Tag: Media

Red-tape protest: China’s tactical trade payback

The Chinese read our papers and listen to our public commentator’s opinions.  Andrew Bolt is an active and consistent News Corp China basher and the consequences aren’t just verbal coming back. Don’t forget Murdoch left or was kicked out of China where no love was lost and his style not forgotten.( ODT }

Australian business leaders said Chinese officials had been furious that China had been singled out for criticism and used as a means to score domestic political points.

One chief executive with close China ties said he had no doubt the trade difficulties being experienced by some Australian exporters was a deliberate tactical move by China.

Last year, China decided to boycott South Korea’s tourism industry due to Seoul’s installation of an American anti-missile system. Chinese tourism numbers to South Korea fell by 60 per cent in a matter of months and Korean car sales to China also plummeted.

via Red-tape protest: China’s tactical trade payback

Second Palestinian journalist dies of wounds from IDF sniper fire | +972 Magazine

Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein is seen receiving medical treatment after being shot by an Israeli sniper during a protest on the Gaza border, April 13, 2018.

WHEN SNIPERS ARE VICTIMS OF BAD PRESS

Ahmed Abu Hussein was shot by Israeli snipers during a protest near the Gaza-Israel border two weeks ago. He was standing at a distance from the fence and was wearing a PRESS jacket.
Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein is seen receiving medical treatment after being shot by an Israeli sniper during a protest on the Gaza border, April 13, 2018.

Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein is seen receiving medical treatment after being shot by an Israeli sniper during a protest on the Gaza border, April 13, 2018.

Ahmed Abu Hussein, a Palestinian journalist based in Gaza who was shot by Israeli soldiers two weeks ago, died of his wounds on Wednesday at Tel Hashomer Hospital in central Israel. Abu Hussein is the second Gazan journalist to be killed by IDF snipers over the past month, and one of 40 Palestinians killed during the Great Return March protests.

via Second Palestinian journalist dies of wounds from IDF sniper fire | +972 Magazine

Fooled Again? Trump Trade Policy Elevates Corporate Power

Given the Trump administration’s all-out war on working people, a government by billionaires and for billionaires considerably more blatant in its class warfare than the ordinary White House, it has long puzzled me that some activists insist on giving it the benefit of the doubt when it comes to trade issues.

via Fooled Again? Trump Trade Policy Elevates Corporate Power

Fox News, White House Advisers and Press

Hannity Should Be Fired From Fox News For Being A Presidential Advisor

The next time you hear Donald Trump bluster and harumph about something he’s angry about, you should assume Sean Hannity is his anger translator. Trump doesn’t need speechwriters as long as he can call up Hannity and get his lines for the next day.

 

The Washington Post’s Robert Costa, Sarah Ellison and Josh Dawsey published an excellent story today, outlining just how embedded Fox News personality Sean Hannity is with Donald Trump’s White House.

China-Australia tension as biggest trading partner gives us the cold shoulder

News Corp’s best anti- Australian work

China: The freeze in diplomatic relations between China and Australia is on, despite official denials – and business executives are clearly despondent about it.

via China-Australia tension as biggest trading partner gives us the cold shoulder

How Iraq War destabilized the world and why the neocons aren’t finished yet — RT Op-ed

How Iraq War destabilized the world and why the neocons aren't finished yet

“The invasion of Iraq is often spoken of in the United States as a ‘blunder,’ or even a ‘colossal mistake.’ It was a crime. Those who perpetrated it are still at large. Some of them have even been rehabilitated thanks to the horrors of Trumpism and a mostly amnesiac citizenry.”

via How Iraq War destabilized the world and why the neocons aren’t finished yet — RT Op-ed

Pastor Rapes Teen, Church Asks Victim To Apologize To Pastor’s Wife

To make matters worse for the young victim, officials at the Columbia Road Baptist Church blamed and shamed the girl, forbidding her entire family from attending services until she apologized to the youth pastor’s wife.

Australian Conservatives believe White Western Christian Culture is definitively Australian and should be in our Constitution. Ex President of Malaysia still believes Australian elite are Europhiles and aren’t an ASEAN nation. Peter Dutton and Tony Abbott agree as do media men like Andrew Bolt. If only 25% of Australians claim to be Christian and they consist of Indigenous, Pacific Islanders, Sudanese, Lebanese and other minorities logic dictates Conservatives are talking BS as they don’t welcome these immigrants or refugees into the country. It seems their 25% falls to much less than  18%. and if one considers their extreme factions as exceptional. These Conservatives have a voice which actually represents less than 3% of Australians. Ergo the are amouse that Murdoch allows to roar and their constituents are made up of Christians that appear as bent as radical Islamists but unfortunately have an easier pathway to guns in America and and advocate in Peter Dutton in Australia who wants our gun laws eased.( Old Dog Thought )

 

via Pastor Rapes Teen, Church Asks Victim To Apologize To Pastor’s Wife

Dutton, Sunrise and the invisible system of white privilege

A white woman may make public threats to run down with her car a brown Muslim woman, simply because she disagrees with her. If you are white and have a platform, you can threaten people of colour with violence, injury and death merely for speaking words you don’t like. There are no repercussions for the white woman. Had it been the other way around, there would have been serious consequences. Indeed, Abdel-Magied was horrifically abused by conservative media for many weeks because they did not like her words. Unlike MacSween, she threatened no one.

via Dutton, Sunrise and the invisible system of white privilege

‘Core group’ of repeat offenders behind home invasions, top cop says

“That happens, certain kids get out of custody and back to offending,” he said. ”We have got a core group of offenders who we have to work on all the time,” he said.

”When they are not in custody, they are offending. That’s what can happen.”

He added that social media helped offenders to gather and organise.

”You are talking about some core offenders putting a bad name to that whole community … they just see that as the way they are going to make money and get on with life for some reason,” Mr Ashton said.

via ‘Core group’ of repeat offenders behind home invasions, top cop says

“THE BONKING BEETROOT”: Deputy PM and “homewrecker” Barnaby Joyce allegedly may have traded sex for favours with powerful Canberra lobbyist – True Crime News Weekly

Shari Markson from Murdoch’s stable didn’t break the Barney Story but did raise it to political thunder to discredit Malcolm Turnbull our PM

Only after billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch gave the nod to his News Corp foot soldiers last week to proceed with publishing the truth about some of the scandals surrounding Mr Joyce, did other journalists suddenly somehow discover their reporting mojo and investigative capabilities.

 

Rupert Murdoch
Media mogul and political kingmaker Rupert Murdoch (Commons)

Over the past week, news headlines in Australia have involved almost nothing else apart from the struggles facing Mr Joyce. The headlines have even travelled around the world with media in the USA and UK reporting on Mr Joyce’s troubles and travails. Clearly and obviously this story was in the public interest. But why not in October and November last year when Mr Joyce was facing an important by-election in New England caused by his own ignorance of his citizenship status?

via “THE BONKING BEETROOT”: Deputy PM and “homewrecker” Barnaby Joyce allegedly may have traded sex for favours with powerful Canberra lobbyist – True Crime News Weekly

Turnbull’s attack on Emma Alberici’s tax-cut analysis doesn’t add up | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

Treasurer Scott Morrison

When you force the ABC to take down an article that questions your logic you know something is wrong. Since when has Turnbull taken on the role of ABC editor?

On Friday, the ABC took down Alberici’s analysis, citing that it did not conform to the broadcaster’s editorial standards. Frankly, the article – which has been republished on John Menadue’s blog, is not all that different in focus from analyses by Ian Verrender published by the ABC last year, The Age’s Peter Martin and various others, including myself.

Arguing that company tax cuts may not have the impact that the beneficiaries say will result is hardly controversial.

As I noted in January, Moody’s credit rating agency said of the US company tax rate cut from 35% to 21% (compared with a reduction from 30% to 25% proposed here) that “we do not expect corporate tax cuts to lead to a meaningful boost in business investment”.

 

But given most people don’t get excited by business investment (or increased business profits), companies here have followed the lead of their US counterparts, and are saying a tax cut is needed to increase wages.

It’s all a bit of smoke and mirrors.

via Turnbull’s attack on Emma Alberici’s tax-cut analysis doesn’t add up | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

Woman charged with terrorism after alleged ‘Islamic State’ stabbing

Australian Federal Police Acting Deputy Commissioner National Security Ian McCartney (Left) and Victoria Police acting ...

Asked why police suspected that was the case, he said: “We know things like Inspire Magazine and some of the online publications of both al-Qaeda and ISIS can be a source of inspiration.”

 

“When that radicalisation occurred is the subject and real focus of the investigation,” he said.

The case highlighted “that the threat in relation to terrorism in Australia is real and ongoing”.

This sounds very much like a definitive political and irresponsible statement by the police rather than an investigative one. The trial seems to have run it’s course. If Penthouse magazines were found in Robert Doyle’s garage would that make him a predator guilty of sexual assault? Why are the police being so public and wait till Dutton and Andrew Bolt gets hold of this one?   (Old Dog)

via Woman charged with terrorism after alleged ‘Islamic State’ stabbing

The vilification of Australia’s most vulnerable people – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Is the Cashless Welfare Card suddenly a cure-all for addiction, child neglect or abuse, unemployment, being a single parent, being ill or disabled, being a student, for the very ‘crime’ of being in receipt of a Social Security payment?

via The vilification of Australia’s most vulnerable people – » The Australian Independent Media Network

African youth crime: ‘How can you respect someone who doesn’t respect you?’

Martha Ojulo holds a photo of her son, Liep Gony.

It is often noted during outrage about youth crime gangs of a certain ethnicity that this panic has been seen before: fears about white kids, Middle-Eastern kids, Vietnamese kids, stretching back to the 1950s.

 But none of those kids stood out like D does. None of them was tall and black.

“There’s good police, but there’s a lot of bad ones, too.

“How can you respect someone who doesn’t respect you?”

The same submission spells out that youth offending is decreasing, but a smaller group of offenders are committing more crimes, and that those aged 10-17 who were born overseas averaged more offences than those born in Australia.

Meanwhile, he fears being attacked. It has almost been forgotten that, 10 years ago, a Sudanese teenager who also had his troubles with police, Liep Gony, was beaten to death by a pair of men, one of whom had earlier yelled he was going to “take my anger out on some niggers”.

“How are we supposed to assimilate if we keep being told how different we are?” Sebit asks.

via African youth crime: ‘How can you respect someone who doesn’t respect you?’

‘We’re not a gang’: the unfair stereotyping of African-Australians | Australia news | The Guardian

 

The end of the Sandown Lions' first training session of the season

“Each new report of apparent African gang crime brings forth a wave of social media commentary calling for suspected gang members and their families to be deported, dealt with by vigilante groups, or even lynched.

“Anytime that I choose to speak, every time that I want to say something publicly, I have to decide whether I am ready to deal with the bigoted and the racist backlash,” Nyuon says. “It is stifling.”

Andrew Bolt is a first responder when it comes to the media and he defines the South Sudanese as he does the Indigenous of Australia and even you and me and claims he’s entitled to his narrative as he is however his his elite position in the media and Fakenews Corp tears away the equal playing field. Bolt holds his position on a daily basis the South Sudanese voice or narrative is lucky if it gets a hearing once a year and if and when it does because it hasn’t the advantage of the repetiton  given Bolt and his ilk it simply doesn’t get heard and that what Bolt claims to be the  legitimate structure of free speech in the social market. He denies any attempt that attempts to redress his privilege within the system in particular the ABC or any other Institutional public authority that simply qusestions what he has to say particularly those he is talking about. It’s what makes this article so important.

via ‘We’re not a gang’: the unfair stereotyping of African-Australians | Australia news | The Guardian

Israel Hayom’s new target: Conscientious objector’s mother | +972 Magazine| The News Corp Model of Media exists in Israel

Iris Gur, mother of conscientious objector Noa Gur Golan, protests in support of her daughter, who sat in prison for 98 over her refusal to serve in the IDF. (Courtesy of Mesarvot)

This is certainly not the first time Israel Hayom has targeted people, and government employees in particular, for being insufficiently Zionist, for being too left-wing, or for being Palestinian. Netanyahu’s confidants as well as his supporters are busy the cleansing civil service of those whose views do not match the prime minister’s. This is especially true for teachers who dare to express opinions seen as left wing, and that do not conform to the idea that militaristic education and violence are morally justifiable. Employees in the Education Ministry are legally allowed to express political opinions. However, as the list of persecuted teachers grows longer, the message is clear: some opinions are legitimate, others aren’t — and you better think twice before writing words like “peace” on your Facebook page.

Israel Hayom’s new target: Conscientious objector’s mother | +972 Magazine

Fox News viewers boycott Keurig after it pulls ads from “Hannity” – Salon.com

Sean Hannity

Keurig could not have anticipated the firestorm it created Saturday when it instructed Fox News to pull its ads from airing on Sean Hannity’s program. The coffeemaker company informed Media Matters president Angelo Carusone that it made the move following Hannity’s defense of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused last week of improper sexual conduct with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.

via Fox News viewers boycott Keurig after it pulls ads from “Hannity” – Salon.com

Day to Day Politics: Being Conned with Bullshit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Now let me add that there is nothing wrong with opinions so long as there is a diversity of them. But the fact is we don’t have a diversity and we would be a much better society if we took the risk of thinking for ourselves unhindered by the unadulterated crap served up by the media and self interest groups.

An observation

“Lying in the media is wrong at any time however when they do it by deliberate omission it is even more so. Murdoch’s papers seem to do it with impunity.”

Day to Day Politics: Being Conned with Bullshit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Women accusing Trump of sexual harassment are lying, says White House | US news | The Guardian

SANDERS BRIEFING

Asked about the recent revelation that the Trump campaign had been subpoenaed over a sexual assault allegation, the president said: “All I can say is it’s totally fake news. It’s just fake. It’s fake. It’s made-up stuff, and it’s disgraceful.”

Source: Women accusing Trump of sexual harassment are lying, says White House | US news | The Guardian

Media industry facing major shake-up as Government strikes Senate deal with support of Nick Xenophon – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

After a protracted negotiation process, the Federal Government finally strikes a deal to pass a suite of changes to the media industry with the support of Senator Nick Xenophon.

Source: Media industry facing major shake-up as Government strikes Senate deal with support of Nick Xenophon – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

When Bullshit Baffles Brains – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The ways in which information that is freely available to all, is being ignored both by politicians and media outlets, demonstrates that no matter how well educated we are, we will continue to play right into the hands of those who are really running the country, unless we take a greater interest in what our government and their media allies are doing.

Source: When Bullshit Baffles Brains – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The media’s role in shaping Jewish-Israeli attitudes toward Arabs? | +972 Magazine

Whenever members of the Israeli government make outrageous statements or accusations against the Arab or Palestinian population, they are rarely challenged by the press that broadcasts those allegations into homes. The  Knesset, Israel’s parliament, recently held a conference on the media’s role in perpetuating incitement against Arabs in the country.

Source: The media’s role in shaping Jewish-Israeli attitudes toward Arabs? | +972 Magazine

Political correctness is not stopping silly people from telling lies – » The Australian Independent Media Network

That bastion of bigotry and bullshit, Miranda Devine, informed us last year that Cheltenham Girls High School had banned the use of gender specific terms like “girls”, “women” or “ladies” and that teachers were told “that if they did not support decisions of LGBTI students they would be breaking the law, would be considered homophobic and were not welcome by the school”.The story was a lie.Every year we hear that Christmas carols have been banned and every year it is shown to be another lie.The Coalition for Marriage aired an ad where mother Cella White, an avid campaigner against the Safe Schools program, tells viewers that her son’s school told him “he could wear a dress next year if he felt like it”.Except it never happened.

Source: Political correctness is not stopping silly people from telling lies – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Backlash after The Project skewers controversial anti-marriage equality ad

The video features women calling “bullshit” on a number of claims made by mothers in the original ad, including the idea that school classes on gay relationships have become “compulsory” in countries where same-sex marriage laws have passed.Related Articles Principal denies mum’s TV claim that son could wear dress

Source: Backlash after The Project skewers controversial anti-marriage equality ad

Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syrian War?

Despite assurances to the contrary, Israel has always been involved in the Syria conflict. Israel’s repeated claims that “it maintains a policy of non-intervention in Syria’s civil war,” only fools US mainstream media.Not only was Israel involved in the war, it also played no role in the aid efforts, nor did it ever extend a helping hand to Syrian refugees.Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have perished in the merciless war; many cities and villages were totally destroyed and millions of Syrians become refugees.While tiny and poor Lebanon has hosted over a million Syrian refugees, every country in the region and many nations around the world have hosted Syrian refugees, as well. Except Israel.

Source: Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syrian War?

Where dogs go to die – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The MSM runs on bluff. They are will-o-the-wisps, all smoke and mirrors. The LNP/IPA crowd are cowards, all of them. Gutless cowards every man-Jack /woman-Jill. There is no real threat from that quarter, but it is their pay-masters who will be out there slinging the stones and arrows, seeking to get as many of the voting public on-side to do as much damage to union credibility as possible through those miserable creatures in their pay; the journalists. ……. So whenever any of the MSM comes out with an attack upon the union and/or its leadership, consider it an attack upon ourselves – for that is what it is – and then attack back at that individual journalist. And spare no measure when doing so, for they will not show any consideration nor mercy toward any one of us they want to destroy..

Source: Where dogs go to die – » The Australian Independent Media Network

How A Seven-Word Facebook Post Created “Australia’s Most Publicly Hated Muslim”| No, Lest We Forget  How Murdoch created Yassmin hate for profit and ratings and only because she was a woman

A timeline of how Australia got to this point.

Source: How A Seven-Word Facebook Post Created “Australia’s Most Publicly Hated Muslim”

The Israeli media has kept us in the dark for 50 years | +972 Magazine

Since 1967, the Israeli media has hid the ugly, everyday reality in the occupied territories. But even if they really knew, would Israelis still choose to end 50 years of military rule over the Palestinians? By Yizhar Be’er According to the democratic-liberal-utopian model, let us assume for a moment that every citizens has access to all the information about the reality that surrounds us. In this world, Israelis would know everything about what is being done in their names in the territories occupied in 1967. And what would happen then? [tmwinpost] Over the past few months I have been producing a radiophonic project…

Source: The Israeli media has kept us in the dark for 50 years | +972 Magazine

Murdoch Media “Proscribed” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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…

Source: Murdoch Media “Proscribed” – » The Australian Independent Media Network