Senator Cory Bernardi has taken the ABC to task in the Brisbane Courier-Mail newspaper for using a communist propaganda term to promote Australia Day.
An ABC promotion aired in Brisbane to promote Australia Day yesterday urged Australians to support their 'comrades' - a common term used in Communist regimes.
Cory Bernardi, the leader of the Australian Conservatives said the “overtly leftist political expression” highlighted ongoing concerns about the political partisanship of the ABC.
“Its use by the national broadcaster is particularly unwise when the Senate endorsed my motion condemning those in Australia who would commemorate 100 years since the Russian Revolution,’’ Senator Bernardi said.
“In Australia, this term is associated with the Communist party and with Gough Whitlam. That the ABC would honour a discredited and dangerous political ideology - or a leader who wreaked economic and social damage that our nation is still repairing - beggars belief.”
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