Back to the future? Red scare alarmism shakes the Murdoch empire over G20 shirtfront

The ABC spent 40 years broadcasting in the Red Dot region of Covoy Russia. News Corp and the coalition promoted ABC budget cuts and we closed down our exclusive sphere of influence. The Chinese have signed broadcast contracts for the region. Maybe the Russians are there to offer media contracts as well. Pravda English is looking to expand. Abbott me thinks cheered on by Murdoch has left us shirtless

Ethical Martini

What a strange bunch of headlines today on Murdoch’s Australian tabloid newspapers.

It’s almost as if the last 25 years never happened. In the week that the world is celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall — the most potent symbol of the end of the Cold War — Murdoch’s crazy liquid modern tabloid editors have raised the spectre of a ‘Red Scare’.

You couldn’t make this stuff up, but Murdoch’s minions apparently can and will.

The Russian boats are not even close to Australia’s territorial waters (see below), but the editors — juiced up on Rupert’s kool-aid — cannot resist a good old RED SCARE front page.

Without a moment’s hesitation the claxon sounds and it’s all hands on deck as the plucky crew of HMAS NutsandBolts rally ’round the flag to repel all boarders and STOP THE BOATS.

Yes, even that classic, elastic, all-purpose, sea-going three-word slogan gets…

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