Did the ABC try to sabotage StopTurnbull.com?

24th January, 2016


Most conservatives know the ABC is biased, but few realise the deep-seated and conspiratorial nature of this bias. Most put it down to ‘groupthink’, a kind of unconscious bias where people unknowingly make conformist decisions that reduce conflict. Although ‘groupthink’ may explain the behaviour of some lower-level ABC journalists, the evidence for a deliberate agenda among the most powerful ABC figures is overwhelming.

One particularly suspicious occurrence involves this very website.

The original (incomplete) version of StopTurnbull.com was made public on the 14th of September 2015, a few hours after the leadership spill was announced. Being a new website with an anonymous author and no reputation, I relied on thorough referencing for legitimacy, and included many hyperlinks to ‘mainstream’ sources.

The very first section of the website contained information about Turnbull’s intimate childhood connections with the Labor Party, including his mother’s membership of the party and her close friendship with Labor stalwarts Lionel Murphy and Neville Wran. To substantiate this claim, I hyperlinked to two separate pages on the ABC’s website. Both of these pages contained transcripts related to the 3rd August 2009 episode of the ABC series Australian Story. The episode was titled “Paths of Glory” and Turnbull, then Opposition Leader, was the subject matter.

Both of these pages were fully functioning from the time I started building the website, in February 2015, until the 14th of September, when I made the website public. They appeared as follows:

before1

before2

On the 19th of September it came to my attention that the transcripts on these pages had been completely removed, effectively breaking my links. They now appeared as follows:

after1after2

This was a serious problem because I was wholly relying on these referencing hyperlinks for legitimacy. Furthermore, these were the very first referencing hyperlinks that visitors would come across. If the very first links were broken, the all-important first impression would be one of disrepute, and people may not continue reading.

I immediately checked both URLs on Google‘s cache and the internet archiving service, Wayback Machine. Both showed that these pages had previously contained the relevant transcripts. I subsequently changed my hyperlinks to point to the archived Wayback Machine versions.

Clearly, at some point between the 14th and the 19th of September, as StopTurnbull.com was threatening to go viral, the transcripts were completely removed from these websites, effectively breaking my links. I’ll let you decide whether this was deliberate or not.

P.S. The ABC has, in the past few days, provided yet another example of the kind of conscious and conspiratorial bias to which I refer. During their coverage of a press conference held by Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, the ABC’s News 24 channel had “technical difficulties” just as Truss launched into an eloquent criticism of the ABC, with regard to its contempt for rural Australians.

12 thoughts on “Did the ABC try to sabotage StopTurnbull.com?”

  1. Dear (Please protect your identity),
    Of course the scum infesting the ABC will do all they can to sabotage your good work.
    Best wishes,
    Barry Kneen

  2. My question is, why are we surprised. The left will stop at nothing to brainwash the population. One of my own family called me a conspiracy theorist because I liked Geert Wilders. She actually called him a Nazi.

  3. I agree the ABC is an arm of the ALP and any so called progressive. Turnbull is a little pet and has groomed them accordingly as both the opposition spokesman on communications and as the Minister of Communications. Blind Freddie can see the links and fellowship of these scum. Turnbull is living a lie, he is neither conservative nor a true Liberal. The fools that let this pratt into the ranks should feel extremely proud of their efforts.

  4. You are a complete nutter, and the fact you don’t have the courage to use you name shows how completely pathetic you are.

    1. You only want my name so you can play the man and not the ball, and I would’ve provided it had I not received threats. Regardless, this website is fully referenced and doesn’t require the author’s identity to confirm its authenticity.

  5. Hi,
    Great job, more power to your elbow! Just read your comments about the ABC sabotaging your efforts to inform the public in serious integrity issues & the access to the relevant ABC links. We need a Federal ICAC to keep the ABC, & all other Federal statutory authorities accountable. Are the ABC links ‘public property’?

    Perhaps it’s time for a royal commission into the abc (not likely under Mal & Lucy), the ABC board, MD Mark Scott the former Fairfax employee & former staffer in the Greiner Govt’s Metherell Education ministry which ended up in ICAC when Premier Greiner allegedly offered a public service job to Metherell.

    btw – When Premier Greiner first took office he was the new broom which, in his short term, cleaned out many of the Wran Govt’s waste/mismanagement etc. Wran was the untouchable Premier for about 10years. NSW Labor ruled with an iron fist with the Unions right behind him. At the same time, WA (Brian Burke) & Vic may have had State Labor in charge?
    Best wishes,
    Reg

  6. The ABC is an absolute disgrace, by any measure they are biased in the extreme. They are not the friends of Australia and are nothing but a haven for tired old communists, leftard scumbags, who get their jollies rubbishing Australia and Australians. The precious leftys could not handle it when their fat bloated over inflated salaries were published publicly. Salaries far in excess, that their talents and abilities justify. I would sell them off immediately, they serve no real purpose, in this day and age there is no need for a public broadcaster, with internet availability, pay TV and so many free to air choices. A public broadcaster does not cater to it’s original base or even it’s charter and answer to no one. Get rid of it.

  7. As someone who worked for the ABC for over 20 years I can tell you that you have no idea how biased they are.

    If you are in the news room when something comes in that suits the leftist cause you would see it erupt into a party of cheering and high fives.

    I was there when the news came in that the High Court had unconscionably ruled Heather Hill ineligible for election – it was disgusting what ensued. That day I was ashamed to be an Australian.

  8. Absolutely right. More than once on Adelaide ABC radio, once with Kevin Andrews whike Min. of Defence, his speaking on radio has suddenly become garbled during delivery. Not only on that occassion either.

  9. Your site is enlightening and frightening. How are we going to make the Australian public aware of what Turnbull really is. He seems to be protected by the media.

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