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Gillard and Conroy and their attempts to control the news

I would never tolerate a boss or politician telling me what editorial line to take on the radio.

The only time I was told what to say was in  the AWU Scandal on 2UE and I resigned over it.

I think that people relate to people more than they relate to corporate brands.

The Australian newspaper is today reporting this

Stephen Conroy's pitch to control the news

  • From:The Australian 
  • February 28, 2013 12:00AM

CABINET ministers have canvassed a startling intervention in news and current affairs to prevent television networks from striking partnerships with other media companies in a sign of last-minute changes to reforms due within weeks.

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy is understood to have put the proposals to Julia Gillard on Monday night in an attempt to stop the Ten Network from working with News Limited to produce a Sunday current affairs program.

I don't think the danger in our media market come from proprietors.   I think the dangers come from governments.   Like here:

Free-to-air TV reaps licence fee bonanza

  • From:The Australian 
  • December 01, 2012 12:00AM

THE commercial free-to-air television networks are set to benefit from a $100 million-plus licence fee rebate in a series of regulatory measures introduced by the Gillard government.

and here http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2010/s2823983.htm

and here


Find people you trust, names you know, question them, hold them accountable.  

And let's not tolerate crap like the bribes and bullying we're getting now instead of leadership from our government.