Category: Media

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

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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”

How Fox News Covered Trump Firing The FBI Director, In 51 Screen Shots

President Donald Trump has dramatically shifted his stated rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey. But Fox News hosts have not wavered in their defenses of the president, maintaining the same narratives all week: Trump did nothing wrong, the media is overreacting, Democrats are hypocrites for criticizing the president’s actions, and th

Source: How Fox News Covered Trump Firing The FBI Director, In 51 Screen Shots

5 Stories Everyone Is Ignoring While the Media Implodes over Trump Firing Comey

(ANTIMEDIA) A power hungry president has kicked a power player out of office, and the mainstream media is having a field day. Headlines have obsessively focused on Trump’s termination of FBI Director James Comey and the implications that come with it, drawing comparisons to Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal and questioning Trump’s decision to fire the man who was leading an investigation into the president’s own alleged misconduct. While the drama currently unfolding will certainly have profound implications for the present and future, the theatrics playing out on telescreens around the country are hardly representative of the bigger picture in the United

Source: 5 Stories Everyone Is Ignoring While the Media Implodes over Trump Firing Comey

Fairfax cuts: the tension between capitalism and the news has reached breaking point | Jeff Sparrow | Opinion | The Guardian

It doesn’t take a genius to understand the consequences for democracy if we lose investigative reporters to an army of Perez Hiltons. Should we consider public funding?

Source: Fairfax cuts: the tension between capitalism and the news has reached breaking point | Jeff Sparrow | Opinion | The Guardian

Media’s obsession with appearance putting young women off going into politics, study finds | The Independent

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Obsession with female politicians’ appearance in the media is putting young women off going into politics, a study has revealed, prompting campaigners to call for an end to sexism in political media coverage.  Nearly half (41 per cent) of girls aged between nine and 16 think there has been a rise in media sexism in the last six months, while more than a third (39 per cent) said this has knocked their confidence, according to the new research by Girlguiding.

Source: Media’s obsession with appearance putting young women off going into politics, study finds | The Independent

‘Terrible affront to 1st Amendment’: Journalist Barrett Brown re-arrested amid media tour — RT America

Barrett Brown, the journalist and “hacktivist” who is on parole after serving a four-year prison term over reporting on corporate espionage against Americans, has been arrested again. He had been speaking to the media and was set to appear on PBS.

Source: ‘Terrible affront to 1st Amendment’: Journalist Barrett Brown re-arrested amid media tour — RT America

Australians are among the luckiest people on earth. What are we so angry about? | Brigid Delaney’s diary | Opinion | The Guardian

On Anzac Day, at the airport, everywhere: the levels of vitriol in our personal and public lives need to be called out. It’s just not a clever way to talk to each other

Source: Australians are among the luckiest people on earth. What are we so angry about? | Brigid Delaney’s diary | Opinion | The Guardian

The FCC’s Big Giveaway To Pro-Trump Television Broadcasting Groups

The Federal Communications Commission is expected today to vote to ease a media ownership rule that prevents greater consolidation of broadcast television stations. Two of the biggest expected beneficiaries of that decision will be Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Television Stations and the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, both key media allies of President

Source: The FCC’s Big Giveaway To Pro-Trump Television Broadcasting Groups

How Trump Embodies The Right-Wing Media’s Caricature Of Obama: Lazy, Secretive, And Corrupt

During Barack Obama’s presidency, perhaps no conservative media outlet lamented as loudly about the frequency of the president’s golf games as Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller.Year after year, a parade of Daily Caller staffers lined up to feed the phony outrage machine by detailing the supposedly mountainous taxpayer costs associated wi

Source: How Trump Embodies The Right-Wing Media’s Caricature Of Obama: Lazy, Secretive, And Corrupt

Video Exposes Evidence Tampering After Syrian Chemical Attack, Proves WH Report Was Fabricated – MT

The video evidence shows workers at the site roughly 30 hours after the alleged attack that were wearing clothing with the logo “Idlib Health Directorate.”

Source: Video Exposes Evidence Tampering After Syrian Chemical Attack, Proves WH Report Was Fabricated – MT