Tag: Murdoch Media
Is America, in lockdown, with 26 million unemployed and entering a new depression, up for a confrontation and Cold War with China?
For that appears to be where the GOP wishes to lead us.
The Rupert Murdoch owned The Wall Street Journal ran back-to-back editorials last week urging a more confrontational stance toward Beijing and endorsing GOP plans for new defense spending on U.S. air and naval forces in the Western Pacific.
Up for a New Cold War — With China?, by Pat Buchanan – The Unz Review
Who was dutifully promoting and playin wingman to this bullshit none other than Andrew Bolt (ODT)
After my essential journey to the supermarket to buy chocolate, I couldn’t help noticing the front page headline on “The Australian” which blared:
TEACHERS DEFYING VIRUS SCIENCE
Quite a neat trick rely, I thought. How does one “defy” science? Is it like defying gravity? Or is it like defying your boss and announcing that there’s no way you’re going to perform that task without the correct safety equipment?
No, what I find amazing is the sheer hypocrisy of a newspaper that can switch from an “everyone has a right to an opinion and scientists have been wrong in the past” position to a “you don’t have the right to question because you’ve been told by the PM so shut up and do what you’re told” stance.
And, of course, this completely overlooks the fact that teachers are doing what they’re told. In some states, teacher unions are pushing to ensure safety, but to the best of my knowledge none have suggested teachers refusing to attend school. Except for private schools, it’s state governments who’ve made the decisions about schools, not the teachers themselves.
Still, Rupert’s editors have never let the truth get in the way of the story.
via Playing Dice With God And Other Stories Of Rupert Murdoch! – » The Australian Independent Media Network
Murdoch Media the voice of Trump have shut up promoting Chloroquine
After aggressively promoting an anti-malaria drug as a “miracle” in the fight against COVID-19—a push that flew in the face of repeated warnings from experts—President Donald Trump and Fox News personalities suddenly appear to be cooling on hydroxychloroquine just as a new study reports the drug could lead to a higher death rate.
via Trump and Fox News Are Suddenly Silent on Their “Miracle” Drug Hydroxychloroquine – Mother Jones
Australians are social distancers by design. Londoners, NewYorkers, don’t have that luxury. However, it doesn’t mean we can stop social distancing until we have sufficient testing and quarantine stations available. The problem is exacerbated with the flu season coming on. However, Murdoch Media insists it’s time to lift bans and get back to work their generalising of that call offer no specifics or how a global economy can be stopped from crashing. Their call for a drop in bans and self-reliance is not only counter to expert advice but grossly irresponsible. (ODT)
via Dealing with COVID-19 in the towns and cities of the global South | International Institute for Environment and Development
World has ‘a long way to go’ in Covid-19 crisis, warns WHO chief – as it happened | World news | The Guardian
So be it if they are disproportionately Black (ODT)
via Sen. Kennedy: We Gotta Let Americans Die From Coronavirus So We Can Reopen The Economy | Crooks and Liars
“Amusing Ourselves to Death”: News media and the public’s desire to be entertained vs. its need to be informed
via “Amusing Ourselves to Death”: News media and the public’s desire to be entertained vs. its need to be informed | Media Matters for America
Murdoch is the proxy State Media for the LNP government “No questions asked” as long as you slash the funding to the ABC. Today our public media has been reduced ti the equivalent funding it had in 1984. This Government rode into power on the promis of No Cuts to the ABC. (ODT)
Any decent journalist would have asked basic questions such as:
How and when did the extraordinary surge in asylum seekers come about?
How big is the problem, really, given the Government is saying it is no big deal?
Is the Government really getting on top of the problem or are they just spinning a line?
What is the surge costing the economy and the budget?’
Does the Government actually have an effective plan to get on top of the problem?’
But no, Chambers and Kelly just happily ignore such basic questions.
via ‘The Australian’ falls for Government spin on asylum seekers — again
Spurned on by extremist and biased Islamophobic media globally. The largest in the English speaking world being Murdoch Media. In Melbourne alone in 2018 some 2850 anti- Islamic articles were published in the Herald Sun alone with Andrew Bolt an obsessed and leading contributor via his columns, radio, blogs, and Sky presance. He played a part so much so after the Barcelona bombings he was imploring the Christian youth of Australia to have the guts and fight back. A reminder of Alan Jones during the Cronulla Riots. (ODT)
The emergence of cold-blooded psychopaths and murderers who harbor plans to slaughter Muslims is becoming an alarming trend not only in Europe, but in the rest of the world.
via Anti-Islamic terrorism becomes ‘alarming trend’ in Europe & beyond – Moscow — RT World News
Also on rt.com UK Islamophobic incidents soar 600% in week after Christchurch terrorist attacks
Without its legacy film and television business, Fox Corp’s most-high-profile division is Fox News, which is in a symbiotic relationship with the president of the United States. That relationship is already challenging Lachlan to deal with what one Hollywood executive called “the elephant in the room” for Fox – the toxic identity of Fox News in a mostly liberal entertainment industry.
On the other side of the political spectrum, several Fox News staffers said they are distrustful of Lachlan’s devotion to the cable news channel, and some call Lachlan “Fredo” behind his back, an unkind reference to a weak-willed son in “The Godfather.” The opinionated, conservative faction of the company that supports Trump is already testing his authority.
Trump became president, giving Rupert unprecedented access to a sitting US president – a relationship he has long coveted. The two men talk weekly, according to people close to them, and sometimes more often than that.
Lachlan doesn’t like to talk to the politicians. Rupert, however, has always has been attuned to political realities.
This is what Murdoch has always been about THE ART OF THE DEAL something Trump could never finese. (ODT)
“Rupert understood all along that governments care about media and that they meddle in it, and they have rules and you have to have a rapprochement to be successful,” said Reed Hundt, a former FCC chairman in the Clinton administration.
The Murdochs agreed to the Disney offer as the Justice Department was fighting AT&T’s $US85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner. In contrast to the hostility Trump displayed toward that deal, Trump spoke to Rupert the day the Fox deal with Disney was announced and “congratulated him,” according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
(In another sign of the Murdochs and Trumps having close ties: When Ivanka Trump joined the White House, she relinquished her role as trustee of the fortune of Rupert Murdoch’s two youngest children.)
“It’s Lachlan versus the president,” said the 21st Century Fox film executive. “Who do you think is going to win that?”
‘Who do you think is going to win that?’: Trump battle could be Lachlan Murdoch’s first problem
How tight are Murdoch’s strings on Trump? (ODT)
via During national emergency declaration, Trump praises Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson for supporting him
A 50-year-old driver injured Syrian and Afganistan migrants and shouted racist comments as he was being arrested.
A 50-year-old man has been arrested after driving his car into a crowd of people in Germany in what police say appears to be a racist attack.
A group of migrants from Syria and Afghanistan was attacked in the town of Bottrop, an area of western Germany. According to official reports, the driver shouted xenophobic and racist comments while he was being arrested.
In the early hours of January 1, the driver had first tried unsuccessfully to hit a pedestrian. He then headed downtown, driving into a crowd of Syrian and Afganistan migrants, injuring four.
via Germany: MSM won’t Tell you White Nationalist Drove into Muslim Refugees
This is despite the fact that, its then-editor, Chris Mitchell, said eight years ago: “for several years the paper has accepted man-made climate change as fact”.
But last week, the paper gave columnist Michael Asten more than 400 square centimetres, for an article of well over 900 words, to argue there are massive divisions about the science.
To be fair, he probably did not write the headline:
And why does The Australian continue to publish articles designed to raise doubts about anthropogenic climate change and the urgent need to tackle it when it does not provide similar support for tobacco lobbyists and flat-earthers?
It panders to the ridiculous right of the Liberal Party, typified by Tony Abbott and to the companies with a financial stake in climate change denial who donate to the Institute of Public Affairs.
via The Australian’s continued support of climate change denialism
In the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning, Justice Lesley Taylor said the case was a “very serious example” of contempt and fined Nationwide News Pty Ltd, the publishers of The Australian, $155,000. Justice Taylor also ordered the company to pay court costs of $45,000 on an indemnity basis.
via The Australian fined $155,000 for contempt in Setka case
As a young man I remember back in 1964 the American government announcing that one of their battleships has been attacked by North Vietnam and this led to their mass bombing and full-scale war leading to the deaths of over three and a half million people. Twenty years later the truth came out that there had never been an attack on that American ship.
The earliest lie I remember was when I was just eleven years old and Britain and France announced they were invading Egypt to stop the war between Egypt and Israel. All the politicians behind that lie were dead long before the truth emerged that Britain and France had asked Israel to invade Egypt so that this would give Britain and France the chance to overthrow Nasser’s Egyptian government and take back control of the Suez Canal.
Always be careful about what you believe.
via ‘Be careful about what you believe’ – Ken Livingstone on US, UK media bias & lies — RT Op-ed
Greg Sheridan Political Editor for Murdoch’s economically bleeding Australian clearly stated his confidence in the Israeli courts and the IDF to be able to carry out objective investigations into the deaths of Palestinians killed by Israel’s forces. on Q&A (ODT)
Israeli soldiers shot 16-year-old Samir Awad eight times in the back, killing him. After a two-year delay, they were finally indicted. Now the prosecution has announced that it is dropping the charges against them.
Once charged with killing Palestinian teen, two soldiers will likely walk free | +972 Magazine
The inaccurate notion that abortion is an unsafe or “risky” medical procedure was put to rest this month, with the release of a new report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States. But as usual, Fox News didn’t let facts stand in the way of a sensationalist segment attacking abortion as unsafe.
via New report confirms abortion is safe. Fox News immediately claimed the opposite.
Australia’s key institutions – government, business and not-for-profit organisations – are among the least trusted in the world. Our trust in the media is now the second lowest in the world, behind only Turkey, at 31 per cent.
via Cash for trash and the Joyce affair: System trust bites the dust
And when did we start assuming guilt on the basis of an anonymous and unsubstantiated complaint, while denying the alleged defendant any access to due process and natural justice?
This entire situation stinks like a dead cod left in the sun.
Or, as Shakespeare more eloquently put it:
‘Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides …’
~ King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1.
via Parliament and the STC: What not to do about workplace sexual harassment
This is certainly not the first time Israel Hayom has targeted people, and government employees in particular, for being insufficiently Zionist, for being too left-wing, or for being Palestinian. Netanyahu’s confidants as well as his supporters are busy the cleansing civil service of those whose views do not match the prime minister’s. This is especially true for teachers who dare to express opinions seen as left wing, and that do not conform to the idea that militaristic education and violence are morally justifiable. Employees in the Education Ministry are legally allowed to express political opinions. However, as the list of persecuted teachers grows longer, the message is clear: some opinions are legitimate, others aren’t — and you better think twice before writing words like “peace” on your Facebook page.
Israel Hayom’s new target: Conscientious objector’s mother | +972 Magazine
Fox’s Erick Erickson: “Mass shootings in this country are actually so rare”
Fox’s Erick Erickson: “Mass shootings in this country are actually so rare”
535 members of Congress, and Fox Business hosts the only one who’s actually a gun manufacturer
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.
The right-wing newscasters are in awe of Trump’s “accomplishments” VIDEO
Source: “Pretty close to perfect”: Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs grade President Trump’s first 100 days – Salon.com
Mix nukes with a healthy dose of Fox News war hunger, and it gets ugly fast.
Source: Krauthammer Gleefully Imagines Possible Preemptive Nuclear Strike On North Korea | Crooks and Liars
Fox Business host Stuart Varney allowed a coal mining company CEO who previously said President Donald Trump couldn’t bring back coal jobs to walk back those comments, while Varney himself pushed the myth that environmental protections are to blame for the loss of jobs in the coal industry.A March 27 article in The Guardian reported that
Source: Fox Business Host Allows Industry CEO To Continue Denying The Real Reason For Coal’s Decline
We are facing a monstrous, growing crisis of credibility and we cannot be complacent
Source: Facts are dead, long live facts: there’s no simple solution for how to dissolve the fog of lies
Bill O’Reilly ignored the fact that Donald Trump’s campaign May financial report showed the campaign paid his own businesses and family for campaign events, instead choosing to debunk a controversy regarding a payment to what some initially believed to be a fictitious advertising firm.During a June 22 discussion with Fox contributor Martha Ma
Source: O’Reilly Ignores The Most Embarrassing Aspects Of Trump FEC Report
There is no point in pussyfooting around. An election victory whereby Abbott remains capable of rallying his supporters and undermining Turnbull is no victory at all.
Source: Turnbull v Abbott: only one will survive this election
By Kit O’Connell at theantimedia.org New York, NY — Less than half the “facts” broadcast on Fox News are even partially true, according to an ongoing analysis by an independent fact-checking project. Some recent lies told by on-air personalities and guests seem designed to stoke fears over the …
Source: It Turns out Fox News Is Spreading Bulls*!t 80% of the Time AnonHQ
Zaky Mallah’s reaction highlights government need to woo young Muslims not alienate them.
How is it the MSM is so blind to the fact that not all IS sympathisers are Muslim. Zacky Mullah is not an IS sympathizer nor is the representative of Islam in Australia. He is an Australian born citizen. We saw live on TV the tactless act of alienation by this government Minister.
Why hasn’t our MSM put any focus on the dreadful behaviour by Steve Ciobo and his responsibility for creating this furore. People who have pleaded guilty to past offences are allowed on Q&A even Prime Ministers who were found guilty of malicious destruction of public property.
What you saw was a minister who failed to communicate and in simple terms an articulate lawyer who had a tin ear disparaged a young less articulate Australian kid. Tony Abbott with the assistance of Newscorp have turned a human being into a Kafaesque cockroach for nothing other than political advantage.
Tony Abbott is the bovver boy he’s always been and he marshall’s ministers in his image. Zacky Mullah is innocent he’s not a terrorist or a terrorist sympathizer. He spreads the anti IS message and he’s right this Abbott government with Ministers like Ciobo and the help of Newscorp 2GB and other main stream media simply help to alienate and radicalize most of us because their description of what’s happening is the antithesis of the reality we have and are now experiencing. Some but an extreme minority are motivated by youth possibility of change, So no you don’t need to be marginalized but you sure do need to be increasingly alienated from our government’s view of reality which is becoming an extreme facist overreach.
The techniques of successive governments to disparage citizens in this 2 lacked Cultural Capital and are still being deomonised
Abbott and Murdoch Media turning Zacky into Kafka’s cockroach
US media turning Jane Fonda into Kafka’s cockroach during the Vietnam War
John Howard and Murdoch Media turning David Hicks into Kafka’s cockroach the photo was a lie
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly parroted a previously debunked claim that President Obama raised taxes more than 442 times since taking office — a claim rated “Mostly False” by PolitiFact in 2014.
During the April 20 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly pointed to federal tax revenue to dismiss political rhetoric on income inequality, lamenting the tax rates of “Americans earning more than $400,000” and noting that “the U.S. has the highest tax rate on business in the world.” O’Reilly complained that President Obama has imposed “punishing taxation,” claiming that “since taking office, President Obama has proposed a whopping 442 tax increases” and asking, “how much more can the government take from the affluent without crashing the entire free market economy?”:
But O’Reilly’s claim that Obama raised taxes comes from Americans for Tax Reform, a conservative anti-tax group headed by Grover Norquist, and was rated as “Mostly False” by PolitiFact in 2014. According to PolitiFact, Americans for Tax Reform “overstate[d] the total number by a significant amount,” noting that “removing duplicates eliminates about 159 of the proposals” and “failed to account for other tax cuts that are part of Obama’s record, including nearly $220 billion in tax cuts that were part of the federal stimulus.”