Monday, March 26, 2007

Downer hates soccer

SBS under pressure to not criticise, say staff:

SBS has come under public and private pressure over perceived left-wing bias from lobby groups and MPs, particularly those from the Coalition.

SBS's managing director, Shaun Brown, was grilled in a Senate committee hearing in February over the network's policy of not using the word "terrorist" where avoidable. Dateline was a "serial offender" of left-wing bias, a Liberal senator, Michael Ronaldson, told the committee.

Biased with facts, ay? Poor form. We all know the truth reads Marx at bedtime.

I guess if the modus operandi of your little political outfit is populist in style, it can be a little bit of a bummer when the public's knowledge of an issue makes it tricky to get their support on your corrupt and/or hamfisted actions.