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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:49 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-18/f ... ct/4076732

^ Not before time either. The internet has just taken over the source for news
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:13 pm
CONDEMNED666 wrote:The internet has just taken over the source for news

Meh, I prefer print myself...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:47 pm
Fairfax has gradually ceased being a source of quality reportage for quite some years, but now that Australia's richest person, the mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has bought a controlling stake of almost 20% in Fairfax, it's one media outlet I'll be ignoring.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:35 am
Gina Rinehart is frightening looking

She has kids? How did that happen?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:58 pm
CONDEMNED666 wrote:Gina Rinehart is frightening.

FIFY

Here she is at a private meeting between mining magnates and climate change denialist, Monckton. The talk's topic was the need to buy into in mass media companies in order to control what they write and broadcast. By buying a controlling interest in Channel Ten and Fairfax, that is precisely what Rinehart has done a few months later.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:20 pm
Lord Chris Monckton is an odd looking fellow too
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:33 pm
He is pretty odd in other ways too.

"Although Monckton inherited a peerage, he did so after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, which provided that hereditary peers would no longer have an automatic right to sit and vote in the House of Lords. Monckton asserts that the Act is flawed and unconstitutional, and has referred to himself as "a member of the Upper House of the United Kingdom legislature" in a letter to US Senators, and also as "a member of the Upper House but without the right to sit or vote."

The House of Lords authorities have said Monckton is not and never has been a member and that there is no such thing as a non-voting or honorary member of the House. In July 2011 the House took the "unprecedented step" of publishing online a cease and desist letter to Monckton from the Clerk of the Parliaments, which concluded, "I am publishing this letter on the parliamentary website so that anybody who wishes to check whether you are a Member of the House of Lords can view this official confirmation that you are not."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Monckton,_3rd_Viscount_Monckton_of_Brenchley
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:43 pm
Back to the topic, with Paywalls being erected for Fairfax and CMH news thingys, where will people go for online news content? and will news be accurate/ correct?

Case in point: the young Brazilian boy who was tasered to death in Sydney on St Patricks Day this year over a box of biscuits, sounds ridiculous doesnt it? The truth is not going to come out
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:43 pm
We might just have to resort to paying for access, just like we used to have to pay for the physical publication of news. Of course we can also borrow access like we used to borrow the actual paper from a workmate, friend or family member. If anything, borrowing is be even easier via the internet.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:36 pm
Fringedweller wrote: Of course we can also borrow access like we used to borrow the actual paper from a workmate, friend or family member.

Pass around the ipad..... :mrgreen:
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