Tag: Murdoch

Distracted by hate, we are robbed – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Stack of Australian currency

We are at a crossroads. The Ultra High Net Worth Individual (UHNWI) class is creating a new international feudal order, assisted by the professional enabler class including politicians in pursuit of their money. One of those enabling mechanisms is the media. In Australia, News Corp serves as the strongest weapon in the creation of their desired world.

Source: Distracted by hate, we are robbed – » The Australian Independent Media Network

King Charles conspires with Rupert Murdoch to destroy his son Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Kangaroo Court of Australia

Rupert Murdoch and King Charles

Individuals Harry and Megan battle “The Firm” and the Corporation what chance do they have in a long-lasting war? Murdoch knows he can’t lose no matter what happens. Let the millions roll in.

King Charles has been colluding with Rupert Murdoch, via his wife Camilla, to destroy the reputation of his son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. Prince Harry has strongly alluded to this without expressly stating it in numerous interviews he has given to promote his new book.

Source: King Charles conspires with Rupert Murdoch to destroy his son Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleKangaroo Court of Australia

The Ultra High Net Worth Individual’s strongest weapon: News Corp – Pearls and Irritations

Chess pieces. Gold king winner surrounded with silver chess pieces on chess board game competition. Ultra wealth concept Image: iStock

We are at a crossroads. The Ultra High Net Worth Individual (UHNWI) class is creating a new international feudal order, assisted by the professional enabler class including politicians in pursuit of their money. One of those enabling mechanisms is the media. In Australia, News Corp serves as the strongest weapon in the creation of their desired world.

Source: The Ultra High Net Worth Individual’s strongest weapon: News Corp – Pearls and Irritations

From Morrison to Porter, Murdoch to Musk, 2022 was the year of wonderful, sweet comeuppance | The Shot

David Milner has already labelled 2022 “annus stupidus”, but 2022 was also a turning point. From Scott Morrison to Christian Porter to Elon Musk, so much stupid was met with so much comeuppance. And for that, we should be thankful. Here are 2022’s top shit-heels getting exactly what they deserve.

Source: From Morrison to Porter, Murdoch to Musk, 2022 was the year of wonderful, sweet comeuppance | The Shot

Best of 2022: White Man’s Media: The Washington consensus and legacy media frames and conditions our thinking and actions. An updated repost by John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

White mans media

News Corp was a key supporter of the Iraq War — the Murdoch War. Of the 173 Murdoch papers worldwide only one, The Hobart Mercury opposed the war. Murdoch told us in 2003: ‘I think Bush acted very morally, very correctly. US troops will soon be welcomed as liberators’. His foreign editor on The Australian, Greg Sheridan, could not contain himself. ‘The bold eagle of American power is aloft, high above the humble earth. For as it soars and sweeps it sees victory, power and opportunity’. He is still in his job. Murdoch prefers loyalty to competence in all those around him, including his family.

Even some of the legacy media apologised for their support of the illegal war in Iraq. But never Murdoch nor for that matter John Howard.

News Corp in Australia for over a decade has also led the campaign of denial on climate change.

The US military/business/security complex exercises destructive and pervasive power. Legacy media supplies a favourable frame for that complex.

Our derivative media ties us to the white legacy media of the North Atlantic. It frames our view of the world.

 

Most political colonies have come to an end. But a colonial mind set continues in the media and promotes a ‘colonisation of the mind’.

Source: Best of 2022: White Man’s Media: The Washington consensus and legacy media frames and conditions our thinking and actions. An updated repost by John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

Is This the End of Our National Trump Bender? Yeah, We’ve Heard That One Before | The Smirking Chimp

Unfortunately, it’s not only in America where Trumpians rule despite their moral and character flaws. Think of Berlusconi, Putin, and Netanyahu the Middle East and then simply compare the leaders of the world in general and you will find that Trump is just one among many.

Trump just happens to prefer the global ratings and he isn’t the first celebrity to have turned to politics for ego-driving money and power. But, he also had Murdoch’s global PR empire behind him in a quid pro quo rating relationship dance. Good bad or ugly made no difference to Murdoch or Trump as long as they had the attention. Adding FB, and Twitter,  to the mix and influence for mutual gain is easier to see than the algorithms and bots doing their work for him.

Has Trump come to attention deficit? Has Murdoch really turned it off yet?

His diabolical slipperiness does more than keep him in the news and in the public eye. Nearly everything surrounding the man is grimly hypnotic. I’ve been covering politics for just over 50 years, and I cannot recall another American politician who has proved more spellbinding in the way he lives his personal and public life, not to mention the way he has sold himself, with his New York accent, multiple ex-wives and mistresses, business scandals and all the rest of it to the American public, or to 74 million members of it, anyway.

Source: Is This the End of Our National Trump Bender? Yeah, We’ve Heard That One Before | The Smirking Chimp

Old Dog Thought- The Election has truly started with Costello’s donation to the Vic LNP

He’s taken the words out of Murdochs mouth and applied them to Ch9 and what was once the Fairfax press

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 5/11/22, Peter Costello has walked in the room; “IBAC Uncovers” “but we don’t know what” Hanso down $250K The Mad Hatters Tea Party;

Queen Elizabeth and King Rupert: seven decades of exercising soft power and hard – Michael West

Queen Elizabeth Rupert Murdoch

As Queen Elizabeth is laid to rest, only one living person remains who can match her for length of service at the head of a family firm. And while Rupert Murdoch’s publications have caused the royal family plenty of grief, there are many similarities between him and the late monarch, as Crikey founder Stephen Mayne reports.

Source: Queen Elizabeth and King Rupert: seven decades of exercising soft power and hard – Michael West

Old Dog Thought- John Pilger delivers his contempt to the media barons the likes of Murdoch who stopped delivering news years ago

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, published in 1776. Paine wasn’t just contemptuous of one particular British ruler but of monarchs in general.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 12/9/22; Twitter Censorship; Canada; The Monarchy; Thomas Paine, ICAC; John Pliger; Murdoch;

Lachlan Murdoch letters: Why Crikey is publishing the legal papers

Today we’re publishing a series of lengthy legal demands sent to us over the past two months by Lachlan Murdoch, the billionaire chairman of News Corp and Fox Corporation, as well as our lawyers’ replies to those demands.

Lachlan Murdoch letters: Why Crikey is publishing the legal papers

Lachlan Murdoch fires off legal threats against Crikey over January 6 article

The Murdoch’s claim to be major supporters of “free speech” but only as long as it’s not directed at them it seems. Their company Fox News has never shown it was strongly critical of what occurred that day. In fact they have shown to be major supporters and in no way apologists for what had occurred. Stronger criticism of Fox News was certainly provided by much of American media and in stronger terms but they took no action. Why is Australia the place they are taking their Godzilla like legal stand?

Lachlan Murdoch has threatened online news website Crikey with legal action over an article that suggested he and his media mogul father Rupert Murdoch were responsible for the riots at the US Capitol in January.

Lachlan Murdoch fires off legal threats against Crikey over January 6 article

Rupert falls out with Jerry and Donald – » The Australian Independent Media Network

There is an old saying that it’s easier to break up a marriage than a business partnership making mutual profit. The talk of Trump without Murdoch or Murdoch without Trump is beyond belief.

In the space of a few weeks Rupert Murdoch has dumped both Jerry Hall and Donald Trump. One dumped for threatening to cost him money and one because he can no longer deliver Rupert’s other love-power.

Rupert falls out with Jerry and Donald – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Statements by Coalition ministers soured China relationship: Wang

Whatsmore it all began with Murdoch media and revenge for having been kicked out of China. While Abbott was celebrating his leapfrog over the ALP’s relationship with China and the FTA. Murdoch press was on the attack and the crescendo came with Trump.

China’s Foreign Minister told Penny Wong that inflammatory statements by the Coalition government soured diplomatic relations that led to Australia being cut off from official communications, according to a statement issued from Beijing on Sunday.

Source: Statements by Coalition ministers soured China relationship: Wang

If you think traffic jams are inconvenient wait until you hear about the climate crisis | The Shot

Nothing normal.

Misinformation breeds the misconception that our climate isn’t up shit creek which in turn leads to governments not feeling much pressure to actually do something about it. And even ostensibly left-wing governments need to feel pressure on this issue.  

This is why activists of the sort that pissed off half of car-owning Sydney this week are so important. They serve as a counter-balance to the mainstream narrative that things are just fine and dandy the way they are. Yes, being late on the road sucks, but you should have seen the traffic in Lismore earlier this year. 

Source: If you think traffic jams are inconvenient wait until you hear about the climate crisis | The Shot

Old Dog Thought- The woman the LNP would have lead the Nation works for Murdoch of course

Australia’s Pride

Fighting Fake News with REAL; 13/6/22; Credlin reveals Australia’s LNP spirit; Dutton and Murdoch Goosestep; ABC under Paul Fletcher; Fletcher writes for the Murdochracy; Mother Nature Speaks

The Coalition didn’t do much on nuclear energy while in office. Why are they talking about it now? | Nuclear power | The Guardian

Hinkley Point C nuclear plant under construction in the UK

The con: Is the delay. It is in and money to be made in distracting the transition to a more rapid closure of the fossil fuel industry even if the case for renewable clean energy has been proved. If you can’t beat the argument’s direction of progress then delay it for as long as possible. Just as the LNP, IPA and Murdoch are a coalition for the defense of fossil fuels and will now continue to be, while declaring they are on board with reducing emissions and profiting from their efforts.

the Institute of Public Affairs, a rightwing group with a history of climate science denial that is supported by fossil fuel and mining interests, released what it described as polling showing people were open to the idea of nuclear energy. News Corp newspapers ran its arguments uncritically.

Why does the case for nuclear energy persist?

There is an assumption by some people, including Coalition MPs, that renewable energy cannot do the job, despite the expert advice that says otherwise. These critiques rarely address that advice head on.

But there is also a long history of nuclear energy being used as a delaying tactic for acting on climate change in Australia, including by fossil fuel interests.

Source: The Coalition didn’t do much on nuclear energy while in office. Why are they talking about it now? | Nuclear power | The Guardian

Anthony Albanese defeats Rupert Murdoch to become 31st PM of Australia

Will the News Corpse business model change? Not at all because the money and wealth that they feed off is not Democratically distributed. Harvey Norman still advertises with them and remembers Frydenberg gave him the money.

Australia has voted for a new government as Labor’s Anthony Albanese gained enough seats to form a minority government and stop Murdoch’s Liberal-National Party Coalition’s attempt at governing for a fourth consecutive term.

Source: Anthony Albanese defeats Rupert Murdoch to become 31st PM of Australia

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

May be an image of 2 people and text that says '#BREAKING: ScoMo has met with Rupert Murdoch for a private dinner in New York. York i E'

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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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