Starving out pigs and commies at the ABC

Few institutions inspire hysteria quite like the ABC, with the political right continually attacking its funding while the left cries wolf about its desecration. Both sides need a reality check.

It might be hard to believe in the current environment, but in the early years of the second Menzies government, Labor thought the Liberal/Country Party government was manipulating the ABC for political gain.

Yes, the left was suspicious that the right had a stranglehold on the then-20-year-old national broadcaster.

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