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Murdoch v The Media Elite Lynch Mob = Dan Ratherís Revenge?
The Aged P.com ^ | 12/07/11 | The Aged P

Posted on 07/12/2011 7:49:02 AM PDT by sussex

So the appearance of this article by Tom Geoghegan on the BBC website “Rupert Murdoch:Could his US empire be affected?” should be ringing alarm bells for conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic. For this is not really about the rather shady ethics of a few phone hacking tabloid journalists.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bbc; fox; msm; murdoch
Murdoch is a very tough player and is certainly not perfect. But what might initially appear to be a storm in an English media teacup is part of an Anglo-American liberal left media msm elite plot to emasculate Fox News in the US and protect the BBC TV news monopoly in the UK
1 posted on 07/12/2011 7:49:07 AM PDT by sussex
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I don't think this has anything at all to do with Rather. Dan Rather did something blatantly dishonest and absurd, Murdoch didn't. The left hates Rupert Murdoch independently of what happened to Rather, and regardless of country.
2 posted on 07/12/2011 7:51:44 AM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: sussex

the international communist movement is out to take down

any opposing media.

murdoch is in their way.

the so-called “internet neutrality” is the next hurdle.


3 posted on 07/12/2011 7:53:55 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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Murdoch will survive. After all, CBS is still in business spewing commie propaganda, even after Rather...


4 posted on 07/12/2011 7:57:52 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: sussex; ken21
I'm sure the liberal left media are secretly rubbing their hands with glee at the sight of Murdoch struggling, but I don't think its any kind of plot by them. Sure they don't like him. But they're not the only ones. I take a very dim view of his activities too.

The simple fact is that News International journalists have been caught, openly and blatantly breaking the rules (and the law) in an utterly cynical way. They really are guilty of some serious wrongdoing here. No doubt about it. They have admitted to some of it. Several have already been sent to prison.

Now obviously that is going to be bad publicity for Murdoch at the very least. If he colluded with that illegal activity, and its very hard to see how at least some of the upper echelons of News International could not be aware it was going on, he could be in real trouble.

The BBC does NOT have a TV news monopoly in the UK. It's not neccesary to exaggerate in order to make your point sussex.

5 posted on 07/12/2011 8:09:12 AM PDT by Vanders9
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>but I don’t think its any kind of plot by them.

you forgot how george soros’ groups got glenn beck’s advertisers to remove themselves from fox.

to name a few: apple, geico, at&t etc.

soros’ groups monitor every fox news presentation, as well as rush limbaugh, sean hannity, etc.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 8:14:37 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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“Murdoch is a very tough player and is certainly not perfect. But what might initially appear to be a storm in an English media teacup is part of an Anglo-American liberal left media msm elite plot to emasculate Fox News in the US and protect the BBC TV news monopoly in the UK “

Why, of course.

When the NYtimes breaks the law by taking ill-gotten wikileaks of state secrets, or Brad Manning’s treasonous releases, that is bold journalism. No scandal.

When some cellphones are hacked by celeb-journalists, thats a crime.

Gotcha. All the memes that are fit to use.


7 posted on 07/12/2011 8:42:10 AM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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When some cellphones are hacked by celeb-journalists, thats a crime.

If by "some cellphones" you mean the cellphones of a murdered 13 year old girl and the families of UK service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and even possibly the families of those killed on 9/11, then it is in fact more than just a crime. Attempting to excuse such acts through some moral equivalency is wrong in the abstract and decisively wrong in this particular instance.
8 posted on 07/12/2011 8:53:46 AM PDT by drjimmy
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If by "some cellphones" you mean the cellphones of a murdered 13 year old girl and the families of UK service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and even possibly the families of those killed on 9/11, then it is in fact more than just a crime. Attempting to excuse such acts through some moral equivalency is wrong in the abstract and decisively wrong in this particular instance.

True, these acts are not equivalent. The classified information printed by the Slimes has led to the deaths of numerous US intelligence officers. How many people did the phone hackers kill?

9 posted on 07/12/2011 8:58:16 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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I am not excusing this NOR the NYTimes publications of state secrets obtained through illegal methods. I am pointing out rather the liberal media’s own double-standard wrt their supposed “right to know”.


10 posted on 07/12/2011 9:47:52 AM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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I’m crazy about King Rupert but he has got some problems in the UK...no question of that

He has to clean it up....what were they thinking over there?

no doubt BBC is happy


11 posted on 07/12/2011 9:50:03 AM PDT by wardaddy (Palin or Bachman..either with Marco....I'm often on DroidX..in bed late...hence my spelling..sorry)
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