It is another demonstration that the ABC is an off the rails, runaway train and of just how far it has strayed from its original charter, with the revelation in the media section of the Australian, by Leo Shanahan that senior ABC employees are planning to form an “ABC-Staff climate crisis advisory group” in a bid to report on climate change using “solutions journalism”.
Solutions journalism? Let’s call it what it is. This is straight up barracking and advocacy journalism on an extremely fraught and sensitive political issue.
Having taken over the institution, the inmates have even peppered their internal emails with the language de jour, of a ‘climate crisis’ so as to instil and convey a sense of urgency and Henry Penny hysteria and of impending doom and catastrophe.
When Ita Buttrose accepted the job as chairman she probably thought that it would be something of a set and forget, retirement doddle, sorry Ita but this is where the rubber meets the road.