How come readers of the Fifth Estate can see what our journalists can’t?

13 May

A generous headline accompanies this article by Michael Taylor. Perhaps part of the problem, as well as those commented on, is the basic one of survival, ie wanting to be the next cab off the rank not the next cab blocked from the rank altogether. Some journos are complicit, but I don’t believe all are either intentionally or by first choice. However, seeing their choices as limited, they are actually reducing their options, and ours, significantly.

The Australian Independent Media Network

WorkChoices-Never-Again-Badge

Apart from momentarily shouting that it will make Australia a better place, ie, acting as Tony Abbott’s mouthpiece, the mainstream media hasn’t said boo about Abbott’s Industrial Relations policy, unveiled a few days ago. I’ve been waiting. No doubt they are aware that in truth it will hurt the pocket and the work/life balance of most working Australians and they think it’s best to keep that a secret to themselves. Either that, or they see nothing negative about the policy.

If you want to know if the policy is being dissected and discussed then you can’t rely on the old media (the mainstream media – MSM). You need to turn to the new media – the Fifth Estate. I did such a thing today and it was refreshing to see the opinions of people who really matter: workers, not journalists. Following is a sample of what I found:

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