Disappointedly biased. The ABC is not meant to be the bizarro version of the Daily Telegraph! You are meant to be intelligent & reasonably balanced. No one is expecting you to not be left wing - I'm left wing. You are however expected to to not editorialise & slant every piece of news which you idealogically disagree with - this is at best tiresome, naff & depressing. At the very best. You think you're hip but haven't got a clue as to where the hip is in the body let alone any other meaning of the word. If you had to pay a swear box fee of a dollar for every 'ist' word - misogynist, sexist, ableist, racist etc - uttered each day on your programs, the corporation would be broke. So dull. Gender centered programs on women outnumber male-centered by way more than 100-1. I can't recall a single male-centered program in point of fact. Every now and again a dissenting voice is allowed & these are a poignant reminder of what the ABC is supposed to be and could be again if you would just stop contratulating yourselves on how 'progressive' you are. I find a lot of your programs depressing, biased, tokenistic & most damningly, pointless. You don't have to be right-wing, just please please please stop being so biased & stupid.
I cannot connect with radio national from Ballarat where I live
Just listened to your religion report on Israel and found it to be quite unbalanced missing essential facts and thus distorting history. I wonder how you can give a religious perspective with only a secular historian speaking on Israel. He doesn't speak for me as a religious Jew. His facts are different to mine. It was never mentioned for instance that the US embassy is in West Jerusalem. West Jerusalem is and always will be Jewish under any settlement with the Palestinians. It has never been under dispute. It is only East Jerusalem which is under dispute. East Jerusalem is the historical area of Jerusalem. It is dishonest to pretend that the opening of the US embassy presents any barrier to a future Palestinian state. I guess most of you don't know Jerusalem well enough to understand Jerusalem geographically and therefore due to ignorance keep perpetuating a myth.
I just listened to the "The Three of Us" interviews by Rachelle with Elaine, Damien and Trevor re Damiens deteiorating health status and Elains relationship with both Trevor and Damien.
It was a beautiful story overall, Elaine has such insight into the needs of all those involved.
Her Mothers comments are typical and so well handled by Elaine.
best wishes to ll concerned. .Elizabeth
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