by Aussie Conservative | January 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm:
Due to a lack of other avenues, I watched our national broadcaster’s coverage of the Trump inauguration.
And while I knew there were issues, my experience last night reaffirmed my preexisting concerns: the ABC is abusively biased towards leftist and regressive causes.
In the lead up to the main event, certain language employed by ABC hosts particularly troubled me. These included:
1: The subtle excusing/ promoting of anarchy
Desperate to delegitimize Donald Trump, the ABC made extra work of emphasizing the size and scale of the protests in Washington DC. Did the broadcast actively promote the actions/ motives of the protesters? No, but their excessive mentioning of the protests, in addition to showing extensive footage of the events, only heightened perceptions of division and animosity.
As a supposedly impartial broadcaster, it would also have been nice if at some stage the ABC had the courage to call the protesters what they truly were: anarchists hell bent on wreaking destruction. There is nothing glorious, or admirable, about conducting protests which devolved into violence and chaos (as occurred before the Trump inauguration). Of course not all protesters had malicious intentions, but the fact that the ABC did not directly address the indiscretions of some, is concerning.
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