For twenty years as the head of Fox News, Roger Ailes helped shaped the current form of the Republican Party.And turn politics in that country into a sewer.But today it was his turn to be flushed into that same sewer.Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Roger Ailes the Head of Fox News Is Forced To Resign
You might remember media mogul, ‘Reptilian Rupert’ Murdoch, as the guy who denied any personal responsibility whatsoever for the criminal enterprise he operated, the deservedly late News of the World. For Rupe, the buck stopped just short of himself. Right, you rotten old bugger and why haven’t you taken a dirt nap by now . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Oh, This is Rich
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Now that recordings have emerged trashing Rupert Murdoch’s claims that he knew nothing of his newspapers’ phone hacking and police corruption, Ol’ Rupe is backpeddling.
At first he denounced the police investigation as “totally incompetent.” Now that the recording has surfaced, Murdoch has written to say that . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Not So "Incompetent" After All, Eh Rupe?
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Read this secretly taped recording of a private meeting of Rupert Murdoch and about 25 people on the 10th floor of the newspaper’s headquarters in Thomas More Square, on St Katharine’s Dock in Wapping, when Murdoch made several startling statements: Now Mr Murdoch himself appears to regret the level . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Rupert Murdoch: And the lawyers just got rich going through millions of e-mails
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Fascinating, isn’t it, how the BC Liberals keep on sneaking around the public all the while acting as . . . → Read More: Left Over: Here, KIti, Kiti, Kiti……..
TweetOne month ago, Premier Alison Redford took to the airwaves to warn Albertans about the revenue problem, or ‘bitumen bubble‘, the government will face in the 2013 provincial budget. The Premier cited the lack of pipelines pumping bitumen from our oilsands to external markets as a reason for the low price of Alberta oil and . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Alberta has a revenue problem and a pipeline problem.
Poor Rupert Murdoch, will his demons never go away? Unfortunately, for him, no because the demons plaguing him at the moment poured out of his own mouth at the Leveson inquiry.
The focus now is on contradictory statements Rupe made about his lunches with Margaret Thatcher.
Robert Jay QC, counsel for the inquiry, highlighted the . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Cornering Rupe With His Own Words
The bombshell findings of the UK Parliamentary Committee that heard the two Murdochs testify about their role and their innocence in the phone hacking case, gave rise to Bob Dylan being quoted: Bob Dylan
The report’s findings – including the claim that Rupert Murdoch was “not a fit person” to run an international . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Bob Dylan’s Ladder of the Law and Rupert Murdoch
The Murdoch scandal keeps growing and evolving into an epic HBO movie. So far, the people at the very, very top – James and Rupert Murdoch to be exact – have remained relatively unscathed. That’s to be expected. This dynamic duo is too smart and too rich to be caught. They have people like Brooks . . . → Read More: Rebekah Brooks busted again. When are they coming for the Murdochs?
E-mails are surfacing that show how extensively Rupert Murdoch’s operators in the UK corrupted government and police officials. News International had claimed that the voicemail hacking was a “rogue” operation. Apparently not.
The head of the police inquiry into phone hacking, Detective Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers, said police were investigating ”a network of corrupt officials”, . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Rupe Murdoch’s Morally Bankrupt News Crews
What happens when you have a newspaper mired in scandal, several of its key personnel arrested, and a gaggle of unruly journalists suspicious that you’re about to throw them to the wolves? That’s the predicament that has Rupert Murdoch winging his way to London to supposedly rescue his beleaguered Sun newspaper.
The Murdoch conglomerate . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Is Mutiny Waiting in London for Rupe Murdoch?
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When it comes to climate change misinformation, arguably no single person has done more to spread false information to confuse the public than Rupert Murdoch. With his vast media empire that spans the globe, Murdoch has helped misdirect the public, as well as to openly advocate against government policies . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Rupert Murdoch’s Newspapers Mislead Public On Climate Change and Environment
To end the year on a fittingly sardonic note, here’s Charlie Brooker’s brilliant take on the past twelve months as darkly viewed through the pop culture lens of a jaded media critic:
If nothing else, you can just skip about half way through the video to enjoy a short documentary gem by Adam . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe
OK Mitch, it goes like this, “a onea, a twoa… NO!”
Stunning because it rarely ever happens. The editorial board is fully Murdoch operational, meaning that is never criticizes the GOP, especially its leadership. That’s how radical the current GOP has become. WSJ editors go as far as to call the leadership a circle jerk . . . → Read More: Stunning. Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal criticizes GOP leadership over payroll tax issue
The Vancouver Sun thinks it may be because of the Murdoch phone hacking scandal in the UK. Mmmm, about that 90% of the media endorsed Stephen Harper’s Cons last federal election. Not even in the most totalitarian countries does one party receive that kind of media support. Think that might also have something to . . . → Read More: Canadians have a jaundiced view of journalists . . . → Read More: Canadians have a jaundiced view of journalists
The Vancouver Sun thinks it may be because of the Murdoch phone hacking scandal in the UK. Mmmm, about that 90% of the media endorsed Stephen Harper’s Cons last federal election. Not even in the most totalitarian countries does one party receive that k… . . . → Read More: Canadians have a jaundiced view of journalists
This could be interesting. It could also turn out to be a whitewash, knowing Mick Jagger’s aging propensity for people of wealth and taste. But I’ll keep my mind open. Jagger playing Rupert Murdoch is a stroke of genius in theory. I don’t doubt he could pull it off. I only hope that . . . → Read More: Mick Jagger as the new millennium Citizen Kane? . . . → Read More: Mick Jagger as the new millennium Citizen Kane?
This could be interesting. It could also turn out to be a whitewash, knowing Mick Jagger’s aging propensity for people of wealth and taste. But I’ll keep my mind open. Jagger playing Rupert Murdoch is a stroke of genius in theory. I don’t doubt he coul… . . . → Read More: Mick Jagger as the new millennium Citizen Kane?
badnews_cover.jpeg THERE is a publication in Australia where for every one story you read which agrees society should take firm steps to combat climate change, there are four stories suggesting w… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: How The Australian Newspaper Warps The World of Climate Science
If you know of Steve Coogan you know of a very funny man who made his fame as the blustery TV host, Alan Partridge and in movies such as “Tropic Thunder” and “Our Idiot Brother” (don’t hold that last one against him). He’s also a quick wit, a some… . . . → Read More: Steve Coogan: the key to exposing the heart of the phone hacking scandal?
You don’t have to be under criminal investigation for tapping voicemails to be a corrupt organization. If you’re a news outfit, all you have to do is print yellowed, sensationalistic profiles solely intended to demean anything or anyone outside your ideological world view.
Such is the case with legendary 60′s icon and . . . → Read More: Rupert Murdoch fear mongers Robert Crumb from visiting Sydney . . . → Read More: Rupert Murdoch fear mongers Robert Crumb from visiting Sydney
You don’t have to have criminal prosecutions for tapping voicemails to be a corrupt organization. If you’re a news outfit, all you have to do is print yellowed, sensationalistic profiles solely intended to demean anything or anyone outside your ideolog… . . . → Read More: Rupert Murdoch fear mongers Robert Crumb from visiting Sydney
The late Dalton Camp, former president of the now defunct federal Progressive Conservative Party, tells a story in his book: Whose Country is This Anyway, of a group of young conservatives who had disrupted a speech by Jean Charest.Charest at the time,… . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Has the Ottawa Press Gallery Joined Big Bird’s Red Army?
Gotcha! Britain’s Private Eye magazine satirizes the Murdoch Fambly Saga across the Pond. Nothing like the Eye in Canada, more’s the pity! (Where is Michael Bate now that we need him?) Below: Rupert Murdoch, in happier times; Kory Teneycke, late of… . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: There’s no danger of Murdoch style press scandals in Canada! Really! Got that? Now go back to sleep