May 29, 2003


ABC News and Current Affairs czar Max Uechtritz is copping some belated heat for the bias revealed in this comment, uttered last year at a conference on war coverage:

"We now know for certain that only three things in life are certain -- death, taxes and the fact the military are lying bastards."

Unlike, say, certain New York Times writers. It was a mere throwaway line, Max insists, but the Bunyip’s powerful foreclaws have dug up the non-throwaway context in which Max’s remark was made. Go read.

(And read also the Bunyip’s item on Greenpeace battleaxe Anne Summers and her “sprout-fed squadrons of simpletons”. The Bunyip is ablaze!)

Posted by Tim Blair at May 29, 2003 01:18 AM

Perhaps, Uechtritz , in rare moment of blinging honesty, struggled to say what was uppermost but, failed the test. He substituted ``military '' for ABC. Well, the ABC is in many respects a `militia' of Oz's communards.Rather like Mao's poltical cadres in the Chinese army or Lenin's and Stalins's, or Castro's henchmen. Then there is the KLA which has the same and, no prizes for correct answers, that the cadres of that pack of communist drug pushing racketeering thugs were trained in one of the twin psuedo-sciences -sociology.
It is no accident, sociology and psychology have spawned real rotters.ABC is right up there with the worst of them.

Posted by: d at May 29, 2003 at 09:54 AM

Alston is trying very badly and transparently to payback Big Max for the Shier fiasco.

It doesn't take a lot of work to find out about where, to who and what Big Max actually said.
Of all the people to go after I would have thought Big Max is the last to go after at the ABC.

Not for the last time Timbo you just haven't done your homework!

Posted by: Homer Paxton at May 29, 2003 at 11:00 AM

Homework? What the hell are you talking about?

Posted by: tim at May 29, 2003 at 11:28 PM

and we can all be well assured that 'd' is definately a "tripleM rock from the `80's, `90's and now" listener ;)

Posted by: Niall at May 30, 2003 at 01:51 PM

Niall, never listen to `rock', detest it and therefore don't listen to triple m. One's tastes are classical, extending to economics, history and other things .

`and we can be well assured that' `niall' is presumptuously mistaken.
Bad luck N. Try another bit of name-callying the ovines of ABC will approve of.

Posted by: d at June 2, 2003 at 12:17 PM