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CT will lose another subscriber

By 54-11 19 June 2012 68

I have in front of me a renewal for my home-delivered Canberra Times, which I will hold onto for now without renewing.

Delivery problems? No. Cost too high? No. Dissatisfied with content? No.

I just don’t want to read the regurgitations of Ms Rinehart, mining magnate from Western Australia.

I will leave the subscription renewal in abeyance until such time as I am satisfied that she will not interfere in Fairfax editorial independence. 

That, of course, leaves me with a problem.  I refuse to spend any money on News Corp publications, so the choices of newpapers to read with my Weetbix are limited.

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shauno 10:14 pm 20 Jun 12

Holden Caulfield said :

dungfungus said :

I must have missed Mrs Rineharts “regurgitations” to date so would you mind quoting a couple for me?
I have no idea why so many on this blog criticize this woman who is actually saving Fairfax Media from total destruction. I dont’t recall her ever saying that she was going to change the editorial opinion in the Faifax newspapers either (and she talks to the media very little)
From what I see, the craven opposition to her on this blog is all about her wealth.
Re your decision not to renew your CT subscription because you want to see their style preserved, did it ever occur to you that the reason their circulation is falling is because of the fact that they refuse to change?

Well, she does want three of her stooges sitting on the board.

She has every right to have people on the board. And once she gets more shares she will have the right to sack the CEO and replace the entire board. Fairfax was doomed its readership was plummeting as fast as its share price and a restructure wont help the readership numbers its the content that only appealed to a select number of inner city greens and left wing types and the whole place suffers from a serious group think mentality.

2604 8:45 pm 20 Jun 12

HenryBG said :

2604 said :

Rioters who don’t like particular newspapers don’t have to buy them. .

Just like 8-year-olds who didn’t like working in the mills didn’t have to work in them, eh?

No, not like that at all, actually.

dungfungus 11:34 am 20 Jun 12

Roundhead89 said :

Jim Jones said :

dungfungus said :

Are you talking about the Gina Rineheart who became a shareholder in Channel Ten in order to secure a spot on the network for Andrew Bolt, so that he could continue his campaign against the ‘global warming conspiracy’?

Andrew Bolt has provided the truth which disproves this fanciful conspiracy theory. Bolt was signed to his contract by TEN chairman Lachlan Murdoch before Rinehart bought into the company. It was definitely a smart move by young Lachie. The Bolt Report is now beating the ABC’s left wing Insiders program, not only in the cume ratings (as it had from the day it started) but head to head live on Sunday morning as well.

The Bolt report was indeed in place before Gina Rinehart started buying into TEN who appear to know more about making money for their shareholders than the Fairfax Media people.

HenryBG 11:24 am 20 Jun 12

Gungahlin Al said :

EvanJames said :

Monckton felt that the lack of a Fox News equivalent in Australia was a problem. So Gina’s going to try and fix that.

What? The Australian (and other News Corp publications) doesn’t already plug that niche sweetly?

Nah – once they’ve got Fairfax humming along nicely, The Australian will be, “that left-wing rag”.

Innovation 11:18 am 20 Jun 12

tommy said :

We found that while we cancelled the CT, it keeps coming (even years later). I’m guessing they need the subscriber count or something.

+1 – there’s another one on our driveway today. Given all of the discussion I thought I’d have a look at Crikey today. Very good site although I had a chuckle at the menu:

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Australia Federal NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA

Perhaps they feel that they can’t compete with RA…… for ACT issues

Gungahlin Al 11:08 am 20 Jun 12

EvanJames said :

Monckton felt that the lack of a Fox News equivalent in Australia was a problem. So Gina’s going to try and fix that.

What? The Australian (and other News Corp publications) doesn’t already plug that niche sweetly?

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