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  • 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...
  • Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, August 26, 2015 (Vanity: Megyn ratings down 13% from Mon)

    08/27/2015 5:35:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | 8/27/15 | Amanda Kondolojy
    Monday FOXN KELLY FILE, THE 3,096,000 Persons 2+ Wednesday FOXN KELLY FILE, THE 2,705,000 Persons 2+ Kelly has lost 13% of her audience since Monday. This translates into a loss of 391,000 viewers so far this week. CNN ratings are up 22% in Megyn's time slot since Monday. More bad news for Ailes, Megyn, Rupert, Jeb and Jorge.
  • Murdoch begins ‘draft Bloomberg’ movement as market uncertainty rises

    08/24/2015 1:16:49 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 74 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/24/2015 | Pras Subramanian
    The rumblings are beginning. Just as the Democratic party considers drafting a 2016 challenger into take on a floundering Hillary Clinton, GOP voices are speaking up about shaking up their primary race as well. Conservative stalwarts Bill Kristol is leaving the door open for an “October surprise,” even suggesting the possibility that a business person, such as a “saner and sounder” version of Donald Trump, could emerge. Now enter a man who knows a thing or two of drumming up attention (and selling papers) - Rupert Murdoch. Just as massive stock drop has many investors eyeing the financial headlines, the...
  • Rupert Murdoch: Trump ‘becoming very serious candidate’ so Bloomberg should run

    08/23/2015 11:19:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 44 replies
    Daily News ^ | Monday, August 24, 2015, 12:49 AM | Tobias Salinger
    Rupert Murdoch hopes another billionaire challenges Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, he said Sunday night. The News Corp mogul showed newfound respect for Trump’s candidacy while tweeting his praise for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “With Trump becoming very serious candidate, it's time for next billionaire candidate, Mike Bloomberg to step into ring,” Murdoch wrote on Twitter. “Greatest mayor.” Murdoch, a billionaire in his own right, had previously called the Republican frontrunner “wrong” on immigration and “embarrassing” after Trump criticized Sen. John McCain’s military service. He also applauded the “great job” by anchors from his outlet...
  • 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...
  • Obama, Hu toast 'strategic mutual trust' at state dinner (Dingy 'dictator' Reid skips town)

    01/19/2011 8:23:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/11 | Christina Wilkie
    Obama, Hu toast 'strategic mutual trust' at state dinnerBy Christina Wilkie - 01/19/11 10:30 PM ET President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao toasted U.S. and Chinese collaboration and mutual interests on Wednesday night at a festive state dinner for 225 guests at the White House. Their toasts marked the high point of an evening notable for its strict adherence to the protocol and symbolism valued in Chinese culture, but which, at the same time, managed to fulfill the Chinese delegation's request for a thoroughly American dinner party. Guests dined on a meal of pear salad, lobster, ribeye steak and...
  • Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Will Report to Lachlan and James Murdoch (JM wife worked for Clinton)

    08/10/2015 5:12:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Variety ^ | 6/16/15 | Cynthia Littleton
    Fox News chief Roger Ailes will report to Lachlan and James Murdoch once the leadership transition at 21st Century Fox takes affect on July 1. After word of the brothers’ ascension surfaced late last week, there was immediate speculation that Ailes would continue to report to chairman Rupert Murdoch. Fox Business Network reported on June 11 that the boss would continue to have a direct line to Rupert. Ailes himself told Variety: “My job is to report to Rupert, and I expect that to continue.” But on Tuesday, following the formal announcement of the brothers’ appointments, Fox reps confirmed that...
  • Donald Trump and Roger Ailes Make Up — for Now

    08/10/2015 4:10:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    New York ^ | 8/10/15 | Gabriel Sherman
    Until Thursday’s GOP debate, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes and Donald Trump had been executing one of the most successful examples of media synergy in recent memory. But the Trump-Ailes alliance — which helped generate a record debate audience of 24 million — has been in tatters ever since Fox's debate moderators peppered Trump with critical questions onstage in Cleveland. From the moment Trump faced reporters in the post-debate “Spin Room," he’s been attacking the network's treatment of him, with special venom reserved for Megyn Kelly. Now, it appears both sides want peace. This morning, Trump tweeted that Ailes called...
  • 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...
  • Luntz On Trump’s Debate Performance: ‘I Saw The Destruction Of A Presidential Campaign'

    08/09/2015 3:12:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    CBS Washington DC ^ | 8/7/15 | CBS Washington DC
    Republican strategist Frank Luntz came down hard on Donald Trump’s Republican presidential debate performance, calling it a “destruction of a candidacy.” The CBS News contributor explained to “CBS This Morning” why Trump did not do well with the post-debate focus group he conducted. “What do you say when you won’t guarantee to support the Republican nominee, when you call women some pretty horrific names, when you insult the moderator of the debate, when you don’t answer questions specifically, when you can’t even explain why you even went bankrupt. I have to tell you, this was an amazing debate performance. Not...
  • Fiorina: Women "horrified" by Trump's Megyn Kelly comments

    08/09/2015 2:27:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 95 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/9/15 | REENA FLORES
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina criticized Donald Trump's comments about cable news host Megyn Kelly, saying in a "Face the Nation" interview that women "are really sort of horrified" by the remarks. "Presidential campaigns are designed to reveal character under pressure and over time," Fiorina told "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson. "It's why people like you ask tough questions, and it's up to candidates to answer those questions. So Mr. Trump got asked tough questions by a lot of people on Thursday night, but he chose to attack Megyn Kelly."
  • Carly Fiorina Attacks Cruz: 'No Honor' In Fight To Defund Obamacare

    08/09/2015 2:44:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 164 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/3/13 | Tony Lee
    Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO Northern California Republican who ran as a conservative to get the Republican Senate nomination in 2010, attacked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Wednesday, saying there was “no honor” in his fight to defund Obamacare. Fiorina made her remarks just days after she joined the American Conservative Union, an establishment organization on the right that supports comprehensive immigration reform. In an appearance on CNN’s The Lead, Fiorina blamed the government shutdown on Cruz and implied that Republicans would have been better off waiving the white flag from the beginning on eliminating Obamacare. -snip- Fiorina said she...
  • Trump slaps down question from CNN: Who’s more ‘beloved,’ me or Megyn Kelly?

    08/09/2015 10:06:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 8/9/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump called in to CNN Sunday morning to discuss his campaign, and continue his assault against his GOP rivals, conservative pundits and especially Fox News host Megyn Kelly. He concluded that he’s much more “beloved” than Kelly. “She was very angry because I bested her with a question that was a very unfair question,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper. When Tapper brought up the “blood pouring out of her whatever” comment he’d made to CNN’s Don Lemon, Trump asked, “Do you think I’d make a stupid statement like that?” When he said only a deviant would...
  • Jeb Bush Gets Applause at Conservative Forum

    08/09/2015 6:32:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/8/15 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Jeb Bush, who has fought the perception of conservatives that he is not one of them, journeyed into the lion’s den on Saturday. While he may not have converted every skeptic at the RedState Gathering, a conclave of anti-establishment Republicans, he persuaded more than a few to give him a second look. After Mr. Bush’s solid but largely unmemorable outing Thursday in the first Republican debate, where he was overshadowed by the pyrotechnics around him, he came across in Atlanta as having tamed his wonkiness, and as being confident in defending positions he knew were unpopular with many in the...
  • Jeb Bush speaks at Barrington town hall meeting (Dozens of people in audience!)

    08/08/2015 2:14:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    WMUR ^ | 8/8/15 | Stephanie Woods
    A day after going toe-to-toe with his fellow GOP hopefuls, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is back in the Granite State. Bush held a town hall meeting for supporters in Barrington Friday night. Dozens of people packed the Turbocam International Hall.
  • Kelly Focus Group (Not Luntz)Video: Carly Fiorina comes out of GOP Debate with momentum (Must See)

    08/08/2015 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 118 replies
    Megyn Kelly Focus Group: Carly Fiorina Comes Out Of GOP Debate With Fresh Momentum – This is a "WOW" Video.
  • Rove reviews: Donald Trump, Rand Paul struggled at debate

    08/07/2015 6:09:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/7/15 | Walbert Castillo
    Top political strategist for George W. Bush, Karl Rove was unimpressed with a couple of debate performances from Thursday night, critiquing the style and tone of Donald Trump and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. -snip- "If you like Trump, that's not going to necessarily turn you off but the issue is that 80% of the people are supporting somebody else," Rove said. "Language like that, attack on Megyn (Kelly, the Fox News debate moderator), his refusal to say I'm a team player -- all of those things create a ceiling on how far he could go, and I think we may...
  • “We collectively stand by each one of the questions that was delivered on Thursday night, 100%."

    08/07/2015 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    @BretBaier: “We collectively stand by each one of the questions that was delivered on Thursday night, 100%."
  • Jeb Bush Greets Voters, Talks Debate in N.H.

    08/07/2015 5:44:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    NECN ^ | 8/7/15 | NECN
    Less than a day after the first debate of the GOP primary, former Florida governor Jeb Bush is back in New Hampshire campaigning. Bush is set to host a town hall meeting in Barrington Friday evening. He started his day at Brown's Lobster Pound in Seabrook. -snip- Bush says Democrats' attacks against him show he is the candidate they fear most.
  • GOP strategist: I saw "destruction" of Trump's candidacy

    08/07/2015 3:52:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/7/15 | CBS News
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have outscored his fellow candidates in talk-time during Thursday night's GOP primary debate, but Republican strategist and CBS News contributor Frank Luntz said he saw the "destruction of a candidacy." "Trump was the number one person walking into that debate. Almost all of his supporters (of the focus group) abandoned him because of what he said," Luntz said Friday on "CBS This Morning."
  • Donald Trump vs. Roger Ailes: How Fox News Chief Used Debate to Strike Against GOP Frontrunner

    08/07/2015 1:31:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/7/15 | Jordan Chariton
    “There’s very few moments occurring on the network that Ailes doesn’t have a hand in–times that by 100 for a GOP presidential debate,” network insider tells TheWrap. Donald Trump is no longer sure if “Fox is fair” and network chairman Roger Ailes is certainly listening. Spurned by the network debate moderators’ tough line of questioning, which included Megyn Kelly asking Trump to defend previous comments about women being “fat pigs, dogs and disgusting animals,” the real estate mogul went on the offensive after the debate. “I’m not sure that Fox is fair necessarily,” he said, claiming the other candidates told...
  • What various polls say about winners and losers of the first GOP debates (Bad news for Rupert/Jeb)

    08/07/2015 12:59:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/7/15 | Jack Dennis
    Donald Trump, to the surprise of naysayers, critics, media analysts and citizens, appears to be the controversial winner of the first round of Republican presidential debates Thursday evening. -snip- National Republican Senatorial Committee Donald Trump 48% Ted Cruz 10% Marco Rubio 10% Ben Carson 7% Scott Walker 7% Jeb Bush 6% John Kasich 6% Rand Paul 4% Mike Huckabee 2% Chris Christie 2% San Diego Fox 5 News Donald Trump 47.96% Ben Carson 11.68% Marco Rubio 9.98% John Kasich 9.21% Rand Paul 5.29% Ted Cruz 5.04% Jeb Bush 4.06% Mike Huckabee 3.32% Chris Christie 2.46% Scott Walker 0.99% FL...
  • Donald Trump’s Newest Enemy: Fox News

    08/07/2015 8:18:12 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 51 replies
    Daily Intelligencer ^ | 8/7/2016 | 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 booster...
  • Limbaugh Rips Fox, Megyn Kelly for Pushing ‘War on Women’ at Debate

    08/07/2015 12:41:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 119 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/7/15 | Josh Feldman
    Rush Limbaugh wasn’t exactly happy about last night’s debate, and took a few shots at Fox News and Megyn Kelly for how it went down. Donald Trump and at least one of Kelly’s own colleagues weren’t happy with her line of questioning last night, and Limbaugh pointed out today that Kelly and her co-moderators Bret Baier and Chris Wallace got far more airtime than any of the candidates. He also brought up Kelly’s question “filled with snark about Jesus” directed at John Kasich. But what astonished him the most was how the Fox moderators basically made it seem like there’s...
  • Is Megyn Kelly Donald Trump’s kryptonite?

    08/07/2015 9:27:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/7/15 | Chris Cillizza
    Going into Thursday night's first Republican presidential debate, it seemed as though nothing and no one could stop Donald Trump's rise to the top of the primary field. Insinuate that Mexico is sending rapists to America? No problem! Question the war hero credentials of Arizona Sen. John McCain? Poll numbers go up! But, on the debate stage in Cleveland, Trump faced off with popular Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly -- and it didn't go well for him. At all.
  • Liberals, CNN agree: Fox did a great job!

    08/07/2015 6:12:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | 8/7/15 | Brian Maloney
    Meanwhile, avalanche of conservative complaints overwhelm network’s social media accounts. With its big debate night in the can, the good news for Fox is that its usual enemies on the left hate it quite a bit less, at least for the moment. The unfortunate side effect: an avalanche of complaints from very angry conservatives who thought they might have been watching MSNBC by mistake. Many are longtime viewers who are now feeling betrayed. -snip- On the conservative side, however, it’s exactly the opposite, with an overwhelming sense that questions were designed more to weed out certain candidates rather than merely...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

    07/27/2015 6:28:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 252 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dark Tower
    Ivana Trump once accused the real estate tycoon of ‘rape,’ although she later clarified: not in the ‘criminal sense.’ Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!…Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for Trump—in more ways than one. Not only does the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have a history of controversial remarks about sexual assault, but as it turns out,...
  • 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...
  • Queen and the Queen Mother being taught a Nazi salute

    07/18/2015 12:52:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 72 replies ^ | 17 July 2015 | Ollie Gillman and Imogen Calderwood and Elaine O'flynn
    The British public has reacted with fury after footage of the Queen performing a Nazi salute as a young girl was published by The Sun. The shocking film from 1933 shows Edward VIII teaching his nieces the seven-year-old future Queen and her three-year-old sister Princess Margaret how to do the salute in the gardens at Balmoral. The publication of the 17-second film has outraged thousands across the nation who believe that the Queen cannot be held responsible for her actions as a girl playing with her family. Scores of Twitter users vented their anger this morning, saying The Sun had...
  • Rupert Murdoch: Donald Trump 'wrong' on immigration

    07/12/2015 10:19:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 13, 2015 | Mariano Castillo and Brian Stelter
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who is considered a conservative kingmaker as the man behind Fox News, took to Twitter Sunday with a swipe at Donald Trump's recent comments on illegal immigration. Trump's campaign to be the Republican presidential candidate has swelled in support and media attention following his controversial remarks about the threat posed by undocumented immigrants in the United States. He sparked outrage by saying that some people crossing the border from Mexico were "rapists" and "criminals." The comments found support among some, but also a pile of criticism. A slew of corporations, including Macy's, NBC and ESPN, responded...
  • Trump: ‘Corrupt’ Mexican officials let ‘El Chapo’ go

    07/12/2015 5:17:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7/12/15 | Anna Brand
    <p>Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that the escape of a Mexican drug lord by “corrupt Mexican officials” just raised fears in America. But he was quickly shot down by Rupert Murdoch, the conservative media baron whose blessings could make or break a GOP hopeful.</p>
  • Rupert Murdoch Criticizes Donald Trump Over Mexican Immigrant Comments

    07/12/2015 4:41:40 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 73 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 12 2015 | THR Staff
    Rupert Murdoch apparently won't be supporting Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The Australian-born media mogul, who became a U.S. citizen in 1985, on Sunday became the latest to decry the Republican candidate's comments about Mexican immigrants in a message posted to Twitter.
  • Rupert Murdoch's Rand Paul infatuation

    04/07/2015 1:46:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 7, 2015 | Tom Kludt
    Rand Paul might have trouble courting some Republican voters who are wary of his foreign policy vision and unorthodox views on certain issues. But it doesn't appear that the junior Kentucky senator, who announced his presidential bid on Tuesday, will have to do much to win over Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox. It's become something of a quadrennial tradition for Murdoch, the billionaire mogul whose observations on GOP politics are watched very closely within the party, to weigh in on the race for the White House. Two parts of his vast media empire --...
  • Heart of Darkness: Randy Quaid Goes on Bizarre Rant Against Rupert Murdoch

    02/04/2015 1:06:21 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 4, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    The horror...the horror... As some of you might be aware, actor Randy Quaid seems to have taken a long mental trip up the river into his personal Heart of Darkness. The viral video he has just posted from there is at the same time fascinating, repulsive, scary, profane, and definitely quite disturbing so a warning  about the strong language along with images hard to remove from memory before watching it. An edited cleaned up version of the previous video is below followed by a description of the original video from USA Today:
  • As in 2012, Romney Can Do No Right in Murdoch’s Eyes (Hearts Jeb)

    01/27/2015 9:44:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Amy Chozick and Michael Barbaro
    The usually grim-faced media mogul practically swooned in his seat. Moments after Jeb Bush delivered what many in the audience described as an unremarkable talk at a conference in Washington, Rupert Murdoch turned to his seatmate, Valerie Jarrett, the White House adviser, to gush over its content and tone. Mr. Murdoch was pleased that Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, had listed the economic benefits of overhauling the nation’s immigration system, confiding in Ms. Jarrett that Mr. Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, had said all the right things on the fraught issue, according to three people with firsthand...
  • Rupert Murdoch Rips "Hollywood Leftists" Over 'American Sniper'

    01/24/2015 5:53:38 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 23, 2015 | By THR Staff
    Rupert Murdoch says he's a huge fan of American Sniper, and anyone who thinks otherwise -- "Hollywood leftists" in particular -- are completely out of touch with America. Murdoch just weighed in on the left vs. right controversy surrounding the film, after Seth Rogen and Michael Moore both initially appeared to criticize American Sniper on Twitter, sparking a national debate in the process. The mogul, who owns 20th Century Fox movie studios and routinely takes to Twitter to praise Fox films, offered his support for the Clint Eastwood film, which was released by rival Warner Bros. Murdoch wrote on Twitter,...
  • J.K. Rowling Feuds With Rupert Murdoch After 'Jihadist Cancer' Tweet

    01/12/2015 4:19:09 AM PST · by don-o · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | January 11, 2015 | Emanuella Grinberg
    (CNN)Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is drawing widespread criticism for saying Muslims must be held responsible for last week's terror attacks in France. But one of his more famous detractors is getting just as much attention for challenging his logic. The News Corp. CEO ignited controversy on Friday with a series of tweets about Islam and jihad. He started with the tweet, "Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible." snip Author J.K. Rowling took notice and decided to apply his logic to Christianity. "I was born Christian. If that...
  • 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...
  • That Moment When You Realize They’re “Grubering” You…

    12/02/2014 9:29:44 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 17 replies
    See the attached photo to understand that we don't have two parties. We have one party with two propaganda wings - one for Right and one for the Left. Ha ha ha.
  • Rupert Murdoch Defends Moses Movie Casting: “Since When Are Egyptians Not White?”

    11/29/2014 10:56:58 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 81 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | November 28, 2014 | Roger Friedman
    Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter tonight to defend 20th Century Fox's new movie "Exodus" that casts Christian Bale as Moses, and a variety of white actors as Egyptians. There’s been scuffle on Twitter ever since Murdoch made his observations. And a lot of this stems from a quote director Ridley Scott gave Variety about why he didn’t use Egyptian or Arab actors for the film. He said: "I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such," Scott says. "I'm just...
  • Rupert Murdoch: Scottish Vote Is Just a Symptom of Global ‘Anti-establishment Groundswell’

    09/18/2014 4:17:16 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 18 Sep 14 | Brendan Bordelon
    On the eve of the vote for Scottish independence, Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch explained that the election is merely a symptom of an ”anti-establishment groundswell” sweeping through the Western world. On Friday Murdoch spoke about the impending vote with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto. “I think there’s meaning in this, and I think it goes beyond Scotland,” he said via phone. “There’s a great anti-establishment groundswell which is seen in this vote in Scotland. You’re seeing it here in Britain in the anti-European party, whose one single issue is to get out of Europe. And I think you’re seeing it...
  • Elite 'Supervillains' Chime In On Scottish Independence Debate

    09/10/2014 12:38:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | September 9, 2014 | Paul Vale
    Global "supervillain" Henry Kissinger has spoken out on the Scottish independence debate, telling Prospect Magazine that "anything that makes Britain smaller I do not welcome". Yet the former US Secretary of State is not the only nefarious character to offer council on the issue of ScotlandÂ’s proposed breakaway from the UK. Some of the globeÂ’s most "black hated" antagonists have ruminated on the delicate matter of the British Union, with support falling on both sides of the fence. Here are 7 of the world's elite "supervillains" that have also chimed in on the referendum: Rupert Murdoch: When not denying man...
  • Rupert Murdoch Is Rebuffed in Offer for Time Warner

    07/16/2014 7:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/16/2014 | By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED
    The media giant 21st Century Fox, the empire run by Rupert Murdoch, made an $80 billion takeover bid in recent weeks for Time Warner Inc. but was rebuffed. The bold approach could put Time Warner in play and might again ignite a reshaping of the media industry, prompting a new spate of mega-mergers among the nation’s largest entertainment companies. Mr. Murdoch has built a global media juggernaut over nearly five decades spanning studios, television channels and newspapers, in part, by pursuing bold deals that were often rebuffed at first by the targets of his overtures, only to later acquiesce. Time...
  • Misconceptions helped kill Australian carbon tax (barf alert)

    07/06/2014 7:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 6, 2014 2:18 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    … Opponents of the carbon tax implemented in 2012 had the media largely on their side. Electricity prices soared—not mainly because of the tax, but because power companies were spending billions on infrastructure. Most electricity users were compensated for the added cost of the tax, but many of them didn’t know that. And rising gas prices fed the fury—even though the tax didn’t apply to gasoline. Australia’s experience illustrates how easy it is to scuttle complicated environmental laws, and serves as a warning to President Barack Obama, whose recent proposal to force a 30 percent cut in power plants’ carbon...
  • Howlin' Mad Murdoch's Immigration Sermon

    06/20/2014 8:52:36 PM PDT · by Noremac · 10 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | June 20, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, one of Murdoch’s media holdings, about an issue that has been on his wish list for years: immigration reform. From it comes Murdoch’s “Immigrant Elevator Speech”. “I chose to come to America and become a citizen because America was — and remains — the most free and entrepreneurial nation in the world. Our history is defined by people whose character and culture have been shaped by ambition, imagination and hard work, bound together by a dream of a better life.” This is all quite charming until you realize...
  • Rupert Murdoch Pushes for Immigration Reform in WSJ Op-Ed

    06/19/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6//18/14 | Josh Feldman
    Rupert Murdoch, the head of NewsCorp (the corporate owner of Fox News), penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal today in which he strongly advocates for immigration reform, an issue believed to have cost Eric Cantor his reelection at the hands of the tea party. And, in fact, Murdoch opens his op-ed by saying, “When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank.”
  • Immigration Reform Can't Wait

    06/18/2014 5:53:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | 18 June 2014 | Rupert Murdoch
    There is rarely a good time to do hard things, and America won't advance if legislators act like seat-warmers. When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank. Not simply because I think he is an intelligent and talented member of Congress, or because I worry about the future of the Republican Party. Like others who want comprehensive immigration reform, I worried that Mr. Cantor's loss would be misconstrued and make Congress reluctant to tackle this urgent need. That would be the wrong lesson and an undesirable national consequence of this single,...
  • The Most Dishonest Amnesty Poll Yet

    05/16/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/16/14 | Mark Krikorian
    Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch’s Partnership for a New American Economy (a.k.a. Billionaires for Open Borders) has released what may be the most ridiculously skewed pro-amnesty poll I’ve seen. The poll, conducted by McLlaughlin & Associates, is timed to coincide with Tea Party Express executive Sal Russo’s teaming up with Grover Norquist to push amnesty (they both co-sponsored the poll as well); it purports to show that even tea-party people support Chuck Schumer’s amnesty bill, so get on with it already, Boehner! The mendacity of the whole exercise becomes apparent when you read the actual questions. After a few setup...