The ‘freedom of speech’ campaign waged around the aggressive right-wing and racist views of Murdoch media’s Andrew Bolt has run its course in commercial media circles. But what if an individual such as a Murdoch media-reviled union member were denied his/her ‘freedom of speech’ over his/her job by say, a mining corporation?
Would the Murdoch media and other commercial media go in to bat for this individual? Would Australia see the same emotional input from the ‘(ir)rational right’ that Andrew Bolt seems to draw breath from? What of the other more balanced Australian press (commercial or other)? Would we see daily eulogising of this individual’s right to speak freely, to associate freely?
Does the Murdoch media have balance on issues of ‘freedom’?
Perhaps this is like other things: just about ‘perceptions’ as the male-only editor-in-chief of ‘The unAustralian’ claims?