Jacques and Jennifer look at who is benefitting from the drumming up of war with China, and the plans for mammoth spending on nuclear submarines.
They begin with a critique of the hysterical one-sided reporting in Nine Entertainment's papers, The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, which cites 'experts' with close ties to arms producers and the US government. Media companies, like Nine Entertainment, benefit from this war-footing propaganda too, with ties to the conservative (pro-business) side of politics, and with extreme reporting attracting lucrative advertising dollars.
Jennifer and Jacques name this 'systemic collusion' (as discussed two weeks ago), and will continue this analysis in future programs.
Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet