We see #MurdochsPetitionPanic becoming even more frantic. They appear to be settling on a strategy — personally smear anyone who supports a Royal Commission, rather than face reality of Murdoch’s toxic brand after a decade of abusing monopoly power. Anything to avoid scrutiny.
So Morrison, missing in action during last summer’s bushfires, still made time to kiss the ring of murdoch'>Lachlan Murdoch, one of Australia’s most influential climate sceptics — and he charged taxpayers to do it. Morrison’s leadership hinges on Murdoch’s support.
Murdoch even has an anonymous columnist, “the Mocker”, a keyboard warrior who’s sole responsibility is to menace his fellow Australians. How on earth can the Liberal Government justify paying the Murdoch media $40 million in taxpayer subsidies when they publish such drivel?
These kinds of character assassinations are a huge part of Murdoch’s strategy for seeing off threats to his business interests. How many people have been smeared on the front pages for daring to question the validity of Murdoch’s monopoly? Murdoch rules by a climate of fear.
Something new to #MurdochsPetitionPanic is the broadening of the campaign by co-opting other media. Audio from Thursday’s festival of whinging Murdoch editors was leaked to Fairfax as a warning to others they too will be smeared for publicly backing a #MurdochRoyalCommission .
Watch this remarkable confrontation between a former Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and Paul Kelly, editor-at-large for one of Murdoch's key properties, The Australian. The subject is climate change and the Murdoch empire's disastrous legacy.
Australians have watched with growing anger at what the Murdoch media monopoly is doing to our country. A cancer on democracy. Today I am launching a national petition to establish a #MurdochRoyalCommission . If you value our democracy, please sign here:
Watch former Australian PRime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stuff Paul Kelly into a locker over News Corp's position on climate change. (Kelly is editor-at-large for one of RupertMurdoch’s key properties— The Australian.) This is fantastic...
The 10 most irresponsible public figures in America today (in rough order): 1. Trump 2. Barr 3. Pompeo 4. Miller 5. McConnell 6. Graham 7. Meadows 8. Zuckerberg 9. Bezos 10. Murdoch Who have I left out?