GINA RINEHART ( Australia’s richest person thanks to her iron ore fortune in the Pilbara ) last night joined the ranks of Australia’s media barons after becoming the biggest shareholder in Fairfax Media.
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The company ( Fairfax Media ) for which she is now one of the major shareholder runs Various Influential NEWSPAPERS AND RADIO STATIONS like www.smh.com.au , The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, radio station 3AW
Lachlan Murdoch also personally controls 50% of radio company DMG
According to “get up”
“In July last year, climate-denialist Christopher Monckton advised mining industry insiders to create a US-style Fox News channel in Australia, supported by the “super wealthy” in order to provide supportive coverage for the mining industry. The video, filmed in the boardrooms of pro-mining organisation “Mannkal Economic Education Foundation”, shows Mr Monckton offering to work with commentators such as Andrew Bolt to establish the channel.”
In relation to this video , you can read his article here: Monckton to Push for an Australian Fox News to get an idea of what is currently happening
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Articles in relation to this
Gina Rinehart lines up Fairfax to expand media influence – australian.com.au
Gina Rinehart, Australian mining magnate and now media mogul – the guardian.co.uk
http://campaignfortruth.com/vestedmedia.htm – campaign for truth
GINA RINEHART takes Big stake in media company fairfax – smh