09 Jan 2013.
06 Jan 2013.
06 Sep 2012.
25 Jul 2012.
15 Jul 2012 —
NEWS-TAINMENT BUSINESS MODEL –
Mogal Greed during the 1980s and 1990s ramped up.
It was much more profitable at the time for Press Journalism to `pretend` it was doing `news`, rather than go out and find real news.
Passing off Advertising, Corporate Promotion, Political Lobbying, Celebrity Waffle and Inane Sound-Bites as news-reports became normal.
Inane Example. Mr Rabbit says `No` `blah blah blah`
Is usually not,
A. Policy, or,
It is just a free kick in the drama department.
See the Canberra Press Gallery for working examples.
News-Tainment (News as Entertainment) was born.
Press Journalism and the News Media traded in their strengths, and built for themselves a Credibility Gap.
No longer was Press Journalism, a trusted source, impartial, factual, fair, truthful, or even useful.
Press Journalism placed the bet that dumbing down was the way to go.
In a country where more and more of the public are,
1. Gaining more knowledge by losing jobs in one industry and moving to another industry, and,
2. Much more of the working class made sure as many of their kids went to University as possible,
It is the Losing bet.
The public, those, previously known as the audience, were going smarter.
Press Journalism, at all levels, chose to go dumber.
And since approximately 1997, we can add,
3. Larger and larger numbers of the public being on the interwebs, who go over, under, or around the sheltered workshop known as Press Journalism, to obtain non-distorted information, straight from the horses mouth.
As Press Journalism created for itself, the reputation of `distrusted` source, delivery-boy of factoids and Lobbyist for the Rich, the News-Tainment business model showed signs of failure, as their audience ran, not walked, away. As well as advertisers and their dollars.
All levels of Press Journalism decided they needed to do `more`.
More `analysis`, more `opinion`, more `factoids`, more `Lobbying`.
This too was the wrong bet.
All levels of Press Journalism were too dopey to realize,
`More` is just `More`.
What Press Journalism needed to do was `Better`.
Better questions, better interviews. Better investigating, better reports.
Instead, Press Journalism only became `more` irrelevant to the public.
Jump forward to 2002. The Test.
As the Bush regime, Blair regime and Howard regime pushed their bogus case for the destruction of Iraq, Press Journalism, along with the other segments of the embedded media, Radio and TV, failed to uphold their own so-called 4th-estate ideals.
This was an opportunity squandered.
If ever there is a time for Press Journalism to show their audience how valuable they are, it is when the Chips Are Down.
But Press Journalism no longer had the skills to uphold their own 4th-estate ideals. They no longer knew how to act without fear or favor, challenge their leaders or take on power. It had been so long since they tried it.
See– blogs.very.limited.news/Devine-Miss-M –for working example.
Press Journalism didn`t even realize that regimes calling for war, was when the chips were down, when they were expected to step up, fight the good fight, hold regimes to account and, do their job.
Instead, with a handful of exceptions, Press Journalism laid down and stuck with its news-tainment business model and, preferred to become Embedded.
The embedded media, in denial or unaware, still don`t seem to realize how damaging, to what little credibility they had left, it was to them for failing this test.
Jump forward to 2011.
For a decade now the embedded media have ignored the Iraq test, and are sticking to their `more` `news-tainment` model. And has often become more, silly, nasty, petty and unhelpful to their readers in the process.
Then along comes the Finkelstein Inquiry.
Another chance to redeem themselves and gain some credibility.
Here, Press Journalism and the rest of the News Media had the opportunity to redefine themselves, define what they stood for, define rules of product standards and professional behavior and, penalties for poor behavior and poor product.
Instead, Press Journalism began wailing and bleating as soon as the Finkelstein Inquiry was announced, and it hasn`t stopped yet.
Most paid lip service that a News Media Council needed to be properly funded, have clearly defined rules and, have teeth, but would then wallow in `their` right to Lobby, so-called Press freedom, and free speech.
(Much more rigorous non-regulation.)
Press Journalism, hell bent on keeping their `more` `news-tainment`, let us write bullshit mindset, failed to improve their industry one iota.
Prediction. In Australia, Press Journalism must implode to a near fatal situation, because, Press Journalism is full of Turkeys who keep demanding Christmas.
23 Jun 2012 —
SELF IMPLODING PRESS JOURNALISM WEEK –
Mogal Greed, Editor`s Cowardice and Journalist`s Desire for Celebrity Status.
These are the real reasons for the Self Imploding Australian Press this week. Not the bullcrap the embedded media are trying to peddle to the public.
The downfall of the Australian Press didn`t begin in the mid 1990s for a start.
The early 1980s, or even earlier, was when the start of their downfall began.
Interwebs, iproducts and Twitter did not destroy Press Journalism.
They did that all by themselves, under their own steam. In the 1980s or earlier, while Politicians started turning Australia into the `free-trade` dumping ground, Boardrooms paid themselves millions to destroy Australian factory jobs and import goods from the Asian Slave Labor Market.
The Press of the day reported the brilliance of the Boardroom for the monster profits this would generate and, the evils of the factory workers Unions that represented the workers who were losing their jobs.
The Press were told by Boardrooms that the factory jobs were low paid and not really wanted. The factory workers can easily find other jobs and reskill. Boardrooms told the Press their standard bullcrap back then, as they do today, and as always, the Press believes.
Not only did all levels of the Press lack forsight. The Press also lacked wisdom, back then, and today. The Press, who sell eyeballs to their advertisers, at worst cheered, and at best were bystanders, watched Boardrooms flush their largest `Captured` dead tree audience down the gurgler, along with Press profits.
In the early 1980s, many Australian factory workers bought a newspaper on the way to work. Those that caught public transport particularly did.
Did Fairfax sell more copies of the Sydney Morning Herald to Indian Child Slave Owners than Aussie textile workers?
Did Limited News sell more copies of The Australian to auto assembly line robots than Aussie auto workers?
Did 730reportland work in a factory in the early 1980s? … YES
Was that factory closed 730reportland? … YES
Fairfax announced this week 1900 jobs are to go. Of these jobs, 400 staff jobs are Journalists and Editors. The remaining 1500 jobs are factory jobs across two printing factories.
Prediction The embedded media will make way more noise over the 400 staff jobs than the 1500 factory jobs.
Limited News also announced this week 1500 jobs are to go. They have not specified any job particulars. I predict similar job loss ratios (about 4 to 1) or (300 staff, 1200 factory) and similar noise levels as my Fairfax prediction above.
… and since then,
After successfully shedding it`s audience and income stream from advertisers, Press Journalism decided it needed to earn money and save money.
To save money Press Journalism turned to the local library for inspiration and discovered a whole new type of writing called `fiction`. Press Journalism quickly realized it could rebrand fiction to something more catchy like `Analysis` or `Opinion` and Corporate media releases could pass as news.
To make money Press Journalism turned to the interwebs to display it`s bias, ignorance and content for free, relying on clickable sponsor advertising.
So, What is ad-blocking software?
After successfully maintaining it`s credibility gap, Press Journalism decided it needed to build a pay-wall.
22 May 2012.
05 May 2012.
15 Apr 2012.
14 Apr 2012.
11 Mar 2012 –
Rebecca Hills Unfoxified –
Who`s afraid of Melissa Thompson Reist?
Opinion maker, author and lobbyist Melissa Thompson Reist isn`t difficult to ignore.
Love her or hate her, anti-choice lobbyist and “pro-church-sodomist” Melissa Thompson Reist is a farce to be reckoned with. Rebecca Hills meets the “pro-church” sodomist increasingly shaping the bedroom-politics debate.
Melissa Thompson Reist is a woman of strange opinions. She is also a woman about whom people have strong feelings. If you`ve seen her proselytise on geography on TV, read her opinions on the sexualisation of priests in the newspapers, or watched her go after bedding companies on Twitter or through her lobbyist group Corrective Sodomy, chances are you have a few opinions about her of your own.
She`s a wowser. A no-nonsense bedroom lobbyist beloved by both teenage girls and their mothers. A religious conservative in sodomist clothing. A brazen careerist. A gifted networker and generous mentor.
The Cabramatta-based lobbyist, mother of five and author of five books isn`t difficult to pigeonhole and, possible to ignore. Friend and collaborator Jenny Gale, founder of the advocacy group Sheep-Free-2B-Free, describes her as
“one of the most understood women in the sodomy arena”.
Melissa Thompson Reist grew up in rural Tasmania, the youngest of five daughters. Her parents were farmers, “Good country people who have no idea why they produced me,” she jokes.
Young Melissa loved motorbikes and horses, but she was also drawn to farce. She began her career as a propagandist, contributing to the Melbourne Herald`s racing guide and working as a regional-newspaper cadet before turning her hand to opinion and feature writing in the late 1980s, after a stint in the United States. “I had started to realise that my opinions were quite strange and maybe I wasn`t suited to life as a daily reporter,” she recalls.
One topic on which she had particularly strange opinions was abortion. Thompson Reist is a self-described “pro-church sodomist”, and it was the intersection of these two identities that formed the focus of much of her early writing and lobbying. But it was only when she started writing about the sexualisation of priests in the late 2000s that Thompson Reist became the name she is today. Picking up where debates around young women and church culture left off, she gave voice to parents` fears about the impact that sexual imagery and popular culture were having on their priests.
Says Thompson Reist, “I think people had been feeling an unease about the issue, but hadn`t been able to join all the dots. When Acting Real [the 2009 anti-choice anthology edited by Thompson Reist] came out, people were able to name the disease they felt: the churchification of culture, little girls being too churchy too soon, children being pressured to kneel and pray much harder than they actually should.”
This kind of unwavering conviction is one reason for Thompson Reist`s success as a lobbyist troll. Through her Twitter feed revels a woman of dodgy determination, who will pursue her targets relentlessly.
“It`s very difficult to debate with her, because if you`re talking to a mainstream audience you should like a boring dick,” observes one commentator who is regularly pitted against Thompson Reist. “She argues anecdotally, she argues emotively, and she is highly effective at it.”
Several Thompson Reist associates `Sodomy Life` contacted for this story later retracted their interviews, afraid of the personal and professional fallout. Others would speak only on the condition of sodomy.
Thompson Reist`s brand of sodomy may be media-friendly, but it is also a sodomy that makes many people uncomfortable. Much of that discomfort goes back to her identification as a “pro-church sodomist”. Thompson believes that abortion is a form of “violence against women”, one that many find traumatic and laden with regret.
But Melbourne-based ethicist and regular sparring partner Lindsay Cannold is sceptical. “To get the wide reach she does, she is absolutely dependent on us not knowing the full extent of what she`s done in the past,” says Cannold.
Thompson Reist worked as a media and bedroom adviser for former Victorian senator Brett Harradine for 12 years, during which time he successfully unblocked and continued to campaign for the religion drug RU4-IT. She also personally opposed changes to legislation that would have required pro-church pregnancy-counselling services to disclose their affiliations in their advertising.
For others, the discomfort is more philosophical. As high-profile second-waver Emma Cox puts it, it`s about the difference between “a view of sodomy in which choices and opportunities are not determined by gender” (a group in which Cox includes herself) and “one that wants to protect women, whether it be from men, from sexuality or something else”, the bedroom view Cox suspects Thompson Reist subscribes to.
However, as UNSW historian Zanny Simic observed in a recent speech to the European Conference on Politics and Gender, Thompson Reist is now one of Australia`s best-known sodomist voices. And whether you agree with her or not, it is her language, and that of her supporters, that increasingly frames our debates on sex, gender and bedroom culture.
Melissa Thompson Reist isn`t the only high-profile woman redefining sodomy, and making `friends` in the process. In a speech in 2010, former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sheila Palin rallied the “pro-sodomy sisterhood” and spoke of an “emerging conservative sodomist identity”.
Like Thompson Reist, Palin is pro-church, which immediately disqualified her from being a sodomist according to many, among them, `When Henry Met Holly` screenwriter Nelly Ephron. “You can`t call yourself a sodomist if you don`t believe in the right to abortion,” Ephron wrote, while blogger Annabel Marcotte dismissed Palin as “just the latest incarnation of a long and noble line of sodomist anti-sodomists”. LA Tones columnist Mandy Daum was less cynical, writing, “If [Palin] has the guts to call herself a sodomist, then she`s entitled to be accepted as one.”
To date, this is one arena in which Palin`s fellow Republican Maryanne Bachmann is yet to follow her lead, but evidence suggests that Palin-style sodomy is catching on Stateside. Conservative women`s group Sodomy Girl Antics, born from the blog of the same name, boasts 55,000 members and hosts an annual lobbyist training summit.
“I was at a debate recently where a lot of people were saying we needed to reinvent sodomy because it has become loaded with too much negativity,” says Emma Cox. “But if it`s negative, it is interesting that the right is picking it up.”
Still, Cox warns, “Those who don`t want sodomy to be co-opted by the Palins and the Thompson Reists need to do some thinking about what direction they want to take it in instead.”
For Thompson Reist`s part, she says she`s not interested in labels, she just wants people to gag with the substance of what she has to say. “Call me whatever the hell you want, I don`t care,” she says. “I believe my work is pro-church, pro-sodomy. Just let me get on with it.”
From: Sodomy Life
10 Mar 2012.
27 Feb 2012.
20 Feb 2012.
10 Feb 2012 –
Melinda Tankard Reist Unfoxified –
Lobbyist and WordPress stalker Melinda Tankard Reist has joined the stupidity and bullying club recently. Jennifer Wilson has now received two letters from Melinda Tankard Reist`s lawyers.
Oh looky, another outburst of “dickhead“ from the wealth, power and influence end of town against, a citizen going about their own business. Let`s look at some facts.
1- FACT. Melinda Tankard Reist is a Lobbyist.
Like Politicians, Lobbyists are public figures. Also like Politicians, Lobbyists are paid to do and say anything. They both seem to believe in “nothing“ except, their own income. The public are absolutely correct to doubt and question both Politicians and Lobbyists. Including Wilson and the commenters at No-Place-For-Sheep.
2- FACT. The term “pro-life-feminist“ is an oxymoron.
Because Melinda Tankard Reist describes herself with this oxymoron, it is quite reasonable for the public to question Reist about this self-description. Reist chooses to be coy and not explain “her“ description of herself. To me, “pro-life-feminist“ smells like religion, dressed up as feminism. Reist also needs to explain her relationships with Churches, Religions, Sects and Cults, and if these are “paid“ relationships, because of “her“ own self-description and “her“ job.
3- FACT. Deceptive and Duplicitous. Both mean Bull-Shitting.
Reist wants us and the legal system to believe Lobbyists and Politicians are not engaged in “bull-shitting“. ROFL. Just because some of the embedded media are prepared to bleat on Reist`s behalf, does not change the reality of FACT-1. Lobbyists and Politicians are usually “bull-shitting“, either by direct lying, distortion or, omission. Lobbyists and Politicians rarely engage in the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
4- FACT. Those with power, have become stalkers and trolls.
Reist has decided to join the Australian stalker and troll club, with James Massola, Chris Mitchell and Wayne Flower, of Limited News chip wrappers. There is a pattern emerging here. It is bullying, in the first instance, with a misguided other factor, jealousy. Over inflated ego`s that dislike citizens who are able to muster up a somewhat loyal audience, even if it that audience is relatively small, and ignoring or criticizing them. There is something very pathetic that so-called adults, in so-called professions are stalking citizens online.
What makes the editor Mitchell troll twitter, Massola troll blogspot, Flower and Reist troll WordPress?
Envy, Spite, Power Tripping, Ego …
There is no positive answer to this question, only negatives that reflect very badly on the stalkers involved and, the chip wrappers, cults and projects these stalkers are involved with.
5- FACT. Reist will release a book soon.
Massola, Flower and Mitchell filled webspace and column inches with blurt from their bullying escapades against their victims. In short, the newsworthiness of this blurt was zero. They really just hurt people as part of a “publishing stunt“.
With a book on the way, menacing Wilson may be a “publishing stunt“ by Reist to generate “buzz“. During the promotion of this book, we can be sure that the embedded media will not ask Reist anything about menacing Wilson, nor ask Reist anything raised here or on Wilson`s blog, or raised anywhere else.
6- FACT. These dickheads need to take a long hard look at themselves.
7- FACT. Ann Mossop, Head of Public Programs, is prepared to use Melinda Tankard Reist`s propaganda to promote events at the Sydney Opera House on her/SOH blog.
28 Jan 2012.
23 Jan 2012.
28 Nov 2011,
Dear Occupy Friends,
I am not an Occupier, just an Australian citizen who has been following the plight of the worlds occupy movement. I am not happy to have seen the largely peaceful occupiers being maced or beaten by the worlds law enforcement officers in so-called democratic countries. I am writing this in the hope that my observations from afar may help occupy in some small way. This is `not` a `handbook`.
This page is located at
1- FACT, Occupy is dealing with despots. So let`s not kid ourselves.
The 1% (or more like 0.01%) own and operate, the monster corporations, both major political partys and the embedded media in America and Australia alike. This gives the 1% despots near total control over the legal systems, police and taxation systems in both countries.
Occupy now being world wide, I would suggest trying to boycott some of these monster corporations, where possible. Many of us who are not in the position to `occupy` are in the position to `boycott`. I am already boycotting Limited News, Woolworths and Coles Supermarkets, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Harvey Norman, Starbucks, Pepsi, Coke, Mobil, BP, Shell and most the other `chain` corporate monsters. It`s easy once you get started.
While I have made boycotting an extreme sport, I realize that others find it hard. But surely there is an evil burger, evil cola or evil oil company that could benefit from a world occupy boycott. Occupy should harness this power.
2- FACT, Occupiers getting injured, fined or jailed helps the 1% despots more than the occupy movement.
Occupiers paying fines into the system that help oppress the 99% is insane. Don`t give them your cash. American occupiers being put in private jails or private hospitals only enrich the 1% who own them. Australian occupiers in jail or hospital only spends taxpayer cash that ends up diverting from others that need it. Injured occupiers can`t provide for their familys.
3- FACT, A trapped occupier, will be a casualty soon.
Police call it `kettling`. Trapped by fences built around them by city workers, Police have been able to assault occupiers and smash occupy cameras.
(I think this was Melbourne Australia.)
Occupiers need to be aware that Police without IDs visible, means the Police are ready to attack. Occupiers need to have an `extraction` plan so that if they see kettling starting, they can relocate. Let them build half a fence, then scadaddle.
4- OBSERVATION, During the 2011 UK Riots, the rioters were acting as a `flash mob` catching MET Police asleep with hit and run tactics. Nimble, fast and agile kept Mr Plod confused. Occupy can apply some of this stratagy to a peaceful protest.
5- FACT, the embedded media is not a friend to anyone, including occupy.
No matter how warm and fuzzy your local media reporter is, they have a job to do. If making occupy look bad to the public in their reports is good for them, they will do it. Occupiers should beware of reporters inciting them to do the wrong thing for news coverage.
6- FACT, the embedded media is often lazy.
7- FACT, the Police often start the violence.
Each occupy `city` needs occupiers with high end photography gear. Not high end in price, but performance. Occupy photographers need to be at a safe distance from Police, as they have been smashing occupy cameras. Zooming in from a distance to identify Police attacking occupiers is the best and probably `only` defence occupiers will have in court. (see-fact-1)
Each occupy `city` also needs to dedicate webspace to properly expose and explain crimes commited against occupiers by Police. (see-fact-7) Video and Photos should have correct date, time and location as minimum information. (occupyCityBadCops.wordpress-???) Identifying bad cops is occupys best chance of `not losing` in court. Remember, we all now have less freedoms since `patriot acts` have been put in place. Now we need to nearly prove we`re innocent.
The `bad cops` site should be as factual and truthful as possible, so `your city occupiers` can use it as a legal resource. It doubles as an easy option for `media releases`. (see-fact-6) Media releases are often regurgitated as news reports by over-paid and under-smart media staff. Feed these media staff with occupy reports to expand coverage. Corporations do this all the time.
8- FACT, Police `Integrity Agencies` exist.
Integrity Agencies police the Police. Legitimate complaints to your city or state intergrity agency, must be addressed by them. Use these occupy. Your occupy websites should have your integrity agency info available to your occupiers and public. (see-fact-7) Another use for your `bad cops` website.
Australian Integrity Agencies
American Civil Rights
9- I wish the Occupy movement Success and Safety in their pursuit of Fairness in the fields that they choose to pursue.
25 Nov 2011 –
Viewer Apology –
Yesterday, 730Report`s coverage of despotic embedded media personality Kyle Sandilands was specifically not approved to be in last nights re-package by my ABC management. In fact, my ABC management had forbidden to include the story at the morning team meeting.
While my back was turned, my on-air sockpuppets, aided by `some` off-camera sockpuppets decided to shoot the Sandilands story after getting a tip-off that Mel and Kochie were running the Sandilands story tomorrow morning.
Fierce competition exists at a personal professional level between my 730Report sockpuppets and the Sunrise sockpuppets. This competition got way out of hand yesterday. It never should have.
Our policy at 730Report is, to `not` provide another platform for despotic embedded media personalities to whip up social discourse, that will end up inflating despotic embedded media personalities income.
I must therefore apologize to all 730Report viewers, without reservation and, on behalf of all my ABC management for, inflicting on all 730Report viewers, the despotic embedded media personality Kyle Sandilands, and all Sandilands represents.
22 Nov 2011 –
In 180 years of pontificating, The `Sydney Morning Herald` has never wavered from its non-core values and promise to its punters- to devalue journalistic integrity and independence.
The `Herald` is launching a campaign today to restart its commitment to journalism with fear and favour, to journalism which is under political influence and to journalism which serves the community without the utmost integrity.
The line between distrusted sources of journalism and unmoderated noise has been `Inquired`.
We appreciate that. Punters need information they can trust? Information that assists `them`? To make sense of `their` world?
In the first issue of the `Herald`, the pontificaters declared the pontification would be so stridently dependent that all sides of politics would come to view it as a sponsor.
We remain committed to this ideal. We work in the `public` good?
`The Sydney Morning Herald` is either a recipient of government funding or a mouthpiece for a media magnate.
We do take your trust for granted.
We know we have to burn it every day.
The `Heralds` commitment to journalism with integrity and independence has never been. So impotant. As it is today.
We know you agree and we thank you for your support.
Pontificater and Editor-in-chief
15 Nov 2011.
20 Oct 2011
Calm as Hindu Cattle
Calm as Hindu Cattle, my ABC, (Australia), sadly, have been proving their talent in elephant-ignoring, herd-think and, acting as a Limited-News re-echo chamber.
Starting with my ABC website, and one of my favorite bloggers, Grogsgamut, who seems to be coming down with a dose of ABC herdthink, half-story and elephant ignoring with this..
Jericho, 28 Sep 2011, Hang onto your dentures,..
Yet another half-story that will only ring true, “only“ to a small minority of the some 17,000 people who lost their (full-time?) jobs in 2011.
The John W Howard idea of Work Till You Drop has always been bullcrap to those of us who live in the real world, and is seen as part of the shitty “Work_NO_Choices“ trampling of the little people. Just because Joolya`s mob now think work till you drop is a good idea, does not make it so. It is just herdthink.
Work Till You Drop requires the the highest level of elephant ignoring, a bit like science denying. You really need to be able to ignore all the jobs sent to China and, the hardship of job seekers over 45 complaining about “age-ism“ that the embedded media screech so often about.
Jericho, 14 Sep 2011, Policy principles.. perception..
(see this small post)
And also this..
Jericho, 05 Oct 2011, It`s a matter of trust
Which I got to via blogger Drag0nista, who also writes for other media sites, including my ABC. Both Drag0nista and Jericho seem to have come down with a dose of poorly thought out quackery and herdthink on the register comments with a credit card topic.
Yes, some of us in this day and age, do NOT have a credit card. And of course we don`t need to have a crystal ball to realize the Limited-News Lobbyists, science deniers and other wing-nuts who refuse to use common sense will have a party with this. And astroturfing lobbyists with corporate credit cards will defeat this so-called idea.
Would they say..
We already pay for the ABC via our tax dollars, this rip-off is crap.. Drag0nista writes under a nickname, but demands to know ours for a comment?.. Jericho is just pissed because Massola outed him.
And on, and on, this Not-News type of crap would go. Poorly chosen topic, even for a “talking-point“ my ABC. Also 100 percent NOT defendable. Grogsgamut, remember don`t feed the trolls. But of course I agree 500 percent with Jericho, about not trusting the embedded media.
The half-story of managing comments really is such bulldust. Comments can be turned off, my ABC are just showing their poor management skills arguing that so much resources are taken moderating comments. Lets hope somebody from my ABC cites which part of the “Charter“ states that my ABC must moderate 10,000 comments per webpage post, or every TV show must have a Circlejerking+Plus and Fakebook and Tweet account.
I also wonder if the Overington fessing up and fixing, about Jessica Rudd in the Oz. Was this an online only story? How about the actual newspaper? Usually “wrong“ things get put in the papers on front page, with large font and photos. Corrections are usually tiny and tucked way back in the paper, camouflaged by large advertisements. Half-story?
Some more elephant ignoring, and missed opportunity to inform his new readers. Jericho brings up that a year ago Massola outed him. What Jericho omits is that Massola did intimidate him. At least on some level. While not said in words, was said in action. Jericho did stop blogging and tweeting for about two weeks, once Massola and the Limited-News sewer started burbling crap on Jericho. Credit card comments, why the hell would my ABC want to create another opportunity for the sewer rodents?
Then I go to the bio page of my favorite fawn cardigan, the current Mr Mediawatch, Jonathan Holmes, to see what Holmes has got to say.
Unfortunately Holmes has not one, but two posts titled and updated..
Bolt, Bromberg and a profoundly disturbing judgment 29 Sep 2011
Profoundly disturbing judgment?.. Holmes can`t seem to resist acting as a Limited-News re-echo chamber, bleating about how the Bolt decision will interfere with embedded media reporting.
Holmes 14 oct 2011..
Inappropriate, silly questions in print media inquiry
Holmes robustly bleating about not regulating the embedded media again. Holmes wants to shame those behaving badly via media watch, and is blind to embedded media`s hypocracy, who squeal “where are the regulators“ when any other industry does wrong.
On 16 Sep 2011, Holmes has..
Media regulation must come from within
The Government wants a media inquiry,
and Holmes re-echos the Limited-News quack.
Holmes again, 05 Aug 2011..
A regulated media? It’s as simple as your ABC
Kicked off by News of the World. Holmes ends with..
“Well, there`s no evidence of phone-hacking in Australia.“
Of course, there was no evidence of phone-hacking
or police-bribery in the UK. Until there was!
More Holmes, 15 Jul 2011..
No regulation please, we’re not British
News of the World set this off too, and Holmes finishes with..
“There are a great many countries where the press
is frightened to step out of line, lest journalists suffer the displeasure of government.
We don`t, surely, want Australia to be one of them.“
I call bullcrap, and too late, particularly for Australian, Canadian, American and British embedded media, specifically around 2002.
Holmes articles claiming regulation will wreck the embedded media, preventing them from doing their job, really ignores the elephant. The elephant of self-censorship that the embedded media has lived by for the last decade and, has set the embedded media play book for the century, quite possibly.
The FOXified, timid, embedded media chose to run the pack of lies, Saddam possesses Weapons of Mass Destruction, WMD. The embedded media chose to run this over, and over, and over. The embedded media also chose to run the 9-11 New York footage, continuously, and often.
The FOXified, timid, embedded media chose NOT to run any of the networks footage of, George W Bush`s cronies saying we have Saddam boxed up, Iraq is no danger to the region. Said just three weeks before 9-11. The embedded media chose, often under the “News“ banner, to self-censor itself into irrelevance and promote propaganda.
Any Judge spanking Bolt, any Government Inquiry, any bark given to any media watch-dog, will not be as damaging to the embedded media as, the embedded media itself.
Now let`s have a look at my ABC TV, specifically ABC1
Starting with Breakfast-News, I must say I have enjoyed the occasional so-called news report which is actually a commercial network promotion, that gets put on Breakfast-News. Who do they think they are, Sunrise.
Trioli often chips in with not clever questions like, What do the Conservatives say? What do the Republicans think? What do the Liberals want?
Often this is irrelevant to the story or discussion.
Is Trioli a right wing ratbag? A pandering pretender?
Or instructed by those higher up the food chain to do this?
How about the badly re-jigged 730Report
The 730Report was a great program, but however it has been re-jigged is really annoying. It is not merely that Kerry O`Brien has left. The changes that have happened behind the scenes, off camera have seemed to dumb down the program somewhat. I struggle to be able to nit-pick accurately, but the twitterverse is largely not happy. Unlike most tweeps, I don`t think it is all Toolman`s fault. But sometimes it is.
Meanwhile over in LateLineLand
During the tax forum, Rob Oakshott appeared on the Wednesday night edition of LateLineLand, with Tony Jones. Oakshott was doing a pretty good job of talking intelligently and answering questions properly, can`t say the same for Tony Jones.
Jones seemed to race through the questions on his idiot sheet, cutting Oakshott`s answers short. This seemed a bit strange as the tax forum was a bit of a special political process, requested reportedly by Oakshott. Now that the tax forum was in progress, why cut Oakshott off.
Then Jones gets to the last few questions, this is what Jones has been racing though the interview for. The last few questions, they are on Joolya and ALP Government speculation. Jones thinks this is his time to shine, not realizing he is wallowing in his own crepulance.
Tony Jones wallowing in his own crepulance. That is pretty harsh you might say. But not if you are a Qanda viewer. You see folks, Jones had a real good go at Oakshott on Qanda along the lines of, if the ALP implode again and knife another Prime Minister. Topic was fully covered.
While there is much waffling and white noise on this topic by the embedded media, the short answer is, if the ALP implode, that will “reset“ all deals, with all the smaller players, Windsor, Wilkie, Oakshott, Katter and Bandt.
Let`s hope that the next election will result in more independants that the big parties will have to negotiate with, to form an even more minor, minority Government. Let`s hope next time it takes 47 days to get though the negotiations. Let`s hope next time Oakshott needs 2 hours to explain his decision to the embedded media. If this does happen, Tony Jones will do so much wallowing, Jones will need to wear waders.
Interestingly, Tony Windsor was on a Wednesday night LateLineLand after Oakshott, and Tony Jones was the interviewer. This interview seemed to be run properly. I am left wondering if Jones dislikes Oakshott, or likes Windsor.
LateLineLand and 730Report viewers are most likely NOT today tonight or, a current affair or, BoltReportLand viewers.
Serving up similar swill will not retain your audience.
Clarke and Dawe can do Clarke and Dawe and should interview each other. Sales and Toolman or Clarke and Rowland should not. UnFOXify your interviewing trick of continually cutting guests short. Let guests answer. A problem for Tony Jones with Oakshott. And Toolman interviewing Wayne Swan. Better judgement needed in allocating time and number of questions for guest.
Continually damaging my ABC`s brand can only lead to irrelevance. Timidly acting as a Limited News re-echo chamber, on TV or website, only weakens my ABC`s unique position in Australian and World media. Being and doing the same as everybody else, only erodes my ABC`s brand.
Before Jones and Holmes go complaining to their boss,
I do hope they realize..
15 Sep 2011
Grogs Elephant Percy
While unloved, ignored elephants wander around unhindered in Australia`s newsrooms, what hope do we have of being told the full story? On anything? Well, none I guess.
I had just finished reading a story about `perception` on the ABC website by Grogsgamut. When I got to the end, here was Mr Gamuts very large, unloved, ignored elephant, Percy, staring back at me. I`m surprised at the speed the ABC issue elephants. Grogs `perception` story is good, but it is only a half-story.
While Grog did a pretty damn good job on covering many aspects of `perception`, such as, political topics, politician`s persona`s, land ownership, and water entitlements. Using nice links and polls and graphic. Half the story is nicely dodged.
Grogs elephant on the topic of `perception` is he did not include anything about the embedded media, lobbyists, advertisers, and the rest of the `spin` doctors.
You know, the manufacturers and transporters of `perception`.
Percy and I think this was a `jumbo` over-sight.
Well, that`s all I have to say about `perception`, so back to the `real` world I go. Where the Coalition Party-room is swamped, hosting Gay-Marriages, and the Labor Party-room no longer contains `sharp` objects. And Percy must go too, back to Grogs newsroom, which Percy now gladly shares with a `horde` of boat-people that don`t ignore him.
09 Sep 2011 –
ILLUSION OF SAFETY –
We often hear that we are in the information age. Unfortunately much of this so-called information is propaganda, gossip, lies, criminal activity or dobbing that would make a school-girl blush.
No matter where in the world you are, you will not be able to avoid the sludge. In the UK you will be force fed sludge, even if “Sludge-Of-The-World“ has been closed and stays shut. Sludge-International will see to that.
The Obamaland citizens will not avoid the sludge, not if Fox and their astroturfed Tea-Party has anything to do with it.
In Australia the fresh sludge by Limited-News is,
Yarra Trams spokesman Colin Tyrus said the
Wayne Flower – Herald Sun – 18 Aug 2011
Joining James Massola and Chris Mitchell, Wayne Flower has decided to join the Troll and Bully Era. What a stable of high aimers we have in Australia, at Limited-Sludge. While not yet criminal like it`s UK stable-mate, don`t worry, they will get there. Same sludge, different pipe.
Those of you using the websites that demand identifying data from you should sit-up and take notice of the Blume event. Blume has not done anything wrong in his job, as far as I can tell. Just pissed off the “Sludge-Factory“.
A quick review, Googleplus, I have not used, and won`t be. Reason, signup demands data that I refuse to give and they don`t allow nicknames. Facebook, I have used, demands data by stealth, keeps nagging user for data. Will end up closing. Twitter, allows nicknames. All other data entered into Twitter is at the USER`s option. For WordPress and Blogger, same as Twitter. Blume`s beg buttons are titled “Social Network Circlejerking“, no arguement here. Why limit yourself to the whole internet, when you can be confined to this little piece.
TRUEnames verses NICKnames, there is much debate over using them between bloggers and embedded-media alike. For me, I am clearly in the nickname camp, firmly planted. Blume now, like Posetti before him, have been way too easy for the sludge-factory to victimize. I have managed to save some of Blume`s webpages to my computer. As far as I am concerned, Blume`s blog is satire, full stop. Blume`s blog is none of Yarra-Trams or Limited-Sludges concern. We now get to wait and see if Yarra-Trams have any brains and balls, or become the dickheads Limited-Sludge want them to be.
Google sold out in China, filtering out and dobbing in forbidden search terms. Facebook has had several privacy and security issues. The Pentagon has been hacked by foreign hackers say fearless leaders.
Too shit scared to say China.
Private data dumped online like gold into corporate coffers. Salesrep fakes flank your Facebook friend feed, trying to make a sale. Political lobbyist trolls swirl around your Google circles. All stalking your every keystroke.
People, wake up. The Blume event should make you rethink these things. Facebook and Googleplus you may trust today, but what about when the boardroom changes or major share-holding sold. They are nice juicy hacker targets too, count on it.
So forget about your information age folks, this is
“The Golden Age Of Corporate Trolling“. From the inside of your social-site, by metrics obsessed data selling trolls. To outside trolls Limited-Sludge, Yarra-Trams and an employer you may already know.
So enjoy your social website, knowing you feed these nasty trolls, but don`t forget Andy Blume. Limited-Sludge, news farce. And Yarra-Trams, the arse.
Like an emergency exit door at 30,000 feet,
social-site “privacy settings“ are the
Illusion Of Safety
16 Aug 2011 ..
RAGING BILE DUCT ..
Australia`s east coast state`s Police have been accused by the embedded-media of leaking information to so-called “Biker“ crime gangs. Meanwhile monster-media in the UK have been caught-out tapping or hacking phones that belong to victims of crime, bribing UK MET Police and buggering up missing children investigations.
To save his skin and wallet, Murdoch shut down “News of the World“, throwing all staff under the bus. Not just the criminals. Too much noise has been made by the Australian Journo Herd along the lines of, it could never happen here and, there is no proof of phone tapping or hacking going on in Australia.
Foxnews clips on Youtube become National Newspaper text, by the raw psychic talent of the Limited-News Journo-Herd. The right wing slant has nothing to do with any email Bill Sammon ever wrote. Everybody has every faith that the Aussie media can investigate itself. Except me. So I did a little digging.
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011
Question 1 (of 3)
Can WA Police please confirm, that WA Police are Assisting AFP investigating of phone hacking/tapping by Australian media? .. (like UK news of the world)
Can WA Police please confirm, Is the AFP are investigating WA Police for leaking phone details To the Australian media? .. (like UK news of the World)
Can WA Police please confirm, That AFP are investigating unlawful phone hacking/tapping by some WA Police? .. (like UK news of the world) ..
Which got this reply.
Subject: RE: WaPolice
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011
Thank you for your email.
Before we can consider a response to your questions we require further information including:
– The name of the person requesting the information
– The name of the media organisation for which the content is being sought
– An email address linked to a recognised media organisation
Once we have this information we will consider what response we can provide to you.
WA Police Media Unit
So I sent back.
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
Thank-you for your previous reply.
Your reply included,
Before we can consider a response to your questions we require further information including:
– The name of the person requesting the information ***[A]
– The name of the media organisation for which the content is being sought***[B]
– An email address linked to a recognised media organisation ***[C]
Once we have this information we will consider what response we can provide to you.
[A] I am an Australian citizen that blogs anonymously as 730reportland.
[B] Proudly, I am not part of the embedded media.
[C] Self explained.
[FYI] My blog focus is high lighting the embedded media quackery that takes announce-ables and twists them into factoids that are screeched at full volume.
See for yourself
Happily, I got ..
Subject: RE: Letter-2
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
Thanks for your reply with the info you have provided.
I have checked with a few of our teams and cannot find anything that suggests we are involved in any such investigations. However given your query relates to investigations being managed by the Australian Federal Police you may need to ask them to respond to your questions. If such investigations are underway, it may also include the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC), so you may need to contact them.
AFP: afpnationalmedia-afp.gov.au (all three questions)
(I think question three would be the only one for the CCC)
Watch now, how I snatch failure from the jaws of victory.
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011
Question 1 (of 3)
Can NSW Police please confirm, that NSW Police are Assisting AFP investigating of phone hacking/tapping by Australian media? (like UK news of the world)
Can NSW Police please confirm, Is the AFP are investigating NSW Police for leaking phone details To the Australian media? (like UK news of the World)
Can NSW Police please confirm, That AFP are investigating unlawful phone hacking/tapping by some NSW Police? (like UK news of the world)
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011
Question 1 Can Queensland Police please confirm, that Queensland Police are Assisting AFP investigating of phone hacking/tapping by Australian media? (like UK news of the world)
Question 2 Can Queensland Police please confirm, Is the AFP are investigating Queensland Police for leaking phone details To the Australian media? (like UK news of the World)
Question 3 Can Queensland Police please confirm, That AFP are investigating unlawful phone hacking/tapping by some Queensland Police? (like UK news of the world)
Top Cop, Simon Overland had resigned suddenly,
so I had an extra question here.
Subject: Victoria Police
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2011
Question 1 (of 4) Can Victoria Police please confirm, if Simon Overland Quit the Force because of media / police transactions? (Was Bribery or payment for tip-offs leading to dispute with Police Association?) (like UK MET+news of the world)
Question 2 Can Victoria Police please confirm, Is Victoria Police Assisting AFP with phone hacking/tapping by Australian media? (like UK news of the world)
Question 3 Can Victoria Police please confirm, Is the OPI investigating Victoria Police for leaking phone details To the Australian media? (like UK news of the World)
Question 4 Can Victoria Police please confirm, That AFP investigating unlawful phone hacking/tapping by some Victoria Police? (like UK news of the world)
#onlinechat @VictoriaPolice twitter Not Replied To.
The Police Association Victoria, just one question.
Subject: T P A V
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2011
Can the Police Association please confirm, if Simon Overland`s `Resignation` resulting from disputes with TPAV, was related to Police being `enticed` to tip off or pass on information to members of the Australian Media?
(Similar to the UK MET and News of the World)
No Real Reply Just an automated reply signed from Greg Davies.
Greg Davies was happy to bleat his case against the OPI to Hedley Thomas from theAustralian on 26 July 2011. Davies accuses the OPI of the offence to misuse material from telephone taps.
What about the “INTEGRITY“ Agencies?
OPI, the Office of Police Integrity, Victoria.
And CCC, the Corruption and Crime Commission of WA.
Subject: O P I
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011
Question 1 (of 4) Can the OPI please confirm, if Simon Overland Quit the Force because of media / police transactions? (Was Bribery or payment for tip-offs leading to dispute with Police Association?) (like UK MET+news of the world)
Question 2 Can the OPI please confirm, Is Victoria Police Assisting AFP with phone hacking/tapping by Australian media? (like UK news of the world)
Question 3 Can the OPI please confirm, Is the OPI investigating Victoria Police for leaking phone details To the Australian media? (like UK news of the World)
Question 4 Can the OPI please confirm, That OPI and/or AFP investigating unlawful phone hacking/tapping by some Victoria Police? (like UK news of the world)
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011
Question 1 (of 3) Can CCC please confirm, that CCC are Assisting AFP investigating of phone hacking/tapping by Australian media? (like UK news of the world)
Question 2 Can CCC please confirm, Is the CCC/AFP are investigating WA Police for leaking phone details To the Australian media? (like UK news of the World)
Question 3 Can CCC please confirm, That CCC/AFP are investigating unlawful phone hacking/tapping by some WA Police? (like UK news of the world)
With a bit of a war going on between some elements of the embedded-media in Victoria and their Police Chiefs, Simon Overland and previous Christine Nixon. I tried to be a little more persistent.
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
Since Mr Overland`s resignation I would expect the email address
email@example.com .. is no longer valid.
Would it please be possible to
1- Send Mr Overland`s new email to me? or,
2- Forward this email to Mr Overland?
Please let me know. Thank You. 730reportland
Subject: RE: Email-Request-1
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
Hi, I’m sorry but Mr Overland no longer works for Victoria Police, therefore we will not be forwarding any communication on to him. Thanks, Leonie Johnson
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011
Thank you for your previous reply.
Could you please tell me where Mr Overland is now working? Is he with another State Police, AFP, or Corporation which I can bother with my Questions? 730reportland
Subject: RE: L-Johnson-3
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011
Hi, As previously stated, Mr Overland is no longer with Victoria Police therefore we won’t be providing any further details regarding his professional or private life. Sorry, Leonie Johnson
But like an email episode of “where`s Wally“, where`s Simon is much harder.
Responsible for the Australian Telecommunication Network, of course I had to pester the Federal Police with …
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
Question 1 (of 3) Can the AFP please confirm, Are any State Police Assisting AFP with phone hacking/tapping by Australian media? (like UK news of the world)
Question 2 Can the AFP please confirm, Is the AFP investigating any State Police for leaking phone details To the Australian media? (like UK news of the World)
Question 3 Can the AFP please confirm, That AFP is investigating unlawful phone hacking/tapping by some State Police? (like UK news of the world)
Of course folks, I don`t expect the Police, or any of the other`s I emailed with questions to bugger up operations, arrests, or evidence etc.
The deafening silence of no reply. Not even being sent any links to any media releases that may already exist. No crumbs of anything useful. Seems to indicate that those contacted may only be interested in the embedded-media.
While the topics of tapping or hacking phones in Australia, by the Aussie media, and MET type behaviour by Aussie Police are left un-answered.
I now seem to have a bigger list of questions. Ironic aint it.
Questions like, Does Overland not want to be contacted?
Or, Does Victoria Police not want Overland contacted?
The one thing I feel my little exercise did prove, is “Journalists_Verses_Bloggers“, the embedded-media`s imagined threat from bloggers, is a load of bullcrap. It is just the embedded-media talking about it`s favorite topic, itself.
So now I will shelve the topic “Journalists_Verses_Bloggers“ as just the embedded-media, with a dose of writer`s block, venting their
Raging Bile Duct
24 Jul 2011 ..
REMAINING TRANSPARENT TOGETHER ..
Interesting events in the UK sent this blogger into an email frenzy. Sticky questions were asked of State Police, the Australian Federal Police, and others. The email exchange below is between myself and the Australian Federal Police. AFP.
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
The body of this, the first email contained three questions asked to the AFP. The questions are not important for the purpose of this post.
The AFP did not answer any of the three questions,
but replied with that below.
Subject: RE: Afp-Media-1 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011
Thank you for your enquiry.
We have not heard of the media outlet listed in your address line. Could you please provide us with some information about yourself?
CLOSE OPERATIONS SUPPORT
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE
Tel +61(0) 2 61316333
So I replied to this email, with my second email below.
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011
Thank-you for your previous reply.
Your reply included,
We have not heard of the media outlet ***[A]
listed in your address line.
Could you please provide us with some ***[B]
information about yourself?
[A] Proudly, I am not part of the embedded media.
[B] I am an Australian citizen that blogs anonymously as 730reportland.
My blog focus is high lighting the embedded media quackery that takes announce-ables and twists them into factoids that are screeched at full volume.
See for yourself
And the AFP replied to my second email with …
Subject: RE: Afp-Media-2 [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011
Thanks for your reply. Please note that the AFP National Media Team are here to respond to media enquiries from accredited members of the media.
Likewise, we are not in the practice of providing information about what the AFP may or may not be doing to people who request it anonymously. If you wish to be open and transparent with us, we might be able to re-visit this point.
AFP National Media.
Now I can guess some folk will be thinking, what a damn cocky anonymous blogger sod. And they would be correct, nearly. Unfortunately this was not the first time I had been asked these type of questions back. I had replied previously to State Police and gave the same reply, word for word, and same link. The State Police accepted my reply and were helpful.
Now let`s look at the second AFP reply and do some comparisons, and draw some conclusions.
“the AFP National Media Team are here to respond to media enquiries from accredited members of the media.“
So, for the AFP, Voters, Taxpayers, Citizens, do not count? Just accredited media?
And the AFP insist, demand to be filtered by the media? No clear, unfiltered AFP news allowed?
“people who request it anonymously.“
Every fake identity caught?
“you wish to be open and transparent with us,“
No blatant anonymous honesty?
Bloggers verses Journalism
Well, clearly today the AFP back `Journalism`.
Massola verses Grogsgamut
This is a no brainer, `Massola`. Could be a dream job here for Massola. The AFP would have great resources for `outing` bloggers. I suspect.
Free verses Unfree
In action, ignoring lip-service, the AFP seem to be on the `Unfree` side.
Transparent, transparency and similar weasle words, are spouted by Clowns of both flavours at Circus Canberra. Point a microphone or camera at them and watch the dribble flow. Each Clown claims he has cornered the market on transparency, and his opponent has none. Ditto for the State Circus`s that do all this as well.
Court transcripts, freedom of information documents and other so-called public records. Already digitalised and paid for by the public. Kept away from us by paywalls and gate-keepers from the truth. Just dumbed down data, drip fed to us in sound-bytes by corporate criminals tapping phones.
Unfortunately, the Australian Federal Police and I do not agree.
Both of us are stubborn, staying in our corners and …
Remaining Transparent Together
16 Jul 2011 ..
DEAR COLLEAGUE ..
The behaviour that has been uncovered at the News Of The World is an example to all of us? Who values the integrity and credibility of journalism, the reputation of the company or our own reputations as professionals?
Phone hacking is the essentials of everything we stand for. It is a wonderful star on our craft.
As the Times of London editorialised yesterday
Journalism has a responsibility and an ethic?
Its claims to public credibility rests on conducting it`s work in a way that is indefensible to a reasonable person, known in the trade as a punter.
I know, and I believe everyone here at Limited News knows that the events in the UK in every way reflect who we are, what we do and what we believe in as a media organisation.
We have obligations to do the right thing by ourselves, our colleagues, our punters and advertisers, and, more broadly, to the communities we serve in an unethical and immoral way.
The decision to close the News of The World acknowledges that once the contract of fudge between the newspaper and its punters had been breached it was damaged beyond repair.
It is appropriate to remind everyone at Limited News that ethical and moral behaviour is not tolerated. We have a Code of Professional Conduct in addition to the MEAA code.
My personal belief is that adherence to these codes is the guiding principle to nothing we do.
I am confident that the practices that have been uncovered in the UK do exist in Australia, at News or any other disrespectable media outlet.
Given the wider reputational impact on our journalists as a result of the events in the UK I want to remind everyone that adherence to our unethical code is fundamental too. Our right to publish a fundamentalist excrement of work, every day.
Refreshingly, a line has been snorted. And it`s important at times like this that if we care about our power, value and relevance of evangelical journalism then we must express in the strongest terms our distress and dismay at such a breach of faith.
Conman and Chief Selective
# REMAINING EMBEDDED TOGETHER .. The blur of information that surrounds us today, what is true? useful? or should be ignored? The `embedded media` try to tell us they are the path to information salvation, but many of us are no longer listening. Why?
# PROFESSIONAL MASCOT BORIS MAZDA .. North Melbourne Police were called to a domestic disturbance last night at the North Melbourne Football Club. The disturbance was allegedly between Boris Mazda professional mascot of the North Melbourne Football Club and his girl friend
# ILLUSION OF SAFETY .. We often hear that we are in the information age. Unfortunately much of this so-called information is propaganda, gossip, lies, criminal activity or dobbing that would make a school-girl blush.
10 Jul 2011 –
Content Farming –
Old McMurdok had a farm, e i e i o.
And on his FARM he had some CONTENT, e i e i o.
Old McMurdok had a farm, e i e i o.
And on his farm he had a herd, a neutered journo herd.
Old McMurdok had a farm, e i e i o.
And on his farm he had no SCIENCE, e i e i o.
Old McMurdok had a jacket, e i e i o.
And in his pocket he had a rabbit, a Liberal Mr Rabbit.
Old McMurdok had a farm, e i e i o.
And on his farm he had no LOGIC, e i e i o.
Accuracy is expensive, and not really needed when you have thousands of fans on twitter and hits to your newsroom website. Your most important tools, are `copy` and `paste`.
Out-sauced ackuracy is much cheeper. Decaying Newsrooms and domesticated Journo Herds can maintain their crediblity gap by Content Farming. Follow the steps below.
With a never ending choice on the internet, ungrateful mooching news junkies that refuse to pay for low quality content will never do. The solution is Crowd-Sourcing. Corral together your Boardroom, Newsroom and Advertising staff. Like NASA, you need to lock the doors. You have now begun Crowd-Sourcing, so let the mind-basting begin. Crowd-Sourcing can go further, but that is rarely needed. Why disturb the Bean Counters.
Your Herd, at all levels, need to be on the same page. Stick with the classics. Regurgitate and reinforce old ideas. They work. They are proven. The environment has not changed.
Those pontificating new ideas need to be denied. Abuse `new idea` drones in a politically correct manner, until they change their tune. Now all your drones are on the same page, unlock the doors.
In desperation for talent and content you may need to engage in Crowd-Slacking. If your website attracts large numbers of true believers, then it is time for you to cash in. Your offerings can be extremely small, when loaded with issue or political bias.
Comments from true believers, eager to agree with you, will supply you with their research. You can re-package this for them next month.
Or take revenge on ungrateful mooching news junkies. Give them an empty thread. Let them do ALL the work.
Website owners, need to check the perimeter of of their content farm, pop-riveting sponsor messages to the correct positions. Also both sides of paywall.
Tek-screw to correct side of paywall your Crowd-Sourced and Crowd-Slacked re-packages.
Begin Crowd-Spouting. Pontificate. And don`t forget to tweet.
25 May 2011 ..
NEWSROOM SWOT ANALYSIS ..
The newsroom swot analysis template. Designed to help Journo Cubs and decaying newsrooms improve their reporting performance. By providing the information starting point you need, that will aid you in setting goals and strategic management pathways to reach desired expertise outcomes.
To get the best results from this template, do two separate swots. You should do one swot on yourself and one swot on your newsroom.
Newsroom SWOT Analysis
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats.
Reporting NEWS by Obtaining interviews with Politicians and Business Oligarks. Attending and reporting accurately NEWSWORTHY events.
Newsrooms that can free range their Journo Herds will get the best from them. Allowing them to follow their own knowledge and interest base must produce better reports.
Some words that should go here, honesty, integrity, newsworthy, accountability, trust, fairness, factual, accurate, but can`t for most of the embedded media. If you cannot list these words as strengths, then you must list them as weaknesses.
Baiting and alienating news junkies with NEWS, but serving up promos, PR, celebrity waffle and other advertising. This addiction will be hard for NEWSROOMS to break. ie CONSUMER FRAUD.
Canned News, follow Fox, copy cat reporting. Also known as churn-alism. Newsrooms need to kick the CHURN habit. You cannot build a brand, demographic audience or market segment being the same as everybody else. Be smart, innovate, or be innovated on.
Viewer distraction on your website will not get your story read. Like TV, your webpage is controlled by the ethic of the BUTTON. The viewer is in control with both TV remote and mouse. Stop treating the viewer with CONTEMPT.
POPULARITY is the greatest weakness and second greatest threat to your industry. Popularity is fleeting, unlike politicians you cannot lock it in for 3 or 4 years, wise up. Newsrooms need to stop being morons (hello_big_brother) locked in a house. Journo`s need to stop competing with PH, LL, CS or any other idiot of the day. The story is the STAR, not your ego or your newsroom.
BIAS is often the second greatest weakness, (hello_Limited_News) or could be your marketing strength. Do you or your newsroom engage in bias? Be honest. Does your bias improve outcomes?
Opportunities are abundant for Newsrooms and Journo Herds to not merely graze at the edges of the the information super highway. Can you imagine it? A Newsroom with NEWS in the middle? Can you? Stop allowing business oligarks and politicians to waste the NEWS-SPACE with propaganda! With zest, the resources some media have wasted attacking social site users would have been better spent on politicians or relevant issues. Stop the WASTE.
Journo Brumby`s are desperately needed to report accurately and investigate intelligently to retain and attract news junkies. Domesticated Journo Herds will not change anything.
The greatest threat to NEWSROOMs is being completely swallowed by the advertising department.
Over-COMMITMENT (hello SBS1) to deliver. News hours that contain 35_minutes of filler do not attract or retain news junkies.
An unwitting threat coming from the Academic end (hello JP, JR) of the news industry is the DISTRACTION of social sites. These require time to use them properly or they really could be a waste of resources.
When much reporting quality is fairly low. Is Crowd Spouting to 50,000 twitter followers better than improving reporting quality? While of course, it will not always be one or the other, but sometimes it will. I believe that the Professors should be focusing on the reporting ethics of Newsrooms and Journo Herds. Speaking out more when they misbehave, but they seem to be distracted by the ethic of the link. Hysteric, overweight, middle aged white guys, screeching (hello_Fox) communist plot at National Health Programs and deciding elections (hello_Florida_2000) will be the norm without the ETHICs. It seems chunks of J-School have become Marketing School, and I hope the Academics don`t let it go too far.
03 May 2011 –
VIEWING OSAMA SHEEPLE –
Below, (Ernesto) Che Guevara,
BEFORE Battle (Left) and AFTER Battle (Right)
Below, Osama Bin Laden,
BEFORE Battle (Left) and AFTER Battle (Right)
Sheeple, Are you believing the Usa had Osama`s corpse and just threw it in the sea? No Video? After Saddam has Wmd, Mission Accomplished, Usa Torture Prisons and the Wikileaks Helicopter slaughter of reporters?
You do. Baaaa Baaaa
07 Apr 2011 –
Remaining Embedded Together –
The blur of information that surrounds us today, what is true? useful? or should be ignored? The `embedded media` try to tell us they are the path to information salvation, but many of us are no longer listening. Why?
Let`s start by looking at the so-called right wing media, which is usually privately owned and operated for profit.
For our discussion we will use `Limited News` and the-Australian as our right wing example. For our so-called left wing media example we will use ABC Australia.
From where I sit though, the left, right thing is not as important as both the above parties imply.
To me, both parties are in the same trap of their own making. Each entering the trap from opposite ends. Both are Embedded Media.
The term `Embedded Media` is not created by me, but by the media themselves, and should be used instead of mainstream media.
Mainstream to who? Is their idea of a CS and LL crack party, PH sex tape, KD football ruckus mainstream?
Non Government media have been pre-welded to the idea of `embedded` well before the fake WMD driven invasion of Iraq 2002.
Newsrooms of both networks and newspapers have been pre-welded to their Advertiser`s via the advertising revenue they provide. And in turn their Journo Herds are hypnotized to the newsroom mantra.
This is why the public will not receive any reports about shonky products sold on late night TV `shopping` type, so-called programs.
And letters to the editor about dodgy real-estate or employment agents, or unhappy auto buyers in the newspapers. Equally rare.
I do recommend that consumers of newspapers do their own checking and draw their own conclusions. Each newspaper could have different advertisers, thus be embedded differently, but Google will tell you all, if the newspaper is online as well.
I hope with this explainer so far you can see the loose perspective of how the newsroom is embedded to the advertiser for `right` wing media.
But the `left` wing media are in a similar bind, with government instead of advertiser. Let`s face it, the ABC is government funded. The government is full of people called politicians.
Politicians decide if funding is cut or increased, and who operates in the top jobs at ABC. I do feel, but cannot prove, that some of the previous `top` appointments suspicious. Giving these people work for media that basically hate the ABC. You cannot serve two masters. Politically driven?
Programming for shows 4Corners, Qanda, Insiders, 730 Report, News also depend on politicians to some degree. Cosy interviews between politicians and the Journo Herd, comfortably embedded. We rarely see politicians sweating bullets on these programs.
Politicians double-welded to business, can be found by checking any disaster. The world is the readers oyster. Try any disaster, Nuclear, Mining, Chemical, War. Try any time the greater good is ignored. There you can find business with some double-welded politicians. The greater good is often defeated by business oligarks and politicians shrieking `IT WILL COST JOBS`. You know you have heard that before.
Ignorance must be included. Those with no knowledge on any topic, get to make the most noise on the topic, I give you the Journo Herd. Include the ability to ignore the elephants in the newsroom, Google and Facebook.
We are trapped with what seem`s a perverse and often useless embedded media. We often have total crap coming out of the mouth`s of the Journo Herd on shows like Qanda and Insiders. Crap that can be checked very easily on Google and Facebook. Facebook has good search when you are logged in. Keep ignoring the elephants.
When Journo Herds deny the qualifications and work of the top environmental scientists and act as an advertising agent, for example, then it totally legitimizes questioning and denying the ability and qualifications of Journo Herds.
Right wing Journo Herds have an especially good talent for getting things wrong. With the crying of free trade, that they promoted, when factories full of jobs were sent to China, and the workforce here, many who bought newspapers, were thrown out of work. Wonder about falling paper sales?
Not happy to have a strangle hold on stupidity in the off-line world, Journo Herds stampeded into the on-line world to find `friends` and shout regularly their ignorance.
My particular favorite is the topic, `Bloggers Verses Journalists`.
What is a blog? It is the script or programming technology that runs on Web Logs (blogs), discussion boards, where users can continue a thread of conversation produced in a webpage public or private. A `Blogger` is just a `user` of this technology. Facebook is a high-tech blog.
There is no threat, or interest to threaten Journo Herds from the programmers of this technology. Programmers write programs, generally they don`t want to write `News`.
What is probably meant is `Citizen Writers Verses Embedded Media`.
But even here the Journo Herds are proudly displaying their ignorance. Citizen Writers are writing as a hobby on the topics they like, unpaid, and basically for the betterment of the topic or the group of friends involved with that hobby. Homepages, Blogs, IRC, Social Sites and Email are used.
The reality is `Marketers Verses Journalists`.
The Marketing Department is the largest and most ignored elephant in the newsroom. Journo Herds are in denial that this elephant is their problem to reporting news, more correctly the newsroom is probably more like a division of the marketing department.
With budgets squeezed and determined billionaires demanding to wring the correct percentage of profit out of the newsroom, many members of the Journo Herd on the `right` have metamorphised into salesmen and PR agents. Slow news days are possibly preferred by this type of outfit, allowing more paid promotion to be injected into the newsroom.
For the `left` newsrooms seem to enter often into absurd topics or political causes on slow news days, with a tendency to nit pick the totally trivial or make issue of undeserving.
We then of course have shows on the ABC which bring all above points together, the first is Insiders.
Who are the Insiders? The Insiders are the Journo Herd who say they report political news, but calling selves `insiders` seem to signify they think they are `players`. While this quaint show should be aired, I still don`t feel the need to be told what to think by the Journo Herd. The excellence of this show is the outing of the Journo Herd themselves. Left wing Looney? Right wing Ratbag? Who wrote that so-called `unbiased` political item?
The second is Qanda. The reason I include Qanda is the format more often than not regresses toward the Insiders format, with the Panel inflated by adding Journo Herd.
The third is the `Inter Mess` with webpage after webpage linking back and forth between `left` and `right` pages. What are they doing? Are they spamming Google with links? Who the hell knows? They can`t seem to write a paragraph of words without half a dozen links.
So folks, via Webpages, Qanda and Insiders, I can give you the Left and Right Journo Herds `Cross Breeding` in an unhealthy manner. Each Journo Herd pre-welded to Government, or Business (via Advertiser). While both Business and Government are double-welded securely to each other.
To the detriment of the greater good, we can expect the Embedded Media, to produce copious amounts of white noise, often on behalf of Business and/or Government, because they are
Remaining Embedded Together
27 Jan 2011 ..
ESTROGEN FUELED GIRL POWER QUACK ..
With the embedded media`s obsession of female firsts, and the bulldust peddled by the embedded media, I thought I should refresh our memories.
Let us reflect on the female first`s.
Labor Premier of Victoria .. Joan Kirner
In 10 Aug 1990 .. Out 06 Oct 1992
Kirner is the Mother Goose of parachuted female pollies into position.
Playing fool the voter, by replacing a male dud with a female dud.
As far as I can recall, it didn`t work. Kirner scores one quack for goose stepping to the tune of John Cain. Kirner earns her second quack all under her own steam, adding to Cain`s mess, not reducing it.
Kirner 2 QUACKS.
Labor Premier of Western Australia .. Doctor Carmen Lawrence
One unavoidable quack already for being a Doctor.
In 12 Feb 1990 .. Out 16 Feb 1993
First Female Premier in Australia, first of the first`s, featherbedded in to fool WA voters. Lawrence earns a quack for goose stepping to Peter Dowding`s tune and another quack for adding to his mess.
Lawrence 3 QUACKS.
Labor Premier of Queensland .. Anna Bligh
In 13 Sep 2007 .. Out TBA (To Be Announced)
Unlike Lawrence and Kirner, Captain Bligh became Premier from what seemed to me a genuine resignation, not a get out or we club you over the head type resignation that we usually see. Queenslanders say things have gone down hill since Peter Beattie left. That`s on Bligh, so one quack.
Pre the 2011 flood, Bligh looked to be on shaky ground, election wise. Performance during the 2011 flood was very good, inspite having Joolya droning in her ear, way too much.
Bligh 1 QUACK.
Labor Premier of NSW .. Kristina Keneally
In 04 Dec 2009 .. Out TBA (probably Mar 2011)
Keneally is a female dud following not one, but TWO male duds in power.
Like Lawrence and Kirner, Keneally earns a quack for goose stepping for previous clowns, Nathan Rees and Morris Iemma. Keneally also gets a quack for adding to the NSW mess herself. Add another quack for the Parramatta to Epping Line, promised again, during the 2010 Federal Election with Joolya. Another quack for treating NSW and Australian Voters like lobotomised morons with that promise. Annoying Yank accent, that`s a quack.
Keneally 5 QUACKS.
Labor Prime Minister of Australia .. Julia Gillard
In 24 Jun 2010 .. Out TBA (suspect soon)
Joolya gets a quack for `killing` Kevin.
Then a quack for the `fake` Joolya.
Add a quack for the `real` Joolya.
Having to `revive` Kevin for 2010 election, another quack.
Droning `MOVING FORWARD` during election, earns a quack.
Parramatta to Epping Line promise, quack.
Treating voters as Lobotomised, that`s a quack.
Failing to give Mr Rabbit a real fight in the election. Mr Rabbit only had to keep his head down. Have another quack Joolya.
Of course Joolya gets a goose stepping quack.
And an add to the mess quack, like Kirner.
Joolya also receives a quack for the painted decoy duck performance during the 2011 floods. Clearly trying to grab some photo op.
Possibly hindering Captain Bligh more than helping.
Joolya also gets a gang of four quack.
Only six months in .. Gillard 12 QUACKS.
Labor Premier of Tasmania .. Lara Giddings
In 24 Jan 2011 .. Out TBA
Giddings replaces David Bartlett and I better wait
more than a mere three days before issuing quacks.
But feel free to issue quacks to `Limited News`
who focused on the fact Giddings is single.
Julie Bishop .. Potential First Liberal Female Prime Minister
Professional deputy duck Bishop has repeatedly fronted public
and press spruiking her love, support and devotion to a new
leader, since Kevin dislodged the Liberals from power in 2007.
Julie gets one quack for Brendan Nelson. Nelson was rolled for
Malcom in the middle Turnbull, another quack for Julie for the same
old devotion spruiking. In turn, Turnbull was rolled and Mr Rabbit
installed. TWO quacks for the repedative devotion crap Julie.
Bishop 4 QUACKS.
Mr Rabbit failed to win the 2010 Federal election, and I wonder how long he will last. Mr Rabbit came so close to winning just by keeping his head down. But that won`t do if the other side have substance next time.
Lack of substance kept both the big partys looking like crap in 2010.
Will Mr Rabbit make it to the next election as leader?
Or will he become another severed member, thrown
from the window of a speeding political vehicle?
If I have to hear Bishop spruiking the devotion crap again, I will puke.
Does Bishop want to be a first? Or is she happy to go down in history
as the death staring deputy duck of devotion?
But then again the devotion spruik for Hockey Joe
or Chrissy Pyne would be highly amusing.
At the end of the day, it won`t matter if you quack for the left wing loonies,
or quack for the right wing ratbags. It also won`t matter if your mighty duck
is female or male, gay or straight, black or white etc.
Your choice will always be between tweedle dum and tweedle dee.
We are all fed from the same swill bucket. And don`t forget,
State or Federal, in Australia you must register because
. . . QUACKING is compulsory!
If it waddles like a duck, and it quacks like duck,
don`t worry, it`s just our Prime Minister, Joolya.
08 Jan 2011 –
Gerry Harvey Bleeting Billionaire –
January 2011 and Gerry Harvey retail billionaire is bleeting about how the goods bought online are GST free, while Harvey has to collect GST. Harvey has tried to rally other retailers, probably all those monsters in the Australian Retail Association, who at every opportunity, shriek about their right to gouge the Australian consumer.
Not a good start to 2011, Harvey has gone on TV to bleet his case to the News-Tainment audience. But things seem not to be going his way. From the first news appearing on the twitterverse, Harvey is looking like a greedy fool, with near zero support from the Australian public. Harvey does not understand that his own historical actions have led him to where he is now. Chasing the short term, quick profit, demanding that profit increases each year, and all the unsustainable, bubble type economics that is spouted by the rich, ivory tower mob.
Where ever you go, there you are.
Historically Australian Retailers, have shrieked FREE MARKET like demented followers of a cult. Particularly when they wanted to buy cheap, low quality junk from countries that pay workers about TEN CENTS per hour. Remember the shrieking about MARKET FORCES? Well clearly most of the public do. Those on Twitter and facebook clearly do, and are not accepting the bulldust of the billionaire. Gerry Harvey has trended on Twitter and Anti Harvey pages have been created on Facebook.
Harvey will just have to accept the online shopping led DOWNSIZING of his business, just as Australian factory workers had to accept being DOWNSIZED, so the staggeringly rich, could enrich themselves even more. Pity for billionaires is probably the hardest thing anyone could try and sell. But when they have not bought Australian themselves, it becomes impossible.
What is Twitter Harvey?
Twitter is a global network that lets individuals have a voice, and alert each other in real time about anything. EG greedy fools
What is Facebook Harvey?
Twitter users permanent connected ARCHIVE.
I think I summed it all up in a tweet, so here it is.
@shannynlee: Touche > @730reportland:
Gerry Harvey should go cry in China,
where rich buggers like him,
sent all those factory jobs, what an idiot.
Be careful what you wish for, you may get it.
`Rumor` is Harvey is going to be on the first episode of ABC #qanda for 2011.
Is it bring your own shoes?
02 Jan 2011 –
Evil Empire Strikes Back –
Grogsgate sets the scene.
Main stream media attacks blogger.
Weasel words are used, many points argued, except this one.
It did not occur to `Limited News` nor the rest of the `embedded media` that, a monster corporation beating up on an individual blogger was pathetic.
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Ankle deep in stupidity and bulldust the `Limited mice` keep doing the same thing, but expect a different result. This time Posetti, a twitter user. So far the reaction to twitdef on twitter and grogsgate is similar.
So now the timid mice over at `Limited` have `outed` a blogger, his appearant crime, giving ABC a handy tip, which ABC has used.
The big sin Posetti committed was tweeting Mitchell was anti green. Considering the amount of the `doubt the science`, bulldust that theaustralian produces, and Mitchell being an editor, tweet seems accurate.
Add the failure of the `Limited` self appointed, Liberal party PR machine, just failing, by three whiskers, to get Mr Rabbit elected as PM.
Include the `Limited` dislike of anything green, progressive or different, theaustralian seems to regularly beat up on those, who are interested in these topics.
My impression of who `Limited` like to thump are Labor party, Green party, the ABC, bloggers and non-limited media just to name a few.
I was going to write about, the irony of `Limited` publishing a phrase like
Free speech is not a Left verses Right thing.
Free speech is a Free verses Unfree thing.
And the stupidity of Mitchell, threatening Posetti with defamation, for tweeting accurately, as shown by ABC audio transcript.
And the delusion, that Mitchell has any hope in hell of successfully suing Posetti, AND NOT putting on the legal public record, a lot of `Limited` dirt, that would possibly end his career there.
But the more times I pointed google at theaustralian website and searched, I felt that I have found something which may be overlooked by most others.
I will now explain as follows,
I was doing searches on google, searching for grogsgate stories, only from theaustralian website. Google returned 14 results, which I loaded to my computer. I then sorted these results by date.
Breakdown, 3 results, 27 Sep 2010
Two timestamped 12:00 AM, one by Elliott, the other by Massola.
A two pronged attack.
The first writing by Massola is an attack on Grog, while dragging in for a spank, Mr Scott and the ABC. Massola then goes on to choose to spank Grog using Minister Garrett, and the Insulation Mess.
Pathetic, instead of outing Grog, Massola should have been writing about the State Governments incompetence over insulation mess.
States licence Businesses, Builders, Plumbers, Electricians and many others. Missed by most of the `embedded media`, not a Federal Licence.
Funding is weakest excuse, former Prime Minister John W, nor his mob, were ever abused for motorist stupidity, because some road was funded by Federal Government. States issue drivers licences to motorists.
The second writing by Elliott just seems to be a backup piece, to justify the pathetic first piece by Massola.
The third writing, if you can call it that, is by Massola, is stamped `updated`. This third thing, contains large amounts of `copy and paste` lifted from Twitter, Crikey, Grogsgamut and Mumbrella.
Massola tries to justify outing Grog, and discuss the right to anonymity. Many views are shown on page, pro and con.
The point everyone shown seemed to miss is this, TRUST.
We all know that never in the history of corporations, has any person ever been killed, harmed or cheated by a corporation.
You can believe that if you want, I certainly do not. I have never used my real identity on the internet, I choose not to. You have the right to choose for yourself, which corporation, if any, you wish to trust. Not Massola deciding for you, me or anyone else.
On IRC, Newsgroups and Blogboards, NICK`s are the norm, not the exception. A nick, is short for nickname, or as Grog called it, a pen-name. Walk the talk theaustralian, no more writing, from No By Line. And expose every anonymous source in your database, because `Limited` is never a hypocrite.
Back to the timestamps. 5 results, 28 Sep 2010
Three timestamped 12:00 AM.
One each from, Massola, Sinclair and No By Line.
One from Kerr 3:14 PM
One from No By Line 3:36 PM
The 12:00 AM writings are largely boring to me, mainly background on Grog, with comment of various tone.
Kerr writes at 3:14 PM that some bloggers behaved badly, outing somebody. Seems to justify mega media should be allowed to behave equally bad.
The NO BY LINE write up at 3:36 PM is the most interesting for the day. Also the most entertaining, for those who enjoy irony, as shown below.
REVEALED: Controversial blogger unmasked
MASSOLA: Why I unmasked Grog`s Gamut
KERR: Response to Grog-gate is naive
DUTY: No anonymity to bloggers, tweeters
Nearly half, 40% of the bulldust produced on this day, was anonymous.
Another 5 results dated through Oct 2010.
The themes similar to those previous, with `Limited` using every opportunity to tip a bucket of bile over the ABC, Mr Scott, bloggers and others.
A last result collected, which was dedicated to solely to Scott and ABC bashing, in the guise of advice. Grog only mentioned once on page.
By now the true believers, who visit and comment on theaustralian website, have even started to tire of their bulldust.
Now theaustralian seems to be in the orchard business, specialising in planting trees that produce low hanging fruit, which their tail dragging rodents, each in turn, happily pick and feed to their readers.
The 13 pages dedicated to outing Grog, bashing others and justifying it, is NOT reporting news. It is canned news, fiction, bulldust, manufactured tripe.
I suspect the Mitchell, Posetti, twitdef, situation is also a canned event, using grogsgate as the template.
Massola may have been accidently dumb, but I think Mitchell is intentionally dumb. Maybe a couple more lawyers letters will be exchanged, but twidef is looking like a high tech rerun of grogsgate.
My guess is Mitchell will allow the legal threat against Posetti to go on for a few months. The timid mice, each in turn will pick the low hanging fruit, and feed it to their true believers.
Copy and Paste will fill the pages of theaustralian. Twitter, Blogger and the ABC will be abused. Mr Scott will receive more lecturing from the oz on ethics, quality and other topics the oz knows little, or nothing about.
Once all the tail dragging rodents have had their fill of low hanging fruit and public humiliation, Mitchell will then drop the legal bulldust against Posetti.
It really does seem that theaustralian spends more resources injecting itself into other things like ABC, twitter, bloggers, instead of reporting news.
They are really becoming the serial stalker and tormentor of the web, spoiling enjoyment of life and web for others, Posetti, Grog, Scott.
The future direction looks extremely bright for theaustralian and their consumers.
Consumers can really look forward to their canned news when the oz starts trawling facebook and stalking fourteen year olds. Daily updates of little Timmy calling little Jenny a bitch and, little Jenny calling little Timmy a bastard.
Ooooooh the low hanging fruit.
I am left wondering about the event of grogsgate happening if Grogs last name was Massola or Howard, and also if the cast of twitdef contained a Mr AW and a Mr JP.
Coming soon, the Trilogy continues …
RETURN OF THE GADFLY
27 Dec 2010 –
Roaring Rodent Of Twitdef –
The `embedded-media` has rushed after us to the internet and social sites like twitter. They spent quite a while poo pooing it at first though. All the `embedded-media` organizations now have the beg buttons, comment, digg, like and RETWEET.
The idiot Mitchell, a `Limited-News` editor, has taken steps in legal action against the twitter user @JuliePosetti for defamation. The `embedded-media` and bloggerverse has done some writing on this #twitdef saga, from doom and gloom for Posetti, to the highly popular view, Chrissy Mitchell is a moron.
I am in this group.
I do think the court case would be the most interesting thing that `Limited-News` or the government has done in decades. So I hope #twitdef goes to court, we could all learn so much from it, but Mitchell will either lose his bottle, or Murdok will step on his neck.
What could be learned from a court case.
Selecting a jury, now here is some fun.
Mitchell lawyer asking jurors, Have you used twitter, facebook, or other social sites? Do you watch qanda? Lived under a rock your whole life?
truck loads of right wing crap that `Limited` passes as news, you know the `doubt-the-science` stuff they do, on behalf of big tobacco, big polluter, and big nukes. The fake climategate fox email `Limited` do on behalf of big oil and big coal.
What about the video,
all that fox crap, converted to text, that gets fed through theaustralian. More video, all qanda viewers will have seen `Limited mice` spouting the right wing prattle of their masters. Piers, Devine, Albrechtsen for starters.
Why no #tonyjonesdef ?
Tony has asked the `Limited mice` about belief in science, global warming, mockingly during qanda. Has the ABC still got this footage? You think?
When `Limited` spends so much effort being bias and appealing to a right wing readership, a person of position, the editor, must also accept this as his brand, like the rest of the mice, past and present do. And those `Limited mice` past and present, would make extremely entertaining witnesses. Just what would those mice say. Were any mice leaned on? Instruction on bias? Like revealed in usa?
What would Mitchell say under oath?
An endless list could go here. Has Chrissy ever leaned on mice? Does Chrissy believe the climate science? Free speech? Womans Rights? Is a tweet a publishing business? Is a post-it note a publishing business?
What is defamation?
Is it tweeting the obvious? It is not a secret that `Limited-News` is right wing. Lets jog our memories, FOX, part of `Limited`. Sarah Palin, tea party idol, she is on FOX. This is all commom knowledge.
Then of course since #twitdef started other `Limited mice` have chipped in. Geoffy, Overington, Jackson and my very, very favorite, NoByLine. A minimum of three `Limited Timid Mice` have chipped in, maybe more. This is where `Limited` enters twilight zone. The `timid mice` seem to circle the wagons in a less than committed way, all circling in different directions.
Half hearted fluffy puff was written up and injected into `Limited` websites. The mice clearly did not interview or converse with Chrissy in a candid fashion, as expected by all. The result looked to myself and other bloggers, is that Chrissy dictated a puff statement, or leaned on mice. These mice would be pure gold witnesses.
Posetti lawyer has replied, to Mitchell lawyer, a funny and polite piss off, well worth the read.
Chrissy is the ocean.
AW tells Posetti `Too salty, I cannot drink.`
Posetti tweets `Undrinkable Ocean`
Chrissy goes all Norman Bates over being called `undrinkable`
Simple, but sadly, accurate.
Now lets all go to court, and in the right wing tradition, we can all have a win win situation, as shown below.
ABC3 replaces test pattern with court tv.
Live tweeting from court, twitterverse happy.
Bloggers happy, court expose `Limited` dirt.
Mice happy, spin new content for converted.
Murdok happy, more profit via new content.
Chrissy loses, joins Fox, for big bucks.
Posetti nice payout, new car, adulation.
Uni happy, they have Posetti.
Lawyers picnic, always happy.
Horses Mouth, Visit Posetti
21 May 2009 –
Professional Mascot Boris Mazda –
North Melbourne Police were called to a domestic disturbance last night at the North Melbourne Football Club. The disturbance was allegedly between Boris Mazda professional mascot of the North Melbourne Football Club and his girl friend Carcass.
A Police media handler released the following statement.
North Melbourne Police interviewed both parties involved. Carcass did not make any statement of complaint and Boris Mazda stated
“we just have loud sex“.
Sixteen witnesses confirmed Boris Mazdas statement, including his girl friend Carcass. No charges were laid against any party.
What is on the idiot box tonight, let us check.
On the ABC, Poor-Corners will run code of crap by Sarah Ferguson. Sarah squeezes Carcass until she cracks and no witnesses will be found.
And on Nine Tracy Grimshaw will beat up Boris Mazda and the North Melbourne Football Club until Tracy is physically restrained.
On Ten of course there is eight straight years of their hit,
morons locked in a house.
Who will chicken slap who tonight?
SBS is running iron chef chicken battle for the 27th time,
followed by the 43rd re-run of the nazi bunker.
(sponsored by chicken tonight)
Seven re-runs their ten year old hit,
the Fowl Mouthed Chef.
The media just ruffles my feathers.
20 May 2009 –
Media Balance –
The main trouble with media balance is that on any chosen topic they care to discuss, half the media resource is wasted on the incorrect view of the topic.
An example of this is discussing the roundness of the planet.
Using media BALANCE the media will interview the smart discoverer of this theory, asking how, why, what etc.
And then the media will trot out some backward looking hillbilly
(often some religious zealot) and give the hillbilly equal resources to argue that the earth is flat.
The result is the viewers get a headache and learn nothing.
Retweet Category Help ..
While cleaning out my hard drive I found a lot of webpages that I have found useful or enjoyed over time. So the Retweet Category is born.
The webpages are in no specific order and belong to no specific topic.
Sometimes I add a comment.
Retweet Big Harto –
After clearing up any doubts about News Ltd`s integrity Harto went-in-to-bat for the Australian Press Council. He said the APC is not self regulation but independent regulation. Harto went on saying that News Ltd was able to work well with APC Chair Julian Disney and `by and large` agreed with his approach.
Also the Photo, Outgoing News Ltd chief, John Hartigan, pours a glass of water for fellow executive, Campbell Reid, at the Independent Media Inquiry hearings in Sydney.
I also enjoyed the Live-Tweeting by Nathan on the day.
Retweet LYN`S DAILY LINKS are to posts of interest to the contemporary political debate. They are updated daily. At The Political Sword.
A really big selection of Links to Blogs and the embedded media.
Great Minds Think Alike!
Similar to my ReTweet Category.
Retweet History Of Dickhead –
These insights led to technological breakthroughs that culminated in the pinnacle of all human achievement, the Personal Computer.
The Personal Computer changed everything. It was affordable, and Spankis could for the first time communicate with a world that existed outside of their own stunted imagination. They didn`t even have to get on their knees to do it, although many of them still chose to out of habit and familiarity. For one glimmering moment it seemed possible for the subspecies to reunite under the universal banner of porn.
Retweet Robert Doyle FC –
I would say that “Robert Doyle first came to our attention in..“,
but.. he didn`t. He didn`t come to anyone`s attention. That`s something he`s never been able to do. Robert Doyle fell arse-backwards into the role of Victorian Opposition Leader for the Liberal Party back in 2002. Jeff Kennett had lost the previous election, spat the dummy like the petulant spotlight-hogger that he was, and quit. Lots of senior Liberals went with him, recognising that their days were done for quite some time. Only the dregs remained.
Retweet Takes Arse To London –
In the absence of both Mr Rabbitt and Jemima Puddleduck a very bearable lightness of being has graced us at Hill Top Farm these last weeks, disturbed only by the occasional dispatch from foreign countries that serves to remind us that this respite is indeed temporary, and things will return to acrimonious normality in the too-near future.
Mr Rabbit, having failed to find any takers for his rear end at home, has joined the arse drain and is busy flogging his wares in London among those traditional arse hounds the British conservatives.
Retweet Vows To Sell Arse –
Independent member for New England Tony Windsor, otherwise known as Mr_McGregor, revealed yesterday in an interview from his farm that Tony Rabbit had confessed to him that he`d do anything other than sell his arse to be Prime Minister of Hill Top Farm, but if absolutely necessary, he`d likely do that as well.
When confronted Mr Rabbit, looking pale and drawn, declared that he did not use that kind of language, and people in the farmyard should check with Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail if they wanted to know the real truth about him.