Now hands up all those that were surprised by Turdball’s announcement that he was “Comfortable” with changing the media ownership laws? 😉
I have to say that the excuse they used was absolute classic LNP hypocrisy, as both Abbott and the Turdball pointed to the internet, citing the expansion of the internet, online news sites and blogs, as justification for handing a few more strings to Murdoch, for his propaganda bow, not to mention further expanding his power base in Australia, as it contracts around the rest of the world.. 😯
And this from a government that is bound and determined to keep our broadband capacity at around third world/20th century speeds, while the rest of the world moves into the 21st century (hence my claim of “LNP Hypocrisy”)
WRT Murdoch’s world wide falling stocks, there’s the phone hacking scandal in the UK, and a number of enquiries in the US, that seem set to declare Murdoch as unfit to own, or hold, media licences… Which will only ratify what most see as merely stating the bleeding obvious. 😯
Then there was Turdball’s speech at the launch of “The Saturday Paper”, where he appeared to drop a bucketload on Murdoch.
Only to be forced to deny that he was referring to Murdoch, when he talked about a
Demented Plutocrat, and that he, Murdoch, was the most “Normal” media mogul he knows.
So according to Turdball, Murdoch isn’t the “demented plutocrat,” that he referred to in
his speech, but rather the epitome of “Normal”, for media moguls! 😯 WTF?… Therefore we can assume that Turdball thinks it’s “Normal” for a media mogul, to display such anti social traits and tendencies as;
- Blatant dishonesty.
- Greed. 😯
Now, if I was your common or garden variety “Media Mogul”, I have to say I would be highly offended by Turdball’s statement as to what constitutes “Normal”.
And to throw the spotlight back on Turdball; could it be argued that He is the epitome of “Normal” in the LNP?
Well in many ways, I suppose he is! 😉
Like the way he can blatantly lie, and then try to validate the first lie with a second lie. Or
the way he can spin anything in bullshit, so that to the casual observer it sounds all fair and reasonable. 😯 Or the way he can can heap derision on his opposite number, while sounding smart, but talking complete shit! 🙄
And yes, all this stuff is “Normal for the LNP, in fact it’s more than just normal, it’s a matter of… Genetic predisposition or, to use one of the Abbott’s slogans, “It’s in their DNA!” 😯
But, was Godwin Gretch and the “Ute Gate” affair Normal?
Well er… when you look at the Abbott’s slush fund, Ashbygate, the Slipper and Thomson witch hunts to name but a few,… er … well … Ok, maybe it is normal… but I did try?
Ok, so we’ve established their credentials, as lying, conniving, money grubbing, no talent, political opportunists and ideologues, (And those are their good points 😯 ) but what has all this to do with the media ownership laws?
Well, this LNP “normality” affects every decision they make, and must be considered, to add context to their policy and decision making processes.
So, the question is; Why would a government that already has some of the most media mogul friendly laws, anywhere in the world, consider a further degrading of the ownership rules?
- Improve the quality of media in this country?
- Allow for more diversity in ownership?
- Assure fair and unbiased reporting?
- Stop overseas interests from picking OUR government for us?
- Guarantee faster and better braodband, which should be the infrastructure priority of the 21st century, for the man who want’s to be known as the “Infrastructure PM”… W..T..F?
- Be in the public interest?
And of course the answer to all those questions is a resounding NO!
So the only logical conclusion that one can come to, is that either;
- They are so stupid that they believe their own press releases? (Plausible/possible?)
- They owe Murdoch so much for his part in the election win/steal, and now it’s time to pay the piper? (Most Probable?)
Either way, if Abbott gets control of the senate…we’re screwed! (Definite!) .
But IMHO, the one thing that we can be sure of with this mendacious mob, regardless of their lies spin and rhetoric is that:
The payback begins!