In my article The AIMN, The growing irrelevance of the Murdoch media I wrote:
Another direction we’ve seen the MM (Murdoch media) lean towards are those stories that are trivial, narrow, shallow and sensationalist. And often untrue.
I’ll admit that not everything they write is trivial, narrow, shallow, sensationalist or untrue. They often broach topics that are in the national interest, politically or socially, but they sure do stuff it up when it comes to the headline. Take this headline: Riot on Nauru in wake of Rudd PNG asylum boat solution. Then read the article. Here’s a paragraph from it:
There was confusion over the motivation for the riot, with some reports from Nauru suggesting it was linked to the Mr Rudd’s hard line announcement. This has not been confirmed (my bold), but chants of “freedom” were heard at the centre as the riot ignited.
So it had not been confirmed. What has been confirmed is that bullshit.com.au, I mean news.com.au intend to take over with Kevin Rudd where they left off with Julia Gillard. That is, a Labor Prime Minister is an evil person who is responsible for everything that’s wrong in this world.Follow @MigloMT