Post Truth is not quite accurate in the description of …

Comment on Trees on Melanka block no longer sacred? by Lindsay Ross.

Post Truth is not quite accurate in the description of current trends. That is only a construction of the extreme right wing.
Rather, I would describe modern discourse as Post-Journalism.
The truth is widely known, but those with the power to convey it either cannot or will not do so. For varying reasons. This is the very antithesis of journalism.
And while I may disagree with Alice Springs News Online on certain issues, fortunately it is not something they engage in.

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What happened to the Bowling Club further down on Gap Road? It was in a rough state when I was last there in 09.


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G’Day Matthew and Erwin,
Could you tell us more about DFK and why we should be placing so much faith in their claims of ‘selling out’ by the Labor Government?
Given the ASN has regurgitated their press releases it would seem appropriate to inform us a little bit more about them.


White guilt flopped but Okine’s braggadocio worked
At the risk of being politically incorrect, I fully endorse marriage equality.
All people should be able to have their loving relationships recognised under marriage law. Not just some.
Sorry if that rocks the boat a little.
Nice discussing these issues with you. Matt Okine was piss funny.


White guilt flopped but Okine’s braggadocio worked
G’day Russell Guy, be happy to mate. Right wing political correctness includes, but is not limited to:
• Disavowing any criticism of the military or military practices. Excessive and flagrant Anzackery
• Censorship of journalists who wish to bring human rights abuses to light.
• Threat of conviction and imprisonment for whistleblowers.
• Claiming ownership of the concept of ‘marriage’
• Using sneering terms like ‘warmist’ to describe scientist engaged in the study of climate change.
• Framing of issues in black and white terms “with us or against us”.
• Vague terms like collateral damage to describe the murder of innocent civilians in undeclared war zones.
This is just a small snapshot of the approved, politically correct mindset the right wing has. The major difference is they have the power and corporate money behind them to enforce this.
Once again the ABC was pushing this right wing agenda last night with Chris Uhlmann, chief political reporter, placing the blame for the power outage in SA on renewable energy.
Even when power companies themselves were refuting this.
Hope this helps. Cheers.


White guilt flopped but Okine’s braggadocio worked
The ABC is on a march to the right. Currently it is a mouthpiece for the Federal Liberal Government.
On national shows like RN Breakfast, Government representatives were given prominence over opposition counterparts by a ratio of three to one during the election campaign.
During election periods the normal process is to provide equal billing, so the ABC now ignores their own charter to satisfy the Liberal Party.
Further evidence to this is the near daily appearance of figures from the IPA, which is the Liberal Party’s policy arm.
Since the years of board stacking by John Howard and intimidation by Malcolm Turnbull as Communications Minister, the ABC has a natural inclination for right wing political correctness.
Neoliberal economic theories go unchallenged by ABC personalities and those that do, like Sarah Ferguson, get quietly shafted to places they can cause no nuisance.
Other journalists, like David Ross, are pressured by ABC management to write puff pieces about failing government policy.
Now they have a former News Limited employee as Chief Executive – the transformation is nearing completion.
There is no “leftward trajectory” as you casually state. Otherwise, nice review, I had a great time at the show myself.


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