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    Scandal likely to bring down Murdoch empire: Brown advisor

    Rupert Murdoch and his son are being called up for questioning by M.P.'s. The UK is about to boot out the biggest American corporate/war propaganda machine in history. The first whistleblower was found dead yesterday. The two highest police officers in the UK have resigned due to Murdoch's corporate payoffs.

    Murdochs to face questions in UK parliament | WORLD News

    "One of Rupert's most trusted executives Les Hinton has resigned over the scandal, as has former News of the World editor and News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, who faces police charges.

    "He is 80. I think the chances of him passing on the business to his son James are extremely unlikely. We're hearing almost daily shareholders in News Corporation asking for change at the top and that means change of the Murdoch family," said Sinclair."

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    Re: Sayonara, FOX "News" (let's hope)

    Quote Originally Posted by stelz View Post
    Rupert Murdoch and his son are being called up for questioning by M.P.'s. The UK is about to boot out the biggest American corporate/war propaganda machine in history. The first whistleblower was found dead yesterday. The two highest police officers in the UK have resigned due to Murdoch's corporate payoffs.

    Murdochs to face questions in UK parliament | WORLD News

    "One of Rupert's most trusted executives Les Hinton has resigned over the scandal, as has former News of the World editor and News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, who faces police charges.

    "He is 80. I think the chances of him passing on the business to his son James are extremely unlikely. We're hearing almost daily shareholders in News Corporation asking for change at the top and that means change of the Murdoch family," said Sinclair."
    Has it occurred any of you libs salivating over this that if the worst came to happen then FOX news (a tv station you most likely have never ever watched) would be just sold to someone else? I know that a lo of libs fail to understand the concept that if something makes money you keep it or buy it and if it doesn't make money you get rid of it.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Sayonara, FOX "News" (let's hope)

    If this gets messy enough the UK could ban them from the media, like Canada did. All of this is going to be pretty interesting to watch unfold.

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    Re: Sayonara, FOX "News" (let's hope)

    Murdoch was just attacked.

    Probably someone around here. LOL

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    Re: Sayonara, FOX "News" (let's hope)

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Murdoch was just attacked.

    Probably someone around here. LOL
    Dunno if I should be outraged or laugh my ass off ... he was attacked with a plate of shaving cream.
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    Re: Sayonara, FOX "News" (let's hope)

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Dunno if I should be outraged or laugh my ass off ... he was attacked with a plate of shaving cream.
    Outrageous!







    Murdoch didn't need a shave at all!
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Sayonara, FOX "News" (let's hope)

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Has it occurred any of you libs salivating over this that if the worst came to happen then FOX news (a tv station you most likely have never ever watched) would be just sold to someone else?
    Unless the board wants to get out of the news business then it wont be sold. Murdoch for one will not sell any newspaper/TV station that can give him influence over politics. Had it been the Sun and not News of the World who was involved in this scandal, then it would not have been closed that is for sure.

    But maybe the Koch brothers might skip a level of management and buy Fox News from Murdoch....

    I know that a lo of libs fail to understand the concept that if something makes money you keep it or buy it and if it doesn't make money you get rid of it.
    Fox News might make a profit, but it is minimal in the NewsCorp empire. It is the non news areas that are the profitable parts of the company and that is why this scandal is big... Murdoch was about to complete the BSkyB deal, a deal that would have given him a 1 billion pound profit alone from BSkyB.. considering NewsCorps last annual profit was under 5 billion dollars, then well.
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    Re: Sayonara, FOX "News" (let's hope)

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Has it occurred any of you libs salivating over this that if the worst came to happen then FOX news (a tv station you most likely have never ever watched) would be just sold to someone else? I know that a lo of libs fail to understand the concept that if something makes money you keep it or buy it and if it doesn't make money you get rid of it.
    Murdoch however is generally fairly ideological and if Fox was sold to a large multinational company it would be more interested in profits then pushing certain ideologies
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    Re: Sayonara, FOX "News" (let's hope)

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Has it occurred any of you libs salivating over this that if the worst came to happen then FOX news (a tv station you most likely have never ever watched) would be just sold to someone else? I know that a lo of libs fail to understand the concept that if something makes money you keep it or buy it and if it doesn't make money you get rid of it.
    I don't know. To me this goes beyond libs vs. cons. I know it's hard for some people to see past that line of thinking, but I honestly think everyone should be outraged over this issue. It doesn't matter that it's Rupert Murdoch. The fact that such a major media outlet could be responsible for such unscrupulous acts should piss everyone off, regardless of their party affiliation.

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    Re: Sayonara, FOX "News" (let's hope)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I don't know. To me this goes beyond libs vs. cons.
    Not this thread,lust look at the original thread title.

    Sayonara, FOX "News" (let's hope)

    I know it's hard for some people to see past that line of thinking, but I honestly think everyone should be outraged over this issue. It doesn't matter that it's Rupert Murdoch. The fact that such a major media outlet could be responsible for such unscrupulous acts should piss everyone off, regardless of their party affiliation.
    I agree with that. Private individuals should be banned form invading your privacy and should be thrown in prison for it.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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