Friday, September 06, 2013

Murdoch haters of the world unite

Television stations have refused to run this advertisement made be the activist group Get Up. It is hardly offensive, rather just states a few facts. It is only 40 seconds long. Take a look.


13 comments:

  1. I don't understand why they won't show it unless of course Murdoch has a share in the TV stations as well!

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  2. Fun60, he used to be a major shareholder in one commercial tv station, but not now. Of course we get Sky here too and as I am sure you know, he owns that. But Sky is only a pay tv channel and Australia mostly chooses 'free' commercial tv and the government funded ABC.

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  3. The notion that editors have total control of their newspapers, rather than the newspaper owners, was always a bit hard to swallow. And no time more than now :(

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  4. It always surprised me when I saw Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's beaming smile, because I suspect she might have been disappointed once or twice by her son.

    His "report" on the Warburton ranges scandal in 1957 speaks volumes. Nobody is perfect, but some seem less perfect than others.

    Who "legalled" the ad? Does it say anything worse than members of the Australian Parliament have been saying about each other far too long?

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  5. From everything I've seen and read, I loath the man!

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  6. Hels, the owner chooses the editor with care, and then there doesn't need to be much communication between them.

    FC, she once criticised him about how low one of the London papers had stooped and he replied, that would be the very profitable one that allows you to be a generous benefactor. The as wasn't legalled, they just declined to run it. What Warburton scandal? Why wasn't I told?

    Most do Mitchell. He is quite distasteful.

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  7. I've seen the ad a few times on television and not just as part of a news item about it being banned so it seems to be getting some air time.

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  8. for Dorrie Evans (above)

    http://thetypowriter.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/the-warburton-ranges-scandal.html

    starving indigenous Australians

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  9. this link is better The Warburton Ranges controversy
    .Nomads and nuclear testing. When forty or more Aboriginal nomads were found sick and malnourished in the Central Desert in 1956 questions were raised in parliament ...'

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  10. Because I have just seen that it was the English I have to mention again -
    'Giles Weather Station
    The Giles Weather Station was established in 1956 by the Weapons Research Establishment to provide weather data for the UK atomic weapons tests at Emu Plains and Maralinga, and to support the rocket testing program based at Woomera.


    The UK sells drones, smart bombs, and every other evil thing to those who are killing people who are just like you and me. next time you pass a Honeywell office look for the sign next to it that will say 'BAE Systems'. Honeywell writes the software that makes the bombs 'smart'. EVIL.

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  11. It's a great ad. it should have had more airtime, probably wouldn't have made a difference though.. We'll just have to see what the next few years bring!

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  12. Victor, I had heard it was aired in Queensland and then pulled. I am surprised by what you say, but of course I believe you.

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  13. Sorry Ann, I thought you were referring to our Warburton. The Ranges one I do know about.

    I wonder if Honeywell is still there just towards the city from Domain Road. On a previous post years ago, someone told me about an Army installation in the basement.

    Yes Grace, we will. It will start off harshly and soften as the next election approaches.

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