Because of these harmful trends, the ABC’s funding of $1 000 000 000 per annum ought to be eliminated, to inflict irreversible institutional damage extending beyond the current Liberal government’s reign in power.
To those who have sentimental attachments to the ABC, this might seem unnecessary, or even extreme.
Nevertheless, I urge all readers whether supportive, opposed, or ambivalent about the network, to ponder the ABC’s relentlessly biased coverage of President Trump and his foreign policy towards North Korea.
In February 2017 the ABC hosted Richard J. Evans on Late Night Live, and explained there were ‘many similarities’ between President Trump and Adolf Hitler. One can likewise recall critical commentary after President Trump threatened ‘fire and fury’ upon North Korea in August 2017. At that time, nuclear war between North Korea and the United States was considered a potential ‘catastrophe’.
But after President Trump met with Kim Jong-un 2 weeks ago, and took meaningful steps towards peace, the ABC’s Trump Derangement Syndrome fully reared its ugly head.
As of June 2018, no longer was Trump considered a reckless, bloodthirsty dictator. Instead Trump was branded an ignorant, dangerous appeaser. More specifically, the ABC warned Trump’s Singapore Summit echoed the appeasement policy Neville Chamberlain pursued with Hitler’s Germany, prior to World War Two.
Besides from the sheer historical ineptitude of comparing a man who invaded Eastern Europe (Adolf Hitler), to one who has demonstrated zero ambitions or ability to invade neighbouring countries (Kim Jong-un), the Trump-Hitler/ Trump-Chamberlain comparisons are patently incoherent.
For only an organisation severely inflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, could possible make comparisons between both Trump and a man known for military aggression, and a man infamously remembered for his cowardice. In publishing these utterly contradictory views about President Trump, the ABC is closer to emulating Maoist propaganda than achieving their vision as “Australia’s most trusted and creative media organisation.”
Amidst this distorted, one-sided coverage, one might ask: what do ABC political analysts truly want: Would they prefer nuclear war, or meaningful US cooperation with a less than democratic regime?
Regardless of their opinions on this matter, we can be certain of one thing: the ABC will continue conducting mental gymnastics when analysing President Trump, to satiate their interminable addiction to anti-Trumpism. No matter what policies President Trump pursues, the ABC will continually find new ways to criticise him.
Australians deserve a better national broadcaster than this unbalanced, prejudiced analysis, to say the least.