Flashboard Wars: The Age vs The Herald-Sun

When comparing the news is also news

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A classic example of The Age vs The Herald Sun, and a good chance to exercise some critical thinking. The Age focusses on the service and how the fare increase is aimed at improving that service by getting more taxis on the road. The Herald Sun is using words like “hit” and “pain”, the intention being to raise public ire (which seems to be the raison d’être of that publication), by focussing on what (they think) people care about most - money.

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So… by making this comparison, The Herald Sun is saying Tony Abbott is vicious, cruel, cowardly, the son of an incestuous union and likes to shoot women with crossbows…

So… by making this comparison, The Herald Sun is saying Tony Abbott is vicious, cruel, cowardly, the son of an incestuous union and likes to shoot women with crossbows…

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Cut your food bill indeed: no food = no food bill. Think of the money we’ll all save!

Cut your food bill indeed: no food = no food bill. Think of the money we’ll all save!

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mooseings:

bicklandia:

Here in Australia, this is what has been happening over the past few days. The media is largely ignoring it, despite it being one of the largest protests in this country’s history. My state has also just passed laws that will come into effect in September that put restrictions on protesting which could lead to two years imprisonment. Our Prime Minister won’t even acknowledge that this has been happening.

Reblog this!

Please get this circulating. Australian media refuses to cover it and the government is pretending it didn’t happen even though there were people on their doorsteps at Parliament house. People in Australia are discontented with the way asylum seekers are treated like criminals, indigenous people are still being treated horribly, that our prime minister is a racist, sexist, homophobe who appointed himself as Minister for Women, that our health care is threatened, that our environment is being treated as a commodity, that our university funding is being cut, and that our Prime Minister doesn’t “believe” in climate change and that this country now only caters to the rich and conservative. And that barely scratches the surface.

What this government does is not in our name and we need to get the message out there, loud and clear.

(via xromanceisdead)

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Oh come on. Tens of thousands hit the streets yesterday! A pun and a car race are all you’ve got?

Oh come on. Tens of thousands hit the streets yesterday! A pun and a car race are all you’ve got?