What needs to be done for the stinking mainstream media (MSM).
As I see it, the majority of problems have two origins: Problems Created (in the original design); and Problems Arising (from result of application). The first can be excused as unforeseen, the second can be deduced from incremental measures while in use. The logic is in how to deal with the problem once it is obvious.
We have a problem in governance in Australia. The two major parties are now polarized between Capital Economics and Social Economics. The problem has arisen that the application of one is seen to compete to destroy the other. This is a foolish beat-up used to belittle Labor’s capability to successfully meld the two to bring about great social and financial security for the nation. The AAA credit rating, the saving from the GFC, and the implementation of fantastic social necessities like carbon trading, NDIS, the NBN and Gonski are proof positive that social economics can be done with negotiation and respect.
It is the mainstream media that has done the damage to this nation’s aspirations through its various gormless dupes that have swung behind the money-men and have used their positions and (former) credibility to persuade a trusting public to make the most grievous voting mistake in the history of Australian politics.
One can read today of the push by corporate energy – and LNP politicians – and backed up by the Murdoch press to build new coal-fired power stations in Australia. In this day and age and technical capability, it is like re-introducing a new model of the “Stanley Steamer” motor car. (“The Stanley Motor Carriage Company was an American manufacturer of steam-engine vehicles; it operated from 1902 to 1924″). (Wikipedia).
These traitors in the Murdoch press corps will one day have to be “dealt with” … they have persisted to sabotage and undermine the nations economics, communications and even our democracy for many years without the slightest degree of care or concern as to who is hurt by their perfidious behavior. Yes, they will have to be dealt with one day. A tribunal to judge their betrayal of us, the people, and we, the nation. It cannot come soon enough.
I can see such a tribunal being set up on the social media platform. A photo-shopped scene of a courtroom with appropriate officials in place, replete with magistrate and jury. And the defendant in the dock. And they could be either a known or at least alluded to by nick-name member of the MSM. And they will be charged with the appropriate accusations, say, common treason … and evidence could be gathered from their own by-lines and printed works from various sources in the media, and presented as evidence or exhibits and bloggers could present via commentary either defence or prosecution cases.
Then a summing-up could be presented or invited by a selected regular contributor to the blog and judgement brought down and sentence or acquittal given. This could be a start to what I would term a “Citizen’s Court” and could be used in a variety of cases. Of course, there would be no liability on the decision, and caution would have to be taken not to produce litigation material, but the constant use of referral by allusion or nick-name could solve that dilemma, as in “The Parrot” or “Dog-f#cker” or “Toolman” etc … names we are familiar with on social media but are not “branded” to their identity.
It is these MSM commentators who, in making such a fool of themselves in not being savvy to the public perception of what constitutes a good leader, have sold their names and fidelity to their nation like the commonest of prostitutes for the measliest of coinage to get their names in a by-line print on the mastheads of the most reviled humanoid since Sweeny Todd or Myra Hindley (to be gender neutral!).
The fact that these journo’s chop and change their perspective on the whim of the foreign national who employs them demonstrates their capacity and loyalty to the mogul and shows in no uncertain terms their willingness to betray the interests of their country. They have embraced treason as a vehicle to pursue their objective and have used political dissent as their excuse to commit such. Whatever their lame excuses, they have taken the shekels from their masters, they have “fingered” the victims for their masters and then proceeded to demonise, demoralize and dissect those victims of their twisted delusions. And so stand guilty of the charge.
They have nothing left to offer us as either legitimate opinion, nor excuses of propriety. The best they can do to save their miserable hides is to retire behind their gated communities in a fool’s disgrace or go find some dark, dank corner somewhere far away from us and there die in wretched dishonour … ust try to make sure the ongoing stench from your rotting carcass, like your dirty writing, no longer befouls our nostrils!
Get thee behind us, Charlatans!