Let's talk about Murdock!

Karla - posted on 07/20/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Murdock and News Corps, News of the World, and FoxNews.

Are you ready for this?
Rupert Murdock’s News Corps, its one topic with many facets.
So, what do you think, will Murdock’s holding around the world be affected by what has happened at News of the World?
Was it fair or right to just close down News of the World?
Will the news affect his customer base in any other Nation, or with any other of his holdings?
If he were to step down from the CEO position, would it help his business?
Do you think FoxNews in the USA has also used unethical methods such and phone tapping and paying police to get information first?
Is Rupert a big liar – did he know?

http://www.npr.org/2011/07/20/138528393/...

I have a high regard for Murdock as a businessman, and an extremely low regard for him as a honorable man; I believe he lacks principles and ethics. One way or another he created the atmosphere where reporters thought it was “ok” to hack into cell phones, etc.

I’m thinking he better have given the News of the World former employees a very nice severance package, or they are going to be talking about the environment that led to such actions. I’m thinking there was pressure for results, and/or blatant directives.

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Grrrr - I have hated Murdoch newspapers and TV for many years.



They LIE and DISTORT and SENSATIONALISE! And it's not just a bit of fun - his media outlets wield enormous power and influence what people think (based on falsehoods) and how the government reacts.



Here in Sydney, Australia, his Daily Telegraph newspaper is currently running a massive campaign to undermine any action against climate change. Day after day it publishes untrue stories and biased opinion columns... and gets away with it.



I wish people would stop consuming this garbage and demand real information.

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I am from Ireland and i think well done for shutting down "News of the World".

I think its disgusting to have hacked into a phone of a dead child and deleted messages.

Milly Dowler was the young girl who was abducted and found dead and her story was so terrifying.I watched a tv programme all about it.As a mother i can't imagine how her family have felt knowing they did this.

Who do they think the are doing crap like this.I am so happy they got shut down.As for Murdock i can't stand the sight of the man.

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ME - posted on 07/21/2011

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I am so hopeful that these events might spell the end of the Murdoch empire...I am very sorry for his victims tho...

Karla - posted on 07/20/2011

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Okay, it did't work the first time, so I'm trying to post the video again...

Karla - posted on 07/20/2011

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Jakki,

I’m in the US, and I’m really glad to hear from someone outside this country on this issue.

Murdock and his media outlet FoxNews in the US are running the same kind of anti global warming campaign. They are very “conservative” politically, so anything considered a liberal issue they slam with talking points and twisted reports. Some of their previous employees have talked about their methods, but they are afraid to be identified. Very creepy. It’s very frustrating to experience this phenomenon especially since I feel helpless to fight it.

My hope is his unethical practices come more and more into the limelight exposing News Corps’ and Murdock’s unethical practices. His agenda is definitely being pushed through these media outlets.

There’s a really interesting a funny clip showing how FoxNews reported this whole hacking thing. They are trying to keep the emphasis on hacking as a problem, ignoring the fact that part of policing hacking is holding the hackers (Murdock’s gang) responsible.

I’ll look for it, maybe you can watch it. (Though, some of my foreign friends cannot watch the same videos that I can.)

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