Re Max U’s blast at the ABC.. in the SMH. A few old hands recall that Max had a patchy record when he was running News, having let Sanda decide when and if news got space outside of its usual hours. And another thing: Isn’t it this same max who is famously remembered for uttering the immortal line “abortion is the running sore of American politics’ during his less than glorious stint in washington many years ago. Quite the wordsmith.