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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:19 AM

Rupert Murdoch’s American Dream


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Rupert Murdoch’s American Dream

Posted on Dec 5, 2012
By Bill Boyarsky


The recent Leveson Report on the British newspaper hacking scandal shows the danger of media baron Rupert Murdoch buying the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.

The Los Angeles Times reported in October that executives of Murdoch’s company, News Corp., have had preliminary talks with the new owners of the Tribune Co., which is emerging from bankruptcy. The battered Tribune Co. owns the Chicago Tribune and the L.A. Times.

The papers would add greatly to Murdoch’s U.S. media holdings, which already are astounding, as a 2011 compilation by the Columbia Journalism Review showed. The properties range from the powerful Fox News Channel, the Wall Street Journal and New York Post down to the Stockton Record, which serves a small, struggling city in California’s agricultural Central Valley. Add to that the film studio 20th Century Fox, popular cable networks including FX and Fox Sports, publishing house Harper Collins and television stations throughout the country, and you have the nation’s most powerful media mogul.

Murdoch’s company, News Corp., said the Times story was “wholly inaccurate.” But it’s difficult to believe anything News Corp. or Murdoch says after reading the report by Lord Justice Sir Brian Leveson, released last month. Prime Minister David Cameron gave Leveson the job in response to public outrage after an exposé in the Guardian newspaper. The paper told how the News Corp. paper News of the World intercepted voice-mail messages to the cell phone of Milly Dowler, a missing teenager who was later found murdered. That led to continued investigation, which uncovered more hacking and bribery of public officials by the News of the World and its sister Murdoch tabloid, The Sun. Murdoch closed News of the World as the scandal grew. ..................(more)

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:45 AM

1. Can't Trust Anybody With The Name Rupert

 

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:22 PM

2. BIG BROTHER IS HERE AND HIS NAME IS RUPERT

 

The GOP will unleash the Rupert on the public with more big brother fables to confuse the little brained people of middle America. The red states do not have very many people who can utilize critical thinking to assess what is said and what is the truth.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:47 PM

3. The Election Says It All. You Lose Rupert

 

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