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Phone hacking: Australian politicians fight back against Rupert Murdoch's News Limited
The Telegraph, UK ^ | July 18, 2011 | The Telegraph

Posted on 07/18/2011 10:11:11 PM PDT by James C. Bennett

Rupert Murdoch's News Limited is the most powerful media organisation in Australia, but has come under unprecedented scrutiny in the wake of the UK phone hacking scandal.

Some have questioned its domination of the newspaper industry and are demanding an official investigation into News Limited's operations, although it has yet to find any evidence of wrongdoing.

Here is some of the fighting talk that has come from Australia's leading politicians:

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, on Australian radio:

"It's [News Limited] decided it wants to have an election. Ignore the fact that we had an election nine or 10 months ago. Ignore the fact the Australian people put in place a parliament with a minority government. "It has demanded that it knows best and that people should just fall into line with what the Daily Telegraph (in Australia, not associated with the Telegraph in London) says. It is just running a campaign on regime change,"

Prime Minister Julia Gillard Speaking at Australia's National Press Club:

"Like I think most Australians, I've been pretty shocked and disgusted to see the revelations that we've seen in the United Kingdom."

"I think we will have a long debate about media ethics in this country but if I could put it as clearly I can, I'd say to you don't write crap."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; fox; murdoch; newscorp; rupertmurdoch

1 posted on 07/18/2011 10:11:18 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: James C. Bennett

The end goal is to obliterate News Corp in time for 2012. The eavsdropping was bad, but it is going to be used as an excuse to obliterate the MSM’s main rival.

2 posted on 07/18/2011 10:20:59 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
"There is absolutely no evidence of wrong doing, that is why we have to investigate GHW Bush."

I see The Obammunist has siked his Gestapo on Murdoch.


3 posted on 07/18/2011 10:32:21 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: James C. Bennett

If Murdock wants to survive he needs to think like Soros and create a bunch of groups to attack the MSM.

4 posted on 07/18/2011 10:38:45 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: James C. Bennett
Oh how I miss Glenn's blackboard right now. Dying to see how many fingers George Soros has in this pie.

They haven't been able to make a dent with Roger Ailes so they take their war on Fox News international.

Kinda cracks me up that they are using the media against itself like a snake eating it's own tail.

I'd lay money Fox News is the Last Man Standing when it's done.

5 posted on 07/18/2011 11:08:56 PM PDT by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor & 2 Marines! Not raising the debt ceiling is an automatic spending cut.)
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To: athelass

NWS stock is becoming pretty attractive at this level.

6 posted on 07/18/2011 11:10:41 PM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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