3 September 2013 - 3:30pm | posted by | 8 comments

Tom Watson challenges Rupert Murdoch over ad ban 'censorship'

MP Tom Watson has publicly challenged Rupert Murdoch over his networks’ stance on a critical Australian election campaign ad.

A report in the Sydney Morning Herald states that Australia's commercial TV networks have banned an advertisement which criticises the anti-Labor coverage of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers.

“Channels Seven and Ten refused to air the ad commissioned by GetUp, while Nine screened it over four days in Brisbane – then cancelled it after blaming a "coding error", the paper reported.

GetUp has already stated that it will lodge a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Rupert Murdoch's corporations own an estimated 70% of Australian newspapers.

"In Australia he dominates the media landscape, playing a prominent role in undermining Kevin Rudd’s dream of retaining power," the South China Morning Post reported today.

MP Tom Watson tweeted Ruprt Murdoch directly asking: “Do you think this ban is censorship?”

Watson has been a leading figure in the campaign to regulate the newspaper industry in the wake of the phone hacking scandal and the revelations that led to the Leveson Inquiry and the multiple police operations into alleged criminality.

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, both former key figures in Rupert Murdoch’s media operation now face criminal charges.

Earlier in the election campaign, a Daily Telegraph front page depicting key Government figures as characters in the 1960s TV show 'Hogan's Heroes' led to a row over the editorial position of the newspaper.

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6 Sep 2013 - 13:43
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Preamble

Tom, Your UK is the cause of the Oz gagged press. Your Margaret Thatcher had that secret Sunday lunch in 1981 with Rupert Murdoch to organise the start of his media monopoly. She was a lawyer using chicanery to bypass the UK Competition Law; Sir Bernhard Ingham was present and hid his notes for 25 years to make him a part of the conspiracy that led to great hardship in Oz and for me to live in Essex.

Fortunately the conspiracy led to the birth of my two Australian/English children, each with duel citizenship and passports for both Nations.

Murdoch is NOT an Australian/American. The US Oath of Allegiance is very powerful and Murdoch said, when asked why he is renouncing his allegiance to Australia, the land of his birth, "Because I want to."

Adherence

Unfortunately for Tony Abbott, Rupert Murdoch deserves a great big cheer. With the help of some other Americans he has adhered himself to the Liberal Candidates. Poor Tony Abbott, I recently saw an ABC Report of him distancing himself from Rupert Murdoch. Too late mate, there is plenty of evidence for The High Court of Australia.

Murdoch is a foreign power, he denounced his birth right in 1985. 14 million Oz Voters will each have 40 days to file a Petition to void the election results of their own electorate, if a Liberal wins in it.

It's The Sun Boss Wot Did It. More later

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6 Sep 2013 - 11:32
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Hi Tom, I hope you or someone reading this can get it to Kevin Rudd. Emailing is hopeless and media is gagged. Kevin can win and so too can Clive Palmer both have a duty to tell the public of Section 44. I don't really care, for I have 40 days to put together my alternative Government, nicknamed Robbo44gg. My Government will adhere strictly to the Australian Constitution.

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6 Sep 2013 - 11:38
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Sep 3 2013 Complaint Confirmation

Thank you for contacting the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

An acknowledgement will be provided in due course if a valid email address was provided. If a response is required we aim to provide it within four weeks. However, some replies will take longer depending on the volume of correspondence we have on hand and the complexity of your matter.

More information about the ABC complaints process can be found here.

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This is evidence that you have NOT told the General Public that the Libs are barred - despite knowing Section 44 of the Australian Constitution bars all Liberal Candidates from having a Seat in Parliament and that after Sep 7 every voter has 40 days to Petition the High Court of Australia for a fresh election. Information is on THE DRUM.

Please explain immediately, for the Intending Petitioners to submit to the Court, to prove they have been gagged by a foreign power.

This is the start of my campaign for the proposed Replacement General Election.

John Robertson

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6 Sep 2013 - 12:00
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POLICY

Robbo44gg Club

100% Adherence to the Australian Constitution All Independents and all Senators and MHRs of all Political Parties may join the Club. 51% of Members makes a quorum. The first new-style Governor General is John William Robertson The second Governor General may be appointed at any time by a majority vote. The third and following Governors General may be appointed at any time by a majority vote. A Governor General may be re-appointed

Objectives

To enjoy life. Life IS meant to be easy. To have full employment. To settle global warming at its present level with the Opal Lands Waterway and by exporting the know-how to other hot dry nations.

Economy

Use the Money Solution. The Living Brilliantly tax policy provides a framework to replace inefficient and distorting taxes with a single easily understood and unavoidable tax - a flat tax on all legally binding transactions the rate of which is adjusted to compensate for existing taxes as they are abolished and budget pressures as they occur.

- See more at: http://www.sydneysun.com/index.php/sid/216210672#sthash.DK7tMr4m.dpuf

Tax Rupert Murdoch $20 billion for evaded tax, but we do not want to bust him, so the Commonwealth Bank will lend him $20 billion @ 3% interest.

Every taxpayer may settle dodged tax by paying a large lump sum of tax and borrowing it all back @ 3% interest. With tax organised we will have the money for all good schemes.

Immigration

We will export our know-how to all Nations so more people will choose to stay in their homeland.

Corruption

In 1965 Philips Electrical donated to the Liberal Party so that Sir Billy Snedden would repeal the Australian Industries Preservation Act instead of prosecuting Philips and others for being in price fixing ring. The Australian Industries Preservation Act will be restored exactly as it was to rid us of cartels

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6 Sep 2013 - 15:28
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Living Brilliantly 5 I have won the September 7 General Election Read: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/09/03/tom-watson-challenges-rupert-murd...

Ask any questions here and I will reply. Meanwhile I declare that I have won the debate as there are no challengers and not likely to be any.

You are all frightened to take me on in a public debate.

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7 Sep 2013 - 00:32
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Hey there! Not so fast, the Australian Constitution prevents every Liberal Candidate from having a Seat in Parliament. 44 (i) Disqualification Any person who is under any acknowledgment of adherence to a foreign power (Rupert Murdoch), shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives. So a Liberal may have the most votes but they cannot be chosen. The Liberals were told of this a week ago. No worries – no need for a re-election – All Liberal Votes are informal, strike them out.

------ Original Message -------- Subject: All Liberal Candidates barred from Senate and House of Reps by Constitution Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:40:00 +0100 From: John Robertson To: libadm@liberal.org.au To LIBERAL PARTY FEDERAL SECRETARIAT When you are caught out, it is best to walk. Rupert Murdoch has given you the Sting of the Century. 200 Liberal Candidates wiped out and he sells more papers! Were you born the day before yesterday? Not all is lost, you can dissolve the Party and your Candidates can join Minor Parties, Nationals, or be Independents. The Candidates have paid their fees so you should free them with instant Party dissolution. See THE DRUM cover story about Murdoch and dissolving corporations. http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/08/21/murdoch-speculation-suggests-uk-n... Cheers John Robertson Read more at http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/08/21/murdoch-speculation-suggests-uk-n...

------ Original Message -------- Subject: All Liberal Candidates barred from Senate and House of Reps by Constitution Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:40:00 +0100 From: John Robertson To: libadm@liberal.org.au To LIBERAL PARTY FEDERAL SECRETARIAT When you are caught out, it is best to walk. Rupert Murdoch has given you the Sting of the Century. 200 Liberal Candidates wiped out and he sells more papers! Were you born the day before yesterday? Not all is lost, you can dissolve the Party and your Candidates can join Minor Parties, Nationals, or be Independents. The Candidates have paid their fees so you should free them with instant Party dissolution. See THE DRUM cover story about Murdoch and dissolving corporations. http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/08/21/murdoch-speculation-suggests-uk-n... Cheers John Robertson Read more at http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/08/21/murdoch-speculation-suggests-uk-n...

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7 Sep 2013 - 11:16
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Living Brilliantly 7 A brilliant victory for Clive Palmer The LNP Candidate will be disqualified under the Constitution Section 44 (i) For more info Google for australian election drum tom Early news is: Clive Palmer is turning into the story of the night. The PUP is getting solid results everywhere. Palmer himself is contesting the Queensland seat of Fairfax. The mining magnate is currently around 2,000 votes behind the LNP candidate Later news will be "Palmer is PM."

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7 Sep 2013 - 17:22
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I am too old to be an MP but have won the Election for Governor General: just need a High Court Judge to agree with my Reasons! The Decision turns on a few words in the Constitution. 44 (i) Disqualification Any person who is under any acknowledgment of adherence to a foreign power (Rupert Murdoch), shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives.

It appears that the Liberals believed Murdoch is an Australian when he has not been an Australian for 28 years.

A week ago, I alerted the Liberals by email of their problem. Every Liberal who went ahead is now liable for damages arising out of “injurious falsehood.” Any of the 14.6 million voters can work out their damages and make a claim.

Opposing Candidates have lost a lot of money. If the Liberal Candidates try to claim against Murdoch his simple defence is that his citizenship is plainly on public record.

Each Liberal Candidate signed to say they are eligible for Parliament when they are not. To become an MP they have deceived many people. If they accept their “win” and start gaining money they move into fraud.

Unfortunately for the Liberals, it is their opponents who have good cause to celebrate.

If Voters are not satisfied, they have the right to file a Petition within 40 days. I think every Liberal Candidate will be wise to withdraw forthwith.

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