The Murdoch media’s China coronavirus conspiracy has one aim: get Trump re-elected | Kevin Rudd

News Corp is campaigning full-bore for the US president, with reports of a Wuhan lab ‘intelligence’ dossier being seeded across its empireIn liberal democracies, the integrity, impartiality and professionalism of intelligence agencies matters. That’s why it is essential that intelligence agencies remain aloof, not only from the political debates of the day, but also from the policy decisions that individual governments may take. The intelligence community’s core task is to provide brutally realistic analysis on the threat environments we face so that governments can then make the best-informed policy decisions possible to preserve our common security.The failures of the intelligence community before the Iraq war, the gullibility of much of the western media, as well as the cynical manipulation of both by the political class of the day, provide us with a stark reminder of what can go radically wrong. On 8 September 2002 the New York Times published one of this century’s most consequential news articles. The front-page story, supplied by the Bush administration, claimed that Saddam Hussein had stepped up his quest for weapons of mass destruction by acquiring key components for a nuclear weapon. In the UK, the Blair government’s “dodgy dossier” compounded the error. John Howard did the same in Australia. The problem was that it just wasn’t true. These were over-egged stories designed to soften the public up for what would become a disastrous war. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-08 03:41:08 UTC ]
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Sarah Hanson-Young to push for media diversity inquiry after Kevin Rudd's Murdoch petition

Greens senator says ‘cosy relationship’ between Coalition and News Corp should be scrutinised after half a million people back a royal commissionGreens senator Sarah Hanson-Young will move to establish a Senate inquiry into media diversity on Wednesday following the popularity of Kevin Rudd’s... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-10 16:30:14 UTC ]
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Malcolm Turnbull signs Kevin Rudd's petition challenging News Corp media dominance

Former prime ministers urge others to join push for royal commission into lack of media diversity in AustraliaFormer Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has signed Kevin Rudd’s petition calling for a royal commission into News Corp’s dominance of the Australian media.Rudd, also a former... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-25 05:42:32 UTC ]
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'Instinctive monopolist': Kevin Rudd attacks Murdoch over News Corp rival to AAP newswire

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[ The Guardian | 2020-09-07 21:35:18 UTC ]
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Democracy overboard: Rupert Murdoch's long war on Australian politics | Kevin Rudd

Australia has become a dangerously complacent country, dancing to the reactionary tune of the Murdoch pressAustralia has become the complacent country. Complacent about its future economic competitiveness. Complacent about climate change. Complacent about how to navigate our future in the region... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Lachlan Murdoch seeks to draw Private Media chairman Eric Beecher into lawsuit against Crikey

News Corp co-chair pushes to extends defamation lawsuit against the independent media companyFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastLachlan Murdoch is seeking to draw Private Media chairman Eric Beecher... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Kevin Rudd accuses News Corp of ‘dog-whistling’ over reporting of Daniel Andrews

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A Trump portrait that raises questions about the media’s role in his rise

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Is Murdoch tiring of Trump? Mogul’s print titles dump the ex-president

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‘Tragically ugly’ school textbook causes social media outcry in China

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Don Winslow Crushes GOP’s Favorite Conspiracy Theory With Trump’s Own Words

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Rupert Murdoch says Trump should stop focusing ‘on the past’ in rare rebuke

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Corey Lewandowski Said Trump Used Election Fraud Lie So 'He Can Say He Didn't Lose': Book

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How Trump’s blunders fueled our coronavirus nightmare

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