The Australian reports today that ABC couple Tony Jones and Sarah Ferguson will not take up their appointed positions in China. Boo-hoo for them. What trial to have to surrender a mates’ appointment.
I did not know Ferguson was married to Jones. But it is no surprise and it is no surprise they are yet another leftist ABC couple. The ABC is Marxist territory with massive defensive walls around it to keep out the over-the-hill-down-the-dale far right – which is everyone who doesn’t fall in line with the ABC gospel.
Ferguson is fresh from a massive three-episode program about the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church. Can you imagine the cost of those three episodes, a cost on the side of the taxpayer ledger? No expense is too much when the likes of Ferguson has her bigotry to propagate.
Of course, there was no mention of child abuse in any other comparable institution. No, abuse of minors is only in the Catholic Church for the anti-Catholic bigot Ferguson who had to control her slavering indignation. What a pity the High Court’s decision 7-nil in favour of Cardinal Pell’s appeal bombed the third program. What a nuisance to have to revise and reissue it. What an appalling place is the ABC.
Let’s not forget Tony Jones. His Q&A program was unwatchable for anyone who thought they were still in control of their reasoning powers. It was embarrassing to witness Jones’s childish intervention when the often lone conservative on the panel seemed to make a point in front of the leftist stacked audience. What an appalling useless place is the ABC – a useless place that sucks up a billion dollars of taxpayer’s money each year. Boo-hoo for the couple who must forgo their China jaunt.
Jones and Ferguson are not the only ABC or media pairs. In 2015, Bill Muehlenberg posted a piece – The Media, the ABC, and Leftist Propaganda – on his website that listed media/politics pairs.
A list of the Left’s ever-changing relationships needs, of course, constant update. We know, for example, that Julia Gillard teamed up with at least three men of the Left. So, some new relationships have since formed and others have dissolved. It would be interesting to know what sort of standards the Left maintain in their ‘romantic’ relationships:
Greg Combet (Labor) partnered to Juanita Phillips (ABC).
Gai Brodtmann (Labor) married to Chris Uhlmann (ABC).
David Feeney (Labor) married to Liberty Sanger (guest commentator on ABC).
Barry Cassidy (ABC) former speech writer for Bob Hawke (Labor) from 1986-1991 married to Heather Ewart (ABC).…
Maxine McKew (ABC) married to Bob Hogg (former ALP national secretary).
Virginia Trioli (ABC) married to Russell Skelton (The Age).
Mark Kenny (Fairfax) married to Virginia Haussegger (ABC).
Christine Wallace (ABC & Fairfax) married to Michael Costello (former Chief of Staff to Labor’s Kim Beazley).
Annabel Crabb (former Fairfax journalist now with the ABC) Jeremy Storer.
Tony Jones (ABC) married to Sarah Ferguson (ABC). Coincidentally Jones took over the Lateline role from Maxine McKew (from ABC presenter to Labor politician).
David Penberthy (journalist) married to Kate Ellis (Labor).
Paul Kelly (former Fairfax journalist) formerly married to Ros Kelly (Labor).
Kerry O’Brien (ABC) former press secretary to Gough Whitlam.
Mark Colvin (ABC) married to Michelle McKenzie (Leichhardt deputy-mayor and Greens Councillor).
Denis Atkins (ABC Insiders regular) married to Melanie Christensen (ABC Canberra).
Paul Barry (ABC) married to Lisa McGregor (ABC).
The lamentable Mike Carlton (formerly Fairfax) and Morag Ramsay (ABC).
Andrew Fraser (Fairfax) and Catriona Jackson (formerly Fairfax and Labor press secretary).