Ten Network Holdings isn’t dead yet, but it’s on life support with administrators appointed. Should an autopsy be conducted, Murdoch fingerprints and DNA will be found all over the body.
The British people are angry with their press, who are trying to steal away their democracy.
President addresses coast guard graduates amid series of scandals, and complains: ‘Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media’
By freef’all852 To “proscribe” a thing or person is to forbid, blacklist, deny to, and/or disallow actions or substances to be given or taken by persons or person for their use or benefit. So here we are suggesting a methodology to “proscribe” those Murdoch media personalities, backers and supporters who continue to promote hate and…
Bloomberg recently announced the creation of a new website that will provide audiences with important reporting on the economic and business implications of climate change. The move comes at a time when big businesses around the world are urging governments to take action as they increasingly recognize the reality and the risk of climate change.
The Time interview provides unusual insight into the principles and deep structure of Trumpspeak, the political discourse distorting our democracy
The parliamentary report into s18C of the RDA is bad news for racists and Malcolm Turnbull.
North Korea’s ambassador in Kuala Lumpur has denounced Malaysia’s investigation into the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, and insisted the man poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport last week was not him.
At the end of a week in which he misplaced his national security adviser, and found a replacement who bolted, Trump said his administration “is running like a fine-tuned machine”.
By James Moylan To understand this lesson, first we must put aside all of the bullshit journalistic clichés and begin to talk about the Trump phenomena in a realistic manner. This is essential if we do not want to see the same thing occurring in Australia, because our press is failing us in exactly the…
Doc Martin reviews the advice being given to reporters facing Donald Trump’s shock doctrine tactics.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – It is 2017, and shortly the White House will be inhabited …
It took the military three years to conduct disciplinary proceedings against commanding officers who ordered soldiers to attack journalists with clubs.
In an annual tradition, Evan Williams presents his list of real Australian political news headlines that read as if they’re from the satirical newspaper The Onion.
And this is NOT fake news!
The Vermont senator has spent his life fighting for progressive causes. As the world braces for a Trump presidency, Sanders shows no signs of slowing down.
Two thousand and twelve was a bumper year for the breaking of political conventions in Australia. For the first time, a national political leader was investigated and pursued for her professional conduct before winning elected office. Led by the Australian newspaper, a group of right-wing fanatics ran a smear campaign against Julia Gillard targeting her time working for the Slater & Gordon law firm in the early 1990s. No other prime minister has been treated this way, judged on their pre-parliamentary career rather than the traditional focus on parliamentary service.
Donald Trump’s relationship with the 1.6 billion Muslims currently living on planet Earth is looking more than a little bit shaky, to say the least. During his presidential campaign, he called for a total ban on Muslims entering the country. He later toned down his threat, promising instead to temporarily suspend immigration from countries that have […]
Fox News featured a discussion with Special Report anchor Bret Baier about the “controversy” surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for chief strategist, Stephen Bannon. Baier and Happening Now host Jon Scott covered Bannon’s “call for Paul Ryan to be removed as speaker,” but not Bannon’s embrace of anti-Semitism and white nationalism.
The ABC has hit back at criticism of a Four Corners investigation into the life asylum seeker children on Nauru.
On Friday, Waleed Aly presented the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which is held in honour of one of the ABC’s iconic broadcasters.
The Israeli establishment used to rely on the IDF Censor to make sure the media didn’t ask questions. Nowadays it uses court-sanctioned gag orders. By Shuki Tausig Did you hear about…and about…or what about…how could you have missed that? After all, we are talking about newsworthy events, the kind that open the 8 o’clock news. So how come you didn’t hear about them? [tmwinpost] You didn’t hear about them because the police/Shin Bet/some other body rushed to ask the court to issue a gag order on the attack/investigation/affair. The courts usually serve as a rubber stamp in these cases, especially in cases when…
Finally serious economists are considering a position I have been maintaining and writing about since the 2008 financial meltdown. Whatever its name— erasure, repudiation, abolishment, cancellation…
Waleed Aly is much more than a co-host on the popular TV show, The Project, wiedling the most cultural power of any Aussie, according to the AFR Mag’s 2016 Power List.
Friday September 23 2016 Murdoch Media. Where the truth goes to die. What part have newspapers played in the demise of our democracy? There was a time in my life when to miss reading The Age daily would bring on symptoms of withdrawal. Newspapers have been part of my daily life for as long as…
Super sleuth Richard Koser reports on a fireside chat between Cory Bernardi and his bestie Andrew Bolt during a break in the filming of the ABC’s Recognition.
When the Israeli media talks about the latest ‘wave of violence,’ it leaves out the five unarmed Palestinians who were shot to death by soldiers and police officers in the past few months. The newspaper headlines over the past few days leave no room for doubt regarding what has been happening here lately. “Terror returns,” read Yedioth Ahronoth’s headline on Sunday, while Haaretz and Ma’ariv ran similar headlines on Tuesday morning. [tmwinpost] Indeed the last few days have been full of stabbing and vehicle-ramming attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem and Hebron, the vast majority of them directed at soldiers and…
Fox News is providing a platform for conservatives to spread misinformation about refugees and stoke anti-Muslim fears following a series of apparent terror attacks around the country. Fox’s open-door policy for fearmongers is in keeping with the network’s disconcerting history as a source of Islamophobia and anti-immigrant and anti-refugee
The label ‘conspiracy theorist’ is used by Western Establishment gatekeepers as a means of shutting down debate and smearing those who have the temerity to challenge elite-friendly narratives.
Banking, finance and insurance is perceived as the least ethical sector of Australia’s economy, according to a new survey.
If future military disasters are to be avoided, the media must also face up to its mistakes.
Last week Andrew Bolt interviewed James Mathison – an independent candidate for the seat of Warringah which is currently held by Tony Abbott. Because nobody watches Andrew Bolt the interview slipped under the radar, and we may never have known it ever existed if not for one of our readers stumbling across it on Facebook.…
Don’t miss Amy Goodman’s new commentary posted on AJ+ about the media and the 2016 election.
By Christian Marx Over the past three decades, the political and sociological narrative has become narrower than ever. Sensible social policies are now trumpeted as “dangerously communist”. The most basic social systems are labelled “hand outs for bludgers”. The Murdoch press is a hateful echo chamber for the intellectually stunted and the shallow thinkers. It…
Finally, the world is safe from Italian economists doing mathematics on a plane. Alarm bells were rung last Thursday on a flight from Philadelphia to Ontario, after a passenger saw a man “suspiciously” writing down a complicated looking formula on a piece of paper and notified cabin crew. The passenger told flight attendants she was feeling ill, causing the flight to turn around on the runway. After some confusion, the mysterious mathematics enthusiast was taken off the flight and questioned by security agents.
Benjamin Netanyahu lied when he claimed that Israel doesn’t arrest journalists.
Daily Telegraph’s reporter gets a taste of detention in Beirut, while some supporters play a poor hand as they rally to Tara Brown’s defence