Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
You might be surprised. The weekly 'reach' of ABC television (the percentage of people who have watched ABC television each week) is about 60%. And that doesn't include digital and radio services.

Basing a funding decision on the perceived bias of 1% of the ABC's output (Q&A) (as Capablanca-Fan seems to be arguing) is just silly. Even if you believe that all of the ABC's news and current affairs is biased, that is still only about 33%, if you consider only ABC1, or much less if you include all ABC television channels.
There might have been a case for funding when there was very little alternative, but not now with a plethora of public TV channels, cable, online.