Thursday, September 1, 2011

#Australia #Murdoch :Bob Brown and Anthony Albanese renew calls for a government media inquiry:

Greens leader Senator Bob Brown.
Greens leader Senator Bob Brown. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

GREENS leader Bob Brown has renewed pressure for a sweeping media inquiry, arguing that the government's existing convergence review is not enough.

A senior government frontbencher, Anthony Albanese, also joined the fray by calling for news outlets to lift standards and stop publishing ''nonsense'', arguing that press freedom did not mean the freedom to ''write lies''.

Mr Albanese also provoked influential Melbourne columnist Andrew Bolt, declaring he was ''today, a much more humiliated man'', having pointed to allegations against Prime Minister Julia Gillard that were now acknowledged to be ''false'' more

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