ABC: selective journalism at its finest

The ABC has become synonymous with “fake news” to the extent that The Australian is reporting on how the ABC…  Isn’t reporting.


Yes, you read that right.

According to The Australian, here’s a sample of things the ABC refuses to acknowledge:

  1. China is building coal-fired power stations like there is no tomorrow – adding a whopping 148 gigawatts of pure coal annually. The Chinese are getting abundant, cheap and reliable electricity while Aussies get intermittent, expensive and unreliable renewables.
  2. There are massive problems with the reliability and storage of renewable energy.
  3. Australia has one of the highest penetrations of renewable energy in the world.
  4. Even the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says weather events – including bushfires – can’t be sheeted back to climate change.
  5. Australia is unable to take any action whatsoever that would reduce atmospheric CO2 effects on fires or the Great Barrier Reef.

Late last month PM Morrison stated that with only 1.3 per cent of global emissions, no action Australia takes can affect the climate.

But, chucking its charter out the window, the ABC can’t even summon the pretence of knowing the facts.

While China is going like the clappers building coal-fired power, the ABC keeps referring to our coal-fired power stations as “stranded assets”.

And they never ever report on the cost “climate action” has chalked up for mainstream Australia.

Watching the ABC, Australians were clueless that this year’s yellow vest protests in Paris were motivated by a climate change inspired hike in fuel tax.

Everyday Frenchmen don’t want to pay the bill for the rich’s climate obsession – they simply can’t afford it.

With 30% of Australia’s C02 emissions coming from food production, it’s no wonder the militant vegan activists have joined forces with the climate crusaders.

But the ever-wise former deputy prime minister, John Anderson, reckons there’s a better way for people to signal their climate virtue.

With 40 percent of our food wasted, Anderson says we ought to divert our efforts to saving food, instead of throwing it away.

We can add that to the list of ideas we’ll never hear on “our” $1 billion a year ABC.

While it would be far more effective, it’s far less sensational than gluing oneself to the road.