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  • Murdoch v The Media Elite Lynch Mob = Dan Rather’s Revenge?

    07/12/2011 7:49:02 AM PDT · by sussex · 10 replies
    The Aged ^ | 12/07/11 | The Aged P
    So the appearance of this article by Tom Geoghegan on the BBC website “Rupert Murdoch:Could his US empire be affected?” should be ringing alarm bells for conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic. For this is not really about the rather shady ethics of a few phone hacking tabloid journalists.
  • New hacking allegations engulf Murdoch papers Rivals report intrusions on palace, ex-PM

    07/11/2011 11:04:56 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 8 replies ^ | 7.12.11 | Cassandra Vinograd
    LONDON - Rupert Murdoch’s media empire was besieged yesterday by accusations that two more of his British newspapers engaged in hacking, deception, and privacy violations that included accessing former prime minister Gordon Brown’s bank account information and stealing the medical records of his seriously ill baby son.
  • News Corp may be at risk for U.S. probe over bribery (Drudge: WILL OBAMA TARGET MURDOCH?)

    07/11/2011 5:33:31 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    Reuters US ^ | Mon Jul 11, 2011 | Jeremy Pelofsky and Carlyn Kolker
    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp could face probes by U.S. authorities for possibly violating bribery laws, compounding the media mogul's problems after a phone-hacking scandal in Britain. The Obama administration has significantly stepped up enforcement of anti-bribery laws in the last two years, winning big settlements from the likes of Daimler AG and BAE Systems Plc by focusing on bribes they paid to foreign officials to win lucrative contracts. Bribes for business have represented the bulk of these anti-bribery cases brought by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is unclear whether U.S. authorities would use scarce resources...
  • Selective Shamming

    07/10/2011 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/9/2011 | Mark Steyn
    Something rather weird happened in London last week. For some time, the Guardian, a liberal, broadsheet, “respectable” newspaper, has been hammering the News of the World, a populist, tabloid, low-life newspaper, over its employees’ penchant for “hacking” the phones of royals and celebrities — Prince Harry and Hugh Grant, for example. This isn’t as forensic as it sounds: Until recently, most British cellphones were sold with the default password set to either 0000 or 1234, and most customers never bothered to change it. But last Monday it emerged that the News of the World had also hacked into the telephone...
  • James Murdoch could face criminal charges on both sides of the Atlantic

    07/09/2011 1:25:17 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    James Murdoch and News Corp could face corporate legal battles on both sides of the Atlantic that involve criminal charges, fines and forfeiture of assets as the escalating phone-hacking scandal risks damaging his chances of taking control of Rupert Murdoch's US-based media empire.
  • Victory for the anti-Murdoch alliance as ‘phone-hacking’ scandal shuts UK tabloid

    07/08/2011 11:02:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 7, 2011 | Mike McNally
    Other than dedicated media watchers, readers in the United States will be at best only dimly aware of the “phone-hacking” scandal surrounding the News of the World, the UK Sunday tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News International, and said to be the most widely read newspaper in the English-speaking world. Well, you’ll be hearing a bit more about it over the next few days, as it’s been announced that the paper – known colloquially as the “News of the Screws” on account of its predilection for reporting on sex scandals involving politicians and celebrities – will close after this Sunday’s...
  • Murdoch Folds News Of The World Over Hacking

    07/07/2011 9:16:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Murdoch Folds News Of The World Over Hacking This Sunday's News Of The World will be the last ever issue of the tabloid, News International chairman James Murdoch has announced. He said this newspaper would not run any commercial adverts this weekend, adding the advertising space would be donated to causes and charities.
  • News of the World hacking row escalates(Murdoch newspaper scandal)

    07/05/2011 10:01:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/5/2011 | BBC
    New allegations have emerged of payments to the police as the row around the News of the World escalates. The paper's owners have passed to the police e-mails which appear to show that payments were authorised by the then editor, Andy Coulson. It comes as a solicitor representing some of the relatives of people who died in the 7/7 bombings says families may have been victims of hacking. MP's will hold an emergency debate in the House of Commons later. BBC business editor Robert Preston says the e-mail disclosure was "a significant development." He said it had an important political...
  • Rupert Murdoch's media empire reveals unprecedented $8+ TRILLION SEC scandal

    06/21/2011 6:34:54 PM PDT · by dead · 28 replies ^ | June 21, 2011 | Timothy Barello
    Several days ago, Steven Jones of Dow Jones Newswires – a News Corporation company – broke what may be the story of the Millennium, literally. According to 69 recent SEC filings that have now “vanished”, a Texan by the name of Johnny Earl Satterwhite claims to hold over $8 trillion in public companies like Microsoft, Exxon Mobil and City National Bank, among others. Jones also obtained documents that show Satterwhite falsely warranting his ownership of almost one trillion shares in Microsoft. This is 100% impossible, as Jones brilliantly notes... that's more than the 8.4 billion shares Microsoft has issued in...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies ^ | June 12, 2011 |
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • Al Gore Denounces Rupert Murdoch's 'Abuse of Power' (Current TV gets bumped in Italy)

    05/19/2011 12:04:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 5/19/11 | Adam Martin
    Al Gore Denounces Rupert Murdoch's 'Abuse of Power'By Adam Martin 01:03 PM ET Al Gore and Rupert Murdoch have never been best friends, but now they're locked in a very public clash, at the root of which sits Keith Olbermann, who recently joined Gore's Current TV. Gore took a swipe at Murdoch in the press today, telling the Guardian that it was an "abuse of power" for the News Corporation magnate to force his left-leaning Current TV off the air in Italy because it didn't fit his "idealogical agenda." Current got the abrupt word three weeks ago that the digital...
  • Sarah Palin is surprise guest at White House Correspondents’ weekend parties

    04/30/2011 5:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Reliable Source ^ | April 30, 2011 | Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger
    And you thought this weekend was going to be all about Donald Trump! Probably only one other lightening-rod VIP could have stolen the mogul’s buzz in the pro-am zeitgeist tournament known as the White House Correspondents’ weekend, and darned if she didn’t pull a surprise appearance. You betcha, she did. Sarah Palin walked into the Georgetown home of Mark Ein shortly before noon Saturday to dazzle a brunch crowd of Washington insiders and visiting luminaries. Black bell-sleeved summer dress, shiny hair. She and a clean-shaven Todd Palin posed for a few photos with hosts Wendi Murdoch and Susan Axelrod, then...

    04/30/2011 11:41:04 AM PDT · by onyx · 141 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 4/30/2011 | AMIE PARNES
    Guess who came to brunch? The hockey mom herself, Sarah Palin, attended Tammy Haddad's annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner brunch on Saturday. The former vice presidential candidate was immediately enveloped by a large crowd on a patio after making her entrance with Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren. Palin spent some time posing for pictures with both Dems and R's alike. About an hour later, she took off with Van Susteren.
  • Soros: Murdoch is the real 'puppetmaster'

    02/21/2011 10:18:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/11 | Ben Smith
    The billionaire George Soros responded for the first time, I think, to Glenn Beck's sustained assault on him in an interview (above) with Fareed Zakaria, suggesting that Beck accuses him of being, in effect, Fox chief Rupert Murdoch. "I would be amused if people saw the joke in it — because what he is doing , he is projecting what Fox, what Rupert Muroch is doing," Soros said of a Beck allegation that he is the "puppetmaster" of a media empire. Murdoch "has a media empire that is telling the people some
  • All The "Daily" Details Leaked (Murdoch's Hoped-For Salvation To Stave Off MSM Extinction)

    02/02/2011 8:46:03 AM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | February 2, 2011 | Staff
    Just minutes before the presentation, here are all the details of Murdoch's The Daily iPad newspaper, sent by Rupert himself. $40 will get you a subscription to 365 days of these contents: Updating live • Over 100 pages of original news, life, entertainment, opinion and sports-every single day of the year • Original video content • A selection of articles read aloud • 360 degree photos you can explore by swiping • Immersive photography • Interactive charts, info-graphics and clickable ‘hot spots' • The option to save articles to read later • Web-friendly versions of articles you can share via...
  • Fox News' Roger Ailes: "Tone it Down"

    01/10/2011 9:57:18 PM PST · by pissant · 81 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/10/11 | Stephanie Condon
    In the wake of the tragic shooting in Tuscon, Ariz. that left six dead and 14 injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Fox News President Roger Ailes is saying that his network and others in politics and the media need to "tone it down." In an interview with Russell Simmons, published today by Simmons' website Global Grind, Ailes addressed the tragedy and the partisan rhetoric some say is to blame for the incident. Ailes to some extent defended Sarah Palin's use of crosshairs imagery during the 2010 campaign, arguing that such rhetoric was not uncommon in politics. Palin has come under...
  • A prediction for 2012: Sarah Palin will toss her hat in the ring (Bucket needed)

    12/15/2010 11:11:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 15, 2010 | Todd Huffman
    I'm going out on a very short limb with a prediction for the new year: Sarah Palin will announce later in the coming year her intention to seek the GOP nomination for the presidency in 2012. And, oh, how the talking heads will talk, for days on end, upstaging disasters natural and man-made. The world will watch in amazement as this femme of Facebook, this whiz of Twitter, this marionette of Murdoch who has become the Paris Hilton of politics – famous for being famous and little more – will hijack endless hours of broadcast media and spill the ink...
  • Murdoch, Rothschild invest in Israeli shale oil (up to 300 billion barrels of recoverable oil)

    12/15/2010 11:39:54 PM PST · by ChicagoHebrew · 35 replies · 2+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/22/2010 | AMIRAM BARKAT
    Lord Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch have invested in an Israeli venture to produce oil from bituminous-bearing rock (shale) in the Elah Valley in the Judean Hills. Last week, they acquired 11 percent in equal shares of Genie Energy Corporation unit Genie Oil and Gas Inc. for a total of $11 million. Genie Energy, a subsidiary of IDT Corporation, is the parent company (89%) of Israel Energy Initiatives Ltd., which holds an exclusive shale-oil exploration and production license covering 238 square miles in the Adulam district, which is between Beit Shemesh and Beit Guvrin. The company believes its shale-oil cracking...
  • A Martyr for the Cause? (Geert Wilders trial & sneering Prince Al Alweed)

    10/06/2010 6:50:17 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10-6-2010 | Alex rossi
    There’s a big media turnout for the trail of the controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders. The platinum blonde anti-Islam fighter is on trial in Amsterdam for inciting racial hatred.
  • Rupert Murdoch Calls for Amnesty for 'Law-Abiding' Illegal Immigrants (w/Video)

    09/30/2010 1:39:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 30, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    ( -- News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch said he supports amnesty for “law abiding” illegal immigrants because as legal residents they can help the nation’s economy by adding to “our tax base.” He also said he supports securing the border to prevent more illegal immigrants from entering the United States.At a hearing on Thursday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, Murdoch testified, “I joined Mayor [Michael] Bloomberg in organizing the Partnership for a New American Economy because I believe that all Americans should have a vital interest in fixing our broken...
  • NY Post self-censors 9-11 anti-Victory Mosque protest story

    09/12/2010 7:17:01 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 40 replies
    NY Post & Bing Cache ^ | September 11, 2010 at 3:13 PM and/or 9:09 PM | FREE REPUBLIC WORLD EXCLUSIVE
      ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE STORY By JOE WALKER, AMBER SUTHERLAND and CATHY BURKELast Updated: 3:13 PM, September 11, 2010 Posted: 1:17 PM, September 11, 2010            CENSORED VERSION OF THE STORY By JOE WALKER, DOUGLAS MONTERO, AMBER SUTHERLAND and KATHIANNE BONIELLOLast Updated: 9:09 PM, September 11, 2010 Posted: 1:17 PM, September 11, 2010         
  • Kim Jong-Il and the Dude Go Bowling for Foreign Dollars

    09/07/2010 9:27:23 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 1 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/7/10 at 11:23 AM
    As part of a bid for foreign currency, Kim Jong-Il is trying to bolster North Korean software-development capabilities, including video games targeting foreign audiences, like a mobile-phone bowling app starring Jeff Bridges's character from The Big Lebowski as well as Men in Black spinoff, called Alien Assault. Both games are published by a division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
  • Google, AP forge content accord

    08/31/2010 3:33:36 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 31, 2010
    Google and The Associated Press have agreed to a new deal after years of wrangling over alleged misuse of AP's content. As part of the pact, Google has said it will help AP better understand how its content is being used across the Web and what stories are gaining widest distribution.The deal could help AP modify its story selection based on what's popular. "AP and Google will work together in a number of new areas, such as ways to improve discovery and distribution of news," the news organization said ..... News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has argued in recent months...
  • Rupert Murdoch donates $1m to Republican party

    08/18/2010 12:13:56 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 6 replies
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 18, 2010
    <p>Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has donated $1 million (Ł642,000) to the Republican party, more than doubling its fundraising in the second quarter of the year and giving a boost to candidates in the November mid-term elections.</p> <p>Murdoch's company News Corporation said that it was supporting the Republicans because of the party's pro-business agenda.</p>
  • Schwarzenegger to speak at Bohemian Club conclave

    07/30/2010 8:36:42 AM PDT · by Palter · 2 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | 28 July 2010 | GUY KOVNER
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is scheduled to address a throng of rich and powerful men on Friday under the towering redwoods at the Bohemian Grove as the annual encampment along the Russian River in Monte Rio enters its final weekend. No one other than Bohemian Club members and their guests will hear the governor's speech, which is — like everything that transpires during the 17-day midsummer enclave — done in absolute privacy. Plutocrats and powerbrokers, including former presidents, annually flock to the 2,700-acre wooded retreat where neither women, other than grove employees, nor outsiders of either gender are permitted. “It's a...
  • Fox News’ Rupert Murdoch: Pro-Amnesty.

    06/24/2010 2:05:15 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 13 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | June 24, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    [youtube=] Tonight on The ANDREA SHEA KING Show at 9p ET we'll be talking about it. It? Yep. Take a look... William Gheen of ALIPAC will join us at the top of the hour. Don't be late. News Owner Rupert Murdoch Pushes for Amnesty for Illegal Aliens by William Gheen President of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC ALIPAC www.alipac.usJune 24, 2010 A big question has been answered for those of us wondering why very few of the leaders of organizations fighting against illegal immigration are on Fox News anymore. The last time I was on FOX was on Sunday...
  • Murdoch aims for the New York Times' jugular

    04/24/2010 1:30:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 1,135+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    The jugular vein of the New York Times Company is local advertising in the New York editions, and the company just acquired a price-slashing competitor that is likely to cost it dearly. In early 2006, Jack Risko and I explained why local ads in the New York market are so important to the Times' revenues, and why they are highly vulnerable to competition from Rupert Murdoch of News Corp. In mid 2007, I predicted that with the Wall Street Journal under News Corp control, upscale New York readers were going to be targeted for circulation, and that eventually the WSJ...
  • James Murdoch at the Independent: 'like a scene out of Dodge City'

    04/22/2010 8:01:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 345+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 04/22/10 | Hugh Muir and Jane Martinson
    James Murdoch at the Independent: 'like a scene out of Dodge City' In common with so many problems involving young men in modern London, it was a squall about reputation and respect * Hugh Muir and Jane Martinson *, Thursday 22 April 2010 19.18 BST 'Look who's here to see you!' Rebekah Brooks, James Murdoch and Simon Kelner. Photographs: Martin Argles, Murdo Macleod and Graham Turner After a lifetime at the helm of the world's most powerful media organisation and in the crosshairs of the left, Rupert Murdoch has, of necessity, developed a reasonably thick skin. The Dirty Digger...
  • Does Rupert Murdoch understand copyright?

    04/07/2010 10:46:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 561+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/7/2010 | Shane Richmond
    Rupert Murdoch has gone on the offensive to justify his plan to put his newspaper’s websites behind a paywall. He told a National Press Club event at George Washington University: “We are going to stop people like Google or Microsoft or whoever from taking stories for nothing … there is a law of copyright and they recognise it.” In an interview with Martin Kalb for The Kalb Report, Murdoch set out what the search engines would be permitted to do: “We’ll be very happy if they just publish our headline or a sentence or two and that’s followed by a...
  • Rupert Murdoch to charge for access to Times and Sunday Times online

    03/27/2010 12:22:33 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 27 replies · 628+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/26/2010 | Rupert Neate
    Murdoch has decided to block the 20m online readers of The Times from accessing the paper free of charge on the internet. From June, anyone wanting to read The Times or The Sunday Times online will have to pay Ł1 a day or Ł2 a week for the privilege. Those who subscribe to the printed edition will be able to access the paper’s planned and websites as part of their subscription. Analysts warned that The Times risks losing “almost all” of its online readers when it erects the so-called “pay walls”. Rebekah Brooks, a former editor of The...
  • Rupert Murdoch selling out America

    03/17/2010 1:53:42 PM PDT · by publius321 · 13 replies · 413+ views ^ | March 17, 2010 | MrArbitrage
    "...We are begging to be destroyed. I hope everyone is feeling good about themselves in the process. That’s what this is all about, “look at me, I’m such a humanitarian because I pacify terrorists, I'm such a diplomat…” They gave Yasser Arafat a friggin Nobel Peace Prize!... I cannot say I’m surprised by Murdoch’s selling us out. Just because I prefer Fox News over the others, I have no delusions about this guy. It is clear Murdoch has put his back pocket ahead of US national security and national morality. Murdoch through the Fox Network is the biggest purveyor of...
  • Rupert Murdoch’s coddling of Islamic Tyrants

    03/17/2010 6:37:33 AM PDT · by publius321 · 6 replies · 152+ views ^ | March 17, 2010 | by MrArbitrage
    "...The meddia, at our peril, venerate the terrorist Muhammad – and to be honest, that word is a euphemism for the so-called “prophet”. As I look at the western media dismissing a prescient man like Wilders, it reminds me of the years of disdain that Sir Winston Churchill endured from Parliament and the media as he vociferously warned them of the evils of Adolf Hitler. The ignorance toward the murderous intent of Islam upon the entire globe is absolutely surreal. Couple that with the extreme hostility those same appeasers of Islam have toward Christ and it will strengthen the faith...
  • Rupert Murdoch’s coddling of Islamic Tyrants

    03/16/2010 8:53:24 PM PDT · by publius321 · 3 replies · 210+ views ^ | March 17, 2010 | by MrArbitrage
    I was recently forwarded a link to a column by conservative author Diane West. In this column (linked below) Ms. West points out some disturbing trends regarding the media mollycoddling of Islamic tyrants. A recent example she highlighted was their treatment of Geert Wilders. If you are not familiar with Mr. Wilders, it’s not surprising given the obvious pro-Islam bias our media has demonstrated. Wilders is leader of the Freedom Party in the Netherlands and has been sounding the alarms against the Islamization of Europe. Wilders became internationally known for his controversial film called Fitna - roughly translated as "strife"...
  • Media heavyweights spar over charging for news online

    03/12/2010 12:54:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 307+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/12/10 | Chris Lefkow
    NEW YORK (AFP) – With The New York Times and Rupert Murdoch poised to start charging for newspapers online, media heavyweights sparred on Thursday over whether readers will pay for news on the Web. The Times plans to require payment for full access to in early 2011 and Murdoch, who already charges for The Wall Street Journal online, has pledged to begin charging Web readers of his other News Corp. newspapers. Keynote speakers and panelists at the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Media Summit here differed sharply on whether Internet users would be ready to shell out money for what they have...
  • What about Murdoch's son taking over FoxNews?

    03/11/2010 7:30:27 PM PST · by reprobate · 13 replies · 915+ views
    Urgent Agenda ^ | 3-11-10 | William Katz
    GRIM – AT 8:23 A.M. ET: Fox News has become a major success story in the United States because it has given conservatives a voice. Fox is the most-watched cable news network. But what of the future? Some signs make us uneasy. Did you know that Fox is seven-percent-owned by Saudi interests? Fox is run by Rupert Murdoch, who has been intensely pro-American. His son, though, is gradually taking over operations, and he apparently does not share his father's views. A new announcement by the elder Murdoch (surprisingly) cannot make us happy: ABU DHABI (AFP) - – News Corp chief...
  • News Corp. Units Head to Abu Dhabi

    03/09/2010 11:56:36 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 201+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 8, 2010, 1:10 P.M. ET | CHIP CUMMINS
    ABU DHABI—News Corp.'s Fox International Channels said Monday it is basing the Middle East operations of its global online advertising network in Abu Dhabi and setting up an office here for its documentary-production arm. Fox International said it would also move some broadcasting operations related to its Mideast channels from Hong Kong and other locations to Abu Dhabi. The moves are the latest by a handful of large, international media outlets to establish footholds in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The city-state, in an effort to diversify away from oil, has set out to lure a...
  • Abu Dhabi is future base for News Corp: Murdoch

    03/09/2010 10:42:41 AM PST · by rxsid · 41 replies · 323+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/9/2010 | breitbart
    "Abu Dhabi is future base for News Corp: Murdoch 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...
  • Murdoch Confirms Wall Street Journal's New York Edition (Rupert disses NY Times...)

    03/02/2010 1:13:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 2 replies · 354+ views
    Ad Age ^ | 3/2/10 | Nat Ives
    News Corp. Chairman-CEO Rupert Murdoch confirmed today for the first time what everyone in New York media already knows: The Wall Street Journal will launch its New York edition in April. It's a direct thrust at The New York Times, whose New York metro advertisers haven't had an efficient alternative in the Journal before. Now those marketers will have a new possibility, a prospect that's already tempted Bloomingdale's and Bergdorf Goodman -snip- "We're adding a whole new section and taking on reporters and editors," Mr. Murdoch added. "We believe that, in its pursuit of journalism prizes and a national reputation,...
  • RED ALERT – Fox News Abandons Patriotic Americans by Selling Out to Muslim Interests

    02/17/2010 12:40:05 AM PST · by bogusname · 29 replies · 1,371+ views
    CFP ^ | February 16, 2010 | Jerry McConnell
    A recent column of mine alluded to a deal that Rupert Murdoch had concluded with one of the Princes in the Saudi Arabian Muslim leadership. At that time there were no details available, but since that time we have seen Fox News and its affiliates swarming with actions favorable to our worst enemy, Muslim law. Old favorites on Fox that once preached good old fashioned American values and candidates such as O’Reilly, Beck, Hannity and others are now, according to a fresh blog from Neil Turner, Citizens for the Constitution on February 15, 2010, “in the enemy camp, and will...
  • Next Threat To Amazon's $9.99 Books? Rupert Murdoch

    02/03/2010 3:15:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies · 397+ views ^ | February 3, 2010 | Paul Thomasch
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Enjoy $9.99 electronic books while you can -- for they soon may be a thing of the past. News Corp Chief Rupert Murdoch, who oversees a media empire than includes HarperCollins books, home to authors like Michael Crichton and Janet Evanovich, made clear on Tuesday his displeasure with the low price Inc has set for electronic books.
  • Alwaleed Backs James Murdoch as News Corp. Successor

    01/21/2010 10:21:44 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 8 replies · 289+ views
    me | 012110 | self
    The headline is from the unciteable B-berg.I didn't know the Prince was such a big holder of News Corp. He took a royal hit on his Citi stock, I know that.Probably not a bad guy.
  • Saudi billionaire eyes new links with News Corp.

    01/17/2010 4:48:12 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 931+ views
    CAIRO – The Saudi billionaire whose investment firm is one of the biggest stakeholders in Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said he is looking to expand his alliances with the media giant, in the latest indication that his appetite for growth remains robust even as his company retrenches.
  • A Fox Chief (Ailes) at the Pinnacle of Media and Politics (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/09/2010 1:54:41 PM PST · by abb · 24 replies · 1,299+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 9, 2010 | Tim Arango and David Carr
    In the fall of 2008, Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News, went to his boss, Rupert Murdoch, with two complaints: he had heard that Mr. Murdoch was considering endorsing Barack Obama for president in The New York Post, and he had read a book excerpt in Vanity Fair suggesting that Mr. Murdoch was sometimes embarrassed by the right-leaning Fox News. Mr. Ailes threatened to quit, a person familiar with the conversation said. Instead, Mr. Murdoch soon rewarded him with a new, more lucrative contract — he made $23 million last year in salary, bonuses and other compensation, more than...
  • Under Murdoch, Tilting Rightward at The Journal (says NYT)

    12/14/2009 5:08:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 664+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 14, 2009 | David Carr
    ... [U]nder Mr. Murdoch’s leadership, the [WSJ] is no longer anchored by those deep dives into the boardrooms of American business with quaint stippled portraits, opting instead for a much broader template of breaking general interest news articles with a particular interest in politics and big splashy photos. [...] But there are growing indications that Mr. Murdoch, a lifelong conservative, doesn’t just want to cover politics, he wants to play them as well. A little over a year ago, Robert Thomson, The Journal’s top editor, picked Gerard Baker, a columnist for The Times of London, as his deputy managing editor....
  • (VIDEO)Rupert Murdoch: Beck Shouldn't Have Called Obama Racist -- But He Was Right

    11/10/2009 11:16:08 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 9 replies · 877+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | November 10, 2009
    After a summer of silence, News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch has piped up to say that his newest Fox News star, Glenn Beck, "was right" when he called President Obama a racist in July even if he was wrong to say it. "On the racist thing, that caused a [unintelligible]," Murdoch said in an interview with his Sky News Australia over the weekend, referring to Beck's claim which seems to have been prompted by Obama's reaction to the controversial arrest of African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates. "But [Obama] did make a very racist comment about blacks and whites and so...
  • Sky News goes free

    10/19/2009 7:43:18 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies · 661+ views ^ | Oct 14, 2009 | John Oates
    Sky News is now streaming its TV channel for free over its website 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Despite Rupert Murdoch's mumblings about charging for all online content, the site is free - for now at least. Murdoch said yesterday that it was time for aggregators and search engines must start paying for news content - a slight refinement on previous announcements which seemed to want to get some money out of the readers.
  • Too good to check: Rupert Murdoch interested in buying … NBC?

    10/12/2009 5:47:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies · 1,393+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Oct. 12, 2009 | Allahpundit
    I’m going to say three words to you and I want you to think hard before responding: O’Reilly. Olbermann. Co-anchors. No, I kid. Given the chairman’s opinion of Kayo, the only thing he’d be anchoring is the 2 a.m. edition of SportsCenter if ESPN took him back. Which, let’s face it, they wouldn’t. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp (NWSA.O) and John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp (LINTA.O) are interested in NBC Universal, according to a report by CNBC, citing sources. Cable company Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) has been widely reported to be in talks with NBC Universal parent General Electric Co (GE.N) to...
  • Murdoch warns Google: it's time to pay

    10/10/2009 8:51:45 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 11 replies · 867+ views
    ABC (Australia) ^ | Oct 9 | Stephen McDonell
    News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch has launched a stinging attack on Google and other online entities for stealing content. At a conference of World Media Executives at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Rupert Murdoch has taken aim at search engines like Google as internet parasites. According to the News Corporation Chairman, the so-called "aggregators" on the internet steal content from traditional media organisations and, he says, the time has come for them to pay for it. "If we do not take advantage of the current movement toward paid-for content, it will be the content creators - the people in...
  • News Corp puts Dow Jones index business up for sale

    08/23/2009 5:53:57 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 497+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/23/2009 | Garry White
    The Wall Street Journal, which is also owned by Dow Jones publishing group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, reported over the weekend that the company was in discussions with potential buyers of the business. Goldman Sachs has been appointed to lead the talks. News Corp bought Dow Jones for $5.7bn (Ł3.45bn) in 2007 but was recently forced to write down $2.8bn of the purchase price after its publishing operations were hit by the fall in advertising. Potential buyers of the indices business have been named as Bloomberg, FTSE – which is a joint venture between the Financial Times Group...

    08/05/2009 3:03:12 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 96 replies · 5,391+ views ^ | 08/05/09 | Drudge