Matt Taibbi: America, the Single-Opinion Cult – scheerpost.com
Category: Anti- Media
AUKUS: signed and sealed by the Liberal government when it joined the pact in September 2021, the spoils of which have been delivered by the Labor Government in March 2023. The Labor Government and Australia will pay a heavy price for what is being done in our name. We are being humiliated by our own government.
Source: AUKUS: a collection of views not found in our Washington dominated media – Pearls and Irritations
The New York Times has reported that a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump for his role in paying hush money to Stormy Daniels, citing four sources. The paper notes that the indictment is currently under seal and will be announced in coming days. Right-wing media had loudly complained about the looming indictment in recent weeks, in particular focusing their ire on Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney. Below are key examples of Fox News and other right-wing media reactions to the report. This report will be continually updated throughout the evening of March 30.
Source: Right-wing media react to report of Trump’s indictment | Media Matters for America
Australia’s old media is fighting an internal civil war trying to justify their cheerleader style of reporting federal politics. In this case, it’s regarding Australia’s highly questionable $368 billion expenditure on submarines. The Canberra Press Gallery reporters have been exposed for failing dismally in doing their job to keep politicians accountable and they have spent the last few days attacking former Prime Minister Paul Keating to somehow justify their failings.
Peter Hartcher, on of the “Red Alert” journalists said regarding Keating “He made the absurd claim that the government had “no mandate” for the policy. In fact, Albanese took the AUKUS plan in principle to the 2022 election as Labor policy”.
The stupidity is that statement is both the coalition and Labor have AUKUS as part of their policy so voters had no choice and we never knew it was going to cost $368 billion. So, to say “Labor had a mandate” because they took it to the 2022 election is deceptive at best and dishonest at worst.
Not only have senior Nine journalists Peter Hartcher and Matthew Knott had their reputations trashed writing the Red Alert series but at least 2 other journalists, David Crowe, Malcolm Knox and SMH editor Bevan Shields have written pieces defending them and Nine’s papers which has achieved nothing except throwing their own reputations under a bus.
Peter Costello should resign as chairman of Nine Entertainment before more damage is done on his watch.
Source: Peter “Low altitude flyer” Costello throws Nine’s journalists under a bus to attack Paul KeatingKangaroo Court of Australia
Meanwhile the demented idiots on Sky News Kenny and Dean were spruiking that the Conflict Islands, privately owned, are up for sale. “where’s Penny Wong where’s Wong” both screamed. In fact the islands aren’t up for sale and never were according to their owner. It seems Kenny and Dean were demanding Australia buy them and some 800 other islands between us and NG.
These claiming to be balanced news jocks just fall over and over every night for the amusement of the same audience of less than 30k half of which are probably their opposition and the other half sitting with their food trays in their laps with the TV on for their amusement.
In the wake of Scott Morrison and Marise Payne’s disastrous foreign affairs stewardship, Penny Wong jets to Timor-Leste today in what may be another rescue mission to save a Pacific neighbour from China’s expansion in the region. Rex Patrick has long warned the young nation might spurn Australia in favour of Chinese investment.Rex Patrick: will Timor Leste become China’s latest aircraft carrier? – Michael West
A COVID-induced rancour that has broken out between Sydney’s commercial radio shock jocks and the Sky News night-time ravers over Sydney’s lockdown would be funny if it were not so serious.
Source: Right-wing shock jock stoush reveals the awful truth about COVID, politics and media ratings
DOG’S BREAKFAST NO DOGS BARKING (POLITICAL ANALYSIS) – Quarantine and vaccine rollout. Not just Victorians shouldering the risk and blame but older Australians too, while the Liberals ‘get away with murder’.
Source: Dog’s Breakfast No Dogs Barking – Quarantine and Vaccine Rollout – » The Australian Independent Media Network
“I never had the ambition in my mind that we would become the pre-eminent Sunday morning program. In fact, there is no program on daytime TV in Australia that reaches 500,000 and 600,000 viewers [as Insiders does now], and that’s surprised me.”
In the 50 years since, he has covered politics for ABC News and current affairs programs, worked as a correspondent in Washington and Brussels and, in the 1980s, experienced politics from the inside as senior media adviser to then prime minister Bob Hawke.
In an interview with Backstory editor Natasha Johnson, Cassidy reflected on his career and shared some insights on political reporting and interviewing. Here are some of the highlights:
via Backstory: Insiders host Barrie Cassidy reflects on the 50 years since he started in journalism – Television – ABC News
What you won’t hear from Andrew Bolt is that the cultivation of anger is an obvious product of mistakes and sorry doesn’t cut it. Nor does Trump’s rhetoric after having killed 90 Syrians not to mention the 7 Afghanis , just another Oops from the red white and blue Australia UK and France included
US airstrike kills at least seven Afghan police officers in Uruzgan | US news | The Guardian
It seems life is no guessing game for Andrew Bolt. “the police took in a man for questioning” becomes he was “arrested over the NY bombings” and now has to prove his innocence. The Golum Andrew Bolt has stuck it head up above the surface of sewerage again to comment.
According to Andrew in Australia only the white employed middle and upper class citizens are deserving of British justice, innocent until proven guilty. The rest are guilty even though not arrested or charged. If they are taken in for questioning or assisting police they must first prove their innocence. Bolt and his band of travelers reminds me of the Trumpians. Not your average Trump supporter though but more like the calibre of Eddie a” how dare you call me a deplorable bitch” and “I’m going with the world’s best business man” even though he received $900 mill in Corporate Welfare
He’s far better for AMERICA than the left side bastatds and bitch….only two players in the game..Killary the career criminal(I hope this bitch… ISLAM’S WHORE….DIES VERY SOON)…AND PREDIDENT TRUMP…a true business man…I’m voting for the man who wants me to have my rights as an AMERICAN under the Constitution of the USA…and live FREE from the reign of terrorist whether they be foreign or domestic….and to make this country the strong MILITARY POWER that no one wants to FUCK WITH…
This was once the home of the FREE and THE LAND OF THE BRAVE….I WANT A LAND WHERE MY CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN….ETC…CAN LIVE AND PROSPER… Not a land where a muslim nigger is in controll destroying all the values my forefathers DIED trying to institute for all future generations….I AM AN AMERICAN PATRIOT….WILL BE ALL THE WAY TO MY DEATH….I LOVE AMERICA….IM VERY FUCKING DISAPPOINTED IN ITS CITIZENS( LEGAL CITIZENS) MY VOTE IS TO STRIKE DOWN THE BLACK OBAMA REGIME….KEEP HILLARY CLINTONS ASS OUT…..HILLARY FOR PRISON…MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN….ROLL TRUMP TRAIN ROLL
The US with the help of Australia has recruited Syrians to add to their permanently guilty list having oops bombed and killed 90 of their family and friends and a further 7 in Afghanistan with more to come without a shadow of doubt. The Saudis are presently dropping made in the USA bombs on the Yemenis with many Oopses occurring there as well but which we won’t be told of. As far as Bolt is concerned ‘sorry ‘should be enough for these mistakes made by our boys in the red white and blue. What more do the Syrians and Aghanis want blood?
Exclusive: website that drew fire from commercial publications axed in one of the first major decisions under new managing director Michelle Guthrie
Source: ABC closes opinion website the Drum with immediate effect | Media | The Guardian
Scenes Of Reason This exclusive investigation by Nafeez Ahmed is part of our series of posts on Media Democracy which people wrote in response to our invitation to reflect on how best to secure media democracy in the run up to our Media Democracy Festival. By Nafeez Ahmed John Pilger once wrote that journalism is the …
Source: How the mainstream media became a neo-Stalinist propaganda regime for wealthy neocons – Media Reform Coalition
Sharyl Attkisson was an investigative journalist with CBS, and she spoke at TEDx last year about how corporations promote their interests via “astroturfing”- the faking of grassroots movements, funded by political and corporate special interests in order to manipulate and distort the truth… whether the corporate message …
Source: [Video] Former CBS Journalist Reveals How Astroturfing And Media Manipulation Works AnonHQ
You might have heard about a few of them, but not as much as you should. Here’s our pick of the last 12 month’s top news stories, all pretty much ignored by the corporate press.
Source: Six Huge Stories The Mainstream Media Don’t Want You To Know About AnonHQ
“I am ashamed to be a journalist,” says grieving BBC radio host
Source: BBC Journalist Comes Clean: “Believe Nothing You Read Or Watch” AnonHQ