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The MX 'newspaper' in Melbourne, Australia. - Reply 2

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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 11:41 AM
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PODcast: The MX 'newspaper' in Melbourne, Australia. - Reply 2
Jeremiah25 responds to nrky and mulberryblueshimmer and weighs in on the state of the Australian media.

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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 12:06 PM
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The rest of this podcast thread can be found at: www.abovetopsecret.com...

Oh, and welcome to the fray Jeremiah! Glad to see another aussie accent in there.

'Tis a relief from hearing Majic's american radio voice all day.


[edit on 8-10-2005 by nrky]



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 12:32 PM
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MX is a newspaper?

Aussie media does seem to be getting worse.. I guess if nothing catastrophic happens within the next six months they can always play reruns of the twin towers collapsing again. The ironic part is is that they know hoaring death and tragedy for ratings and sales will only encourage terrorists to inflict terror and create a divisive enviroment to create more.. it's pouring petrol on the fire which guarentees a future story.. which station will get exclusive coverage first? I was fairly disgusted when they [ACA] waited outside this guys house.. [mistress killed his wife supposedly] .. they filmed him walk into the garage and kept fiming waiting for him to come out.. made a story out of it for that night..

..and then they played that same footage the next night 'his final moments' before he hung himself in the garage. I think they probably had some difficulty sleeping that night.

I do think it's intentional. Celebrities have always had a love affair with the press.. they've basically dumped them for terrorists.



posted on Oct, 9 2005 @ 10:14 AM
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fingapointa gives his 2cents worth about 'free' 'newspapers', and says hello (very impressive intro..


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posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 05:29 AM
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mulberryblueshimmer adds some comments on this topical discussion

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posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 04:37 PM
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Autralia's MX News

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posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by fingapointa

PODcast: The MX 'newspaper' in Melbourne, Australia. - Reply 2 (reply 1)
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Hi there

just became a member today, listened to a couple of podcasts (Jeremiah25 and fingapointa)
very interested in how modern media conects with its readers and how they are directed into
making the views that the media spouts, I have studied Marshall McLuhan and Ivan Illich
and would recommend the following titles to anyone who is also interested in breaking the spell of
mass media, or simply having the tool-kit to check out the methods used against us in print media.
I know I'm preaching to the converted but, as we are daily reminded by the mass media outlets
we must be able to constantly question the same medias reason to tell us "lies" disguised as news.
A really good example of this was when the two Briish soldiers were captured by the Iraqi police and subsequently released by British forces smashing down the prison walls, the real story was the same soldiers were caught disguised as Arabs together with explosives in their car, (the Scottish press published this) and were accused of Black-ops to blaim insurgents for whatever plans were foiled by their capture, the news broadcasts later accused the Iraqi police of corruption; broadcast concerns of how untrustworthy the Iraqi police are etc etc, in fact so many spins to distract attention away from the simple question "Why were two SAS soldiers in a car full of explosives?"
Our history of liescover-ups include the murder of the Brazilian in the tube and the following lies broadcast about him, suicide? of Dr David Kelly, the list is endless. Check out AlexJones related links
As you well know!



posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 08:11 AM
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Hey Springer, I was going to respond with a PODcast, but I wanted to give you some links and a little bit of data to look through. Rupert Murdoch’s dominance over the Australian media is apparent predominantly through his near-monopoly on the Australian press. For an example of how far-reaching his influence is on the press media here in Oz, consider the following statement:



The facts of Rupert Murdoch's remarkable strangle-hold speak for themselves. Of the 12 daily news-papers in Australia's capital cities, Murdoch controls seven. Of ten Sunday newspapers, he has seven. In Adelaide, he has a complete monopoly. He owns the daily, Sunday and local papers, and all the printing presses. In Brisbane, he controls all but some suburban papers. In other words, of the daily papers published in the capital cities, where the great majority of the population lives, two of every three copies sold are Murdoch papers.

Reference

For a more detailed breakdown of Murdoch’s press media empire in Australia, the following list breaks down his ownership of Australia’s major newspapers both nationally and by state:

National
The Australian
The Weekend Australian

New South Wales
The Daily Telegraph
The Sunday Telegraph
Sportsman
Cumberland Newspaper Group (20 various titles in Sydney suburbs)

Victoria
Herald Sun
Sunday Herald Sun
The Weekly Times
Mx
Leader Newspaper Group (30 various titles in Melbourne suburbs)

Queensland
The Courier Mail (41.7%)
The Sunday Mail (41.7%)
Gold Coast Bulletin (41.7%)
The Cairns Post Group (41.7%)
North Queensland Newspaper Group
Townsville Bulletin
Quest Community Newspapers (17 various titles in Brisbane suburbs)

Northern Territory
Northern Territory News
Sunday Territorian
Centralian Advocate
The Suburban

Tasmania
The Mercury
The Sunday Tasmanian
Tasmanian Country
Treasure Islander
Derwnet Valley Gazette

South Australia
The Advertiser
Sunday Mail
Messenger Press Group

Western Australia
Sunday Times

Reference

These newspapers represent just about all of the newspapers read by mainstream Australians. If somebody walks into a newsagent to get a paper, you can be sure that most of the time they will walk out with one of Murdoch’s papers. Here in Brisbane, for example, the only papers read by the majority of the people are The Courier-Mail and The Australian, both of which are owned by Murdoch. Where I live in the suburbs, we also get a local suburban paper called Quest, which is also owned by Murdoch. To address the question you asked in your PODcast, there simply is no competition for Murdoch here in Brisbane. Sure there are very small independent papers, but these are usually derided by members of the general public and subsequently ignored. In terms of the papers that are read by the majority of the populace, it’s Murdoch’s or none. Needless to say, this gives him an enormous amount of influence over national, state and local media.

In addition to press media, Murdoch also controls a significant amount of Australian television, including our predominant pay-tv station Foxtel (which recently blocked moves by Channel 7 – a rival to Murdoch’s own Channel 9 – to introduce its own pay-tv network) and Channel 9, which is one of our three (sigh, yes, we only have three) commercial networks.

Check out the following links for more information on Murdoch’s dominance of the media in Australia, as well as a look into his efforts to undermine what little competition he has and maintain his monopoly:

Murdoch 'killed' 7's pay TV station

news.yahoo.com..." target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow"> Australian media mogul alleges Murdoch, Packer conspired against him

Journalism in Australia has a courageous history, but Murdochism has turned it into a disgrace

I am sure my fellow Australians can supply even more details, but I just wanted to present you with a basic overview of Rupert Murdoch’s dominance of the media here in Australia and to make an initial attempt at addressing your questions. nrky, mulberryblueshimmer and fingapointa will do a better job than I at explaining the situation in Sydney and Melbourne and in revealing Murdoch’s devious tactics, but here in Brisbane (which, at 1.5 million, is not exactly a backwater town), there simply is, for all intents and purposes, no competition. Hope you enjoy it. But why are you surprised at the level of control he has here? This is his home country, after all, and Murdoch was born into a newspaper family – his father, Sir Keith Murdoch, was one of Australia’s most dominant newspaper executives, being Director of the Melbourne-based Herald and Weekly Times Ltd (Reference). He is truly, as he says on The Simpsons “a billionaire tyrant”.




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posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 09:29 AM
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Thanks for that insight... ASTOUNDING... The only saving grace I see in all this is, he's a local...

For some reason I was thinking he wasn't, don't why I thought that but I did.

This sounds like Australia's version of a "Royal Family", royal by virtue of old money that started a huge business ages ago and hasn't lost said business to the conglomerates yet. Like our own Hearst and Rockefeller families used to be...

Does Murdoch have any kids? If so, I bet you the monopoly dies with him. The kids of these types usually sell off Dad's empire to cash in and do what they are interested in with the money. The more kids, the more likely the sell off.

This is a fascinating situation that has been kept pretty low key. We hear about the Murdoch empire up here, but not the Murdoch monopoly. He who controls information controls EVERYTHING. The people vote based on what they read/hear in the media. Corporations have success or failure of products based on advertising/marketing and public opinion.

True Power is not found in the Government Houses when you have a media kingpin like this fellow. His whims can decide which bottom sits in the seats of those houses.

This explains the seemingly invisible line between a Muslim and a terrorist that you all have reported here. I assume Rupert doesn't like the Muslims and by virtue of his control of information, he is making sure the average Australian doesn't like them either.

To be honest, it sounds like Australia has a "social mentality" very similar to the 1950's -1960's US. The US was held under the informational control of the big three (ABC, CBS, and NBC) and the Hearst/Belo newspaper groups.

Where the 1950's American saw a "Red in every bush" the 2000's Aussie sees a terrorist. This is actually a good thing assuming the masses snap in the near future and demand another point of view. This won't likely happen unless Rupert throws a boner that costs the country a big one. If he covers something up that really hurts Oz the people will turn on him.

I will go read the references you gave me and look forward to continuing this conversation.


Springer...



posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by Springer
This is a fascinating situation that has been kept pretty low key. We hear about the Murdoch empire up here, but not the Murdoch monopoly. He who controls information controls EVERYTHING. The people vote based on what they read/hear in the media. Corporations have success or failure of products based on advertising/marketing and public opinion.

The man is a staunch bush supporter.. a little worrying considering John Howard is apparently Bush's 'deputy' for the southern hemisphere and jogging partner [Bush is apparently the 'sheriff'.. the imagry is creepy I know].

I tried to find more information on MX as I vaguely remember legal complications regarding the press monopolisation when it first came out and paper ownership 'limits' [I think MX may be 'offically' part of the heraldsun so they count as one].. of course because of the lack of free press now I could only find this:

Defending Community Media
Free speech, democratic rights and media diversity are under threat from Sydney City Council's decision to allow Rupert Murdoch's MX newspaper to be handed out from city streets - for $362,000 a year.

On August 1, the Sydney City Council - with no pubic consultation or debate whatsoever - voted to allow a council sub-committee to consider a Development Application (DA) which would grant Rupert Murdoch's News Limited a permit to distribute MX, a free tabloid daily, from city streets. Caving in to powerful corporate interests, all but three councillors voted in favour of the deal.

In a worrying sign that Sydney City Council may try to use the News Limited deal to clamp down on the street distribution of other publications, Council also resolved - on the same night to develop 'a draft policy to guide footpath distribution of newspapers, other printed material and other commercial activities on footpaths.'

This is clearly intended to further regulate, and potentially restrict, the use of city streets for the distribution of printed material by the public. Publications that could be restricted include Green Left Weekly, The Hub, Socialist Worker, the Big Issue and Sydney Star Observer.

He's systematically annihilating the alternative papers.. do they pose a threat to him and THE boys club in the future? I guess they know propaganda works best when undiluted.

[edit on 11-10-2005 by riley]



posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 12:30 PM
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Since springer doesn't have access to copies of the MX, i'll see what I can do about getting copies and doing brief analyses in a podcast, some time tomorrow afternoon.
Unfortunately I only go into the city once a week nowadays, which limits my access to the AMAZINGLY ENTERTAINING (*cough* bollocks to that! *cough*) free cat-litter-tray-liner that is the MX and the local rags (printed by Leader, owned by Murdoch).

Oh, and I have some older copies of the MX and the local rag from my mum's place lying around here that I could send you if you wanted, but then, I'd have nothing to line my cat litter tray with, and she LUUUUURVS crapping on murdochs' version of the truth, I know I certainly do. (figuratively speaking of course, hah!)



posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 02:30 PM
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PODcast: The MX 'newspaper' in Melbourne, Australia. - Reply 2 (reply 4)
reply to springer's podcast and ramblings about Australian media

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posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 03:10 PM
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PODcast: The MX 'newspaper' in Melbourne, Australia. - Reply 2 (reply 5)
NrKy going over an old edition of the MX, for springer.

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posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 04:11 PM
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This is very interesting stuff. I especially appreciate Nrky taking the time and effort to actually read a copy of that RAG... My GOD man! The hell you fine folk have to endure down there!


Fluff, fluff, Murdoch BS and more fluff!


Springer...



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