I recently came across a link on Facebook concerning some indignation from the GetUp camp.
In July last year, climate-denialist Christopher Monckton advised mining industry insiders to create a US-style Fox News channel in Australia, supported by the “super wealthy” in order to provide supportive coverage for the mining industry.
I have previously called for an Australian version of Fox News and would welcome such an idea. Fox News in the US started when one man saw an unexploited market in the media, which led to a conservative voice standing alone amongst the liberal bias present over there. The result: Rupert Murdoch’s channel now has the highest ratings of any American news network because people want to watch it.
The video, filmed in the boardrooms of pro-mining organisation Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, shows Mr Monckton offering to work with commentators such as Andrew Bolt to establish the channel.
Hissss. Andrew Bolt. Can’t have that, can we?
Sound like anything that’s happening at the moment? What happens to our media when it’s owned by vested interests?
And so there’s nothing wrong with the blatant left-wing bias by Fairfax and the reprehensible partisanship of the taxpayer-funded ABC?
GetUp has tried these shenanigans before (here and here), aimed at curbing free speech. Here is the bottom line: if people want to watch a TV channel or show, then they will. If they do not, then they will seek a voice which they find more agreeable, and the enterprise will die. The attempts at denying conservatives a greater say in the media, which we are crying out for, is detrimental to a free society. If you don’t like what is on TV, then don’t watch it.
In the video, which I am sure is supposed to spark rage, Monckton’s proposal received unanimous support amongst those evil, rich mining bastards. While I look forward to such a new media outlet, the left will surely kick up a fuss and try to shut out this conservative voice. We must stand up for our free speech.