There’s been a lot of rumbling, particularly since the 2010 Federal Election, in regards to a perceived media bias against the Australian Labor Party and its policies, particularly from Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited newspapers – most notably The Australian, our “national” paper.
For me, their ongoing campaign, especially in the light of the News Of The World phone hacking scandal, reeks more and more of petty attacks on the ALP, all the time.
For the record, I am certainly not a fan of Labor governments – I have never voted Labor in my life. As an IT professional who believes in the power of technology and the promise of a connected world, I am however – (as regular readers would know) – a supporter of their National Broadband Network (NBN) policy.
Which is why the following headline out of The Australian IT RSS feed caught my attention this morning:
|Truckie Arrested After Hacking Into NBN Trial Company|
Go ahead. Read the story. A story that has nothing at all to do with the NBN, but the editorial staff at The Australian decided to create the vaguest of completely vague links to a project they have long been critical of.
This is how it appeared in the RSS feed: