An Australian federal front-bench government Minister explains how and why news media bias has evolved. He studied the problem at university in the early 1970s.
The techniques he describes are real, well known and there has been plenty of evidence of it in the Australian news media during the past two years. The blog also demonstrates the difficulty of writing in a self-disciplined manner, especially when some personal bias and interest exists.
However, read the blog and decide for yourself. Only comments that apply themselves strictly to what I have written above will be published below. — Barry Tucker
By Craig Emerson* [undated, poss Dec 22/23,12,2012]
Read the blog here: http://bit.ly/12K2cw2
* Mr Emerson is the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Asian Century Policy in the Australian