I was watching the live feed of the Murdoch testimony when all of a sudden someone attacked Rupert Murdoch and the camera went out. See for yourself.
The twists and turns of the phone-hacking scandal has forced the 80 year old mogul to tears. Who knows if his tears are sincere but he will be forced to answer Parliament today concerning the phone-hacking scandal. James Murdoch and Rebecca Brooks will accompany Rupert Murdoch as continues to deny any knowledge of the scandal.
Is this at all surprising? But trust me these guys give to both parties so it is not a big deal to me either way.
Fox News and Wall Street Journal parent company News Corp donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in June, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported.
The media conglomerate, controlled by Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, took advantage of the unlimited donations corporations can give to governors’ associations (from Bloomberg BusinessWeek):
NEW YORK (CNN) — The chairman of the New York Post, Rupert Murdoch, personally apologized Tuesday for an editorial cartoon published by the newspaper that drew charges of racism
“Today I want to personally apologize to any reader who felt offended, and even insulted,” said the statement from Murdoch, who is also chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, which owns the paper.
“I can assure you — without a doubt — that the only intent of that cartoon was to mock a badly written piece of legislation.
“It was not meant to be racist, but unfortunately, it was interpreted by many as such. We all hold the readers of the New York Post in high regard, and I promise you that we will seek to be more attuned to the sensitivities of our community.”
The cartoon by Sean Delonas referenced the mauling of a Connecticut woman by a chimpanzee who was later shot and killed by police. In the caption, one of the officers says, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”
The cartoon was published on Wednesday, a day after President Obama signed the stimulus bill.
The Post issued a statement the following day, apologizing but noting that the cartoon was meant to mock what it called an “ineptly written” stimulus bill. Read more…
Not for those with weak stomachs. He held on to this purposely during the election as to not hurt Barack Obama, because the media would have found a way to connect Obama to this fiery speech. Do people really want to hear this now or since we have a new president and we have to start anew is this the old way of making people aware?
Please people we need comments on this. I don’t care what is your gender, race, or creed. Don’t be a pussie speak out!!!!
LOS ANGELES (AP) – News Corp.’s 20th Century Fox Television studio has asked producers of shows such as Fox’s “24″ and “My Name is Earl,” produced for NBC, to trim their budgets this season by 2 percent, a spokesman said Wednesday.
The cuts will affect between 16 and 20 shows currently in production, but will probably not result in layoffs, said spokesman Chris Alexander.
“We don’t anticipate that there will be any layoffs. Where the cuts will be made will be at the discretion of every show runner,” he said. “Everyone understands that revenues are down and these steps are necessary to protect our business.”
The move is part of a wider cost-cutting initiative at News Corp.’s Fox properties, from TV stations and the film studio to MySpace, as advertising revenue has fallen across all media. The company has been cutting travel and entertainment budgets and leaving vacant jobs unfilled.
The Walt Disney Co.’s ABC Studios made a similar 2 percent budget cut across its TV shows in November.
CBS Corp. said Tuesday that it laid off a small number of executives and staff at its in-house programming arm, CBS Entertainment, and its production studio, CBS Paramount Network TV.
Earlier this month, General Electric Co.’s NBC Universal cut 500 positions, or 3 percent of its work force; and Viacom Inc., owner of the MTV and BET networks, laid off 850, a 7 percent reduction.
I just got this video from the good people over at Brave New Films and they encouraged me to pass it on and I am doing just that. Very great video because it shows you the vicious way that Fox News has been attacking Sen. Obama and at what lengths they will go to smear his name.
Did you see Barack Obama go on The O’Reilly Factor last night—right into the belly of the beast? While we didn’t want Obama to appear on FOX initially, he wisely chose the same night John McCain delivered his RNC speech (the same night FOX received some of its highest ratings) to make an appearance. Talk about stealing the GOP’s thunder!
Obama was no doubt trying to appeal to conservative voters, since 88% of FOX viewers voted Republican in 2004. But FOX won’t let their conservative base go without a fight. That’s why O’Reilly needled and interrupted Obama, trying to get him to simplify many of his answers—a far cry from the softballs O’Reilly lobbed at many prominent Republicans like Rudy Giuliani in the past. And that’s why FOX has been attacking Obama with the same relentless smear tactics that they used against John Kerry four years ago. Watch them use the exact same attacks.
Give me a bit and I will post video of his appearance on the O’ Reilly factor.
He is lucky worst sh*t did not happen to him.
Here is the much talked about footage of Jesse Jackson talking about Barack Obama. Truthfully Fox News did not have to air this footage because it was in between taping and just goes to show you how low they will stoop to get ratings and cause divison. Watch and make up your own mind:
Hillary clinton’s former political henchman Howard Wolfson is being reported to be going over to Fox News to serve as a political analyst. Is this really surprising after we all(well maybe not all) saw Wolfson on early morning political cable networks tearing down and discrediting the intelligence and accomplishments of Sen. Barack Obama all in the name of Hillary Clinton.
His slimy personality should fit well over there with retards the likes of Karl Rove, Bill O’ Reilly, and Ann Coulter. note:But don’t get too comfortable Wolfy, you will still have to deal with Keith Olbermann and that is something everybody at Fox dreads every night at the start of his now infamous ‘Worst Persons in the World’ segment.
via Washington Post
“Fox has the largest audience in cable television — many of its viewers are independents who will help decide the next election,” said Wolfson of his decision. “It’s critically important for strong progressives to be talking to and offering analysis to that audience.”
Wolfson said he doesn’t have (and has never had) any plans to write a book about his experience on the Clinton campaign and, as for whether he would join Barack Obama’s general election bid, Wolfson said he was focused on his work at GPG and with Fox.
Full story here…
This couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. While mainstream media, in particular FOX NEWS is using its platform as a propaganda tool to take swipes at whatever doesn’t fit into their Neo-Con mold we need more responses like this! Nas takes a stand against Faux News and returns to the political roots that has true Nas fans salivating. This is also inviting particularly today with the racist cyber attack hatched by neo-nazi hackers 4 Chan on SOHH.com. As far as I’m concerned they’re all one and the same, both branches of a poisonous root that needs to be ethered.
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Who wants to be associated with losers? Bill O Reilly’s boss Rupert Murdoch is feeling the Obama wave and even is taking credit for his dead in the water newspaper The Post for endorsing him over Hillary(don’t worry he owns everything at is worth 8.8 Billion). Check his thoughts on the upcoming presidential campaign:
“You have got the Obama phenomenon. You have got, undoubtedly, a recession … The average American is really getting hurt financially and that all bodes well for him (Obama), Murdoch said.
“I think it (a recession) is one we will be coming out of for quite some time,” Murdoch said. “In the next 18 months, this country is going to be in for a very hard time.”
“You have probably the making of a complete phenomenon in this country,” Murdoch said in describing what he predicted will be a sweeping victory for Democrats in November.
Murdoch has yet to endorse a U.S. presidential candidate but considers Barack Obama very promising, the media magnate said in an interview by two Wall Street Journal reporters at an annual conference for high-tech industry insiders.
News Corp recently acquired ownership of the Journal and its parent company .
via Fox30 Online
Rap superstar 50 Cent is on the verge of signing a new branding deal with media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s company – worth a cool $300 million.
The In Da Club hitmaker is in final negotiations with Murdoch’s News Corp firm – which owns social networking site MySpace – for a large stake in all aspects of the 50 Cent brand, including music, concerts, books and his label G-Unit Records.
If the agreement goes ahead, G-Unit Records and its roster of artists will move under News Corp’s MySpace Records umbrella.
According to reports, half of the $300 million deal will be in stock, potentially making 50 Cent – real name Curtis Jackson – one of the biggest News Corp shareholders.
Wendy Williams, under fire for allegations that her husband sexually harrassed members of her staff, has confirmed that she will be debuting a talk-show on Fox, debuting July 14. Her previous attempt at TV on VH1 didn’t do to well ratings-wise and was canceled but now she has reloaded on the network that Murdoch built. Details remain sketchy, like the show’s running time or what time slot it will occupy but they are saying that Fox has signed on for a six-week run. You can expect interviews with celebrities and low-brow antics that have made the female shock-jock a staple on New York radio. She apparently renewed her contract with WBLS so she won’t be abandoning her radio post anytime soon.
Editor’s Note: All this time and I couldn’t put my finger on it, than presto, I got it! That’s who Wendy reminds me of, she’s the female version of Bill ‘O Reilly. Be scared. Be real scared.