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Free 12 Months Digital Subscription to News Corp Websites (The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun etc.)

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This popped up as a social media ad. "As a Sydney University student, you are entitled to a free campus subscription to The Australian and The Daily Telegraph! Register for free access to leading local and international news coverage"

Not really a news person but free is free.

I am not a uni student, so signed up using my gmail account and it worked. Subscription valid for 12 months until May 2023.

Usually $7/week, $364 over 12 months.

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Comments

  • +350

    Couldn't pay me to read those publications.

    • +21

      yucky politics aside, I don't see a problem with their business or sports news, especially for free.

      • -74

        Exactly. Put your big boy pants on and use your brain to digest and filter out as you see fit or simply turn the page. I dont think i'll ever fully comprehend those that pitch their tent based on a tunnel viewed ideologically when what really matters are the individual subjects and issues. Bias and agendas are everywhere, know it, see through it, keep an open mind. Surely the worst kind of bias are the constraints we put on ourselves.

        I rarely pay for any mainstream media sources let alone the tabloid telegraph but hey free sports content is handy!

        • +19

          Oh boy, hit too close to home eh such neg love. :)

          • +163

            @Xizor: The negs I assume are for your simplistic response to a huge problem in this country, which is the prominence of the Murdoch media empire, and their ability to influence and damage the democratic system.

            Telling people to ‘form their own opinions and look past the bias’ may have good intentions behind it, but in reality they are able to directly and indirectly influence people through their misleading headlines, toxic stories, and puff pieces, laced with misinformation and spin. They have a well-known affiliation with the LNP and it just shouldn’t be a thing.

            You’re essentially victim blaming instead of pointing the blame at the government and individuals that allow this monopoly to exist and poison our democracy through their protection of the LNP.

            • +6

              @Rupture: You are quite right - and it impacts on both sides of politics. Murdoch empire here in OZ leaning LNP and conversely in the US with most mainstream media leaning democrat.
              Whilst I agree with Xizor that we all need to filter through the crap, the reality is as Rupture mentions, that it is easy to influence individuals to your point of view when you have a monopoly on what they see.
              Should be a law against it…

            • -11

              @Rupture: As opposed to the ABC/Fairfax partnership and the one sided biased rhetoric on the ABC/SBS/Triple j.And of course those same ABC comedians then take their ABC love for the ALP to every performance. It's a fact of life that the media nowadays is not about providing the end user with news but to get their point of view across in the hope that you will then accede to that POV. No point in the negs to @Xizor as it is a both sides of politics and their respective media. IMO the ABC has a greater influence than News Corp particularly in regional areas. Do what I do and skip/filter what you dont agree with and stop trying to prove your way is better than someone elses. Life's too short.

              • +24

                @Samdell: What are you talking about ?

                Fairfax is owned by Channel Nine and has no relationship with ABC.

                And the Chairman is Peter Costello i.e. the former Liberal Treasurer.

                • +1

                  @threeseed: I think by "partnership" he meant "echo chamber".

                • @threeseed: I think he meant to say about Fairfax before it leans to the liberal.

              • +6

                @Samdell: I'd be really curious as to how you formed this opinion. From spending some time watching Sky News, this sounds exactly like some point that the talking heads would make.

                Maybe you've done a little too much "skip/filter what you dont agree with."

              • +6

                @Samdell: ABC favours LNP now, that 7.30 report with Scomo was a farce.

            • +4

              @Rupture: So how is Facebook, Twitter etc any different…

            • +2

              @Rupture: But it's a good deal though, hey!!

            • +4

              @Rupture: The largest media outfit expenditure wise in the country is the ABC.

              • +2

                @entropysbane: which we are forced to contribute to.

                • +7

                  @quog: You're contributing your taxpayer money to subsidise News Corp though the media bargaining code, shtfckery at its finest.

              • +1

                @entropysbane: And they ignore the political opinions of at least half of the country.

            • +2

              @Rupture: Murdoch probably does have an agenda but it's no different from the agenda of likes of The Guardian or CNN.

              Just think for yourself and you'll be sweet.

              • +4

                @R4: Murdoch's agenda is simple, to make money. His papers tell the stories that his segment of the market is willing to pay for. Fairfax (now actually Nine Entertainment) do the same, but with a different and equally biased market segment.
                The problem is that very few are willing to pay for news that they don't like.

                • +8

                  @CacheHunter: I don't think this is true. Murdoch's papers lose money - he's basically willing to incur the loss because of the political power and influence it gives him.

                  • +6

                    @drillvoice: No, the ROI for political donations is a no brainer, brought in the media bargaining code that subsidises NewsCorp, Nine, Seven, also reductions in tax paid on profits. It's insane theft and treason, Scomo and cabinet need to serve time in prison. Bring on federal ICAC.

          • -10

            @Xizor: Yep. Negs from lefties who can't see a viewpoint outside of their own. Progressive my arse.

            negs are the main tool for Ozbargain losers.

            • +6

              @R4: Lol the libs are so far right than any other alternative are left. Labor is for example at best centre right.

              • -2

                @ShouldIBuyIt: Nope. The current LNP is centrist at best. The ALP is centre-left. Genuine mainstream conservative politics no longer really exists in Australia and across much of the Western World.

            • @R4: Mate will you be okay?

              • -4

                @ThithLord: I'll be fine champ. Will you?

                I lived through two of the worst Prime Ministers Australia has ever had in Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. Albanese is going to be bad for Australia but nowhere near as bad as those two clowns - especially Rudd. Much of what ails Australia today is down to that asshat.

                I reckon a country needs a socialist leader now and again in order for the electorate (sheeple) to see what a cock up they made by voting for them - and then realise their mistake.

                It is what it is.

                • +2

                  @R4: What did Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard do which had a negative effect on your life?

                  Much of what ails Australia today is down to that asshat.

                  What specifically?

        • +7

          Independent thought, free speech, etc. are the kinds of things that will get you cancelled.

        • +4

          Double your dose of Xizor mate, it will look better in the morning.

        • I upvoted you

        • +3

          Ah yes, in a world full of high quality and reputable information sources, more than anyone could possibly hope to digest, why not patronise one that’s a sewer of hate? Let them tell advertisers about the scope of their reach and diversity of subscribers and slide advertising into their articles to reach you. Assume that despite all evidence to the contrary, you’ll be immune to being influenced by a source with skilled and trained writers advocating for a position that many people would consider fundamentally immoral.

        • +3

          I would theoretically agree that it's up to each individual to discern fact from opinion, the problem is, as mentioned already, most people might not even realise this is a bigger issue that penetrates the subconscious of almost everyone in this country and beyond. https://murdochroyalcommission.org.au/

          • +4

            @JownehFixIT: And the proof to that is that almost 50% of the population are still keen to vote for the Morrison Govt. People are living under a rock until the next election

      • +11

        Fair play, but I don't want to encourage them!

      • +15

        Why give them the larger readership numbers to boost their stock price?! Not me!

      • +4

        The Australian & The Daily Telegraph sports/business section is just a trojan horse to your mind.

    • +38

      My thought too, I don't need to be fed propaganda

    • +34

      "As a Sydney University student, you are entitled to a free propganda subscription to The Australian and The Daily Telegraph! Register for free access to leading local and international news coverage Picked, chosen and Worded OUR way of course"

    • -1

      Really? Surely everyone has a price…. You wouldn't take $1m to read the publications?

      • already did this

        daddy paid me $100 a day to read the newspaper

        His name was Rupert

    • Voting Labour this weekend?

      • +8

        There's a strong chance of it. Education is an antidote to Newscorp and LNP propaganda.

        One of the reasons the polls weren't accurate last election was that educated and politically engaged people were overrepresented. Source: https://dataandinsights.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/In...

        • -5

          The kind of indoctrination of school kids and uni students by Labor voting Education Union member teachers and Green voting academia that passes for education these days should br illegal. It should not happen at the tax payers expense.

          No wonder our education standards are behind Kazakhstan.

          • +4

            @elektron: Here's some further explanation of why we've slid so low in education in this country: https://youtu.be/9duYLZmFI0o?t=3m44s

            • -1
              • +2

                @elektron: That has to be one of the dumbest things I've watched.

              • @elektron: Sounds like a sick classroom to me, matey. What's wrong with teaching climate activism in primary school? I literally remember the first day I was taught in primary school in the early 90s about El Niño and the greenhouse effect. Terminology might have changed, but mega corporations responsible for the majority of pollution haven't largely changed their behaviour, so sounds like it still needs to be taught to me. The more kids and adults writing terse letters to power the better.

                • @JownehFixIT: Children should not be used as pawns by opportunistic, unscrupulous adults whose main profession is gluing themselves to the pavement to 'protest'.

                  These 💩heads are just training the next cadre of unemployable radicals.

                  The kids played along because they got to skip school for those days

                • @JownehFixIT: You do realise there are only mega polluters out there because the general public want to have the latest and greatest and buy into capitalism?
                  People and population are the real cause of damage to the planet. Want to save the planet from climate change - have less children and buy less stuff

          • +4

            @elektron:

            The kind of indoctrination of school kids and uni students by Labor voting Education Union member teachers and Green voting academia that passes for education these days should br illegal. It should not happen at the tax payers expense.

            Can anyone interpret this word salad attempting to pass off as political observations?

            • +2

              @ThithLord:

              Can anyone interpret this word salad attempting to pass off as political observations?

              I thought it was quite simple to understand, maybe you went to the wrong school?
              Let me know which bit you're struggling with and I'll try and help you out

          • +3

            @elektron: Lol there is plenty of divide for educated people, especially the ones with capital to spend.

            Youth votes have, in recent history trended to more progressive parties, as their concious focuses on a more worldly unselfish view, so those parties align with their world view.

            Personally I can't remember the political leaning of any of my highschool teachers or university professors. But there was certainly a politically diverse cohort that attended. (probably favouring LNP in high school and probably slightly ALP at Uni though LNP were more active, growing up in QLD)

            • +2

              @Thanges:

              as their concious focuses on a more worldly unselfish view

              Everyone has a selfish view. Poor people want handouts because it improves their position, while Rich people want tax cuts because it improves their position. Not understanding this simple principle is naive, which is also a trait of younger people.

              Young people tend to be poorer (it's hard to have wealth when you only a year or two into your career) so tend to be more socialist, and as those same young people age, a lot of them will work hard and succeed for decades and then realise the value of effort vs reward, and so will shift to the capitalist viewpoint.

              Personally I can't remember the political leaning of any of my highschool teachers or university professors

              This is more likely due to you being unaware of such things which is entirely normal. Politics really takes years of being an adult to get a handle on which is why it's mostly older people involved.

              • @1st-Amendment:

                Everyone has a selfish view.

                Obviously and absolutely true. People have an inherent selfishness. But is this the main motivator in how people vote? I know fear is a powerful motivator. I imagine the fear of climate change lead many voters to vote teal/green. But as Australia will handle the impact of climate change reasonably well compared to many other countries, is this a selfish fear or a more worldly fear? As we get older our fears tend to be more personal such as financial fears. While this is probably due to experiencing more of the hardships that adulthood can bring, or it being a more obvious reality in terms of time (such as nearing retirement), the dynamic is still there.

                Poor people want handouts because it improves their position, while Rich people want tax cuts because it improves their position. Not understanding this simple principle is naive, which is also a trait of younger people.

                Not sure what the obvious rich vs poor dynamic has to do with the "indoctrination that passes as education today"? Are teachers and university professors poor? But yes not understanding the rich vs poor dynamic would be naive, and yes, young people tend to be poorer. But to grow their own wealth they would want to have their careers blossom in a strong economy. So wouldn't a selfish decision be to choose what ever is best for the GDP? I don't know of many university students that go there planning on earning minimum wage when they come out. So in terms of indoctrination of education, the more educated you are, the better chance you have of not being on minimum wage and relying on government welfare handouts. So does that mean they are more or less selfish if they vote progressive?

                This is more likely due to you being unaware of such things which is entirely normal. Politics really takes years of being an adult to get a handle on which is why it's mostly older people involved

                I was just relaying my personal experience, saying there was diverse representation of political views with the people whose political views I knew. Making a point to say hardly any of those views were from teachers or professors. While it does take a while to have a reasonable grasp of politics, certainly it would not too long to recognise "indoctrination that passes as education today". The diversity of views, and lack of prominent views from teachers / professors is evidence (albeit anecdotal) counter to that.

                I would love to hear your reasoning behind coming to the conclusion that the education system is an indoctrination program to vote progressive, and a waste of taxpayer money.

                Education provides critical thinking skills which act as resilience to manipulation and misinformation, which is a step towards an informed democracy. Our falling education standards, as you have pointed out, are not from an indoctrination program but from continued lack of funding to the public system, of which, the majority of children attend. These falling standards play in the opposite direction of an informed democracy, to a democracy easily led.

                • +2

                  @Thanges:

                  Not sure what the obvious rich vs poor dynamic has to do with the "indoctrination that passes as education today"?

                  The comment was in context motivation for decision making. All individual decisions are self interest. Even the person that gives all their wealth to charity is doing so because it makes them feel better about themselves. Once you understand fundamental law of nature this, everything else falls into place a lot easier

                  So wouldn't a selfish decision be to choose what ever is best for the GDP?

                  Well you'd have to understand how economics works first, which most people don't. Just look at all the dumb comments in here about house prices.
                  So people are selfish based on what they believe, even though what they believe is not true.

                  So does that mean they are more or less selfish if they vote progressive?

                  It's all the same level of self interest. The person that watches ABC and thinks Scomo is the devil is voting for the other guy is who is portrayed as Jesus. On the other network it is the opposite. Both sides think their guy is the good guy, and by voting for them it will make the world a better place.

                  The diversity of views, and lack of prominent views from teachers / professors is evidence (albeit anecdotal) counter to that.

                  Lol, how did you test this? If I give you a list of left wing and right wing talking points, I'll bet my house that 80%+ of teachers and academics will swing left. My wife is a teacher, my kids are at Uni. I know exactly how this will turn out.

                  I would love to hear your reasoning behind coming to the conclusion that the education system is an indoctrination program to vote progressive, and a waste of taxpayer money.

                  I didn't say that, but I understand what the OP meant.

                  Education provides critical thinking skills…

                  Sure, but you need to separate education as a concept from education as we currently implement it. Currently our 'education system' is getting worse, despite larger funding. Why is that?

                  but from continued lack of funding to the public system…These falling standards…

                  Actually our education system currently has record funding yet still provides falling standards. If throwing money isn't fixing that, why do you think throwing more money at it will suddenly yield a different result?
                  Surely there must be some other factor at play other than just money?

      • +3

        It’s Labor. We don’t have a Labour Party in Australia

  • +83

    No thanks

    • +10

      Free subscription to an alternate reality without having to buy a VR headset.

  • +6

    you little beauty!
    Thanks OP

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    • +4

      Low key the real deal right here if anyone else gets it

    • +3

      I found the 'Offers' section after signing up with my burner email:

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      Unfortunately so, as this was the only reason I bothered signing up.

      • I don't even have "Wall Street Journal Access" in "Offers".

    • How do we get the WSJ?

      • My offer was in the confirmation email and it all worked fine

        • Do you have a screenshot showing where it says that in the email?

          • @unity1: Also keen. No WSJ in my email. Where is the "Offers" section meant to be?

  • +67

    Think of the lost future earnings as your intelligence is stripped away while reading this news source. ..

    • +1

      Think of the lost future earnings as your intelligence is stripped away while reading this news source. ..

      Wait a minute. The general claim is that Conservatives are the fat cats from the big end of town (ie wealthier), but you're trying to claim that being a conservative makes you poor?
      Someone hasn't thought this through… Which is usually the case with lefties…

      • There is no direct correlation between intelligence and wealth. Income is another story though. I also think you would be surprised if you actually educated yourself in the voting patterns of the different socioeconomic groups…

        Someone hasn't thought this through… Which is usually the case with lefties…

        lol

        • +2

          There is no direct correlation between intelligence and wealth. Income is another story though.

          Er.. but if you have a high income you generally then end up with wealth…

          I also think you would be surprised if you actually educated yourself in the voting patterns of the different socioeconomic groups…

          I think that the conservative heartlands of Eastern and Northern Suburbs of Sydney and Inner East/South East of Melbourne are also where the big income earners live. But I'm happy to be surprised here. Feel free to post your data.

          lol

          lol lol

  • +1

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    Not working for me.

  • +1

    Which one is better, the Australian or daily telegraph ?

    • +184

      I prefer the texture of The Australian, but the Daily Telegraph cleans better.

      • +31

        Both leave me more dirty than before sadly.

    • +12

      Which is better, a punch in the face or a kick in the balls?

      • Subscribe to Murdoch rags and experience both, today!

      • lolll it's more like someone who was charging you to eat S*** usually, but now it's free. A lot of idiots will jump on this deal, only because it used to cost money.

          • +3

            @Gamer Dad Reviews: Yes, left wingers are seeking to silence dissent… says the guy who supports right wing party that literally just introduced new anti protest legislation.

            It is ok to be conservative. But don’t be naive to think the Australian newspaper is anything other than propaganda.

            • @mooney: I certainly do not support the LNP. They're a bunch of limp-wristed leftists. Maybe if Trent Zimmerman and Tim Wilson and all the weak, wet "moderates" lose their seats, then I could maybe support the Liberal Party again. But as things currently stand - I hope the Libs are wiped out totally.

            • +2

              @mooney:

              But don’t be naive to think the Australian newspaper is anything other than propaganda.

              You can choose to not read the news and be uninformed, or read the news and be misinformed. The naive part is when you claim that your misinformation team is somehow better than the other misinformation team.

              • +1

                @1st-Amendment: Not sure why this is directed at me. I am not claiming that any specific source of news is objective truth.

                However within the spectrum of 'trustworthiness' the Australian is a dumpster fire of bullshit and propaganda.

                • -1

                  @mooney:

                  Not sure why this is directed at me

                  And then you said this:

                  However within the spectrum of 'trustworthiness' the Australian is a dumpster fire of bullshit and propaganda.

                  Left hand meet right hand…

          • +3

            @Gamer Dad Reviews: There are flat earthers in the world. They exist, and are entitled to their views. You just don't hear them very often because round earthers are intolerant and seek to silence and censor dissenting views to theirs.
            There is nothing wrong with having flat earther views and opinions and values.
            Its OK to be a conspiracist.

          • +1

            @Gamer Dad Reviews: Murdoch is deeply invested in getting the LNP re-elected.

            The LNP Federal Government are, currently:

            • Prosecuting a whistleblower who tried multiple avenues to report illegal murders committed by the Australian Army overseas (David McBride)
            • The Australian Government are prosecuting Bernard Collaery because they got caught bugging of the Timor-Leste cabinet offices during the negotiations for a petroleum and gas treaty in 2004 - one of the poorest countries on earth had their cabinet offices bugged by Australian officials so that we could squeeze them out of a gas treaty they are and were completely entitled to.
            • Peter Dutton tried to sue a refugee advocate over a freaking tweet calling Dutton a Rape Apologist.

            Is this your free-speech in action, mate? This is your conservative party of Free Speech?

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