The following report from The Australian Jewish News illustrates perfectly the arrogant disregard of Zionists for freedom of speech in this country.
In it you can see how their own narrow, ideological goal of transforming the ABC into a pro-Israel mouthpiece, along the lines of Murdoch's Australian, is spun as "perceptions in the Australian community that [the ABC] is biased," and a matter that "the public" need "reassurance" on:
"Jewish groups have hailed the ABC's announcement that it will conduct a series of external audits into allegations of systemic bias within the national broadcaster. ABC chair Jim Spigelman* announced earlier this month that the ABC will run a number of content reviews, conceding that the organisation needs to address perceptions in the Australian community that it is biased... Welcoming the audits, Zionist Federation of Australia president Philip Chester said 'It is important that steps are taken to reassure the public of its editorial impartiality'... Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council executive director Colin Rubenstein told The AJN, 'We are pleased that the ABC has now, at least to some extent, acknowledged that it has a problem with widespread perceptions of its current affairs and news bias. However, we are far from convinced that the ABC truly appreciates the breadth and tenacity of that problem and the further serious remedial steps it needs to take to abide by its charter in order to restore public confidence'." (Cautious welcome for Aunty's spin reviews, 27/12/13)
The joke, of course, is that the already browbeaten ABC has screened bugger all critical documentary material on the Palestine/Israel problem for over 10 years now**, and when it does occasionally touch on the issue, either peddles pro-Israel propaganda (Geraldine Doogue, Robin Williams and Ben Knight spring to mind) or avoids the inconvenient truths of Israeli ethnic cleansing and apartheid altogether (Hello, Phillip Adams). (The only exception I can recall in the latter category is an episode of Q&A which featured Israeli historian Ilan Pappe.)
Lest you think I exaggerate here, please feel free to browse any of my 62 previous posts on the ABC.
[*A one-time freedom rider with Charles Perkins, Jim Spigelman has a nephew, Guy Spigelman, serving as an Israeli army spin doctor. See Serving here is part of our Australian heritage, Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney Morning Herald, 28/7/06; **It even pulled one excellent Australian doco (Hope in a Slingshot) as insufficiently "compelling" after first agreeing to screen it. See my 11/11/10 post Words Behind Words.]