09 Jan '12, 12pm

Murdoch Media Practically Campaigned against Australia Carbon Price

Murdoch Media Practically Campaigned against Australia Carbon Price

The claims by many single sources about the likely impact of the carbon policy were not tested against the views of other sources. Only 42% of the rest of the articles included more than two sources. Fossil fuel lobby and other big business sources opposed to the policy were very strongly represented, often without any critique or second source. Business sources (23%) receive more coverage than all Australian civil society sources together including unions, NGOS, think tanks, activists, members of the public, religious spokespeople, scientists and academics (17%). Business sources quoted 4 or more times over the 6-month period were quoted being negative towards the policy in almost 80% of occasions. Many Australian readers would have been left with the impression that the nearly the entire business community was opposed to the carbon price policy. In fact this was far from...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/09/murdoch-media-practic...

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