Ahh, The Age. I remember what it was like before the combo of shrinking mainstream media combined with Gina getting onto the board. It's not like this hasn't been coming for ages.
But then, I remember when the ABC could be counted upon to report news in its entirety. However, Auntie's news reporting is starting to veer a little closer to Channel Ten and a little further from SBS.
However, this opinion piece by someone associated with the Institute for Public Affairs claiming that that ABC is way too left-leaning is ridiculous. Of course, in comparison with Murdoch media the ABC is positively communist. But that's not a very good comparison.
He's lost me totally when he talks about Auntie being privatised. Haven't we learnt anything from the Kennett years? Privatising your assets is short-sighted, profit-driven and just plain ridiculous. And labelling those in disagreement with your views as "hysterical" is the usual way people behave these days when talking about people who are not them or their gang, but it contributes nothing to the conversation.
A piece of fluffy click-bait. Can't expect much more from The Age these days. Sadly. If there was ever a need for a taxpayer-funded broacaster, it's even more so today, not less, even if Auntie also needs to lift her game.