ABC back!