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(Yahoo)   New exposé on Rupert Murdoch calls him "the most significant media tycoon the English-speaking world has ever known". Zombie William Randolph Hearst rises from his grave long enough to say "BIATCH, PLEASE"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 44
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2013-10-22 04:35:51 PM
ROSEBUD
 
2013-10-22 04:39:25 PM
Get back to us with that assumption once Rupert gets a war going to boost ratings.
 
2013-10-22 04:39:41 PM

vudukungfu: ROSEBUD


*snert*
 
2013-10-22 04:39:41 PM

vudukungfu: ROSEBUD


THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME TWO BOOBLESS HOURS.
 
2013-10-22 04:39:49 PM
He can pay for whatever story he wants us to read. Which is really rich, I'm sure.
 
2013-10-22 04:42:35 PM
NOSECHUB

/bad hearing
 
2013-10-22 04:43:05 PM
Hearst had nothing like the all platform, international, dominance now enjoyed by Murdoch.
 
2013-10-22 04:43:58 PM
Hearst could never in his wettest of dreams imagined the power to influence public opinion that Murdoch has.

Murdoch is a climate change believer, yet because it makes him more money to sow doubt, his media empire sows doubt.
 
2013-10-22 04:44:40 PM
Murdoch has been dictating the political discussion in the US since Clinton.  Hearst was able to sell the US on a tidy little war but Murdoch was able to sell the US on the clusterfark in Iraq.

Hearst can't hold a candle to Murdoch.
 
2013-10-22 04:47:51 PM
FTFA: His next idea was to create an alternative to CBS's Sunday night news magazine 60 Minutes. As discussions about the news program evolved, Murdoch thought even bigger, and eventually Fox News was born - a niche news channel seeking an audience who felt the mainstream media were too liberal

Forget the conservative angle.  If there is a human on this planet who thinks at any time FoxNews has had an ounce of journalistic or interview integrity that rivals 60 Minutes, they can check into a room with padded walls right now.  And yes, I'm well aware of who Dan Rather and Andy Rooney are.
For f*ck's sake, FoxNews had a medium on last week.  A Medium - and I don't mean a woman's dress size because we know that would never happen - it was a woman who believes she can communicate with the dead.  It was a serious discussion!  What is f*cking wrong with these people?!!!
 
2013-10-22 04:49:07 PM
On the blogs, the fight was particularly fierce. Fox PR staffers were expected to counter not just negative and even neutral blog postings but the anti-Fox comments beneath them. One former staffer recalled using twenty different aliases to post pro-Fox rants.

Absolutely impossible. Fox is too classy an organization, with too much integrity, to plant people in a comment section to white-knight it.

Guys, can I have my $50 now?
 
2013-10-22 04:52:51 PM

Super Chronic: On the blogs, the fight was particularly fierce. Fox PR staffers were expected to counter not just negative and even neutral blog postings but the anti-Fox comments beneath them. One former staffer recalled using twenty different aliases to post pro-Fox rants.

Absolutely impossible. Fox is too classy an organization, with too much integrity, to plant people in a comment section to white-knight it.

Guys, can I have my $50 now?


And to accuse people of posting under multiple aliases -- the nerve!
 
2013-10-22 04:55:27 PM

Totally Not Super Chronic's Sock Puppet: Super Chronic: On the blogs, the fight was particularly fierce. Fox PR staffers were expected to counter not just negative and even neutral blog postings but the anti-Fox comments beneath them. One former staffer recalled using twenty different aliases to post pro-Fox rants.

Absolutely impossible. Fox is too classy an organization, with too much integrity, to plant people in a comment section to white-knight it.

Guys, can I have my $50 now?

And to accuse people of posting under multiple aliases -- the nerve!


Funny'd.
 
2013-10-22 05:02:01 PM
blah blah blah haven't seen a newspaper boy in 30 years.
 
2013-10-22 05:05:14 PM

MrJesus: vudukungfu: ROSEBUD

THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME TWO BOOBLESS HOURS.


Except for the fact that that word is uttered in the first 15 seconds.
 
2013-10-22 05:10:12 PM
Gordon Bennett!
 
2013-10-22 05:10:57 PM

Muta: Murdoch has been dictating the political discussion in the US since Clinton.  Hearst was able to sell the US on a tidy little war but Murdoch was able to sell the US on the clusterfark in Iraq.

Hearst can't hold a candle to Murdoch.


To be fair Fox wasn't the only media outlet that blew it regarding Iraq.
 
2013-10-22 05:11:01 PM
Hearst was pretty much single handedly responsible for starting the Spanish American War, and that trend has certainly caught on with today's cheerleader media.

Hearst was the game changer for the game that Faux, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the corporate media now play in today.
 
2013-10-22 05:12:14 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-22 05:12:32 PM

Muta: Murdoch has been dictating the political discussion in the US since Clinton.  Hearst was able to sell the US on a tidy little war but Murdoch was able to sell the US on the clusterfark in Iraq.

Hearst can't hold a candle to Murdoch.


Hearst still has the marijuana con going for him.
At one time, almost World wide.
Going to be hard to top.

/note to self, rewrite history before building the library
 
2013-10-22 05:12:59 PM

oldfarthenry: NOSECHUB

/bad hearing


Dammit...a keyboard, you owe me one...
 
2013-10-22 05:13:40 PM

Muta: Murdoch has been dictating the political discussion in the US since Clinton.  Hearst was able to sell the US on a tidy little war but Murdoch was able to sell the US on the clusterfark in Iraq.

Hearst can't hold a candle to Murdoch.


Yeah - try lining a birdcage with a computer monitor - IT DOESN'T WORK!
 
2013-10-22 05:14:24 PM

Totally Not Super Chronic's Sock Puppet: Super Chronic: On the blogs, the fight was particularly fierce. Fox PR staffers were expected to counter not just negative and even neutral blog postings but the anti-Fox comments beneath them. One former staffer recalled using twenty different aliases to post pro-Fox rants.

Absolutely impossible. Fox is too classy an organization, with too much integrity, to plant people in a comment section to white-knight it.

Guys, can I have my $50 now?

And to accuse people of posting under multiple aliases -- the nerve!


You only get $50?
;-)
 
2013-10-22 05:15:19 PM
Sounds like we have the next Epic Rap Battles of History face-off here.
 
2013-10-22 05:17:04 PM
Also, Murdoch was great in Thunderball.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-22 05:19:01 PM
T. Herman Zweibel is aghast at such heresy.
 
2013-10-22 05:19:45 PM
blogs.elcomercio.pe

RIP Murdoch.
 
2013-10-22 05:20:55 PM
FTFA:  Murdoch purchased TV stations in some of the nation's largest markets in 1985 before acquiring a majority stake in 20th Century Fox to lay the groundwork for his new network. After depending on edgier content like Cops, The Simpsons and Married with Children to establish an identity in the network's early days, Murdoch made the prescient decision to get into the NFL game.

No love for 21 Jump St?
When they handed over an entire soundtrack to Agent Orange, I thought that was pretty cool.
 
2013-10-22 05:32:17 PM
Murdoch's California home
publicintelligence.net

Hearst California home
www.explorethecaliforniacoast.com
Advantage Hearst
 
2013-10-22 05:32:30 PM

tuna fingers: FTFA:  Murdoch purchased TV stations in some of the nation's largest markets in 1985 before acquiring a majority stake in 20th Century Fox to lay the groundwork for his new network. After depending on edgier content like Cops, The Simpsons and Married with Children to establish an identity in the network's early days, Murdoch made the prescient decision to get into the NFL game.

No love for 21 Jump St?
When they handed over an entire soundtrack to Agent Orange, I thought that was pretty cool.


wait, what?
 
2013-10-22 05:38:51 PM

studs up: tuna fingers: FTFA:  Murdoch purchased TV stations in some of the nation's largest markets in 1985 before acquiring a majority stake in 20th Century Fox to lay the groundwork for his new network. After depending on edgier content like Cops, The Simpsons and Married with Children to establish an identity in the network's early days, Murdoch made the prescient decision to get into the NFL game.

No love for 21 Jump St?
When they handed over an entire soundtrack to Agent Orange, I thought that was pretty cool.

wait, what?


Episode: Mean Streets and Pastel Houses.

http://www.tvrage.com/shows/id-2443/episodes/382
 
2013-10-22 05:53:37 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-22 05:57:59 PM

tuna fingers: studs up: tuna fingers: FTFA:  Murdoch purchased TV stations in some of the nation's largest markets in 1985 before acquiring a majority stake in 20th Century Fox to lay the groundwork for his new network. After depending on edgier content like Cops, The Simpsons and Married with Children to establish an identity in the network's early days, Murdoch made the prescient decision to get into the NFL game.

No love for 21 Jump St?
When they handed over an entire soundtrack to Agent Orange, I thought that was pretty cool.

wait, what?

Episode: Mean Streets and Pastel Houses.

http://www.tvrage.com/shows/id-2443/episodes/382


Well ok then. Thanks for that....I think.
 
2013-10-22 06:24:29 PM
Hearst sold a war and got marijuana banned. Murdoch subdued the world's most powerful economy.


Wadded Beef: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Ohhh, yes. They're even better when you're dead!
 
2013-10-22 06:40:21 PM

brantgoose: Gordon Bennett!


You rang?
 
2013-10-22 06:42:26 PM
To be fair, Australia isn't exactly "English speaking"...
 
2013-10-22 07:13:51 PM

69gnarkill69: Murdoch's California home
[publicintelligence.net image 850x449]

Hearst California home
[www.explorethecaliforniacoast.com image 700x803]
Advantage Hearst


Yeah, but that's just because you can't see Murdoch's extensive underground lair.
 
2013-10-22 07:17:51 PM

metallion: Get back to us with that assumption once Rupert gets a war going to boost ratings.


The 2nd Iraq war?  Those not in that echo chamber knew the reasons for going in were rubbish.
 
2013-10-22 07:28:12 PM

fifthhorseman: metallion: Get back to us with that assumption once Rupert gets a war going to boost ratings.

The 2nd Iraq war?  Those not in that echo chamber knew the reasons for going in were rubbish.


The entirety of the corporate news world cheerlead that thing on, though.  It wasn't just Fox. It was CNN and MSNBC, too.   Hearst taught them that war is good for the news business.
 
2013-10-22 07:28:17 PM

Wadded Beef: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


wait that's terrible, I QUIT!
 
2013-10-22 07:31:40 PM

fusillade762: 69gnarkill69: Murdoch's California home
[publicintelligence.net image 850x449]

Hearst California home
[www.explorethecaliforniacoast.com image 700x803]
Advantage Hearst

Yeah, but that's just because you can't see Murdoch's extensive underground lair.


You can't see Hearst's underground lair either:
www.edgoodfellow.com
fc04.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-23 01:39:59 AM

Nana's Vibrator: FTFA: His next idea was to create an alternative to CBS's Sunday night news magazine 60 Minutes. As discussions about the news program evolved, Murdoch thought even bigger, and eventually Fox News was born - a niche news channel seeking an audience who felt the mainstream media were too liberal

Forget the conservative angle.  If there is a human on this planet who thinks at any time FoxNews has had an ounce of journalistic or interview integrity that rivals 60 Minutes, they can check into a room with padded walls right now.  And yes, I'm well aware of who Dan Rather and Andy Rooney are.
For f*ck's sake, FoxNews had a medium on last week.  A Medium - and I don't mean a woman's dress size because we know that would never happen - it was a woman who believes she can communicate with the dead.  It was a serious discussion!  What is f*cking wrong with these people?!!!


What is your point? Fox sells advertising- not journalism. There is no mainstream journalism in the US. That was the original point of FARK.
 
2013-10-23 04:51:44 AM

Muta: Murdoch has been dictating the political discussion in the US since Clinton.  Hearst was able to sell the US on a tidy little war but Murdoch was able to sell the US on the clusterfark in Iraq.

Hearst can't hold a candle to Murdoch.


Marijuana.

Hearst started two wars, and one's lasted nearly 80 years.
 
2013-10-23 09:44:22 AM

FarkinNortherner: Hearst had nothing like the all platform, international, dominance now enjoyed by Murdoch.


Well, in the 1920s, the US population was about 105M, give or take. Hearst's 28 papers had more than 20M subscribers. He also owned two international wire sources (INS and Universal News), a radio station, and a movie production company. He served two terms as a congressman from New York.

Murdoch, meanwhile, has a stranglehold over Australia. People don't realize it, but his stable of papers over there is roughly 2/3 of all papers bought in the country. Of course, they don't have the media restrictions that we do - another company controls roughly 25% of all eyeballs, leaving about 10% of all papers bought to all other media companies in the country. In England, Murdoch's papers account for 34% of the market. I don't know how TV works in either country, except that it's different from ours, so I don't know how to figure out what his market share is there. I also can't figure out what the News Corp market share looked like in the US before the split this year.

Anyway, you can make an argument for either, but if you're talking international, I'd say Murdoch. If you're talking US, I'd say Hearst.

So yeah, if your criteria is "English-speaking world" then Murdoch has an argument. But in America, it's Hearst all the way.
 
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