Nine Entertainment pays the Liberal Party but why not Rupert?

by | Feb 1, 2022 | What's the scam?

Peter Costello’s Nine Entertainment paid $27,500 to the Liberal Party last year – and the Libs failed to declare it – but no payments were made by “rival” corporate media duopolist Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited. What’s the scam?

The scam is Rupert’s mob must expect to get payments *from* the government for PR services rendered whereas Nine is happy to do fundraisers for the Libs and give them donations for all the government largesse. As to the Liberal Party failing to declare it, that’s just a classic breach of the rules. There are $400k in undeclared donations by both parties. A shocker from Scott “Rules are Rules” Morrison.

To it’s credit the SMH, owned by Nine has just covered this payment this morning but the journalists must utter the words on the masthead “Independent. Always. through gritted teeth.

Michael West established michaelwest.com.au to focus on journalism of high public interest, particularly the rising power of corporations over democracy. Formerly a journalist and editor at Fairfax newspapers and a columnist at News Corp, West was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s School of Social and Political Sciences.

Stephanie is the editor of the Revolving Doors series. She is studying a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney. She was a finalist for the 2021 Walkley Student Journalist of the Year Award and the winner of the 2021 Democracy's Watchdogs Award for Student Investigative Reporting.

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