Ken Lambert writes: Re. “Worse than Alston: Turnbull’s hypocritical jihad against the ABC” (Friday). Yeah right. Zaky, that crazy mixed-up kid, is all our fault. In a curious way that is true. He is a product of the weakness and cupidity our authorities and the hand wringers who bow down to outrageous nonsense because they lack moral fibre. You might call it Leftist LMF syndrome. Monis was also a harmless idiot given to making outrageous outbursts according to our court system and gullible experts … and what was the result? A country with pride in its values and tradition and a resolve to defend same would have found a new home for Zaky long ago.
Mary Sinclair writes: Tony Abbott has an interesting way with metaphors and other speech devices that is often surprising. None more so than his suggestion yesterday that “heads should roll” at the ABC. This expression unfortunately and directly invokes the beheadings that are one of the more horrific manifestations of the Islamic State “death cult”. And presumably concern about support for Islamic State was the main reason for his statements about the ABC.
Trust in the ABC
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Carole Tozer writes: Re. “Whose side are you on?” (Friday). Given the choice between Abbott and the ABC I choose the ABC every time. In the current brouhaha Abbott is sounding more and more like a spoilt child not getting his own way.
Mark Scott, fearless leader
Peter Matters writes: Re. “Great Scott! ABC boss returns fire to defend broadcaster” (Friday). Nobody with an open mind could have possibly disagreed with Mark Scott’s passionate, articulate defence of the ABC. People sure in their heart of their conviction enjoy the luxury of a measured, logical exposition of their case. It was emphasised by the inanity of Education Minister Pyne’s reply to Mark Scott.
Accusations v charges
John Gleeson writes: Re. “On Assange” (Friday). Can Korinne Northwood tell me exactly what crime Assange has committed?