Sunday, September 27, 2009

Why D'Ya Do It?

The 'GetUp!' advertisement from last Friday's [25/9/09] edition of 'The Australian'

"When I stole a twig from our little nest
And gave it to a bird with nothing in her beak,
I had my balls and my brains put into a vice
And twisted around for a whole fucking week.
Why d 'ya do it, she said, why'd you let that trash
Get a hold of your cock, get stoned on my hash ? "

'Why D'Ya Do It?', Marianne Faithfull [1979]

'GetUp!' are running a campaign to save the internet from censorship.

We support this campaign, but do not understand why 'GetUp!' persist in using the donations of supporters to place their advertisements in 'The Australian'.

As we've said before, 'GetUp!' could focus on any other medium (such as billboards, independent publications - even APN or Fairfax press - at least they are Australian owned) and reach more Australians.

News Ltd. is a company that has done inestimable wilful damage to democracy, journalism, reconciliation and the environment in Australia and throughout the world.

The ever-intensifying nature of their beatups and moral panics illustrate the contempt they have for Australian citizens.

Do 'GetUp!' really want to be associated with this kind of trash?

The Murdoch press should be paying 'GetUp!' for lending them credibility they do not deserve, and you should consider carefully where your donation may end up.

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