This is a story about how misinformation can take hold. It’s not always down to dishonesty. Sometimes it’s just a lack of time, a headline and the multiplying power of ideological certainty.Last week, China announced it was stopping or postponing work on 151 coal plants that were either under, or earmarked for, construction.Last month, India reported its national coal fleet on average ran at little more than 60% of its capacity – among other things, well below what is generally considered necessary for an individual generator to be financially viable.Tony Abbott needs to explain U-turn on climate change, Julie Bishop saysRead moreNeither of these stories gained much of a foothold in the Australia media. But one story on global coal did: that 621 plants were being built across the planet
Not long after the final blast from the muzzle of Stephen Paddock’s rifle cut through the Las Vegas night, the search for his motive began.
The suspect in the Las Vegas shooting, which left at least 59 people dead, is an American white male and therefore not a ‘terrorist’.
algorithms that, increasingly, have come to define a person’s public-facing identities.Share on FacebookShare on TwitterThis anonymous 4Chan poster, citing Alex Jones Infowar, claims without basis, that the Las Vegas shooter was involved in …This anonymous 4Chan poster, citing Alex Jones Infowar, claims without basis, that the Las Vegas shooter was involved in a Far Left organisation. Photo: Supplied
An investigation by the ABC’s Four Corners program uncovers previously unknown tax haven ties for Adani Group’s Australian operations.
Owing to the US campaign to have RT registered as a foreign agent, the channel will “in the worst-case scenario” be forced to stop broadcasting in America, which will trigger reciprocal measures towards US media in Russia, RT’s editor-in-chief has said.
An extraordinary audio recording has emerged which lifts the lid on the way the Seven Network treated a young woman who made a sexual harassment complaint against an older male colleague, only to be dismissed from work soon after.
Advertisers are dropping Sean Hannity
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At this point, if a company is sponsoring Sean Hannity’s show, it is essentially supporting a Trump propaganda operation. It needs to stop.
Sean Hannity has a long record of right-wing chicanery, lies, and vitriol. But he has morphed into something more dangerous than just a partisan hack — he’s been exposed as a full-blown propagandist who conspires with the Trump administration to spread fabricated stories, smear detractors, and undercut the rule of law.
21st Century Fox (Fox News’ parent company) won’t hold him accountable. So, there are two options: 1) Do nothing; or 2) Take action to hold Hannity accountable.
Spreading misinformation is Hannity’s business model, and now he’s doing it on behalf of the Trump administration. His propagandizing has become so odious that he was condemned by some of his coworkers, who reportedly told The Daily Beast that the host was “’embarrassing’ the network” and that “some people need to be fired.”
It’s past time for Hannity to go. If Fox won’t fire Hannity, then advertisers should run as fast as they can, or else they run the risk of being complicit in his deceit and recklessness. Advertisers will get burned if they continue to associate with Hannity — plain and simple.
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Here are a few of Hannity’s top advertisers:
Dollar Shave Club
Don’t you wish Andrew Bolt was dependant on Advertising he’d be gone in a blink.
Today show set to welcome reported serial sexual predator Bill O’Reilly
A dramatic reshaping of Australia’s media industry is imminent after plans to scrap media ownership laws received endorsement from crucial Senate crossbenchers.
Network Ten backer Bruce Gordon and the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox have made last-ditch pushes to thwart the purchase of the failed network by America’s CBS.
“Network Ten collapsed in June after Mr Gordon’s Birketu and Mr Murdoch’s Illyria said they would not extend their guarantee of $200 million of the media company’s debt. This followed the exit of James Packer as a backer for the financially troubled network.
So far, major broadcast networks are failing to note the link between Harvey and climate change
The troubled Ten Network will be purchased by the US-based broadcasting giant CBS, with the company to launch the digital subscription video on-demand service CBS All Access in the Australian market.
Sydney police launch an investigation after the cast and audience of a play about a gay love story have their tyres slashed.
News Corp channel switch leaves ABC scrambling. Sky News owner has ABC dumped from TV listings in its newspapers. In case you had any doubt about what it means when media power is concentrated in the hands of one company, we’ll give you a little insight. The ABC’s 24-hour news channel, now called ABC News, used to appear in the TV listings of the News Corp metropolitan newspapers along with all the other free-to-air channels. The Daily Telegraph and the Herald Sun have always listed ABC News alongside ABC2, Nine, 7TWO and all the rest.That was until News Corp ordered that ABC News should no longer appear in the listings and should be replaced by Sky News programming. Sky sees ABC News as a serious rival, openly campaigning for the public broadcaster to drop its investment in rolling news.Late last year Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp fully acquired the Australian News Channel – the parent company of Sky News, which was once jointly owned by BSkyB, Seven and Nine – and the competition hotted up.This is what ABC TV publicity staff were told when they asked editors at the production house Pagemasters about the sudden disappearance of the news channel listing. (Pagemasters is a one-stop shop for media production which both News Corp and Fairfax have used as an alternative to employing in-house subeditors.) “A few months back News Corp instructed Pagemasters to remove ABC News and insert Sky News for all of their metro publications,” a Pagemasters editor told the ABC staffer. “You will need to contact them directly in regards to any issues your viewers have with not being able to view the ABC News programming.”ABC News reaches 14% of the metropolitan population weekly versus 3% for Sky News.
Steve Bannon has returned to Breitbart News after being fired from the White House. Read about the website he calls his killing machine.
With Bannon gone, the far-right media trolls are ready to break up with the White House
“Hanson & Bolt call for Media Profit, value Uniformity over Debate and can’t be trusted; The ABC provides Debate, Diversity & values information for all Australians and is trusted. Privatised News is no News.” Old Dog
Sometimes, you have to wonder how some people become journalists. Because the quality of western reportage on Russia is frequently so poor you’d almost suspect the hacks concerned collected tokens off cereal boxes to win their positions.
Trump has decided that even Fox News isn’t propaganda enough for him.
We’re at an interesting phase in the long and catastrophic wasting disease of the English-speaking newspaper. And clinical evidence from America and Britain has lessons for Australia, where only two genuine specimens, surrounded by painted corpses, still exhibit vital signs. The main corporate event foreshadowed by New Matilda last month is the sale and break-upMore
Is anybody paying attention?
CNN’s Jake Tapper: Donald Trump Jr. is only willing to talk to “his father’s favorite channel,” Fox News
People are deserting mainstream media in droves but the reasons cannot be blamed solely on Google or Facebook.
A man has been arrested after trying to drive a car into a crowd in front of a mosque in the Paris suburb of Creteil.
In just 12 months, Mohammad Tawhidi has become one of the most prominent Muslim voices in the Australian media. But is Imam Tawhidi all he seems?
The current “crisis” at Ten is entirely aimed at pressuring the Senate to pass the Turnbull Government’s media reform legislation, which includes measures to repeal the 75 per cent “reach rule” that stops metropolitan broadcasters merging with regional players; and the “2 out of 3 rule”, which prevents any one proprietor owning more than two of the three services – TV, radio and print – in any one market.
It hasn’t been a good time for our image of ourself as a tolerant, cosmopolitan society that is comfortable in the 21st-century world.
The ABC is called on to give veteran broadcaster Red Symons a very severe disciplining after he asked a colleague if she was yellow in an interview.
This was glaringly apparent during the election campaign and final outcome in the United Kingdom. Jeremy Corbyn was mercilessly savaged and smeared relentlessly. Phrases such as ‘being dirty’, ‘scruffy’, a ‘dangerous Marxist’, and even an ‘IRA terrorist sympathizer’ were used.. Rich words coming from the press when Theresa May is now in bed with a little known terrorist group from Ireland. Of course, media won`t talk about this though! That narrative is not for public ears!
Trump ally Michael Savage calls for government takeover of the media following shooting at GOP baseball practice
Channel Ten has gone into voluntary administration after its billionaire shareholders told it on the weekend they would no longer guarantee a key loan.
Montana Republican fined $385 and spared jail after pleading guilty to assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on the eve of Gianforte’s election
Right-wing media is failing in its attempt to manufacture consent. Jeremy Corbyn proved that even with the entire mainstream media against him (even the BBC) it is possible to smash through the lies and spin of Murdoch and his other 5 billionaire friends who control more than 80% of the U.K media
Police have confirmed they are treating the Brighton siege as “an act of terrorism”. Two men, including the alleged offender, were killed in the shooting. Islamic State has taken responsibility.
Women in Afghanistan now have their own television channel.Zan – or Women’s – TV began airing this month, with a staff of all female presenters and producers.
Discussions about the future of journalism have broken out of the newsroom and into Australia’s public debate. How will society adjust its information needs?
(RPI)Â Here’s what the media and politicians don’t want you to know about the Manchester, UK, suicide attack: Salman Abedi, the 22 year old who killed nearly two dozen concert-goers in Manchester, UK, was the product of the US and UK overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya and ‘regime change’ policy in Syria. He was a radicalized Libyan whose family fled Gaddafi’s secular Libya, and later he trained to be an armed ‘rebel’ in Syria, fighting for the US and UK ‘regime change’ policy toward the secular Assad government. The suicide attacker was the direct product of US and UK interventions in
Source: Bulldust | The Monthly
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – CNN says White House officials were furious on Wednesday when the …
The future of journalism and democracy lies in news and analysis that reflects the interests of ordinary people, says John Passant.