The crux of that article was the disingenuous behaviour of activists as highlighted by Douglas Murray in his book The Madness Of Crowds.
A campaign to persuade Melbourne car drivers that they are warming the planet, for example, would not begin with random protests that paralyse the CBD. Miners will not be dissuaded from despoiling the Earth, if that’s what you think they are doing, by being spat upon.
i.e. if you were genuinely concerned about planet warming by cars, and you wanted to encourage people not to use cars, why would you start off by making those people angry by blocking traffic?
And the second example highlights the problems Bill Shorten faced. He was trying to appease coal miners by saying "even though we will stop coal mining, we will get you jobs in other industries".
Then along comes the disingenuous protester, who has no intention of working with coal miners and who spits on them.
Similarly with the ABC.
If they were genuine in their concern for animal welfare, why would they sit on information about cruelty to horses until two days before the Everest?
Why wouldn't you just act immediately? You could still run your show whenever you wanted and it wouldn't have made much difference.
But they displayed how disingenuous they were by sitting on that information.
Same as those who spit on coal miners (and then first thing they do when they get home is to recharge their mobile using electricity generated by coal).
The bottom line is that these disingenuous people are only out to divide the community. They have no real care for the cause they are allegedly acting for.
So those potting Peter V'Landys because of their hatred of the man, and using the ABC as a vehicle, maybe you should carefully consider your bedfellows.