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  • Murdoch's Sky News Uses Self Confessed Anti-Semite as Talking Head on Anti-Semitism

    07/28/2014 8:03:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | Raheem Kassam
    Britain's Sky News channel, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox company, has used the self confessed 'prejudiced' Mira Bar-Hillel as a talking head and authority on the subject of anti-Semitism. Bar-Hillel, who is known for her irrational loathing of the State of Israel, was featured on Sky News as a panellist discussing the rise of anti-Semitism in the UK. The author and commentator has form on the subject, and once wrote (emphasis added): "The Jews of today scare me and I find it almost impossible to talk to most of them, including relatives. Any criticism of the...
  • White House: Election boosts immigration (Jarrett plotting with Rupert Murdoch, Business Roundtable)

    06/20/2014 10:21:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/14 | Justin Sink
    The White House believes that the election of a new House leadership team has opened up an opportunity to pass immigration reform this summer, presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday. Jarrett said the change necessitated by Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) surprising primary loss gives new life to immigration reform. -snip- But Jarrett said in discussions with business leaders in recent days that “nobody has said to me they thought his defeat was because of immigration reform.” In recent days, Jarrett shared a dinner with News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch and a breakfast with the Business Roundtable to discuss the topic....
  • White House's Valerie Jarrett dines with Rupert Murdoch to plot immigration strategy

    06/20/2014 10:15:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/20/14 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama's longtime senior adviser Valerie Jarrett confessed to breaking bread this week with conservative media titan Rupert Murdoch, a new White House frenemy of sorts on immigration reform. The two dined at the posh Blue Duck Tavern on Tuesday night in Washington's Foggy Bottom, and Jarrett described the evening as “very enjoyable.” “Good policy sometimes makes strange bedfellows,” she told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor Friday, adding that she was impressed by Murdoch's passion for passing comprehensive immigration reform. He is an immigrant himself and he understands from a business perspective how important immigration...
  • RUPERT MURDOCH: Here's Why 'My Heart Sank' When Eric Cantor Lost

    06/19/2014 1:45:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 43 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Jun 19, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato/Jessica Rinaldi
    News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch Rupert Murdoch said his "heart sank" after he learned of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning Republican primary loss last week, because he believes Congress needs to tackle the issue of immigration reform this year. Murdoch, the chair of News Corp., has an op-ed in Thursday's Wall Street Journal in which he argued immigration reform "can't wait." After Cantor's loss, immigration reform was almost universally pronounced dead as a possibility this year, as it was perceived to be one of the issues on which Cantor lost favor with his Republican constituents. But Murdoch,...
  • Murdoch Henchman Gets H-1B Visa; Loses Job; Flouts Immigration Law

    06/18/2014 6:28:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | August 4, 2011 | David North
    Perhaps the least attractive henchman of imperial publisher Rupert Murdoch (and there is fierce competition for that distinction) got into the U.S. on an H-1B visa, lost the job that got him the visa, and, apparently, has not left the U.S. as he should have done. I am grateful to Ben Smith of Politico for breaking the story. It all ties into the huge controversy in the U.K. about Murdoch's media empire, and the serial wiretapping of the phones of murder victims and the royal family by his reporters. The Murdoch corporate employer is American Media Inc. which relates to...
  • O’Reilly: If GOP Doesn’t Compromise on Immigration, ‘Say Hello to President Hillary Clinton’ in 2016

    04/10/2014 7:06:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr 09 2014 8:50 Pm
    Bill O’Reilly weighed in on immigration reform in tonight’s Talking Points Memo, arguing that a hard-line stance by the GOP will help Democrats. […] “The Republican Party must compromise on the immigration issue or it will lose the presidency again in 2016,” O’Reilly said. He noted that Mitt Romney only got 27 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012. “If that happens again, you can say hello to President Hillary Clinton,” he said. …
  • Corporate Executives Join Soros-Backed 'Fly-In' Campaign to Push Amnesty

    10/29/2013 5:19:48 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 28 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Several corporate executives have joined forces with prominent local lawmakers, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and George Soros’ National Immigration Forum (NIF) to organize a campaign on Monday to target GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to get them to try to support amnesty. Those executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Boeing CEO and chairman Jim McNerney, Marriott hotels chairman and CEO Bill Marriott, NewsCorp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Disney president and CEO Bob Iger. Ballmer, McNerney, Marriott, Murdoch, and Iger, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro form the...
  • Mark Levin: Wall Street Journal Poll Showing Shutdown Has Hurt Republicans A "Fraud" (audio)

    10/11/2013 5:16:49 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 26 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 11, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARK LEVIN: And you see folks, they all look at this poll, this NBC poll, and this has been all over FOX News today. And unfortunately nobody there reads PJ Media or listens to talk radio or reads the internet, because the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll is a fraud, an absolute fraud. Bryan Preston, he points it out. A sharp reader caught a statistical problem with that much-cited NBC/WSJ poll that shows Republicans are getting whooped in the shutdown. One-in-five respondents work for the federal government, twenty-percent of those polled. And yet in real life, eight-percent work for the federal...
  • Rupert Murdoch could face criminal charges in US

    07/12/2013 9:37:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 11, 2013 | Katherine Rushton
    US lawyers said that if the admission undermines his testimony to regulators, it could leave the News Corporation chief exposed under Title 18, Section 1001, which makes it illegal to lie to law enforcers. Mr Murdoch was filmed talking to disgruntled staff at The Sun after journalists at News Corporation’s British newspaper operation were accused of intercepting voicemails and bribing officials for stories. Journalists told him that they authorised payments to police “oblivious to the fact the long-term practice of this company to pay public officials was illegal”, and now felt they were being made “scapegoats”. Journalists told him that...
  • Tony Blair strongly denies affair with Wendi Deng as outrageous rumours sweep the internet

    06/14/2013 3:34:36 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14:25 EST, 14 June 2013 | Tom Leonard
    Tony Blair denied outrageous internet rumours today linking him with the divorce of Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng. The internet was awash with unfounded suggestions that the former Prime Minister may have been romantically involved with 44-year-old Miss Deng, who is a close friend. The feverish speculation followed a Twitter claim by BBC business editor Robert Peston, who has close links with senior Murdoch empire insiders, that he had been ‘told that undisclosed reasons for Murdoch divorcing Deng are jaw-dropping - & hate myself for wanting to know what they are’. The rumours are understood to have been emphatically rejected...
  • Rupert Murdoch, wife Wendi Deng getting divorced

    06/13/2013 2:21:19 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:43 PM | Dareh Gregorian , Carol Kuruvilla AND Barbara Ross
    Media titan Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng. The 82-year-old billionaire and CEO of News Corp. filed a one-page document in New York State Supreme Court indicating the start of the divorce Thursday morning. "The relationship between the husband and wife has broken down irretrievably," sealed court documents claim, according to a Murdoch spokesman. A source familiar with the case said the couple had a prenuptial agreement and that the split would have no effect on the management or ownership of the company.
  • Roger Ailes Unplugged

    06/07/2013 4:09:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jim Vandehei,Mike Allen
    Roger Ailes doesn’t think homosexuals are out to get him. He frequently jokes about his weight. He doesn’t believe Rupert Murdoch calls him “cuckoo,” but brags that his boss does call him “paranoid” - and he’s wealthier for it. If Fox News headquarters is under attack, Ailes plans to stay behind, with a monitor to watch others scurrying out of the building.
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Fox News now running pro-amnesty Marco Rubio ad

    05/08/2013 5:29:52 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    American Action Network is pimping Marco Rubio and amnesty. They spent $300,000 television advertising campaign to “end de facto amnesty.” The ad will only run on Fox News. Of course, the amnesty bill supported by Rubio, McCain, Lindsey Graham and Democrat is de facto amnesty. Of course American Action Network doesn’t want you to believe that. They tout Marco Rubio in an ad called ‘disaster’ ad that’s been on (especially on Hannity) the last few days. Watch out for American Action Network. They may try and appear to be conservative, but they are nothing more than a progressive action group....
  • Billionaires Battle Over Media Influence: Koch Brothers/Murdoch Vs. Soros/Buffett/GE

    05/06/2013 8:27:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/06/2013 | Larry Bell
    Oh golly, what a horrifying thought! Yes, rumor has it that those conservative Big Oil Koch brothers may purchase and politically pollute the Tribune Co., a company which owns the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, Baltimore Sun and other bastions of mainstream moderation. Can you imagine that? Isn’t it bad enough to have Rupert Murdoch and his Fox Cable News and Fox Broadcasting Company Network out there stirring things up? Liberal Doses of Angst: As noted by Joe Strupp of Media Matters, this prospect is downright scary. He writes: “The Kochs are major funders of the American conservative...
  • News Corp. Threatens to Take Fox Off Airwaves

    04/09/2013 1:51:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 18 replies
    NewsMax (I know) ^ | 4/9/13 | Lisa Barron
    A senior News Corp. executive is threatening to pull the company’s flagship Fox network from the public airwaves if it loses its legal battle against Barry Diller’s Aereo. Speaking at the annual gathering of the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas, Chase Carey, News Corp’s president and chief operating officer, said Fox could become a pay-TV channel. His remarks come one week after a federal appeals court rejected a plea by the broadcast industry to shut down New York-based Aereo, which uses an array of tiny antennas to pick up free broadcast signals and transmit them to subscribers over...
  • Rupert Murdoch: Capitalism Far More Moral Than Socialism

    04/08/2013 7:52:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | April 8, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    While most regular people don’t really know or care who he is, Rupert Murdoch is among a small handful of individuals who is most despised by the far left in this country. Unlike many others, he also has the great distinction of being loathed by exponents of socialism worldwide. After reading (or watching) the speech which he recently gave to an Australian think tank called the Institute of Public Affairs about the moral superiority of free markets, it’s not hard to see why those who would enslave markets because they believe them to be based on greed would despise Murdoch,...
  • Bloomberg Plays Social Media Guru, Says Media Mogul Murdoch "Should Stop Twittering"

    03/26/2013 4:56:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/ ^ | March 26, 2013 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t understand why people just don’t think before they tweet. “Anything you send out is going to be re-tweeted, re-Facebooked, re-this, re-that,” Bloomberg said Monday.
  • F.C.C. Shift May Thwart a Murdoch Media Deal (Drudge headline...Murdoch wants LA Times )

    03/25/2013 3:02:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach
    NY Times ^ | Published: March 24, 2013 | By AMY CHOZICK
    In weighing a bid for The Los Angeles Times, Rupert Murdoch finds himself in a familiar role: waiting for rule changes from the government. With the resignation last week of Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, he may have to wait a little longer.
  • Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Powerful US Company

    02/23/2013 11:46:00 AM PST · by haffast · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 22, 2013, 2:45 PM | Michael Kelley
    Israel has granted a U.S. company the first license to explore for oil and gas in the occupied Golan Heights, John Reed of the Financial Times reports. A local subsidiary of the New York-listed company Genie Energy — which is advised by former vice president Dick Cheney and whose shareholders include Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch — will now have exclusive rights to a 153-square mile radius in the southern part of the Golan Heights. That geographic location will likely prove controversial. Israel seized the Golan Heights in the Six-Day War in 1967 and annexed the territory in 1981. Its...
  • Time for a new Fox? (Now an all pro-amnesty lineup)

    01/22/2013 9:56:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2013 | Mickey Kaus
    Does Fox News now have an All-Amnesty lineup? Looks like it. Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly have now fallen in line behind World Citizen Rupert Murdoch’s support of ”sweeping, generous immigration reform,” including a “path to citizenship.” Karl Rove was always on board, of course. What about Fox News’ viewers? Are they going to go along like sheep? They now have no network that represents their perspective on what seems to be a key issue for Obama’s second term. Is it time for a new Fox? (Wouldn’t it be time for a new Fox anyway? That lineup has been stale...
  • News Corp To Buy SportsTime Ohio Channel From Cleveland Indians Owner: Report (Murdoch-Fox)

    12/04/2012 11:33:32 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 12/4/12 | Nancy Tartaglione
    In a move that would surely please Fox News chief (and Ohio native) Roger Ailes, News Corp is expected to announce it is acquiring regional sports network SportsTime Ohio. It’s currently owned by the Dolan family, which also owns the Cleveland Indians baseball team. The price tag is said to be about $230M, according to Reuters sources. This would be the second RSN deal for News Corp in less than a month: In November, the company acquired a 49% stake in The New York Yankees’ YES Network, giving it local media rights to the Bronx Bombers and Brooklyn Nets. That...
  • Murdoch Says ‘YES’ to the Yankees: Why the Deal Could Help FOX Take On ESPN

    11/26/2012 7:01:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 3 replies
    Time Business ^ | 11/26/12 | Sam Gustin
    ...News Corp., the giant media conglomerate run by billionaire mogul Rupert Murdoch, has made sports a key component of the company’s portfolio. But this deal, which values YES at a whopping $3 billion, takes the company’s sports position to a new level, for three reasons. First, News Corp., which also owns cable news leader Fox News Channel, Hollywood stalwart 20th Century Fox, and 20 regional sports networks, gains a nearly 50% stake in YES, the country’s most valuable regional sports network. Second, the deal puts the media giant firmly in bed (so to speak) with the New York Yankees, arguably...
  • Rupert Murdoch, other potential buyers eye L.A. Times

    10/20/2012 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Amish · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 | Meg James
    It would be so nice to have the LA Times and the Chicago Trib back as conservative mainstays again like they were in the 60s!!! ------------ With Tribune Co. expected to emerge from bankruptcy soon, News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is looking to acquire two of its trophy properties — the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Tribune Co.'s debt holders — two investment firms and a bank — will become majority owners of the company after it exits bankruptcy, which could happen by year's end. News Corp. executives have had preliminary talks with these debt...
  • If Obama loses, has failure to marginalize Fox, Newscorp and Drudge will have caused it

    09/19/2012 7:46:55 AM PDT · by wzevonfan · 34 replies
    I am not shocked that the press is and always has been left leaning. I am shocked that they have thrown objectivity to the wind and are doing everything in their power to protect Obama. Atleast during the '04 election, they covered the Swift Boat Veterans, etc... It seems like they "learned their lesson" and are just ignoring anything they think will hurt Obama. I knew the attacks on Fox at the time were dangerous, but only now do we see how dangerous. If he was successful, Obama would have been able to control the message as he pushed for...
  • Rupert Murdoch's son denies Tom Cruise almost converted him to Scientology

    07/03/2012 10:32:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:30PM BST 03 Jul 2012 | Raf Sanchez
    The eldest son of Rupert Murdoch has denied he ever considered joining Scientology after reports emerged claiming Tom Cruise tried to convert him. Lachlan Murdoch was assiduously courted by the Hollywood star in 1999 while they were both living in Australia, according to the Daily Beast. Cruise, who had moved to live near his then-wife Nicole Kidman's family, was said to be determined to bring the younger Murdoch into the Scientology fold, believing that he would soon take over his father's media empire. Cruise reportedly traveled with Murdoch and his friend James Packer on private jets, all the while evangelizing...
  • Who should decide who’s fit to publish? Government? Politicians?

    05/03/2012 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    We’re never more than a step or two from tyranny. And the inclination to be tyrannical is buried not so deep beneath the surface even in the best of us. Who hasn’t longed to shut someone else up because the other’s message is so, take your pick, offensive, stupid, wrong, different, harmful, or even, correct? There’s much that’s wrong with journalism, and we spend a good bit of our day saying so, and pointing out its failings, particularly when those failing originate from the other end of the ideological spectrum. But what’s worse . . .
  • Rupert Murdoch predicts global economic crash

    05/01/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 6 replies
    http://twitchy.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Governments worldwide have borrowed 100 trillion last ten years. Defaults inevitable sometime soon. Means crash, hurting rich and poor. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) May 01, 2012 The business mogul and Newscorp head gave a dire outlook for the world’s economic future. With the world’s debt crisis coming to a head will we see a massive crash? This billionaire sure seems to think so.
  • Is Murdoch the GOP-Elite’s version of George Soros?

    04/26/2012 11:33:01 AM PDT · by publius321 · 6 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Rupert Murdoch is accused of manipulating the political process of numerous nations including the US. Every American has the right to lobby Congress and participate in the political system. But Murdoch –through ownership of prestigious outlets like the Wall Street Journal and Fox News- has the advantage of -creating- news and massaging the perceptions of tens of millions of unsuspecting viewers so they will think what he wants them to think and in turn vote how he wants them to vote despite all of the evidence of what they are doing clearly contradicting all of their professed principles! Now THAT...
  • Murdoch "Puppet Master" accusations in Briton could explain Fox's Behavior toward...

    04/25/2012 8:26:46 PM PDT · by publius321 · 2 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Murdoch "Puppet Master" accusations in Briton could explain Fox's Behavior toward Conservatives v. Romney......... Today Rupert Murdoch was "grilled" by the Leveson Inquiry on his relationship with British politicians, a key question thrown up by the phone hacking scandal at his now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Revelations of widespread illegal behavior at the top-selling Sunday newspaper rocked Britain's establishment with evidence of media misdeeds, police corruption, and too-cozy links between the press and politicians. Buffeted by the scandal, Cameron called for a public inquiry into media ethics, a move some observers said had angered Murdoch and prompted him to...
  • Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting

    04/11/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT · by VinL · 305 replies
    Real Politics ^ | 4-11-12 | Conroy
    - During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted The Fox News Channel, accusing the cable news network that employed him as recently as last year of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight and singling out former colleagues for attacking him out of what he characterized as personal jealousy. “I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said during the private meeting at Wesley College to which RealClearPolitics was granted access. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe...
  • Two UK Murdoch journalists in apparent suicide bids

    03/06/2012 3:47:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 6, 2012 6:00pm EST | Georgina Prodhan
    Two senior journalists working for Rupert Murdoch's News International have apparently attempted suicide as pressure mounts at the scandal-hit publisher of the now-defunct News of the World. Three sources close to the company told Reuters on Tuesday the two journalists at the Sun daily appeared to have tried to take their own lives. Investigations sparked by a phone-hacking scandal continue to expose dubious practices by present and past employees. Eleven current and former staff of the Sun, Britain's best-selling daily tabloid, have been arrested this year on suspicion of bribing police or civil servants for tip-offs. Their arrests have come...
  • Tabloid Reporter Proud Of Phone Hacking, Chases (Murdoch Scandal)

    12/01/2011 8:44:16 AM PST · by Retro Llama · 4 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11/29/11 | Sarah Lyall
    He admitted he and his colleagues hacked into people's phones and paid police officers for tips. He confessed to lurking in unmarked vans outside people's houses, stealing confidential documents, rifling through celebrity garbage and pretending he was not a journalist pursuing a story but "Brad the teenage rent boy," propositioning a priest. After Paul McMullan, a former deputy features editor at Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid, had finished testifying at a judicial inquiry Tuesday, it was hard to think of any dubious newsgathering technique he had not confessed to. Nor were the practices he described limited to...
  • News Corp. unit buying Thomas Nelson (Murdoch owns Zondervan too: controls 50% of Bible Publishing!)

    11/02/2011 6:55:55 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 23 replies
    Nashville Post ^ | 10/31/11 | Geert De Lombaerde
    Publishing giant HarperCollins, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., has signed a deal to buy Thomas Nelson from private-equity firm Kohlberg & Co. for an undisclosed sum. The purchase, which is expected to close later this year, will bring 213-year-old Thomas Nelson under the umbrella of one of the world's media groups and the owner of fellow Christian-oriented publisher Zondervan. Company officials on Monday said both companies will maintain separate operations, but did not comment on possible layoffs at Thomas Nelson, which employs about 600 people.
  • Steve Jobs Called Fox News a ‘Destructive Force in Our Society’

    10/26/2011 7:58:28 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 63 replies
    Gawker ^ | October 26, 2011 | Gawker
    Rupert Murdoch must have imagined Steve Jobs would be a feisty dinner guest. Even still, the News Corp. chairman couldn't have foreseen that, in one night at the mogul's Carmel, California ranch, Jobs would call his tech people incompetent, get a guy fired, and say that Fox News was literally destroying the world. Walter Isaacson's new biography of the Apple co-founder says Jobs railed against the conservative news channel and tried to convince Murdoch to shut it down. His comments came at the 2010 iteration of News Corp.'s annual management retreat. Isaacson writes: In return for speaking at the retreat,...
  • Fair and slightly inebriated: Inside Fox News’ 15th anniversary party

    09/26/2011 1:16:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies
    Yahoo News/The Cutline ^ | 9-22-11 | Dylan Stableford
    Rupert Murdoch wasn't in attendance at Fox News' 15th anniversary party at Chelsea Piers in New York on Wednesday night for Roger Ailes' speech. *snip* "I begged him not to because I've seen you drink," Ailes joked. "And, frankly, it's a nightmare." No matter. Ailes, the founder and chief executive of Fox News was this party's real star. Not Bill O'Reilly, who was also in attendance, but didn't speak. *snip* Murdoch aside, the biggest star not in attendance was Fox News contributor Sarah Palin, who continues to tease the electorate, insisting she has not made up her mind on a...
  • Justice Seeks Info From News Corp.

    09/20/2011 5:32:48 PM PDT · by Buck-I-Guy · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9-20-11 | By THOMAS CATAN And DEVLIN BARRETT
    U.S. prosecutors have sent News Corp. a letter seeking information about possible payments made by its U.K. tabloid newspapers to British policemen, according to people familiar with the matter. The letter of request, sent last week, is part of a Justice Department investigation, these people said, into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law that prohibits companies from bribing foreign officials. The fact the Justice Department chose to issue a "letter of request" rather than a criminal subpoena suggests the department has opted for a less confrontational approach to the matter, legal experts say.
  • WSJ: Eric Holder going after Murdoch

    09/20/2011 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 20 September 2011 | THOMAS CATAN And DEVLIN BARRETT
    U.S. prosecutors have sent News Corp. a letter seeking information about possible payments made by its U.K. tabloid newspapers to British policemen, according to people familiar with the matter. The letter of request, sent last week, is part of a Justice Department investigation, these people said, into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law t hat prohibits companies from bribing foreign officials. The fact the Justice Department chose to issue a "letter of request" rather than a criminal subpoena suggests the department has opted for a less confrontational approach to the matter, legal experts say....
  • Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice

    09/19/2011 6:28:21 AM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | Sep 19, 2011 | Richard Black
    Leading UK polar scientists say the Times Atlas of the World was wrong to assert that it has had to re-draw its map of Greenland due to climate change. Publicity for the latest edition of the atlas, launched last week, said warming had turned 15% of Greenland's former ice-covered land "green and ice-free". But scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute say the figures are wrong; the ice has not shrunk so much. The Atlas costs £150 ($237) and claims to be the world's "most authoritative". The 13th edition of the "comprehensive" version of the atlas included a number of...
  • Murdoch, Hackgate...and the vile hypocrisy of the Left

    08/24/2011 6:23:14 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 1 replies
    The Telegraph (Blog) ^ | 18 August. 2011 | James Delingpole
    The liberal-Left has many vices. But surely the most noisome one of all (in a crowded field) is its rank hypocrisy. If you’re going to take the moral high ground – as Lefties will insist on doing at every opportunity – the very least you owe the world in return if you have a shred of compunction, decency or intellectual consistency is to demonstrate more integrity than those you are impugning. And if you can’t do that, then bloody well shut up. In the last few months, you can’t have helped noticing, the liberal-Left media, led by the BBC and...
  • Fox News off and then on again at Escondido gym (LA Fitness)

    08/10/2011 7:10:31 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    North County Times ^ | August 8, 2011 | Mark Walker
    Fox News off and then on again at Escondido gym Fitness devotee Dianne Lowe's best exercise in recent days may be standing up for what she says is free speech. The five-year member of the LA Fitness club on El Norte Parkway in Escondido was outraged last week when she went to turn on the right-leaning cable channel while working out and found it wouldn't come in. Lowe talked to a gym attendant, who she said told her that LA Fitness officials had ordered it shut down. "They told me, 'We are not allowed to turn on Fox News,' and...
  • Fox News site calls Obama party a 'Hip-Hop BBQ' (Party had Hip-Hop celebrities and BBQ)

    08/05/2011 9:31:21 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    msnbc ^ | 8/5/2011 | BRIAN STELTER/ny times
    To most news Web sites, what happened at the White House on Thursday night was a private 50th birthday party for President Obama. To an editor at Fox News, it was something a little different. “Obama’s Hip-Hop BBQ Didn’t Create Jobs,” read the headline on an article on The Fox Nation,a conservative arm of FoxNews.com, which is owned by the News Corporation. Below the headline were photos of Mr. Obama and, separately, three black celebrities who attended the party, the basketball player Charles Barkley, the comedian Chris Rock and the rapper Jay-Z. Not pictured were any attendees of other racial...
  • Britain must resist Tea Party thinking (We have always been at war with with Eastasia)

    08/01/2011 5:39:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The London Guardian ^ | August 1, 2011 | Polly Toynbee
    As unreason triumphs in the US, a similar paranoia and refusal to accept scientific fact threaten to invade British politics. Tea Party madness has brought the US to the brink of economic mayhem, risking taking much of the world with it. In the face of obdurate unreason, the president of hyper-reasonableness was forced to surrender. The economic credibility of the country that holds the global reserve currency has wobbled. The political credibility of the world's beacon of democracy has failed in the face of an insurgency of unreason. Facts, evidence, probability, possibility – none of that matters to a movement...
  • CNN's Piers Morgan 'told interviewer stories were used based on phone tapping'

    07/27/2011 6:04:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | July 27 2011 | By Jon Swaine, New York
    Mr Morgan, a former News of the World and Daily Mirror editor who is now a high-profile television presenter in the US, has spent the past week categorically denying ever printing material derived from phone hacking. He spoke out after being accused by a Conservative MP and political bloggers of being involved in the phone hacking scandal that has engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, for which he used to work. “For the record, in my time at the News of the World and the Mirror, I have never hacked a phone, told anyone to hack a phone, or published any...
  • Top judge arrested on rape charges 'after victim secretly filmed him carrying out attack'

    07/26/2011 6:01:07 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/11 | Paul Thompson
    A senior judge has been arrested on rape charges after his alleged victim secretly filmed him carrying out the attack. Judge Albert Murdoch was also allegedly caught on the hidden tape boasting that he was above the law and would use his police contacts to make any charges go away. His arrest has led to authorities in New Mexico to look into many of the cases he presided over during a 25-year career. Murdoch, a 59-year-old criminal judge for the Second Judicial District Court in Bernalillo County in Albuquerque, was arrested on rape charges based on the hidden tape. Police...
  • Zondervan says connection to Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp 'does not present an ethical conflict'

    07/22/2011 7:06:22 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies
    M Live ^ | July 21st | Troy Reimink
    The scandal involving NewsCorp head Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid empire continues to widen, bringing scrutiny to, of all places, Grand Rapids and the Zondervan publishing company.
  • Explained: Hacking Ethics For Journalism Students

    07/21/2011 4:44:17 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 2 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | July 22, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Long story short, hacking is noble if you’re a powerful left-winger, but sinful if you’re allegedly rightwing. It’s also acceptable for powerful left-wingers to tap the phones of less powerful left-wingers, in order to cement their leadership ambitions. The first and most important principle to keep in mind though is to have an unbalanced worldview, bordering on schizophrenic. Don’t worry. There’s a proud history here you should be aware of. Take Democrat Obama’s hero Democrat FDR. The historian Paul Johnson reminds us in Modern Times (page 650): The tradition of presidential skulduggery had begun with Franklin Roosevelt. He had created...
  • Ann Coulter: MEDIA MOGUL CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDOCH ("rogue employee")

    07/20/2011 3:11:46 PM PDT · by Syncro · 25 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | July 20, 2011 | Ann Coulter
    MEDIA MOGUL CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDOCH July 20, 2011In December 1996, a Florida couple, John and Alice Martin, who sounded suspiciously like union goons, claimed to have inadvertently tapped into a phone conversation between then House Speaker Newt Gingrich and House Republican leadership. According to these Democratic and union activists, they were just driving around with a police scanner in their car, picked up a random phone conversation and said to themselves, "Wait a minute! I could swear that's Dick Armey's voice!" Luckily, they also had a tape recorder and cassette in their car, so they proceeded to illegally...
  • O'REILLY FACTOR: The Left Is Going On A "Witch Hunt" After The Murdoch Empire

    07/20/2011 12:54:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    O'Reilly Factor-Fox News ^ | July 19. 2011 | Staff
    "There is not a shred of evidence whatsoever that the U.S. side of News Corporation has been involved in any of these scandals."
  • Report: Obama top recipient of News Corp. donations

    07/19/2011 9:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill's Hillicon Valley ^ | July 19, 2011 | Gautham Nagesh
    Political donations by News Corp., its employees and their families were evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, with President Obama the all-time leading recipient, according to a report from the Sunlight Foundation. The transparency watchdog noted Tuesday that Democrats received 51 percent of contributions while Republicans received 49 percent, despite the firm's highly publicized links to the GOP, such as a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association in August. News Corp. is the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and Fox News, among others. The firm is currently under scrutiny in both the...