You don’t have to pay newspapers to have the views of your political opponents demolished. You do however need the support of the newspaper proprietor. Paul Sheenan provides some specific motivations for Rupert Murdoch’s recent stance.
An amazing rant that takes the form “Any fool can see….”. Pure politics – a series of unsubstantiated claims.
I wonder how this improves the standard of political discussion in Australia.
Update: Today’s Daily Telegraph takes the propagandist mission of the Murdoch media to extremes. The front page of the current issue shows the blatant partisanship that has replaced serious journalism in the Murdoch empire. In that sense it is a positive. I think too the open partisanship of certain Australian economists leaves them revealing too much. In that sense too their writings too are a positive. The game is up.