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The Capital Territory… more like Zimbabwe

By tabascoted - 8 September 2008 38

After the post about the blood letting at WinTV I realized just how crap, the media that we have in Canberra really is! This really shows that The RiotAct is the only independent news in town.

Just look at the whole picture.

  • WinTV (our only hope) now under the ALP thumb, Zimbabwe style.
  • Canberra Times run by Ex-ALP staffers, and the only decent reporter that was showing up the Stanhope government for the rot they are was Megan Doughty and apparently she is getting lent on by the ALP heavies and is taking a ‘break’ for a while.
  • ABC Local News – no where to be seen I have been at lots of these election gigs and I have never seen them. We all know that the ABC has plenty of lefties in it but they should at least be out and about not just running every media release that the Government put out.
  • Prime TV news and ‘capital’ (cough) 10 News don’t care unless someone gets murdered
  • And Jorian from the (Sh)cityNews (not that many people actually read it) is the #1 fan and national president of the “We love Jon Stanhope Fan club”.

With the crap that the Stanhope Government has done in the past 4 years makes NSW look like a functional open democracy. What are we to do?

UPDATE: [ED – I have it on good authority that Megan Doherty is on leave rather than having been silenced.]

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38 Responses to
The Capital Territory… more like Zimbabwe
Whatsup 1:54 pm 08 Sep 08

Zebras and some inspiring tribal music as well.

Overheard 1:52 pm 08 Sep 08

… and a crap cricket team.

Granny 1:42 pm 08 Sep 08

… meerkats and warthogs, even!

Thumper 1:39 pm 08 Sep 08

And lions…

Aurelius 1:36 pm 08 Sep 08

Surely if this was Zimbabwe, there’d be more black people??

peterh 1:34 pm 08 Sep 08

johnboy said :

People didn’t just wake up one morning and find they were living in what we now think of as Zimbabwe.

Subversion of the media to the point it never says anything that might offend anyone important is one of the early steps along the way.

the only way to ensure that the free speech of each canberran is heard is to listen.

we are far more free than zimbabwe – at least they don’t shoot you here for saying the wrong thing, being a part of the wrong party, or the wrong racial background.

they just heckle you to death on forums.

johnboy 1:30 pm 08 Sep 08

People didn’t just wake up one morning and find they were living in what we now think of as Zimbabwe.

Subversion of the media to the point it never says anything that might offend anyone important is one of the early steps along the way.

Thumper 1:23 pm 08 Sep 08

Zimbabwe? Ah, no.

Avy 1:21 pm 08 Sep 08

Submitter should venture outside ACT to see how bad things can get.

Should also watch out for rogue, commas.

verbalkint 1:16 pm 08 Sep 08

What are we to do?

Get a sense of perspective?

amarooresident 1:09 pm 08 Sep 08

You give the power of stanhope too much credit. And frankly comparing it to Zimbabwe is just offensive.

New Yeah 12:57 pm 08 Sep 08

What are we to do? God only knows. For the end seems nigh if you are to be believed.

I’m not sure that the media is any worse here now than it is was in some idealized pre-Stanhopeian era. Certainly it seems no worse than the media in NSW, or anywhere else in Australia for that matter.

peterh 12:49 pm 08 Sep 08

want to change the media?

change the government.

jakez 12:49 pm 08 Sep 08

Duke said :

As rotten as Stanhope may seem to some he is not murdering and torturing his opponents

That’s what they want you to think.

Duke 12:40 pm 08 Sep 08

More like Zimbabwe? Your fondness for hyperbole does your cause no good. As rotten as Stanhope may seem to some he is not murdering and torturing his opponents nor is there any proof (yet) that he is responsible for the sackings/discipline over at WIN.

I think it’s in rather poor taste to compare the horrors of Zimbabwe to the comparitively fair system of democracy we enjoy in Canberra.

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