Bad News: Murdoch's Australian and the Shaping of the Nation

Bad News: Murdoch's Australian and the Shaping of the Nation

Robert Manne / Oct 21, 2019

Bad News Murdoch s Australian and the Shaping of the Nation This year has seen unprecedented scrutiny of Rupert Murdoch s empire in Britain But what about in Australia where he owns per cent of the press In Bad News Robert Manne investigates Murdoch s lea

  • Title: Bad News: Murdoch's Australian and the Shaping of the Nation
  • Author: Robert Manne
  • ISBN: 9781863955447
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • This year has seen unprecedented scrutiny of Rupert Murdoch s empire in Britain But what about in Australia, where he owns 70 per cent of the press In Bad News, Robert Manne investigates Murdoch s lead political voice here, the Australian newspaper, and how it shapes debate.Since 2002, under the editorship of Chris Mitchell, the Australian has come to see itself as judgeThis year has seen unprecedented scrutiny of Rupert Murdoch s empire in Britain But what about in Australia, where he owns 70 per cent of the press In Bad News, Robert Manne investigates Murdoch s lead political voice here, the Australian newspaper, and how it shapes debate.Since 2002, under the editorship of Chris Mitchell, the Australian has come to see itself as judge, jury and would be executioner of leaders and policies Is this a dangerous case of power without responsibility In a series of devastating case studies, Manne examines the paper s campaigns against the Rudd government and recently the Greens, its climate change coverage and its ruthless pursuit of its enemies and critics Manne also considers the standards of the paper and its influence generally This brilliant essay is part deep analysis and part vivid portrait of what happens when a newspaper goes rogue The Australian sees itself not as a mere newspaper, but as a player in the game of national politics, calling upon the vast resources of the Murdoch empire and the millions of words it has available to it to try to make and unmake governments Robert Manne, Bad News

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    1. A series of case studies from Robert Manne looking at instances where News Limited's incredible 70% ownership of media in this country (since risen) has affected the political discussion and the papers ridiculous campaigns against individuals standing up against The Australian, or the Left generally, or its especially incendiary campaign against The Greens, climate change, the cheerleading to invade Iraq, whitewashing the Stolen Generation and genocide of Indigenous Australians, News Limited's t [...]


    2. No one is going to read an article by Robert Manne especially one about The Australian and be on the fence. Manne is a polarizing figure. And cards on the table I'm a fan of his so take what I say for what its worth.I think he makes excellent points about The Oz's growing political activism. He doesn't have a problem with it being a conservative paper per se, more with it trying (and succeeding) to shape the debate rather than report the debate. As Australia's only national daily newspaper it wo [...]


    3. Quarterly Essays are important and usually poignant. This QE however is very important. You doubt? Check The Australian's coverage of this essay. All the worms are coming out of the wood. There is a swell of anti-Murdoch energy in the (English-speaking) world at the moment and, as Manne notes in concluding this piece, now is the time to take advantage of it. You think this is vindictive? Some leftie foment? What about a 70% ownership of this nation's papers? What about our third biggest centre h [...]


    4. Just started this today Rich - I will hopefully have it back to you before the week is through (Eating Animals got in the way, and A Dance With Dragons)


    5. Just a very thorough demolition of The Australian under psychopath editor in chief Chris Mitchell. Everyone should read!


    6. Although I’m keeping a mild eye on Carbon Tax events in the national parliament at the moment, I’m not much in the habit of reading about domestic politics these days. As far as I’m concerned there’s too much hypocrisy, negativity and hostility over trivia to bother about it. But at the Melbourne Writers Festival my interest was piqued about Robert Manne’s Quarterly Essay: Bad News, Murdoch’s Australian and the Shaping of the Nation so I bought it…I’ve had a feeling of unease abo [...]


    7. This one I recommend for a good dose of righteous anger. I've long known that the education reporting in the Australian made me furious - it's the area I know most about and much of the Australian's commentary on curriculum seems incendiary with a strongly conservative agenda. Robert Manne's Bad News doesn't deal with education but instead analyzes the Australian's reporting on five cases study issues: climate change, Kevin Rudd's election, the intervention in indigenous communities, the invasio [...]


    8. If you didn't know that the Australian was a right wing broadsheet owned by Rupert Murdoch then this quarterly essay is for you. You would also be an idiot and probably wouldn't be reading quarterly essay's anyway. If more Murdoch bashing is for you then by all means read it, but if you have that much of a problem with him owning 70% of Australians newspapers then maybe it would be a good idea to run some yourself.I gave 1 star just to Judith Brett's correspondence reply.


    9. For a while it becomes too focused on climate change and there it lost some of my interest for a moment, but Manne's slice of the Australian's attacks and attempts at influence for the most part are interesting and convincing. Some of the viciousness of the Australian is surprising and abominable.


    10. A well put together analysis of a few specific topics as they were handled by Murdoch's "The Australian". It seems that the editors are oblivious (or don't want to know) about any harm that they are doing. Disturbing and rather sad.


    11. I enjoy Murdoch-bashing pundits, but felt sometimes Manne went too far in attacking Chris Mitchell. Other media outlets in Australia also exhibit awful media bias and can be as influential as The Oz in setting the news agenda.


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