When News Corp wants to turn around, the media giant is shameless. Witness this pirouette from News Corp Global President Rupert Murdoch concerning British broadcast loudmouth and Meghan Markle critic Piers Morgan.
SO: “Piers Morgan seems unemployed after not attracting any audience in the United States. Seemed out of place. Once talented, now sure to ignore. “Murdoch on Twitter, September 10, 2014.
NOW: “Piers is the show every channel wants, but is too scared to hire. Piers is a brilliant presenter, a talented journalist and says what people think and feel. “Murdoch, last Thursday.
Now we wait and see how genuine the newsman is about pursuing a clean, green look at climate change. News Corp’s CEO Australasia Michael Miller said the company would launch a “major editorial project” to inform Australians about important environmental and climate issues and would explore options Australians “should consider achieving a zero-emission target” in a “conversation that Australia should have”. Admittedly, News Corp must have had such conversations with advertisers, given how large consumers like Coles waste their pure green credentials.
Sounds like a big deal. But not according to Australian former editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell, which last week insisted that the focal point was no real change in the status quo. “Journalists at News Corp newspapers have for decades accepted that CO2 is associated with atmospheric warming … While News uses a few direct deniers, they do not write about the climate in its newspapers,” he said. Seriously?
NOT TO TURN
Crazy climate columnists have a rich News Corp legacy. Then remember some election excerpts from former ABC chairman and part-time Oz columnist Maurice Newman who argued in Mitchell’s Broadway that “climate change signals part of a socialist plot” and a “delusion”. Another? “Although CO2 can be a greenhouse gas, it seems that natural forces dominate climate change, not humanity’s emissions. Henrik Svensmark’s theory of cosmoclimatology (the role of cosmic rays) may be correct. ”
Lucky for Newman, he hung up his boots as a columnist last September.
But as it turns out, Sky News is the host Andrew Bolt – like the news giant’s other columnists – have been given leave passes.
Miller felt sorry for “correcting” some of the reports in this newspaper, saying that all News Corp columnists would in fact be “invited to participate” and “their views would not be” spun “.
Bolt raging in the air, “Am I now expected to reformulate my expectations that global warming is a wildly exaggerated crisis? I do not think so, ”he said. “If that’s what the Murdoch media will ask of me, I’m out of here.”
Bolts on air missiles over the past two weeks have ranged from calling climate change a “fear” being exploited by China “to make the West weaker and this dictatorship stronger” and an interview with climate skeptics’ favorites Bjørn Lomborg. Then there was this flowering from Bolt was Bolt about his master’s campaign. “If I’m still here, you know it was all untrue. If I’m gone, worry. ”
But with such outspoken star colonists, decontaminating the papers on climate madness will be just as hard as cooling the atmosphere.
It has been ultra-low profile from Anthony Albanese on the romance front since it was snapped up and enjoyed a romantic evening at Sydney’s Woolloomooloo Bay Wharf last June with an expert in strategic partnerships Jodie Haydon. In fact, South Sydney Rabbitohs fans have not been seen in public since entering the red carpet at the premiere of Hamilton in March. But to be fair, there has been almost nothing public to look at.
But this month, the opposition leader revealed the last of his financial dealings with his ex-wife of 30 years, former NSW MP Carmel Tebbutt. Information added to Albo’s register of interests revealed that the pollie couple had repossessed their Marrickville investment property and issued a CBA mortgage. Albo still owns Marrickville, which sits in his constituencies in Grayndler. A good thing.
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