| How will a bill affect us? |
Who will be impacted?
What are the consequences?
|Is one group ALWAYS right and another ALWAYS wrong?|
|Who obstructs change? Why?|
What's in it for them?
|Fear is a powerful motivator|
& can be used to inhibit change
(stay with the known, change is scary)
|Lack of accountability|
Who is held to account?
Who is presented as above reproach?
What happens when you look at different media? (2019/20 Bushfires)
Attack the Messenger!
|Avoiding the issue by deflection|
or name calling
|Who is being interviewed?|
What is their affiliation?
Are we informed?
|Basically telling us what to think.|
But sneakily ... of course
Is there any other way?
|Watch out for pointless, repetitive questions|
which have already been answered.
|Occasionally of some human interest, but usually irrelevant.|
The Middle Ground Fallacy
|When "balance" is anything but.|
|Chipping away bit by bit|
and then ... kapowie
|Distraction, irrelevancies & diversions|
|Deliberately muddying the water |
to create confusion, doubt & overload.
|Simplistic 'answers' to complex issues.|
Slogans, sound bites & quick fixes.
"If it's too good to be true, it's too good to be true"
These tiles would be excellent workshop material for groups such as Community groups, church groups, U3A, Knitting Nannas & interested in fairness, democracy, climate change, renewable energy, ethics.
It's also an opportunity to discuss media concentration in Australia and how that affects what's reported, how it's reported, who's interviewed (or not) and what's missing. What are their links to the media outlet? Who benefits? Who is silenced? Why? How are photos cropped to frame perception?
Discussion points: Look at how the words in headlines are carefully selected to create an emotional response. This doesn't necessarily reflect the tone of the article but are chosen so that passers by will see them at supermarket checkouts, servos and in cafes. Drip feed negativity has an impact.
and media bias.
Compare murdoch media coverage of the 2019/20 bushfires, with a variety of other reports. What's the same? What's different? When did it become the norm to undermine science? Who undermines? Who benefits? What is the result in our communities?
Spoiler. This article has a lot of the answers.
And there's this:
Thanks to Access Disrupt for allowing me to share these informative tiles.