Dick Smith* to pay for attack ads targeting ABC* 'bias'

Dick Smith will spend millions attacking the alleged bias at the ABC, claiming the broadcaster is shutting down debate around population growth by labelling critics 'racists'.

The businessman claimed both Liberal and Labor politicians agreed with him Australia needed to cut its immigration intake to avoid social and environmental fracturing, but they could not speak out for fear the ABC would call them racist.

'This is warping our democratic process, it is basically treasonous,' Mr Smith told Fairfax on Tuesday. 

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Australian businessman Dick Smith has launched a $1 million 'disturbing' ad campaign blaming economic and population growth for famine, disaster and war

Australian businessman Dick Smith has launched a $1 million 'disturbing' ad campaign blaming economic and population growth for famine, disaster and war

Mr Smith said ABC current affairs and news bulletins deliberately ignored the ad campaign he released in August.

The entrepreneur launched an ad on August 15 in which he put pressure on politicians to slash the number of immigrants accepted into Australia.

He urged politicians to slash immigration numbers to about 70,000 for population to level off at 30 million.

'(High immigration) is a path to either more and more inequality, or famine, disaster, war and collapse. Are we that stupid?' he said in the ad.

Mr Smith claimed politicians were afraid to speak out in favour of his policy idea because the ABC would label them racist.

He fought to strip the ABC of its credibility on the issue.

Paired with flashing images of poverty stricken children, war town countries and crowded cities, Mr Stanton's familiar voice warns 'endless growth' will destroy the world

Paired with flashing images of poverty stricken children, war town countries and crowded cities, Mr Stanton's familiar voice warns 'endless growth' will destroy the world

At the Dick Smith Fair Go campaign's launch in Sydney in August, Mr Smith held a red pitchfork as an ominous symbol for an 'impending violent revolution' (pictured)

At the Dick Smith Fair Go campaign's launch in Sydney in August, Mr Smith held a red pitchfork as an ominous symbol for an 'impending

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