Is News Corp via Fox News, inciting terrorism?
Originally posted October 16, 2010 - 22:32. Bumped - standingup
- The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp.for political purposes.
- the state of fear and& submission produced by terrorism or terrorization. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
- 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
King One Eye has a diary which is still on the rec list which talks about the letter from the Tides foundation to the major advertisers on the Fox News network. Tides: Fox News Advertisers Will Have Blood On Their Hands I would like to add to this, as I have just watched a video where Media Matters has an interview with the alleged prospective assassin, alleged domestic terrorist Byron Williams, where he names Glenn Beck as the inspiration for why he set out to harm people from this organization.
Byron Williams, an ex-felon, was on his way to shoot staff members of the Tides Foundation and the ACLU this summer. He was stopped by law enforcement for erratic driving and then opened fire. Williams wounded two officers before being taken into custody. He later said his intention was to "start a revolution." Williams gives much of the credit to Fox's Glenn Beck for the conspiracy theory that led him to his violent actions.
The Tides Foundation was the topic of conversation many days on Glenn Beck's Fox cable news show. Beck many times railing against the organization speaking out against them what they stand for and what they do. In Exclusive Audio obtained by media matters, Byron Williams can be heard from the jail house talking to a free lance journalist. He lays out his distorted world view shaped by right wing talkers like Glenn Beck
Byron Williams : Think like a conspiracy theorist. Journalist : Okay Byron Williams : Except don't use the word theory. Journalist : Right Byron Williams : Because the conspiracies are not theories The official report is the lie. The conspiracy is the truth
Voiceover : He considered Beck something like a school teacher watching the show for its conspiracies. Byron Williams : I dont think hes a natural Newscaster, know what I mean. I look at it more like a school teacher on TV, you know? He's got that big chalkboard and those little stickers, the decals. I like the way he does it He's gotten a lot better at it.
Glenn Beck : This is indoctrination in the purest sense. They have to get you while you're young, or your going to reject this nonsense because you know better.
Indoctrinate–verb (used with object), -nat·ed, -nat·ing. to instruct in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc esp. to imbue with a specific partisan or biased belief or point of view. —Synonyms (means the same) 1. brainwash, propagandize.
One thing which is required for people to be indoctrinated is for them to be convinced others have already presented them a false reality, before they can be convinced of an alternate reality. A way to reset people into believing whatever garbage you are about to feed them. What Beck is doing here, what Fox News, the foreign born magnate who owns the company knows, is by repeatedly accusing others of brainwashing people, telling them all they have learned is wrong, that their reality is false, allows them to plant the seeds of whatever it is they want you to believe. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has been doing this for 60 years. Creating people's realities. The organization is of course expert at it. And in fact having been around so long and reported on the news for all that time, it is inconceivable that Mr Murdoch does not realize what happens when such public figures are given such an intrusive, yet effective public platform to spread their beliefs. More than anyone, Mr Murdoch knows that words have consequences. When Beck talks about indoctrination camps he knows this is his little joke. For who needs camps of re-education when a cable network news channel can beam propaganda right into people's homes, loungerooms and places of work?
Byron Williams : You know I would never have started watching Fox News if it wasn't for that Beck was on there. And it was the things that he did, it was the things he exposed that blew my mind... Beck would never say anything about a conspiracy... would never advocate violence... he would never doing anything, like, of this nature.... but he'll give you every ounce of evidence that you could possibly need.
Voiceover : Much of his motivation seemed to come directly from the distortions perpetuated by Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck : The last couple of weeks I've been telling you about Crime Inc. and I'm telling you, this is much, this is the biggest things we've ever, ever done. Might as well start calling our government Crime Inc. By the time we get to the end of Crime Inc here, woah your gonna think, that is strange.
Byron Williams : And he's got Crime Inc, Chicago crime, Inc. He goes on that. He's got a lot of stuff, and you can get on your internet and just verify it.
Glenn Beck : This administration is crippling the American competitors of Petrobas right now. So what's in it for us Mr President.... (Aggressively approaches the camera) Glenn Beck Shouts : Nothing, Nothing is in it for us But there is something in it for the players of Crime Inc At one time George Soros had 900 million dollars invested in this company (Petrobas) Now before you dismiss the connection, look how much influence the Soros Center for American progress has on this administration. Soros buys 900 million dollars in gasoline powered Braz, then... in a completely unrelated story, BP has their oil spill,
Byron Williams : Like Obama on the (Deepwater Horizon) oil spill. He causes the oil spill... Either Soros or him or BP have said it themselves... contracted Halliburton to sabotage the oil well field.
Glenn Beck : We're showing you the circle of deception in the Obama administration and the BP oil spill. George Soros has nothing to gain from this. He's just telling the President what to do through the Center of American Progress.
Byron Williams :Obama and Soros are One person. Soros is completely socialist, so is Obama.
Glenn Beck : Billionaire investor dumps money into a state controlled Brazilian oil company. Days later the American adminstration dumps 2 billion dollars into the exact same company. What are the odds Gilligan? The usual suspects, let me tell you about George Soros... Its all funded right through Tides Foundation
Byron Williams :But the strange thing about is that the Tides Fund is right next door... and the administration transfers funds from the (Tides) foundation to the (Tides) fund. (crazy laugh)
Glenn Beck : Tides in case you don't know what Tides is. Tides foundation is with Soros. Did you notice some of the names here, especially the Tides Foundation. Tides Center The Tides Foundation It is the reason why the blackboard became what the blackboard is. Is because I was trying to explain Tides
Byron Williams : So Soros has got himself set up a little system where rich people can donate and remain anonymous.
28 September 2010 Glenn Beck : I just want to throw this message out for the people in the Tides Foundation I'm coming for ya. Oh I'm coming for ya. Oh no not in a.. not in... Glenn Beck making threats.. nope, Im just going to reverse all the things that you have done.
Byron Williams : See now I'll tell you. Beck is going to deny everything about violent approach.... deny everything about conspiracies...but he'll give you every reason to believe it.
28 September 2010 Glenn Beck : Oh yeh, I'm coming for ya. On the battlefield of ideas.
Byron Williams : He's protecting himself, and you can't blame him for that. So, but I understand what he's doing.
Demonstration/action : Beck tipping liquid from a petrol can onto another American citizen on a Fox News program Voiceover : For almost two years Beck has inundated his Fox News viewers with violent rhetoric Glenn Beck : We are really, truly stepping beyond socialism, and were starting to look at Fascism I think you're about to witness a country burning down to the ground Its September 11 all over again, except we didn't have the collapsing buildings. We haven't had death camps here. And I hope to God we never do. But all it takes is one insane leader to put us on that track.
Byron Williams : that's the thing. Its that anything you do... is gonna be considered...promoting terror attacks, promoting violence. So now they've got Beck labeled as this guy that is trying to incite violence. And what I say is that if the truth incites violence... it means that we've been living too long in the lies.
The truth is this Fox cable news channel is blowing things out of proportion, if not making stuff up to scare prople, to place fear in their hearts to the point they go looking for a way to eliminate the cause of that angst.
Glenn Beck : Grab a torch. Im going to find these big progressives and to the day I die, I'm going to be a progressive hunter. Drive a stake through the heart of the blood suckers.
'Progressive Hunter' is another word for 'American citizen hunter'. No finer point need be put on this.
Journalist : Do you think he's got a political movement... I mean hundreds of thousands of people came out to hear him speak. Byron Williams : I think so. There's hundreds of thousands of us, yes... And more and more people are waking up.
Waking up and doing things like this :
Nutcase Shouting "Death To Obama" Shoots Schoolkids he managed to wound a couple little girls (both white) in the arm
America is a country where you should be able to attend your place of work, your school, perform your duty in law enforcement, attend political rallies, belong to any religion or organization of your choosing without threat of death or violence to your physical well being. Expressing difference of opinion is a healthy thing and what makes Democracy work. It has been what made America work, freedom from fear to hold and express your beliefs. Rupert Murdoch is a foreign born national who changed his allegiance, his nationality at age 53 in order to own and operate a TV network in the United States. Prince Alawaleed Bin Talal is a Saudi Arabian. Between the two they own the controlling stake in News Corp which owns and operates Fox News. So this looks to me like this : Foreigners owning United States media assets which has lead to the incitement of individuals to commit acts of domestic violence against American citizens. I am an Australian citizen who lives in Melbourne who is ditressed that another Australian citizen who lived in Melbourne is running a cable TV channel in America in order to manipulate American citizens to the point that people take up arms against each other. Attacking police, plotting assassinations on American citizens at their place of work, shooting up schools. This is non-partisan because I cannot vote in America. However I can tell you when I see something so very, very wrong, leading down a pathway the world should have left behind a long time ago. What I see is the incitement of terrorism by American citizens against American citizens. And America deserves better than that particularly when it is controlled by people not born in your country, in every sense of the word people who do not have an American birth certificate. It is a dangerous path to travel for a News organization to set out to convince people to fear each other so much, they resort to acts of violence to placate that fear. It is a pattern we have seen throughout history, where words and images have real life consequences. From one Australian citizen to another I say this : Mr Murdoch, you should be ashamed of yourself and your network and thankful no-one was killed.