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Back to the future? Red scare alarmism shakes the Murdoch empire over G20 shirtfront

What a strange bunch of headlines today on Murdoch’s Australian tabloid newspapers.

It’s almost as if the last 25 years never happened. In the week that the world is celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall — the most potent symbol of the end of the Cold War — Murdoch’s crazy liquid modern tabloid editors have raised the spectre of a ‘Red Scare’. 970 more words

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In the court of the Sun King, truth plays second fiddle to the gospel of Murdochracy

There is a fifth dimension; a parallel universe that revolves around a decrepit, dying and dangerous orb of hot gasses that is liable to frequent explosions raining down hot solar gusts of bile and venom on any random planetary object that displeases the ancient Sun King. 1,687 more words

Celebrities, Whores And Losers

When a spade's a spade, let's not be afraid to say so

This piece was published today on New Matilda.

Andrew Bolt’s ‘hurt’ over Marcia Langton’s comments was confected to force another humiliating backdown from the ABC, at a time when it’s already under threat, writes Martin Hirst… 724 more words

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EXCLUSIVE or 'EXCUSIVE'? The Australian's war against logic

I gave up my subscription to The Australian just over a year ago. It was the one resolution from New Year 2012-13 that I made and kept. 2,434 more words

Right to know: the ‘nation’, the ‘people’ and the Fourth Estate

We might forgive politicians for putting the “national” interest before the “public” interest. But when the news media makes the same mistake, it is time to be worried. 907 more words

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The Daily Telegraph has no credibility on journalism standards

It is simultaneously amusing and sickening to see News Limited newspapers attempting to lecture the ABC on standards in journalism.

Coming from the organisation that brought you the Abbott government, whether you wanted it, or not, it is a bit rich to complain of un-Australian, left-wing bias at the national broadcaster. 1,157 more words

Celebrities, Whores And Losers

We can no longer take these 'journalists' seriously

Any casual reader of Ethical Martini will know that I am a critic of News Limited’s newspapers; not because they are bad newspapers, but because of the hardcore conservative political agenda that they execute with extreme prejudice. 2,766 more words

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