When the Tampa rescued 433 asylum seekers Captain Rinnan's courage and compassion was celebrated though out the world. In Australia, Rinnan and his container ship were portrayed as a threat to our sovereignty. "In Howard's Australia, asylum seekers are mandatorily and indefinitely detained in camps, off-limits to the media. This book is a stinging left hook to far right columnists and shock jocks who are powerful political players masquerading as journalists."
"In a cynical age, where many media organisations are partisan participants in the electoral process, News Overboard highlights how the tabloid media creates a fear of Islam that is clinically exploited by Australia's leaders for their own political gain.
"News Overboard examines how the tabloid media is a breeding ground for Hansonism and Islamophobia. It critically scrutinises how the tabloids' coverage of the Tampa Crisis turned voters away from One Nation and back to the Liberal party to secure a conservative victory..
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