WARNING: If U R a Murdoch Minion, this contains facts.
QUESTION: Which world famous Media Mogul has a company that's had dozens of staff arrested & been declared unfit 2 run a multi national company✅Murdoch the owner of ~140 Oz newspapers & 500 subsidiaries around the globe
Q. What connects Elle, Prince Harry, Paul McCartney & a Murdered 13 Yr old?
A. They've all been hacked by News Corp. Over 5,000 ppl incl Milly Dowler, Missing/Murdered (13 yr girl) News Corp marked her voice mails as read, giving parents & police false hope
This thread will have some high level immoral & wrong doings and then some deep dives into filth. I hope to give any reader some new info they didn’t previously have and explain why I think Murdoch and Democracy can’t coexist
4. 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐱 NewsCorp has a complicated structure, with subsidiaries owning different mastheads and magazines, then some subsidiaries are used to taxation management To add to the complexity they have changed names over the years. For ease of reading I will refer to NewsCorp
5. 𝐇𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠- 𝐖𝐡𝐨, NewsCorp established a culture that meant no one was off limits, whether it was Celebrities, Politicians, Law enforcement officials, Solicitors or just Ordinary people everyone was at risk of News Corps crimes
6. 𝐇𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠- 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 NewsCorp didn’t just limit itself to Hacking Phones, NewsCorp would compile a full dosier on you if it wanted to. Including your Private communications, Physical location of you & family, Bank account records, Medical records, Phone bills & Tax files,
7. 𝐇𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠- 𝐇𝐨𝐰 News Corp used many methods to invade privacy. Including Blackmail, Burglaries, Entrapment, Theft of mobile phones, Hacking into computers and voicemail accounts, Making false statements or payments to officials to obtain confidential information.
8. Part of my research for this thread was reading the terrific book “Hack Attack” 👇It made me contemplate the impact of having incompetent ppl in some jobs. Example poor pilots could impact more people than a poor doctor. At the top of the ladder is
9. International Media Chief. For this reason alone laws should prevent media concentration. However it is the laws regarding Rejecting or cancelling Visas that is very topical and pertinent, in law a ‘Legal Person’ includes companies. The definition of 'Bad Character' are broad
10. Bad Character is very broad. Speeding Fines, Stealing Shoes👇 as well as prior convictions, are all reasons Australia has rejected people. With the potential impact from poor Media being so vast, only the most upstanding people should be permitted to operate here👇
11. Gordon Brown(chancellor of the exchequer), just prior to becoming Labor Leader & Prime Minster 2007-2010. Had no reason to suspect his phone was hacked, let alone a journalist accessing his bank, medical records as well as using police databases to spy on his life. When the
12. medical records of his 4 month old son with details of his Cystic Fibrosis, were on the front page of a Murdoch paper, Gordon was in tears. 5 yrs later evidence buried in past inquiries & Murdochs non disclosure clauses in settlements came to light showing extensive hacking
13. The GFC gave the UK a double dip recession, Labor lost the election. In farewelling parliament Gordon spoke of James Murdochs McTaggart lecture, where James denounced the BBC & made clear he considered ‘𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬' is what mattered in the Media
14.That lecture Gordon referred 2 was titled 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐛𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 where he said "The only reliable, durable & perpetual guarantor of independence is profit" whilst simultaneously paying victims of News Corp crimes ~$1M with non disclosure clauses which kept the
15. evidence buried. James went on 2 mock media regulations. A sad irony & insult 2 Hillsborough (Detailed later) victims was Murdoch chastising regulations that prevented 1 company owning all the broadcast rights 4 Soccer. Arguing it’s in consumers interest 2 have monopolies
16. Laws created by the LNP allow Murdoch 2 use his Media muscle 2 promote the LNP & attack others. The very low ‘self-regulated’ standards don’t even require pretense of balance. Oz now has racism, bigotry, lies, divisiveness printed across the Oz & broadcast 2 all households
17. As this thread goes on, Plz consider Oz
*<70% of news circulation is openly partisan
*~All journalism gone from MSM
*The LNP controls ABC through partisan appts
*The LNP criticises the ABC
*The govt never criticizes News Corp
& how all this impacts the 4 Pillars of Democracy
18. 𝐒𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 When the LNP won a 6 year legal battle against Michaela Banerji, the LNP enshrined in Law that Australians do not have an implied freedom of speech. Consequently the sacking of Michaela for tweeting out of hours, anonymously her
19. own opinions about govt policy was ok. Effectively silence millions of Australians who work for the Public Service.
Along with Witness K, The ABC, Annika Smethehurst (+Lawyer) and Richard Boyle, this government has knee capped whistle blowers & the Journalist they may go to
1981, huge unemployment, Thatcher was unpopular, Strikes were common.
In 2011 the 30 year rule revealed a treacherous manipulation of Democracy by Thatcher & Murdoch. The 1st of many Secret Meetings (Jan 4 1981)
Murdoch had the largest paper in UK (The Sun)+ News of the World. He wanted 2 buy “The Times”, a broadsheet paper & The Sunday Times. Murdoch knew the Media Takeovers Commission would reject his bid. The evening of Jan 4 Thatcher had a cabinet reshuffle, which put a friendly
22. into the role that would determine if the takeover would go the commission.
By the end of Jan 4 all the pawns in were in place. Much like Murdoch has done in Australia, he established a public narrative that said the paper was losing money would close anyway etc.
23. Less than 3 weeks later he made public his bid, it didn’t get referred to the Takeovers Commission & Murdoch became the largest media operator in UK.
Murdoch kept up his end of the deal & published Pro Thatcher, anti BBC, anti Union stories (including lies)
When Murdoch
24. worked with Thatcher to create Biased reporting about the Faulklands war his power and political role was cemented. All other newspapers, wrote about the war in neutral language ‘British Troops” “Argentinian Troops”. Murdoch created a nationalistic public narrative
25. based on the BBC being un-British and a danger to democracy, Thatcher joined in, putting a message to the whole country asking the British to Protest against the BBC being un-British and a danger to democracy. Supported by Murdochs propaganda with front pages like these.
26. The LNP have followed the Murdoch Propaganda Manual perfectly, never missing a chance to berate the ABC and create a narrative that the ABC is horribly biased. This now allows them to tell people the story was biased and they accept it.
27. Further demonstrating his power was the Union Busting campaign run by Thatcher. Unions were very strong in Liverpool. Thatcher had bought loyalty from the Police with 45% pay rises & with Murdoch protecting them in the papers the Police felt confident they were above the law
28. As shown by the ⬆️police, ⬇️unions stories about the miners’ strike, printers’ dispute @ Wapping, poll tax riots & the GIANT lie of Hillsborough. The last ingredients required 4 the Hillsborough tragedy was unemployment & a govt that was considering abandoning Liverpool
29. With a govt considering a Managed decline of Liverpool & Murdochs established narrative that Liverpool was full of union thugs, it was ez 4 those outside Liverpool 2 accept these lies. It suited the Agendas of the Govt, the Police and Murdoch the lies were accepted
30. Families were torn apart. Suicides were linked 2 the disaster. Many inquiries B4 27 yrs later @ trial (800+ ppl gave evidence, 267 days) produced the truth. NO fault attributed 2 fans & all NewsCorps words were false
NewsCorps disrespect shown with these front pgs the nxt day
31. Liverpool was angry, that it took 27 years 2 get the truth & the lies News Corp and other had kept for that long. Liverpool responded with a Boycott the Sun movement, which has resulted in News Corp not even stocking the shelves in Liverpool as no one was buying the paper
32. Just like Hunger Games, the Hacking games took part in a Dystopian world where NewsCorp/Murdoch ran enterprises that operated above the law & created a world where they controlled ppl through abuse of power. Through inquiries, committees, court cases News Corp was untouchable
33. 𝐎𝐩 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚 was the 1st first time the MET became aware of suspicious activities by NewsCorp. Along with paying 4 information, it appeared as though NewsCorp had interfered with a murder investigation. The hiring of prolific hacker ‘Glenn Mulcaire’ was also suspicious
34. 𝐎𝐩 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧 investigation was triggered after an ICO investigator found evidence of the misuse of the Police National Computer by a Private Investigator in 2002. The Motorman inquiry found the evidence quickly but suspiciously took 3 yrs to write a report
The search of Steve Whitamores House led 2 jaw dropping discoveries incl;
29 Names of NewsCorp staff & 258 requests made
Details of 13,000 requests 4 info
How Steve got the info
3.5 yrs later the ICO published a report containing a table listed all papers and no of requests
The Met's anti-corruption unit initiated 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞
Resulting in 10 arrests, 4 pleaded guilty, 6 got off as the case fell apart. No journalists were charged, which is very odd as the journalists were paying the criminals.
37. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝/Goodman inquiry
The culture @ News Corp was of being “above the law” They continued hacking, including the Royal Family.
The search of Glenn Mulcaire home found 11,000 pgs of notes listing ~4000 incl. 8 Royals/Staff
38. With extensive hacking being discovered & the charging of Goodman & Mulcaire, the trial revealed extensive criminal acts. Even though News Corp was paying them no 1 @ News Corp was questioned. News Corp conducted a rigorous Investigation of Themselves & found 1 piece of paper
39. 𝐏𝐂𝐂 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟏 While many examples exist, this could be the undisputed champion of why ‘industry self-regulation” is useless. The Press Complaints Commission, (PCC) 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠.
40. 𝐍𝐚𝐳𝐢 𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐲, 𝐇𝐲𝐩𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐲 & 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡
“Its in the public's interest” NewsCorp says, this forces victims 2 go 2 Court & all the dirty laundry becomes public, so most do nothing. Democracy thx Max Mosley 4 pursuing Newscorp & risking shame
41. NewsCorp then approach the other 4 woman in the video via email & threatened them by saying that their faces would be pixelated & b given full anonymity if they spoke to NewsCorp.
The 2007 Parliament Select Committee revealed lots about Murdoch.
He says 2 his papers which Party 2 back in an election or policy on Europe.
Murdoch owns papers 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐲 4 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 & 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐲 4 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐭.
Some more eye opening comments from the PSC 👇
43. If you have made it this far, Thankyou.
What we have learnt so far is too much for one tweet, the picture below lists the people arrested as some of the immoral and unethical behaviors that have happen so far in and around News Corp
44. This 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞 aims 2 focus what we have learnt so far contrasted to what Australia has experienced
The Murdoch's r very anti public broadcasting & they have remarkable power over government & public opinion. Lets review what has been done 2 the ABC with the LNP
45. LNP has not only ignores vile, defamatory attacks on the ABC, it joins in @ every opportunity 2 reshape public opinion away from supporting the ABC. The govt supports other assets & speaks out against any1 who sullies their brand. The recent Capt Cook comments r a gr8 example
46. The LNP openly admitting they are spending more money on those people whose votes they need along with dozens of scandals. In years gone by, such behavior would result in sacking and constant hounding from the Media. It is obvious we no longer have an effective 4th estate
47. Somehow staff @ the ABC keep going, despite being bullied by the most powerful in the Oz. Imagine if we didn’t have the ABC, they literally saved lives in the recent bushfires & save lives by presenting facts about COVID. Compared 2 News Corp whose lies can lead to death
48. 𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟎𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧,
The @Guardian kept doing what the Police wouldn't, or couldn't do, examining evidence, reading info from court cases, FOI Requests. The Guardian published 3 articles that forced open some of News Corps filthy secrets
49. The articles described a mélange of malfeasance in & around NewsCorp, incl buried evidence, pay offs, crooked police, lies 2 parliament, systematic criminal behavior & News Corps power 2 get normal people 2 do extraordinarily rotten things that even reached the Prime Minister
50. When the Guardian articles were published, MET Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson asked Assistant Commissioner John Yates 2 look @ the phone hacking case 2 C if it should b reopened. Instead of re-examining 11000 pages of material recovered from G. Mulcaires home jailed in 2007
51. for hacking into the mobile phones of Royal aides, Yates decided after 8 hours’ consideration, that "𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬". (sounds like @AusFedPolice and Angus Taylor)
52. As celebrities & politicians continued asking if they had been victims of hacking, Yates directed that the evidence from the Mulcaire raid, that had been stored in bin bags for 3 years, finally b entered into a computer database. 10 people were assigned the task
53. Yates had the top job, his prior records was exceptional, Yates also coordinated the UK police response 2 the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake & tsunami 4 which he was awarded the Queen's Police Medal. But he did not re-open the investigation.
54. Yates was clearly talented, clever, diligent with years of experience. But being exposed to News Corp somehow resulted in him becoming incompetent, keeping evidence hidden and not pursuing evidence. Yates later resigned
55. Shortly after John Yates resigned drenched in disgrace, dishonor & deception. It would appear that long time friend of Murdoch (Frank Lowy-Founder of Westfield) was in need of someone 2b head of Security. Yates moved 2 Oz, somehow past Character tests & bcame head of security
56. The 165 pg ‘Press Standards, privacy…’ report was damming. Referring 2 News Corps ‘Collective Amnesia’ ‘deliberate obfuscation’ and ‘concealing the facts’. They noted the true number of victims would never be known b/c of the ‘silence’ clauses News Corp got people to sign.
57. Mid 2010 a predictable change of government. The GFC gave UK a large recession (see comparison to Aus) and the failure of a very old and large bank
The conservative party ignored the phone hacking scandal as everyone was distracted by the Recession
58. 𝐆𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧- 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 Sienna Millar went 2 court b/c she'd been hacked. This led 2 some 2006 evidence being used, including specific instruction from NewsCorp editor 2 use Mulcaire 2 hack Sienna+Partner+Parents phone.
59. The impossible 2 ignore Guardian articles resulted in The MET launching 3 operations, Weeting (review ignored 2006 info) & Tuleta (Computer Hacking) & Elveden (MET Corruption)
MP’s were briefed in May that 170 of the known 3,870 ppl in Mulcaires files had been contacted
60. 𝐕𝐢𝐥𝐞, 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐝, 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐥, no words R strong enough 2 describe how News Corp hacked the phone a murdered girl, giving her parents/country false hope she was alive. 2 keep it secret & allow the parents to relive the trauma when they find out through the news
61. 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭 4 Days after the Milly story, public pressure resulted in advertisers pulling out, Murdoch tried 2 ‘lance the boil’ & closed the “News of the World”. Murdochs paper chose to celebrate its end with a big thank u on the final edition INSULTING
62. Sorry not Sorry 2 days after 5 staff were arrested, News Corp admitted “SOME” liability in the privacy cases and it said it offered an unreserved apology and compensation to Eight Claimants, but would contest any allegations made by others. Not the behavior of someone sorry
63. Murdoch had been lobbying 2 b allowed 2 buy BSkyB in the UK, with conservatives now in power he was confident he would b allowed 2 buy the remaining 61%. It was only the Milly story that forced him 2 withdraw. Plurality concerns got in the way when Murdoch tried again in 2017
64. Those watershed days in July 2011 forced the conservatives into doing something. They announced an inquiry. Often used to buy time & allow 4 dilution of blame. It took 2 months 2 create the few the few sentences that were the objectives of the inquiry.
65. The conservatives used 3 common techniques 2 hinder/rig an inquiry.
1. Make terms of reference very broad, as the wider U go the deeper U don’t
2. Break it into parts, ppl lose interest & part 2 doesn’t happen
3. Make multiple dept responsible, leading 2 bureaucratic red tape
66. The Leveson inquiry was very broad, with multiple stakeholders from different departments involved. It was broken into 2 “NON” sequential parts. Between Part 1 & 2 would be a trial.
67. The Leveson Inquiry;
Costing ~$𝟏𝟓𝐌 (𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝟏), almost a royal commission cost.
Part 1 was 16 months long
Heard from 𝟏𝟖𝟒 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬
Received 42 written submissions
Produced a 𝟐,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐏𝐠 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭
68. The Exec summary was 48 Pages.
A few startling findings in the report;
𝟐𝟖 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐩 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝟐,𝟐𝟔𝟔 𝐑𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 for hacking
J Murdoch admitted a cover up had taken place
Unable 2 reconcile how News Corp thought it was 1 rogue reporter
69. The web of deceit, power, politics, propaganda and money that envelopes News Corp caught many many people, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn these people had never committed a crime prior to having a job near the Murdoch Web .
70. For someone who runs a media empire with hundreds of products and brands, the inability to remember key decisions was frightening.
71. 𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 was on full display during the inquiry. The LSE 'textbook' version and my 'applied' version👇. The last image taken from Chomskys Manufacturing Consent depicts how the ‘power is cooked’. Murdoch has worked these models beautifully
72. I'm not suggesting any 1 of the hacks was more ok than others. But some were beyond deplorable, they demonstrated an absolute callousness & complete disregard 4 ppl. These 4 all demonstrate that nothing was off limits.
Milly Dowler
7/7 Bombing Victims
Sara Payne
JK Rowling
73. Noting that News Corp had been 2 multiple inquiries, the Committee declared 𝐑𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐌𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐟𝐢𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐦𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲.+many damning comments👇
74. News Corp culture permitted hacking in2 ‘The oppositions” secret info. NewsCorp is a private global institution with no accountability 2 the citizens. It erodes democratic process & shapes public opinion & policy while also destroying the integrity of public institutions.
75. The issue is more than bias, 4 example the 10 pages against Jackie Trad who stood down while the appointment of 1 principle is investigated👇 News Corp has full access 2 pollies. 1 News Corp Editor from 1 tabloid had ~200 meetings with the Prime Minister & Ministers in 3 yrs.
76. No person or organisation was safe from News Corp, especially their enemies’. Happily exposing anything that would tarnish or destroy, from Homosexuality to Affairs or using that information to extort other benefits. In the early days on one politician dared to speak up
77. Chris Huhne was then targeted by a News Corp Hacker Andrew Alderson. Along with stalking Chris, Andrew obtained police records & phone records. When Andrew found that Chris had an affair, News Corp had the story they needed, and News Corp crushed him.
78. Chris claimed he was being targeted & News Corp emphatically denied it. Being an MP meant Chris would have confidential phone calls that News Corp would have access 2. This is a crime of treason 4 most ppl, but not Murdoch. But worse was the subsequent lives ruined
79. People who aren't used 2 being in the public eye don't know how 2 handle it, especially if their most embarrassing details r plastered on the front page. Vicky (Chris Wife) was Angry, & Embarrassed. Detailed--> is how her reaction lead to a great role model ended up in Jail.
80. More evidence of News Corp insincere attitude to the victims was the closure of the Victims compensation scheme in April 2013. Only 250 claims had been paid & many people hadn’t even been told they were victims. This closure meant people need to pay lawyers and go to court.
81. Even now in 2020 ppl r still raising claims. What is frustrating is News Corp has settled everyone against "The Sun" just prior 2 the court. This has meant the filthy behaviors of the Sun aren't being made public. Instead News Corp is paying extra to settle prior to court
𝟐+𝟐=𝟓 was used 2 show inequality in 18th France & led 2 a revolution
2+2=5 in 1984 is used 2 show how ppl may b required 2 believe an obviously false dogma
𝐃𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 is the acceptance of contradictory opinions/facts @ the same time,esp political indoctrination
83. Many equivalences are true today, from people accepting $800M of rorts as OK, through 2 our federal police not investigation a forged annual report. For a list of ~100 scandals see @PaulinePoulter post. I would like to show 2 scary examples. Nazi & Welfare.
84. 𝐃𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 - 𝐍𝐚𝐳𝐢 Wealthy industrialists funded the Nazis who wanted the Unions gone. 1st thing Hitler did in 33 was 2 send police in2 union offices, arrest leaders & take all union $. He outlawed collective bargaining & created 1 single body 4 workplace laws
85 𝐃𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 – LNP being better Economic Managers Despite countless pieces of evidence, data & analysis the falsehood that News Corp and the LNP have created is truly staggering.
86. 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐟𝐚𝐫𝐞-The narrative of ppl on Social Security as bludgers is hurtful, damaging & divisive. A small amount of perspective & facts would destroy this. Instead our govt is in lock step with Murdoch in creating this deplorable attitude. We can look 2 the UK 4 a parallel
87. The UK public were asked 2 questions
1. How much money from the welfare budget was spent on the unemployed? Avg estimate 𝟒𝟏%, reality is 𝟑%
2. How much fraud was there, Avg estimate 𝟐𝟕%, reality is 𝟎.𝟕%
Not 1 person guessed under
88. The LNPs own budget documents state that the “Biggest welfare spending is for assistance to the aged, families with children and people with a disability. Together these Items make up 85% of all welfare spending” It just isn’t a fair fight
89. People taking their info from Murdoch & LNP R thinking Australia is generous with its welfare payments. Aust has the 𝐋𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐒𝐓 welfare payments. Netherlands & Singapore almost double us, & have 1/2 the unemployment rate. Surely we can c the policy of poverty isnt working
90. If the LNP was genuine with its claims about making sure tax payer money is being spent properly it would apply the same rules 2 itself. Politicians would b drug tested, have tax payer funded alcohol removed & any inappropriate spending would b docked immediately+interest
91. The LNP with its tax payer funded alcohol binges have cost tax payers millions. From being 2 drunk 2 vote or smashing tax payer tables the LNP R demonstrating nuclear grade hypocrisy. A Newstart person can lose all payments 4 missing interviews etc. politicians get nothing.
92. Sarina Russo is now worth over $100,000,000 thx 2 the LNP giving her 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 $𝟏𝐁𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 massive contracts 4 managing the poor, while LNP use tax payer money 2 go 2 her parties. Andrew Forrest gets $12,000 from the tax payer 4 each person on the Class Warfare Card.
93. 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐨 𝐖𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 News Corp was created solely 4 the industrialists 2 counter the Ballarat BHAS paper which was a union cooperative. With those wealthy elite origins it published its right wing view while BHAS would publish
94. Pro worker views. & with many other papers no view became dominant & no paper became an extension of a political party. That alliance with Thatcher in early 80’s cemented the role of News Corp as the Right Wing propaganda & protection machine. Discrediting any organisation
95. or ppl with opposing views, the loyal minions can then dismiss any contrary view b/c of its origins, not its facts, or 2 use a sporting simile, Murdoch plays the man not the ball. The power 2 protect the LNP from evidence of hypocrisy or corruption is both impressive & scary
96. Many examples exist; Hockeys ‘age of entitlement is over’ despite him living of the tax payer for millions, through 2 the relentless fabricated lies about labors spending. News Corp will never prosecute these. Even nuclear grade hyprocrisy like Morrison criticisms
97. of Christine Nixon for 1 meal during Vic fires, whilst he goes on an extended holiday 2 Hawaii & both he & his office lie about it. In the past such lies & hypocrisy would've ended up with a resignation. Now, the News Corp machine goes into action to distract and deflect
98. The LNP Demanding transparency from China but establishing a culture of rejecting FOI requests as standard practice and then there was the most obscene creation for a democracy, the One Man Cabinet, now anything can be declared cabinet in confidence.
99. The LNP have even attacked one of the core pillars of democracy (Judiciary) when George Brandis bullied the Solicitor-General, that led to his resignation, it was clear, no convention, nor aspect of the Westminster System or democracy was safe
100. Having shown scant regard for transparency or even the separation of powers. It is no surprise the LNP and Murdoch start using censorship to protect against differing views
101. We have a PM bypassing governance 2 appoint 7/8 Board member+CEO+senior managers, a PM who rings directly 2 make complaints & request censoring of content. We got a small insight in2 this bullying culture when M. Guthrie was sacked w/out cause. The LNP condoned the bullying.
102. An example of the worst kind of censoring was an analysis by E Alberici on cutting corp taxes. 2300 words, multiple quotes from multiple business leaders, multiple statistical charts, the LNP said it was an ‘opinion’ piece & ordered it removed. Time has shown it was spot on
103. Changes to media laws have allowed Murdoch to become effectively become a monopoly operator in some states and with massive 70% of readership across the country (Stats from EMMA).
AS I WRITE THIS SOME PAPERS R BEING CLOSED. Which also proves 1 company shouldn't own so much
104. The LNP have changed laws, attacked the ABC, created grant, gifted money all to help News Corp. In Feb LNP said it would introduce laws against Facebook & google 2 make them pay 4 presenting news headlines. Coincidentally News Corp launch a competing service the month before
105. The LNP gives News Corp exclusives, no citizen should have to pay no find out what its elected (and tax payer funded) parliamentarians are doing. News Corp puts these exclusive interviews behind a paywall so citizens then have 2 pay 2 know what is going on
106. I consider this to be the most egregious as it is attacks to core premise of a democracy, representation. Making us pay to find out what they are doing is undemocratic, and another example of the wealthier people getting better access to politicians.
107. News Corp has almost become too big to fail, its willingness to purchase then close the last remaining independent news wire service in Australia. meaning Its 300 staff who produce 500 stories, 750 images and 20 pieces of video each day across news, politics, finance and
108. sport to about 200 subscribers who use it for newspapers, radio news and talkback programs, television news and websites.
109. Transparency International has singled Australia to as one of the few companies to significantly go backward in the last 8 years. It is noted that Corruption is linked to lack of independent journalism
110. 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲/𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭 Not surprisingly the Conservatives again protect Murdoch by cancelling the 2nd part of the Leveson inquiry, leaving many pieces of the puzzle hidden, This is despite 100's of cases still being raised & the court ruling “The Sun” can b sued
111. Given it was common practice 4 over a decade 4 News Corp 2 hack Pollies (23 Labor politicians in the UK That we know of) With one female MP hacked 29 times. What r the chances similar methods are used in Oz. We have some stark similarities,
112. We have a police force that refuses to investigate the LNP, but raids the ABC. We have strange ‘scoops’ published by News Corp papers and we know that as far back as 2000 News Corp subsidiaries were hacking the set top boxes Austar customers used.
113. It may seem far fetched but remember that Secret meeting b/w Murdochs & Thatcher in 1981 that led 2 an immediate cabinet reshuffling.
News Corp had committed 1000's of crimes & said it was 1 Rogue Reporter.
Other organisations have been declared illegal for a lot less
114. We still don’t know what happened with the Hacking of Set Top Boxes in Australia, or the rest of the world. 14,000 email showed a News Corp subsidiary hacking all over the world including Australia. But the story didn’t seem keep going.
115. What's 4 sure is the system's broken if a politician decides not 2 have dinner with Murdoch & it makes front page news
News Corp has consistently been a bad citizen 4 decades. They C it as more than their ‘Right’ 2 interfere in politics, they see it as their ‘higher purpose’
116. News Corp complains Google & Facebook pay no tax, yet they pay no tax either. They complain about Unions breaking the law, but they've broken 1000's of laws & ruined countless lives. They complain about accuracy by the ABC, but lie about the deaths of 96 soccer fans.
117. Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Australians are sponsoring the crimes committed by an American billionaires company ,that were committed on the other side of the world. While he pays no tax here. While our democracy dies
118. Australia provides services like firefighters, roads, hospitals, education, hospitals, aged care, child care, laws. All these services r funded by tax payers. News Corp is being subsidized by the citizens who pay tax. @ least with the ABC we can ensure integrity & truth
119. Just like the conservatives in the UK, doing anything they can to support the Murdoch Empire. For example they just raised the idea of Murdoch Daughter becoming Chair of the BBC. Be under no illusion, the sun never sets on the Murdoch Empire.
120. Every dollar Australians give to News Corp is helping fund the ‘never ending’ list of people that News Corp has to be damages to. And while the conservatives stay in power in the UK, New Corp is safe and the Truth is at risk.
121. While this goes on, the LNP will do outrageous things like giving amnesty to massive companies who underpaid staff superannuation. They can get away with these offensive hypocrisy’s as Murdoch Empire will protect them.
122. One hope we have is to copy Liverpools lead and #BoycottMurdoch. If we support those awesome independent journalists as well as ppl like Sleeping Giants there is hope that the most corrupt government in Australia’s history will be brought to account
123. 𝐓𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧;
News Corp's gambling & web sites, Foxtel, Sky News, NRL
& Companies who advertise with News Corp,

INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS, The ABC, The Guardian, Unions and those less fortunate than us
124. & PLEASE tell your preferred political party to work on a 'moderate' set of policies & unite against the common enemy.

If we do this then democracy might survive the poison that is the Murdochracy

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