Category: Murdoch Media

Tony Abbott’s climate frolic is strange and sad – and all about politics | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

The pitch behind the London speech was that a climate ruckus aids the Coalition. He should have been laughed out of the room

Source: Tony Abbott’s climate frolic is strange and sad – and all about politics | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

Tony Abbott speech: Allies go to ground and Labor lashes ‘loopy’ ex-PM over climate change views

The ABC’s London bureau chief Lisa Millar said on Twitter that her news team were “not allowed to hear [the] speech or report on it firsthand in London”, having been told it was a “non-media event” – despite parts of the speech being given to News Corp publications in advance. Guardian Australia’s editor Bridie Jabour said on Twitter the Guardian was blocked from attending. Fairfax Media also sought attendance but Mr Abbott’s office said the speech was by invitation only and not open to the media.

Source: Tony Abbott speech: Allies go to ground and Labor lashes ‘loopy’ ex-PM over climate change views

Australia’s Big Media Set to Get Bigger, With Help From Lawmakers – The New York Times

 

Most of Australia’s newspapers, radio stations and television broadcasters are controlled by only a handful of owners, like Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, making it one of the most concentrated media markets in the developed world.Soon, even more Australian media properties could be in fewer hands.

Fox News commentator files lawsuit saying she was raped by Charles Payne | Media | The Guardian

Hughes’s lawsuit names 21st Century Fox, Fox News and Payne among the defendants, adding to the sexual and racial harassment scandal facing the Murdochs at Fox.

Source: Fox News commentator files lawsuit saying she was raped by Charles Payne | Media | The Guardian

The Genuine Article in Australian Politics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

 

The Australian, a Murdoch paper usually in favour of drum beating reactionary politics, found this particular idea dazzling for its original stupidity. “The proposal to invade Iraq raises the issue of Mr Abbott’s judgment – it was made two months before his decision to award a knighthood to Prince Philip.” Trump would have been impressed with both.If deploying Australian armed personnel into a Ukrainian war zone to consolidate an air crash site was possible, he would also step up to the mark. This nugget surfaced in the revelations of former Australian Army officer James Brown, who called this “the clearest case in recent times of a prime minister struggling to grasp the limits of Australian military power”.

Source: The Genuine Article in Australian Politics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Channel Ten: Murdoch’s 20th Century Fox joins battle to block CBS takeover | Media | The Guardian

Despite being in receivership, and a lack of viewers, Ten’s future is being fought over by two of the world’s most powerful media companies

Source: Channel Ten: Murdoch’s 20th Century Fox joins battle to block CBS takeover | Media | The Guardian

Day to Day Politics: ‘Will Murdoch tell you how to vote?’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Thursday 7 September 2017 I haven’t been well for a few days so I thought I would take a short break. However, here is something I wrote in 2016. Where Did All His Readers Go? Recently I found myself without access to the internet. It only lasted a day and a bit, thankfully, but it…

Source: Day to Day Politics: ‘Will Murdoch tell you how to vote?’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

‘There are no good Nazis’: James Murdoch takes $1.3 million stand against Trump

Rupert Murdoch’s second-eldest son is the first of the powerful media mogul’s family to publicly condemn the US president’s performance after the violence in Charlottesville, pledging to donate money to a civil rights organisation.

Source: ‘There are no good Nazis’: James Murdoch takes $1.3 million stand against Trump

Angelo Carusone on The Bill Press Show: Trump’s defense of white supremacists in Charlottesville “sounded exactly like Fox News”

Angelo Carusone on The Bill Press Show: Trump’s defense of white supremacists in Charlottesville “sounded exactly like Fox News”

Source: Angelo Carusone on The Bill Press Show: Trump’s defense of white supremacists in Charlottesville “sounded exactly like Fox News”

As the nation reels from Trump’s embrace of neo-Nazis, Fox News invites racist, anti-Semite Ted Nugent on for full hour

As the nation reels from Trump’s embrace of neo-Nazis, Fox News invites racist, anti-Semite Ted Nugent on for full hour

Source: As the nation reels from Trump’s embrace of neo-Nazis, Fox News invites racist, anti-Semite Ted Nugent on for full hour

Newt Gingrich: Like ISIS and the Taliban, the left wants to destroy our memory of what it means to be American

Newt Gingrich: Like ISIS and the Taliban, the left wants to destroy our memory of what it means to be American

Source: Newt Gingrich: Like ISIS and the Taliban, the left wants to destroy our memory of what it means to be American

This one segment shows how differently Fox treats Christians and Muslims when it comes to terrorism

In a notably hypocritical segment on Fox & Friends, the hosts and their guest, David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network, attacked media outlets that called on Christian leaders to denounce white supremacy and the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA. ”For years, Fox personalities have demanded that Muslims denounce, apologize, and atone for terrorism committed by ISIS and other Muslim extremist groups, even though Muslim groups have often been quick to criticize and denounce these acts of terror.

Source: This one segment shows how differently Fox treats Christians and Muslims when it comes to terrorism

Manufacturing Social Dislocation: The Road To Fascism – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If this terrorist was a Muslim, they would have screamed for blood and confected fake outrage over the people who died. Let’s face it, the right are incredible hypocrites when it comes to terrorism. If the perpetrator is a white male, who has obvious Nazi views, it is the fault of everybody else. As one thug posted on DLATP, and I quote, “I have no sympathy for the protesters who were injured (and killed) – they deserve it and should not have been demonstrating.” How the hell does one deal with this level of psychosis?These people are clearly lunatics, but this type of thinking does not emanate from a vacuum. Rather, it requires decades of careful programming via media and other vested right-wing interests. By far the biggest propaganda outlet is the Murdoch media. Pure evil just oozes from their disgusting rags and “news” services. Clear racial division and narratives are pushed, depending on the colour of the person’s skin, religious affiliation, political leaning, and/or socioeconomic background.Anything remotely orientated towards social justice is labelled “communist” or leftist. Unions are constantly attacked and the poor and in particular minorities such as Aboriginals are continually attacked. This is all done for one reason: to protect corporate wealth and to distract and divide the majority who are being mercilessly exploited and attacked economically.

Source: Manufacturing Social Dislocation: The Road To Fascism – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Government declines to explain Foxtel’s $30m handout for sports broadcasting | Australia news | The Guardian

Department says there are no documents on grant announced in budget and minister only says it is part of media reform

Source: Government declines to explain Foxtel’s $30m handout for sports broadcasting | Australia news | The Guardian

ReachTEL: One Nation voters prefer Abbott to Turnbull by over 3:1| Sky News  Poll Not Talked about on Sky News

A ReachTEL poll for Sky News, conducted Thursday from a sample of 2390, has Labor leading by 52-48, a one point gain for the Coalition since the previous Sky News ReachTEL, just after the May budget. Assuming…

Source: ReachTEL: One Nation voters prefer Abbott to Turnbull by over 3:1

Channel Ten calls in receivers, operations to continue as usual amid sales process – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Channel 10 building in Adelaide

A number of expressions of interest have been made to buy Ten, including a joint bid from Mr Murdoch and Mr Gordon.

Source: Channel Ten calls in receivers, operations to continue as usual amid sales process – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Fox host: Shooter at Congressional baseball practice “was essentially radicalized by the left-wing media”| Even Fox claims the media enables radicalization. So Why is Andrew Bolt allowed to be a recruiter of violence?

Fox host: Shooter at Congressional baseball practice “was essentially radicalized by the left-wing media”

Source: Fox host: Shooter at Congressional baseball practice “was essentially radicalized by the left-wing media”

“Oh, Boy”: Media Matters Bill O’Reilly Ad In The Hollywood Reporter

One week after Fox News was forced to fire Bill O’Reilly after advertisers boycotted his show because of reports of serial sexual harassment, Media Matters for America released its first ad emphasizing that companies must be mindful about where they spend their advertising dollars. This ad is running on page 67 of issue 13 of The Hollywood Report

Source: “Oh, Boy”: Media Matters Bill O’Reilly Ad In The Hollywood Reporter

After Being Accused Of Sexual Harassment By A Conservative, Hannity Blames ‘Liberal Fascists’ | Crooks and Liars

Memo to Sean Hannity: The Fox News employees pushed out of Fox News were sexually-assaulting conservatives, accused by conservatives and eventually ousted by conservative Rupert Murdoch.

Source: After Being Accused Of Sexual Harassment By A Conservative, Hannity Blames ‘Liberal Fascists’ | Crooks and Liars

Rupert Murdoch’s Disturbing Corporate Legacy: Chronic Sexual Harassment In US, Rampant Lawbreaking In UK

Bill O’Reilly may be gone at Fox News, but Rupert Murdoch’s festering Fox News mess isn’t going away anytime soon.Murdoch cut ties with the host last week after multiple women’s reports of sexual harassment became public. Since then, seven black Fox News employees indicated that they plan to join a racial discrimination suit

Source: Rupert Murdoch’s Disturbing Corporate Legacy: Chronic Sexual Harassment In US, Rampant Lawbreaking In UK

Rupert Murdoch’s axing of Bill O’Reilly shows his defiance turn to pragmatism

Rupert Murdoch prizes loyalty and profits, both of which Bill O’Reilly brought him in droves, but Murdoch has also proved he is a pragmatist at his core.

Source: Rupert Murdoch’s axing of Bill O’Reilly shows his defiance turn to pragmatism

Fox News Didn’t Care About Sexual Harassment Until You Knew About It

As Fox News parts ways with longtime host Bill O’Reilly, some may be tempted to claim that his departure is a sign that the network and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, care about women who have been sexually harassed. But the decision has nothing to do with the systemic toxic misogyny Fox News traffics in; it’s about the bottom line.

Source: Fox News Didn’t Care About Sexual Harassment Until You Knew About It

Murdoch Takeover Of Sky Would Undermine British Broadcasting Standards, Joint Report Shows

Media Matters, in partnership with global activism group Avaaz, submitted a report to U.K.’s chief broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, detailing the risks Rupert Murdoch’s desired takeover of British satellite broadcasting company Sky poses to British broadcasting standards. On March 16, U.K. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley had referred Murdoch’s take

Source: Murdoch Takeover Of Sky Would Undermine British Broadcasting Standards, Joint Report Shows

Rupert Murdoch’s Memo To Fox News Will Cause Panic

Media Matters President Angelo Carusone, a recognized advertiser pressure campaign expert who is also running the @StopOReilly Twitter account, released the following statement after Rupert Murdoch reportedly sent a memo to staff members praising them for Fox’s recent ratings success.Rupert Murdoch’s memo to Fox News staff should cause 21

Source: Rupert Murdoch’s Memo To Fox News Will Cause Panic

Read Attorney Lisa Bloom’s Letter About Fox News’ Toxic Culture And Why It Should Tank Murdoch’s Sky News Deal

Fox News’ “ongoing culture of sexual harassment, its recent payouts of tens of millions of dollars of hush money, and most egregiously, its role in ending the careers of women who complained has been well documented in American media,” and it reveals an “utter disregard for the rights of women,” according to attorney Lisa Bloom.Bl

Source: Read Attorney Lisa Bloom’s Letter About Fox News’ Toxic Culture And Why It Should Tank Murdoch’s Sky News Deal

James Murdoch, CEO Of Fox News’ Parent Company, Reportedly Wants Bill O’Reilly Off The Air Permanently

New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman is reporting that multiple Fox News sources are saying Fox News host Bill O’Reilly could be off the air permanently.Under pressure from advertisers and the network, O’Reilly announced on the April 4 edition of his show that he was taking a “vacation.” According to Sherman, James Murdoch the CEO

Source: James Murdoch, CEO Of Fox News’ Parent Company, Reportedly Wants Bill O’Reilly Off The Air Permanently

VIDEO: Fox News Is Extremely Racist

Three black women are currently suing Fox News over “top-down racial harassment.” Bill O’Reilly recently made racist remarks against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the latest in the star Fox host’s long history of bigoted remarks. And it’s not just O’Reilly — the entire network is filled with bigotry. Here is a supercut showing the worst of Fox

Source: VIDEO: Fox News Is Extremely Racist

O’Reilly Scandal Proves That Sex Predators Stick Together

President Donald Trump, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, and former Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes all have at least one thing in common: Multiple women have accused each of them of sexual harassment in the context of the workplace. In addition, they have defended each other over those allegations, with O’Reilly dismissing the accusations aga

Source: O’Reilly Scandal Proves That Sex Predators Stick Together

New Sexual Harassment Allegations Make Clear Fox Never Attempted To Change

The latest gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by a Fox News contributor shows that the network and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, never sought to fix the toxic misogyny that the network has fostered, contributing to a culture of sexual misconduct by the men in power.On April 3, Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky filed

Source: New Sexual Harassment Allegations Make Clear Fox Never Attempted To Change

Day After Flynn Bombshell, Trump Calls On Only Murdoch Outlets At Press Conference

Following a bombshell report that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have violated the Logan Act, President Donald Trump called on reporters only from outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch at a February 10 U.S.-Japan joint press conference, favoring news sources that have been major supporters and receiving no questions about the Flynn report.

Source: Day After Flynn Bombshell, Trump Calls On Only Murdoch Outlets At Press Conference

Wall Street Journal Columnist Praises Trump’s $100 Billion Gift To Wall Street

The Wall Street Journal’s top financial columnist praised President Donald Trump for issuing executive orders aimed to scale back consumer protections in the financial industry because the rollbacks would boost profits for big banks, ignoring the reality that the rules were put in place to protect the public, not the banking industry.The

Source: Wall Street Journal Columnist Praises Trump’s $100 Billion Gift To Wall Street

Wall Street Journal Reporters Concerned About Paper’s Softer Trump Coverage

Wall Street Journal staffers are increasingly concerned that the paper’s coverage of President Donald Trump is not critical enough and too willing to defend his actions rather than serve a watchdog role. In interviews with Media Matters, Journal reporters say that there has been pressure “to reflect pro-Trump viewpoints” in articles&

Source: Wall Street Journal Reporters Concerned About Paper’s Softer Trump Coverage

Bill O’Reilly Blames ‘Reverse McCarthyism’ For Entertainers Refusing To Participate In Trump Inauguration |  It’s where Australia’s Andrew Bolt  learned to “Reverse” everything whenever he hasn’t an argument.

Charles Krauthammer was not amused.

Source: Bill O’Reilly Blames ‘Reverse McCarthyism’ For Entertainers Refusing To Participate In Trump Inauguration | Crooks and Liars

Fake News Is Not the Real Media Threat We’re Facing | The Nation

From all the recent hand-wringing about “fake news,” you would think that the hand-wringers had never stood in a supermarket checkout line, surrounded by 72-point headlines about alien abductions and miracle cures.

Source: Fake News Is Not the Real Media Threat We’re Facing | The Nation