Ms Gillard and her personal liberty
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The ABC's QandA program, massaging Tony Abbotts xxxxx with that dangly thing at the back of the throat

The ABC consumes $1 billion per year.   It has a fact-checking unit and nationwide news-gathering resources unrivalled in expense (not quality) in the commercial world.

Yesterday it provided its taxpayer funded platform for the promotion of Ms Gillard's interests, then handed it over to Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese to promote theirs on QandA.

On the QandA program's website, the ABC published this text


Here's how the Courier Mail saw it:

ABC publishes sexual tweet about Tony Abbott on Q&A show

THE ABC's flagship panel show Q&A has published a vile sexual tweet about Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Almost 15 hours after the show aired a leadership debate with Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese, the tweet remained on the ABC's website today.

The tweeter referred to watching Q&A or performing a sexual act related to Mr Abbott and ended with "Decisions, decisions."

Publication of the tweet degrading Mr Abbott came after former Prime Minister Julia Gillard revealed her own reaction to sexism directed at her.

Ms Gillard joked she felt a "murderous rage" at offensive material online and elsewhere about her.

"For my personal liberty, it's probably a good thing that I didn't focus on them," she said.

"At the end of the day, yes, it happened to me, but it's not, you know, about me. It's about all of us, about women and about the kind of society we want to be for all of us."


NB - the ABC has issued a statement pointing out that while it has a filtering program installed in its Twitter feed to weed out known expletives and phrases it is not foolproof and can be defeated.   The foul Twitter comment posted to its website was not moderated by any humans.