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We have a VERY serious problem

We have a very serious problem. A quite dangerous precedent happening with the deliberate covering-up of political damaging information by the mainstream media (MSM). This, combined with a never-ending onslaught by the Murdoch journalists to attempt to divide the community on ethnic, demographic, religious and personal life-style preference lines is slowly corrupting our community. We are already a divided nation on ethnic and religious lines, driven sometimes to fatal fever-pitch by right-wing shock-jocks feeding the Murdoch media hate-machine.

A study of past societies will easily demonstrate that a nation divided cannot stand, but it is also well documented that while leadership could be corrupt, if the people living under that tyranny are in the majority – united and acting with their core decency intact – that nation can rise above such corruption. This is the case now in Australia, I believe we, as a people, have a core decency that can rise above this corrupt government and once again restore the respect and honesty to governance that is required.

But … if this current condition of giving the Murdoch media a free rein to spread its vile base of division and hate continually through our community – the eventual result of such cancer could tip the scales so that if the majority of the citizens is persuaded to go along with the corruption promoted and practiced by this government and its vested interests – there will be little hope for long-term peace and equality in our community.

At this moment it is without doubt that it is the Murdoch media (above all other MSM outlets) which is concentrating its vitriol on the most vulnerable. The recent admission of the once Prime Minister Tony Abbott, to laying drunk in the building while a vote on the rescuing of the economy of our nation was being debated on the floor of the House demonstrates how inept and unsuitable for the office of Prime Minister that man was. Yet this most important and political dynamite information, while being well-known (and suspected along with other salacious hints of behaviour) in the Press Gallery circles and “insiders” of government, it was not delivered to the Australian people by those self-appointed guardians of democracy; The Fourth Estate, until just recently. Sure, the rumours did fly, but were not corroborated. In fact, I would go so far as to claim these facts – along with a host of other totally outrageous behaviour actions, including the rumoured flirtations with his Chief of Staff (that was a most gross insult to his marriage partner) – in itself ought to have disqualified him from holding any office above janitor for Alan Jones’s private dunny!

What has been happening is the deliberate and conspiratorial collusion – by mainly the Murdoch media and its employees – to have foisted upon our nation so that vested interests could lobby such a government to damage, destroy or implement policy disadvantageous to the national interests so as to facilitate an open-house, free-market, winner take all economy most suitable for the 1% and the devil take the hindermost.

This is now reached its most dangerous stage. The politicising of overseeing authorities, the castration of the office of Solicitor General, the corruption of the ACCC, the implementation of a ruthless ABCC to hit upon union activity, the strange and inconsistent behaviour of the policing and security agencies, the complicit behaviour of a certain magistrate in a recent TURC Royal Commission … and the list goes on. We have a serious situation in place that will warrant intense investigation as one of the first order if Labor gain office at the next election.

There will have to be some sort of investigative tribunal put in place to look into the connections between those vested interest institutions like the banks, the business council, energy suppliers, the above government authorities and the mainstream media (particularly those arrogant mouthpieces in the Murdoch media, who, while sheltering under the protective umbrella of their Australian passports seem only too willing to sell the interests of our/their nation out to an overseas national who is their paymaster – an act of treason if ever there was one, and a behaviour that should deserve the most stringent account before a court of law!)

There will have to be oversight of the MSM, particularly in regards to the Canberra Press Gallery. This “institution”, acting now as little more than a cabal of vested interests and lobby groups will have to be stripped of its press-status and admission to the the House Press Gallery and a complete review done on each and every member. They have shown past reluctance in the integrity of their responsibility of “frank and fearless” reporting of those representing our democracy, and if they cannot be relied upon to tell the truth or report the details relevant to our making a decision on who is to future govern the nation, then they do not deserve the privilege or right of entry to the heart of the Parliament.

I, in my own tin-pot way will be exercising my right from this day by serially blocking all MSM journalists from my Twitter stream that I do not feel have come up to a decent standard of honest reporting on the politics and politicians of the day. And that will certainly be every Murdoch journalist without exception. And I acknowledge it may not seem much of an action, perhaps even laughable in some quarters, but I am also aware, as should we all, that in this moment of history, Social Media is the major source of outlet for the distribution of information and disinformation … and by blocking them, I am protesting against the spread through my followers and their followers of the most vital distribution outlet of the Murdoch media.

They can go screw themselves!

 


22 comments

  1. mark

    And,anyone who buys into foxtel,complicit.mark

  2. Clean livin

    Hopefully, long memories will prevail, and what you say will come to pass, along with, could I suggest a RC into the Murdoch press, its collusions, its tax evasion, its $$$ contribution from the government, etc, etc, etc.

  3. Harquebus

    “Australia, I believe we, as a people, have a core decency that can rise above this corrupt government”
    Not enough courage and besides, the footy finals have arrived. The circus will prevail and then there will be cricket. Just add beer. What more can an Aussie want?

    “They can go screw themselves!”
    They can but, they won’t. The Aussie public has been dumbed down and is now too easy a lay. Oh oh. Am I allowed to say that?

    I am watching the ABC less and less now for the same reason. Their recent spate of total rubbish feel good fillers is also an example of a transformation of a news and information service to a government propaganda outlet.

    “Lateline, broadcast a sensational interview with a man whose face was concealed. Described as a “youth worker” who had lived in the Aboriginal community of Mutitjulu, he made a series of lurid, bizarre and false allegations.
    Subsequently exposed as a senior government official who reported directly to the minister, Mal Brough, his claims were discredited by the Australian Crime Commission, the Northern Territory Police and a damning report by child medical specialists. The community received no apology.”
    “Lateline’s ‘sexual slavery in Mutitjulu’ story was a ruse almost from start to finish.”
    “the story that went out on air was largely a fiction.”
    “Lateline knew Andrews worked for the minister, and chose to deliberately lie about his real identity.”
    “Having thoroughly investigated itself, the ABC found that it had done nothing wrong”
    “It must surely be the first time in Australian media history where an outlet breaks a story that sparks a major police inquiry, and then refuses to report on the results of that police inquiry.”
    “And for the record, to this day, ABC’s Media Watch program has still never uttered one word about the entire issue.”
    https://newmatilda.com/2017/06/23/bad-aunty-seven-years-how-abc-lateline-sparked-racist-nt-intervention/

    “One thing I resent is the slur that I just support political candidates because of the business.” – Rupert Murdoch

    “I’m not ashamed of any of my papers at all and I’m rather sick of snobs that tell us that they’re bad papers, snobs who only read papers that no one else wants. I doubt if they read many papers at all.” – Rupert Murdoch

    “I feel that people I trusted – I don’t know who, on what level – have let me down, and I think they have behaved disgracefully, and it’s for them to pay. And I think, frankly, that I’m the best person to see it through.” – Rupert Murdoch

    “There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there’s just millions of voices and people want to be heard.” — Rupert Murdoch

    “I’m a catalyst for change. You can’t be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place.” — Rupert Murdoch

  4. Joseph Carli

    “While rivers everywhere glisten in many different colours, a sewer looks the same in any place…”

  5. Glenn Barry

    I saw some media commentators on I think it was PBS Newshour discussing the vile hatred and bigotry emanating from Fox News and the like and the way it’s been poisoning that country for years.

    Unfortunately we have the same toxic infection here emanating from media outlets controlled by the same vile proprietor.

    I will shed tears of joy on the announcement of that mans death…

    The true tragedy is that there are so many citizens out there nurturing hatred in search of a target for that hatred – they seem to want to be told but have never paused for reflection on why they have the need for such thoughts and emotions in the first instance

  6. advocate for democracy

    It is very good news that Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon did not get their greedy, grubby hands on Chanel Ten.

    Happy days for a minor step towards rebuilding our democracy, as changes to media laws that would give the phone hacking, criminal, poisonous Murdoch, more political and media power in Australia, were held up in the Senate.

    Yes…happy days!

  7. Joseph Carli

    Yes..but CBS still have to get approval from the foreign investment review board (or some such) and you can lay bets on Murdoch calling in a few favours from those corrupt LNP members to try and block the purchase…I believe Turnbull has already blamed Shorten for delaying the media law changes from going through the senate for the deal..

  8. Jaquix

    Sympathise with your pain re Murdoch manipulation of the media landscape. Great news (I hope) today that CBS has snapped up channel 10 under the nose of Lachlan Murdoch, it seems. Think we need an outside source of info/news. Even if it is American! Re Twitter, I take the opposite view, call out these Murdoch journalists, don’t let their poison go unchallenged. Mind you, seems to me they don’t get the free run they used to.

  9. silkworm

    If Channel 10 became a 24/7 station of Stephen Colbert reruns, I could go along with that.

  10. wam

    it is a very lucky employee that has never had to choose between principles and their job. Politically arguments are in admin meetings but ultimately if the boss rejects your arguments and entreats to set his rules you follow without rancour or resign. Murdoch has a way of inducing zeal into his editors to the extent they have gone to gaol for him.

    I have puzzled over your ‘a nation divided cannot stand’ because physics says no to that unless acted on by a force large enough to overcome inertia.
    Can billy engender the required momentum?

  11. Joseph Carli

    ” I have puzzled over your … “…perhaps you “think” too much?

  12. wam

    haha I wish I could control or, at least, organise my thoughts.

    The rabbott through 2010-13 divided us. His actions/lies were not challenged but once when gillard destroyed him.

    Yet without following up he stood and she fell.

    Will billy push enough to topple the lnp?.

  13. Joseph Carli

    ” Will billy push enough to topple the lnp?.”..THAT, wam is the million dollar question…But can one propose..: Is it necessary for Bill to push , or perhaps just with a guiding nudge, with imperceptible force, this clumsy, obese beast of a political failure stumbling forward toward a cliff of fatal certainty?

  14. Harquebus

    silkworm
    I read recently that the late night talk show hosts satirize politics in order to make serious issues seem less serious. I don’t watch theProject nor the ABC’s Mad as Hell for that reason.
    I find nothing funny about comedians making fun of serious issues. Just another side to a very serious problem.

    Wam
    This might help. Depending on your gender of course.

    “Results showed that the men who looked at erotic photos actually did a lot better on the test than men who had, I guess, flipped through Better Homes and Gardens.”
    http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/9-reasons-watch-online-erotica

  15. wam

    Dear dear Harquebus what a great read!!!

    I can see albert with his MC bared for all the world to see and it reminded me of the old joke about him on an indian reservation where the chiefs 3 wives had just given birth on with twins on a hippo hide and the others on moose hides. Albert intoned
    the squaw in the hippopotamus hide equals the squaws on the other two hides.

    My eyes are dimming but I haven’t gone blind????

    I blame Fida??
    Fida known what I was talking about it would make sense.

  16. Harquebus

    “For more than two years now, it’s been obvious that Donald Trump is a disaster on almost every level except one – he’s great for the media business.”
    “Who did we think would rise to prominence in our rage-filled, hyper-stimulated media environment? Sensitive geniuses?
    We spent years selling the lowest common denominator. Now the lowest common denominator is president. How can it be anything but self-deception to pretend this is an innocent coincidence?”
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/taibbi-blame-media-for-creating-world-dumb-enough-for-trump-w499649

    Wam
    Thanks for the chuckle.

    theAIMN
    This website works ten time better with java script disabled which, unless I need to edit my comments, is how I view it.

  17. jimhaz

    [I read recently that the late night talk show hosts satirize politics in order to make serious issues seem less serious. I don’t watch theProject nor the ABC’s Mad as Hell for that reason.
    I find nothing funny about comedians making fun of serious issues. Just another side to a very serious problem.]

    Dude – get a life. Together with your prepping you must be tight as a camel’s arse in a sandstorm.

  18. stephengb2014

    Harquebus
    I found your comment about the NT intervention intriguing and so I read the New Maltida link you provided.

    You have exposed my ignorance to a new knowledge.

    Thank you

    SGB

  19. wam

    yes a gentle nudge every day on the window of every labor office in Aust go for the pisspot every week ‘eg how pissed was he when he said ‘shit happens’ then wow how many wines does it take to munch on an onion was the wink after red or white wine? heaps of examples on him and others had dutton been pussing on with the rabbott when ….

    if he can pose the questions the auto cue children would ask the lnp that may be enough plus the old technique of answering a question with a question may surprise the ‘journos’ who are busy working out their next question with no attempt to listen to the answer.
    I would love unlmann to get slammed

  20. Ted

    A great piece Joseph, but unlike yourself I do continue to watch the bile from the Murdoch toilet of journalism, allbeit in doses small enough to not cause permanent damage. I feel compelled to stay ‘informed’ on their version of current affairs. Im not sure if I should seek proffesional help ..

  21. Joseph Carli

    Ted..Ambulance chasing was a kind of suburban sport when I was young…those with an interest in things macabre would chase after ambulances and fire engines and even police cars (at a respectable distance) just to get a look at any gory accidents first hand….but that was in the days before television…now..as you say, there is the Murdoch media to keep us “informed” about anything that will make us afraid.

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