Benjamin Law is not funny, not particularly interesting, has no real insight into anything, and most of what he says or writes seems as though it is someone else’s thoughts. If he weren’t gay and of Asian background, he would just be seen as the boring, irascible sycophant that he is. But the ABC loves to have a pet gay/pet ethnic around, and Benjamin Law is reliably orthodox and always says his lines just right. Privatising the ABC misses the point, there are so many examples – like Benjamin Law – of where money can be quickly and easily saved. All that is needed is a Communications Minister with intact testicles.