Rise of the liberal Murdochs, and the politics of advertiser boycotts

In a previous post it was mentioned that Faux News represented one side of the same coin in propaganda information warfare against Americans.

Now it officially has now been conquered, or at least took the mask off.

Bill O’Reily, the last man standing in the way, has finally been removed. As you can see in his case, you don’t even have to be convicted or found guilty of anything. Only enough controversy has to be manufactured, which will suffice as reason for being booted.

It’s now hard to say that there are any reputable outlets left on television. Sadly, many viewers have zero discernment and didn’t see Faux represented the same coin that helped divide America, and definitely won’t see the imminent change now imposed by the leftist Murdoch family.

American minds are being corraled and people don’t even see it.

Instead, they’ll be satisfied enough with the soothing political music-of-the-day playing in their ears, and will continue being convinced Tucker Carlson’s routine pouty facial expression means the station is continuing to take a hard stance on those evil, liberal bad guys.

 

 

The left is using allegations of sexual misconduct to organize advertiser boycotts in an effort to destroy Fox News because it can’t compete “in the arena of cable news,” Rush Limbaugh said.

The standard operating procedure for the left is not to level the playing field but to close it,” Limbaugh said in his April 20 broadcast.

It’s to deny participation on the playing field, not level it. No tolerance. No fairness. Their objective is to destroy the opposition because they can’t beat the opposition in the arena of competition where both entities are battling — and that would be, in this case, cable news.” Continue reading

Report: James Murdoch plans to turn Fox News into yet another progressive establishment news outlet

Faux News has been one side of the same coin for quite a few years now, sucessfully making people belive nationalism was still going strong. It is only now entrenching itself as it steers America’s people from center-right to left. Before Barack Obama became president, it was full right. Faux News is the hook pulling the right-wing of America towards the left.

While Tucker Carlson, who’s a little to the left of O’Reily, might be genuine, is likely being used as part of this hook to keep people on board. Sometime in the near future, he may be replaced with someone who leans a little more left, rinse and repeat. It’s a long and slow process continued over the years that many undiscerning people don’t pick up on.

Faux News wanted O’Reily gone for a while now. The harassment charges against him are likely false, trumped up and impossible to prove. All that Faux needed to say is that too much negative attention was brought and it would be too damaging to keep a man with so many controversies on board, therefore, he needs to be released from his contract.

 

Network will stand for “established world order”

(INTELLIHUB) — With the stunning ouster of both Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, Rupert Murdoch’s son has “overthrown” Fox News and now plans to reinvent the network into yet another progressive propaganda machine, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter. 

The report claims that James Murdoch has had a long-time annoyance, perhaps even disgust, with Fox News and has used the sexual harassment charges leveled against Ailes and O’Reilly to essentially take over the network which will soon undergo tremendous change that brings the cable outlet back in line with the global world order. Continue reading

Immoral Majority

12 years later, the problem has compounded… exponentially.

From 2004 with relevancy for today:

 

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The red states may have won an election. But the blue states won the culture war.

If we couldn’t trust the exit polls to determine who would win the U.S. presidential election, why should we believe its post-election analysis? On Election Day, exit polls had liberal journalists in newsrooms all over the world positively giddy. Senator Kerry was projected to win easily. After he lost, the downcast media elite at least took comfort in the fact that, according to exit polls, it was the right-wing, homophobic Christians in the heartland of America that tilted the scales in favor of the incumbent.

Suddenly, America was ultra-religious—a “conservative” nation. It scared thousands of paranoid liberals enough to even consider the prospect of immigrating to Canada. Bloggers circulated maps of North America around the Internet with the West Coast and the Northeast shaded blue, along with Canada—collectively calling it “The United States of Canada.” Middle America, in red, was labeled “Jesusland.” New Yorkers and San Franciscans took offense at Middle America’s self-righteous disdain for the lifestyle and culture promoted on both coasts. The New York Times quoted one New Yorker as saying, “I’m saddened by what I feel is the obtuseness and shortsightedness of a good part of the country—the heartland. This kind of redneck, shoot-from-the-hip mentality and a very concrete interpretation of religion is prevalent in Bush country—in the heartland.”

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Russian hackers breached Dow Jones for trading tips

After a year-long investigation, Bloomberg has reported details on the extent of a data breach, and the motive behind it.

Russian hackers had infiltrated Dow Jones & Co to steal information to trade on before it was made public, and the breach was “far more serious than a lower-grade intrusion” disclosed by the company, Bloomberg reported, citing sources.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission are leading an investigation, which began at least a year ago, Bloomberg reported. (http://bloom.bg/1LSxcUI) Continue reading

Rupert Murdoch exposed as Saudi billionaire Alwaleed sells most of stake in News Corp

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal’s investment firm sold a stake valued at almost $US190 million in News Corp, reducing its holding in Rupert Murdoch’s media company to about 1 per cent.

Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding cut its ownership of Class B shares to 2 million from 13.2 million, or 6.6 per cent, it said in a statement to the Saudi bourse Wednesday. The sale generated 705 million riyals ($241.7 million), which will be used for other investments, it said. Through Kingdom, Prince Alwaleed holds stakes in companies including Citigroup and Twitter. Continue reading

Rupert Murdoch lost his Saudi prince and his Australian media empire is now vulnerable

The Sun King, Rupert Murdoch, lost the support of his prince last week – and almost lost control of his media empire as a result.

But the real problem for Murdoch is that this war is far from over, and there are serious implications for News Corp’s struggling print empire in Australia – the weak underbelly that will be targeted by investors.

Long time Murdoch backer, the Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, kept on the sidelines last week as the News Corp founder faced an unprecedented investor revolt against the structure that entrenches his family’s control of the company with a minority stake.

The Murdoch family owns just 12 per cent of News Corp, but they own 40 per cent of the shares which control the company. Continue reading

Election 2012 and the Market

Here is a simple prediction: If President Obama wins re-election the market will respond negatively (for a brief moment, at least). If Romney wins the election, the market will show signs of optimism. This is based on the perception that Romney is good for the market, and Obama is bad for the market. How does this assertion measure up to actual polling data, and how might it shape the outcome of the election?

As for the actual outcome of the election, some observers might compare 2012 with the election of 1980. In both cases we have a Democrat with a bad economy running against a Republican promising deregulation and lower taxes. The Republican should win, right? The situation in 1980 is not a good comparison, because in 1980 President Jimmy Carter’s position was weakened by the Iran Hostage Crisis. Also, in 1980, a Gallup poll showed Reagan ahead at the end of the primaries with 58 percent of the vote. Recent polls do not show Romney with any lead whatsoever.

As for seasoned opinion, Rupert Murdoch is “doubtful” that Romney will beat Obama. According to an analysis of candidate fundraising by John Aloysius Farrell, Obama has more donors than Romney which translates into more campaign volunteers and more passion. “By the standards of the past, Obama is in the preferable position,” writes Farrell. Of course, the election is more than three months away. According to John Galt, writing for America’s Chronicle, “Today’s polls are bad long term predictors because they do not take into account events close to the election.”

Suppose we can predict a worsening economy by November, Obama’s numbers are bound to suffer; unless we adopt the cynicism of Oswald Spengler. “What is truth?” Spengler asked in his Decline of the West. “For the multitude, [the truth is] that which it continually reads and hears.” This is what Spengler calls “the public truth of the moment, which alone matters….” Spengler believed that democratic politics led to “an appalling caricature of freedom of thought” in which the “dictates of party leaders supports itself upon that of the Press. The competitors strive by means of money to detach … peoples … en masse from hostile allegiance and to bring them under their own mind-training.” According to Spengler, feudal obligations have been replaced by a regime that “shapes men’s souls with articles, telegrams and pictures….”

There is truth in Spengler’s words, which leave us wondering which party is more effectively shaping men’s souls. This answer should be obvious to the well-informed, though it will not be obvious to those who have been “shaped.”

Full article: Election 2012 and the Market (JR Nyquist | Financial Sense Online)