Sunday, October 10, 2010

Why do academics who claim to be calling for progressive change keep writing for the Murdoch Press?

Today 4ZzZ's 'Anarchy Show' [11/10/10] reported that Professor Ross Fitzgerald wrote something about the Queensland Police force in last weekend's 'Australian'.


In any case, no Australian with a brain is reading the Murdoch Press anymore.

Perplexing that academics and other commentators keep writing for it, linking to it (do they know that gives Murdoch money?) and referring to it.

The symptoms are eerily similar to Battered Person Syndrome:

In lay terms, this is a reference to any person who, because of constant and severe domestic violence usually involving physical abuse by a partner, becomes depressed and unable to take any independent action that would allow him or her to escape the abuse. The condition explains why abused people often do not seek assistance from others, fight their abuser, or leave the abusive situation. Sufferers have low self-esteem, and often believe that the abuse is their fault. Such persons usually refuse to press criminal charges against their abuser, and refuse all offers of help, often becoming aggressive or abusive to others who attempt to offer assistance. Often sufferers will even seek out their very abuser for comfort shortly after an incident of abuse.
That seems to be what's going on with these people who, you would think, should know better.


  1. Unfortunately, all journo's and politicians DO read the Oz and the rest of the Murdoch press. The academics and other commentators are engaging in a bit of gross self-promotion.

    (Great to find the blog by the way)

  2. Well, we did say "no Australian with a brain is reading the Murdoch Press anymore", so journo's and politicians aren't excluded!

    Congratulations on your first anniversary, keep up the good work.

  3. I find the Australian to be like the print version of Fox news. Right wing & just incredulous to watch/read. It is one of the countries highest subsidized papers due to its low readership.