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Rupert Murdoch's Growing Porn Empire
The New American ^ | March 14, 2006 | William Norman Grigg

Posted on 03/15/2006 9:23:06 AM PST by Willie Green

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1 posted on 03/15/2006 9:23:08 AM PST by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green
It's te enturprenurial spirit.
Porn is right wing.

So9

2 posted on 03/15/2006 9:26:04 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (" I am just going outside, and may be some time.")
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To: Willie Green

FoXXX News?


3 posted on 03/15/2006 9:26:15 AM PST by Sax
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To: Willie Green; TheBigB; sionnsar; BJClinton; pissant; Dashing Dasher; najida; HairOfTheDog; ...


Yes. Yes, it's all coming together now.
4 posted on 03/15/2006 9:27:22 AM PST by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: Sax

"Next on FoXXX News, DP World, and we're not talking about Dubai Ports..."


5 posted on 03/15/2006 9:27:43 AM PST by Sax
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To: Willie Green

Free Market at work


6 posted on 03/15/2006 9:28:53 AM PST by SShultz460
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To: Servant of the 9

I'm amazed anyone still pays for it. It's available free (so I hear).


7 posted on 03/15/2006 9:30:37 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Willie Green

Rupert Murdoch is not a conservative, nor are his media holdings (at least those I am familiar with) "conservative" in any sense of the word. Fox News may seem conservative in comparison to the major networks, but that's only in a relative sense. And the NY Post is a big-government rag whose advertisements (particularly in the sports section) look like they belong in Hustler magazine.


8 posted on 03/15/2006 9:30:48 AM PST by Alberta's Child
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To: Willie Green
All cable and satellite companies carry adult content - there is a huge demand for it. This is pretty much a non-story.
9 posted on 03/15/2006 9:33:18 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: Willie Green

Speaking of it, I know hotels make a lot of their money through porn. Something they will not admit to. Even the family friendly ones.


10 posted on 03/15/2006 9:33:58 AM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud bunny hater and killer)
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To: Alberta's Child

Every day a larger proportion of commercials aired on my G rated satellite channels during prime time are unfit for child consumption. Soft porn seems to be spreading like wildfire.


11 posted on 03/15/2006 9:35:45 AM PST by tertiary01
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To: Willie Green

Murdoch has never been a white knight in shining armor. He's just not a dedicated, 24-7 leftist like most of the rest of them.


12 posted on 03/15/2006 9:36:11 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Servant of the 9

Porn is left wing. Tobacco is right wing. Notice if it is right wing the left wing taxes the hell out of it. I no fan of porn, but I wish the idiot politicians would tax porn like they tax alcohol and tobacco.


13 posted on 03/15/2006 9:39:59 AM PST by Biblebelter
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To: tertiary01
I personally know of only a single case where a person has successfully lobbied a newspaper to eliminate salacious ads in a newspaper. A number of letters were written to the publisher, to no avail. But after this person wrote letters to other advertisers in the newspaper and asked them if they were marketing their products/services to the kind of customer base who frequents strip joints and calls phone sex lines, the salacious ads disappeared.

I realize that Corporate America has its own flaws, but if a newspaper gets a call from IBM, Colgate-Palmolive or the Ford Motor Co. expressing concern about X-rated ads that appear next to theirs, you can be damn sure that the newspaper will take those corporate giants over a local strip club any day of the week.

14 posted on 03/15/2006 9:42:38 AM PST by Alberta's Child
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To: Willie Green
This reminds me of a funny line I once heard some comedian say: "I can't be a Democrat because I like to keep all the money I earn. But I can't be a Republican because I like to spend it on porn and drugs."
16 posted on 03/15/2006 9:43:56 AM PST by Niteranger68 ("Only 4 out of 3 Democrats actually vote.")
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To: Ptarmigan
Speaking of it, I know hotels make a lot of their money through porn. Something they will not admit to. Even the family friendly ones.

Not all. I stayed at the Hampton Inn in Orlando and they did not offer it.

Also, James Dobson had a hotel chain CEO on his show that took all porn out of their hotels.

17 posted on 03/15/2006 9:45:32 AM PST by Sensei Ern (Now, IB4Z! http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "I believe Hillary is the aunti-christ.")
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To: Alberta's Child

Be careful, you'll be bashed for not professing an undying allegiance to Faux News.


18 posted on 03/15/2006 9:46:29 AM PST by Sometimes A River (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/46031)
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To: RacerF150

ROTFLMAO!


19 posted on 03/15/2006 9:47:52 AM PST by lesser_satan
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To: Biblebelter

wish the idiot politicians would tax porn like they tax alcohol and tobacco.


I really hate porn....I like the idea of taxing it.


20 posted on 03/15/2006 9:48:36 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: Willie Green

Sport XXX Babes?

21 posted on 03/15/2006 9:50:54 AM PST by Doomonyou (FR doesn't suffer fools lightly.)
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To: Willie Green

Can't regulate supply-and-demand, Willie.


22 posted on 03/15/2006 9:51:41 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: Sensei Ern

I was thinking of the major ones like Hilton.


23 posted on 03/15/2006 9:53:32 AM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud bunny hater and killer)
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To: Biblebelter
but I wish the idiot politicians would tax porn like they tax alcohol and tobacco.

How are you going to tax it? Most porn is now produced by overseas companies through the Internet. The brick-and-mortar porn businesses in the San Fernando Valley are a dying breed.

24 posted on 03/15/2006 9:54:16 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: Ptarmigan

I believe you can ask the hotel to disable such channels when you check in. It's a good idea, if you're going to be leaving young people in their rooms while you do something else.

They'll just set a flag on the room, and the channels won't be available.


25 posted on 03/15/2006 9:57:39 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Servant of the 9

Porn is right wing.

^^
No, pornography is a weapon of the Left; it is anti-marriage and anti-family.

Murdoch is a slime ball if he supports it.


26 posted on 03/15/2006 9:58:36 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: Biblebelter
Porn is left wing. Tobacco is right wing. Notice if it is right wing the left wing taxes the hell out of it. I no fan of porn, but I wish the idiot politicians would tax porn like they tax alcohol and tobacco.

So, if they pass a porn tax then it will be right wing and ok for Pubbies to dive right in?

So9

27 posted on 03/15/2006 10:19:07 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (" I am just going outside, and may be some time.")
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To: Alberta's Child
"....you can be damn sure that the newspaper will take those corporate giants over a local strip club any day of the week.

I thought at first you said they will "...take those corporate giants over to a local strip club...."

Knowing media buyers, that method might work.
28 posted on 03/15/2006 10:24:10 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: MineralMan

I am sure you can disable porn channels in your hotel room. You can't just access it without paying first. It is like Pay-Per-View, you have to pay to access see them. It is great especially if you have kids around.


29 posted on 03/15/2006 10:24:58 AM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud bunny hater and killer)
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To: Ptarmigan

"I am sure you can disable porn channels in your hotel room. You can't just access it without paying first. "

Actually, most of the porn channels in hotel rooms have previews. Those are accessible by anyone with the remote, and without paying. It's a good idea to ask the desk to shut off all access to adult channels when you check in. They can, and will, do that for you.

The previews are pretty lurid...not what you want your kid viewing while you're out of the room.


30 posted on 03/15/2006 10:28:48 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Alberta's Child

My mom cut off Newsday and took the Post for years. She liked the op-ed pages, but in the past year or so they got too raunchy for her. It's really, really bad now.

She dropped the NY post this year and bought a computer. I put FR on as her start page. :)


31 posted on 03/15/2006 10:30:26 AM PST by I still care ("For it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Bigg Red
Murdoch is a slime ball...

Yes he is!

32 posted on 03/15/2006 10:46:58 AM PST by FerdieMurphy (For English, Press One. (Tookie, you won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. Oh, too late.))
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To: wagglebee

"Previously, under British licensing rules, Rupert's Sky network was required to provide porn content produced by other networks. "

So British licensing requires networks to show porn?

For the list if you want it. FOX is not conervative, Murdoch just figured it would make money.


33 posted on 03/15/2006 10:48:02 AM PST by little jeremiah (Tolerating evil IS evil.)
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To: I still care
I put FR on as her start page.

Good for you. LOL!

34 posted on 03/15/2006 10:48:26 AM PST by Alberta's Child
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Rupert Murdoch ping.


35 posted on 03/15/2006 10:48:55 AM PST by Alberta's Child
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To: Ptarmigan
Speaking of it, I know hotels make a lot of their money through porn. Something they will not admit to. Even the family friendly ones.

The porn in hotels is so profitable for the providers, they pay for the TV's in new hotels to induce the hotel owners to carry their channels. Plus, the hotels get a percentage of the take from the channels.

36 posted on 03/15/2006 10:52:05 AM PST by Potowmack ("Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government")
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To: Biblebelter
Porn is left wing

Mary Carey is a Republican. Aren't Republicans right wing?
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37 posted on 03/15/2006 11:06:53 AM PST by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: Servant of the 9

LONG LIVE PORN


38 posted on 03/15/2006 11:07:57 AM PST by FightThePower!
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To: Willie Green
I must be missing something here Willie. I can't find high speed public rail transportation or layoffs and economic doom anywhere in this article. :^) (Thanks for posting this BTW)
39 posted on 03/15/2006 11:28:29 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Potowmack

Oh yes. Just look at their annual report. They even showed it on Prime Time Live.


40 posted on 03/15/2006 12:30:14 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud bunny hater and killer)
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To: Willie Green

Yeesh. Reminds me of that other dirty old man, Sumner Redstone.


41 posted on 03/15/2006 12:30:18 PM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Bigg Red
No, pornography is a weapon of the Left; it is anti-marriage and anti-family.

Yes, when someone claims porn is conservative it is one of the most blatant examples of how the meaning of words has become inverted in this day and age, to serve the interests of Satan. We were warned. And many buy into it.

42 posted on 03/15/2006 12:37:51 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: MineralMan
The previews are pretty lurid...not what you want your kid viewing while you're out of the room.

Why would an atheist care if their kid watched porn or not?

43 posted on 03/15/2006 12:48:49 PM PST by AmusedBystander
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To: Doomonyou
Quick! What channel is that on?
;-)

44 posted on 03/15/2006 12:58:01 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: AmusedBystander

"Why would an atheist care if their kid watched porn or not?"

I beg your pardon. What makes you think that atheists don't care about their children? How bizarre.


45 posted on 03/15/2006 1:01:53 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Tunehead54

Sorry, you missed it.


46 posted on 03/15/2006 1:03:10 PM PST by Doomonyou (FR doesn't suffer fools lightly.)
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To: Doomonyou
Rats! Going out now for a Tivo with the largest drive made!
That show seems to combine two of my greatest loves and football won't start up again until August! ;-)
47 posted on 03/15/2006 1:23:44 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: MineralMan
What makes you think that atheists don't care about their children?

I would worry more about imparting that "godless" part on them, just in case you are wrong. That influence on the kids from sex would be less trouble than eternal damnation in hell. But hey, I don't really care either way. I just thought it ironic that one could not care about the Creator but worry over Jenna Jameson giving a blowjob.

48 posted on 03/15/2006 1:48:42 PM PST by AmusedBystander
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To: AmusedBystander

"I would worry more about imparting that "godless" part on them, just in case you are wrong."

Well, here's the deal. The atheist I know don't care what other people believe, nor do they try to dissuade anyone. My parents are both atheists, yet they sent all of their children, including myself, to Sunday School at the Presbyterian church near our home. Every Sunday.

I asked them about that recently. They're 81 years old now, and are atheists (and Republicans). My mom said that they though it was important for us, as children, to be thoroughly exposed to the dominant religion of this country. She said that we'd make up our own minds when we were old enough to think about it.

She was right. I'm the only atheist among their children. I attended church until I was about 20...every Sunday, and sang in the choir, played piano and did other music at the church.

As a middle-schooler, I got a really nice award for having memorized the the first four chapters of the New Testament.

In fact, I was admitted to Wheaton College, with a strong chance of going into the ministry. But, I decided to become an Electronics Engineer, so I went to another school.

After a couple of more years, I stopped being able to believe in supernatural entities. That doesn't mean that I lack moral values, though. I have the same ones you do, I'm betting.


49 posted on 03/15/2006 1:58:36 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: Willie Green

He has been stroking his porn empire, causing it to rise and grow into a hard-money asset.


50 posted on 03/15/2006 2:05:04 PM PST by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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