How does the Murdoch media set the whole media agenda? How does Murdoch narrative often become the Fairfax, ABC and even sometimes the Guardian narrative? That’s the next big questions that needs to be discussed. I'm here to do that. Thread.
Everyone is talking about Rudd’s slaying of the Murdoch ‘political party’, who have disguised themselves as journos, and waged ideological war against political parties and policies Murdoch wants killed. smh.com.au/politics/feder…
This is explosive. Peeps like me have been complaining about Murdoch for years, and have been labeled conspiracy theorists. But here we have an ex-PM who 100% knows exactly what went down, and so when he says Murdoch is a political party, he’s bringing the truth out of shadows.
I wasn’t planning on having anything more to say about the unsupported #EmmaHusar allegations which served to destroy her career, but it seems I’m going to have to clear some things up thanks to comments by @farrm51@annabelcrabb on #TheDrum. Thread.
In the discussion of whether journalists should publish allegations before they are proven, and how false allegations can become fact (#fakenews), both took a swipe at Twitter users (the audience) for being responsible for spreading the allegations. Yep, that’s what they said.
@farrm51 specifically called Twitter users ‘digital idiots’ in this swipe. So let me go back a sec. How on earth does a discussion of ‘should the journalist have published?’ become yet another platform to criticise the audience of the news, rather than the journalists?
Dear twitter, it’s time we talked about the distinction between CRITICISM and ABUSE. Sometimes criticism and abuse are the same thing, but usually they are not. We should call out disrespectful abuse. We should not shy away from respectful criticism. Thread.
If someone disagrees with you and tells you why, they are being ‘criticial’ of your ideas. If they do this respectfully - asking questions, pointing out mistakes, critiquing the way you have said or done something - this is not them being ‘mean’, ‘unkind’, ‘abusive’.
Just heard news announcement that Georgina Downer plans to run again, where she used her inherited status as a member of the political establishment to prove she’s destined to win Mayo. These people just don’t get it do they? They don’t see why this defines gross self-entitlement
Being born into privilege is not merit Georgina. You may have merit for all I know, but the fact that you choose to run on your family’s ‘dynasty’, ‘legacy’, ‘entitlement’ shows you don’t understand how leadership must be an earned position. Maybe go away until you work this out.
I know there is money to burn in your family, but I’m actually doing you a favour by suggesting you’re throwing cash away thinking another election will change the result. I volunteered at Woodside and a voter said to me ‘we don’t want someone to just buy this seat’.