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  • Rupert Murdoch apologizes for ‘real black President’ tweet

    10/08/2015 12:00:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2015 2:51 PM EDT | David Bauder
    Rupert Murdoch, who founded the News Corp. media empire that includes Fox News Channel, apologized on Thursday for a Twitter message suggesting that President Barack Obama isn’t a “real black president.” […] Following a backlash, Murdoch tweeted Thursday: “Apologies! No offense meant. Personally find both men charming.” …
  • Rupert Murdoch implies Obama is not 'real black president' in tweet praising Ben Carson

    10/08/2015 1:42:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | October 7, 2025 | Ben jacobs
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has suggested that Barack Obama was not a “real black” president in a tweet praising Republican candidate Ben Carson on Wednesday night. Murdoch, who has repeatedly praised Carson in recent months, tweeted: “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide? And much else.” He then directed followers to an article in New York magazine that he said showed “minority community disappointment” with the president’s record. However, his earlier tweet directly implied that Obama, whose mother was a white American and whose father was a Kenyan studying...
  • NBC caught manipulating poll results released today.

    09/27/2015 3:27:35 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 80 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/26/2015 | sundance
  • Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic [media up in arms]

    09/10/2015 11:38:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | September 10, 2015 | Jack Mirkinson
    Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic. Here’s the problem everybody should be talking about. The media was up in arms yesterday at news of Murdoch's high-profile acquisition. Here's what you should know. The news that National Geographic has now been placed in the hands of Rupert Murdoch prompted a predictable outcry, roughly akin to what happens in the movies when the clearly evil tycoon takes the orphans away. A bastion of popular science is now controlled by a very prominent climate change denier who, despite his company’s assurances of editorial integrity, has spent decades interfering with the independence of his...
  • The RINO-ing of Megyn Kelly: Has Trump made it okay for all candidates to blow her off?

    08/26/2015 4:26:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | Aug 27, 2015 | Jim Newell
    So now Megyn Kelly is a RINO squish intent on doing the liberal media’s dirty work. (SNIP) That Trump has been trashing her for so long, and the best her coworkers and boss can do is tweet a few cowardly lines asking him to pwease, pwease stop, Mr. Trump, pwease, suggests that Fox’s audience has sided with Trump on this one and has lost a certain amount of faith in Megyn Kelly. What Trump’s campaign has done, then, is give other candidates an excuse to blow off questions from Megyn Kelly. Considere this exchange between Kelly and Ted Cruz last...
  • Fox Hosts Jump To Megyn Kelly's Defense After Trump Doubles Down (Geraldo, Perino, Powers...)

    08/25/2015 10:34:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 141 replies
    TPM ^ | 8/25/15 | CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Though Fox News hosts remained largely silent during Donald Trump's first spat with Megyn Kelly, the channel's personalities were quick to defend their colleague Tuesday morning after Trump again decided to ridicule Kelly. Trump had patched up his relationship with Fox after commenting that Kelly "had blood coming out of her wherever" during the first Republican presidential debate. However, on Monday night he said Kelly was "off her game" upon returning from vacation. He also retweeted a comment calling Kelly a "bimbo." During "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday morning, co-host Brian Kilmeade said Trump's tweets attacking Kelly were "totally out...
  • Roger Ailes Nukes Trump: Attack on Megyn Kelly Is ‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Disturbing’

    08/25/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 168 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 8/25/15 | Lloyd Grove
    Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes released a statement on Tuesday about Donald Trump's renewed war on host Megyn Kelly. “Donald Trump's surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at FOX News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise.” -snip- On Tuesday morning Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade fired back, saying Trump is "out of control." At least 10 separate Fox News personalities publically rebuked Trump before noon on Tuesday,...
  • Rupert Murdoch (Fox News Chief): Michael Bloomberg should run for president

    08/24/2015 12:03:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Murdoch followed up with a pair of tweets a couple of hours later, saying, "I did not say I would vote for him! Just a friend I admire," and, "Far away from world's troubles here on Great Barrier Reef swimming and reading. Seems irresponsible." Murdoch is the head of News Corp., which owns newspapers including the New York Post and The Wall Street Journal, and until recently oversaw Fox News and other networks as CEO of 21st Century Fox. The Australian billionaire's apparent desire to draft Bloomberg — the Democrat-turned-independent who left office in 2013 and has sent no signals...
  • News Corp chief tips Rubio to trump Trump

    08/16/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    The World ^ | August 14, 2015 | Jamie Smyth
    Marco Rubio’s star may be rising and Tony Abbott’s falling among senior News Corp executives, a Sydney speech on Thursday night by chief executive Robert Thomson suggested. The chief of the media group, whose assets include a range of influential newspapers in the US, Australia and the UK, told an audience at the Lowy Institute that the Florida senator looked an impressive candidate in the race to secure the Republican nomination to run for US president. “Personally I slightly fell in love with Marco Rubio at the last Republican National Convention because I thought he told a great personal narrative...
  • Toto was on the Debate Stage, too!

    08/12/2015 7:55:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/15 | A.J. Cameron
    Curtain has been pulled back, exposing Murdoch and his wrecking crew as an anti-God, anti-family, anti-freedom and anti-U. S. network within the propaganda machine We should thank Fox News for hosting the debates on Thursday evening. Hopefully, the bloom is finally off of the rose. The network did more in two hours than I have been able to do for quite some time. Toto was also on stage, pulling back the curtain of deceit and exposing the fact that Fox News is, indeed, in word and deed, a prominent member of the globalist puppeteers’ propaganda machine. Yes, the current puppet...
  • Fox News Lurches Left as Murdoch’s Sons Take Control of Media Dynasty

    08/10/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/15 | Jerry A. Kane
    Murdoch's message to blunt Trump's rise in the polls came loud and clear over his social media and publishing outlets Rupert Murdoch handed over 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate behind Fox News, to sons James and Lachlan July 1, 2015. James is now CEO and Lachlan executive co-chairman. Last year Murdoch elevated his sons to prominent positions, James to co-COO and Lachlan to non-executive co-chairman, but the turnover of the conglomerate came sooner than expected. For 15 years, Roger Ailes has enjoyed near total autonomy as head of Fox News, but Ailes’ sovereign rule ended abruptly with the move. A...
  • VANITY - IS A PICTURE STILL WORTH 1,000 WORDS? YOU DECIDE! (Jeb, Murdoch & Jarret)

    08/08/2015 5:40:15 PM PDT · by onyx · 67 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC - (FReep-Mail) | Saturday, August 8, 2015 | onyx
    Maybe, just maybe this picture of Jeb Bush, Rupert Murdoch & Valerie Jarrett will clear some things up for you... like why Fox News ordered a CODE RED on Donald Trump and why Fox is trashing conservatives 24/7? Also, why Jeb Bush is for Common Core, Open Borders and all the other Socialist ideas. Good old Jeb thinks America’s best days are ahead of us now that the Republican House and Senate have assured Planned Parenthood can continue to traffic in infant body parts and Obama’s amnesty and Obamacare have been funded. PLEASE MAKE YOUR DONATION TODAY!
  • Donald Trump’s Newest Enemy: Fox News

    08/07/2015 2:37:45 PM PDT · by onyx · 165 replies
    New York News & Politics ^ | August 7, 2015 | Gabriel Sherman
    Having spent the past six weeks rhetorically slashing at his Republican rivals, it makes perfect sense that Donald Trump would eventually run out of targets and find himself in a war with the party’s media arm: Fox News. At the GOP primary debate Thursday night in Cleveland, Trump’s onstage clashes with the Fox moderators, and his postdebate complaints about the network’s treatment of him, were among the most talked-about story lines to emerge from the Quicken Loans Arena. What makes the confrontation all the more dramatic was that Fox News chairman Roger Ailes has, until this point, been a...
  • Rupert Murdoch Wants to Stop Donald Trump, But First He’s Got to Rein In Roger Ailes

    08/07/2015 2:26:11 PM PDT · by onyx · 37 replies
    New York News & Politics ^ | July 22, 2015 | Gabriel Sherman
    The mounting problem Donald Trump poses to Republicans is also a mounting problem for the country’s most powerful conservative media mogul: Rupert Murdoch. This morning’s New York Times gives front-page treatment to the billionaire grudge match that has become a major story line in this year’s (already) fractious GOP primary. The piece by political reporters Amy Chozick and Ashley Parker chronicles Murdoch’s intensifying efforts over the past week to blunt Trump’s surge to the top of the crowded GOP field. In recent days, Murdoch has tweeted that Trump is “wrong” and “embarrassing.” On Sunday, the New York Post mocked...
  • Rupert Murdoch to Trump: hey… sorry about that “embarrassment” thing, okay?

    08/05/2015 1:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It was only a few weeks ago when media honcho and Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter and asked when Donald Trump was going to stop being an embarrassment to his friends and to the whole country. That exchange elicited a rather negative response from The Donald (who seems to have a team monitoring the entire planet for any time anyone mentions his name and is never shy about firing back) and the situation has been simmering ever since. That seems to have come to an end last week, when Murdoch reached out to the GOP frontrunner for...
  • Peace-brokering? Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch talked by phone

    08/04/2015 12:11:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    Two weeks ago Rupert Murdoch said Donald Trump was embarrassing "the whole country." But now the two Republican party power brokers may be brokering peace. The two men recently spoke for the first time since Trump entered the presidential race back in June, according to people with direct knowledge of the call. It was just a phone conversation, not an in-person meeting, but it was cordial and forward-looking, the people said. It took place about a week ago. Why does it matter? Because Trump has become the Republican presidential front-runner and a political force to be reckoned with, despite eye-rolling...
  • Peace-brokering? Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch talked by phone

    08/04/2015 12:14:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/4/15 | Brian Stelter
    <p>Two weeks ago Rupert Murdoch said Donald Trump was embarrassing "the whole country." But now the two Republican party power brokers may be brokering peace.</p> <p>The two men recently spoke for the first time since Trump entered the presidential race back in June, according to people with direct knowledge of the call.</p>
  • Report: Rupert Murdoch Wants Fox To 'Back Off The Trump Coverage'

    07/22/2015 2:39:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/22/15 | Sara Jerde
    upert Murdoch wants his top executive at Fox News to rein in the network's coverage of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, but the executive has so far refused to comply, according to a report published Wednesday. Gabe Sherman of New York magazine quoted an anonymous source who said that Murdoch has tried to get Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes to have the conservative news channel "back off the Trump coverage." The channel has covered Trump more than any other presidential candidate in the 2016 race, according to the report. And Murdoch has not hesitated to voice his dislike of the current...
  • Rupert Murdoch to Step Down as CEO of FOX – Hands Reins to Liberal Son

    06/11/2015 9:13:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies ^ | 6-11-2015 | Jim Hoft
    84 year-old Rupert Murdoch will step down as CEO and controlling shareholder of 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch to Step Down as CEO of FOX – Hands Reins to Liberal Son June 11, 2015 by Jim Hoft 1 Comment 84 year-old Rupert Murdoch will step down as CEO and controlling shareholder of 21st Century Fox. CNBC reported: Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year-old chief executive officer and controlling shareholder of 21st Century Fox, is preparing to step down as CEO of the media giant and hand that title to his son James, according to numerous sources close to the Murdoch family. An...
  • Senior intelligence people say certain that Hillary's messages totally hacked ...

    03/19/2015 11:18:11 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 43 replies ^ | Mar 18,2015 | Rupert Murdoch @rupertmurdoch
    Senior intelligence people say certain that Hillary's messages totally hacked by several foreign governments.
  • WikiLeaks Surprise: Saudis “Fascinated” By Fox News Channel, David Letterman and Friends

    12/08/2010 9:20:41 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies ^ | 12/08/2010 | Mark Joyella
    Here’s an interesting tidbit we can thank jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for: according to cables included in the recent WikiLeaks document drop, informants have told diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia that American television–particularly Fox News Channel and David Letterman’s Late Show–are proving to be powerful weapons against “violent jihad.” As the U.K.’s Guardian reports, uncensored satellite broadcasts of popular American shows–with Arabic subtitles–carried via Saudi channel MBC, have turned young Saudis into huge fans of Desperate Housewives, Friends, and Fox News: “It’s still all about the war of ideas here, and the American programming on MBC...
  • J.K. Rowling Just Schooled Rupert Murdoch For His Ignorant Anti-Muslim Comments

    01/11/2015 11:08:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    MTV ^ | Jan. 11, 2015 | by Alicia Lutes
    Even though Harry Potter has graduated Hogwarts and moved onto bigger and brighter things (with decidedly less peril), J.K. Rowling is still creating magic with her words. As evidenced by her stunning takedown of Rupert Murdoch’s ignorant comments about the recent events in Paris. On Friday, the News Corp chairman had some stunningly misguided words for the Muslim people of the world in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, calling for the “Moslems” of the world to take the blame. Terrorism, you see, is their problem and they’ll have to either fix it for the rest of...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.