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Bloomberg Editors On New Climate Website: Climate Change “Is Fundamentally An Economic Story”

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 … Continue reading

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Cousens, Andrews and Downer: Horrible, harmful and unrepresentative

Female rightwing pundits are trolling the vast majority of women — and that’s why the MSM love them. Source: Cousens, Andrews and Downer: Horrible, harmful and unrepresentative

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Rejoining the Canberra Press Gallery: How it happened and what it means

Political editor Dr Martin Hirst talks about being back in the Press Gallery on behalf of IA. Source: Rejoining the Canberra Press Gallery: How it happened and what it means

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Government mismanagement and Australia’s ticking time bomb of debt

If the government keeps discussing non-existent “black holes” instead of addressing fiscal policy, it is just a question of when, not if, the bubble will burst. Source: Government mismanagement and Australia’s ticking time bomb of debt

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Donald Trump’s dizzying Time magazine interview was ‘Trumpspeak’ on display | Douglas Lawrence | Opinion | The Guardian

The Time interview provides unusual insight into the principles and deep structure of Trumpspeak, the political discourse distorting our democracy Source: Donald Trump’s dizzying Time magazine interview was ‘Trumpspeak’ on display | Douglas Lawrence | Opinion | The Guardian

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Media Sauce: Malcolm Turnbull wedged by s18C, the Hard Right and NewsCorpse

The parliamentary report into s18C of the RDA is bad news for racists and Malcolm Turnbull. Source: Media Sauce: Malcolm Turnbull wedged by s18C, the Hard Right and NewsCorpse

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North Korea’s ambassador in Kuala Lumpur insists dead man was not Kim Jong-nam

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. Source: North Korea’s ambassador … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s raving attempt at shifting blame an autocrat’s outing

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”. Source: Donald Trump’s raving attempt at shifting blame an autocrat’s … Continue reading

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Trump, the Media and the Underclass. A Lesson for Australia – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 … Continue reading

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This Conservative Just DESTROYED ‘Draft-dodger’ Trump For Attacking War Hero John McCain (VIDEO) – US Uncut

Trump needs to hear this! Source: This Conservative Just DESTROYED ‘Draft-dodger’ Trump For Attacking War Hero John McCain (VIDEO) – US Uncut

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Media Sauce: How should the news media report Trump’s presidency?

Doc Martin reviews the advice being given to reporters facing Donald Trump’s shock doctrine tactics. Source: Media Sauce: How should the news media report Trump’s presidency?

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10 Ways the CIA ‘Russian Hacking’ Story is Left-Wing ‘Fake News’

Breitbart goes big Despite left-wing “fake news,” there is no evidence from the CIA investigation that Russian hackers actually distorted the voting process. Source: 10 Ways the CIA ‘Russian Hacking’ Story is Left-Wing ‘Fake News’

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Preparing for the Normalization of a Neofascist White House | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – It is 2017, and shortly the White House will be inhabited … Source: Preparing for the Normalization of a Neofascist White House | Informed Comment

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Israeli soldiers who beat journalists escape punishment | The Electronic Intifada

It took the military three years to conduct disciplinary proceedings against commanding officers who ordered soldiers to attack journalists with clubs. Source: Israeli soldiers who beat journalists escape punishment | The Electronic Intifada

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Person of the Year – Video

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Fake News – Video

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The 40 most Onion-like Australian politics headlines of 2016 | The Monthly

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. Source: The 40 most Onion-like Australian politics headlines of 2016 | The Monthly

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Pope Says Fake News Lovers Are The Same As Poop Eaters | Crooks and Liars

And this is NOT fake news! Source: Pope Says Fake News Lovers Are The Same As Poop Eaters | Crooks and Liars

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How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders and Helped Donald Trump Win – Truthdig

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. Source: How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders and Helped Donald Trump Win – … Continue reading

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The Rise of the New Right: | The Monthly

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 … Continue reading

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ISIS Release Horrifying Statement About Donald Trump

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. … Continue reading

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Fox Says “Controversy” Surrounding Trump’s White Nationalist-Enabling Adviser Stephen Bannon Is That He Doesn’t Like Paul Ryan

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 … Continue reading

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‘No evidence’ for bias claims: ABC fires back at critics of Four Corners program on Nauru

The ABC has hit back at criticism of a Four Corners investigation into the life asylum seeker children on Nauru. Source: ‘No evidence’ for bias claims: ABC fires back at critics of Four Corners program on Nauru

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Choice and Truth: Canadian Journalist: “I’m Back From Syria. The Media Is Lying To You!”

Source: Choice and Truth: Canadian Journalist: “I’m Back From Syria. The Media Is Lying To You!”

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Speed and sharing are changing the nature of news

On Friday, Waleed Aly presented the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which is held in honour of one of the ABC’s iconic broadcasters. Source: Speed and sharing are changing the nature of news

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Israel’s surefire way of keeping its citizens in the dark | +972 Magazine

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 … Continue reading

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ICELAND FORGIVES ENTIRE POPULATION ITS DEBT. TOTAL US MEDIA BLACKOUT. | Embols

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… Source: ICELAND FORGIVES ENTIRE POPULATION ITS DEBT. TOTAL US MEDIA BLACKOUT. | Embols

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Why Waleed Aly is one of Australia’s most influential voices

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. Source: Why Waleed Aly is one of Australia’s most … Continue reading

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Day to Day Politics: When did it all go wrong? Part two – Newspapers. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 … Continue reading

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Bernardi and Bolt have a fireside chat about the TV movie Recognition

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. Source: Bernardi and Bolt have a fireside chat about the TV movie Recognition

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A ‘wave of violence’ that never actually ends | +972 Magazine

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 … Continue reading

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After Terror Attacks, Fox News Brings On Anti-Muslim Fearmongers To Push Lies And Anti-Refugee Rhetoric

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 … Continue reading

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– IMEMC News » International Middle East Media Center

Source: – IMEMC News » International Middle East Media Center

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Edward Snowden speaks to Mehdi Hasan – Al Jazeera English

Source: Edward Snowden speaks to Mehdi Hasan – Al Jazeera English

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Top 10 ‘acceptable’ Western Establishment conspiracy theories — RT Op-Edge

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. Source: Top 10 ‘acceptable’ Western Establishment conspiracy theories — RT Op-Edge

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Ethics survey: Banking, media and big business on the nose

Banking, finance and insurance is perceived as the least ethical sector of Australia’s economy, according to a new survey. Source: Ethics survey: Banking, media and big business on the nose

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Chilcot lets media off hook for selling Iraq war – Al Jazeera English

If future military disasters are to be avoided, the media must also face up to its mistakes. Source: Chilcot lets media off hook for selling Iraq war – Al Jazeera English

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James Mathison takes it up to Andrew Bolt  The Australian Independent Media Network| The Editorial Bolt didn’t Blog

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 … Continue reading

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Amy Goodman on AJ+: How the Media Ruins Elections | Democracy Now!

Don’t miss Amy Goodman’s new commentary posted on AJ+ about the media and the 2016 election. Source: Amy Goodman on AJ+: How the Media Ruins Elections | Democracy Now!

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The system is the problem – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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 … Continue reading

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Alexander Reed Kelly: Truthdigger of the Week: Emmanuel Vincent, Founder of Climate Feedback – Truthdigger of the Week – Truthdig

Source: Alexander Reed Kelly: Truthdigger of the Week: Emmanuel Vincent, Founder of Climate Feedback – Truthdigger of the Week – Truthdig

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Ivy League Academic Removed From Plane And Questioned After Passenger Spotted His Equations | IFLScience

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 … Continue reading

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Bragging of free press, Israel jails 19 journalists | The Electronic Intifada

Benjamin Netanyahu lied when he claimed that Israel doesn’t arrest journalists. Source: Bragging of free press, Israel jails 19 journalists | The Electronic Intifada

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On the trail of the Channel Nine kidnap, News Corp’s man has a run-in with Hezbollah | Media | The Guardian| You won’t here this from Bolt

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 Source: On the trail of the Channel Nine kidnap, News Corp’s man has a run-in with … Continue reading

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Coalition Of Scientists Takes Novel Approach To Grading Accuracy Of Climate Change Coverage

Source: Coalition Of Scientists Takes Novel Approach To Grading Accuracy Of Climate Change Coverage

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Blood on their hands: Old media helps IPA dupe crossbenchers into axing RSRT

The successful big business-led scam that let to the abolition of the road safety tribunal has revealed fatal flaws in our media and democracy. Source: Blood on their hands: Old media helps IPA dupe crossbenchers into axing RSRT    

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» 43 Journalists Kidnapped by Israel since October 2015IMEMC

The Committee to Support Palestinian Journalists said, on Saturday, that Israel had detained 43 journalists in the occupied Palestinian territory since October 2015, including two foreign reporters.The New York-based committee said in a report that during detention and imprisonment, journalists … Continue reading

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Watch Bill O’Reilly Lose It After A Fox News Poll Delivers Terrible News For The GOP (VIDEO)

You can’t handle the truth! Source: Watch Bill O’Reilly Lose It After A Fox News Poll Delivers Terrible News For The GOP (VIDEO)

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CCTV: King St attack| What Andrew Bolt hasn’t said they are Sudanese or migrants?

After a drunken altercation on King Street captured on CCTV, police are searching for a man with strawberry blonde hair. Source: CCTV: King St attack

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The sheer stupidity of Trump’s terrifying rise

How would such an ignorant amateur actually run the most powerful country in the world? Source: The sheer stupidity of Trump’s terrifying rise

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