Murdoch Daily Telegraph initiating (and sustaining) pro-vaccination lobby campaigns
Murdoch Media No Jab No Play and No Jab No Pay Campaigns
This brings me to ‘No Jab No Play’ and No Jab No Pay’.
The No Jab No Play campaign was initiated by the Murdoch Daily Telegraph. Yes, a newspaper whose function I understand to be reporting news, not initiating campaigns.
James Murdoch was a Director of Glaxo Smith Kline one of the largest vaccine manufacturers in the world.
He decided not to stand for re-election as a Director in 2012, that’s the public story.
One could wonder why a drug and vaccine company needed the skills of a media expert on its board.
Clearly they have felt threatened by the trend of more people questioning vaccines.
By 2012 my assessment is that GSK and the industry’s media strategy had been born, now it would serve GSK better if Murdoch was not tied to them, ‘Plausible Deniability’ they call it in the game.
The mood has definitely altered on the issue in Australia and there is now a vehement element of the public who have taken as granted the Murdoch Campaign’s one sided painting of vaccines as free from risk and the only responsible decision for every disease for every person.
The Murdochs were successful in having NSW State Law passed on the strength of supposed public support that had to a large degree been manufactured by the Murdoch Press for ‘No Jab No Play’. Under this law children could not be enrolled in Preschools if they had not been vaccinated.
Now our Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a policy that parents receiving social security benefits for their children will only receive it if their children have been vaccinated in accordance with the recommended public health recommendations (‘No Jab No Pay’).
Movement into mandating vaccination and taking away parental rights to make a decision considering the welfare of their child is a worrying step.
Vaccination is not black and white and parents do have the right to weigh up evidence.
By Catherine J. Frompovich |
July 22nd, 2011 |
Everyone by now has heard about the phone tapping scandal that rocked both the British newspaper world and Rupert Murdoch’s business empire. But what needs to be spotlighted, I think, is the possible role that Murdoch’s London Times may have played in the professional evisceration of respected British gastroenterologist, Dr. Andrew Wakefield.
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