investigating the nature of fact in the digital age

Political reporters fail to tell the whole story

In Uncategorized on June 29, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Interesting piece on the media’s complicity – unwitting? intentional? – in the downfall of Julia Gillard. By Sally Young, Melbourne University

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/political-reporters-fail-to-tell-the-whole-story-20130626-2oxa9.html

  1. Comments on that item referenced in the Age are now closed, so I’ll post my comment here (if that’s okay) ……..
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    Such a shame Julia Gillard was cut down, not because of her performance, but because of the performance of others in spreading and promoting hatred.

    For 2 years or more, most Oz media and the rabid Shock Jocks drenched the populous with brainwashing bile, marinating their heads with poisonous spin, whipping them into a frenzy, mouths dripping with venom and their heads full of hatred until they were so psyched up they actually believed the disgusting things being said.

    Hundreds of years ago, the Witchdoctor did something similar in whipping the young mindless warriors into a frenzy around the campfire before sending them off to attack a nearby tribe. They believed the Whitchdoctor.

    It worked then and it’s working today. But Julia didn’t deserve it.

    She has taken this hatred with her, so now the Witchdoctors will work fevorishly to “create” a similar intense hatred of Rudd.

    They really do intensify the meaning of that great Australian noun, “Bastards”.

    http://cartoonmick.wordpress.com/editorial-political/#jp-carousel-574

    Cheers

    Mick

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