Gerard Henderson's column in today's Sydney Morning Herald titled ABC needs to rein in the rise of abuse posing as analysis is of interest picking up on the theme of falling standards at the ABC. The column concludes:
The advent of the internet age has encouraged the rise of abuse as analysis. This is engaged in by the extremes of both sides of the political debate. Scott cannot change the culture of language. But he can lead by example. And ABC presenters can desist from criticising the language of others while the public broadcaster runs such abuse on its own website.
We intend to explore more on this theme, especially in regard to the way ABC moderates its blogs in the coming weeks.
Gerard Henderson also runs Media Watch Dog