16 November, 2016. 13:23
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
TECH GIANTS FACEBOOK and Google announced today that they’ll be working hand-in-hand with publishers and advertisers to weed out ‘fake, hoax news’ that some commentators allege influenced the outcome of the US election last week.
The move has prompted media magnate Rupert Murdoch to set plans into motion to sell off his ‘tabloid hoax newspaper’ outlets such as the Daily Telegraph and the Herald Sun and diversify his current portfolio to include more traditional assets.
One of the biggest winners out of this company restructing is set to the The Advocate, after executives from the newspaper’s holdings company, AAA Dolphin & Co, met with News Corp executives in New York this afternoon.
A key outcome of the meeting, according to Murray Cloggman, CEO of AAA Dolphin and an East Betoota butcher, was that the multi-national media conglomerate wanted to maintain a key position in the lucrative conservative media market in Australia – while still being able to report and comment on current events truthfully.
“Yeah, but nah mate. Met with Rupurt [Murdoch] and some of his mates and they seemed keen to get the ball rolling,” said Cloggman.
“They wanted roughly half of AAA Dolphin, which also owns a third of my butchery and a pill press outright. We’re considering it, but I don’t think the kids are quite ready for News Corp pingas.”
“Good being over here in the Big Apple, but. Bit loud and it’s full of stroppy cunts, couldn’t live here. Beer here’s a bit gay, tastes like a flower. Anway, yeah. We’ll be rich.”
The Advocate reached out to News Corp Australia for comment, but have yet to receive a reply.