Tag: Murdoch

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.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,22/6/20 ; The unrelenting attacks on the ABC ar intended to Blinker Australia; What you won’t find ina Murdochian World; You don’t grow an Economy without Spending $$ but on what is important;

Old Dog Thought- Scotty from Marketing’s Quid pro Quo offer

Protesters gathered outside the Dallas venue where President Donald Trump held a race and policing meeting during a fundraising trip.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,13/6/20; Scotty’s discount if forgiven; Murdoch’s real business LOBBYING; Trump’s Rally disclaimers; Chokeholds a littlebit alright;

Old Dog Thoughts-Scotty from Marketing is a Job Breaker not Maker. He’s no Bob Hawke

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Fighting Fake News with REAL 29/5/20; Murdoch and the LNP do not create jobs they destroy them. The LNP slashed the ABC’s budget by $800,000 K and took it back to 1984;

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

Fighting Fake News with REAL 5/5/20; Australian Intelligence but not Morrison knocks back the US; Has China-phobia replaced Islamophobia? Swede hasn’t saved it’s Economy; Fake News

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)

Close up of playing pokie machines

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.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 7/10/19; Whistleblowers falling out of trees; A Hastie War promoted by Fake Media;

Old Dog Thoughts- Complacency and the LNP Government lead us here.

Rupert Murdoch in New York

Fighting Fake News with REAL,7/9/19; WAKE UP AUSTRALIA IT”S TIME; We forget we are a Pacific Nation; Information you not old enough to know;

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

Bill Shorten’s Terrible Lies! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: “We all born in the gutter, but Rupert Murdoch has made billions by telling us to look at the ones from Fox studios and then go back to the gutter and read my newspapers!”

via Bill Shorten’s Terrible Lies! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Privatising the ABC: The Liberals’ secret agenda

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But is there a hidden motive behind the Murdoch media’s pro-Coalition frenzy? According to the Friends of the ABC, the secret agenda of News Corp and the Liberals is the post-election privatisation of the ABC.

Given the Coalition’s historical dislike of the national broadcaster, privatisation may well be the fate of the AB

Privatising the ABC: The Liberals’ secret agenda

Old Dog Thoughts-Sri Lanka, Murdoch, Oil ,Trump, and The Saudis

Andrew Bolt’s Blog,27/4/19; How much did Murdoch and his cohorts play in the Sri Lankan tragedy? Wall St, Oil Trump and the Saudi Gamble, Trump’s friends Kim and Putin; Morrison’s Slowing Economy;

Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself… And A Coalition Campaign Built On It – New Matilda

The Coalition lacks policies. It also lacks charisma. It has no other option but fear, writes Ben Eltham.

Labor has spent years honing and sandbagging its policy platform, which on any sensible judgment is moderate and achievable. In contrast, the Coalition has spent the last three years consumed by its own internal hatreds. Now that the crisis has arrived, the Coalition finds itself without a coherent assault plan to break down Labor’s platform. Time is running out.

via Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself… And A Coalition Campaign Built On It – New Matilda

Old Dog Thought’s – When Bolt says he’s Murdoch

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Andrew Bolt’s Blog,8/4/19; Pick the Vegans, Pick the Bullies, Pick Bolt’s Team; Polls; Bashing Julia Banks; Bolts Ego is showing; The planet’s cooling;

Old Dog Thoughts- Why is Australia trying to lengthen Milo’s use-by date? Lack of imagination.

 

Milo Yiannopoulos

Andrew Bolt’s Blog,21/3/19; Milo just a pawn in a bigger game of headlines; Bolt supports Imperial take overs and land grabs; Morrison claims non-racism but negotiates with Hanson; Top UK cop warns of the rise of far-right;

Murdoch family launches a new Fox; former House Speaker Paul Ryan joins company’s board

The GOP Fox Corp marriage is now official. If America could only become a one party state officially Mussolini would be pleased. (ODT)

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has spun off various television assets – including the Fox News Channel and Fox broadcast network – to form a new company that will be known simply as Fox Corp.

Fox announced its board members, including former US House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis. Other board members include Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, Anne Dias, Chase Carey, Roland A. Hernandez and Jacques Nasser.

The new Fox is now “a standalone, publicly traded company,” the company said. Its shares are listed on the Nasdaq market; Tuesday marks the first day of trading.

Murdoch family launches a new Fox; former House Speaker Paul Ryan joins company’s board

EDITORIAL EXCERPT: The Coalition’s phony war over coal

What do you do when the polls are against you and you don’t have a climate change policy? Start a fake internal war over coal, that’s what.

THE MEDIA suggests the Coalition is at war with itself over coal.

via EDITORIAL EXCERPT: The Coalition’s phony war over coal

China’s multi-billion dollar media campaign ‘a major threat for democracies’ around the world – China power – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Chinese Media is a threat but Murdochian Media isn’t a threat to Democracy. How does that work when  Chinese media is paid for and broadcast on Foxtel and News Corp core effort in Australia is to shut down the ABC? (ODT)

In September 2018, billboards adorned with kangaroos and pandas began popping up around Australia’s capital cities as part of a $500 million advertising campaign urging viewers to “see the difference” on China’s Central Global Television Network (CGTN) — available on Foxtel and Fetch TV.

via China’s multi-billion dollar media campaign ‘a major threat for democracies’ around the world – China power – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Citizen Murdoch’s critical grip on democracy

Rupert Murdoch.

Let’s face it Murdoch’s business model is integrated with where the money and power is and it’s not in the grips of 99% of individual Australians who in the main only say hi to their fellow Australians in passing. News Corp is an instrument ensuring division in diversity not the unity of Multiculturalism we are all so proud of. (ODT)

This year will be an important year for three of the world’s oldest, continuing democracies – the United States, the UK and Australia.

The US will decide, post-Mueller, whether Trump’s presidency is terminal. The UK will decide whether to tear up a half a century of European integration. And Australia faces a general election.

The core objective of course is to avoid a Royal Commission that would lay bare the the way US Citizen Murdoch does business.

via Citizen Murdoch’s critical grip on democracy

The Murdoch Media Is Giving Bill Shorten Their Support… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

How stupid is Rupert Murdoch?

Now, that’s a question which may get more than a little debate, but as I like to say, “Compared to what?”

Which brings me to the reasons that I’m starting to think that Murdoch is about to suddenly start supporting a Labor victory come May… or sooner, if Rupert thinks that May is too late. (That’s May the month, not May the PM who may no longer be Britain’s PM by the time you read this)!

via The Murdoch Media Is Giving Bill Shorten Their Support… – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Victorian election a wake-up call for federal Liberals and some aren’t staying silent – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Morrison is looking left to right with some side-eye, lips pursed, and wearing a suit with Australian flag pin.

via Victorian election a wake-up call for federal Liberals and some aren’t staying silent – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

EDITORIAL: Murdoch and Morrison — what happens after Wentworth?

After the ATM Government’s crushing defeat in Wentworth, where to now for the Liberal Party and its propaganda arm, the Murdoch media?

… Rupert Murdoch had helped bring on the coup when he told Seven West proprietor Kerry Stokes a change was needed at The Lodge.

“Malcolm has got to go,” Mr Murdoch told [Mr Stokes]…

… Mr Stokes said a leadership challenge would guarantee a Labor government within a year.

Mr Murdoch replied: “They’ll only be in for three years — it won’t be so bad. I did all right under Labor and the Painters and Dockers; I can make money under Shorten and the CFMEU.”

~ Australian Financial Review, 21 September 2018

via EDITORIAL: Murdoch and Morrison — what happens after Wentworth?

Malcolm Turnbull lodged complaint with Rupert Murdoch over coverage in last days of his prime ministership

Let’s face it Murdoch was caught out with the fake photo shoot at the Alfalfa Club in Atlanta in an effort to boost Tony Abbott’s stocks in his Daily Telegraph and they were both cought out in that lie too.(ODT)

Mr Turnbull challenged Mr Murdoch over the coverage of his government in News Corp newspapers and its Sky News television channel, arguing the media company was intensifying the leadership turmoil.

Fairfax Media has been told Mr Murdoch played down his part in fuelling the leadership speculation, saying it was primarily a matter for his son Lachlan, who is his co-chairman and a stronger presence in the company’s Australian operations.

Malcolm Turnbull lodged complaint with Rupert Murdoch over coverage in last days of his prime ministership

What did Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Stokes have to do with the Liberal leadership spill? – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mr Turnbull walks behind Mr Dutton, who is standing at the despatch box.

Australia’s Democracy corpratized and brought to it’s knees for over a decade. (ODT)

Malcom Turnbull’s demise as Australia’s 29th prime minister was unusual for many reasons, and truly unique for one: his was the first known prime ministership to be the subject of a billionaires’ tug of war between the nation’s most powerful media moguls.

via What did Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Stokes have to do with the Liberal leadership spill? – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)