War, greed and the future of #Syria: @MargaretOConno5 reports






This article is dedicated to ordinary Syrians, whose capacity for hospitality is legendary, including those who went right out of their way for an injured Australian as he lay in pain on the cobblestones of ancient Damascus, and who are now experiencing such desperately hard times. I haven’t forgotten you. Somewhat unexpectedly, I visited Syria […]






Scare tactics and @TonyAbbottMHR’s war on #qanda over @ZakyMallah’s truth bomb: @jansant comments






When the politicisation of “national security” morphs into a vicious attack on the independence of our Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), it’s another sign Australia is racing down the road towards a fascist state. This confected outrage about #qanda reveals the depth of the totalitarian impulse in this government. It frightens me. — Jane Caro (@JaneCaro) […]






#murdochmafia climate change denial: @ekidna1 and @DrRimmer on countering @rupertmurdoch propaganda






[clear] In Australia, there has been a fierce debate over media reporting of climate change, particularly by the Murdoch media empire. In a recent interview in 2014 with Sky News, Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive officer of News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, maintained: ‘We should approach climate change with great scepticism.’ He commented: Climate […]






Abbott’s confession: I never left the Oz in spirit






Margo: Thought Abbott couldn’t grovel to Murdoch more than in his ‘Freedom’s discerning friend‘ speech to the IPA last year? Read this. Address to the Australian’s 50th Birthday Gala Dinner Sydney – Check Against Delivery-under Embargo by Political Alert






A Murdoch-free household is a galaxy too far: @burgewords #CreatingWaves on #NewsCorp






  NEWS sites are getting harder to access for free of late. Paywalls are up and apparently profitable for News Corp and Fairfax. Crikey had one for years and recently Wendy Harmer’s flagship site The Hoopla shut the gate on free reads with its 34 cent per day subscription. Media-hungry online consumers are faced with a choice about […]






The right to insult – Murdoch suggests Muslims to blame for #MH370: @e2mq173 comments






18th March 2014 By Errol Brandt From Left Field Rupert Murdoch was in fine form over the weekend, making wild allegations about those responsible for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight. Rupert made it clear that he believed “Muslims” were to blame for the missing flight. Without evidence – unless he is privy to information denied […]






Freedom commissioner Tim Wilson: method to Abbott’s madness @e2mq173 comments






By Errol Brandt [email protected] The Abbott government has been kind to its supporters by rewarding a number of them with plum government roles. The first came as a spiteful act by Julie Bishop. Days before former Victorian Labor premier Steve Bracks was due to start as Consul-General in New York, Julie Bishop cancelled the appointment […]






Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession by Paul Barry






By Margaret O’Connor 1 November 2013 If you want a quick and telling glimpse of the psychopathology that infested Rupert Murdoch’s power house tabloid News of the World (NoTW), turn to the Leveson Inquiry Hearings for Wednesday, 29 November, 2011. On that day, Paul McMullan, ex-NoTW reporter, reluctantly gave testimony about his work practices there – […]






Wake up. Roll over. Realise this could be the last morning before Tony Abbott becomes PM






By Sarah Capper 6 September 2013 Savour the moment, but only fleetingly – the incumbent PM is not exactly shaking the sauce bottle. Momentarily think about sex appeal. Come properly awake with a flurry of gag reflexes. Turn on the remnants of ABC Rage, but suddenly have painful flashback to last week and Julie Bishop’s music choices.  Realise […]






GetUp! update Murdoch ad ban






By Margo Kingston 4 September 2013 [dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”550px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ] From: Sam McLean – GetUp! <[email protected]> Date: 4 September 2013 13:43:30 AEST Subject: BANNED margo , I’m just off the phone after dozens of radio interviews. Our member-funded ad calling out Murdoch’s bias is causing quite a fuss. Already, 830,000 […]