Phillip Adams lashes out:
Let me be the last to congratulate my colleague Janet Albrechtsen on her elevation to the ABC board. Given that the Prime Minister might well have chosen other newspaper columnists Miranda Devine, Piers Akerman, Tim Blair, Andrew Bolt, Imre Salusinszky, Christopher Pearson or Gerard Henderson, Albrechtsen was clearly the stand-out candidate.
I haven’t been a newspaper columnist for some time. As usual, Phillip needs to pay closer attention.
Much has been made of the fact that Albrechtsen is a Murdoch columnist. So are, or have been, all of the above. Should this bar her – or them – from appointment to high office? Of course not. After all, I’ve been at the ABC for many years – but have spent many more writing for Rupert. I would have thought that my time as a Murdoch pundit exceeds the combined totals of Albrechtsen, Bolt, Akerman, Devine, Pearson, Blair and Bolt.
Former commie Phillip’s wealth sure exceeds the combined totals of Albrechtsen, Bolt, Akerman, Devine, Pearson, Blair and Bolt.
Just where Albrechtsen stands, or rather sits, will be revealed in due course. Frankly, I fear for her.
Janet is a friend of mine, and I fear for her too; I’d hate for that ABC board membership to neuter her sharp views. First task for Janet: kick off Radio National anybody worth $20 million who is hauling in $120,000 of taxpayers’ money per year for four hours each week of lame, unlistenable radio.