by SEAN BURKE – THE ABC is under investigation for its hate-filled “hijacking” of King Charles’ Coronation earlier this month.
With thousands of complaints pouring in since the May 6 ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey, an investigation has been launched by the ABC ombudsman into alleged editorial breaches.
Former mainstream broadcaster Stan Grant featured on the pre-Coronation broadcast venting his new-found anti-Australia agenda.
Former Federal Senator Eric Abetz said Australia’s national broadcaster had become twisted in its thinking.
“The outpouring of public outrage at the hijacking of the Coronation by the ABC requires a full disclosure as to how this pitiful turn of events was allowed to eventuate,” he said.
“The ABC was out of step with every other broadcaster, including the BBC.”
Mr Abetz said a freedom of information (FOI) request had been lodged in regard to the ABC’s pre-Coronation broadcast.
“This FOI will expose the twisted thinking and those responsible for this unprecedented and unprincipled takeover of what should have been a factual commentary on an exceptionally historical event,” he said.
“The commandeering of the broadcast into a monologue of everything that might be wrong with our great country – and then depositing it all at the feet of our constitutional monarchy – was both blatantly absurd and an abuse of the occasion.”
Both major Australian pro-Constitutional Monarchy organisations have launched separate petitions to pressure the ABC to censure its radicalised staff who repeatedly misuse and politicise the tax-payer funded broadcaster.
National Chair of the Australian Monarchist League (AML) Philip Benwell said his organisation’s petition was gathering steam.
“This is an opportunity to censure those ABC staff who consistently misuse our public broadcaster as a propaganda machine for their own republican views,” he said.
The National Convenor of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy (ACM) Prof David Flint agreed.
“The ABC seriously breached standards on accuracy, impartiality, and not causing gratuitous offence,” Prof Flint said.
“The most effective way to object to the ABC’s behaviour in its Coronation Broadcast is to file your complaint with them.”
He said concerned Australians could lodge their concerns over the ABC’s coverage via ACM’s Facebook page.PC