My passion for the media started as a copyboy at The Sun newspaper many years ago – and it burns brighter than ever. For me, the media plays such an important role in society – to tell the truth; to deliver informed opinion; to hold the powerful to account. Without this, there is no real democracy.
In the last 20 years, I have watched the standard of our media fall to terrible levels. The media and our politicians are too close to each other. This must change – and there is a huge, growing number of Australians who feel the same.
And that is why I created Gripe Media – to bring truth and informed opinion back into the media.
Gripe Media will deliver news, opinion and other fantastic content in an honest and informative way. No topic is off limits. There are no sacred cows.
The spearhead of our efforts will be a weekly show – Matter of Fact – hosted by Mike Gibbons – fearlessly covering the key aspects of society – including politics, business, media, even sport.
There will be special guest in-depth interviews, street interviews, commentary from comedians, panel debates and content pieces that show what is wrong with society, how that came to be and what we can do to fix it. We will also producing mini and macro documentaries – telling the stories that people want to hear.
Gripe Media will be the People’s Channel. This campaign is the first step in building a substantial subscriber base to support and grow the channel.
In this way, Gripe Media can help restore credibility to our media – and help make Australia a true democracy.