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By Margo Kingston 4 September 2013   Here is the Ad

No Fibs Bennelong reporter @preciouspress counters Paul Sheehan race attack on @jasonyatsenli

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By Jack Sumner 29 August 2013 In the Sydney Morning Herald today Paul Sheehan wrote “Labor pulls out race card in bid to win over Chinese“. His flimsy justification for this serious allegation is: “During the 2007 campaign, Labor shamelessly played the race card in Bennelong against Howard, emphasising Rudd’s fluency in Mandarin, his links to […]

ABC loses plot on ethics and news, citizen journos shine

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by Margo Kingston 21 June 2013    Update 22 September 2013 Dear ABC Insiders, I note that you had Piers Akerman back on the Insiders program this morning after a three month hiatus following his heinous comments about Prime Minister Gillard’s sexuality on June 16th this year which resulted in many members of the public […]

@MsGraceCollier Cleavage fact check

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by David Marler June 17, 2013 Yesterday on the ABC Radio National Outsiders program, debate turned to cleavage. On the panel to discuss the ‘Pandora’s box of political sexism’, National Affairs Editor for Crikey, Bernard Keane; writer, feminist, sociologist and social commentator, Eva Cox and Grace Collier, columnist and industrial relations consultant. For the first half of the […]

Don’t walk past, @abcmarkscott and @dailytelegraph

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  Update: Barrie Cassidy on Jon Faine just said News Management are reviewing Piers Akerman position as we speak. #abc774 — No Fibs Geek (@geeksrulz) June 20, 2013     @abcmarkscott + K Williams ( News Ltd CEO), 'THE STANDARD YOU WALK PAST IS THE STANDARD YOU ACCEPT' Follow Fairfax example. @jointdestroyer — margo kingston […]

Is the media reporting facts or opinion, and how does one tell the difference?

Row 1: Budget Coverage. Row 2: Budget Reply Coverage

By Paul Davis May 29, 2013 The second Tuesday in May saw the Federal Government hand down the 2013-14 Federal Budget, with the Federal Opposition budget reply the following Thursday. While some people may be avid budget followers and analyse the speeches and budget papers, chances are the majority of Australian’s rely on the media […]

@albericie debates @chriskkenny on media self regulation reform: And the winner is?

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Wish the left would do something right for a change. Left gives up values in favour of politicking blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/chriskenny/ind… — Chris Kenny (@chriskkenny) March 14, 2013 @chriskkenny It’s not a left/right issue but one of fairness why should TV & radio news be regulated but print news not? who’s politicking? — Emma Alberici (@albericie) March […]

@Barnaby_Joyce states the case for Labor’s media merger ‘public interest test’: How will the Nats vote?

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By Margo Kingston March 17, 2013 The National Party has long opposed further media domination by Rupert Murdoch, as detailed in the two media policy chapters in my book. It fought against John Howard’s weakening of media concentration laws to facilitate Murdoch expansion, and Barnaby Joyce actually crossed the floor in 2006 to vote for his […]

Sane analysis and comment on media reform

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By Margo Kingston March 15, 2013 In this post we’ve linked to sane analysis and commentary on media reform. We’ve also asked you to nominate a fair, accurate and balanced MSM news story  - the criteria print media groups tell their self-regulation body the Press Council they strive for. If you can bear it, here is Crikey’s wrap […]

Media despots, tsars and henchmen bury media reform

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By Noely Nate March 13, 2013 OMG! Australian Media Reform means the sky falling in, freedom of the press under attack, the Government trying to gag the media.  Growing anger at ‘Soviet’ media reforms, Gillard’s Henchman Attacks Our Freedom (great Mao photoshop on that one). My personal favourite is Press tsar to check standards from The Australian, our supposedly pre-eminent National paper.  Hell, even Blind Freddy […]