What if I told you you were paying no more for electricity than in 1984?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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..
Leading “defense analyst” Amos Harel is a stooge to an apartheid state.
A timeline of how Australia got to this point.
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…
Now Police have issued charges against Cardinal Pell, the media – including social media users – must be very careful.
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.