Morrison’s love for Murdoch has left ABC in the dust

Scott Morrison has shown an aversion to appearing in ABC interviews, preferring to be represented by the mainstream right-wing media, writes Jeremy Epstein.

PRIME MINISTER Scott Morrison recently shocked the good folks at the national broadcaster by turning down their invitation for a pre-election debate with Labor leader Anthony Albanese, instead choosing to have the three televised debates take place on broadcast channels. commercial.

I have also made the casual observation over the last three years that Morrison makes few appearances on Aunty in general, compared to the commercial alternatives, particularly sky news (which I personally have never seen directly and have no plans to, but I have seen many clips of Morrison on Heaven repeated on ABC and elsewhere).

This led me to do some research, to find out how often Morrison has been in ABC interviews during his tenure so far compared to his predecessors.

I compiled my findings and this is what they show:

Morrison’s ABC Interview Frequency Compared to His Ancestors (Graph Supplied)

It’s official: Morrison has, on average, taken part in fewer ABC television and radio interviews than any other prime minister in recent Australian history.

I hope you find my humble dataset useful. As well as illustrating Morrison’s disdain for the ABC, there are also tons of other interesting analyzes that could be done on the data and tons of other conclusions that could be drawn from it.

My findings are not surprising, considering Morrison’s blatant preference for sensationalism, spin, and the extreme right. I leave it as an exercise for the reader to draw from my data set what conclusions he will draw regarding the fate of ABC already marked by the Coalition should Morrison win a second term.

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Jeremy Epstein is a software engineer, proud father, cycling enthusiast, and long-time GreenAsh blogger.

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