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(Washington Post)   Rupert Murdoch: "I don't think [Fox News] should be supporting the tea party or any other party"   (voices.washingtonpost.com) divider line 83
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2010-04-08 01:12:31 PM
Bullshiat. He could put a stop to it anytime he wanted, but he chooses not to because it makes him more money.

This is just like when Steve Jobs said he didn't want DRM on iTunes, and then continued to sell DRMd songs on iTunes.
 
2010-04-08 02:19:40 PM
From the comments:

I'm a betting man.
I bet his empire is on the verge of bankruptcy. Why else would he start charging access to his news sites? Do you think anyone will actually pay to read his dribble?

Posted by: katman13 | April 7, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse


*crosses fingers*
 
2010-04-08 03:27:28 PM
Admit nothing, deny everything, make counter-accusations.

Profit!
 
2010-04-08 03:32:42 PM
make me some tea: From the comments:

I'm a betting man.
I bet his empire is on the verge of bankruptcy. Why else would he start charging access to his news sites? Do you think anyone will actually pay to read his dribble?

Posted by: katman13 | April 7, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

*crosses fingers*


If the Democrats have a net gain in both the House and the Senate this November, the GOP and Fox News are pretty much done for.

Also, look at Fox News' sponsors, stuff like Cash 4 Gold and ShamWow. They're gradually becoming the UPN of cable news channels.
 
2010-04-08 03:34:46 PM
MURDOCH: No, I don't think...AAARRRRRRR...we should be supporting the tea party...AAARRRRRRR...or any other party. I'd like...AAARRRRRRR...to investigate what you're saying...AAARRRRRRR...before I have any...AAARRRRRRR...

/couldn't help but read it that way
 
2010-04-08 03:41:56 PM
King Something: If the Democrats have a net gain in both the House and the Senate this November, the GOP and Fox News are pretty much done for.

The GOP may be done for if they do not have a net win in seats, but Fox will do fine. Since 2006 they have been enjoying their highest rating ever. It seems that angry conservatives gravitate there when the government disagrees with their ideology, Fox News is a kind of "comfort food" for them.

Fox News, to their credit, has gone out of their way to cater to that audience, much to the detriment of the Republican Party and the Conservative Movement as a whole.
 
2010-04-08 03:45:24 PM
If Obama really was a communist dictator, he would have had that slimy piece of shiat executed behind a barn shortly after taking office.
 
2010-04-08 03:53:40 PM
King Something: If the Democrats have a net gain in both the House and the Senate this November, the GOP and Fox News are pretty much done for.

Also, look at Fox News' sponsors, stuff like Cash 4 Gold and ShamWow. They're gradually becoming the UPN of cable news channels.


I have no idea whether they're profitable or not, but yeah I've noticed that as well. They don't seem to be attracting Grade A advertisers like they used to. As I recall, isn't FNC privately held?

All I know is that my old man watches that channel religiously. I don't know what he'd do if they went away. Probably kick his TV in or something, heh.
 
2010-04-08 03:56:51 PM
Murdoch...I'm coming to get you.
 
2010-04-08 04:03:19 PM
Rupert Murdoch is just part of a larger scheme. He's the worst kind of scum.
 
2010-04-08 04:09:35 PM
GurneyHalleck: Rupert Murdoch is just part of a larger scheme. He's the worst kind of scum.

So...Fox news is wretched hive of scum and villainy?

I can believe it.
 
2010-04-08 04:36:56 PM
Murrrrrrloch is running scared because even redstaters (new window)are seeing through his bullshiat.
 
2010-04-08 04:51:30 PM
cloudfront.mediamatters.org

Huh? What did you say Rupert?
 
2010-04-08 05:06:05 PM
It's all about money. If it were ideology why such a difference between philosophies at Fox news and Fox entertainment? Tea baggers are just the latest group of fools (granted not all of them) with money to part with.
 
2010-04-08 05:11:49 PM
Too late, douchebag.
 
2010-04-08 05:29:00 PM
If I were Obama I'd invite him over for dinner and a meeting and tell him that if he didn't tone down the inciting rhetoric the FCC might quit looking the other way. There are laws on the books against inciting rhetoric. Rupert's basically trying to take Democrats down. They create conspiracies and push lies 24/7.
They've even left themselves open for lawsuits over this ACORN doctored videos and made up stories thing. Defamation will be easy to prove. They knowingly participated in a fraud with the hopes of affecting elections. and they succeeded.

And Rupert pretends he knows nothing.
 
2010-04-08 05:51:04 PM
Hobodeluxe: Rupert's basically trying to take Democrats down.

Nah, I honestly believe he is just trying to make money and doesn't care how he does it or what it costs.
 
2010-04-08 06:02:07 PM
I don't think I'd hate Murdoch so much if he didn't become a citizen simply to expand his business empire.
 
2010-04-08 06:03:07 PM
Therion: Admit nothing, deny everything, make counter-accusations.

Profit!


This.

It's possible he would deny that it's even called Fox News.
 
2010-04-08 06:17:23 PM
I_Am_Weasel Murdoch...I'm coming to get you.

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2010-04-08 06:20:40 PM
Aarontology: I don't think I'd hate Murdoch so much if he didn't become a citizen simply to expand his business empire.

Have you no sypmathy for the plight of economic refugees?
 
2010-04-08 06:23:31 PM
ran his name through the anagramer



Crud Romper Hut
Chore Turd Rump
Rectum Doh Purr
Much Turd Roper
 
2010-04-08 06:25:24 PM
antidisestablishmentarianism: Hobodeluxe: Rupert's basically trying to take Democrats down.

Nah, I honestly believe he is just trying to make money and doesn't care how he does it or what it costs.


This. He'd fund the Blank Panthers For Gay Shoebombers News Network if he thought it would make him money. Look at what he does in China.
 
2010-04-08 06:25:37 PM
ran my own and got clown poo
 
2010-04-08 06:26:20 PM
why, yes, i'm bored, why do you ask?
 
2010-04-08 06:32:03 PM
inert: antidisestablishmentarianism: Hobodeluxe: Rupert's basically trying to take Democrats down.

Nah, I honestly believe he is just trying to make money and doesn't care how he does it or what it costs.

This. He'd fund the Blank Panthers For Gay Shoebombers News Network if he thought it would make him money. Look at what he does in China.


You Americans just won't admit that totalitarian countries work.

/paraphrasing a Murdoch quote 'cause I don't have it in front of me.
 
2010-04-08 06:32:18 PM
Rupert Murdoch: "I'm going to just out and out lie how I feel in public while giving Roger Ailes bigger and bigger bonuses."
 
2010-04-08 06:33:03 PM
As much as Fox News disgusts me, its not like lies, propaganda, partisan rhetoric and outright slander are anything new to American politics at all. This isn't a new phenomenon please stop acting like it is.
 
2010-04-08 06:33:45 PM
Yes he does.
 
2010-04-08 06:35:16 PM
Murdoch is an Australian billionaire. Hes not American. He became a citizen because its illegal for foreigners to own media conglomerates here in America.
 
2010-04-08 06:36:51 PM
Kim-Chi_and_Blaze
As much as Fox News disgusts me, its not like lies, propaganda, partisan rhetoric and outright slander are anything new to American politics at all.

Having an entire cable network dedicated to the practice is pretty new.
 
2010-04-08 06:37:19 PM
Isn't that just because the GOP is worried that it will lose seats in Congress to a new independent (and maybe radical) third party?

/things could get interesting....
 
2010-04-08 06:38:41 PM
Kim-Chi_and_Blaze: its not like lies, propaganda, partisan rhetoric and outright slander are anything new to American politics at all.

Murdoch lives on an estate called Xanadu. Alienated from his friends and family, he'll die alone and his last words will be "Rosebud".
 
2010-04-08 06:40:37 PM
Bonzo_1116: Have you no sypmathy for the plight of economic refugees?

He certainly qualifies as wretched refuse.
 
2010-04-08 06:45:08 PM
mrexcess: Kim-Chi_and_Blaze
As much as Fox News disgusts me, its not like lies, propaganda, partisan rhetoric and outright slander are anything new to American politics at all.

Having an entire cable network dedicated to the practice is pretty new.


So its a matter of technology?

/We had partisan radio and newspapers before Fox opened up shop
//And MSNBC serves almost the same purpose for the Democrats (don't get me wrong I love me some Rachel Maddow)
 
2010-04-08 06:45:55 PM
img501.imageshack.us

Doesn't matter what he thinks, just matters what makes him money.
 
2010-04-08 06:46:47 PM
make me some tea: From the comments:

I'm a betting man.
I bet his empire is on the verge of bankruptcy. Why else would he start charging access to his news sites? Do you think anyone will actually pay to read his dribble?

Posted by: katman13 | April 7, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

*crosses fingers*


Fox News is making money, but yes ... Newscorp is in financial peril. The newspaper business is on it's deathbed. They've all but admited their syndicate local TV business model is broken and they have no idea how to fix it. And they flushed $580 million down the toilet on the Myspace acquisition. They lost 6.4 billion in one quarter alone last year.

And you really have to question how much money Fox News is really bringing in. As much ballyhooed as the ratings are, the fact is that Fox News primetime viewership is about half of what Meet the Press or any other of the Network Sunday Political talkshows get, and their largely elderly demographic isn't exactly coveted by advertisers. Which is why their advertising slots are filled with Cash For Gold and other Tier D advertisers.

Other than that, things are going peachy.
 
2010-04-08 06:47:34 PM
vernonFL: Kim-Chi_and_Blaze: its not like lies, propaganda, partisan rhetoric and outright slander are anything new to American politics at all.

Murdoch lives on an estate called Xanadu. Alienated from his friends and family, he'll die alone and his last words will be "Rosebud".


When?
 
2010-04-08 06:48:53 PM
Kim-Chi_and_Blaze: As much as Fox News disgusts me, its not like lies, propaganda, partisan rhetoric and outright slander are anything new to American politics at all. This isn't a new phenomenon please stop acting like it is.

If anything, the idea of journalistic impartiality was the new thing.
 
2010-04-08 06:49:05 PM
mrexcess: Kim-Chi_and_Blaze
As much as Fox News disgusts me, its not like lies, propaganda, partisan rhetoric and outright slander are anything new to American politics at all.

Having an entire cable network dedicated to the practice is pretty new.


A network? Sure. But Hamilton had an entire printing business dedicated to slandering John Adams.
 
2010-04-08 06:52:41 PM
Lionel Mandrake: MURDOCH: No, I don't think...AAARRRRRRR...we should be supporting the tea party...AAARRRRRRR...or any other party. I'd like...AAARRRRRRR...to investigate what you're saying...AAARRRRRRR...before I have any...AAARRRRRRR...

/couldn't help but read it that way


Not the pirate party either.
 
2010-04-08 06:58:14 PM
mediablitz: mrexcess: Kim-Chi_and_Blaze
As much as Fox News disgusts me, its not like lies, propaganda, partisan rhetoric and outright slander are anything new to American politics at all.

Having an entire cable network dedicated to the practice is pretty new.

A network? Sure. But Hamilton had an entire printing business dedicated to slandering John Adams.


yeah but news traveled slow back in them days and not everyone could read. this propaganda aims for the LCD in society.
 
2010-04-08 07:00:06 PM
Hobodeluxe: mediablitz: mrexcess: Kim-Chi_and_Blaze
As much as Fox News disgusts me, its not like lies, propaganda, partisan rhetoric and outright slander are anything new to American politics at all.

Having an entire cable network dedicated to the practice is pretty new.

A network? Sure. But Hamilton had an entire printing business dedicated to slandering John Adams.

yeah but news traveled slow back in them days and not everyone could read. this propaganda aims for the LCD in society.


and I should add it's a constant stream too. 24/7. some people never come up for air.
 
2010-04-08 07:03:02 PM
What I find troubling isn't the fact people like Murdoch or the previous Presidential Administration tell lies but the fact they tell bald-faced lies, things they and their audience know are lies but the liars will look right at you and tell them without any sign of shame or guilt. It's what people do when they know they can be bullying dicks and they know there's not a damn thing you can do about it, something that is very bad to see in politicians and those who are supposed to provide oversight to our government.
 
2010-04-08 07:06:55 PM
Hobodeluxe: and I should add it's a constant stream too. 24/7. some people never come up for air.

Oh, agreed totally. I was just pointing out that dirty politics is a time honored tradition. Our grand technology just makes it WAY easier to make billions off the LCD.
 
2010-04-08 07:08:53 PM
Befuddled: What I find troubling isn't the fact people like Murdoch or the previous Presidential Administration tell lies but the fact they tell bald-faced lies, things they and their audience know are lies but the liars will look right at you and tell them without any sign of shame or guilt.

This bothers me as well, but at a different level. The fact that they KNOW their audience (for the most part) won't search out verification makes it even more insidious (IMO).

they count on confirmation bias and willful ignorance. They EXPECT it and their audience happily bends at the knee.
 
2010-04-08 07:10:30 PM
thekilt04: Isn't that just because the GOP is worried that it will lose seats in Congress to a new independent (and maybe radical) third party?

/things could get interesting....


I'd say he's a businessman first and foremost. The Tea Party short-game paid off well, but the environment at Fox News is getting too toxic for mainstream advertisers, which will hit him in the pocketbook in the long run.

Glenn Beck has one of the highest rated shows on cable, but the only people willing to advertise on his shows are these sketchy dot-coms because he's too controversial for Fortune 500 companies.

Hell, Fox ran a commercial for BMW on the Glenn Beck show for FREE, and BMW was pissed about it.
 
2010-04-08 07:14:26 PM
Aarontology: I don't think I'd hate Murdoch so much if he didn't become a citizen simply to expand his business empire.

And that is worse than taking a molasses boat to the US from Kenya to become president like Fartbama did?
 
2010-04-08 07:17:17 PM
vernonFL: He became a citizen because its illegal for foreigners to own media conglomerates here in America.

It is also illegal for foreigners to become president but that didn't stop Fartbama.
 
2010-04-08 07:17:55 PM
Another god damn RINO, et tu Rupert?
 
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