MSM, the political satnav; “in six months, turn hard right down Abbott Road, and your destination, Austerity House is on the right!”
How many time have you heard the voice on your satnav say, “Do a “U” turn when possible, after taking you down a dead end street, or off in the wrong direction, or “Turn right”, as you are driving over an overpass or a bridge.
Well the MSM (Media Selling Misinformation) are just like a satnav using maps from the 1980s. No matter what your destination, they just keep trying to take you down the wrong road, and to the wrong destination.
Now I find it amazing that despite all the facts about the state of our economy so many people still believe Abbott, Hockey and Robb, when they tell their outright lies that we are in economic trouble and only a heartbeat away from fiscal disaster.
Likewise the disaster of our crippling debt, which is a massive 10% of GDP, when the fact is Australia’s net debt is dramatically lower than the net debt levels for every single major advanced economy.
Yet if we believe the LNPs own MSM, and that includes their ABC, you would swear that we are stuffed.
Mainly in the fifth estate, we have a saying “Right wing projection” that refers to how Abbott and his cronies accuse others, primarily the ALP, of doing what they themselves are guilty of;
- Gillard lies = Abbott lies, but that’s OK cos when under pressure he admits that he lies, so therefore he is more honest… WTF
- The carbon “Tax” will be a “Wrecking ball through the economy” = Our (LNP) wrecking ball is much bigger than yours. 😛
- Don’t touch superannuation = That’s our job. 😀
- We’ll stop the boats = We’ll stop you from stopping the boats, cos it’s to our political advantage to keep them coming. 😛
- We’ll stop the waste = We’ll stop wasting money on infrastructure, health, education and providing services, so that we can waste it on us and our rich mates. 😯
- The NBN is a waste of time and money, and we can do it better and cheaper = The NBN threatens the bank balances of our
supporterspuppet masters, and we’ll sell it off to Murdoch who will then control even more of the what we hear and the way we think, and only give the best system to those that can afford it; the well off.
Sadly these and many more examples of aforementioned “Right wing projection” are promoted in the MSM, to the exclusion of the truth and the facts.
Even our/their ABC are playing the Murdoch game of selling the LNP, to the extent that yesterday morning in a rare moment of clarity, it was declared by, the male anchor of their news breakfast show, at the end of a “News Item”, that “We will tell you who to vote for”, before he realised what he said and quickly back peddled saying “I’m joking, just joking” or words to that effect.
We know from the Leveson enquiry in the UK, and the fallout from that, that Murdoch owned News Limited will do whatever it takes to get/make a story and wield his power to the detriment of individuals, groups, organisations and even countries and their democracies.
We also know that many politicians are intimidated by the power that he has, even though his media network has been shown to be corrupt.
We know that his (Murdoch’s) CEO Kim Williams argued strongly, in front of the senate committee, that the proposed media legislation would seriously attack the “Freedom of the press”, and “Freedom of speech”, which is more right wing projection for; The freedom of the press to choose the government that we want by controlling what you read and hear and think, through our freedom to speak lies, spin and bullshit.
So what should we do with a satnav that constantly takes you in the wrong direction, or down the wrong road?
Well you can upgrade the maps, or as we did at Christmas, go and get a new one that gives you the right information to take you where you want to go, and you can even upgrade that stupid voice to John Cleese or Bugs Bunny so as to have a laugh along the way. 😀
We NEED new media laws, as we need to make informed decisions about what sort of government we want for our great country.
So my advice… vote to upgrade the old MSM satnav and its lies and misinformation, or better still dump it and get a new 5th Estate satnav where you can get good directions to lead you to the right destination, and have a bit of fun along the way. 😀