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In July last year, climate-denialist Christopher Monckton advised mining industry insiders to create a US-style Fox News channel in Australia, supported by the "super wealthy" in order to provide supportive coverage for the mining industry.

The video, filmed in the boardrooms of pro-mining organisation Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, shows Mr Monckton offering to work with commentators such as Andrew Bolt to establish the channel.

Sound like anything that's happening at the moment? What happens to our media when it's owned by vested interests?

Perhaps you're thinking of the richest woman in Australia, mining boss Gina Rinehart?

From GetUp, naturally.


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Feb. 5th, 2012 01:43 am (UTC)
When I was unemployed I supported Getup by helping with leafleting* and attending rallies. Now I'm working I support them financially. And spread their messages online.

*I leafleted little johnie's electorate in the run up to his last election. It was truly exciting to see not only his party lose, but to see him lose his seat. Too bad Labor in a lot of ways is now Liberal Lite.
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
people always act surprised by the fact that labor is, as you say, liberal lite now. i always figured it was going to happen.
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