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Rupert Murdoch Forsakes USA, Will Move NewsCorp To Abu Dhabi
Newsreal ^ | 3-9-10 | John L. Work

Posted on 03/11/2010 4:47:56 PM PST by kingattax

It’s official now. This explains a lot of what’s happened recently. Rupert Murdoch is moving his NewsCorp headquarters to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. You can kiss fair and balanced FoxNews good-bye.

Breitbart has the story here:

“News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch announced on Tuesday that the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi is to become the headquarters of his global media empire in the Middle East.

Addressing some 400 delegates at the opening of the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Murdoch said his corporation had started out as a small Australian firm to become a US-based international company that employs 64,000 people.

“I have every confidence that Arab companies can do the same and more. I also believe that Abu Dhabi can lead the way.” Murdoch said News Corp would headquarter its Middle Eastern global online advertising operations in Abu Dhabi, and move a number of satellite television channels to the capital of the United Arab Emirates from Hong Kong.

“We will (also) establish a production office here for one of our documentary film-making companies,” he said.

“When we look to the future, News Corporation is betting on the creative potential of the more than 335 million people who make up the Arab world,” he added.

Organised by the Abu Dhabi government, the three-day summit is expected to address the potential of the emerging media markets in the Middle East, India and China.

Mohammed Khalaf al-Mazruei, who heads the Abu Dhabi Media Company, told delegates that “the Middle East is experiencing radical change,” and that its media should “accompany this revolution.”

News Corp has already established strong links with the region, last month agreeing to invest 70 million dollars in the Rotana Group, which is controlled by Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, after buying a 9.0 percent stake in the firm.

Alwaleed’s Kingdom holding company also owns around 7.0 percent of News Corp’s class B common stock.

How comforting that is for all of us who once looked to FoxNews as the last bastion of conservative television news and comment.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abudhabi; corporategreed; johnworkisatool; newscorp; repost; rupertmurdoch
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1 posted on 03/11/2010 4:47:57 PM PST by kingattax
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Breitbart has the story here:

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.0a9e7c090b996d0023516a49b0861d29.a1&show_article=1


2 posted on 03/11/2010 4:49:26 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

Another NY taxpayer lost due to stupid liberals.


3 posted on 03/11/2010 4:50:02 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: kingattax

This author has it bass akwards. His ME operations will be HQ’d in the ME, not NewsCorp as a whole.


4 posted on 03/11/2010 4:50:03 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: kingattax

This is at least the 3rd time this has ben posted and the title STILL makes it sound like Newscorps USA is moving to another nation, it is not.


5 posted on 03/11/2010 4:50:15 PM PST by Grunthor (Everyone hates the U.S. at least until they need liberated.)
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To: kingattax

Aha! Your chickens have come home to Rupe!


6 posted on 03/11/2010 4:50:25 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: kingattax

Well. Thats interesting.


7 posted on 03/11/2010 4:51:31 PM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: kingattax

How much money does the US send annually to the ME in exchange for oil?


8 posted on 03/11/2010 4:52:29 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: kingattax
News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch announced on Tuesday that the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi is to become the headquarters of his global media empire in the Middle East.

I read this to mean he is establishing a foothold in the mid east.

From another source- Business Week

Murdoch told the conference News Corp. is expanding its presence when most are cutting back. The company will move some Fox satellite channels to Abu Dhabi from Hong Kong, establish a production office in Abu Dhabi for documentary filmmaking and use the city as its main office in the Middle East for global online advertising.

9 posted on 03/11/2010 4:55:13 PM PST by new cruelty
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To: kingattax

Establishing the headquarters of its middle eastern division in the middle east. Imposible! Horrors!


10 posted on 03/11/2010 4:55:39 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: kingattax

“Murdoch said News Corp would headquarter its Middle Eastern global online advertising operations in Abu Dhabi, and move a number of satellite television channels to the capital of the United Arab Emirates from Hong Kong.”

NewsCorp is HQ’ing its Middle Eastern Ops there, not reloacting the kit an kaboddle there.

I don’t get why people have been attacking and using drive-by tactics on them lately. Did I miss something?


11 posted on 03/11/2010 4:56:07 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: kingattax

The story does not support that bizarre headline. The story only says that:

“Murdoch said News Corp would headquarter its Middle Eastern global online advertising operations in Abu Dhabi, and move a number of satellite television channels to the capital of the United Arab Emirates from Hong Kong.”


12 posted on 03/11/2010 4:57:24 PM PST by iowamark
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To: kingattax

The man never had any loyalty to this country. He became a naturalized citizen because it was convenient for his businesses. He is one of those people who just sees our country as a cash cow to be exploited. He has gotten as much as he can from us, and now he is moving on to where he thinks the next gold mine is. Fox News was allowed to be “fair and balanced” because he saw a gap in the media market waiting to be filled, and filled it. George Soros is the same kind of creature. To us, our citizenship is precious, to them, it is something to be bought and then discarded when it is no longer useful. We were fools for accepting them, and millions of others who have no true love for this country and its ideals, and only see it for what it can give them. It would be a waste of spit to spit on them.


13 posted on 03/11/2010 4:57:27 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: pissant
This author has it bass akwards. His ME operations will be HQ’d in the ME, not NewsCorp as a whole.

Exactly, the title makes it sound like he's leaving the US and the story says nothing of the sort.

I would think if you needed to have a Middle East base that the UAE would be the safest place to do it.

14 posted on 03/11/2010 5:00:07 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: kingattax

He is a brilliant man. He needs to have a strong presence in the center of the new world. The UAE is where the real action is.

Freeper rindmind prevents reality to penetrate


15 posted on 03/11/2010 5:01:58 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: AdaGray

Murdoch in headquartering his MIDDLE EAST operations in Abu Dhabi - not his WHOLE company.

The headline is totallty misleading, and if the story is to be believed, whoever wrote the headline was duped. If it was Breitbart, he doesn’t read for comprehension very well.


16 posted on 03/11/2010 5:04:11 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: kingattax

Bad, bad, bad, bad news. A news org moves its headquarters to a country that does not have freedom of speech or freedom of religion. Thank you Lord for the internet!


17 posted on 03/11/2010 5:06:37 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: Gene Eric

How much money will flow into Murdochs operations in the USA as a result of his basing his Middle East operations in, of all places, the Middle East?


18 posted on 03/11/2010 5:06:46 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: kingattax

This John L. Work has really been spreading a lot of crap lately


19 posted on 03/11/2010 5:07:25 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: kingattax

You would have to be crazy to move a business to this country with the high tax, high regulation, high risk of lawsuits. Good for News Corp.


20 posted on 03/11/2010 5:09:24 PM PST by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: kingattax

Looks like we are down to Free Republic to have a free expression of information and ideas.

No more criticism of Muslims will be tolerated,I suppose.


21 posted on 03/11/2010 5:10:05 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: bert

I think a company can get some real deals leasing office space in Abby Dabby right about now.
Free Bonus: the furnishings, equipment, and indentured SE Asian staff that were left when the lights got turned out.


22 posted on 03/11/2010 5:11:53 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Grunthor

Will there be foot showers and calls to prayer during the work day at Fox?


23 posted on 03/11/2010 5:12:37 PM PST by pointsal ( try MagicJack if you have had enough of Verizon)
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To: dajeeps
I don’t get why people have been attacking and using drive-by tactics on them lately. Did I miss something?

Here's the scorecard. If you are not a certified 100% Bible thumping conservative, you don't get a good rating.

Rush: Good, Hannity: Good, O'Reilly: Bad, Beck: Bad, Savage: Bad, Levine: Bad.

24 posted on 03/11/2010 5:12:56 PM PST by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: kingattax

Another NY taxpayer lost due to stupid liberals.


25 posted on 03/11/2010 5:15:18 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: ColdWater

Out of the blue you spam an attack on Christian freepers, weird man.


26 posted on 03/11/2010 5:17:13 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: La Lydia
He gave us FOX News.

Grateful to him for that.

27 posted on 03/11/2010 5:19:19 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: kingattax

Taxed out of the Country by the commies.

Pray for America’s Freedom


28 posted on 03/11/2010 5:21:06 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: pissant
His ME operations will be HQ’d in the ME, not NewsCorp as a whole.

Yup, sounds like the FOX Mideast news HQ will move from Hong Kong to an actual location in the Mideast. Doesn't sound like a very big deal.
29 posted on 03/11/2010 5:21:21 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ColdWater

“Here’s the scorecard. If you are not a certified 100% Bible thumping conservative, you don’t get a good rating.

Rush: Good, Hannity: Good, O’Reilly: Bad, Beck: Bad, Savage: Bad, Levine: Bad.”

As a proud Bible thunmper, I resent your attitude. You could not be more incorrect. Check yourself.


30 posted on 03/11/2010 5:21:22 PM PST by Grunthor (Everyone hates the U.S. at least until they need liberated.)
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To: bray

“Taxed out of the Country by the commies.”

Which country?


31 posted on 03/11/2010 5:21:56 PM PST by Grunthor (Everyone hates the U.S. at least until they need liberated.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Commies or terrorists, not much difference


32 posted on 03/11/2010 5:22:18 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: kingattax

If this is true, my qwestion is, why would Murdoch do this when FOX NEWS has been so successful in this country? Did the Arabs buy him? Where will Beck, Hannity, etal go? O’Reily I wouldn’t miss.


33 posted on 03/11/2010 5:23:22 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Churchillspirit

I, too, am grateful that he did it, but I do not think he did it out of the goodness of his heart, or on principle, because he hasn’t any. He did it because he saw a way to make money that no one in our country had exploited.


34 posted on 03/11/2010 5:24:36 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: ansel12

You have been here for 5 years and find that surprising?


35 posted on 03/11/2010 5:25:49 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: bunkerhill7

LOL! A little levity never hurts.


36 posted on 03/11/2010 5:26:04 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Grunthor
You could not be more incorrect. Check yourself.

Please tell me where I am incorrect?

37 posted on 03/11/2010 5:27:30 PM PST by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: hennie pennie

*PING*


38 posted on 03/11/2010 5:29:19 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (When I survey the wondrous cross...)
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To: ansel12
Out of the blue you spam an attack on Christian freepers, weird man.

Just my observation watching the lies posted slamming O'Reilly, Beck, Levine, Savage .....

And I was not slamming Christians. I was slamming those radical fundamentalists that believe the earth is only 6000 years old.

39 posted on 03/11/2010 5:29:52 PM PST by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: Paperdoll

........Where will Beck, Hannity, etal go? ......

They are all his creations. He hired Roger Ailes to find and develop this talent.

He sent Glen Beck to California to mine his Movietone archives for the footage used tonite on his show and the up and coming special. He uses all his assets in a very synergistic manner. He carried out a full scale attack on FDR using that old footage.

Freepers are extremely biased and completely unable to understand the real world That bias must be disregarded


40 posted on 03/11/2010 5:30:35 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: La Lydia
How many entrepreneurs build million dollar businesses "out of the goodness of their hearts"?

I can't imagine where we would be without FOX News.

41 posted on 03/11/2010 5:32:23 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: pissant

Little more than that wrong with the story. From what I read Murdock bought into their news service not the other way around?


42 posted on 03/11/2010 5:32:30 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: kingattax

This is an inaccurate headline. You ought to ask for it to be removed or altered, at least parentheticaly.


43 posted on 03/11/2010 5:32:37 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: bert

Bottom line. Thanks to public “education” NO ONE seems to be able to read anymore.
But at least freepers are pissed off about it.


44 posted on 03/11/2010 5:35:33 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: HardStarboard

And will the more conservative stance of FOX nEWS till prevail? Or will more and more of the pro-Islam view creep in?


45 posted on 03/11/2010 5:39:13 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: ColdWater

Please tell me where I am incorrect?

“Here’s the scorecard. If you are not a certified 100% Bible thumping conservative, you don’t get a good rating.

Rush: Good, Hannity: Good, O’Reilly: Bad, Beck: Bad, Savage: Bad, Levine: Bad.”


46 posted on 03/11/2010 5:40:27 PM PST by Grunthor (Everyone hates the U.S. at least until they need liberated.)
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To: kingattax

Headline is too absurdly misleading to even bother to correct it.


47 posted on 03/11/2010 5:43:52 PM PST by montag813
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To: ColdWater
Just my observation watching the lies posted slamming O'Reilly, Beck, Levine, Savage .....

Weird out of nowhere you bring up those names and attack Christians and Christianity, and then repeat it.

You know that you are on a conservative site don't you, a very God friendly conservative site which is redundant of course, you seem to have issues as kind of an outsider, but you should learn to keep it to yourself.

48 posted on 03/11/2010 5:46:55 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: kingattax

Don’t blame him. Probably much better on taxes.


49 posted on 03/11/2010 5:47:51 PM PST by george123
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To: Paperdoll

The sky is not falling. Fox News is but a small part of the whole.

He will grow elsewhere using his expanded capabilities. Think of a very big world


50 posted on 03/11/2010 5:48:50 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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