TV channels corrupting democracy, in fear of Murdoch...
I’m just off the phone after dozens of radio interviews. Our [GetUp!] member-funded ad calling out Murdoch’s bias is causing quite a fuss.
Already, 830,000 people have seen the ad on air or online — but now all three major TV networks are pulling it off air and refusing to run it. Some of the network representatives told us directly: they’re not running the ad because they don’t want to criticise Rupert Murdoch.
We’ve filed an official complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, but we can’t wait for a ruling to take our next step. We have to get this message out, right now.
So if the commercial channels are slamming the door we’ll just go around them ― and go bigger.
If our proposed TV ads had gone through, we would have reached an additional 500,000 TV viewers by the election. But if each of us simply shares this video on Facebook, Twitter and over email we canshatter that number. Let’s work together to reach 750,000 views online before the election.
To see how the events of the last few days have unfolded, including the great media coverage we’ve received since the ad was banned, click here: http://www.getup.org.au/whywewerebanned