Tag: Murdoch

ANALYSIS: Morrison’s love of Murdoch has left ABC in the dust

The Publicly owned broadcaster of our media News and Information service is the conservative’s enemy as far Morrison, the LNP, the IPA and Murdoch media are concerned. They are a coalition in Australia that simply view the ABC as the enemy of government rule. As far as they are concerned the ABC as News and Information service shouldn’t exist. Morrison’s and Abbott’s relationship with the ABC has been fractious and so for the past decade, their primary aim has been to extract revenue via an annual “efficiency review” which translates to always breaking the LNP promise of no cuts.

Scott Morrison has shown an aversion to appearing in ABC interviews, preferring to be represented by the right-wing mainstream media, writes Jeremy Epstein.

Source: ANALYSIS: Morrison’s love of Murdoch has left ABC in the dust

Let’s hope the polls are right this time – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The biggest poll of 16,000 has the ALP with a majority of 12 seats and an increased number of Independents

My thought for the day I find it impossible to imagine that the Australian people could be so gullible as to elect for a fourth term a government that has performed so miserably in the first three. Especially when it has amongst its members some of the most devious, suspicious and corrupt men and women, but they could.( John Lord )

Source: Let’s hope the polls are right this time – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Fox News deals in Kremlin propaganda. So why not freeze Rupert Murdoch’s assets? | Nick Cohen | The Guardian

Fos News host Tucker Carlson.

If the west could find the courage, it would order an immediate freeze of Rupert Murdoch’s assets. His Fox News presenters and Russia’s propagandists are so intermeshed that separating the two is as impossible as unbaking a cake.

Source: Fox News deals in Kremlin propaganda. So why not freeze Rupert Murdoch’s assets? | Nick Cohen | The Guardian

Murdoch bias is boiling Australian democracy

Bias exhibited by the Murdoch press is having too much political influence and slowly degrading our democracy, writes Dr Victoria Fielding. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD the fable of the boiling frog? The tale goes like this. If a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump straight out. But if it is placed in tepid water and the heat slowly rises, the frog will stay cooking in the water until it is boiled to death. The frog fails to pick the exact moment the water became dangerously hot. This analogy is a great way of understanding how Australian democracy is being boiled in the water of Murdoch media bias. For many years, we have known the once tepidly biased Murdoch media was “dialling up” its bias. News reporting, commentary and opinion at Murdoch outlets were increasingly biased towards conservative ideas and right-wing political campaigning.

Source: Murdoch bias is boiling Australian democracy

Old Dog Thoughts- Peter Foster is innocent when compared with Murdoch selling false products. You pay for News and get this.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 27/4/22 :What Murdoch & Peter Foster have in Common; The LNP has been taken over by a Religious Cult; Morrison “feels optimistic”; Redlines; Labor is running the country; The “unblessed”; China Outtricks ScaMo;

Old Dog Thought- If you thought Cash for Comment was a conspiracy then the first day proves you right. You won’t see this in the next 6 weeks

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ABC should expose News Corp’s agendas, not Labor’s “Mean Girls” – Michael West Media

Rupert Murdoch, News Corp

Murdoch couldn’t save the LNP in South Australia the State that gave birth to his propagandist empire

The ABC had a choice this week: amplify Murdoch’s toxic “Mean Girls” coverage, or expose News Corp for exploiting the death of Kimberley Kitching for political purposes. It made the wrong choice. New management is in order. Michael West reports. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is the story, not the sad, sudden death of Senator Kimberly Kitching. And certainly not the grotesque narrative being peddled by News Corp’s rabid propagandists. Manslaughter, that is, manslaughter by Labor senators Penny Wong, Katy Gallagher and Kristina Keneally.

Source: ABC should expose News Corp’s agendas, not Labor’s “Mean Girls” – Michael West Media

Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Exposes the Fox News-QAnon Feedback Loop | The Smirking Chimp

Fox News figured out how to mine the best output of the online lie-generation machine long ago. It was just a matter of time until Putin did. For the moment, most Republican voters say they oppose both Putin and the invasion of Ukraine. But those same folks also used to be pro-vaccine. That changed after months of being caught in the QAnon-Fox News feedback loop. But even if Carlson and company can’t convince their audiences to love Putin and hate Ukraine, this situation has already done immense damage. Every day, Russian troops are murdering and kidnapping Ukrainians in this unprovoked war — and using American-made propaganda to justify it.

Source: Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Exposes the Fox News-QAnon Feedback Loop | The Smirking Chimp

Tucker Carlson Has a Hard Time Dealing with the Fact That His Second-favorite Dictator Is a Monster | The Smirking Chimp

“When you deal with such a dishonest propagandist—and that is what he is—there’s nothing you can take out of context, because none of it is real,” Stewart said. “He’s admitted when he’s cornered, he lies. It’s all a game and a performance. I mean, honestly, I have no idea what the fuck that guy believes, truly.” That goes for the whole network and its chairman Rupert Murdoch, who Stewart says is “trying to destroy the fabric of this country.” “I don’t know if it’s ideological or he just thinks, this is where the money is.

But how somebody can in good conscience put a shithead like that on television every night to say those types of things, that’s where the responsibility lies in my mind,” Stewart said. And now, for your edification, here’s Stewart telling Carlson who he was 18 years ago. The pinhead has only gotten worse since.

Source: Tucker Carlson Has a Hard Time Dealing with the Fact That His Second-favorite Dictator Is a Monster | The Smirking Chimp

Old Dog Thought- Morrison bans 25 Russians but supports the New Russian State Media Fox News and News Corp spending like it’s no tomorrow

Fighting Fake News with REAL; 25/2/22 Murdoch’s Fox News is the New Russian State Media in America, GOP is Redder than Red; Morrison punishes 25 Russians not a word on Murdoch; Truth in Humor;

Trump Keeps Going With His Big Lie: Putin Invaded Ukraine Because Of ‘Rigged Election’ | HuffPost Latest News

MURDOCH’S FOX NEWS SUPPORTS PUTIN! MORRISON SPENDS LNP MONEY ADVERTISING WITH MURDOCH! ACTS TOUGH BANS 25 RUSSIANS, 5 BANKS AND LEAVES RUSSION APOLOGIST & PR AGENT MURDOCH ALONE TO RAKE IN THE $$$

More than a year after he left office, Donald Trump continues to be obsessed with his loss to President Joe Biden, pushing the lie that the election was rigged against him. And on Wednesday night, the former president’s delusions were on full display on Fox News, when he traced Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine back to the 2020 presidential election. Advertisement “He sees the weakness and stupidity of this administration,” Trump said of the Russian president. “As an American, I am angry and saddened. It happened because of a rigged election.” Trump doesn’t seem all that sad. He couldn’t help but express admiration for Putin in a speech Wednesday at Mar-a-Lago, saying, “I mean, he’s taking over a country for $2 worth of sanctions. I’d say that’s pretty smart.” Trump also said that “never in a million years” would such an invasion have happened during his presidency. He couldn’t help but boast of Putin, “I know him very well.” His comments Wednesday are similar to ones he made in a radio interview Tuesday, when he again called the Russian leader “smart.”

Source: Trump Keeps Going With His Big Lie: Putin Invaded Ukraine Because Of ‘Rigged Election’ | HuffPost Latest News

A Nationalist International? Thanks to German taxpayers, the far right gets a global think tank | Salon.com

Viktor Orban, Marine Le Pen and Steve Bannon (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

Didn’t the Germans have the equivalent of Australia’s IPA backed by Murdoch Media? The Anglo- Universe was way ahead of them and seems to have been for years

What alt-right guru Steve Bannon failed to create, German taxpayers have just stepped in to revive: a Nationalist International. Thanks to the German government, the far right is about to get its own well-heeled global think tank, complete with the sort of political academy that was so dear to Bannon’s plan for world domination. Germany’s gift to the far right is the Desiderius Erasmus Foundation, the public policy arm of the country’s most prominent extremist party, the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Erasmus, a Dutch humanist of the Renaissance best known for his ironic essay “In Praise of Folly,” would have been appalled at such a grotesque misappropriation of his name. The AfD, after all, has built its political base on a series of follies diametrically opposed to humanism, from its initial anti-immigration screeds to its current overtures to the anti-vaccination crowd.

Source: A Nationalist International? Thanks to German taxpayers, the far right gets a global think tank | Salon.com

The IPA rolls out ugly campaign against the ABC

We have seen the IPA’s and Murdoch’s influence when it comes to attacking the ABC. They had Tony Abbott their puppet on a string as far back as 2013 with a list of 75 demands. He promised: “No cuts to the ABC”. a lie that turned into Treasurer Morrison’s claim that $1Bn wasn’t a cut but an efficiency review. or improvement.

Yes, Kennedy wasn’t assassinated either his heart merely stopped. “Alternative Facts” have been finessed by the LNP and Morrison is the major practitioner of the art. Remember when he couldn’t reveal anything of refugees because those questions were “On the Water Matters”?

The Institute of Public Affairs is seeking to harm the ABC’s reputation, while questions linger over its own operations and purpose, writes Anthony Klan. WELL-HEELED secretive lobby group the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), which seeks to influence Australia’s public debate, sway government policy – and is running an aggressive campaign against the nation’s most trusted news outlet – is refusing to say who actually funds it.

Source: The IPA rolls out ugly campaign against the ABC

Former Fox News employee slams network: “Beyond reckless” for enabling conspiracies | Salon.com

Maria Bartiromo and Tucker Carlson (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla/Steven Ferdman)

What we have been witnessing with Fox News, News Max, OAN, and the privatized media is that their business models have made them the Organ Grinders Monkeys. Driven by the need for the dollar they have sacrificed truth for the Autocratic Capture of the American narrative, the “Big Lie” and Right-Wing messaging. Yes, they have done a Trump, become ratings-driven, and are now anybody’s for a price. As we know money flows from the top down, not up, is generally reactionary, and is in the hands of an oligarchy. Trump knew that, but couldn’t really manage it as he’s just an old-school grifter, and not really a politician. However, now darker forces are at play and working on the Autocratic Capture of the very electoral process state by state trying to turn America away from Democracy to a single party-run Autocracy the likes of Hungary, Russia, and Turkey. Who claim to be Democrcies because they have elections too!!

“What Steve and Jonah did in giving up compensation and a high visibility post was to put their money literally where their mouth is,” Stirewalt said, adding, “What Fox allowed in Tucker Carlson’s documentary, which said that January 6 was potentially a false flag operation undertaken by the federal government and that Americans were being put in Guantanomo over pictures of waterboarding, was beyond reckless and is another mile-marker down the road to the kind of Alex Jones-ian, Infowars-ian garbage that makes it impossible to have any kind of conversation.”

Source: Former Fox News employee slams network: “Beyond reckless” for enabling conspiracies | Salon.com

Revealed: Rupert Murdoch’s crack team of Liberal Party fundraisers – Michael West Media

“At the federal level the position is really dreadful, because donations do not include money that’s paid to fundraisers and events where people pay to sit at the same table as politicians. I think therefore it does mean that we’ve got to absolutely reappraise the whole system to avoid those sorts of perceptions of undue influence and too much access.” (former judge Anthony Whealy, QC.)

Source: Revealed: Rupert Murdoch’s crack team of Liberal Party fundraisers – Michael West Media

Old Dog Thought- Australia is inflicted with more than one virus Covid just the most recent. They all interact. Racism 200 plus years old, Media Misinformation. Spread by Murdoch. Covid the least dangerous

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Fighting Fake News with REAL 23/9/21; Morrison Dines with Murdoch; Aukus; Christian Porter

The same MAGA mob Who supported Insurrection are Smearing pro-American Afghan Refugees as Dangerous

Stoking fear of Afghan refugees, Stephen Miller — architect of Trump’s ethno-nationalist agenda — used the Afghanistan withdrawal and the ISIS airport attack as another opportunity to spread Islamophobia. Just hours after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Miller focused on an anti-immigrant message: “It is becoming increasingly clear that Biden and his radical deputies will use their catastrophic debacle in Afghanistan as a pretext for doing to America what Angela Merkel did to Germany and Europe,” he wrote, referring to Syrian refugee resettlement through 2016. In Miller’s racist imagination, Merkel allowed the masses of Middle Eastern refugees to “defile” Europe’s traditional heritage while failing to identify Muslim terrorists hidden in their midst.

Source: The same MAGA mob Who supported Insurrection are Smearing pro-American Afghan Refugees as Dangerous

Old Dog Thought- ” It’s not a race” 38/38. Praying “Where the bloody hell are you?” vaccines not tourists. Logistics left to others, to blame!

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Old Dog Thought- Dan’s right we have PM for Sydney backed by a private media not yet militia. The ABC differentiates from America along with compulsory voting. But the LNP and GOP are Murdochian twins.

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Fighting Fake News with REAL 17/7/21; Pandemic, Money and Social Change Byron; Morrison ,Murdoch, China,

Old Dog Thought- Isn’t it strange it’s taken 7 years for two acadmics to respond to Bruce Pascoe’s book Dark Emu and largely agree that Aboriginal life and history is more complex than white men have attributed it.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has written down the value of its once high-flying The Sun title to zero.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 12/6/21; ABC, Murdoch, Morrison, The Good the Bad and the Ugly;

Kevin Rudd wants to see more courage in Australian politics

Rudd’s latest contribution to the debate is The Case for Courage, part of a series curated by Australian publishing doyen Louise Adler and published by Monash University Publishing. This little red book, easily read in one sitting, is a call to arms to the Australian Labor party and its supporters. But it is a wake-up call for all of us. Rudd asks Labor to be brave and act with courage to hold the conservatives to account and guarantee media diversity by breaking Murdoch’s media domination, in order to protect and strengthen Australian social democracy. The book starts with a critique of the Murdoch oligarchy and ends with a vision for a “big Australia”, a fourth way, as Rudd describes it:

Source: Kevin Rudd wants to see more courage in Australian politics

Tucker Carlson is the face of Fox News | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson Fox News

Time to choose Fox has engaged in a deliberate strategy to make its brand inseparable from Carlson’s. The network should pay a price for that. Advertisers who support the network are now indirectly — and at times directly — supporting Carlson’s vile rhetoric. Media buyers should remember that when Fox tries to pitch them on ads at the upfronts later this month. If they continue to support Carlson, they own the results.

Source: Tucker Carlson is the face of Fox News | Media Matters for America

The Chaser’s war on News Corp is proving costly for the Murdoch media

Long ago, The Chaser declared war on News Corp Australia for its culture-warring, climate-change-denying ways.

Before they tricked News Corp into reporting on a fake petition about fairy bread being “cancelled”, the satirical publication’s team dreamed up a plan to help readers hit the company where it really hurts: its bottom line.

In 2019, The Chaser started cancelling subscriptions on behalf of people who were fed up with News Corp.

“Are you sick of that crotchety old billionaire Rupert Murdoch siphoning off your hard-earned cash each week?” The Chaser website asks.

“Are you sick of supporting a newspaper which gives airtime to climate deniers as the country burns down around you? Want to just cancel your subscription to The Daily Telegraph that keeps clogging up your mailbox, but can’t be arsed waiting on the phone for three hours?”

Participants use a simple web form to sign over their legal rights to The Chaser to act as a representative, who will then cancel their News Corp subscription on their behalf.

Source: The Chaser’s war on News Corp is proving costly for the Murdoch media

Say what you want, Murdoch. Exaggerate according to your own conscience. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Think television, newspapers, public speeches, movies, sport, news, advertising, entertainment, radio and above all, politics. Think about what you see, read and hear. Now think about the word “exaggeration.”

We have the best firefighters in the world, the best law enforcement agencies, the best health experts. We have “the best” of so many and so much it’s a wonder we aren’t the best in the world. Whoops, I’m sorry, we are the best in the world.

“We have the best people in the world looking at these issues,” said Scott Morrison on ABC Insiders last Sunday. He was referring to the problem of obtaining vaccines.

For me, l must say that l find all the exaggeration rather appalling and unnecessary. It is lying dressed in the clothes of fools.

Source: Say what you want, Murdoch. Exaggerate according to your own conscience. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Media concentration by Murdoch, Nine and Stokes, and ABC cuts, a danger to democracy – report – Michael West

The heavy concentration of media ownership in Australia corrodes democracy. The antidote is a thriving public broadcaster, but by 2023, Coalition cuts to the ABC will add up to $1 billion. Elizabeth Minter reports.

Source: Media concentration by Murdoch, Nine and Stokes, and ABC cuts, a danger to democracy – report – Michael West

Old Dog Thought- even 100k women couldn’t force Morrison out of his white christian waspish Western Men’s shed

Rupert Murdoch

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 17/3/21; Murdoch doesn’t produce “Original Australian Content he’s a Churnalist like Facebook; Lucky Libs and Guns; Liberals are the White Wasp’s Men’s Western Civilisation Shed;

Could Rupert Murdoch’s last corporate punt be on the betting industry?

Where will Rupert Murdoch place his final bets?

But there is at least one other deal process in Australia that may have piqued Murdoch’s interest. An auction is under way for Australia’s largest listed gambling business, Tabcorp, after the $10 billion firm told the market last month it had received numerous approaches for its wagering business, which includes the TAB and Sky Racing brands.

Could Rupert Murdoch’s last corporate punt be on the betting industry?

Is Britain’s TV news at risk of being dominated by those who shout loudest? | TV news | The Guardian

Andrew Neil
Murdoch’s revenge Americanizing UK Media

There has long been an alignment of interests between those who despise the EU and those who despise the BBC for its publicly funded journalism. This confluence has also been demonstrated by British newspaper owners and their editors; now two new television ventures are providing a fresh outlet.

Is Britain’s TV news at risk of being dominated by those who shout loudest? | TV news | The Guardian

We Are All Living in Rupert Murdoch’s World

We Are All Living in Rupert Murdoch’s World
SAVE THE ABC

The right-wing media baron Rupert Murdoch turns 90 today. His news empire has been instrumental in reshaping the world in the image cast by conservative elites. The need to build a robust and democratic alternative media has never been more urgent.

We Are All Living in Rupert Murdoch’s World

‘Pathetic’: Piers Morgan Walks Off Set After Trashing Meghan Markle | Crooks and Liars

'Pathetic': Piers Morgan Walks Off Set After Trashing Meghan Markle
Style over meaning when confronted. A production miss or hit? Moving to another Murdoch chanel to come

Snowflake Piers Morgan couldn’t handle being called out by his co-host for his treatment of Meghan Markle.

‘Pathetic’: Piers Morgan Walks Off Set After Trashing Meghan Markle | Crooks and Liars

Old Dog Thought- The Morrison & Murdoch are ducks stamping out bush fires. To be Woke is to be stamping out burning ducks

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Fighting Fake News with REAL 7’3/21; Morrison ain’t WOKE he’s Unconscious. Higgins and Tamale are simply demanding their generational right to cancel a dysfuncional culture the same as first nations peoples have been doing for over 200 years

How Morrison’s media bargaining code sold Australia’s soul to wretched Rupert and Mark Zuckerberg

The News Media Bargaining Code will only further cement what the backward NBN began: a smaller, less informed, more conservative and less democratic Australia. Managing editor Michelle Pini and founder and director David Donovan report.

How Morrison’s media bargaining code sold Australia’s soul to wretched Rupert and Mark Zuckerberg

Travesty – a false or distorted misrepresentation of something – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The only comparison that can be made is that like Murdoch’s NewsCorp, Google and Facebook do not pay taxes – see Crikey’s article – “Tax dodging News Corp continues to rip Australia off – and is subsidised by taxpayers to do so“. Unfortunately, for verification purposes one of the many consequences of the Government’s pernicious agenda to undermine public interest journalism being shared on Facebook is I am unable to share the link to Crikey.

Travesty – a false or distorted misrepresentation of something – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Pay The Bully? Townsville paper hits peak nasty as Rupert Murdoch demands bail-out – Michael West

Pay The Bully? Townsville paper hits peak nasty as Rupert Murdoch demands bail-out – Michael West
Townsville Bulletin AC

Hiding behind a pay wall and in hoc to its advertisers, The Bully, The Townsville Bulletin, is a law unto itself in Queensland as its owners demand subsidies from the Government. Should we pay? asks Kim Wingerei? Meanwhile, Seven Network gets the first forced payment from Google for its “journalism”.

Pay The Bully? Townsville paper hits peak nasty as Rupert Murdoch demands bail-out – Michael West

Kevin Rudd links Rupert Murdoch to Capitol insurrection

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After Whitlam Australia was Murdoch’s training ground for his business model

Kevin Rudd has made blistering accusations that News Corp runs a “protection racket” for the government and acts to “radicalise” Australians, drawing links between founder Rupert Murdoch and the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.

Kevin Rudd links Rupert Murdoch to Capitol insurrection