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How deeply have Rupert Murdoch's close relations with world leaders affected –and even precipitated – world conflicts since World War II? Rodney E. Lever considers.
Air Iran Flight 655, was a civilian passenger plane on a regularly scheduled daily flight from Tehran to Dubai. On July 3, 1988, it was carrying 16 crew members and 66 children and their mothers returning from holidays. One child was a three-year-old girl. It was following its regular daily flight path when the U.S. guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes fired an SM-2MR surface-to-air missile. The Middle East reporter Robert Fisk of Murdoch-owned The Times, in London, heard the explosion. He told of seeing black clothed women, some holding young children close to their bodies, dropping from the sky into the Persian Gulf. They looked like angels, he wrote.Fisk’s brilliant story was plastered all over the front page of first edition of The Times. Murdoch rang the editor from Washington and ordered him to drop it. On this issue, Robert Fisk resigned from The Times after 20 years and went to work at another paper, The Independent. Murdoch had just had lunch with Ronald Reagan.
People always focus on Murdoch being bad (which he is) but what I find ten times more interesting is why nobody ever focuses on the other five companies that own 90% of U.S media, they are…
Westinghouse isn’t on the big 6 list.
BlackMarketeer: Disney, CBS, Westinghouse, and Time Warner pale in comparison to the actual number of news channels and news papers owned by Murdoch and News Corp.
but what I find ten times more interesting is why nobody ever focuses on the other five companies that own 90% of U.S media
I wish RT / Russia would take the hint with their media.
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People always focus on Murdoch being bad (which he is) but what I find ten times more interesting is why nobody ever focuses on the other five companies that own 90% of U.S media, they are… Disney Viacom CBS Time Warner GE www.businessinsider.com...
I don't think he was orchestrating world events, or participating in government action... he was just the guy everyone came too after the fact, to hide the fact!