Partisans without a policy

I didn’t like the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd Government because it did things that I thought were perniciously wrong. And I was pleased to read the Murdoch press because on many of these issues we saw eye to eye.

But it is maddening to read the left wing press today. Do they actually want the things that Labor did? Do they want an open borders policy? Are they happy to see boat people drown to prove some obscure point? Do they want us to spend our way into perennial debt? Are they happy to see money thrown away on one wasteful project after another? Do they want Australia’s relationships with Indonesia and China poisoned in perpetuity?

These people make no sense to me. They are partisans without a policy. They are journalists without judgment. Where do their opinions come from? How do they get to write for newspapers or pontificate at the ABC? Do they think there is a perfect world in the offing if only this, that or the other?

Shallow, ignorant and dangerous. Their aim is to prove that a free press has limits. But a free press also must be disciplined by the market. Let The Age and The SMH do their worst. If there is a market for the junk they write, well on you go. But the ABC, it belongs to all of us and if we no longer want what they offer what is to be done? I can only hope that someone has a plan because it is an organisation out of control.

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