media ownership chart
media

Is your news simply a narrative?

Somebody once said that history is written by the winners. A  similar saying could be applied to the news.  In effect the news as reported by the mainstream legacy media is told by those that control the flow of information. It is very rare to get the full picture from …

Politics

Australia the Police State

The Australian government has once again taken the opportunity to remind Australians that they live in a police state.  Today, police armed with the necessary warrants raided the home of Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph editor, Annika Smethhurst who had earlier reported on government plans to give greater spying powers to the …

media

Is ABC Australia the Deep State’s Bitch?

It’s Your ABC Isn’t It? For most of my life, I have regarded the ABC as an Australian national treasure.  I bought the 19c a day campaign.  I bought the independent and fearless line that it’s high profile current affairs shows implied. I grew up watching 4 corners, listening to …

Politics

Fighting the Good Fight In Dark Times

I wrote this after the news that Trump had been conned nto attacking Syria.  This followed the cutting off of Assange  from the outside world by Ecuador.  I went into total denial for a day.  My mind just gave up.  Eventually I wrote this which has already appeared on Steemit, …

Twitter debate
Twittersphere

Twittersphere tweetstorm January 24

Censorship issues The ongoing Big Brotherlike behavioyr of Twitter continues . We look at sensitive content blocked from viewing as well as a letter from Democrat heavyweights Feinstein and Schumer addressed to Facebook and Twitter calling for supression and identification of accounts calling for release the memo. https://t.co/G2yfRYSXsv — B …

CIA media influence in Australia
Rants

Does the CIA influence Australian Media?

The CIA Coup in Australia The Cia influence Goverments around the world.   John Pilger has made a convincing case that the CIA successfully launched a soft coup against the Whitlam labour Government in 1975.  It did so with a great deal of help from the Murdoch  media who actively …

Sport

Sports journalism is an oxymoron

Sports Journalism is a disgrace I love sport. It is a crying shame that it is reported on and commentated on by a group of people who have the analytical capacity of twelve year olds. There are exceptions to the rule. Examples of Good Sports Journalism I used to love …