Redbean - here is another instalment in my series of fabulous and interesting people I met at Social Enterprise World Forum in Melbourne recently.
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Redbean - It’s not often I comment politically but I am interested in the phenomena of media - should they charge for ‘quality’ journalism?.
I picked up a copy of the Australian newspaper at the weekend (owned by NewsCorp and Rupert Murdoch) that changed my opinion. What a right wing rag it has become.
It had two targets in its sights. Climate change and Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia. I believe this reflects its bias in the USA against climate change and President Barack Obama.
With the demise of newspapers well documented you would think they would aim for quality and objectivity instead of beating up people and ideas they don’t like. Politicians I can understand but what is the vested interest in so much climate change denial and hatred of anyone who accepts the planet is in dire straits?
So while I am always prepared to pay for ‘quality’ journalism this level of tripe from a leading national paper just reinforces why people are flocking to alternative news and opinion sources.
I think Rupert has dug his own grave and is now just trying reverse the inevitable. For newspapers its either get real and objective or it’s bye-bye I ‘m afraid.