Democracy is in good shape where Rupert Murdoch is absent.

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Democracy is in good shape where Rupert Murdoch is absent.

Post by neverfail » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:45 am

Citizen Murdoch's critical grip on democracy
By Kevin Rudd

(Kevin Rudd is a former labor Prime Minister of Australia.)

In Australia, as in the US and the UK, the Murdoch media don’t behave as a news organisation, but as a political party in full pursuit of their commercial and hard-right ideological interests in coalition with the major conservative party of the day. That’s why the Murdoch media has become such a cancer on the wider cause of democracy. We often ponder why democracy has been in such a mess across the Anglosphere. While Murdoch cannot be blamed for the lot, he’s been a big part of the equation. By contrast, the Canadian democracy has been in reasonable shape. Interesting that there is negligible Murdoch presence there.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinio ... 50pkw.html

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