ABC Editorial Director Alan Sunderland

The ABC's head of editorial policies Alan Sunderland has tried to calm staff discontent over recent editorial missteps with an internal email and video today assuring them it's business as usual at the national broadcaster. Staff have been increasingly disgruntled by the way the ABC has handled the debacle over Emma Alberici's corporate tax piece and the cabinet files. And Sunderland and managing director Michelle Guthrie's efforts at Senate estimates earlier this week did nothing to settle the feeling that Alberici was hung out to dry by management, or that the ABC had pandered to political pressure when it pulled her work down from the website.

And it's hard to see how this effort will do much to win over skeptical and frustrated staff.