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Shame on the people at News Corp’s The Australian for this poster

Mark Fletcher
November 11th, 2018 · 3 Comments

This newspaper promotional poster for The Australian demonstrates what News Corp does in this country, using its media outlets to interfere in our democracy, to knowing mis-state the situation for its own commercial benefit, through political support and patronage.

Shame on News Corp. Shame on everyone at the company involved deciding to proceed with the poster.

This poster is disgusting in my opinion.

At the time of producing this poster, the editorial team knew:

  1. A Liberal male parliamentarian used parliamentary privilege to trigger the the situation.
  2. You could argue the ‘crisis’ began at a social event, which it did. The person abused by the male Labor leader decided to not pursue the matter. Once sober, the Labor leader should have confessed and resigned.
  3. While the ALP leader quit last week, it was done quickly, not like the liberal leadership mess in Canberra that took weeks to resolve. By comparison, the replacement of the leader is hardly a ‘crisis’.
  4. The victim did not want the matter publicised, did not want to formally complain about the matter.
  5. The contents of the poster are false and misleading.

For News Corp. to blame the victim, who happened to be an ABC journalist, is appalling, dishonest.

I don’t understand why people buy this poisonous propaganda trash.


Category: Ethics · Social responsibility

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andrew t // Nov 12, 2018 at 7:29 AM

    You conveniently forgot to mention a slime Labour politician slipping his hand gown her pants. Convenient


  • 2 Megan // Nov 12, 2018 at 10:46 AM

    Mark – thank you very very much for writing this post.

    It could reasonably be argued (as per your point 2) that it was not a Liberal parliamentarian who triggered the situation. It was Foley, who seemed to think that alcohol gave him an excuse to drop the facade and treat a woman as an object – to be touched and pawed simply because he wanted to.

    Bring on the day when all men ‘get’ that this is unacceptable.


  • 3 Leon Tonna // Nov 12, 2018 at 11:18 AM

    ALL men will never get that it is unacceptable. There will always be murder theft & every other crime. We should be grateful that 99.9999% of men consider it unacceptable. Maybe we should concentrate a little more on the majority of decent people rather than the minority of scumbags who hopefully will be punished.
    But that doesn’t sell rags.


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