Another view on corruption in the media
I have mentioned many times in previous posts just how sad it has become in this country in that our media has largely been corrupted. This has come about after years of attacks and more recently by careful placements of the ‘right’ people to board positions to influence the debates within the media, particularly our ABC.
Too many times in recent years particular important debates, such as those around climate and other social issues, have been ‘balanced’ with a minority view (often nut jobs) being given the same status as those with people who offer evidence based commentary.
As depressing as this has become I was taken aback by an article by George Monbiot on the goings-on within the Canadian Broadcaster. The really frightening issue is that these people do what they do as they know they can get away with it. After all what is the worst that could happen to them. They may have to move aside, resign or whatever, but as part of the elite system, their friends will always find them another position.
Here’s George’s article – click here.
Of course, this level of media corruption could not happen in Australia. And of course, our politicians would never introduce policies just to support their corporate backers.
Chuckle chuckle chuckle, if you believe that! click here