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Social media attack: people's voice?

Posted by: 2UE | 2 October, 2012 - 9:07 PM
Free speech on trial as Greens dictate policy to Labor on media

Social Media: Following public outrage, people take to Twitter and social blogs to launch their boycott campaigns. Do companies overreact by pulling advertising and do they quietly come back afterwards?

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John Laws says the comments of rival broadcaster Alan Jones were cruel, but he expect sponsors will flock back to his program.

Laws has told the ABC the comments were exceptionally cruel as well as careless- but doesn't think Jones would admit that.

Advertisers have deserted Jones' program while almost 100-thousand people have signed a petition for his radio station to sack him.


Alan Jones is under fire for comments that PM Julia Gillard's father "died of shame" because of her "lies". Jason Morrison says the remarks were unacceptable, but questions the bullying tactics of his critics.


Mad Monday slurs: Bulldogs respond

Canterbury Bulldogs players at Mad Monday celebrations

Paul Murray speaks with Todd Greenberg CEO of Canterbury Bulldogs who responds following their Mad Monday behaviour, where obscene and sexist slurs were hurled at a female Nine News reporter.

Disconnect in who we should help?

The huge disconnect in who we should be helping?

Jason Morrison questions our priorities when at Christmas Island there is food being dumped because there is too much of it at due by dates, yet charities cry out for assistance to help those in need.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Social media or socialist media? Seems to be a fine line for twitter

    Greg Wednesday 3 October, 2012 - 12:42 PM

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