Sunday, November 8, 2015

Everything That's Wrong With The ABC

hattip  Tim Blair

James Delingpole was right when he wrote some months ago 'Australians have handed in their testicles':

Complaint: A 936 ABC Hobart listener complained that an offensive song was played on the Weekends program.
Complaint Finding Status: Upheld.
Audience and Consumer Affairs response: The broadcast of the song ‘My Boomerang Won’t Come Back’ was not in keeping with the ABC’s editorial standards for harm and offence; there was no editorial justification for playing it. The song was not on a regular ABC playlist but was aired because it was requested by a listener. This error was due to staff not being familiar with the track’s lyrics. The ABC apologised to the complainant, removed the track completely from the system and took steps to ensure that this would not happen again.

Bad enough that some insular Greenie fool complained but the luvvies in the ABC UPHELD the complaint


The Veteran said...

Gueez Wayne ... I thought the thought police were bad in NZL but this takes the biscuit.

pdm said...

Next up they will ban `The Pub With No Beer'.

Noel said...

Can't please youse fellas can we.
Can't say anything patronising about Abbott or you'll be up in arms.
But can say a dated patronising take on the Aborigine language.

Nookin said...

Geez, there goes Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Howard Morrison's Mori the Hori and the entire Billy T James collection . Over time and in different places we have seen Noddy & Big Ears, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter, and Winnie the Pooh all sent to the naughty corner. Can't see that much has been achieved. We cant pretend that the song was never written, or is that the aim?

Which reminds me. It's November. Time for the petition banning Bing's White Christmas!

Cedric said...


Which of the lyrics was cause for offence?

Noel said...

Gee Cedric you are unbelievable. I gave a clue in my earlier post.

Cedric said...

Noel, I can't remember all of the lyrics, but nothing about an Aborigine boy learning to throw a boomerang which eventuates in his bringing down the Flying Doctor springs to mind as offensive.
Are you saying that "youse fellas" is a part of the lyrics, because I don't recall that?
Did you find the lyrics offensive when the recording came out, or is it an acquired taste?