Howard’s pets

Chris Kenny tells of the “frustrations” of ABC Board members in trying to control the ABC’s content (“Whose ABC?”, The Australian, 28/5).

His only named source is Ron Brunton, a right-wing think-tanker appointed by Howard, whom Kenny describes only as an “anthropologist”, as if that earned him his seat. And could it be that Kenny’s other Board sources are “speaking anonymously” because they are Howard’s other pets, Keith Windschuttle and Janet Albrechtsen?

Whoever they are, none of them seems to understand that the Board is not there to meddle in content or do the bidding of whichever political party appointed them.

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