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Murdering a song, or Aunties high crimes and misdemeanors

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who love the ABC less than I do but I’m going to tell you that I don’t know about this latest Chanel promotion using a mutilated version of “Throw your arms around me”

You see my problem is that the original song is just so good, its the perfect song of love and longing as far as I am concerned  and it seems like blasphemy to not only use it for a commercial purpose (admittedly for the ABC) but to also change its entire narrative with a namby-pamby “feel good” social message.

Or am I just being too precious here?

Cheers Comrades

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9 Comments

  1. GD says:

    You would be hard pressed to find anyone who loves the ABC less than I do

    Well look no further, pick me!

    Unfortunately I don’t know this song but was still offended by the #hashtag at the end:

    #ourABC

    The ABC is out of control with its leftist propaganda. All their current affairs shows are heavily weighted towards the Left. They are anti-Abbott , anti-conservative. They continually fail to hire one conservative presenter on their flagship programs ie, The Insiders, Q&A, Lateline and 7.30.

    Two hours a day are wasted on streaming Al Jezeera for God’s sake. Why the hell is “our ABC” streaming Al Jezeera?

    Sure, the drama and kids’ shows are worthy. However, they’re imports from the BBC. CEO Mark Scott disingenuously reckons that the BBC kids’ show, Peppa Pig, will have to be axed if cuts go ahead. Really? Peppa Pig costs $200 an episode. Perhaps Mark could take a pay-cut. He is paid far more than the Prime Minister.

    Add to this the constant harping on the gay marriage agenda, the promotion of the global warming scam and interminable AbbottAbbottAbbott bleating.

    The result is a tax-payer funded leftist propaganda unit.

    Mainstream Australia deserves better.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    I agree with much of what you say here GD when it comes to its bias at least its a known quantity and you can adjust your perceptions of its veracity accordingly. I am surprised though that you say you are unfamiliar with “throw your arms around me” though. Its a total classic.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    The ABC is out of control with its leftist propaganda. All their current affairs shows are heavily weighted towards the Left.

    ……… The result is a tax-payer funded leftist propaganda unit. Mainstream Australia deserves better

    How the hell would you know what “mainstream Australia” wants or deserves, GD? As you know, News Ltd’s polls of “mainstream Australia” have consistently found that over 80% regard the ABC as fair and unbiased. This puts you in the tiny minority of Aussies that call anything to the left of Atilla the Hun & Genghis Khan “leftist propaganda”. I guess you think Andrew Bolt or Gerard Henderson should be hosting Q & A? Well they’ve both been regular panelists, is that not enough for you? Thankfully “mainstream Australia” doesn’t hold your radical right-wing views, otherwise we’d be a country despised worldwide..

  4. GD says:

    How the hell would you know what “mainstream Australia” wants or deserves, GD?

    Ray, how would you know what ‘mainstream Australia’ wants? At the last election you didn’t vote for the Coalition, whereas the majority of voters did. Seems like the majority of voters voted to ‘stop the boats’, ‘axe the carbon tax’ and get the budget under control. You didn’t vote for any of these sensible measures, yet quote a media poll (without a link, btw).

    Most people don’t watch the ABC or listen to ABC radio. A poll is useless.

    The ratings show that only 15% of the viewing population actually watch the ABC. Hardly mainstream!

    Of those 15%, many would be elderly folk who enjoy ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and other imported shows as well as the absence of advertising. The percentage who support the rabid political shows such as Q&A and The Insiders would be much less.

    As I said, hardly mainstream!

    This would be fine if the ABC wasn’t taxpayer-funded, if the ABC’s charter didn’t require fair and balanced reporting.

    Fat chance of that at the moment.

    Enjoy it while you can, Ray. Keep your head in the sand.

  5. GD says:

    otherwise we’d be a country despised worldwide

    Hyper-bowl much?

    Actually, Tony Abbott has gained admiration and kudos for his handling of the MH17 tragedy.

    Instead, you’re worried about what some socialist foreign country might think of us..

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    Right now, GD, a “majority of voters” oppose the present Govt, or didn’t you notice? And I think I have a far better idea of what “mainstream Australia” thinks, seeing I’m obviously more mainstream and centred than you are way over there on the extreme right fringe (I’ll refrain from adding “lunatic” to fringe).

    You’re also skewing TV ratings and what they mean. It’s not always the same “15%” watching, so a 15% audience rating doesn’t mean “only 15% of the viewing population actually watch the ABC”. But if that’s the case and very few people watch it, then what the hell are you complaining about?

    Btw, I’ve previously given you the link to the Newspoll survey on the ABC. You know that.

  7. Ray Dixon says:

    And my full quote was this, GD, not the truncated one (*) you’ve just put up. I said:

    “Thankfully “mainstream Australia” doesn’t hold your radical right-wing views, otherwise we’d be a country despised worldwide.” That statement was about you not Tony Abbott. You seem to have got your wires crossed.

    (* you have a habit of doing that – misquoting me or cherry picking what I’ve said)

  8. GD says:

    It’s not always the same “15%” watching, so a 15% audience rating doesn’t mean “only 15% of the viewing population actually watch the ABC”. But if that’s the case and very few people watch it, then what the hell are you complaining about?

    err, that it’s tax-payer funded. What don’t you get about that? 15%, perhaps 10% leftist views, funded by Australian tax-payers.

    The ABC is over-funded, un-representative and completely biased towards the left.

    Once again, why is Al Jazeera given two hours a day? Why not Asian TV, or British TV or American TV, no, the ABC has to favour the terrorists.

    And Ray Dixon seems happy with that.

    Disgusting.

  9. Ray Dixon says:

    Who should fund the ABC if not taxpayers, GD?

    And should we let, say, someone like you set the programming, agenda and staff selection? That’d be great!

    As for Al Jazeera, I have no idea which ABC (1, 2, 3 or 24) station it’s on, when it’s on or why. What I do know is this – it’s not “terrorist TV” and it’s not doing any harm here.

    Your objections are duly noted though and will be appropriately filed (in the bin).

    Geez, you complain a lot.

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