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Wed May 18, 2022, 09:58 AM

Steve Schmidt calls for 'venomous and dangerous' Rupert Murdoch to be stripped of US citizenship

Lincoln Project co-founder and former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt wants the United States to strip Rupert Murdoch of his U.S. citizenship, calling the 91-year-old Australian-born media titan "the most venomous and dangerous foreigner to ever arrive on American soil."

Murdoch is the man behind News Corp, a massive multi-national conglomerate that in the U.S. owns Fox News, The New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, book publisher HarperCollins, and even realtor.com

"The January 6 Committee will prove a massive conspiracy," Schmidt tweeted Tuesday night. "That conspiracy will likely involve @foxnews hosts and personalities. @rupertmurdoch is responsible for what happens on @foxnews, which has long claimed in Federal Court that is not news but entertainment."

Taking a dig at Murdoch and the birther movement which Fox News amplified, Schmidt says Murdoch "is not a Birthright Citizen like @BarackObama. He is a Naturalized Citizen. Though it happens rarely, there is a Denaturalization process that can lead to revocation of US Citizenship and removal from the country."

SOURCE: https://www.rawstory.com/steve-schmidt-calls-for-venomous-and-dangerous-rupert-murdoch-to-be-stripped-of-us-citizenship/

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Reply Steve Schmidt calls for 'venomous and dangerous' Rupert Murdoch to be stripped of US citizenship (Original post)
BigBearJohn May 2022 OP
TheRealNorth May 2022 #1
onenote May 2022 #33
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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:11 AM

1. I wonder if Rupert votes in both Australian and U.S. elections as well...

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #1)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:51 AM

33. He renounced his Australian citizenship when he became a US citizen

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Response to onenote (Reply #33)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:15 PM

43. That is a USA formality, if Australia still accepts him as an Australian and is OK with dual

citizenship then he can vote in Australia and enjoy Australian benefits.

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #43)

Thu May 19, 2022, 10:57 AM

91. I read that Australia requires their citizens to renounce citizenship

if accepting other citizenship

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #1)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:21 PM

46. It is really difficult to vote in Australia now if you live overseas.

I guess he has the people to keep his voting there valid.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2022, 07:45 PM

103. I dont know if he votes in Australia but

he has a massive interest in the outcome of our elections. He owns most of the print media, as well as Sky. He always supports the right wing and gives them positive coverage.

Dont be confused about the names of our parties. The Liberal Party is right wing and the Labor Party is left wing. We just had an election and against all the odds of Rupert having his say with every headline, Labor won the election. I would love it if you could deport him. Send him to Russia where he can spend his final days shivering.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:13 AM

2. I agree with Steve.

💯 percent.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:26 PM

47. Can you imagine who will be next to lose citizenship?

Republicans will go after every democratic American citizen who immigrated here. I don’t think this is a good idea.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #47)

Wed May 18, 2022, 03:09 PM

58. It's both amusing & frustrating that Dems always hold themselves back by imagining Repub's...

… revenge. I seem to remember that as one reason Nixon was not impeached.

My point is: Republicans never seem to have those considerations. They just get about their business, which is consolidating power.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #58)

Fri May 20, 2022, 09:51 AM

93. THIS.

This is absolutely right. The GOP never seems to bother with concerns about overreaching. They just go ahead and do it, and damn the torpedoes.

And let us step back and consider everything they’ve accomplished by not pulling their punches. They’ve gone for broke and the result is: they’ve pulled the whole country farther toward the extreme right.

And they think they’ve got us figured out. We back off and try to be reasonable. They don’t bother with such considerations, and press ahead anyway.

Perhaps we should take a page or two from that? They think they have our behavior down and our responses completely predictable (cuz we always “play nice”). And seems to me they’re pretty much spot on. Maybe it’s time to consider throwing them for a loop and NOT responding so predictably?

Just trying to kick some ideas around. To confuse and confound the enemy and knock them off their game.

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Response to calimary (Reply #93)

Fri May 20, 2022, 09:58 AM

94. Yep!

They go low, we go high......or something

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:20 PM

75. I've only read about one case of stripping the citizenship of a naturalized citixen,

and I'm telling the story from memory, but trying to stick to what I remember as being factual. My memory isn't bad bur it'snot perfect by any peans.

Dude was a former Nazi (I think an official of some kind) who had lied about his past to obtain US citizenship, and IIRC te lying was the cause of his being stripped of it. We (speaking as the US gevenment) wanted to deport him but Germany would not accept him and there was no other country available. Also IIRC, the story became public (again?) when he died, so it's not a present issue.

But if I do remember correctly, the story would suggest that ordinary crimes cimmitted by natiralized citizen are addressed by the American criminal justice system ... although I suppose sedit oin and treason might also lead there - or sedition anyway - we hang traitors, I think.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:16 AM

3. He only became a US Citizen because US Code requires TV Media Owners to be US Citizens.

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This was especially true during the time when Murdock was acquiring FOX News.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:47 AM

14. AND the path to US citizenship was cleared by the Raygun* administration...

...who also eliminated THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE, which meant Murdock's broadcast empire did NOT have to provide equal space for opposing opinions.

Fox News was envisioned in the aftermath of Watergate. The GOP* high command postulated that if the pesky media had not interfered, Nixon would have gotten away with it, and the GOP*s fortunes would have taken a better turn.

And for the life of me, I do not understand how AUSTRALIA does not string him up... The Murdock empire have been some of the biggest climate change deniers in Australia.

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Response to Raster (Reply #14)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:26 AM

25. Fux is banned in Australia and NZ because it's a recognized propaganda network.

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #25)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:31 AM

28. and in canada .

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #25)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:31 AM

29. They can do that?

 

How do we accomplish that here?

It's no wonder the Aussies and Kiwis have effective political leaders and functional society. They're able to ban propaganda BS.

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #25)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:41 AM

30. Nope...

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Response to Raster (Reply #14)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:57 AM

36. What obstacles had to be cleared for Murdoch to become a US Citizen?

I see this all the time, but I don't know what special help Murdoch needed to become a citizen. He had been a resident of the US for ten+ years when he applied for citizenship in 1985.

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Response to onenote (Reply #36)

Wed May 18, 2022, 01:49 PM

54. He had to suck up to Ronald Reagan, so hardly any obstacle at all really.

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Response to 2Gingersnaps (Reply #54)

Wed May 18, 2022, 04:34 PM

60. Nothing in that about needing Reagan's help to get citizenship.

I'm a communications attorney and I followed Murdoch's entry into the US television market pretty closely. In May 1985, he struck a deal to buy stations from Metromedia. He filed an application with the FCC for approval of that transaction in June, expressly committing to obtain US Citizenship before closing the deal. He got his citizenship in September and the FCC approved the sale in November. None of those timelines were unusual for that period of time.

Not defending Fox News or Murdoch, who I would love to see disappear. Just reciting the facts surrounding his citizenship and purchase of broadcast stations.

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Response to onenote (Reply #60)

Wed May 18, 2022, 04:44 PM

62. When did he move to the US?

My sisters husband could not become a citizen until (I believe) 10 years after their marriage. My understanding with Murdock was that the time from residency (green card) to citizenship was fast tracked to allow him to buy the stations. Also, Congress approved it (Reagan was President).

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Response to drmeow (Reply #62)

Wed May 18, 2022, 05:08 PM

63. According to this article he moved to the US in 1974

and had a green card for more than 10 years when he applied for citizenship.

https://www.nytimes.com/1985/05/04/business/for-tv-deal-murdoch-will-seek-citizenship.html

I don't recall and can't find anything online suggesting that Congress took any action (or needed to) to facilitate Murdoch becoming a citizen. The House was firmly in Democratic control in 1985.

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Response to drmeow (Reply #62)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:33 PM

77. As far as I know, legal residents of the US

can apply for citizenship after 5 years of living here.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #77)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:59 PM

78. You're right

I was mistaken about my BIL

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Response to onenote (Reply #60)

Fri May 20, 2022, 01:22 PM

95. New York Times did an article too, but it is behind a paywall.

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Response to Raster (Reply #14)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:42 PM

50. re:"eliminated THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE...Murdock's broadcast empire did NOT have to provide equal"

Fairness doctrine never applied to cable anyway. Only over the air broadcasts, i.e. the things that required licenses from the FCC. It would have applied to Fox-owned OTA stations, but they weren't the problem anyway. Fox News wouldn't have been covered by it regardless.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #50)

Fri May 20, 2022, 01:29 PM

96. Check out this article, see some familiar names there?

https://johnmenadue.com/how-reagan-and-us-agencies-made-murdoch-a-king/

New York Times did an article, but it is behind a paywall.

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Response to 2Gingersnaps (Reply #96)

Fri May 20, 2022, 08:35 PM

97. Good piece! Do you happen to have a link to the NYT article as well? thanks (n/t)

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #97)

Wed May 25, 2022, 07:20 PM

102. Sure do! Remember when Hillary was roundly ridiculed for that "vast right wing conspiracy,"

Yeah, Richard Mellon Scaife was one of the financers of that (from that other article). Again, Hillary was right then, as much as she was about "basket of deplorables."

Here is the New Times piece;

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/03/magazine/rupert-murdoch-fox-news-trump.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=2967C2606517103FD09A4CC6EDD4C0D8&gwt=

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Response to Raster (Reply #14)

Fri May 20, 2022, 11:47 PM

99. The Reagan administration didn't have to do anything to "clear" Murdoch's citizenship

See post #60.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:52 AM

34. US law did not require Murdoch to be a citizen to start Fox News.

He needed US citizenship to own broadcast stations and a broadcast network.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:17 AM

4. That's a remarkable assertion & yes terrorism calls for strong measures

The State must defend itself, and while DOJ is working extremely hard I am sure, we need to apply all the laws on the books and some of them in unique ways. I would argue we are at war. Governments have large powers, discretion, and responsibility while at war. But we need to declare it, notice it. Terrorism is a war on the country.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:22 AM

5. I think it's Lachlan Murdoch who now runs Fox News, and he was born in London.

He needs to be expelled as well.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #5)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:02 AM

21. Yes, and he has a summer condo... in Australia, where he flies to...

with his wife and kids whenever the heat of his wrongdoings boils up too high...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lachlan_Murdoch

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #5)

Thu May 19, 2022, 06:31 AM

88. Both

Father and son to go.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:23 AM

6. Everywhere he goes he spreads poison trying to accumulate money and power

One of the worst human beings ever to walk the Earth.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:30 AM

7. yes!

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:30 AM

8. If we value our country and the future of our democracy

We can no longer ignore the massive damage that continues to be inflicted upon us all by Rupert Murdoch. He is the most dangerous man in the world.

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Response to dlk (Reply #8)

Wed May 18, 2022, 09:50 PM

79. Yup, Fox News stole 3 elections, the Supreme Court, Congress, and Florida from us.

Plus they've put half the country against the other half. Plus given us the most foul, vile, rotten and worthless excuse of a POS leader in American history. Fox is the biggest threat to American stability.

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Response to Initech (Reply #79)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:40 PM

84. Yes, and Rupert is behind it all

Send him packing.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:32 AM

9. Murdoch is taking full advantage of our 1st Amendment freedoms to destroy America.

His propaganda and disinformation organization has done more to create division and foment violence in this country than any other international terrorist group. The man must be stopped.

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Response to sop (Reply #9)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:42 AM

13. To destroy democracy, at any rate.

I don't think he intends to destroy the entire country, but he'd rather have a fascist theocracy replace democracy, at the very least.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:33 AM

10. I think it would at least help if there were some "truth" in advertising

remove the word "News" from anything they produce.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:33 AM

11. Murdoch has been successful with his divide and conquer plan

Just like Putler, they are attempting to destroy America without firing a shot,
Murdock with brainwashing, Putler with bought & paid for politicians.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #11)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:52 AM

17. They have been working together for years and Trump is their pawn







The former Mrs. Rupert Murdoch and then the girl friend of Vlad Putin w/Ivanka Trump in Europe in the late
summer/early fall of 2016 and right before what the Steele Dossier's report of a meeting in Prague with Trump's
attorney (Cohen) and Russian agents to discuss Russian help in the 2016 elections.

Russia is way deep into right wing America's GOP and Fox.

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Response to Botany (Reply #17)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:15 AM

22. WOW, I did not know this.......

Now if MSM would just start tie-ing the 2 together and reporting on it. Putler is awfully unpopular in this
country right now, timing is right. I'm sure MSM would love to get rid of a competitor.

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Response to Botany (Reply #17)

Wed May 18, 2022, 06:24 PM

68. In that last photo, they almost look like they are going to puke.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:37 AM

12. long overdue, but welcome ASAP

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:50 AM

15. Wish I could rec a million times

While it should be is unlikely to happen given we haven't yet held Trump accountable for anything.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:50 AM

16. Stripping Murdock of his US citizenship is well and good...

...I want the fucker to DIE, and do so painfully.

If there is one person that is most responsible for the TOXIC political climate in the United States, it is Rupert "Satan" Murdock.

Hate that fuck.

Show me a grave... I need to piss and dance!

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:52 AM

18. If he actually lives in the US, I would add in deportation.

Give me a hard working Mexican anyday.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #18)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:57 AM

19. I would not be surprised if he lived on a billionaire's yacht...

Just like all Russian oligarchs...

(Speculation)

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #18)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:49 AM

32. He just bought a sprawling $200,000,000 ranch in Montana

Jerry Hall is his wife now--makes me want to barf.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #32)

Wed May 18, 2022, 07:00 PM

72. I buy grass fed beef from the little ranch west of

Murdoch’s ranch. Locals think he’s a POS…and he is.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #72)

Thu May 19, 2022, 03:35 PM

92. Good to hear!

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:57 AM

20. not going to happen

even if some agency or court were to do it, he would appeal all the way to SCOTUS, and then game over. This SCOTUS would rule in his favor.

A much better way is to attack his money. Don't watch Fox News, and don't buy product advertised there. Write to the advertisers and way why you won't buy their products.

Here's the biggest advertisers on Fox News
https://dropfox.com/advertisers/

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Response to vlyons (Reply #20)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:28 AM

26. There must be some clause in the infamous patriot act against publicly inciting terrorists...

... foreign AND domestic.

I hate that bill but IF there's something which could be used to stop the fascist propaganda...

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Response to vlyons (Reply #20)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:29 AM

27. Ask your cable company to unbundle Fux from your package.

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #27)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:05 PM

41. yes another good strategy

nt

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #27)

Wed May 18, 2022, 01:00 PM

51. Not going to happen.

Your cable company almost certainly is under a contractual obligation to place Fox News on a highly penetrated tier of service (either the basic tier or the next level up).

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:20 AM

23. This is not a practical proposal but it may be a good way to start a long overdue discussion.

A major problem of our democracy is the unwillingness to call traitors traitors, identify them as enemies of America's democratic society, and treat them as "enemy combatants." Playing nice is a greased path to chaos, decline, and authoritarianism.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:26 AM

24. The whole Murdoch family needs have their citizenships stripped

including Wendi Deng.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #86)

Thu May 19, 2022, 10:47 AM

90. Good

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #86)

Fri May 20, 2022, 11:56 PM

101. Australia didn't ban SkyNews. YouTube did. For one week.

Not sure if you read the article you linked.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:54 AM

35. Murdoch was 47 when the "White Australia" policy was finally outlawed in Australia.

His obvious White Supremacist tendency was no doubt formed in his early life and continues with him to this day.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216702755

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Response to Sogo (Reply #35)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:20 PM

45. Much like Elon

who was raised by wealthy (white) parents in South Africa during apartheid.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:59 AM

37. Which of the legal grounds for denaturalization could be invoked with respect to Murdoch?

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 11:59 AM

38. Better yet, strip him and faux out of their broadcast licenses. There's got to be a morality clause

when the govt sold off/auctioned off these broadcast licenses.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #38)

Wed May 18, 2022, 05:14 PM

65. What broadcast does Faux have?

Answer: there is no broadcast license for Faux, they're on cable, no broadcast license, no FCC approval, matter of fact, the FCC is forbidden by law to regulate any content on cable, satellite or the internet.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #38)

Fri May 20, 2022, 11:51 PM

100. The FCC's "character qualification" policy only allows a license to be revoked if a licensee

has been convicted of a felony -- and even in that instance, its not automatic and depends on the circumstances.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:00 PM

39. Toss him out.

He can afford to buy his own ticket.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:01 PM

40. YES YES YES

Excellent idea.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:11 PM

42. Rupert Murdoch should be sent back where he came from

and lose his US citizenship. His kid too. He has abused his right to call himself an American. The forfeiture of all his companies should be sold... and the money go to protecting and Voting rights, Women's rights, and to do something to stop climate change and last but not least to help the Black folks in our country that have been at a disadvantage since the beginning of our democracy.
shame on the Murdoch's, shame on the republican party.
Oh, I forgot... that within the republican party they do not know the meaning of SHAME. Greed and Power are their true meaning.
Republicans and the Murdoch's ARE UN AMERICAN. Fox is un american.
Can we lock them up? or send them back?


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Response to Ladythatvotesblue (Reply #42)

Wed May 18, 2022, 02:24 PM

57. Welcome to DU Ladythatvotesblue!

I like the way you tied that all together!

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #57)

Wed May 18, 2022, 06:35 PM

69. Yes. WELCOME LadythatvotesblueI I agree.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:16 PM

44. Deport him to his penal colony.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:28 PM

48. Way over due in my opinion. Throw the MF out!

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 12:30 PM

49. Throw the pig Elon Musk out too.

Go back to South Africa, fuck face.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 01:04 PM

52. I read that his son, who will take over the business, is even more extremist.

Extremist Propaganda News Corp is not going away any time in the foreseeable future.


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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 01:15 PM

53. Am I mistaken

or didn't he acquire National Geographic a year or two ago???????????

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 02:05 PM

55. Take his assets too?

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 02:11 PM

56. I agree

Long overdue

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 03:30 PM

59. I've thought of contacting Jerry Hall

over the past 5 years since she is married to that shriveled old sack of shit. Can't someone convince her to to whisper ideas into her ears? If I had access to her I'd try to get her to get to him to do the right thing. She is an American after all.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 04:42 PM

61. Hmm, just thinking, can a Denaturalization complaint be started by a non-government third party?

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #61)

Wed May 18, 2022, 05:24 PM

66. Denaturalization cases are brought by DOJ

Typically, denaturalization cases are referred to DOJ by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) when they believe there is sufficient evidence to support denaturalization. I suppose a non-government entity could file a "complaint" with the USCIS or otherwise present evidence, but the USCIS would still have to decide whether to refer the case to the DOJ.

The bigger problem is that the grounds upon which someone can be denaturalized are very narrow and the bar for pursuing denaturalization is very high. So notwithstanding the Schmidt's tweet, the possibility of a denaturalization proceeding being commenced against Murdoch, let alone succeeding, is approximately zero.

https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12-part-l-chapter-2

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Response to onenote (Reply #66)

Wed May 18, 2022, 06:56 PM

71. Thank you for the very informative answer. I know very little about immigration law and would never

once naturalized you could be denaturalized. It makes sense that there is a process to denaturalize those people who make false statements to gain entry and/or citizenship by fraud. I can think of at least one, maybe two, people who probably lied, and they were both married to TFG.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 05:09 PM

64. K&R

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 05:44 PM

67. Start with Roo

Add Seb Gorka to the list.
And Dinesh D'Shushu* (*shushu is east Tennessee baby talk for poop and it fits him so well).

I'm sure others will occur to me shortly.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 06:50 PM

70. The Damage Murdoch Has Caused Is Considerable

And Ronald Reagan lit the fuse when he did away with the long standing Fairness Doctrine. That allowed Faux News and other right wing talkers to spew far right talk night and day. Over decades since they have changed the brains of its loyal listeners lapping the talk up. You can draw a straight line from that to the January 6 2021 storming the US Capital Insurrection.

Then there is the inequities in our Political System, all favoring Republicans, from the Electoral College to the composition of the Senate.....where sparsely populated States like Montana, Idaho, etc, get the same two Senators as States heavily populated like New York, California, etc.

And now our Democracy, our way of life, is threatened big time.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #70)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:29 PM

81. The FD only applied to over the air broadcasting

and not cable, satellite or the internet and has been explained here on DU by onenote many, many times, who is a communications expert, the FD wasn't what most people think it was.

The FCC is forbidden by law to regulate content on any venue except over the air broadcasts, which are public airways, you don't even need a license to operate on the aforementioned venues.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #81)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:45 PM

82. No license required is true.



Many college campuses have low power FM transmitters operated by students.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 07:09 PM

73. ..Works for me.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 07:26 PM

74. This is a great idea

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 08:26 PM

76. YES! Go full scorched earth

and seize all his American assets sell them off for parts and use the money to repair all the damage done to America and to American democracy. They keep squealing that the Libs are coming for everything, give them something to squeal about.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:17 PM

80. Kickin'

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2022, 10:49 PM

83. He can be... The 1/6 committee should take full advantage...

As I was reading the thread, I thought to myself... Is that even a thing? Can naturalized citizens have theri citizenship revoked?

And yes... It is indeed a thing... Who knew? And this is where it gets interesting... Such a person has no choice but to obey a subpoena from Congress, heh... Or he loses his citizenship... Heh, it's true:

REFUSING TO TESTIFY BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE

If you stand accused of being involved in subversive acts, particularly those intended to overthrow the government or harm United States officials, you are obligated to testify before Congress. Refusal is not an option since the Congressional committee’s job is to investigate your alleged involvement in those acts of subversion.

Keep in mind that this requirement only applies to naturalized citizens who’ve had their citizenship status for less than 10 years.

https://laws101.com/can-naturalized-citizen-deported/

The 1/6 committee should add one new day to the public hearing schedule right now. Subpoena Murdoch for that day to answer for his and his companies role in the 1/6 insurrection. They can have a full day of asking the sitbag anything they want and he has to show... He has to sit there and take the 5th time after time, all day on live TV. Drive the fucking point home.

That's what I'd do.

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #83)

Fri May 20, 2022, 11:20 PM

98. Your own post establishes that he can't be deported

Refusing to testify before a Congressional Committee only is a basis for denaturalization with respect to naturalized citizens who have had their citizenship status for less than ten years. It's right there in your post.

Murdoch became a naturalized citizen in 1985 --- 37 years ago.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2022, 12:18 AM

85. Australia made life difficult for Rupert.

So he jumped ship to America.

And you stupid people let him in? Made him an American?

Background checks. Whatever happened to those? Oh yeah, a suitcase full of money helped there.

You are stuck with his bile and hatred of all humanity, please don't send him back!

There is now no broom big enough to clean up after the mess Murdoch has made in America.
Bad luck, brought it on yourselves.
Should have seen this coming.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2022, 08:55 AM

89. seize his assets.

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