Category: Media Control

The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency | The New Yorker

The man behind Breitbart,

Milo’s sponsor among other things and Trump’s  Robert Mercer loves nothing better than to sponsor clowns

The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency | The New Yorker

Ken Clarke’s revelations show Murdoch’s influence still needs investigating | Tom Watson | Opinion | The Guardian|

Rupert Murdoch with Les Hinton, a former News Corporation executive, Andy Coulson and Rebekah Wade, at a church service in 2015

Ken Clarke has suggested that David Cameron did “some sort of deal” to win the support of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the run-up to the 2010 election. According to Clarke, in his evidence to the Competition and Markets Authority, when – at Cameron’s instigation – he held a meeting as justice secretary with Rebekah Brooks, she “described herself as running the government now in partnership with David Cameron”.

via Ken Clarke’s revelations show Murdoch’s influence still needs investigating | Tom Watson | Opinion | The Guardian

Yassmin Abdel-Magied on becoming ‘Australia’s most publicly hated Muslim’

Andrew Bolt in jackboots took the News Corp Bently out for a spin and drove it over a great young Australian just like the mindless Charlottesville embarrassment James Alex Fields. Yes, Bolt is also an Australian, however, the worst face of us a Neanderthal who has and is doing nothing for Australia’s future. Lest we forget…( Olddog )

“The executives may have been unimpressed but Ash Palairet, Abdel-Magied’s drilling supervisor in 2015 on a Shell offshore rig three-and-a-half hours by chopper off the West Australian coast, is among her biggest fans. He says she excelled at her work and was also a natural leader who dealt well with the rig’s blokey atmosphere. “She’s still young but she’s destined for something big. She breaks down barriers and lifts our awareness as a society. She’s pushing the buttons of the establishment, and letting the rest of us be the judge of their responses.”Abdel-Magied, who arrived on the rigs with orange nail polish to match her hi-vis vest, says she loved her offshore workmates, despite their sometimes offensive talk and different political views. “Through all of the stuff that has happened to me, I’ve got messages from these blokes who you might think vote for One Nation, saying ‘Hey, we’ve got your back, we’ve been defending you,’ ” she says. “I was proud to call them family.”

Source: Yassmin Abdel-Magied on becoming ‘Australia’s most publicly hated Muslim’

How Sean Hannity’s Charlottesville propaganda works

This is what Sean Hannity’s Fox News show is like on a daily basis. It’s pure propaganda, an effort to support the president at every turn, while castigating his enemies — particularly the press. His viewers are living in an alternate reality — one that he’s carefully crafted to benefit Trump.

Source: How Sean Hannity’s Charlottesville propaganda works

Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon lodge bid for Ten with competition watchdog

“While this transaction is dependent upon the passage of the media reform bill, it is appropriate that the ACCC begin its review of the proposed transaction that has been put to us by the parties,” ACCC chairman Rod Sims said.

Mr Murdoch cannot control Ten because it would breach the two-out-of-three rule. He currently controls radio and newspaper assets in markets where Ten is broadcast. Owning a commercial television network would give him control of three-out-of-three media. Scrapping this restriction is the most controversial of the government’s proposed changes.

Source: Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon lodge bid for Ten with competition watchdog

Murdoch Is Reportedly Advising Trump While DOJ Investigates Fox

Fox News owner and CEO Rupert Murdoch is reportedly advising President Donald Trump on a near-daily basis at the same time as the Justice Department is investigating his company, an ethical breach that could undermine the credibility of the inquiry.The Justice Department is currently engaged in a wide-ranging investigation of Fox News.

Source: Murdoch Is Reportedly Advising Trump While DOJ Investigates Fox

Report Confirms Fox News’ Napolitano Repeated Russian Media For His British Intelligence Conspiracy Theory

The New York Times has confirmed that Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano sourced his false allegation that former President Barack Obama asked British intelligence to spy on President Donald Trump to a discredited former CIA analyst. This analyst, Larry C. Johnson, floated the conspiracy theory on the Russian state-sponsored news network RT o

Source: Report Confirms Fox News’ Napolitano Repeated Russian Media For His British Intelligence Conspiracy Theory

Public Media Executives: Trump’s “Foolish” Public Broadcasting Cuts Will Hurt “Small-Town America”

President Donald Trump’s proposal to gut funding for public broadcasting in his new budget released Thursday would mostly harm residents of small rural towns, many of who are Republican voters, according to public TV and radio executives.The 2018 budget plan from the White House would eliminate all federal subsidies for the

Source: Public Media Executives: Trump’s “Foolish” Public Broadcasting Cuts Will Hurt “Small-Town America”

Donald Trump escalates conflict with media: ‘They are the enemy of the people’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump is bypassing mainstream media outlets, which he calls fake news, and giving favour to conservative news organisations. So how should the media respond?

Source: Donald Trump escalates conflict with media: ‘They are the enemy of the people’ – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

“Donald Trump is forcing the media’s hand”: Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert explains why it’s time to change the language of Trump – Salon.com

Boehlert says that Trump sees a weakness in the media, and he’s exploiting it VIDEO

Source: “Donald Trump is forcing the media’s hand”: Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert explains why it’s time to change the language of Trump – Salon.com

New Poll: Trump Supporters Believe ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Was Real | Crooks and Liars| Free Speech Madness

A new PPP poll shows that 51% of Trump supporters believe that two Iraqis actually perpetrated the fictitious “Bowling Green Massacre.”

Source: New Poll: Trump Supporters Believe ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Was Real | Crooks and Liars

Here Are The Hacks In Charge Of Broadcasting Trump’s Propaganda Internationally

The work of the U.S. government’s largest public diplomacy program is currently being reviewed by two of President Donald Trump’s former campaign aides. It would be difficult for the administration to have found less qualified candidates for the job.The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), whose mission is to “inform, enga

Source: Here Are The Hacks In Charge Of Broadcasting Trump’s Propaganda Internationally

Donald Trump orders Environmental Protection Agency to delete all climate change information from its website | The Independent

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The Trump administration is forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to delete all of its pages on climate change. The move comes as part of a much broader crackdown on postings by all agencies who track the effects of global warming on the environment. All of those organisations – as well as others, like the National Parks Service – have been banned from talking to the public by the US government.

Source: Donald Trump orders Environmental Protection Agency to delete all climate change information from its website | The Independent

In One Day, 17 Signs Of How Bad Press Treatment Will Be Under Trump

Yesterday’s press conference laid bare President-elect Donald Trump’s strategy for dealing with the press as president: He will seek to delegitimize news outlets that provide critical coverage, try to turn them against one another, reward sycophantic coverage from openly pro-Trump sources, and encourage others to follow in their lead. The c

Source: In One Day, 17 Signs Of How Bad Press Treatment Will Be Under Trump

Robert Reich: Like a Tyrant, Trump Is Deploying Seven Techniques to Control the Media | Democracy Now!

Today marks the 146th day since Donald Trump last held a news conference. As the Electoral College backs Trump, we speak to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. “Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it,” Reich recently wrote. “They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs.” We speak to Reich, who discusses how Trump uses seven techniques to control the media.

Source: Robert Reich: Like a Tyrant, Trump Is Deploying Seven Techniques to Control the Media | Democracy Now!

Pentagon: US strike that killed Iraqi soldiers could be ‘mistake’ by both sides — RT News

An airstrike by a US warplane that killed Iraqi soldiers could have resulted from “a mistake that involved both sides,” the Pentagon chief said, according to AP.

Source: Pentagon: US strike that killed Iraqi soldiers could be ‘mistake’ by both sides — RT News