Category: Murdoch Media

Fox and its white supremacists in suits give succour to mass killers

Illustration: Simon Letch

Imagine this election without Murdoch

Today’s white supremacists tend to wear expensive suits and to work out of corporate or political offices. You will find more than a few at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, which is the headquarters of News Corp and its subsidiary Fox Corp, and in the big white building that sits atop of Capitol Hill in Washington DC. All these men and women, without exception, are firmly within the Republican Party.

Source: Fox and its white supremacists in suits give succour to mass killers

Republican Mainstreaming of White Supremacy Fuels Extremist Violence like the Racist Massacre in Buffalo

Andrew Bolt denies he’s a racist yet he’s been spouting the same things as Carlson for years. “Muslims are trying to replace us” “Africans don’t belong” ” “CRT is being preached in schools” and “Multiculturalism was Australia’s biggest mistake” .” Whites are the victims of Racism”. Peter Dutton, Tudge, Robert, and the Liberal Party generally have politicized anti-Muslim and anti-colored sentiments and have been doing it for years. These boat people ”  Throw children overboard” In fact, Scott Morrison is using the same tactics today as he used to get himself elected to represent the LNP in Cook. This time around choosing Katherine Deeves to represent the LNP in Warringah and turn her into a national political debate.

In 2018, Carlson blamed ethnic diversity for “radically and permanently changing our country” and questioned its value: “I don’t see that diversity is the strength of our country — why don’t you explain it to me?” In his manifesto, which does not mention Carlson by name, the Buffalo terrorist echoed Carlson’s viewpoint: “Diversity is not a strength. Why is diversity said to be our greatest strength? Does anyone even ask why? No one can give an answer.” Carlson helped popularize the far-right ideology that coincided seamlessly with the rhetoric of Republican Party members who also describe immigrants seeking asylum as an invasion or infestation. On America’s most-watched cable news show, Carlson warned viewers that Democrats want “demographic replacement” through a “flood of illegals” in order to increase their voter base.

Source: Republican Mainstreaming of White Supremacy Fuels Extremist Violence like the Racist Massacre in Buffalo

Leaked texts show Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo gave Trump White House questions she’d ask president in advance – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Leaked texts show Fox News' Maria Bartiromo gave Trump White House questions she'd ask president in advance

Murdoch Practice. In the UK criminal phone taps anything to get ahead of the competion. In US largely PR staging Interviews & promoting Republican interests while trashing the Dems. In Australia, simply being the largest private player in the nation’s quid pro quo cash for comment business.

On Friday, CNN reported that Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo supplied former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows with questions in advance of interviewing former President Donald Trump.

Source: Leaked texts show Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo gave Trump White House questions she’d ask president in advance – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Report: Kremlin memo tells Russian media to feature Fox host Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

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Mother Jones’ David Corn obtained a March 3 memo produced by a Russian government agency and distributed by the Kremlin to Russian media outlets instructing broadcasters to use as many clips of Fox primetime host Tucker Carlson as possible.

Source: Report: Kremlin memo tells Russian media to feature Fox host Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

The Boosted are 97 times less likely to die of Covid, as Republican Party Death Cult Kills Tens of Thousands

The persistense in delivering false and intended misinformation to Americans on Climate, pollutants and vaccinations has resulted in the unnecessary deaths of thousands. “Jump off the Empire State Building you wont die” isn’t an opinion it’s tantamount to murder when broadcast over and over again phishing for those that will listen. False advertising is illegal, Ponzi schemes are indictable, yet Fox News can get away with murder.

USA Today’s headline contains all the contradictions: “Boosted Americans 97 times less likely to die of virus than unvaccinated; CDC predicts 75,000 more deaths by Feb. 26.” If we know the first part of the headline, why are we having all those further deaths, when boosters are free and universally available? To a large extent, the reason for all those deaths is the Republican Party. Eric Kleefeld at Media Matters shows that for-profit news organizations have been reluctant to call out the Republican Party on its deadly vaccine disinformation campaign. Fox “news” tells people that the vaccines have been a failure (they have not).

Source: The Boosted are 97 times less likely to die of Covid, as Republican Party Death Cult Kills Tens of Thousands

Fox News is filling its editor positions with GOP operatives and Trump staffers | Media Matters for America

Republican Party and Fox News

There is, and will be, no turnaround by Murdoch Media in this up and coming election. They are currently the Government’s media voice and have had an 8- year investment in place to keep the LNP in government. It’s simply their business model. The undeclared sponsorship of the L-NP voiced across Australia.

Since the start of President Joe Biden’s term, Fox News has hired at least nine editors who previously worked for former President Donald Trump’s administration, Republican campaign offices, or Republican politicians. Many of those editors now cover politics for FoxNews.com. Fox’s Republican hiring spree has come as the network has further cast aside its so-called “news” division in favor of right-wing opinion and Republican-friendly “reporting.” (The division between Fox News’ “opinion” and “news” division has always been a sham.)

Source: Fox News is filling its editor positions with GOP operatives and Trump staffers | Media Matters for America

Daily Telegraph does a fine job of dole bashing but forgets to work in the facts | Amanda Meade | The Guardian

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Fake News, Fake Product is sold as News which you Pay for when buying Murdoch Media. The ACCC turns it’s back as does the APC. MSM Fake News is coupled with promoting and praising a Party and its political donor’s interests. Morrison is given an “A” for his “work” of not holding the hose in 2021. It’s Australia’s Shame

“The job snobs who refuse to work,” screamed the headline on page one of the Daily Telegraph. On social media the claims were even more dramatic: “Job snobs snub $100k bar work”. “Young Australians should have their welfare cut to force them off the sofa and into hospitality jobs, industry figures say,” the Tele reported. But inside Murdoch’s Sydney tabloid there was no evidence of a job offering $100,000 for bar work, no “job snobs” and no “industry figures” calling for an end to the dole. There were, however, two politicians happy to prop up the Tele’s dole-bashing article.

Source: Daily Telegraph does a fine job of dole bashing but forgets to work in the facts | Amanda Meade | The Guardian

New poll shows a vicious cycle of COVID-19 misinformation — and Fox News’ part in it | Media Matters for America

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The very ability to keep America culturally divided is the alchemy that provides America’s Fascist Extreme Right and the those within and out of the Republican Party the power to have the tail control wag the dog. Organize chaos, extreme armed elements you have a key, control the message and you have a coup. Jan 6th was close.

The Kaiser Family Foundation has a new poll out this week, also reported on by The Washington Post, showing the alarming extent to which COVID-19 misinformation has penetrated among American adults, but particularly Republicans and people who consume right-wing media. The really scary thing: A lot of people actually believe the things they see on Fox News and further right networks like Newsmax.

Source: New poll shows a vicious cycle of COVID-19 misinformation — and Fox News’ part in it | Media Matters for America

Flashback 2012: Prominent Liberal says Gillard should be kicked to death

Who did NZ shut down during the Christchurch massacre..Sky News

Who is promoting Jan 6th invasion of Capitol Hill ..Fox News

Who is supporting the “Big Steal” and anti-Democracy  Murdoch Media.

The Murdoch press shrugged its shoulders and failed to condemn death threats against Victorian Premier Dan Andrews by protesters over the weekend. This is not the first time the mainstream media has turned a blind eye towards threats of death and violence against political leaders, as David Donovan reported in this story from 2012. YESTERDAY AFTERNOON on News Ltd’s Sky News cable TV channel, presenter David Speers interviewed John Howard’s former chief of staff, Grahame Morris — who is now a right-wing political lobbyist.

Source: Flashback 2012: Prominent Liberal says Gillard should be kicked to death

Fox News attacks Sesame Street for promoting vaccines — while the network practices vaccine mandates internally | Media Matters for America

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Fox News has joined the right-wing attack against Sesame Street over a TV special that ran Saturday morning on CNN to help answer kids and parents’ questions about getting vaccinated against COVID-19, which the CDC now recommends for children aged 5-11. Fox’s attacks have just served to highlight the network’s own ongoing hypocrisy — practicing safe pandemic policies internally while urging its audience to resist those measures as part of a destructive culture war.

Source: Fox News attacks Sesame Street for promoting vaccines — while the network practices vaccine mandates internally | Media Matters for America

‘Why Aussies are misinformed on Climate Change?’ – Top 10 answers for Sky News’ question | The Chaser

As much as it pains me and no doubt Andrew Bolt he’s only runner up to the worst of the worst at Sky. He never seems to get a gong for anything. The 80-year-old from Sydney beat him by lengths and Rown Dean was also near to making him an also-ran.

Sky News has just spent the Day 2 of News Corp’s climate action campaign showing worrying statistics that suggest an alarming number of Australians are misinformed on climate change and the facts regarding the importance of climate action, leading to the network asking how the so many Aussies could be so misinformed on such a serious issue?We know it could be hard for Sky News to find these since they have scrubbed the pushback against climate action from the transcripts of their coverage, here are our picks of some of the best possible culprits to blame for this situation.

Source: ‘Why Aussies are misinformed on Climate Change?’ – Top 10 answers for Sky News’ question | The Chaser

Publishers lose High Court appeal in Dylan Voller defamation case

Media giants NineFax and News Corp have lost their High Court case seeking a “get-out-of-gaol-free” card in relation to defamatory material published on their social media pages. Dr Martin Hirst says there’s no surprise in the decision.

Source: Publishers lose High Court appeal in Dylan Voller defamation case

Tucker Carlson hosts Anders Breivik apologist and self-described defender of white nationalism for friendly hour-long interview | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson hosts Curtis Yarvin on Tucker Carlson Today

There is no greater need th our education system than learning the skills of Critical Thinking. Skills which the extreme Right in the world want done away with and replaced by their absolutist dogmas and facts like “the Steal” “CRT” ” Anti-vax” “Covid Hoax” etc etc etc

In the same post defending Breivik, the Norwegian terrorist who killed 77 people at a summer camp, Yarvin compares Breivik to Nelson Mandela: “No one who condones Che, Stalin, Mao, or any other leftist murderer, has any right to ask anyone else to dissociate himself from a rightist who didn’t even make triple digits. ABB is a terrorist. Nelson Mandela is a terrorist. … If you ask me to condemn Anders Breivik, but adore Nelson Mandela, perhaps you have a mother you’d like to fuck.”

Source: Tucker Carlson hosts Anders Breivik apologist and self-described defender of white nationalism for friendly hour-long interview | Media Matters for America

No, WSJ, Taliban are not important to the Muslim battle of ideas — as Moroccan elections bring crushing defeat of religious party

Murdoch Media = WSJ is Rupert’s ground for the “battle of ideas”= Murdoch’s Media Morons

The return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan has provoked a tidal wave of punditry about what it says about Islam. Since Islam is a 1400-year-old religion with 1.8 billion adherents, the answer to that glib query is surely obvious. Nothing. It says nothing about Islam in general. It says a lot about the American colonial rule of Afghanistan and its failures. Yet that great Orientalist rag The Wall Street Journal gave us the frankly ridiculous headline, “The Taliban Gain Ground in Islam’s Battle of Ideas.” The title may not be the fault of the author– in the newspaper world, setting titles is a prerogative of editors.

Source: No, WSJ, Taliban are not important to the Muslim battle of ideas — as Moroccan elections bring crushing defeat of religious party

Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers, 24-hour news channel to champion net zero emissions

News Corp is preparing a company-wide campaign focused on reducing carbon net emissions.

Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire has faced growing international condemnation and pressure from advertisers over its editorial stance on climate change, which has long cast doubt over the science behind global warming and has since 2007 attacked various federal government efforts to reduce emissions. The unrelenting negative publicity peaked in global outlets such as The New York Times and Financial Times during Australia’s deadly bushfires almost two years ago, which triggered a comment from Murdoch’s youngest son, James Murdoch, who publicly denounced the outlets’ “ongoing denial” of climate change. Mr Murdoch quit the News Corp board last August, citing concerns about its editorial stance. From October 17, the company will run a two-week campaign that will advocate for a carbon net zero target to be reached by 2050, which is expected to focus heavily on jobs in a decarbonised economy, particularly blue-collar industries such as mining, resources and agriculture. The campaign, according to multiple sources familiar with the plans who spoke anonymously because they are confidential, said it will be fronted by news.com.au columnist and former Studio 10 host, Joe Hildebrand.

Source: Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers, 24-hour news channel to champion net zero emissions

Executive decision: Lachlan Murdoch turns back on media inquiry to reopen Fox News | Amanda Meade | The Guardian

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Remember when Rupert used the Alan Bond defense in the UK. Lachlan flees Australia to avoid an inquiry. Is this a case of son-like father?

Murdoch and his family have been living in Sydney since March, and Fox’s executive chairman is returning to Los Angeles next week to reopen Fox News’s operational head office while Sarah and the children remain in the harbour city.

Source: Executive decision: Lachlan Murdoch turns back on media inquiry to reopen Fox News | Amanda Meade | The Guardian

Swiss study finds connection between watching Fox News and vaccination rates going down | Media Matters for America

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A new study from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich is providing some early statistical confirmation of something that doctors have only been able to report anecdotally: Fox News may actually be dragging down the COVID-19 vaccination rates of its own viewers — specifically, among younger viewers who Fox personalities insist don’t need to bother with it.

Source: Swiss study finds connection between watching Fox News and vaccination rates going down | Media Matters for America

Fox News keeps pushing slow-motion video to accuse Biden of disrespecting fallen U.S. troops | Media Matters for America

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Fox News has continued to push a story based on manipulated video, alleging that President Joe Biden had disrespected fallen U.S. troops by looking down at his watch during the dignified transfer ceremony at Dover Air Force Base. An analysis by Media Matters found that Fox has mentioned Biden reportedly looking at his watch during the ceremony in at least 18 segments.

Source: Fox News keeps pushing slow-motion video to accuse Biden of disrespecting fallen U.S. troops | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson Warns Afghan Refugees Will Try To ‘Enact Sharia Law’ | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson Warns Afghan Refugees Will Try To 'Enact Sharia Law'

Take heed evangelical Republicans, if Afghan refugees are allowed in this country, they will immediately try to implement Sharia law into America!!! 9/11! The Tarmac! Benghazi! Baby Parts! Solyndra! Fox News is always about keeping the white nationalists on edge. So Tucker Carlson is fearmongering over Afghan refugees trying to escape the Taliban. Tucker is practically a Grand Wizard in the KKK, what more do you expect from him?

Source: Tucker Carlson Warns Afghan Refugees Will Try To ‘Enact Sharia Law’ | Crooks and Liars

The dark history of the “Great Replacement”: Tucker Carlson’s racist fantasy has deep roots | Salon.com

Tucker Carlson | The New Zealand flag is seen on the wall at the Botanic Gardens on March 18, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 50 people are confirmed dead, with with 36 injured still in hospital following shooting attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, 15 March. (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

It’s worth looking back at that episode now for several reasons. First, Carlson has again been pushing “Great Replacement” discourse more recently, this time by attacking the idea of bringing Afghan refugees to the U.S. in the wake of the Taliban’s lightning conquest of that country. Second, because Fox News’ defense of Carlson has only supported the spread of this racist conspiracy theory. Third, because that theory has a bloody record of inspiring mass murder — not incidentally, but as a logical consequence of its central argument.

Source: The dark history of the “Great Replacement”: Tucker Carlson’s racist fantasy has deep roots | Salon.com

Tucker Carlson’s breathtakingly dishonest claim that refugees are behind the housing crisis | Media Matters for America

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It often seems beside the point to fact-check Fox News star Tucker Carlson — he’s a wildly dishonest demagogue whose effortless lying demonstrates abject contempt for his viewers. But I have a masochist streak, so let’s unpack Wednesday night’s whopper that the United States has a “housing crisis” in part because “we are now living through the biggest influx of refugees in American history.”

Source: Tucker Carlson’s breathtakingly dishonest claim that refugees are behind the housing crisis | Media Matters for America

Laura Ingraham Confronts the Core Problem for Capitalism

Laura Ingraham, host of The Ingraham Angle on Fox News Channel, at the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, MD, 2019.

“The government is literally putting anvils, in many ways, on people’s shoulders, either through the mandates, regulations, and now through free money,” Ingraham said to her guest, reality TV host Jon Taffer. “If we are not causing people to be hungry to work, then we’re providing them with all the meals they need sitting at home,” Taffer agreed. “These benefits make absolutely no sense to us.” Capitalism has been grappling with this problem for hundreds of years, but as history and Ingraham show, the answer now is the same as it’s always been: The laboring classes must be forced into circumstances in which they must work or starve.

Source: Laura Ingraham Confronts the Core Problem for Capitalism

“They are laughing at you”: Scathing new video attempts to burst the right-wing media bubble | Salon.com

Tucker Carlson complains about vaccine passports (FOX News)

Murdoch Media is pulling videos and sweeping them under the carpet as fast as they can in Australia. The truth has come out. Carlson needs to go.

When right-wing media figures promote lies and disinformation about COVID-19, it isn’t necessarily out of total ignorance — sometimes, it is purely a cynical effort to drive ratings or traffic. And author Don Winslow, in a scathing new video, lets red state Republican voters know how badly anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers in the right-wing media have lied to them about COVID-19 and how deadly that cynicism has become. In Winslow’s video, a female narrator tells viewers, “I want you to listen to your own leaders in their own voices. You can’t call this ‘fake news.’ These are your pals unedited.”

Source: “They are laughing at you”: Scathing new video attempts to burst the right-wing media bubble | Salon.com

Australia COVID: Sky News hosts silent as the channel deletes unproven treatment videos

Sky News host Andrew Bolt would not weigh into the decision by his bosses to remove some of his videos from the channel’s website.

Some of Sky News Australia’s biggest stars have refused to weigh into the network’s decision to remove more than 30 videos from its platform featuring them criticising public health advice on unproven treatments for COVID-19.

Source: Australia COVID: Sky News hosts silent as the channel deletes unproven treatment videos

Why does he Hate our Freedoms? White Nationalist Extremist Tucker Carlson touts Orban’s Hungarian Fascism as better than America

Extreme white nationalist Tucker Carlson took his Fox Cable “News” show on the road to extreme white nationalist Hungary this week. It reminded me a little of when Stephen Colbert went to New Zealand and hung out with Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, except that both Colbert and Arden are very nice people (Colbert had me on his old “Colbert Report” once and couldn’t have been sweeter out of character) and both are democrats with a small “d.”

Source: Why does he Hate our Freedoms? White Nationalist Extremist Tucker Carlson touts Orban’s Hungarian Fascism as better than America

EXCLUSIVE: Media ‘cop’ hides Sky News complaints data

Australia’s top media authority has been criticised for failing to investigate complaints made against Sky News over COVID-19 misinformation. Anthony Klan reports. AUSTRALIA’S MEDIA REGULATOR has not published its “quarterly” reports on complaints and investigations for almost a year and in October last year stopped publishing the figures in its annual report altogether.

Source: EXCLUSIVE: Media ‘cop’ hides Sky News complaints data

After ‘Dictator Dan’, Tele goes all warm and fuzzy for Gladys’s lockdown in Sydney | Amanda Meade | The Guardian

The Daily Telegraph Page 1 and 2. 5th July 2021.

The Murdoch tabloid is all for solidarity in NSW. Plus: Andrew Bolt on a ‘lie spread around the world’

Source: After ‘Dictator Dan’, Tele goes all warm and fuzzy for Gladys’s lockdown in Sydney | Amanda Meade | The Guardian

Sky News Australia to face Senate inquiry after week-long YouTube suspension | Kevin Rudd | The Guardian

News Corp Australia journalist Sharri Markson on Fox News attacking YouTube’s suspension of Sky News Australia. Sky News Australia is to face a Senate inquiry as Kevin Rudd calls for media watchdog to take tougher line on broadcaster.

Tucker Carlson and Sharri Markson on Fox News Sharri Markson says YouTube suspension of Sky News Australia is ‘cancellation of free speech’  Markson and Carlson are both paid Murdochians. Well paid, millionaires in fact but nevertheless still simply workers working for the billionaire and claiming they’re “fair and balanced” (ODT)

Rudd told Acma that claims broadcast on Sky included: “Covid-19 is not a pandemic; the vaccinated are more likely to die than the unvaccinated; hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin are proven, safe treatments for Covid-19; the medical profession are concealing these treatments from the public for political purposes and face masks do not inhibit the spread of Covid-19.” “While it is unrealistic to believe that we can ever stamp out misinformation, especially in the age of social media, it is especially alarming that so much of this content has been crafted and distributed by the country’s largest media company, News Corporation, principally through Murdoch’s Sky News,” Rudd wrote.“Freedom of expression is essential to the functioning of our democracy, but Australians expect that opinions will have a reasonable basis in fact.” The Guardian has approached Sky News Australia for comment. Hanson-Young said she wanted to ask the media watchdog why the spread of misinformation wasn’t allowed on the internet but appeared to be OK on TV. “G

Source: Sky News Australia to face Senate inquiry after week-long YouTube suspension | Kevin Rudd | The Guardian

Six videos by Sky News Australia hosts Alan Jones, Rowan Dean and Rita Panahi removed from YouTube | Alan Jones | The Guardian

Sky News Australia host Alan Jones

At least six videos from Sky News Australia hosts Alan Jones, Rowan Dean and Rita Panahi have been deleted for violating YouTube policies by advocating the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin as treatments for Covid-19. YouTube and Sky News have both refused to reveal which Sky News content was removed when the search engine imposed a seven-day ban on the Murdoch-owned broadcaster. However, Guardian Australia has uncovered six videos which Sky uploaded to YouTube during the pandemic but have since been deleted “for violating YouTube policies”. Sky News has been banned from uploading any new content to YouTube or live streaming until Wednesday after violating the social media site’s medical misinformation policies.

Source: Six videos by Sky News Australia hosts Alan Jones, Rowan Dean and Rita Panahi removed from YouTube | Alan Jones | The Guardian

Sky News YouTube ban is ‘censorship’, conservative MPs howl

Sky News taken down by YouTube for a week

Federal MPs Craig Kelly and George Christensen have claimed YouTube’s week-long ban for Sky News Australia is “censorship”, while the channel slammed the tech giant for a “disturbing assault on freedom of thought”. As The New Daily reported on Sunday, YouTube has restricted the account of Sky News – one of the biggest channels in Australia, with more than 1.86 million subscribers – for a week and deleted several of its videos, as part of a crackdown on COVID-19 ‘misinformation’.

Source: Sky News YouTube ban is ‘censorship’, conservative MPs howl

Sociopathic Tucker Ridicules Testimony By Capitol Hill Hero | Crooks and Liars

Sociopathic Tucker Ridicules Testimony By Capitol Hill Hero

I don’t know how many different ways I can say it: TV dinner heir Tucker McNear Swanson Carlson is a deeply damaged person, and he takes it out on anyone who doesn’t validate the bubble he lives in.

Source: Sociopathic Tucker Ridicules Testimony By Capitol Hill Hero | Crooks and Liars

Fox News manufactures dissent over officers’ searing select committee testimony | Media Matters for America

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When Fox News turned to Bret Baier for comment shortly after the conclusion of Tuesday’s hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters, the network’s chief political anchor was adamant that it would be impossible for anyone to downplay the devastating testimony heard that day. Over the previous several hours, four police officers had described in searing detail how they had risked their lives defending Congress from a violent, bigoted throng that sought to halt the counting of electoral votes formalizing President Joe Biden’s election. “If you were watching, you saw compelling, at times damning, emotional testimony from these four officers who fought the line to try to protect the Capitol and the lawmakers inside,” Baier said. Highlighting the officers’ descriptions of how they “fought to hold on to their lives,” he added that while Republicans are trying to argue that the investigation is politically motivated, “you can’t watch the testimony and say that’s not a big deal.”

Source: Fox News manufactures dissent over officers’ searing select committee testimony | Media Matters for America

Grabbed by The Column: Morrison Loses Murdoch’s Favour? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

There is perhaps more truth in the phrase ‘COALition propaganda rag’ than I first thought. As much praise as this and other Murdoch rags have heaped on Morrison, he himself is not the target. Murdoch is not defending Morrison as an individual, but rather the Liberal Party as a brand.

Source: Grabbed by The Column: Morrison Loses Murdoch’s Favour? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Murdoch press shows media bias towards Liberal COVID-19 strategy

A biased narrative from the Murdoch press has become unstuck as the NSW COVID-19 crisis worsens, writes Dr Victoria Fielding. IN FEBRUARY of this year, after Victoria headed into a proactive “short, sharp, circuit-breaker” lockdown, Herald Sun and The Australian “writer” Sophie Elsworth published a piece titled: ‘Why Premier Daniel Andrews needs to be more like NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.’ This article started with the much-repeated trope that Victorian COVID-19 health restrictions were evidence of Daniel Andrews’ dictatorship, represented misuse of his power, were over-reactions and unnecessarily harsh:

Source: Murdoch press shows media bias towards Liberal COVID-19 strategy

Tucker Carlson’s cameras in the classroom proposal will harm both students and teachers — RT Op-ed

Tucker Carlson’s cameras in the classroom proposal will harm both students and teachers

Paradoxically, while Carlson, Lowry, and other conservatives profess to see teachers as leftist ideologues secretly indoctrinating students behind closed classroom doors, the fact is that, under federal law, the public is already able to come in and observe classes. School administrators and district officials have the same right. Nobody is hiding anything. What we are trying to do is meet the needs of our students. The student bodies of public school districts in major cities are overwhelmingly black and brown. Issues such as police brutality, the wealth gap, housing inequality, mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline, the lack of healthcare, living-wage jobs, and childcare, and others, are important to them. And you can’t talk about these problems without discussing race. These issues are our students’ reality. They’re what concerns them. What kind of educators would we be if we ignored this?

Source: Tucker Carlson’s cameras in the classroom proposal will harm both students and teachers — RT Op-ed

Tucker Carlson’s history of fearmongering about white replacement, genocide, and race war | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson anti-white maniaFlashing an “ANTI-WHITE MANIA” graphic on screen, Fox host Tucker Carlson declared on June 24 that something must be done “to save this country” from the scourge of critical race theory “before we become Rwanda.”

Source: Tucker Carlson’s history of fearmongering about white replacement, genocide, and race war | Media Matters for America

The story Westpac and ‘The Australian’ didn’t want you to see

In 2018, ‘The Australian’ scuttled an exposé which detailed serious and systemic wrongdoing by Westpac and its superannuation arm, BT. Anthony Klan reports. WESTPAC HAS denied “colluding” with a top editor of The Australian to have a major exposé spiked, with the bank instead claiming the publisher ‘saw fit not to publish the story’.

Source: The story Westpac and ‘The Australian’ didn’t want you to see

The Fox-fueled rise of new host Trey Gowdy | Media Matters for America

Trey Gowdy

Trey Gowdy, a former Republican congressman turned Fox News contributor, joins the ranks of the network’s hosts on Sunday night with the debut of his creatively named weekly program, Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy. Fox looms large in the career ambitions of Republican politicians thanks to its large audience of GOP primary voters and its prominent, kingmaking hosts. It has been a launching pad for the party’s rising stars over the years, from Sen. Marco Rubio and former House Speaker Paul Ryan to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. And those who leave office or lose elections, from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to Rep. Liz Cheney, have sought out a Fox landing spot as a way to collect a steady paycheck, stay in the network’s spotlight, and plan their next move. But even with the network’s historic intertwining with Republican politics in mind, Gowdy’s rise is remarkable.

Source: The Fox-fueled rise of new host Trey Gowdy | Media Matters for America

By Hitting Rock Bottom, Fox News Is Back on Top | The Smirking Chimp

The Murdochs’ purge of rational voices and gutter intensification of the crackpot corral have paid off. Fox News has regained its cable-news ratings supremacy, it’s projected to trounce CNN’s primetime audience this month, and its ad revenues have never been better. All that in profitable service to Trump and, more so, the millions of lobotomized lowlifes who adore him. Trump is, of course, repaying the network with his traditional gratitude. Yesterday he grabbed his Crayon kit and scrawled: “It was the day that [Paul] Ryan went on the board of Fox … that Fox totally lost its way and became a much different place.” But the Murdochs don’t care, as long as they rake in the dough.

Source: By Hitting Rock Bottom, Fox News Is Back on Top | The Smirking Chimp

Fox CEO calls Tucker Carlson “brave,” defends network’s vaccine falsehoods in rare interview | Salon.com

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Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch, the son of international media magnate Rupert Murdoch, defended his company’s flagship cable news network in a rare interview Wednesday with Insider, calling Fox News’ primetime host Tucker Carlson “brave” for espousing the nativist “replacement theory” and defending the provocateur’s false statements on COVID-19 vaccines. “Obviously our opinion is center-right,” Lachlan said at one point of Fox News, his company’s profit center. But despite the network’s increasingly fevered pitch on controversial culture war issues, he laid the blame for our current age of partisan rancor at the feet of social media companies, which “algorithmically drives people into echo chambers.”

Source: Fox CEO calls Tucker Carlson “brave,” defends network’s vaccine falsehoods in rare interview | Salon.com

Lachlan Murdoch continues to lie to the advertising industry | Media Matters for America

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While described as a lifestyle brand, Fox Nation is just another right-wing propaganda outlet

 

Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch lied during his remarks yesterday at the media research firm MoffettNathanson’s 8th Annual Media & Communications Summit, casting the streaming service Fox Nation as a lifestyle brand when in fact it’s a vehicle for Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s white supremacy. Murdoch also claimed the network stands by its reporting despite the fact that it has repeatedly undermined its own “news”-side coverage of the election, and he dodged questions about a clash over Fox’s opinion side despite reportedly intervening personally to defend Carlson’s white nationalist talking points in prime time. This is the second time this week that Murdoch’s public strategizing ahead of the 2021 upfronts has obfuscated the crisis in which Fox finds itself as the network tries to sell advertising space for the upcoming broadcast calendar while continuing to push lies, bigotry, and misinformation. Source: Lachlan Murdoch continues to lie to the advertising industry | Media Matters for America

Right-wing Lies like Biden’s Beef Ban and Kamala’s Book Spread Too Fast for Corrections to Counter | The Smirking Chimp

Never apologize is Murdoch’s Motto unless they want to take your licence away

Over the weekend, two sensational fake stories — a Fox Business Network segment about President Joe Biden’s supposed plans to impose strict beef rations on Americans and a New York Post news article claiming Vice President Kamala Harris’s book was being distributed to migrant children in shelters — spread rapidly through right wing social media after being injected into the bloodstream by outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch and his family. Both stories were eventually corrected — Fox on air, and the Post in two separate, corrected articles — after being debunked by fact-checkers. In both cases, however, it’s highly unlikely that corrections will ever penetrate the consciousness of the average person who shared straight-faced posts referencing these fake stories on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or the other social media sites. On the contrary, you’ll probably be hearing right wing relatives griping about Harris using her book to indoctrinate migrant children and “jokes” about Biden’s burgers for years to come.

Source: Right-wing Lies like Biden’s Beef Ban and Kamala’s Book Spread Too Fast for Corrections to Counter | The Smirking Chimp

Rupert Murdoch reporter quits in disgust after being ‘ordered to write’ BS story on Kamala Harris: report – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Rupert Murdoch reporter quits in disgust after being 'ordered to write' BS story on Kamala Harris: reportAn announcement: Today I handed in my resignation to my editors at the New York Post. The Kamala Harris story — an incorrect story I was ordered to write and which I failed to push back hard enough against — was my breaking point,” she explained.

Source: Rupert Murdoch reporter quits in disgust after being ‘ordered to write’ BS story on Kamala Harris: report – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

The Chaser’s war on News Corp is proving costly for the Murdoch media

Long ago, The Chaser declared war on News Corp Australia for its culture-warring, climate-change-denying ways.

Before they tricked News Corp into reporting on a fake petition about fairy bread being “cancelled”, the satirical publication’s team dreamed up a plan to help readers hit the company where it really hurts: its bottom line.

In 2019, The Chaser started cancelling subscriptions on behalf of people who were fed up with News Corp.

“Are you sick of that crotchety old billionaire Rupert Murdoch siphoning off your hard-earned cash each week?” The Chaser website asks.

“Are you sick of supporting a newspaper which gives airtime to climate deniers as the country burns down around you? Want to just cancel your subscription to The Daily Telegraph that keeps clogging up your mailbox, but can’t be arsed waiting on the phone for three hours?”

Participants use a simple web form to sign over their legal rights to The Chaser to act as a representative, who will then cancel their News Corp subscription on their behalf.

Source: The Chaser’s war on News Corp is proving costly for the Murdoch media

Are the Murdochs preparing to unleash Fox News on Australia?

https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0.235%2C$multiply_1.0582%2C$ratio_1.5%2C$width_756%2C$x_203%2C$y_0/t_crop_custom/q_86%2Cf_auto/b9a488476994208e94268926edb24983da896171Could the Murdochs be preparing to make right-wing US cable television station Fox News and its shows such as Tucker Carlson Tonight and Hannity available more broadly to Australians via a streaming service? Paperwork filed with at least one government agency suggests so.

Source: Are the Murdochs preparing to unleash Fox News on Australia?

Every Fox News advertiser bears responsibility for Tucker Carlson’s bigoted replacement theory rant | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson with advertiser logos

Source: Every Fox News advertiser bears responsibility for Tucker Carlson’s bigoted replacement theory rant | Media Matters for America

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview needs to win over America

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex talk to Oprah Winfrey.
What chance do these two have in the Murdoch’s tabloid world? Division, hate, and salacious gossip sold for profit have always been their product for sale.

Will the interview turn hearts and minds in their favour? In Britain, probably not. Because here’s another “truth”: after the raging success of their 2018 wedding, the couple are now deeply unpopular figures at home.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview needs to win over America

Pascoe: Murdoch and media giants unite to deceive in Google cash grab

Any day now, Telstra will cuddle up to the federal government seeking to have legislation to force eBay to compensate the phone company for the $630 million it lost on Trading Post. That will be followed by Blockbuster and smaller rental outfits wanting Scott Morrison to go Netflix, Foxtel and Stan for what they did to the local video store. Foxtel – no stranger to getting money in dubious circumstances from this government – will want laws to force Netflix, Stan, iView and SBS On Demand to pay up for “stealing” Foxtel subscribers. (A holding operation pending the Murdoch myrmidons’ preferred course of having the ABC and SBS exterminated or at least sold off.) Old Rupert Murdoch himself is next in line to have the Prime Minister recover from Facebook the $710 million he lost on MySpace. (Anyone remember MySpace?) Four absurd cases – but they are actually less absurd than the government’s current legislation to force Google and Facebook to compensate select advertising media for the fact that Google and Facebook are better at selling ads than they are.

Pascoe: Murdoch and media giants unite to deceive in Google cash grab

‘Now fire Hannity, Ingraham, Carlson’: Liberals call for BIGGER PURGE at Fox News as canceled Lou Dobbs shares tweets of support — RT USA News

‘Now fire Hannity, Ingraham, Carlson’: Liberals call for BIGGER PURGE at Fox News as canceled Lou Dobbs shares tweets of support

Donald Trump and other fans are expressing support for Lou Dobbs after the sudden cancellation of his “number one news program” on Fox News, but liberals are so giddy they want other conservatives like Sean Hannity pulled.

‘Now fire Hannity, Ingraham, Carlson’: Liberals call for BIGGER PURGE at Fox News as canceled Lou Dobbs shares tweets of support — RT USA News

Three strikes out! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The intention of this post is to examine three areas of concern which have arisen or have persisted in concerning the world at large. They are: the COVID-19 pandemic; Climate Change; and Donald J. Trump. The focus will be on how these topics are presented in various arenas, including Murdoch media.

Three strikes out! – » The Australian Independent Media Network