Category: Media Mud

Facebook’s news ban is a win for misinformation

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It’s a win for misinformation because since when has News Corp actually printed News or Information. It’s greater impact being the ABC yet again has been locked out providing News Corp and Ch9 with a far larger playing field of bullshit heading into an election ODT

But its bid to limit news content is a double-edged sword. It may save users from some heated debate, but it also leaves the platform wide open to those who wish to spread false information while restricting fact-checked news content. As Liberal MP Craig Kelly showed before being banned from Facebook for a week, he was able to freely promote his views on treatments for COVID-19 and mask wearing that were at odds with official government and medical advice. He is hardly alone.

Facebook’s news ban is a win for misinformation

In the lead-up to Biden’s inauguration, right-wing media fearmongered about his immigration agenda | Media Matters for America

Breitbart, Fox News, Newsmax over American flag

In the lead-up to President Joe Biden’s inauguration, conservative media spent weeks fearmongering about his immigration policies, arguing that he would allow in an immense number of new immigrants who would overwhelm the United States — a familiar line of attack used by the right to demonize both elected Democrats and immigrants.

In the lead-up to Biden’s inauguration, right-wing media fearmongered about his immigration agenda | Media Matters for America

Gaetz And Hannity Urge Trump To Admit He And His Family Are Guilty Of Committing Federal Crimes | Crooks and Liars

Someone needs to remind Trump lickspittles Matt Gaetz and Sean Hannity that accepting pardons also means an admission of guilt.

Gaetz And Hannity Urge Trump To Admit He And His Family Are Guilty Of Committing Federal Crimes | Crooks and Liars

Australia’s newspaper ownership is among the most concentrated in the world | News | The Guardian

exterior of News Corp building with advertiser and sunday mail signs
If not for the ABC what hope for Democracy?

The results show that in 2011 Australia had the most concentrated newspaper industry out of any country studied with the exception of China and Egypt:

Australia’s newspaper ownership is among the most concentrated in the world | News | The Guardian

Media Matters; What Fox Preaches for Trump

 

Five myths about Palestine’s youth activists – debunked

While Hamas did provide logistical support throughout the protests, nearly all young activists I have interviewed saw their resistance as distinct from any political party – Fatah or Hamas, neither of which has served Palestinian civilians well.

To suggest that young activists are passive pawns manipulated by the parties undercuts the agency and leadership that young Palestinians have expressed in the absence of strong leaders.

via Five myths about Palestine’s youth activists – debunked

Fox host falsely claims the deputy attorney general said indicted Russians “didn’t influence the outcome” of the election

via Fox host falsely claims the deputy attorney general said indicted Russians “didn’t influence the outcome” of the election

Trump’s Tweet

Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!

So the Clinton email ivestigation had no effect

For Turnbull, Dastyari is a gift that keeps on giving

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The issue we face isn’t Turnbull, Abbott Shorten or Sam Dastyari the problem is the paucity of media and it’s self indulgent approach to presenting only some  facts and carefully avoiding others as Tony Walker does here.

1) The LNP accepted donations from the same Chinese gentleman as the ALP

2) His Chinese staff member is currently working for John Alexander in Bennelong

3) Until busted the LNP accepted a swathe of Rolex watches as gifts valued at $250K from a Chinese developer “Tony Abbott returned a Rolex given to him by a Chinese billionaire …

4) The Chines government has every reason to be “pissed off “with the quality of the Australian Press which we have seen and Malcolm Turnbull’s use of it in the abuse of the China Australia  diplomatic relationship for simplistic and puerile political games that threaten an otherwise stable and mutually beneficial friendship between the two countries. Trump couldn’t have done better

One might well ask:

Why Main Stream media offers so little in the way of information? The media self indulgence can be seen clearly see here just read this article.  For what it’s worth the banner might as well have said:

For Shorten, Abbott is a gift that keeps on giving

 

For Turnbull, Dastyari is a gift that keeps on giving

The Project rumours are false, Waleed Aly isn’t angling for 7.30, says ABC

2016 Gold Logie winner Waleed Aly on the red carpet.

News Corp reported the Gold Logie winner was “a bit over The Project” and now had his eyes on a return to the national broadcaster, where he worked before joining Ten’s news and entertainment show in 2015.

The Project rumours are false, Waleed Aly isn’t angling for 7.30, says ABC

Meryl Streep, Trump’s Attack On A Reporter’s Disability, And Reality

On November 25, 2015, during a speech before thousands of supporters in South Carolina, Donald Trump mocked the disability of New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski.This is not a controversial statement, or one up for debate. It is a reflection of reality.Here’s the video. The despicable attack came as Trump was attempting to rebut K

Source: Meryl Streep, Trump’s Attack On A Reporter’s Disability, And Reality

Words matter – but don’t shoot the press officer – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The path from shrinking newsrooms to the bulging corridors of corporate communications and government media units is a well-trodden one. Many journalists, your own Girl Reporter included, have sought a crust by writing press releases. Some of them may even have been poorly worded. The process of preparing a press release is time-consuming and thankless…

Source: Words matter – but don’t shoot the press officer – » The Australian Independent Media Network