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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:18 PM

The Murdochs "knew the virus was coming" in January

Holy shit.

These are the most evil people on earth.

The Murdoch family, which owns Fox News, took precautions against the new coronavirus as the network’s hosts downplayed the risk posed by the pandemic on TV.

The family abruptly canceled Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch’s 89th birthday party at his California estate on March 8 “out of concern for the patriarch’s health,” according to The New York Times’ Ben Smith.

Smith previously reported that Lachlan Murdoch, who runs the news network, “knew the virus was coming” in January, because he was “getting regular updates from the family’s political allies and journalists in his father’s native Australia.”


https://www.salon.com/2020/03/25/murdoch-family-took-serious-precautions-against-coronavirus-as-fox-news-downplayed-risk-to-public/

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Reply The Murdochs "knew the virus was coming" in January (Original post)
kpete Mar 26 OP
malaise Mar 26 #1
42bambi Mar 26 #6
DENVERPOPS Mar 26 #18
FakeNoose Mar 26 #13
malaise Mar 26 #14
dalton99a Mar 26 #2
bronxiteforever Mar 26 #3
2naSalit Mar 26 #4
BComplex Mar 26 #32
delisen Mar 26 #5
Zorro Mar 26 #10
roamer65 Mar 26 #7
magicarpet Mar 26 #8
DENVERPOPS Mar 26 #19
magicarpet Mar 26 #23
edbermac Mar 26 #9
Traildogbob Mar 26 #11
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 26 #25
Pepsidog Mar 26 #12
pnwmom Mar 26 #15
Kaleva Mar 26 #30
lark Mar 26 #16
DENVERPOPS Mar 26 #20
lark Mar 26 #29
DENVERPOPS Mar 26 #36
Different Drummer Mar 26 #17
DENVERPOPS Mar 26 #21
Upthevibe Mar 26 #26
dawnie51 Mar 26 #22
Kaleva Mar 26 #24
Ms. Toad Mar 26 #33
Kaleva Mar 26 #35
spanone Mar 26 #27
magicarpet Mar 26 #28
Hortensis Mar 26 #31
Ms. Toad Mar 26 #34

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:20 PM

1. The Murdochs should lose their US citizenship for criminality

and hiding the virus from the US public is the tip of the iceberg.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:33 PM

6. They are also responsible for the networks hosts claiming that the virus

is a hoax and it's just the "flu" and on and on! So many actually believed them and some have died. The Murdochs and the Fox sycophants should be held responsible!

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Response to 42bambi (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:38 PM

18. Agreed 42, butTime after Time

I see people posting here and saying: Why doesn't the media broadcast this...."

PEOPLE, over 80+ percent of all media in the U.S. is owned by wealthy Republicans.......

The only reason they allow Rachel on TV is that she is making so god damn much money for them, they can't not have her.
After all, they are republicans, and if there is one thing more important to them than the RNC, it is cold hard advertising cash......

On a side note: another thing we are seeing is the mass gatherings of republicans and evangelicals crowding all together across the U.S. to show us we are all crazy worrying about the virus. I have to laugh......Keep on keeping on you ignorant Republicans, maybe you will help cause your own self extinction........... People say: they can't be THAT stupid, and I reply: wanna bet??????

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:07 PM

13. Rupert Murdoch should be the first elderly person

... to volunteer to sacrifice himself to save the younger ones.
I mean, they're looking for volunteers, am I right?




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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:13 PM

14. Fucker canceled his birthday party while hiding it from

the American people. Damn I hate these people.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:23 PM

2. And then they used their network to tell everyone else to relax:

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:24 PM

3. Murdoch the Murderer.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:29 PM

4. They've been into world domination since at least the 1980s. ...nt

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:50 PM

32. That's what I keep trying to tell everyone. Our problems ARE Fox "news" and Rush Limbaugh

They keep the ignorant misfits convinced that they are in the majority of the world, and that everyone else is out to destroy them. Ignornat misfits believe that shit.

That's why the USA is in this mess.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:33 PM

5. Criminals. Rupert Murdoch has been the most criminal immigrant in the US.

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Response to delisen (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:48 PM

10. Rupert Moloch

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:40 PM

7. One message to lil Rupert.

The 🦠 loves you.

You 2 are a wonderful match.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:44 PM

8. Freedom of speech.... FuxNuz exploited this to the max,...

75% of what ails AmeriKKKa today is directly attributable to the behind the scene schemes and manipulations specifically designed to slow walk the end of our Republican Democracy and quietly usher in Despotic Fascism by way of the back door for eventual and total take over of our government.

That dream has nearly been fully realized.
Just one election away.
That dream will meet fruition.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:42 PM

19. Couldn't agree more Magic

For over 40 years they have been driving relentlessly to a Corporate Fascist Tyranny and they are one millimeter away from completion of their COUP.......

WASF

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:00 PM

23. Yes,... Fascist Corporate Junta

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:47 PM

9. Can't wait for him and Rush to check out.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:37 PM

11. Drag his ancient ass into the streets.

Talk about useless eaters. He is behind all the old ppl genocide. Him, Rump and Turtle first. Talk about a waste of oxygen. That crusty old hemorrhoid is single handedly destroying this country, has been for years. Enemy from within. All active military and veterans, now is the time to honor your oath.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:04 PM

25. I'd piss on Limpball's grave, except I hate standing in lines. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:41 PM

12. Tax the shit out of Murdochs and other billionaire to pay for the stimulus. Remember when Obama

was President and “pay-for” and sequestration were all the Republican rage.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:16 PM

15. Anybody could have known it was coming. I heard about it in January on local news.

First there were reports of deaths in China they thought were connected to some outdoor market. Then our first case here was announced on January 20.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:54 PM

30. It was discussed often here that month.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:17 PM

16. Oligarchs knew and did nothing to stop it.

It's like they welcomed it and the chance to totally redo the entire economy, killing off the working class and poor and giving all the money to themselves. This is step 1, step 2 is after they steal the election - eliminate SS, Medicare and Medicaid or cut them to the bone so they are useless, end public education, end all labor laws including overtime and 40 hour work week, end contraception of any kind (except for themselves of course). This was and still is their intention.

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Response to lark (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:46 PM

20. This current group of Republicans

are completely enamored with looking back at the gilded age when they were allowed to run roughshod over the mass population.
They loved the Gilded Age, and they totally LOATHED what FDR did to them and their visions/wet dreams.....

They have always dreamed of a Corporate Fascist Tyranny, and they are a mere millimeter from obtaining it with their COUP.....

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:51 PM

29. Ding, ding, ding, by Jove Denverpops has got it!!

Exactly and oh so sad for the working class, poor, minorities and women - this.

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Response to lark (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:23 PM

36. Thx,......WASF

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:19 PM

17. The Murdochs should be involuntarily sent to a planet without oxygen.

If Rush wasn't already terminal, I'd say he needs to go with them.

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Response to Different Drummer (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:50 PM

21. Rush doesn't believe in Karma

LOL

Some times Karma takes it's sweet time, but it always happens.

It's just too fucking bad that this Virus doesn't have a way of selectively targeting Republicans, Tyrants and Authoritarians worldwide.....

Okay, okay, okay,.....I'm entitled to my dreams and fantasies......

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:17 PM

26. I'm curious about Limbaugh's

religious beliefs. Has he ever said that he's a Christian? Has he actually said that he doesn't believe in Karma? I realize that Christians don't believe in it because there's no such thing since "that's why Jesus died!!!!"- Yep- You can be Charles frickin' Manson but if "you accept Jesus Christ as your only Lord and Savior" then all is forgiven- okey dokey....But back to my question. Has Rush ever stated his religious beliefs?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:58 PM

22. I have always believed.....

that Faux was a criminal enterprise, whose sole intent was to undermine and destroy this country, but slowly, after they made their gazillions.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:01 PM

24. We here on DU knew it was coming in January too.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:53 PM

33. Yes.

Altough many of us saying it were figuratively tarred and feathered.

But it was not unknowable. So Murdochs did not have to get it from private contacts.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:49 PM

35. The nay-sayers are pretty quiet now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:22 PM

27. They should be escorted out of the country.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:34 PM

28. This is why monopolies were under such disdain and very much discouraged.

They become too powerful. They accumulate way too much money. Then with the excess funds available to them they bought politicians and eventually overthrew our governments.

But Reagan said while repeating the echos of Ayn Rand - "GREED IS GOOD".

They captured our government, they made us work harder and harder - but as productivity increased by leaps and bounds the rewards of that hard labor was realized by only them. The spoils of our hard work go directly into their pockets. They categorically refuse to share any of the profits derived from that labor with us, they want it all for themselves.

How many castles, how many homes, how many second and third vacation homes, how many fancy cars, how many yachts, and how many private jets does one person need before it is termed obscene greed and gluttony ? How selfish does a person need to become before the world says that's enough, that's too much ?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:56 PM

31. So did all the Republican pandemic experts in congress.

Forget the Murdochs. At least they never swore to serve us.

Republican legislators were involved in all the pandemic legislation, both passed and blocked, during the Obama administration when SARS and MERS arrived and were immediately contained and when the Swine flu cut loose, requiring great national efforts to minimize deaths.

THEY knew it all from the beginning and blocked and delayed all action from the beginning, WHILE specifically deceiving America into complacence. All through January and February and into March hundreds of millions came and went around the nation and planet. How about NOLA all through February, which is now among the planet's hottest spots for explosive, pending death. All the while they watched and facilitated it.

Btw, VP Biden, who's not in government, first spoke up to urge action when none had been started, on January 15.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:53 PM

34. Yes. n/t

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