Sep 3, 2013

Media briefs: GetUp ad cut … Murdoch’s phone bill … Malcolm cut out …

Phone hacking has cost News Corp hundreds of millions of dollars so far.

Free speech free TV style. The Nine Network had dumped a GetUp ad criticising News Corporation’s anti-Labor campaign despite it being approved for broadcast by Free TV Australia’s Commercial Advice Unit and broadcast over the weekend. Seven and Ten have both refused outright to run the ad, which is a direct-to-camera address by a male about The Daily Telegraph and The Courier-Mail‘s propaganda campaign directed against Labor during the course of the election. Despite accepting GetUp’s payments, Nine withdrew the ad from broadcast yesterday. The Seven and Ten networks refused last week to run the ads.


Leave a comment

4 thoughts on “Media briefs: GetUp ad cut … Murdoch’s phone bill … Malcolm cut out …

  1. klewso

    You wouldn’t want to offend Rupert would you? Look what he does back – with his Limited Interest?

  2. Tom Jones

    It seems that freedom of the Press only applies if you own the medium.

  3. The Pav

    And did Andrew Bolt complain or act to defend free speech?

  4. Glory Toad

    Not running the ad does more damage to the TV companies than it would have to Rupert or the Libs had they agreed. Next time Big TV play the free speech card all their critics need do is remind them of this.

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details