Monthly Archives: July 2008

Olympian Ian Thorpe speaks out against Aboriginal ‘intervention’

By RICHARD PHILLIPS

(July 29, 2008) – CORPORATE MEDIA promotion of sports stars is an all-pervasive feature of contemporary life – until, that is, the celebrities start speaking out about social injustice or publicly criticising government policy. When that happens, they are either denounced or – if the individual happens to be widely respected and popular amongst broad layers ordinary people – subjected to a media blackout. Continue reading

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