Sunderland didn't find any of the pieces he considered to have breached the ABC's editorial policies, but he did have some issues with pieces that were too "judgemental".
The Turnbull government is reenacting the Howard government's assault on the ABC during the Iraq war. Except this time there's no Donald McDonald to lead the defence of the broadcaster.
Unlike most networks, the ABC has to be cautious when a star journalist emerges among its ranks. Unsurprisingly, it's all about playing politics.
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.
The ABC continues to provide a platform for people with poor prediction records to warn of imminent economic doom.
Not so long ago, the ABC would defend controversial reportage by its reporters.
As voters continue to move further to the left or right of the spectrum -- just as they always have -- trolls and pundits will continue to use the wrong language to classify them.
A former senior journalist has told Crikey the last few weeks at the ABC have been so demoralising internally that senior journalists he'd spoken to are even considering leaving.