Saturday, March 24, 2007

The ABC was Santo's undoing...

...but not in the way the unelected Queensland Senator perhaps feared.

The wonderful Adele Horin shows us the tip of the Santo iceberg in today's SMH.

If only he had been as anal-retentive about his business affairs as he was over the ABC's use of the word "our" he might still be minister today. Why was there a directive to presenters, he thundered, not to use the word "our" in relation to troops in Iraq. This prohibition on "our" troops (as distinct from the more professional "Australian troops") was another instance of left-wing bias.