Society/Culture Should Murdoch's Newscorp newspapers be called an unreliable news source like the Daily Mail.

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The HUN and Daily Tele rely on their sports coverage to sell papers and the NT News relies on it's interesting coverage of local stories to sell papers.

They have not been reliable for proper news coverage for some time. Most people see through the awful biases these days.


It reminds me of a coworker who always bought the West Australian every day and he would just keep the sports pages and throw the rest of the paper in the recycling.

The problem is The West still sells papers and it really doesn't matter how horrible their agendas are in the end.
 

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The HUN and Daily Tele rely on their sports coverage to sell papers and the NT News relies on it's interesting coverage of local stories to sell papers. And it works.

They have not been reliable for proper news coverage for some time.

The truth being that they are dying, so they have to sensationalise and co-operate with niche interests to the detriment of journalistic credibility in order to survive.
 

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So not true you reckon?, well it is true. Are you a climate change denier like the Australian 'newspaper'?
Are you a sky is green denier? Just because you hold an opinion no matter how vehemently doesn't make someone else a "denier" for not agreeing and yeah climate change isn't even close to a fact. I think you'll find it's global warming as well, no maybe it was increased occurrences of extreme weather events hard to keep up with the shifting goal posts.
 

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Are you a sky is green denier? Just because you hold an opinion no matter how vehemently doesn't make someone else a "denier" for not agreeing and yeah climate change isn't even close to a fact. I think you'll find it's global warming as well, no maybe it was increased occurrences of extreme weather events hard to keep up with the shifting goal posts.
GMAB ,stop lying to yourself champ.Why would you know more than a Scientist?
 

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His daughter is even worse! Whinging about "white male privilege" when she grew up on an estate with horses.
Yes but there is a definate redneck rascist vibe coming out of the Australian 'journalists' , also like Bob Brown says, they have stepped out of the 4th estate into the 'we are the guardians of democracy' we do what we want In reality they don't represent the people, rather corporate interests of environmental vandals such as the coal lobby, mining lobby, sugar in cereal lobby ect .Why do people pay for this shit rag? No wonder it has a circulation of less than 100, 000 per day.It's a sad state of affairs that they invite Ian Plimer, a science denying nutjob to write for their paper.The strange thing is alot of them call themselves Catholic, yet Jesus would surely go ape shit at them like Jesus did at the market in that old book.
 
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Yes but there is a definate redneck rascist vibe coming out of the Australian 'journalists' , also like Bob Brown says, they have stepped out of the 4th estate into the 'we are the guardians of democracy' we do what we want In reality they don't represent the people, rather corporate interests of environmental vandals such as the coal lobby, mining lobby, sugar in cereal lobby and the rasict vote.
You wouldn't feed 95% of Australian journalists. Half of them can't even write, and the ones who can are pompous dickheads.
 

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Are you a sky is green denier? Just because you hold an opinion no matter how vehemently doesn't make someone else a "denier" for not agreeing and yeah climate change isn't even close to a fact. I think you'll find it's global warming as well, no maybe it was increased occurrences of extreme weather events hard to keep up with the shifting goal posts.
GMAB ,stop lying to yourself champ.Why would you know more than a Scientist?
Tens of thousands of them, no less!

lol
 

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So not true you reckon?, well it is true. Are you a climate change denier like the Australian 'newspaper'?
Climate changes all the time, who would deny that? Regardless the assertion he makes is absurd. An Australian carbon tax makes zero sense as it will have zero effect on global temperatures. Thats not climate change denial, thats a fact.
 

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Climate changes all the time, who would deny that? Regardless the assertion he makes is absurd. An Australian carbon tax makes zero sense as it will have zero effect on global temperatures. Thats not climate change denial, thats a fact.
Wont have zero effect at all you fool, it's about 3 to 4% of global emmissions.That attitude of 'what's the point it won't make difference' is misleading and incorrect.It's the preferred mantra of the coal lobby, wake up you foolish man!
 

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Climate changes all the time, who would deny that? Regardless the assertion he makes is absurd. An Australian carbon tax makes zero sense as it will have zero effect on global temperatures. Thats not climate change denial, thats a fact.
The acts of no single individual will have any significant effect on man made climate change. Therefore no one should ever do anything about it.

This is the line the flat earthers have been running since they were proven to be humiliatingly wrong about the science.

They were also proven to have been conned about the dangers of tobacco, asbestos etc. etc. You'd think one day these poor fools would wake up to themselves.
 

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Climate changes all the time, who would deny that? Regardless the assertion he makes is absurd. An Australian carbon tax makes zero sense as it will have zero effect on global temperatures. Thats not climate change denial, thats a fact.
"Climate change is real! It's definitely real! I just think we shouldn't do anything about it! Why I am ridiculed?!? :think:"
 

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Probably.

It's mostly advocacy masking as news, with a little tabloid style gossip mongering thrown in. This style of "journalism", so the use of scandal, propaganda and opinion, mixed with hard news is not new, or even a Murdochian invention. It was popularised in the modern age as a business model by the British tabloids and Murdoch just perfected the formula and took it to the world. TBH, his style of news telling is older than investigative journalism, or the straight facts of a hard news/reporting. Most early pamphlets and gazettes were explicitly propaganda, satire or salacious rumour mongering. This is just the slow regression of an industry at an international level, partly brought on by the challenges caused by digitisation, partly because one self interested old lizard figured he could use a global media empire as a political bludgeon to beat favourable outcomes out of governments and reactionary citizens.
 
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