"You can support the Greens by writing to the newspapers in your state to show the Prime Minister that Australians support an emissions trading scheme that protects the environment, not polluters...
Send to: *
The Australian (National)
The Financial Review (National)
The Age (VIC)
The Herald Sun (VIC)
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW)
The Daily Telegraph (NSW)
The Courier Mail (QLD)
The Adelaide Advertiser (SA)
The West Australian (WA)
The Mercury (TAS)
The Examiner (TAS)
The Advocate (TAS)
The Canberra Times (ACT)
The Northern Territory News (NT) "
There is no way to put this politely, so we'll just have to put it bluntly:
Apart from the fact that at least half of those papers have a single owner and ferociously push his rabid anti-environment agenda, the real point is that none of those newspapers will treat your input objectively.
Don't waste your time. If you want to be active and you really care about the environment, write to the Greens! Tell them that the corporate media is not your friend. Tell them that the corporate media is not, and will never be, their friend. Tell them that they are falling victim to the "battered spouse syndrome" if they keep going back for more bashings.
YOU can help them to help themselves. They have at least 10% solid support in the electorate, if they are brave they could easily raise that to a very solid 20-30%. All it would take is to completely shun the dishonest media shills who only want to own the debate. Don't go begging to them! Make them come begging to you!
Action? Let the Greens know how you feel about their position, 'media advisors', 'media', corporatised PR and the spin industry. It is a lie to say that the only way is via "savvy PR", savvy PR is code for "please keep coming back for more of the same, won't you?"
Further Action: Write to your MP. Local Council, State, Federal and Senate with your view. It doesn't need to be complex, you could simply say:
"Protect the environment, not the Big Corporate Polluters. If the polluters are more important to you than the environment, please tell me why."Of course, they will either ignore you or lie to you or give you a "spin job". Don't worry! You can send us your questions and the details of their (non) answers and we can keep a running record here. That should give them the shits!