A Warning for America From two Former Prime Ministers

The First Amendment Freedom of Speech … how far does it go? Too far? These days, in the age of conspiracy theories and faux news as promoted by the likes of Fox ‘News’, it seems that perhaps it’s time to place a few constraints on that freedom. As I’ve long said, every ‘right’ is accompanied by a responsibility, and for the past decade or more, far too many have shrugged off the responsibility. Our friend Jeff has written his thoughts, and the thoughts of other well-qualified people, on this topic. Thanks Jeff!

On The Fence Voters

When two former Prime Ministers from one of the leading democracies in the world sound the alarm about Fox News, and specifically, the sprawling media empire of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, it’s time our elected politicians in America stop sitting on their asses and do something.

While Fox has been spewing its brand of hate, division, and lies over here for decades now, in some ways, it’s comforting to know that it’s not just happening over here. Australia, too is suffering from the same infection. It appears that their parliament has begun to take it serious enough to conduct an inquiry into the media giant, spurred on by a petition signed by 500,000 Australian citizens and initiated by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Both Rudd and one of his successors, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, testified on April 12 to parliament about the dangers of News Corp and…

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4 thoughts on “A Warning for America From two Former Prime Ministers

  1. Thankfully Murdoch’s News Corp is absent from New Zealand’s shores. They had foothold here for a short while but were unable to make a go of it. Don’t know if it was a matter of poor management, a matter of luck, or a more discerning public, but whatever the reason I’m grateful that their presence is no more.

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    • Good! Not long ago, I read that Murdoch is trying to start a network in the UK … I hope he fails miserably. I like to think that you guys and other nations have a more discerning public, one who doesn’t lap up controversy and chaos without double-checking their facts. I only wish half the people in this country would turn their backs on the conspiracy theories and hate rhetoric promoted by the likes of Fox.

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