The Australian has a great story about media student brainwashing in Australia via university courses.
Don’t think for even a moment that this stuff isn’t already happening here.
FIRST-year media students at some of the nationâ€™s most prestigious universities are being taught the federal governmentâ€™s media policy process is â€ścorruptâ€ť.
The 18-year-old students are also being told repeatedly that one of the worldâ€™s biggest employers of journalists, News Corp, uses â€śnaked political pressureâ€ť to the detriment of democracy.
The Australian obtained the first-year course material for media and communications at University of Technology Sydney and The University of Sydney to examine what students are being taught about the media industry.
Over a period of five weeks, The Australian attended some lectures on an undercover basis and obtained the audio recordings of other lectures from students.
The University of Sydney course in particular is leading students to form a critical view of News Corp.
Lecturer Dr Penny Oâ€™Donnell teaches students that News Corp newspapersâ€™ 2013 election coverage was driven by a corporate fear of the NBN â€” a claim that has no factual basis and is incorrect.
She also tells students, studying to become journalists, that the federal governmentâ€™s media policy process is â€ścorruptedâ€ť because it sacrifices public interest objectives in favour of corporate interests.
â€śWe elect governments to act on our behalf so what happens to those public interest objectives?â€ť she asks her class. â€śThey are typically sacrificed to a process thatâ€™s very corrupted because it listens more to large corporations than it does to ordinary people. The latest battleground where you see this playing out is over control of the internet.â€ť