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Rupert Murdoch's Fox News ran 'black ops' department, former executive claims
Telegraph ^ | 7/22/11 | Jon Swaine

Posted on 07/22/2011 6:01:21 PM PDT by Nachum

Dan Cooper, who helped launch Fox News as managing editor in 1996, said that a “brain room” carried out “counter intelligence” on the channel’s enemies from its New York headquarters. He was threatened after it found out he spoke to a reporter, he claimed. Another former senior executive said the channel ran a spying network on staff, reading their emails and making them “feel they were being watched”. The channel, which has come under pressure amid allegations that outlets owned by Mr Murdoch might have attempted to hack the voicemail messages of

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fox; murdochs; news; rupert
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1 posted on 07/22/2011 6:01:27 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Black Ops? Eric Holder will not be happy about that.....


2 posted on 07/22/2011 6:03:53 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Nachum

The global communists and their little toadies in the state run “media” are pulling out all of the stops in an attempt to bring down FOX. FOX has made it difficult for the communists to brainwash the unwashed masses. The commies have got to get rid of FOX. This is nothing but political horsesh!t and the ignorant public is eating it up.


3 posted on 07/22/2011 6:05:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: Nachum
Rupert Murdoch's Fox News ran 'black ops' department, former executive claims

LOL!

How to make the unbelievable believable 101.

4 posted on 07/22/2011 6:06:31 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

Outrageous. A scandal. Bet he had 300 FBI files of private individuals too. Oh wait. Never mind the last part. We were told that was no big deal.


5 posted on 07/22/2011 6:06:59 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Nachum
Mr Cooper said yesterday that he helped to design the high-security unit. “It was staffed by 15 researchers and had a guard at the door. No one working there would engage in conversation.”

Mr Cooper said he was “willing to consider the possibility” that Mr Brock named him, but added: “I assume he operates under journalistic ethics and protected a confidential source. Brock told me at the time that Ailes told him he would never work again if he wrote the article.”

Mr Brock now runs Media Matters, a Left-leaning American media watchdog. A spokesman for the group said: “He declines to comment.”

Soros sponsored goons strike again.

6 posted on 07/22/2011 6:11:32 PM PDT by dragonblustar (I love Allen West!)
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To: Nachum

FOX has a minority majority organization while the rest of the US media are Lilly white? Good for them. The Just-Us brothers should be happy.


7 posted on 07/22/2011 6:12:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: exit82

You can bet that Holder has many files on every employee at Fox. If they can do it, so can Fox.


8 posted on 07/22/2011 6:12:39 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Nachum

Soros at it again. ;-)


9 posted on 07/22/2011 6:13:09 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: Nachum
Mr Cooper, who left Fox News soon after its launch, provided a quote for a 1997 article about Roger Ailes, Fox News’s president, by the journalist David Brock in New York magazine...

A Fox News spokesman said: “Each of these allegations is completely false. Dan Cooper was terminated six weeks after the launch of the Fox News Channel in 1996 and has peddled these lies for the past 15 years.”

10 posted on 07/22/2011 6:13:36 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Nachum
They claim Murdock ran "black ops" operations? But something tells me that Murdock's Fox News is under attack from a real black ops, run by liberals who want to take it down. Fox may not be a bastion of truth, as reliable as the Bible itself, but it does remain a counter operation to the well planned drive-by media complex, and as such it must be taken down at all costs. There's nothing the cockroach hates more than the light; in this case the Left are the roaches, and Fox is the 'light' they fear so much.

The United States of America really, truly is being attacked, all out, by our internal and external enemies. And right now these enemies of America are all using each other as temporary 'allies' to get the job done. So far, I'd say they're succeeding pretty well. So many American's eyes are off the ball while we sink like a stone. The females are too busy trying to keep up with, or take down, the males in corporate America, the younger males are too busy wondering if their exposed boxer shorts and smelly asses are lookin' good, the young females can't seem to find clothing and styles slutty enough to out do last years slutty look, but they keep on trying anyway. And THEY are the future of the United States of America, a country they barely even know about. They think the Founders put together a place where the stupider, sluttier and creepier you look and act, the better off you're supposed to be. And it is all about the narcissistic individual, you know. Or at least that's what the public, Leftist propaganda schools keep turning out.

11 posted on 07/22/2011 6:19:20 PM PDT by jiminycricket000
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To: Nachum

Well, let’s see here.

A ‘brain room’ that runs ‘counterintelligence’ against competitors? Sounds like a high-level staff meeting on how to deal with the competition. Y’know the way every corporation and large business pretty much does when mapping out their long-term strategy.

Reading employee emails? Um, Danny boy *does* understand that your company email account is not your personal email account, and your employer has every right to screen them for unprofessional behavior or “moonlighting”. I once worked at a company where EVERY email was ‘secretly’ copied and forwarded to the company president.

Not seeing anything here that suggests anything other than everyday corporate America. Not defending the people involved in the phone hacking scandal mess, but this ‘former exec’ sounds like he’s full of beans.


12 posted on 07/22/2011 6:19:38 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: Nachum

bump.


13 posted on 07/22/2011 6:23:07 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: Nachum

Gosh, next thing you know we’ll hear Murdoch smuggled machine-guns to MS-17 & the Zetas, you know..? How silly..!

Oh wait...


14 posted on 07/22/2011 6:24:35 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum
Wow. That is really a story. FOX was working to become the #1 news channel by using research on the other dopes. What a crime.


15 posted on 07/22/2011 6:26:35 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: dragonblustar

Wow the lefty designed and implemented the high security unit..but it’s RM’s fault. HUMMMMM

Mr Murdoch had better turn over the company to his son. He is trying to have it all, Big Name, Big money, but hands off. This is what happens when you have that kind of management style.


16 posted on 07/22/2011 6:28:19 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: tips up

800 files in the Clinton bordello that mysterious appeared.


17 posted on 07/22/2011 6:28:23 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum
Hmmm, didn't Clinton have a War Room? The Left/media didn't have a problem with that. This is much ado about nothing.
18 posted on 07/22/2011 6:28:28 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (“I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat")
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To: Nachum
Obama's overseas bumsucks are attacking FOX from the other side. Part of the "Death by a thousand cuts" they've been working on for two-plus years.

;-\

19 posted on 07/22/2011 6:30:22 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval")
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To: Nachum

Dan Cooper? Wasn’t he the guy...

who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, USA on November 24, 1971. He extorted $200,000 in ransom and parachuted to an uncertain fate?


20 posted on 07/22/2011 6:32:04 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: DemforBush

“Not seeing anything here that suggests anything other than everyday corporate America. Not defending the people involved in the phone hacking scandal mess, but this ‘former exec’ sounds like he’s full of beans.”

That’s my take on it too.


21 posted on 07/22/2011 6:33:47 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Nachum

I’ve built systems for a fortune 500 company to watch and analyze the news ... and determine relationships between every person and organization mentioned in the story.

This allowed us to understand ‘who’ we were talking to in meetings... and possibly their ultimate intentions

It’s only prudent for any company with any serious worth


22 posted on 07/22/2011 6:42:31 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Signalman

D. B. Cooper?


23 posted on 07/22/2011 6:50:42 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: 1035rep

I think there’s probably some kind of conflict not known to us that has got Mr Former Exec into the vengeful mode.

That said, probably every tabloid in the UK was doing the same thing. Tabloid journalism in the US is now restricted to a couple of supermarket papers that talk about space aliens, but in Europe it’s still a mixture of celebrities (photographed at awful moments by paparazzi with long lenses), royals (normally treated well) and gruesome true crime stories supplemented by...inside information, mostly obtained by dubious means.

So when they wring their hands at Murdoch, they’re being disingenous at best and ravingly corrupt liars at worst. He should do a counterattack. Go to some of the other papers and find out how they got their info...


24 posted on 07/22/2011 6:51:03 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

I agree there should be a counterattack but I doubt Murdoch is worried about these clowns.


25 posted on 07/22/2011 6:56:16 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: jiminycricket000

This is related to the Media Matters War on fox news. Fox news struck back. Now Media Matters is coming in from the back door with a bum rush. It’s typical liberal strategy. All of the organizations are being engaged here in this fight. For the Liberal Media, it’s an existential battle to bring fox news down. Because they cannot tolerate an alternative voice.


26 posted on 07/22/2011 7:05:15 PM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: Nachum

What’s wrong with counter-intel vs. competitors. Think Volkswagen and Toyota don’t do it?


27 posted on 07/22/2011 7:06:35 PM PDT by montag813 (SECURE THE BORDER! http://www.StandwithArizona.com)
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To: exit82

Investigative reporting equates to black ops to the lame stream media when not asking a lib what his most enchanting moment was while running the the nation into the ground.

Most of the “traditional” media is too stupid, lazy and bias to report on anything other than “dancing with the stars” or the political talking points of their political persuasion. Of course CNN, the saddam regime unofficial spokes person that suppressed the MURDER of their local hires in Iraq as to not be kicked out and remain there as the exclusive US news firm finds this scandal about their competitor a major story worth constant coverage and debate. lol


28 posted on 07/22/2011 7:41:08 PM PDT by Red6
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum. Wow, imagine, a news organization that snoops into other people’s business. If this is allowed to continue, we’ll eventually have the private lives of politicians and other celebrities plastered on the lurid covers of magazines available on every supermarket checkstand.


29 posted on 07/22/2011 8:06:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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