Good to see that he agrees with what everyone thinks.
I love how Sky commentators and right wing nutters seems to be so against the idea of a commission into Media Diversity because they believe it’s an attack on voices their so-called ‘inner-city lefties’ hate, yet whenever the left has anything to say they’re the first ones to attack them. So who’s really the bully here? The ‘lefties’ or the Murdoch nutters complaining about free speech and cancel culture at every opportunity?
With what’s been happening since the start of the new decade, I’m inclined the say more the latter. It’s glaringly obvious that they only care about their own little wonderlands rather than the greater good.
I’m not saying the left are completely right either but it’s glaringly more obvious with the Murdoch media and the right who loves to dish it out but doesn’t like taking it back. Fox, Sky AU, Newsmax, OANN, they’re all the same.
Just see Alex Jones for example. Said those utterly foolish things about Sandy Hook and is now crying up a river because the defamation case against him succeeded.
Yea - commercial media have realised there’s not much money left in commodity news (day to day announcements) because they are so widely covered over so many mediums. So you sell what you can’t replicate elsewhere…opinions, columns (in case of publishing) and any exclusives that can whip up rage.
Saw an interview on Sky News with Paul Murray interviewing Dai Le and I was surprised at how happy he was speaking to her, but then I realised who she unseated at the election (cough Labor cough) and thought “How did I miss the obvious?”
I mean, would he go out of his way to interview the likes of Dr. Monique Ryan or Zoe Daniel who unseated his beloved Liberals in Josh Frydenburg and Tim Wilson? Probably not. And he probably wouldn’t have interviewed Dai Le if she was from Labor or beat a Liberal/Nationals candidate.
It’s impossible to underestimate Paul Murray. His faux outrage that the nation is being destroyed is so predictable. Presenters such Alan Jones or Andrew Bolt seem to have conviction in their opinions, whereas Murray appears to be chasing a pay cheque that rewards him for the amount of froth his mouth can produce. We have heard of fake news, this guy is fake opinion.
I’ve heard that too. If it’s true that’s even worse. It’s one thing to be so misguided/deluded to believe that stuff he’s spewing out, but it’s even worse to know that it’s total BS (or even partial BS) and keep saying it because $$. If it’s the latter he must know the damage it’s causing to the fabric of the country…
not an entirely unique phenomenon. People have said similar about serial boofheads like Kyle Sandilands and the late Stan Zemanek that the on-air persona didn’t match the behind the scenes person. Wouldn’t surprise me if PM was just doing his act for clicks but the problem is that it sucks people in.
As a news channel they spend about half a day doing news, as soon as Kenny comes on, straight news (without opinion) goes missing.
Their most watched hours are a news free zone.
A single flagship bulletin might help breaking up the talking heads of an evening.