Rupert Murdoch

Is News Corp via Fox News, inciting terrorism?

Originally posted October 16, 2010 - 22:32. Bumped - standingup

Terrorism

  1. The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp.for political purposes.
  2. the state of fear and& submission produced by terrorism or terrorization. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

Terrorist

  1. a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature;

this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

Tea Bagging Billionaires

Frank Rich used his New York Times column space Saturday to highlight the billionaires behind the Tea Party movement. He opens with a note on the public face of the Tea Party with their most recent events, the protest of the mosque in New York last weekend and Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor event this weekend. One paragraph later Rich begins pulling back the curtain:

There’s just one element missing from these snapshots of America’s ostensibly spontaneous and leaderless populist uprising: the sugar daddies who are bankrolling it, and have been doing so since well before the “death panel” warm-up acts of last summer. Three heavy hitters rule. You’ve heard of one of them, Rupert Murdoch. The other two, the brothers David and Charles Koch, are even richer, with a combined wealth exceeded only by that of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett among Americans. But even those carrying the Kochs’ banner may not know who these brothers are.

Glenn Beck calls Fox Owner a 9/11 terrorist! He is going to get FIRED for this!

It finally happened. Glenn Beck has gone too far for his right wing owners. How do I know that? Because he just blamed 9/11 on one of the guys who pays his salary.

Watch the video here.

The guy Beck is blaming for 9/11 is one of his bosses, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who just happens to be the largest stockholder of Fox News who isn't a member of majority owner Rupert Murdoch's family.

Calling your boss a terrorist who is responsible for 9/11 can't be good for your job security, can it?

Transcript and more below the fold

Mr Murdoch, when did you run for election for PM/President? Updated

AAP - Australian Associated Press is owned by four Australian news organisations.

Fairfax and News Ltd both own 45%

Rupert Murdoch is on the Associated Press board

Rupert Murdoch joins Associated Press board

With such a relatively small population of 22 Million people versus the 300 million in the US where Newscorp has its Fox empire, the organization has an overwhelming, almost dictatorial hold over public opinion in Australia. Yahoo gets its feeds as do many online outlets from AAP.

Newscorp assets in Australia look like this:

An Aussie Visiting America - Adrenalin Media

  Promoted. -- GH

Cross Posted on Daily Kos as part of a series of commentaries or diaries on an Australians trip across the USA during the month of August.

Yesterday in An Aussie Visiting America - LA, I discussed my gut reaction to a segment on Fox News in the US on one of their cable TV talk shows. As an Australian watching another (ex)Australians television network instructing people what to hate about 'other' Americans, I have to take issue with this.
It may be that too often though that one watches the personalities on Fox News Network, Bill O, Hannity and Beck without remembering that the station itself and the organization is ruled by a single man. The overriding ideology, what you are seeing which is labelled as News, is simply a public airing of the belief structure and comes with the express approval of one man. This gives that individual incredible power over public opinion and it is international influence where this power is wielded.

Rupert Murdoch, 78 years of age, born in 1931 and raised in Melbourne Australia, only became an American out of convenience in 1985 when he was 54 years of age.

Open Thread: Investigative leads

A number of stories dealing with different forms of cyberwarfare have been floating around the last couple of days. Are they connected? Probably not. They are all interesting in their own right and in my opinion bear further investigation. What do you think?

New York Post Bashes/Endorses Obama

NYPost Endorses Obama

The New York Post has given its endorsement for the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama. However, after reading the article you'd have to ask yourself, "With friends like that, who needs enemas?" Here are some examples of what the Post considers an endorsement:

  • "...an untried candidate, to be sure..."
  • "Obama is not without flaws."
  • "For all his charisma and his eloquence, the rookie senator sorely lacks seasoning..."

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