Whilst I was having a bitch at Andrew Bolt the other day, a few readers noted that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia’s publicly funded broadcaster, well, chooses not to publish at least some of the public’s comments on it’s Unleashed blog.
It’s one thing for a private blog – either an individual’s or that of a private company – to choose who it wants to let comment, but it’s an entirely different matter for an entity such as Australia’s ABC.
Profanity, death threats; such comments it would be understandable they aren’t published. This, however, is not the case with Unleashed.
Rather, comments by those of the Right, thus those who in general disagree with the argument put forward on Unleashed, are often left by the wayside.
Elsie: grandmother, and probably someone who winces when I swear-blog…
ABC Unleashed and Drum have banned me too. They never publish any of my comments.
Carpe Jugulum: swears like a sailor (he was one after all) on the phone, but usually tones it down on the internet, no doubt, especially on a public-owned site like the ABC…
Elsie, oddly enough Unleashed won’t publish me either, they probably don’t do sane discourse or reasoned debate.🙂
Magsx2: thought she might have actually been my mum when I first started reading her… and I mean that in a good way…
I have never had any comments published on any ABC site.
The ABC appears to have little problem publishing the rants of an anti-Semitic hate-filled leftist, but when it comes to those who, generally speaking, probably think what Bob Ellis writes is pure rubbish (and why are taxpayers funding him?!), oh no, that’s not OK.
The ABC would do well to clean up its act rather than sweeping its duty to the public under its smug rug.