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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:50 AM
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My friend sends a letter to Rupert Murdoch
I have a friend who is very media oriented. In her frustration over Fox she is trying yet one more attempt to get their attention - a hand written letter to Rupert Murdoch.
Here is her letter:


Rupert Murdoch
Chairman and Chief Executive
News Corporation
1211 Avenue of Americas
8th Floor
NY, NY 10036

Dear Mr. Murdoch:

I am writing to you because I understand you own and control a large number of newspapers, television stations and other kinds of media outlets.

I have been sickened and saddened by the choices your news organizations have made to show, over and over, on TV, horrible, hate inspired images against President Obama, and people carrying signs with messages of violence.

You are taking advantage of a few sad, ignorant people, who don't know any better, because they believe Fox and people like Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly care about them and are telling them the truth. They don't understand that these people are just doing what they do because they are TV and radio personalities. The people in those crowds don't understand that they are being used, and the ideas that they are supporting, are actually harmful to them. This is not right.

Do you do this for the money? How much money do you and yours need? Are you trying to start full-blown civil unrest so that you can make even more money?


Do you have any idea what it is like out here, having to live and work alongside people who are so horribly misinformed about how the world works? Who actually believe Obama was not born in this country, who actually believe in death panels, who actually believe President Obama is the equivalent of Adolph Hitler, and is someone to be feared? They get these ideas from your media organizations.


And it makes them dangerous and sick on an individual level.


Maybe you have the right to do whatever you want, but you are hurting people in our country, and I would like you and your stations to start showing some restraint before one of these individuals thinks they are doing the right thing by actually committing an act of violence.
(Name removed)


P.S. I would also be interested to know the reason why one million anti-war protesters did not deserve any TV time at all, but a few thousand tea-baggers and anti-Obama, anti-health care people deserve so much?
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Maybe we should stage a march on Fox News HQ?
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:54 AM
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1. Most likely hit the basket midway to the second sentence. He was
stating the other day how well all of his businesses are doing, including Fox News....
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:22 AM
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6. People who are that affluent have many levels of 'handlers' to stave off "trouble makers."
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:42 AM
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7. Not that he'd read the letter or care
but it is his job to claim they are doing well, and he'd say the same thing the day it all fell down 'the fundamentals are sound'. Rupert also says he's damn good look'n, but I am not buying that either.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:44 AM
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8. HA! Very good point(s)...Hahahaha....n/t
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:00 AM
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2. FAUX News address:
1211 Avenues of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Remember to send Glenn Beck your used teabags! Please be sure they are dry and put them in a zip-style baggie as a courtesy to the fine and dedicated employees of the United States Postal Service. A carefully worded message is of course appropriate.

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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:04 AM
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3. whoa.
there's a sale on chicken gizzards at the local market and they do resemble "tea bags". Hmmmmm.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:08 AM
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4. Uh uh.
Bio-hazard, possible "terroristic threat" charges. Stick with teabags.

Although, if you WERE going to send an animal part, sheep testicles would be appropriate.

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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:20 AM
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5. Gee whiz. You didn't think I would seriously
include my own name and address. :dunce: }(

To the current Agent overseeing the site, just a lil levity for the a.m. O8)
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:00 AM
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9. Ever been fingerprinted?
One smudge on the stamp is all it would take.
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