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News of the World Hacking Scandal Rupert Murdoch's troubles have only just begun...

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:54 AM

View PostHDMC, on 13 September 2011 - 09:08 AM, said:

It's not a crock, and many have voted with their feet. That's why the Oz runs at a loss.

When all those biased headlines are in the wire cages outside every newsagent, it influences even the politically disengaged.


In honesty, I don't remember the last time I saw one of those wired cages that once seemed to be everywhere. I'll open my eyes when I'm out later today and may see them again.

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IT'S a statistical half-truth repeated so frequently it has become gospel: "News Limited controls 70 per cent of Australia's newspaper readership market."

Except that the company doesn't and never has.

With the Greens pushing very hard for an inquiry into print media and a strong desire on the part of the federal government to introduce a privacy law, the mythical mantra of 70 per cent has become a bit of a stick with which to beat the company (which publishes The Australian).

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:15 AM

View Posticey, on 13 September 2011 - 09:54 AM, said:

IT'S a statistical half-truth repeated so frequently it has become gospel: "News Limited controls 70 per cent of Australia's newspaper readership market."

Except that the company doesn't and never has.


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The Australian said:

The statistic has gained very wide currency, not least because the figure has sometimes been touted by the company's aggressive sales teams.


If Murdoch's sales teams are quoting a figure of 70% (of anything), it's quite reasonable for other people to quote the same 70% figure in the same context.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:22 AM

View PostHDMC, on 13 September 2011 - 09:08 AM, said:

When all those biased headlines are in the wire cages outside every newsagent, it influences even the politically disengaged.

Excellent piece on another site today with a summary of the histroy of Rupert's empire and the scope of the scandal still widening.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:36 PM

The Federal Government is set to hold a wide-ranging inquiry into Australia's media in the wake of strident ALP and Greens criticism of reporting by the Murdoch-owned News Limited group.



http://au.news.yahoo...-media-inquiry/
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:05 PM

View PostHDMC, on 13 September 2011 - 12:36 PM, said:

The Federal Government is set to hold a wide-ranging inquiry into Australia's media in the wake of strident ALP and Greens criticism of reporting by the Murdoch-owned News Limited group.



http://au.news.yahoo...-media-inquiry/

Yes, I saw that. Despite the appalling news from England I'm still curious to know what they think will come of an enquiry here. I would have thought that they have gotten a lot of mileage out of the criticism made - and to some degree widely supported - here.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:44 AM

Well, well, looky here....



http://www.theaustra...x-1226136150980
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:14 AM

View PostHDMC, on 14 September 2011 - 09:44 AM, said:

Well, well, looky here....



http://www.theaustra...x-1226136150980


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That it has got this far in such difficult circumstance is testimony to Ms Gillard's doggedness, and to her credit, the legislation is essentially economically rational.


The Oz has been hacked!!! ?

I demand a media enquiry.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:22 AM

View PostHDMC, on 14 September 2011 - 09:44 AM, said:

Well, well, looky here....



http://www.theaustra...x-1226136150980

Wrong thread?
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:33 AM

View Postscotto, on 14 September 2011 - 10:22 AM, said:

Wrong thread?



Maybe. Or could the temperate tone of the editorial be due to the upcoming media inquiry, the catalyst of which was the News Ltd hacking scandal?
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:24 AM

View PostHDMC, on 14 September 2011 - 10:33 AM, said:

Maybe. Or could the temperate tone of the editorial be due to the upcoming media inquiry, the catalyst of which was the News Ltd hacking scandal?


What? The Oz is running scared and panders to a loser of a government under threat of an enquiry to discover the answers to unnamed "questions that need to be asked"?

Unlikely I'd have thought, but the editorial certainly had an uncharacteristic tone. Maybe Gillard said she'd withdraw her directive to pull News Limited advertising if they gilded the sickly lily.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:48 AM

View PostHDMC, on 14 September 2011 - 10:33 AM, said:

Maybe. Or could the temperate tone of the editorial be due to the upcoming media inquiry, the catalyst of which was the News Ltd hacking scandal?

Oh - I see. Maybe, yes. It did seem like a considered peice, although I have to say I've read The Aus a little in recent times and didn't find it completely anti-ALP and anti-Green.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:25 PM

View Postscotto, on 14 September 2011 - 11:48 AM, said:

Oh - I see. Maybe, yes. It did seem like a considered peice, although I have to say I've read The Aus a little in recent times and didn't find it completely anti-ALP and anti-Green.


Ye gads! Such sacrilege. Wash out your mouth with soap and repeat "Murdoch is evil" 10 times or you'll be reported to Mr Bob Brown, defender of the looney left.

Remember that the Oz is the target of the lambasted above & beyond any other of Murdoch's stable of fine papers.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:57 PM

View Posticey, on 14 September 2011 - 02:25 PM, said:

Remember that the Oz is the target of the lambasted above & beyond any other of Murdoch's stable of fine papers.

Yes.. and I do think they deserve it, by and large, but it's not 100% bad.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:01 PM

View Posticey, on 14 September 2011 - 02:25 PM, said:

Remember that the Oz is the target of the lambasted above & beyond any other of Murdoch's stable of fine papers.

Murdoch's papers make fine stable liners.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:03 AM

View PostBam, on 15 September 2011 - 12:01 PM, said:

Murdoch's papers make fine stable liners.

Good for the bottom of the parrot's cage too. I put Bolt face up for that one.

Or for papier mache projects.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:43 AM

Doug Cameron just gave News Ltd both barrels

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A senior ALP faction leader branded Rupert Murdoch's News Limited "a threat to democracy" today as the feud between the newspaper group and the Government intensified.

Left faction convenor Doug Cameron's extraordinary outburst was sparked by a story in News Limited's Daily Telegraph reporting that former PM Kevin Rudd is being urged by his backers to challenge Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Senator Cameron said he would take a motion to Labor caucus seeking to widen the existing inquiry into the media to look specifically at News Limited's "absolute hatred" of Labor.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:40 PM

View PostHDMC, on 03 November 2011 - 09:43 AM, said:

Doug Cameron just gave News Ltd both barrels

What is it with The Oz? I mean, just reporting the actual news should make the government look bad enough a good deal of the time.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:41 AM

And they just keep on coming ...


"I unzipped her bag in the evening and among the usual letters from school and debris that any child generates, I found an envelope addressed to me. The letter was from a journalist," she said.

"It's very difficult to say how angry I felt that my five-year-old's school was no longer a place of complete security from journalists."

JK Rowling





"I had the impression from the outset that as soon as I challenged the original story, that the entire resources of News International... were then deployed effectively to destroy me," Mosley told the judge-led inquiry.



Mosley has launched litigation in 22 countries to get the photos removed from the internet.



But Mosley said unfortunately ordinary citizens cannot fight back."

Max Moseley





"I would often find myself - I was 21 - at midnight running down a dark street on my own with 10 big men chasing me," she said.



"And the fact that they had cameras in their hand meant that that was legal, but if you take away the cameras, what have you got?



"You've got a pack of men chasing a woman. And obviously that's a very intimidating situation to be in."

Sienna Miller



I read elsewhere that Miller claimed that photographers had even spat at her to get a reaction.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:16 AM

View PostHDMC, on 25 November 2011 - 09:41 AM, said:

And they just keep on coming ...


"I unzipped her bag in the evening and among the usual letters from school and debris that any child generates, I found an envelope addressed to me. The letter was from a journalist," she said.

"It's very difficult to say how angry I felt that my five-year-old's school was no longer a place of complete security from journalists."

JK Rowling





"I had the impression from the outset that as soon as I challenged the original story, that the entire resources of News International... were then deployed effectively to destroy me," Mosley told the judge-led inquiry.



Mosley has launched litigation in 22 countries to get the photos removed from the internet.



But Mosley said unfortunately ordinary citizens cannot fight back."

Max Moseley





"I would often find myself - I was 21 - at midnight running down a dark street on my own with 10 big men chasing me," she said.



"And the fact that they had cameras in their hand meant that that was legal, but if you take away the cameras, what have you got?



"You've got a pack of men chasing a woman. And obviously that's a very intimidating situation to be in."

Sienna Miller



I read elsewhere that Miller claimed that photographers had even spat at her to get a reaction.

Tabloid journalistism reminds me of one of Hunter S Thompson's old standing headers: THE SCUM ALSO RISES.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:38 AM

More insights into the standards of gutter journalism.

Unapologetic journo slams 'scum' NOTW editors

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"I absolutely loved giving chase to celebrities, I must admit," [Paul McMullan] said.

"Before [Princess] Diana died it was such good fun."


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McMullan said no-one deserved privacy, calling it merely the space bad people need to do bad things in.

"Privacy is particularly good for paedophiles, and if you keep that in mind, privacy is for paedos, fundamentally, nobody else needs it.

"Privacy is evil, it brings out the worst qualities in people, it brings out hypocrisy, it allows them to do bad things."

This last one is an interesting quote. I wonder how McMullan would feel if people were swapping his personal details behind his back, if people were actively doing so to facilitate an invasion of his privacy, and these people were not above breaking the law in order to do so.
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