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In a conversation with Fox News celebrities, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, that was picked up by an open microphone, Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corp., repeatedly referred to Fox News viewers as morons and white trash. The incident took place as the three men were sitting together at a benefit dinner for the Ann Coulter defense fund. Apparently, they had been drinking heavily which may account for their lack of restraint and obliviousness to the open microphone that was positioned directly in front of them.
At one point, while addressing O'Reilly and Hannity, Murdoch said, "Can you believe the # we get away with? Good thing our viewers are dumb as doorknobs or else we would be in trouble." To which, Hannity laughed and then replied, "Yeah, I heard that people who watch Fox News have to wear bibs to catch their drool so their sofas won't be stained by the tobacco juice, and that's just the women." O'Reilly, also laughing, then joined in by saying, "Hey, how many Fox viewers does it take to change a light bulb? None, they all refuse to change the bulb because they prefer living in the dark."
However, the unkindest cut of all that is sure to enrage Fox viewers came at the end of the conversation when Murdoch raised his glass in a toast and said, "God bless trailer park trash and idiots everywhere. Without them Fox News would be nothing and I would not be a billionaire."
After news of the recorded conversation became public, Fox News released the following brief statement, "We encourage our viewers to reject anything they hear or see that does not come directly from Fox News. Fox News is the only source of information you need for Fair and Balanced™ coverage.
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Outfoxed examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.
McCain Selects Jack Bauer For Running Mate
Washington, D.C. - Senator John McCain today officially selected Jack Bauer from the FOX television program 24 to be on his ticket as the Republican vice presidential candidate.
Originally posted by ChadAndrewATS
That's from one source. Not the original source.
In its quest to pander to the lowest of the low, this morning FOX & Friends First took its viewers back to the 1920s as it gave national air time to a South Carolina politician who has proposed that "bad" parents with a history of raising "bad" kids should be subjected to mandatory sterilization for "the benefit of society". I kid you not! Larry Shirley, a City Councilman in Charleston, SC, got three minutes of valuable national airtime this morning to propose an idea that he himself admitted has been struck down by the Supreme Court in past years. Maybe Councilman Shirley, who's white, thinks that the two new conservative Supreme Court Justices - Alito and Roberts - will overturn past precedents and bring back the Golden Age of the White Race? By the end of the segment I was so furious I almost threw a stapler at the TV screen.
The F&FF co-hosts were Tiki Barber, who's African-American, and Kiran Chetry, whose family originated in India. Both hosts acted as though this was just another interview with just another guest talking about just another subject.
It was mind-boggling.
Originally posted by ChadAndrewATS
Thanks for replying. Do you mean assimilatedpress.blogspot.com... ?[edit on 7-5-2008 by ChadAndrewATS]
“Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous man in the world.” -Ted Turner
"The mass media is itself part of the same power structure that plunders the planet and inflicts human rights abuses on a massive scale" -David Cromwell
“There is no such thing in America as an independent press. You know it and I know it ... The business of the Journalist is to destroy truth; To lie outright; To pervert; To vilify; To fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his county and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals for rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”
“I think we are destroying the minds of America and that has been one of my lifelong ambitions.” -John Kricfalusi, creator of The Ren and Stimpy Show
“The United States has some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that.” -Ted Turner, CEO of AOL/Time Warner
"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have." -Richard Salant, former President of CBS News
"We are grateful to The Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
Rupert Murdoch Admits He Tried to Shape Public Opinion on the Iraq War during an otherwise smug and elitist conversation at the DAVOS WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM which took place in January 2007.
Murdoch met in forum with host Charlie Rose, Israeli Vice Prime Minister (& Foreign Affairs Minister!) Tzipi Livni.
Also there was Rt Hon GORDON BROWN MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK-- whom Charlie Rose announced during the meeting to be who "everyone expected to be the next Prime Minister."
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While on "Fox and Friends," comedian Lee Camp attacked Fox News' coverage.
Murdoch "became an American citizen for business reasons," according to Richard H. Curtiss, editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Keith Rupert was born in Melbourne, Australia, on March 11, 1931. "Rupert's father, Sir Keith Murdoch, was a newspaper publisher, and his mother an Orthodox Jew," Curtiss wrote, "although Murdoch never offers that information in his biographies."
Murdoch's father married Elisabeth Joy Greene, daughter of Rupert Greene in 1928. They had one son, Keith Rupert and three daughters. Later in life, Keith Rupert chose to use Rupert, the first name of his Jewish maternal grandfather.
The young Keith Rupert was educated at Australia's fashionable Geelong private school, and went on to the elitist and aristocratic Oxford University in England, according to Candour (UK) magazine.
"Rupert's father Sir Keith Murdoch attained his prominent position in Australian society through a fortuitous marriage to the daughter of a wealthy Jewish family, née Elisabeth Joy Greene. Through his wife's connections, Keith Murdoch was subsequently promoted from reporter to chairman of the British-owned newspaper where he worked. There was enough money to buy himself a knighthood of the British realm, two newspapers in Adelaide, South Australia, and a radio station in a faraway mining town," Candour wrote in 1984. "For some reason, Murdoch has always tried to hide the fact that his pious mother brought him up as a Jew."
While Murdoch may have "tried to hide" his Jewish roots, he has been quite forthright about his support for extreme right-wing Zionists, such as Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon.
Netanyahu, who wrote a book entitled The War on Terror: How the West Can Win in 1986, is a frequent commentator on Murdoch's Fox News.
Originally posted by AnonymousHippo
reply to post by freight tomsen
Thanks for sharing all of that information. I appreciate you, and the work you do.
Moveon.org, the anti-Bush "grass-roots" advocacy group has begun urging followers to contact the Federal Trade Commission to ask the agency to outlaw Fox News Channel's use of the motto "Fair and Balanced."
"You can now ask the FTC to order Fox News to stop misleading consumers. The FTC's job is to protect consumers from deceptive advertising on the part of big media companies," shouts the group's website.
The activist group, which has compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler, claims the popular news channel's use of their slogan is "deceptive and misleading."
Offering a sample letter to the FTC, Moveon.org includes the line, "Fox News is free to present programming in any way it wishes, but the First Amendment does not permit false advertising."
The site offers to send a Net user's note to the agency and to congressional leaders.
It is deeply detrimental to the longterm interests of democracy when Democrats praise and support FOX News. This would be true regardless of who that Democrat is, but it's particularly heinous when Terry McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is singing their praises.
"Let me congratulate FOX," McAuliffe said this past week, "because you were the first ones to call [the Pennsylvania primary] for Hillary Clinton." McAuliffe, who is also chairing Clinton's Presidential committee, actually echoed the FOX mantra by calling them "fair and balanced." What is so dangerous about McAuliffe's praise is that FOX is now using his words as a TV ad to prove just how fair and balanced they are.
Jonathan put together this video as a reminder of how exceedingly unfair and imbalanced FOX actually is. These are just few gems to let McAuliffe and others know that FOX is the foe, has always been the foe, and will continue to be the foe of accurate reporting.
Please help us in this quest by sharing what you think have been the worst FOX moments. We will send the list to McAuliffe as a firm reminder that he must not applaud FOX.
FCC Endorses Junk News, Calls Fox's TMZ, and 700 Club 'Bona fide Newscasts'
Hard-hitting journalism is nearing extinction on television, and the Federal Communications Commission just threw another shovel-full of dirt on its grave when it recently ruled that Rupert Murdoch's TMZ and Pat Robertson's 700 Club meet the test for "a bona fide newscast."
Media companies get their broadcast licenses for free. In return, the FCC says that if a TV show is not a bona fide newscast, and it airs a story about a political candidate, "it must afford equal opportunities to other such candidates for that office."
This is supposed to keep ideologues like Pat Robertson and Rupert Murdoch in check. But instead the FCC let them off the hook by adding TMZ and 700 Club to the list of bona fide newscasts; even though Congress defined bona fide as newscasts as those that hold "genuine news value" and are not intended to boost or aid any particular political candidate.
Originally posted by Dr Love
If an individual conquers the reptilian core of their brain, they in turn cannot be conquered.