ABC Friends Predicts Rupert Murdoch’s ‘Plans’ For The ABC

ABC Friends Predicts Rupert Murdoch’s ‘Plans’ For The ABC

In a new election campaign advertisement, produced by a not-for-profit group ABC Friend defending public broadcasting, shows ‘Rupert Murdoch’ telling his father Keith Arthur Murdoch about his ultimate plans to destroy public broadcasting.

The first ABC Friends video showed a future where the host of 7.30 Leigh Sales as a contestant on ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’ among other horrors. The second video is a nightmarish ABC, where Bananas in Pyjamas are rife with product placement, and the Bananas wear Nike tracksuits and eat McDonald’s Happy Meals.

The third installment has American Media Baron Rupert Murdoch drinking wine – with his network re-branded “21st Century Pox” –  and saying he won’t die until he’s “…smashed public broadcasting everywhere!”

‘Murdoch’ says he has Presidents and Prime Ministers in the palm of his hand, that, if anyone opposes him, he’ll “…crush them like ants with my Pox News Network,” and that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will eventually “come around” and sell the public broadcaster.

The tycoon is played in the film by Max Gillies, who is renowned for portraying various Australian Prime Ministers and other world figures.

ABC Friends National hopes the skit will help bring attention to the plight of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, which has been under attack from the News Limited press, and has suffered large cuts under the Abbott and Turnbull governments.

“It must be remembered that democracy demands diversity,” said ABC Friends national spokesman Ranald Macdonald, “and that an independent, national Australian broadcaster is vital to maintain our culture, and to provide us with independent information.”

Please login with linkedin to comment

Latest News

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson (Kyle & Jackie O) from KIIS at the 2015 ACRA Awards
  • Media

Kyle & Jackie O Crowned Best On-Air FM Team At Commercial Radio Awards

KIIS 1065 breakfast duo Kyle Sandilands and Jackie “O” Henderson have won the Best On-Air Team (Metro FM) category at the 30th Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs). Held on Saturday night at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, and hosted by The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen, the ACRAs celebrated the best and brightest talent in […]

Digital Asset Management Solution Collaboro A Natural Fit With Open Data Initiative
  • Technology

Digital Asset Management Solution Collaboro A Natural Fit With Open Data Initiative

Digital asset management solution Collaboro claims its offering is a natural fit with Adobe’s, Microsoft’s and SAP’s new Open Data Initiative, as more organisations centralise their data on a single platform to improve their customer management and improve marketing performance.   According to Warwick Boulter (main photo), co-founder and CEO of Collaboro, a leading full-service solution for managing enterprise-level […]