I am one of growing number of people around the world who believes the western mass media is deeply dishonest about some very important topics.
I believe something must be done to rectify this – urgently.
Sad to say, the mass media’s tendency to report selectively is not confined to commercial media.
In this tale, written from an Australian perspective, I’ll review an incident that took place overseas several years ago – and the remarkable failure of Australia’s premier public broadcaster to report the story.
Then I’ll look at equivalent public broadcasters, in Britain and the USA, to examine their bizarre reportage of the same extraordinary event.
Publicly-funded mass media can – and should – survive only if they enjoy widespread confidence. Why should the public fund media which lies about very important topics – matters of life and death? Read on – and judge for yourself whether the tangled web woven by these three mass media organizations is evidence of deliberate deception.
All Quiet at the ABC
This is the story of a 47-story building, in a world-famous city, that collapsed several years ago. The collapse was not ‘intended’ – in the sense that this was no listed demolition site. It was a busy office building, occupied by working staff until the previous day. Then, a little more than six years ago, it simply collapsed.