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Corporatocracy on the rise

Gina Rinehart and her lackeys have a lot to answer for.  With the “success” (i.e. the ALP pantswetters ditching Rudd) of the mining industry’s advertising campaign every industry group or association with an axe to grind about some facet of legislation is jumping on board and whingeing from the highest mountains to the lowest valleys.

I know we’re increasingly going down the Americanisation of politics road, but now this is taking it just a step too far.  I used to think that Australians were far too switched on to fall for some of the inane bullshit that passes for political discourse in the US, but with the feral media we have at the moment there isn’t really much alternative is there?  Being the sort of industry that will do anything for money they are more than happy to publish/air total lies and bullshit as long as they get the advertising dollars.  Couple this with the prevalence of Murdoch media and the other outlets willing and eager to follow them into the gutter of lowest common denominator and we can’t really expect to get a unbiased picture anywhere.

And then you have the feral Opposition.  they are so completely devoid of ideas that they are importing Republican from the US wholesale.  They ascribe to the notion of “tell a lie big enough and often enough people will believe it” directly from the Bush/Rove/Cheney handbook.  Every utterance they make in public is purely to denigrate the government…they are in no way advancing their own alternatives.  They are even attempting their own Tea Party movement started by that winner Cory Bernardi…they certainly have the moronic figurehead part in place, he’s just sadly lacking in charisma.

And now the final straw…the recent spate of “It’s UnAustralian” ads by Clubs Australia against the pokie pre-committment legislation.  Not only are they not content with running blatantly misleading ads, they are now “convincing” sporting identities to spruik against this DURING THE SPORTING TELECAST.  I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Phil Gould and Ray Warren gobbing off during the rugby league match on Friday night…though I nearly bust a gut laughing when Gould said he knew the technology was not going to work.  You know when I have a question about computers and technology I ALWAYS go to a rugby league commentator to find out what’s what.

The worst aspect of this…there has been no outcry about politics intruding into the game, both NRL and AFL.  Despite the fact that they are misleading the public by lying or not stating the full picture, why has no-one arced up about them obviously toeing the Clubs Australia line?

The sad thing is that I think it’s because we are becoming used to it…and the intrusion into the game itself is just the next stage of evolution for this revolting method of backdooring politics.

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  1. Catching up
    September 26, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    When are the people going to start asking themselves why they believe this bullshit.

    The media no longer try to pretend that are writing rational facts.

    It seems anything goes, and people will not question, how unlikely the claims are.

    • September 27, 2011 at 8:39 AM

      I know what you mean CU. Take Eddie Maguire’s brain fart…no rational human being can actually believe what he says. I thought it was awesome that Andrew Demetriou came out and slammed the nuffie from Clubs Australia.

  2. September 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Good article, Massive.

    I agree that I was pleased to see Demetriou come out and expose the bullshit. He did the same thing when the Murdoch media were writing that Port Adelaide was folding. He responded that they had written crap.

    I’m starting to like the once arrogant prick.

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