Tag: Murdoch

Murdoch Shocked To Learn Of Trump’s Tax Bill: “$750 Is Extraordinarily High” | The Shovel

News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch was stunned when he heard about Donald Trump’s $750 tax bill, saying he has not seen a tax payment that high before.

Murdoch Shocked To Learn Of Trump’s Tax Bill: “$750 Is Extraordinarily High” | The Shovel

These creeps are going to make the next few weeks harder than they need to be | The Shot

My beautiful but astonishingly pooey two-year-old has handled himself through this pandemic with more grace than Melbourne’s largest newspaper. And the Victorian Liberal Party. Both of whom should feel grateful I’ve listed them as distinct entities.

These creeps are going to make the next few weeks harder than they need to be | The Shot

Old Dog Thoughts- Fine a bank and deregulate banking to kickstart your debt economy for The Economy

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Culture clash: has Australia miscalculated in its feud with China? | Australia news | The Guardian

Wang Xining told the National Press Club the Chinese people had seen Australia’s call for an inquiry into the origins of coronavirus as ‘shocking’.

China has complained about our media’s fanning of the negativity towards it countless times yet the government has supported the media. News Corp has been spreading anti- Chinese sentiment since Abbott. Yet nobody seems to listen. The Chinese kicked Murdoch out because they regarded his organization not just critical but toxic why is it the LNP and IPA don’t? (ODT)

“How do you think the United States would feel if somebody were to jump up and say we need an independent international inquiry into how badly President Trump has mishandled the coronavirus leading to nearly 200,000 American deaths? Everybody would think that was a very high-handed thing to do.” Despite the backlash, China ended up supporting the European Union-drafted, Australia-backed, heavily negotiated motion that sailed through the World Health Assembly the following month. But the diplomatic dispute shows no signs of abating.

Culture clash: has Australia miscalculated in its feud with China? | Australia news | The Guardian

‘Instinctive monopolist’: Kevin Rudd attacks Murdoch over News Corp rival to AAP newswire | Media | The Guardian

Australian Associated Press sign

“No government should let a single company control the biggest newspapers in every capital city bar one, plus a television station, plus the national newswire,” Rudd said. “Let alone an American billionaire like Murdoch

‘Instinctive monopolist’: Kevin Rudd attacks Murdoch over News Corp rival to AAP newswire | Media | The Guardian

The importance of making up with China

 

SINCE DONALD TRUMP became President, the relationship between the U.S. and China has deteriorated to the point that some observers talk of war. Why is this? In simple terms, America feels threatened by China’s rapidly expanding wealth and influence. Dangerous confrontation has resulted and Australia has been sucked in. How far remains to be seen, but it is not in Australia’s interest to be used by Trump or Murdoch.

via The importance of making up with China

Old Dog Thoughts- What would the LNP do in politics without racial scapegoating

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Unrelenting attacks: News Corp alleges the ABC is ‘too left-wing’

 

Death to critical thinking it’s too progressive and leads to people from the bottom have second thoughts (ODT)

The top four search results for the term “ABC left-wing” on Google produce articles from News Corp media institutions.

The first three come from Sky News commentary and the fourth result is an article by The Australian.

 The emotion-laden headlines read:

  • The ABC is a left-wing blob of boring, woke views;
  • ABC becoming too right-wing’ following ‘occasional conservative guest;
  • The ABC no longer even pretends to be balanced; and
  • Forces from within are destroying the ABC.

 The notion that “the ABC is too left-wing” seems to be gaining momentum. It appears that News Corp has played a significant role in furthering this narrative.

 

Unrelenting attacks: News Corp alleges the ABC is ‘too left-wing’

Retired radio shock-jock Alan Jones to host new show on Sky News | Alan Jones | The Guardian

Broadcaster Alan Jones is taking on a new four-night-a-week role at Sky News, hosting a program called Alan Jones.

Did Murdoch build a show around him or slot him into a new show? We don’t have to left-wingers to state the obvious. The contract would tell but the advertisers even more. (ODT)

Retired radio shock-jock Alan Jones to host new show on Sky News | Alan Jones | The Guardian

Old Dog Thoughts- Ch9 took over Fairfax the heat is really on to get rid of the ABC and blinker Australia.

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Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: ‘Mr. Trump Is Debasing His Office’ | Crooks and Liars

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: 'Mr. Trump Is Debasing His Office'

Unfortunately for America during this national health crisis, people are dying because of his behavior. The Wall Street Journal is noticing because Trump’s behavior is taking down the Republican Party, and Rupert Murdoch’s as cuts, with him.

via Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: ‘Mr. Trump Is Debasing His Office’ | Crooks and Liars

News Corp and Packer aged care “win” is tip of corporate welfare iceberg – Michael West

The Murdochs and Packers have got their fingers in the taxpayer honeypot again, this time winning nearly $6 million without a tender from the Department of Health. Michael West reports on Mable and the latest in corporate welfare.

via News Corp and Packer aged care “win” is tip of corporate welfare iceberg – Michael West

Old Dog Thoughts-Grasping at straws Trump and Pompeii have Morrison playing their cheerleader

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The IPA has captured the Liberal Party

IPA?Murdoch/LNP the triumvariate of an unhinged and diminished Democracy (ODT)

What are some of the things they succeeded in?

Many of the items can be ticked off, as having been completed, or at least attempted. Most, if not all of them, as reactionary, elitist and nasty:

Repeal the carbon tax, and don’t replace it;
Abolish the Department of Climate Change;
Cease subsidising the car industry;
Repeal the mining tax;
Devolve environmental approvals for major projects to the states;
Cease funding the Australia Network; and
Privatise Medibank.

It seems like the sort of list that very young, privileged brats would produce before they actually encountered some real life. Let us just say it is a work of stupendous lightness and the Liberal Party has been captured by it for nearly eight years now.

There isn’t one thing that would materially improve the life of a single citizen. It is all self-aggrandisement writ large, with not a thought for the weak or the helpless. We have been blaming Abbott, Hockey, Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton for a long time, but they are just dupes of three would-be intellectuals, who wouldn’t know what the words mutual obligation meant.

The IPA gave Abbott a plan for Australia and he bought it.

via The IPA has captured the Liberal Party

Where Morrison government’s true Achilles heel lies

Tony Abbott and Viktor Orban.

Another bet from a famous conservative caught my eye last week. The Times of London, owned by Rupert Murdoch, announced plans to launch a radio station. It seems likely that Murdoch, whose new station will “target those disenfranchised” by the BBC, is continuing to bet heavily on political polarisation as a major force in media.

It’s also a bet on radio and a prediction that the conservative government will not be kind to the national broadcaster. (It will be interesting to see if Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison follows British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on this, though the ABC’s coverage of the bushfires has made that harder.)

via Where Morrison government’s true Achilles heel lies

Lachlan Murdoch’s $150m Beverly Hillbillies mansion buy breaks record | US news | The Guardian

The mansion at 750 Bel Air Road in 1988, after it was bought by Jerry Perenchio from the family of Arnold Kirkeby.

The REAL President behind the FAKE President of the USA (ODT)

mansion built in the 1930s and seen in the credits for the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies has been sold for about $150m, the highest home price ever in California.

The buyer of the Chartwell estate is Lachlan Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and co-chairman of publishing company News Corp, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.

via Lachlan Murdoch’s $150m Beverly Hillbillies mansion buy breaks record | US news | The Guardian

Illegal offshore gambling websites targeting Australians to be blocked by Federal Government – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Is this a case of the Government assisting and protecting Murdoch’s interests rather than the publics’s since Murdoch entered the online gambling market? The LNP and Murdoch seem to have an up-close and personal interest in their mutual success. (ODT)

via Illegal offshore gambling websites targeting Australians to be blocked by Federal Government – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Golan Heights – Questions on Australia’s role still unanswered – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australia’s disguised deployment in the assistance of theft by Israel of the Syrian Golan Heights oil fields and media silence. Murdoch’s interest in Genie Oil a pay off for silence. (ODT)

What is the Israeli/US interest in the Golans that has prompted Israeli occupation and such strong support from the US (and Australia) in violation of UN resolutions? The answer is partly settlement opportunities for Israel, but the other is oil. According to the Israeli operated Afek Oil and Gas there is ‘billions of barrels of Israeli oil’ under the ground. Except it is Syrian ground.

via Golan Heights – Questions on Australia’s role still unanswered – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts- The Murdoch’s have taken over gambling. The second CIA whistleblower is about to reveal Trump’s lies.

Like father, like son.

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Nigel Farage calls Turnbull a ‘snake’ at conservative talk fest

 

Brexit leader Nigel Farage at the CPAC conference in Sydney.

The biggest snakes in the room were the number of Rupert Murdoch affiliated employee from the UK,USA and Australia that not just made up the speakers but also the attendees in the room along with the members of the the LNP IPA and Menzies Center. This is a nest of vipers united globally by a toxic and fascist media organisation run by Rupert Murdoch. (ODT)

As far as hiding snakes go Farage admitted to hiding  “Asked if it (CPAC) is a nationalist movement, Mr Farage said he preferred the term “nationist”, given the ugly connotations of “nationalist”.

Nigel Farage won the largest burst of applause of the morning at a conservative political conference in Sydney on Saturday for describing Malcolm Turnbull as a “snake” who had “hijacked” the Liberal Party.

Mr Farage, leader of Britain’s Brexit Party and formerly leader of the UK Independence Party, was at the second day of the inaugural CPAC Australia, organised as the first local partnership of the powerful annual Conservative Political Conference in the United States. He said the event, set to return next year, was evidence that the broad conservative movement he represents was rising around the world.

thervia Nigel Farage calls Turnbull a ‘snake’ at conservative talk fest

ScoMo to BoJo — how the U.S. far Right is reshaping the world

BRITAIN NOW HAS the most far-Right Government in its history with the ascension of Boris Johnson to Prime Minister. Johnson is the epitome of a Monty Python, upper-class twit but with more than a touch of thuggish bully. The UK press has given Johnson the moniker “BoJo” which is frighteningly similar to the moniker given to our very own far-Right ScoMo.

However, the similarities between Morrison and Johnson’s rise to the top go a lot further — both are part of a drive to install far-Right governments to advance the interests of U.S. imperialism. In both cases, the Murdoch press played a significant role in destabilising their predecessors.

Journalist Anthony Hilton claims Murdoch explained he was so opposed to the EU because:

“When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.”

A faction of the U.S. ruling class has decided the answer to the connected crisis of a struggling economy and rising social inequality domestically and declining power abroad is fascism. They are now attempting to reorganise the world to achieve this goal.

via ScoMo to BoJo — how the U.S. far Right is reshaping the world

Boris Johnson hints he’d dump UK ambassador, as Trump escalates row

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Send in the Clowns. What unites Boris and the Don? They are both belong and were created by Murdoch.How would Sir Kim Darroch UK Ambassador describe them? Candidly as his job requires but only one as Ambassador to the USA because hasn’t been employed to give his opinion on Boris. However we can guess what that would be. Sacked or not he will go down in history with a proud legacy. Who hacked the emails and leaked them? (ODT)

“His comments are entirely unsurprising from a historical perspective,” Calder Walton, a British lawyer and a fellow at Harvard University, wrote in an email. “Ambassadors rely on being able to give frank [often undiplomatic] opinions about their resident countries.”

In many instances, sending these unfavourable messages back home is one of the most important aspects of the job.

Extreme examples of this were the foreign ambassadors stationed in Berlin during the reign of Adolf Hitler. Though the rise of the Nazi leader was often met with carefully considered language in public, in private ambassadors would offer scathing assessments of the man.

Andre Francois-Poncet, the French ambassador to Germany, repeatedly offered warnings to Paris throughout his time in Berlin from 1931 to 1938. At first he was dismissive, writing in 1933 that “if intelligence consists essentially of a critical spirit, then Hitler is not intelligent”. (Adam Taylor The Age)

The UK’s likely next prime minister, Boris Johnson, has hinted that his country’s ambassador in Washington could be replaced after a diplomatic row with US President Donald Trump worsened on Tuesday.

Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to launch a broadside at Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador to the US who has been embarrassed by the leak of a mass of diplomatic cables in which he was scathing of the “clumsy and inept” President and his divided administration. {Nick Miller The Age}

via Boris Johnson hints he’d dump UK ambassador, as Trump escalates row

“Brexit” Boris to join Trump and Morrison in the conservative leaders’ club

What is the common denominator between all three? Not thet they are Conservatives but Rupert Murdoch to whom they all bow down. (ODT)

What is this phenomenon, that such a madcap clown is actually considered front-runner against one other opponent, the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, for the country’s highest office?

“Brexit” Boris to join Trump and Morrison in the conservative leaders’ club

Going for gold in the Bastard Olympics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

There’s plenty of international competition for the top of the medal count for outstanding achievement in bastardry so how does our own contingent of awfulness stack up against the might of Team USA led by a ludicrous, tangerine blowhard and Team UK who’s grooming a dishevelled, bloated smurf as their Chef de Mission?

Going for gold in the Bastard Olympics – » The Australian Independent Media Network