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Dec 12, 2011

Essential: trust in commercial media continues to fall

Trust in Australia's commercial media continues to slump despite the industry's insistence all is well.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Trust in Australia’s commercial media has hit new lows, while the ABC continues to command the trust of voters.

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  1. tinman_au

    Is it any wonder folks don’t trust “the papers” when you have reports like the ACIJ just put out?

    (source: http://datasearch2.uts.edu.au/acij/investigations/detail.cfm?ItemId=29219)

    I think Mr Disney has his work cut out for him poor bloke, the way their current structure is just makes them look like a cover-up organisation for the papers that created it…he needs to address that before people will respect the APC (a tall order considering he’ll be biting the hand that feeds him).

  2. Bill Hilliger

    What a laugh; ha, ha.ha; ho, ho,ho! What did the commercial media expect? You produce a poor product, it doesn’t sell. No surprise there – the majority of the “Australian people” are not stupid! We know mediocrity and a poor product when we see it… Put me down for very little trust in the Murdoch print and electronic media aka as Sky News. Gave up buying News Ltd print media a long time ago to deny my few dollars revenue to the Murdoch “spivs”. I occasionally read the Australian in the local library – now I don’t even do that, seeing the one copy of the Australian is always available on request, tells me very few others read it. As for the commercial TV current affairs – seldom watch it, Today Tonight, A current Affair and other programs of that ilk is mostly populist no brainer crap. I have a fair amount of trust in the ABC and SBS. Lastly the government did well to keep the News Ltd “spivs” away from the AN overseas broadcasting network.

  3. pk_x

    To single out something Mr Hilliger said, I find it interesting that so many commentators decried the Aus network decision as some kind of travesty of due process, and yet those trust ratings show that Australia wouldn’t want anyone else to manage it regardless.

  4. Bill Hilliger

    I expect that the nitty gritty details of the Essential Research report won’t be extensively chronicled, analysed and debated in the commercial print and TV media. So far I have not seen any reference to it. Stephen Conroy has done all Australians a favour by excluding for whatever reason Sky News from the AN bid.

  5. eric

    Bill Hilliger
    Posted Monday, 12 December 2011 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    “I expect that the nitty gritty details of the Essential Research report won’t be extensively chronicled, analysed and debated in the commercial print and TV media. So far I have not seen any reference to it. Stephen Conroy has done all Australians a favour by excluding for whatever reason Sky News from the AN bid.”

    Couldnt agree more!

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