The connections between the Murdochs and the Republican Party run deep. Joe Biden’s government must get it out into the open.Democrats should summon Rupert and Lachlan to Washington for a grilling
Murdoch had rehersed his skills as far back as the 70″s in Australia (ODT)
Rupert Murdoch had never had a US president in his pocket before Donald Trump landed there in 2016.Origin of the specious: how the Murdoch business polluted a democracy
Donald Trump may have lit the match that sparked the violence in Washington DC, but Murdoch planted the explosives, writes Kevin Rudd.Kevin Rudd: Rupert Murdoch can’t whitewash his role in the rise of Trump
Rupert Murdoch has funnelled Foxtel out of News Corp Australia to a mysterious entity in the secrecy jurisdiction of Delaware. Michael West reports on the secret transactions which appear designed to sell News Corp’s Australian media business.Inside Rupert’s Big Aussie Sale: Murdoch smuggles Foxtel – and its government grants – out of the country – Michael West
Australia might need another media inquiry — but, as history shows, it probably won’t do much good.Australia’s long and unproductive history of media inquiries explained
“The US election has highlighted the need for truth in journalism and the need to call out unsubstantiated and false claims,” said Hanson-Young. “Before we head into another election period in Australia, we can now take a proper look at the state of media diversity here and help protect a pillar of our democracy,” she added.Rudd’s anti-Murdoch petition results in its first steps – » The Australian Independent Media Network
The message from Fox is quite clear: Trump is going to win, and if he doesn’t, the reason is because of voter fraud by Democrats.Fox is playing a key role in Trump’s plan to steal the election | Media Matters for America
Dr John Jiggens gives an outsider-insider view of a journalist running as an independent candidate of the South Brisbane electorate.Queensland Election: South Brisbane and the Murdoch influence
The Murdochs own Fox News but rarely get the scrutiny they deserve for bankrolling racism and hatred.We Need to Talk More About the Murdoch Family
Facebook, fake news, Rupert Murdoch — whatever the causes of the media’s misery, the government must act now.Australia needs to give life support to Australia’s media sector
Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News and an associate of President Donald Trump, has told people close to him that he thinks Democrat Joe Biden will easily win the election.Fox News’ Owner Murdoch Predicts Biden Landslide Win | Newsmax.com
Depressingly readable is the best way to describe Paul Barry’s revealing biography of Rupert Murdoch. I placed the word mongrel in the title of this piece but it could just as easily used scumbag which means a contemptible or objectionable person. It is a story about one man. A man with a love for money, power, influence, acquisitions, wives, children and even scandal. Scandal makes money.Murdoch: forever brutal – » The Australian Independent Media Network
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
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
Yesterday Crikey mistakenly referred to Lachlan Murdoch in a headline on a story about ex-British Labour MP Tom Watson. In the headline we incorrectly likened Lachlan Murdoch to an organised crime figure.Crikey apologises to Lachlan Murdoch
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
“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
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.
Death to critical thinking it’s too progressive and leads to people from the bottom have second thoughts (ODT)
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.
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)
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.
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.