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Is the UK campaign against The Sun influencing campaigns here?

Mark Fletcher
December 7th, 2017 · 3 Comments

The campaign in the UK against the Murdoch owned The Sun newspaper is legendary, with plenty of newsagents being public about their refusal to stock the title. Given this tweet in the lead up to the Queensland state election I wonder if about the traction  for a similar campaign here.

Australians are no longer influenced by @rupertmurdoch propaganda rags and will continue to #BoycottMurdochMedia every day. I actually saw a sign up in a newsagents window saying “We don’t sell Murdoch’s propaganda rags here” 😂 I Love democracy #QLDvotes #Auspol #insiders #qt

There is the question of the role of the newsagent as censor and there is the question of the role of any newspaper in engaging in an overt political campaign to serve it s own interests as we have seen in recent years in Australia.


Category: Ethics · Newspapers

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Colin, Malvern SA // Dec 7, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Not a fan of Murdoch and the Sun will have to live with the consequences of its shameful sensationalist headlines. The true facts and corrupt parties are conveniently dumped by the left wing agenda that has hijacked some genuine localised revulsion and turned it into a movement to further their political aims.

    Resist censorship and stock.


  • 2 Leon // Dec 7, 2017 at 9:41 AM

    I don’t really see it as censorship. A business should be free to sell and customers free to buy. As long as someone is selling & someone is buying, the market will decide.


  • 3 James // Dec 8, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Im calling Bulldust on the tweet about the sign in the newsagents window. If the newsagent ain’t selling a Murdoch paper in Queensland, they ain’t selling a paper. If he’s in the country and they’re only selling the local and its not Murdoch, good luck with that. Either that Newsagent has transformed their Newsagenting business into something else, or you can add them to the 4 years and counting of 7 to 8 Newsagents per week around Australia closing their doors.

    Isnt the first rule of retail – I am not my customer.


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