Photos and Videos tagged with #Doublespeak
Note to Republicans, neocon and right wingers: This is lynching. Unless you mean heinous violence, STFU!
- 1027 days ago via site
I have little love 4 @TonyAbbottMHR or 4 #JuliaGillardMHR. But I wld love LESS #BIAS from @Australian. #auspol ... ... ...
... ... ... Hot on the heels of @Australian's special editor at large Paul Kelly's 'story' published a few days ago, suggesting that #OzPM #JuliaGillardMHR lacks projection of her values (rather than lacking values at all, take a look at the #biased coverage in this story (and other stories linked-in to it) in the @Australian today: http://bit.ly/ijzmsp .
My Year 12 English teacher was in her (political) element 30 years ago, discussing these sorts of juxtaposed photos, headlines and stories amongst other forms of #newspeak #doublespeak and political and propaganda #brainwashing.
I'm not suggesting for a moment that the @Australian has hired a troupe of one-eyed #ALP supporter journalists [Though a spirited attack of that kind might be mounted against the Australian Government Media outlet with the Orwellian name of 'OUR ABC'].
Nor am I accusing @BenFordham of any such #bias. Most of the time, I like Ben's work. He is a good and honest writer who maybe just lacks for asking one or two more questions (or for publishing one or two more questions-and-answers).
I have been in and around the media game long enough to know that in today's rough and tumble infotainment capitals of #newmedia, all of the headlines, pictures, paragraph numbers and page numbers are all determined by the boys at the top, the senior editorial chiefs. So that's where I'd be looking to make changes and iron out or at least check and balance out bias, if I were looking at launching or re-engineering an unbiased national media organisation.
From @Australian's @BenFordham – Abbott Seizes on Parliament's Recall to Launch New Attacks on Labor. (Today): - http://bit.ly/ijzmsp (28 March 2011)
(1)from @Australian's Special Editor at Large, Paul Kelly, Will the Real Julia Gillard Please Stand Up - http://bit.ly/g9XKqc (23 March 2011)
(2) from @JamesJohnsonCHR: #JuliaGillardMHR's $4BN PA FAMILY COURT HELL / 12 #Aussie dads DIE DAILY according to #CSA DeathToll figures - http://www.twitpic.com/4d14ee (Various Dates)
(3) from @JamesJohnsonCHR: We All Need to Manage Our Own Carbon Footprints and let Our Planet Take Care of Herself - http://www.twitpic.com/4a4whn (Various Dates)
MY COMMENTS: =>
Maybe it is karma that large sections of the #mainstream #Australian #media (not just the #biased @Australian) continues to give @TonyAbbottMHR the #PaulineHanson treatment. A cosmic Quid pro quo for the media treatment and outrageous criminal proceedings orchestrated against ex-Independent MP Pauline Hanson during the late 1990s, and into the 2000s and the 2010s.
By the way, I recommend David Etterige's very well written and detailed biography "Consider your Verdict" to anyone who STILL mocks Pauline Hanson the way we have been brainwashed by media and (frightened) Liberal/Labor Parties to do. I used to mock Pauline myself until quite recently a supporter gave me Ettridge's book to read. I now see that Pauline Hanson was a far better politician than #JuliaGillardMHR will ever be. And there is very little that anyone could disagree with or take offence about in Pauline Hanson's extraordinary #maidenspeech in the House of Representatives back on September 1996 (sharing the afternoon dais with new chum MHR @JoeHockeyMP).
@TonyAbbottMHR's deputy (and deputy alternative OzPM) @JulieBishopMP at the time described the trumped up charges and legal prosecutions against #PaulineHanson and David Etteridge as the sort of thing that the Ugandan President did to his political opponents. Strong and admirable words indeed from Julie Bishop (the current and long-standing MHR for Curtin, WA).
On a day when:
(1) #nswvotes has delivered the biggest 'we've woken up to you' to the Labor Party, in Australian political history;
(2) #JuliaGillardMHR has recalled Parliament for a special extra day's sitting (costing the #Australian taxpayers millions of dollars) for her #bigGovt, Government Class Welfare #carbon tax legislation, (which she deliberately chose to un-mandate herself in the lead up to the August 2010 Federal Election). That's 2 out of 2 parliamentary sessions in a row (another ugly record of mal-government) that #JuliaGillardMHR has recalled Federal Parliament after its session has ended, to ram through ill-conceived, ill-drawn, botched and no doubt soon to be shown up as r.ort-ful laws putting stamping greater government regulation and control on Australian lives and business.
Is there anything worthwhile left that us Australians can do that isn't heavily regulated, prohibited (without a licence) or heavily taxed by our omniscient all-controlling #BigGovt.
So, look at the photo chosen by @Australian under the online heading that @TonyAbbottMHR is going [on the] 'offensive'...
Just who is “offensive”? and to whom/s?
Do “truth in advertising laws” require Kelly & Co at the @Australian to relaunch themselves as the #biased @Australian?
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- 1249 days ago via site
At Q Park, if the barrier's broken, a bay flooded or the customer otherwise inconvenienced, up goes this sign #doublespeak
- 1295 days ago via site