Category: Media

The world is going slow on coal, but misinformation is distorting the facts | Environment | The Guardian

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

Source: The world is going slow on coal, but misinformation is distorting the facts | Environment | The Guardian

Las Vegas shooting: How 4Chan, far-right trolls named the wrong man

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

Source: Las Vegas shooting: How 4Chan, far-right trolls named the wrong man

Adani Australia: Investigation uncovers tax haven ties to British Virgin Islands – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

An investigation by the ABC’s Four Corners program uncovers previously unknown tax haven ties for Adani Group’s Australian operations.

Source: Adani Australia: Investigation uncovers tax haven ties to British Virgin Islands – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘If RT leaves the US, American media might stop broadcasting in Russia’ – RT editor-in-chief — RT America

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.

Source: ‘If RT leaves the US, American media might stop broadcasting in Russia’ – RT editor-in-chief — RT America

Audio recording reveals how Channel 7 cadet was dismissed soon after making harassment complaint – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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.

Source: Audio recording reveals how Channel 7 cadet was dismissed soon after making harassment complaint – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Advertisers are dropping Sean Hannity

Advertisers are dropping Sean Hannity

Will you join us?

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.

Sign up here to join the effort to encourage Hannity’s advertisers to stop financially supporting his propaganda.

It’s up to this grassroots movement — individuals, organizations, and hundreds of independent organizers — to keep up the pressure. Together, their efforts and your participation will have a tremendous impact.

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Here are a few of Hannity’s top advertisers:

DirecTV

Dollar Shave Club

Mercedes Benz

Mitsubishi

NutriSystem

Don’t you wish Andrew Bolt was dependant on Advertising he’d be gone in a blink.

Source: Advertisers are dropping Sean Hannity

Media reforms to pass the Senate, clearing the way for major mergers and acquisitions

A dramatic reshaping of Australia’s media industry is imminent after plans to scrap media ownership laws received endorsement from crucial Senate crossbenchers.

Source: Media reforms to pass the Senate, clearing the way for major mergers and acquisitions

Gordon, Murdoch in legal challenge to Ten takeover|

 

 

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.

Source: Gordon, Murdoch in legal challenge to Ten takeover

US TV giant CBS to buy troubled Ten Network, creating potential streaming rival to Netflix, Stan – Business – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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.

Source: US TV giant CBS to buy troubled Ten Network, creating potential streaming rival to Netflix, Stan – Business – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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NSW Police investigate after cast, audience of gay play in Lane Cove have tyres slashed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sydney police launch an investigation after the cast and audience of a play about a gay love story have their tyres slashed.

Source: NSW Police investigate after cast, audience of gay play in Lane Cove have tyres slashed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

News Corp channel switch leaves ABC scrambling to get with the program | The Weekly Beast | Media | The Guardian

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.

Source: News Corp channel switch leaves ABC scrambling to get with the program | The Weekly Beast | Media | The Guardian

Breitbart News: Find out about the website Steve Bannon calls his ‘killing machine’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Steve Bannon has returned to Breitbart News after being fired from the White House. Read about the website he calls his killing machine.

Source: Breitbart News: Find out about the website Steve Bannon calls his ‘killing machine’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Nick Xenophon rejects One Nation ABC restrictions but pushes small media tax breaks – politics live | Australia news | The Guardian

“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

Source: Nick Xenophon rejects One Nation ABC restrictions but pushes small media tax breaks – politics live | Australia news | The Guardian

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Western media coverage of Russia gives journalism a bad name — RT Op-Edge

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.

Source: Western media coverage of Russia gives journalism a bad name — RT Op-Edge

Death of the Newspaper? – New Matilda

New Matilda

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

Source: Death of the Newspaper? – New Matilda

Imam Mohammad Tawhidi: The problem with the media’s favourite Muslim – RN – ABC News | Andrew Bolt’s regular Muslim spokesperson

Mohammad Tawhidi appears on Network Seven's Sunrise program above a banner reading: 'Australia's Muslim leaders speak out'.

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?

Source: Imam Mohammad Tawhidi: The problem with the media’s favourite Muslim – RN – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Channel Ten taken hostage as Parliament held to ransom on media reform| Murdoch’s grab

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.

Source: Channel Ten taken hostage as Parliament held to ransom on media reform

Red Symons: Indigenous MP wants presenter pulled into line by ABC over ‘racist’ interview – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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.

Source: Red Symons: Indigenous MP wants presenter pulled into line by ABC over ‘racist’ interview – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Media’s fatal gambit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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!

Source: Media’s fatal gambit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Trump ally Michael Savage calls for government takeover of the media following shooting at GOP baseball practice

Trump ally Michael Savage calls for government takeover of the media following shooting at GOP baseball practice

Source: Trump ally Michael Savage calls for government takeover of the media following shooting at GOP baseball practice

Greg Gianforte sentenced to community service for assaulting Guardian reporter | US news | The Guardian

Montana Republican fined $385 and spared jail after pleading guilty to assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on the eve of Gianforte’s election

Source: Greg Gianforte sentenced to community service for assaulting Guardian reporter | US news | The Guardian

Let’s take control – » The Australian Independent Media Network

 

 

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

Source: Let’s take control – » The Australian Independent Media Network

WATCH: Dutch documentary investigates Trump’s alleged past links to the Russian mob – Salon.com

“The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump” examines president’s prior financial ties in Russia, eyeing organized crime VIDEO

Source: WATCH: Dutch documentary investigates Trump’s alleged past links to the Russian mob – Salon.com

Brighton siege: Police confirm incident was ‘an act of terrorism’| Mainstream Media defy the English language. Police said they were “treating  the incident as an act of terror” not that it was an act of terror. This is a pure grab for attention and sales by Fairfax and News Corp

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.

Source: Brighton siege: Police confirm incident was ‘an act of terrorism’

Trump, fake news, and shrinking newsrooms: does journalism still matter in 2017? | Margaret Simons | Media | The Guardian

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?

Source: Trump, fake news, and shrinking newsrooms: does journalism still matter in 2017? | Margaret Simons | Media | The Guardian

Here’s What The Media Doesn’t Want You To Know About The Manchester Attack

(RPI) 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: Here’s What The Media Doesn’t Want You To Know About The Manchester Attack

On Fox, Trump Threatens To End Daily Press Briefings Because The Press Has “A Level Of Hostility That’s Incredible”| Following in the footsteps of Abbott and the ABC

From the May 13 edition of Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine​:

Source: On Fox, Trump Threatens To End Daily Press Briefings Because The Press Has “A Level Of Hostility That’s Incredible”