Corporate control over news media is a symptom of the end times (or something that is as bad as that sounds).
Independent media: Our democracy depends on it, Independent Australia. Cathy McQueen “………It is hard to open a newspaper of the mainstream media (MSM) or indeed watch a television “report” today without seeing content littered with the journalistic opinion of the person writing or reporting it — even if it purports to be “straight” news.
I hate to think of what Keating would think of the Australian MSM now. We have a good 70 per cent of it — the Murdoch press — that only publishes far-right propaganda most of the time and blatant lies the rest of the time.
The Honourable Paul Keating – The Privacy Imperative in the Information Age Free for All
The remainder of the MSM does its best to do their jobs – I am talking Fairfax and The Guardianand the ABC – but even they are not immune from serving the far-right agenda of…
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My son-in-law who is American says that the MSM in the US is so polarised that people are only seeing one of two completely polarised ‘realities’, depending on which of the two they subscribe to. So they are constantly having their bias reinforced, and never look over the high wall that divides the two.
We so need truthful journalists to bring power to account, otherwise democracy is doomed.