Australia’s ABC Media Thinks Too Many Women Is Never Enough

Posted on Thu 03/08/2018 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

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Here in Australia, the ABC Media presents the women it thinks aren’t good enough for 364 days of the year:

The ABC is booting male television and radio hosts off air again today for International Women’s Day despite last year’s criticism the move was tokenistic.

High-profile presenters of ABC’s radio services — including the host of Mornings on ABC Radio Melbourne, Jon Faine, ABC Radio Sydney Drive broadcaster Richard Glover, and ABC Radio Sydney Breakfast anchor Robbie Buck — will be replaced by female guest presenters, with the content centred on specialist programming.

On the ABC’s television channels, News Breakfast host Michael Rowland, Matter Of Fact presenter Stan Grant and ABC Late News anchor Jeremy Fernandez will all be off air.

Will the female fill-ins get equal pay for doing the work of the male stars, or does tokenism only go so far? And how much does all this tokenism cost the poor taxpayers, given the men are still drawing pay?

What a mad exercise in victimology, with the ABC interviewing a string of women complaining about the unfairness of judging people by gender while meanwhile booting out presenters for being male.

Even crazier is that that ABC is railing against the oppression of women, presumably at the ABC, while led by a woman and employing a majority of women:

The latest report showed 56.2 per cent of employees classified as “content makers” were women, up from 51.3 per cent in 2014-15.

Women made up 72.6 per cent of staff in the administrative and professional category.

Five of the eight people on the board are women, too.

Exactly when will the ABC admit “equality” is achieved – at least in the crude metric of gender – and give up this ludicrous and debilitating preaching that women are the eternal victims and need this kind of patronising?

A small reflection: listening to some of the fill-in women clearly struggling with their roles today does nothing for the cause of equality.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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