Yet again, the usual suspects of bums and thugs are setting their sights on the ABC.
The whingeing and moaning and bitching and groaning about the ABC has become so regular that one could set one's watch by them.
However, what this group of sooks fails to understand is that the public has a great deal of fondness, affection and respect for the ABC...and its staff.
Research conducted recently (between 27 March and 7 April 2018) by online agency Research Now in a national survey of 1,557 people found:
- 70% of respondents agreed a “strong, independent ABC is critical to a healthy democracy”.
- 60% of respondents agreed the ABC needs a “boost to long term funding”, including a majority of voters for all parties.
- 58% of respondents disagreed “The ABC and SBS should get less funding and provide fewer online and streaming services, so that they don't undermine commercial media”
The full report can be found here
This is the most recent research in a long line of research that has reported how strongly the public supports and trusts the ABC.
This, of course, won't stop the bums and the thugs sooking or seeking revenge, but it does present the facts...inconvenient and uncomfortable as it is for the enemies of the ABC....and make no mistake, these people are the ABC's enemies.
Fear not Aunty, the Australian public has your back.
And to all the staff at the ABC, always remember, when you are feeling judged for your integrity and professionalism: