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A Visual Representation Of MurdochGate's Toxic Spiderweb

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For those who think the News Corp. fallout is anywhere near close to ending, we have one word: Nope. The chart below from BusinessWeek is the best visual representation of what started as a simple voicemail tapping scandal and is set to not only topple a media empire, but to revolutionize the tabloid industry (for once into something better we hope), in the process maybe even returning a few IQ points to the average "developed nation" citizen.


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Sat, 07/16/2011 - 21:58 | 1462986 snowball777
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Tangled webs woven, bitchez.

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:07 | 1463082 rocker
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A great perspective of reality.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 05:05 | 1463317 Drag Racer
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my question is, for reality sake, what did Murdock do to get himself kicked out of the club? I mean its not like he was the head of the IMF and chasing maids or anything...


The phone tapping 'excuse' for his unltimate downfall is a front story. I mean taps have been going on since before cell phones on landlines. Scottland Yard had this evidence for 6 years and it just now comes out???? Please. This is just like DSK, he no longer is 'IN', so what did he actually do???

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 06:07 | 1463327 Zero Govt
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any number of reasons the Trans-Atlantic parasites would stitch-up Murdoch, as they did Conrad Black and Strauss-Khan

Murdoch has the top Channel in the US (Fox) and established the best Sat-TV (Sky) and most popular newspapers in Britain

Hilary 'Commie' Clinton knows the value of spreading the US 'truth' (lies). She's just upped the propaganda budget home and abroad (maybe the foreign/domestic policies aren't working too well, paint over the cracks with snake oil)

Murdoch gives space to independents views like Glen Beck and O'Reilly, not Big-Gobs-for-Rent like Jon Stewart who is sure to run another hatchet-job on Murdoch as he did on Strauss-Khan. That one snake-oiled over his beloved President robbing peoples pensions, this Murdoch farce is probably to snake-oil over Obummas latest budget tragedy and continued complete incompetence

'The Truth is Out There'... yep but you have to get around the deafening white noise the vast majority of American media produces, the anti-truth

Murdoch for President

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 08:44 | 1463372 snowball777
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Thankfully, quite ineligible.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:27 | 1463405 pesamystik
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You sir, are an idiot. Beck and O'Reilly are huge shills, just as bad as Stewart. You keep buying into that propaganda though. The boards here are rife with idiots such as yourself, it's a real shame. 

Murdoch for president? You have got to be kidding me. You want some Israel-firster as president? 

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:36 | 1463415 dark pools of soros
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why does anyone think changing the top means any change at all?  get a hold of local politics and grow it up from there

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:29 | 1463456 High Plains Drifter
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and now, a word about media..........



US Electronic News & Entertainment Media Control

is it real, or is it memorex?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:57 | 1463625 Zero Govt
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Pesamystik, Beck and O'Reilly are their own men, like Murdoch. If you want a Jon Stewart big fat empty corrupt gob on Fox Shaun O'Hannity is your man, his Bush 'interview' (arse licking exercise) was quite putrid. 

You have to show me what harm Murdoch has ever done, to either you personally or society? This is establishment hyperbollox, a mountain out of a few politicians mole hills. In contrast i can give you an exhaustive list of Bush and Obumma harm, damage and outright criminality that makes wire tapping look like the nothing it is

Until such time you show me Murdoch has done harm in this hysterical Trans-Atlantic stich-up sham you are the idiot Sir, with blinkers on and a Parasite Club flag up your arse.. Murdoch for President

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:27 | 1463454 DrunkenMonkey
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Sorry, but that's paranoid gibberish.

If and when the Murdochs go down, you can bet a lot of people will go with them, since they or the people that work(ed) for them know where ALL the bodies are buried.

Information is power, after all.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:54 | 1463485 High Plains Drifter
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do you remember when he swept into the united states and started complaining about regulations. well whola, no regulations, then he takes over a lot of media and newspapers. either this guy has some very good banker friends, or perhaps he has some friends who have some cash.......i mean, you know, i know his mommie was well off, but surely she did not have the moolah necessary to purchase so many entities.....

so now they tell me, such a man is brought down by some silly nonsense about hacking phones, etc.  strange if you ask me, considering the nsa and the mossad do this kind of thing all the each of us......

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:48 | 1463472 disabledvet
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Looks like a buy on DirecTV is still in place. Maybe they did it? Of course I like the concept of a "truth/anti-truth" converter that "powers our media ship forward into unexplored realms of the galaxy."

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:16 | 1463518 11b40
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Please advise which of these charges are false. 

Murdoch has done more harm to journalism than any single individual, IMHO.  His control of the worldwide media is similar to the control the golden squid enjoys over the International financial markets.  He has a very specific "conservative" agenda that practice's divisiveness and and promotes a point of view with disregard for honest reporting of the details and protection of chosen minions.  Divide and conquer, in country after country, is the method employed to implement his special brand of Fascism.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:31 | 1463554 thatthingcanfly
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Will abuse of the word "conservative" never end?

There is nothing in this man's behavior that promotes the survival of Western Civilization. What exactly to you believe he is trying to "conserve," other than his own power and money?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:47 | 1464295 bamf1411
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Ya got the shit for brains in = shit for brains out mentality, quantitatively speaking of course.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:13 | 1464549 Helix
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As much as I despise mainstream media, FOX "news" is a whole other level... it's propaganda masquerading as news... It's sickening to watch...

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:04 | 1463408 Bob
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It's a perfect storm for a take-down of Murdock.  He got caught with his pants down and now he'll be the industry's sacrificial wolf. 

The rest of the corporate media asserts it's "credibility" by leading the charge.  There will be a lot of money up for grabs in the reorganization/effective liquidation of Murdock's empire.  The bought and paid for tools of those competing companies, who still hold dear their fantasies of being "journalists," having now been given the green light by their masters are only too happy to press the issue . . . it salves their consciences for saying so little about the "Fox-ification" of the media over the last 20 years. 

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:10 | 1463430 Urban Roman
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Former Wall St Journal owners: 'We wouldn't have sold if we had known'

... perhaps someone was upset about the WSJ ...

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:34 | 1463671 Zero Govt
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Murdoch is a successful media mogul.. he has the top channels (read: most popular) in US and UK and makes the garbage propaganda put out by the Marxist media competition look like the shite it is... this is a stitch-up job as false and criminally fabricated as the Strauss-Khan and Conrad Black raids... anyone calling this "sleeze" is an idiot and has got the wrong end of the stick, all the greece and rats are at the other (political) end that are waving this lollypop stick about

..the media will be a far far worse place without Murdoch, just look at the tragic bent rotten garbage he competes with (and beats) at CNN, CNBC, the BBC et al. Welcome to the tired declining failing Marxist media, Americas airwaves rammed with goon garbage

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 13:50 | 1463971 Urban Roman
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Wipe your chin there, ZG, I can still see a little Murdoch jizz on it.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:20 | 1464057 ArmchairRevolut...
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Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:06 | 1464532 Helix
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+ million

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 20:07 | 1464981 Zero Govt
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double post man

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 20:05 | 1464982 Zero Govt
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the only ones swallowing someone elses bile around here are you media shit-stir junkies

try engaging your brain before you swallow a patent stitch-up job from the usual criminal syndicates of politicians and media hysterics... did anything ever good come out of those two piles of human waste??

Oh and by the way, Murdoch for President (beats the f'n sleezeball in office right now doesn't he?)

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:05 | 1462993 scatterbrains
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is this sort of like where as fed. regulators end up in sweet banking jobs, cia/fbi/spooks end up in the media industry ? I'm not stupid enough to think that Murdock was the only one doing this.

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:11 | 1463002 duo
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I'd like to see a similar graphic about "Fast and Furious" (gun running to Mexico).  I suppose the Guardian or Independent will have to create it, as the US media will be following Casey Anthony around.

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:12 | 1463004 bob_dabolina
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I don't see how this is a big deal. 

Someone explain this to me.

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:13 | 1463086 ViewfromUnderth...
ViewfromUndertheBridge's picture of the message banks they tapped was a missing 12 year old girl, when full of messages, and thus preventing any new messages coming in, they deleted messages which made the family, and police, believe the young girl was still alive. She had been murdered.

on a macro level in the UK one has to be a "fit and proper person" to be entitled to own broadcast licences, so the question is who knew what and when? Rupert keeps a close eye on costs, the expectation is he knew...and if not, a fish always rots from the head.

the Fourth Estate wields power without responsibility, makes and breaks governments, holds others to account for moral wrong-doing...and apparently, taps phone messages.

you think the Dirty Digger hasn't accumulated a few enemies on his way up? or, are you just trolling?   

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:41 | 1463132 bob_dabolina
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I just don't see how this is a big deal. 

I dunno, maybe I should be on alert even. 

The NSA/CIA/FBI does this shit all the time. They molest your 2 year old at the airport but phone tapping is the issue de jour? 

Should I be shocked? Stunned? Taken aback? I don't get it. 

How am I affected by this? 

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 00:34 | 1463185 Oh regional Indian
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If you live in the world the rest of us inhabit, you are. It's like watching the temperature gauge on your car going to HOT and you as the driver saying, this affects the car, I'm ok.

Like that. It's a sign. When the cull begins at these levels, you know somethign big is in the air. Murdoch, inspite of looking really stupid, probably has more evidenciary dockets on every prominent person in the world.

Kid of like Gaddafi. He clearly has the goods and the bads on Sarkozy, and yet, nothing.

Cui bono? 


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 00:58 | 1463202 bob_dabolina
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Your explantion hasn't explained how this affects me. 

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 01:14 | 1463211 slewie the pi-rat
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wait till they tie it into lady di's "accident" and the conspiracy against DSK.  what if murdoch knows the inside dirt on 911, and what happened to the planeloads of cash in iraq? 

then, maybe they say they know who tf tyler is!

you can't handle the truth, bob_d!   LOL!

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 01:35 | 1463228 bob_dabolina
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what if i had a 3rd, or 4th nipple? 

what if.... one can answer my question?

The government can touch your 2 yearolds vagina but phone tapping is the issue de jour?

I'm (still) waiting for someone to explain this to me. 

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 02:02 | 1463246 Maxter
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Alright we all see what you want to tell us, so let me explain it this way:


You should be as outraged by this news that you are from the CIA/FBI wiretyping your own communications.


The fact that americans are getting sexualy assaulted everyday is also outrageous, but that doesnt mean that anything less than that should be ignored.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 02:24 | 1463263 bob_dabolina
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Like I tapping has been going on since the Nazi days. 

We have the government touching our children nowa days. 

That's sick. We are allowing the government to touch our children in their vagina and penis area.

...we're worried about Murdoch scopin our phone? 

Jesus Christ look at your life.


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 04:36 | 1463314 Advoc8tr
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You are absolutely right. Any independent thinking person would see it as you describe .... However,  most people have forgotten that governments are supposed to be our representative and servant not our overlords. The outrage is because Murdoch is not a governemnt - while the government can do what it wants with impunity private corporations are supposed to play by the 'rules'

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 13:34 | 1463926 whstlblwr
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"Like I tapping has been going on since the Nazi days.

We have the government touching our children nowa days."

Do you here get education? Come from cave? WTF? Nations of laws. It against law for corporate to wiretap, hack. Government need to follow law to wiretap citizen account. CIA/FBI follow law.

TSA follow law, not against law for TSA. Want change? Change fucking law. But first you all get education to learn about rules of land.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 04:38 | 1463315 Advoc8tr
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Sun, 07/17/2011 - 08:44 | 1463370 smore
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Agree, Bob.  This is one of those stories where I just can't understand why people are are so worked up about it, and ask myself if I just don't get it. 

So a famously sleazy newspaper is spying on pols and celebrities?  When didn't I know that?  In fact, as far as I'm concerned it's a GOOD thing.   

Meanwhile, nobody cares about the state spying ordinary citizens, groping us, locking us up indefinitely with no trial, and even assassinating us if they decide we are a threat. 

As far as I can see this whole hoopla is just going to be another excuse for more government interference with the internet.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:48 | 1463422 dark pools of soros
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are you and Bob totally fucked in the head already?  This isn't the police and feds (who are suppose to only tap to investigate/prevent crime) but a freaking news corp that is exploiting personal info on the front pages and for influence on a global scale


but what does an ant care if there's a rabid dog in the neighborhood right? keep your head low and you don't have to even worry about shit since you are below that as well


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:30 | 1463458 smore
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Problem one: "the police and feds (who are suppose to"

Yeah, and newspapers are "suppose to" be model citizens too.  Quis custodiet custodies?


Murdoch is a "yellow journalist".  Of course he is poking around in personal info, but it's personal info of public people.  The problem he's run into is that people like 911 victims are unwillingly public people.


Yes, it's sleazy, and Fox is awful, but the problem is with eliminating all but the yes men from the media.  If you think Fox is bad, you should have seen the TV news in Eastern Europe in the 80's.  Everyone knew it was "not the news".  That's where we're heading, as I see it.





Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:39 | 1464104 ArmchairRevolut...
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If you think Fox is bad, you should have seen the TV news in Eastern Europe in the 80's.  Everyone knew it was "not the news".

I recently had the privilege of seeing the Chavez 24x7 propaganda channel. It makes Fox news look fair and balanced. In reality though, this is what makes Fox so bad; few believe the Chavez channel, while many believe Fox. Case in point: there are some retards here who believe that O'Reilly and Beck are independent thinkers.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:07 | 1463443 Al Gorerhythm
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What happened to your other avatar?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:48 | 1463473 smore
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She's resting.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 04:47 | 1463316 jmcadg
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Does it have to affect you to be wrong? It's the thin end of a very tawdry wedge. They are not alone in this, they're just the ones that have been found out. It affects you because it could be you. If you had a relative killed in 9/11, you phone could get tapped etc.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 08:50 | 1463374 smore
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Yes, but I could have my phone tapped by the government anyway.  l'm a lot less concerned that Murdoch would want to tap it.  For one thing, he can't send goons to break down my door and throw me in jail indefinitely without trial.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:47 | 1463428 dark pools of soros
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that's because you are a pissant - if you were worth slandering you would be concerned..  higher ups do not worry about the police more than they worry about the press..  so you are right, you are dirt so you do not have to worry about this topic

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:52 | 1463479 smore
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Haha!  You seem to find me worth slandering.  I guess I can feel better about myself now! 

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 21:23 | 1465129 dark pools of soros
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Wait till i dig through your email!!! :)

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:13 | 1463393 boooyaaaah
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SoRos vs Murdoch

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:34 | 1463460 DrunkenMonkey
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NOT phone tapping, the scandal is the unauthorised accessing of voice-mails (because the owners of those voice-mailboxes were too slow / dim-witted / naive (delete according to level of cynicism) to change the default PIN used by the mailbox provider(s)).

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:32 | 1463561 NumberNone
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Because when the government touches my 2 year old they do it for the greater good.  When Rupert taps my phoneline it is salacious and they are trying to profit off of me.  Clearly the government loves me and will only abuse me because they care.  Rupert does not care and is taking advantage of me.  

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:56 | 1463488 disabledvet
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what if they hacked into the electronic devices (cell phone is just of the tip of the iceberg of course) of say...a passenger bus driver and he became distracted and he smashed his 80,000 lb bus into your wife and kids? would that be called an "effect." not that it's news of course: "accidents happen on the highway everyday." would it make any difference to you though that your wife and kids were in fact murdered by the media for their sick entertainment and it wasn't an accident at all?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 05:54 | 1463326 taisen
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Do you have a 2-year old daughter?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:47 | 1463429 JimBowie1958
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What does that matter?

<scratching head>


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 07:54 | 1465798 taisen
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'cause by his logic if he doesn't, then what does that story affect him?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:24 | 1464069 FeralSerf
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It's all part of a much bigger control operation.  If you have a 2-year old daughter this is perhaps the Biggest Shitty Deal of Them All.  If you don't, then it might be something else.  They try to cover as many control bases as possible.  The more emotional the proles get, the better.  It interferes with whatever is left of their logical thought processes.

This is not to suggest that sexual groping of 2-year olds is not despicable (at least by western standards -- the Talmud allows it).

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:01 | 1463438 pesamystik
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Uhh, why does it matter how you are affected by it? It's still a crime. Your whole logic is incredibly specious. The fact that your small mind can't wrap around why the British public might be extremely pissed about a private newspaper hacking into dead soldier's voicemails or a dead child's voicemail, or even royalty, is beyond narrow-minded. Also, who gives a flying fuck what effects you? You are meaningless. You mean nothing. If someone hacked your voicemail nobody would give a shit. Whereas, when someone hacks into a dead soldier's voicemail, people tend to care.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 13:34 | 1463935 whstlblwr
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Day off? or still on clock?

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:54 | 1463140 ServingMyKing
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I was half listening to the "Security Now" iTunes podcast with Steve Gibson and he explained that many cell phone services have a feature where you can check your cell phone voice mails from phones other than your cell phone.  This feature is enable with a default pin like 1234, 0000, or the last 4 digits of the cell phone number.  Hardly anyone changes this default pin so the journalists where taking advantage of this vulnerability and accessing voice mails of interesting people. 

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 02:34 | 1463276 williambanzai7
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It is not the phone tapping per se. That just happens to have turned into the Achilles heal of one evil media empire.

Just like taxes took down Al Capone.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 06:14 | 1463328 Zero Govt
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i prefer Murdochs Evil Empire to the Govts.. Murdoch produces value and gest ratings (popularity) the Govt destroys value and pisses everybody off

i prefer Al Capone to the taxman.. one produces value for consumers the other destroys the standard of living for all citizens... Al Capone never hurt the public, they were his customers.. the taxman is a fuking parasite, he sucks, period

Murdoch and Al Capone for President... better than any of the useless corrupt suckers we've had for the past Century

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:06 | 1463498 richard in norway
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and protection rackets were just civic welfare. are you for real

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:11 | 1463690 Zero Govt
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yes i'm "for real" so much so i've my eyes wide open while yours are firmly shut as well as the cotton wool shoved up your nose to ignore the stink of this politicallly fabricated stitch-up job ...this is a hatchet job with a lollypop stick, i've never seen such hysterical bollocks over such triviality in all my life... these stitch-up artists after Strauss-Khan just get more fuking desperate and pathetic by the day

Murdoch for President

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:06 | 1463442 Al Gorerhythm
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Let me try, Bob.

Julian Assange provided a conduit to allow whistle blowers to leak details on conniving, deceitful sociopaths, free of charge, and Murdoch provided a conduit for lying, bribing, intrusive, eavesdropping, conniving sociopaths to publish ill-gotten material on unsuspecting innocent and private citizens. 

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:08 | 1463505 smore
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OK, but no one is comparing Murdoch to Assange.  Murdoch provided a conduit for "details"  on "conniving sociopaths" too, let's not forget that.  I still think the world is better of with a scurrilous press.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:23 | 1463532 gruden
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Well... there's such a thing as ethics and morals.  If you are completely immune and desensitized to such trivial things, then I guess it doesn't matter to you.  With perhaps an exception here or there, the victims are the elite class, so we're basically watching the rich and powerful eat one of their own.  You'll need to decide what that means to you, if anything.  It's a spectacular show to watch.

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:17 | 1463009 francis_sawyer
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Wake me up when the crying starts...

Didn't Pierce Brosnan & Halle Berry star in a movie about this? 

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:24 | 1463023 alien-IQ
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"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." -- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11."


See the report here:

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:00 | 1463073 Ident 7777 economy
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by alien-IQ  on Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:24 #1463023 

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

  Thought so - 'alien' (or aliens) it is ...



Sun, 07/17/2011 - 01:15 | 1463215 gwar5
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I remember the Israeli spy scandal very well. Carl Cameron was the only one doing the story. 200+ Israeli spies were deported. Fox suddenly spiked the stories and FOX even spiked their website archives access to it.

Before getting spiked, Carl reported the spy story led him to two Israeli controlled companies that process virtually all digital US communications traffic.

Which begs the question, why couldn't Israel wiretap lines and give the info to US agencies to skirt US wiretapping laws? And, what did they both know, and when did they know it?

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:29 | 1463031 gdogus erectus
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This could be payback for allowing Beck to skewer Soros. You can bitch about TPTB all you want but when you start naming names you get your peepee slapped.

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:37 | 1463040 francis_sawyer
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You assume much...

Like that beck has a peepee for example...


Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:30 | 1463032 TwoHoot
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Murdoch --> Fox News --> Deamonized

Who could possibly be behind such a thing? Duh ...




Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:10 | 1463084 rocker
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Reality. Self inflicted.   Geezzzzzz, that was simple.  Even for the stupids.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 00:36 | 1463186 Oh regional Indian
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Hardly. More like planned take-down. 

If that picture does not show a "plan" I wonder what does.


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 01:00 | 1463205 slewie the pi-rat
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charles dickens would write a trilogy!

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 13:02 | 1463843 FeralSerf
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"There is a tide in the affairs of men". ;>)

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:33 | 1463038 tom a taxpayer
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While you are showing charts, please show the chart for the secret dealings during the financial crises between Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson (former GS CEO), Lloyd Blanfein GS CEO, Stephen  "no conflict of interest" Friedman, Chairman of the FRBNY as well as GS Board member at the time the NY Fed bailed out Goldman Sachs, William Dudley,GS alumnus and Geithner understudy, and Gofer Geithner.

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:40 | 1463046 Stares straight...
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I don't agree with the premise.  There is already an accelerated liberal-dumbing down of the WSJ since this story broke.

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:19 | 1463101 rocker
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I promise you this. I used to like to read the WSJ and Barrons. I quit my subscription to WSJ when the puke bought them.  I kept Barron's because they did not fire Alan Alberson. But, now. Because even Barrons is actually part of the Puke's Empire, when the subscription ends. It ends too.


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 20:21 | 1465010 Stares straight...
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That'll teach the bastard!

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 22:58 | 1463069 Ident 7777 economy
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Did the events NOTW report occur or not?


I really don't give a rat's azz how they came across the info in their reporting ... as long as they did not FABRICATE IT like our lap-dog press is prone to do ...



Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:10 | 1463087 Tunga
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Developed nation? Ha Ha! Tunga get it. Breast implants right? You know; you know? Right? Am I right or what? Come on. Work with me here.


Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:11 | 1463089 Cognitive Dissonance
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Throw them all in jail and then sort out the mess.

Oh, sorry. What am I thinking? They only do that to the plebs who depend upon cheap 3rd rate lawyers and public defenders and not multinational corporate executives and board members who depend upon their corporate expense accounts for the cost of their defense.

Who says money can't buy freedom happiness?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 13:07 | 1463854 FeralSerf
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"Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius (Kill them all. For the Lord knoweth them that are His.)" -- Arnaud Amalric

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:13 | 1463093 Piranhanoia
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A story called "The Octopus" comes to mind.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 08:56 | 1463377 snowball777
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Yeah, the S Pacific RR was a harbinger of this country going off the tracks (pun intended).


Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:14 | 1463094 Ham Wallet
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The only problem i have with this is the hacking of that murdered kids phone which gave that family hope she was still alive.  Creepy.


British celebs, the royal family and politicians can all eat fucking pipe. 


Isn't hacking for info what everyone jerked off to when lulzsec and Wikileaks were doing it?  Whatever to this side-show. 

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:58 | 1463830 FeralSerf
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"The only problem i have with this is the hacking of that murdered kids phone which gave that family hope she was still alive."

"One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic". --  Stalin

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:36 | 1463126 AldousHuxley
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Greed will get you at the end.


Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:41 | 1463134 PaperBugsBurn
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Fuck Murdoch fascist scum.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 08:56 | 1463378 snowball777
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Sun, 07/17/2011 - 00:14 | 1463164 numbers
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Who gives a fuck what News Corp is doing in the UK? The bigger question is what in hell are ABCCBSNBCCNN doing in the US?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 02:21 | 1463264 Dismal Scientist
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Great world view. As we all know, the world begins and ends with the almighty USA.

You retard.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:20 | 1463721 FeralSerf
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The sun never sets on the British Empire.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 00:18 | 1463170 AldousHuxley
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Murdoch just made money off of brainwashing idiots. Smart man, but greed got the best of him. Just another corrupt rich old fuck now. Rich enough to care about things like legacy. This story does not have a happy ending.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 00:59 | 1463201 gwar5
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I don't care that much what Murdoch does. It's all reprehensible, so let people sue him into oblivion.

This is the same or no worse than NYT publishing the Pentagon Papers, or Palin's hacked e-mails, or Joe the plumbers hacked government info. We know that any individual, big or small, not liked by the leftists get their lives trashed in the lefty rags 24/7.

They're all alike but I care much more about the media-government crony monopoly that wants to get rid of Murdoch to silence dissent and get a 100% monopoly, up from their current 90%.

The dirty little secret is that the US MSM wants $60 Billion per year in taxpayer subsidies to prop them up. That would just make them another Soviet style Pravda (more than now). Murdoch's stands in the way of that because he's profitable and readership is up.  

In the interests of fair disclosure, the US MSM should at least be made to display a scroll banner at the bottom of their TV newser screens that reveals their vested financial interest in all the democrat candidates who support media subsidies.





Sun, 07/17/2011 - 01:24 | 1463222 slewie the pi-rat
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would you include the internet?  do you think the www is subsidized?  if they put a scroll banner on the on-line screen, it would probably look like one of JW's posts!

thank you, mr bones!

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 07:10 | 1463339 A Man without Q...
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"This is the same or no worse than NYT publishing the Pentagon Papers"

You equate the act of hacking the phone of a missing 12 year old school girl, with publishing the Pentagon Papers?

JFC, it's a lost cause....

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:49 | 1463431 snowball777
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I'm pretty sure Ellsberg didn't target the families of murder victims and servicemen while receiving protection from the police and being in bed with politicians from the ruling party.


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:15 | 1463697 Zero Govt
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Murdoch done you any harm Snowball? ...or is Murdoch just offending your sensibilities??

You in the van with David Cameron and Nick Clegg in Britain, the 2 biggest clowns and snivelling little cunts on Gods Earth??? much for your principles and who you mix with eh????

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 13:12 | 1463865 snowball777
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He's done plenty to the political discourse in my country, yes.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 20:28 | 1465004 Zero Govt
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so how pray tell will the "political discourse" be in your country if Murdoch is taken out?

if you live in Britain it'll be reduced to a Marxist media wasteland, a production line of non-stop bent BBC, Daily Mirror and Guardian leftist bile... do you like your zombie drip-feed in red flag only colours or does Murdoch not provide a refreshing blast of independence amongst the truly sorry state of British junk crony journalism/jingoism (even the FT is Pro-EU, Pro-State, Pro-Left editorial garbage propaganda)

if Murdoch is taken out by this mushroom cloud of nothing, typical of the globes biggest running-on-empty windbags (politicians) the already failing leftie media will decline even further even faster without Murdoch competition... can CNN, CNBC and the tragic BBC get any lower???

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 01:34 | 1463229 patb
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james murdoch is next

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 01:49 | 1463233 scatterbrains
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as old as this mofo is..what's he got at best 10 years left on this earth ? Step up and be  a man and spill the beans on all these corrupt mofos. Think of all the generations of young men that bled to fuckin death on the battle field so your greedy ass could consolidate power and control news flow. Go down in a mass of burning flames andout all these corrupt ass reaming whores. Somebody, please.. step up!

edit" btw I consider TD one of the few willing to stick his neck out and tell it like it is. The rest of us are just the peanut gallery, popping off here and there but not willing to man up... I attribute that to being flat out pussies..sorry fags it is what it is.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 02:06 | 1463250 grey7beard
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 I don't really give a crap about everybody else and what they are doing.  Murdock has got his ass in a wringer and it's fun to watch him twist in the wind.  He's one of the sleeziest slimeballs in the maggot pile.  One small victory for the forces of truth.  Fair and balanced my ass.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:02 | 1463663 sourgrapesson
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Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:19 | 1463718 Zero Govt
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Grey7beard  -  you wouldn't know the "truth" if it smacked you in the nuts because you've grabbed the wrong end of the stick on this politically inspired sham show as Jon 'Rent-an-Empty-Gob' Stewart did on Strauss-Khan ...Murdoch for President

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 02:51 | 1463273 i-dog
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"revolutionize the tabloid industry (for once into something better we hope)"

No chance, TD!!

I don't see anything good coming from this takedown of Murdoch! This will simply further concentrate TPTB propaganda.

Though I think Murdoch has been the most despicable low-life of journalistic standards, he has at least presented an alternative---albeit a sensationalist one---to the WaPo, NYT, Guardian, BBC, MSNBC, CNN and other absolute captives of the oligarchy and their intelligence community.

He is no friend of TPTB: though he mixes with them, they can't control him. He is not represented in any of their high-level planning groups (Pilgrims, Bilderberg, CFR, TC, etc). Now they're taking him down and will further concentrate the spoils into their own web.

It is imperative to TPTB that the MSM increase the dosage of Kool-Aid over the coming 16 months if they are to retain control of the demolition of the world economy without the public awakening from their daydream. This will definitely further their agenda.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 08:59 | 1463380 snowball777
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He sure went out of his way to make it incredibly easy for them to "take him down", didn't he?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:19 | 1463713 NumberNone
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This all started when the commoners hacked the Royal Family phones in 2005.  Stupid commoners.  Brilliant finding murdered children and 9-11 victims to use against them.  

In a government related story that will quickly be squashed, city councils in the UK are using the information they have access to to build secret files on private citizens.  Dirty hands all around.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:34 | 1463568 Franken_Stein
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To call the Guardian part of the oligarchy is naive at best and deliberate lie at worst.

The Guardian covered extensively the Bilderberg meeting, when other newspapers didn't.

The Guardian continuously fights for the interests and protection of the average Joe.


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:25 | 1463736 FeralSerf
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It's part of the Hegelian Dialectic.  Good cop, bad cop.  Keep the flock confused.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 13:53 | 1463983 Urban Roman
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Good to hear someone is fighting for your protection, Joe. Don't know what you'd do without it...

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:06 | 1463989 i-dog
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Deliberate Lazy writing...yes.

I have been suspicious of the Guardian's possible ties to the intelligence community since they were -- along with the New York Times -- one of Wikileaks' favourite publishers. However, a quick fact check on my part, now that you have prompted me, finds no other obvious connections to the oligarchy in their ownership or editors. My apologies to all Average Joes.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 04:33 | 1463313 Bokkenrijder
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Is that Blythe Masters posing as Rebekah Brooks?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:00 | 1463382 snowball777
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Maybe they just share the stupid-evil bitch gene with Ann Coulter.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 05:21 | 1463320 tradewithdave
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Here's a video representation of the same concept in three minutes or less.

Dave Harrison

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 05:29 | 1463321 Zero Govt
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another stitch-up job

Murdoch isn't the sleeze-ball here, it's the Parasite Club putting the boot in and from what i can gather, the most hysterical bunch of nothing i've ever heard

makes Strauss-Khans take-down on hysterical (zero) evidence look even more foolish... the establishment are a truly fuking desperate bunch of toe-rags

Murdoch for President ...miles better than the current sad failing sleezeball in office

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 05:38 | 1463323 Zero Govt
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"...maybe even returning a few IQ points to the average "developed nation" citizen."

You're talking about the most popular broadcasters in the UK and US and top newspapers in Britain yes? No professionally jealousy here from the flogged also-rans of the left (BBC, NBC etc etc etc). My wouldn't the world be a 'better' place with NewCorp gone and the un-ending liberal dross of these failing networks left

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:03 | 1463390 smore
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Yup, one more step to One World Media.

Demonizing the rich is a very effective tactic.  It recruits the envious proles in the service of their enslavement by the state.


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:39 | 1463766 Zero Govt
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Smore  -  you've got it by Jim :)  ...was wondering what had become of ZH independent thinking, most everyone here has swallowed 'goon garbage' from the Goon Squad at the declining empires of the US and British bent marxist media.. seems there's still much work to do to educate our zombies not to be told what to think by the corrupt zombie Press

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 08:04 | 1463347 Moe Howard
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I have no religion, I don't watch TV.

The fall of the half-tribal member Murdoch will have zero effect on me.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 08:54 | 1463376 SamuelMaverick
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Really ???? Reporters getting confidental records about celebs, politicians, and regular people in the news is not anything new nor is it worth giving a shit about. What a complete waste of time.  Where was the outrage when the NYT was committing treason ???

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:01 | 1463384 snowball777
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Repeat after me: you do not fuck with the crown, in England.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:45 | 1463775 Zero Govt
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repeat after me: the Crown, the Masons show-piece parasite bling-bling Gansta' family, can go fuck itself

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 13:14 | 1463870 snowball777
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No argument from me, but that doesn't change how they roll when "the peasants" forget their place.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 13:42 | 1463955 11b40
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Not sure what you are talking about, but the NYT is most famous for EXPOSING treason.

Thank you, NYT, for the Pentagon Papers.  Too bad we don't have the Iraq Papers, the Afghanistan Papers, the AIG Papers, etc.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:17 | 1463394 FranSix
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They were bored, with nothing better to do, so they committed crimes for which they'll never be punished.  But it also underlines the brutal reality that the war on terror is contrived.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:28 | 1463407 jack stephan
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Dr. 'Doc' Daneeka: Sure. Catch-22. Anyone who wants to get out of combat isn't really crazy, so I can't ground him.
Yossarian: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight. In order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy. And I must be crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I'm not crazy anymore, and I have to keep flying.
Dr. 'Doc' Daneeka: You got it, that's Catch-22.
Yossarian: Whoo... That's some catch, that Catch-22.
Dr. 'Doc' Daneeka: It's the best there is.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:34 | 1463411 ebworthen
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This is turning into a witch hunt.

I'm sure that other news outlets and media companies do this crap too.

Why is the discussion about tearing down everything related to Murdoch, versus not hacking dead people's phones and morals and ethics in Journalism itself?

I keep hearing "This is the end of everything Murdoch runs."  Really?  Why?

I miss "Weekly World News" on the newstand.


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:54 | 1463435 snowball777
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Did other media companies receive protection from the police and their connected political friends too?

"It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble." - Howard Baker

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:36 | 1464097 ebworthen
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I have no doubt that the MSM has received that and more.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:46 | 1464128 snowball777
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Embedded, indeed.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:31 | 1463551 Franken_Stein
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Is this comment meant to be serious ?

You must be joking, really.


How can anyone miss a piece of nonsense written on some paper ?


How can anyone with half a brain feel sorry for Murdoch ?

This guy doesn't need your pity, he's a ruthlesss billionaire.

He built an empire on spreading lies and disinformation, adding no value to any society he was operating in, and, as we know now, engaged in Stasi tactics to besmudge politicians, destroy private lives of average citizens by literally walking over dead bodies and helped dumbing down the general population.


This guy must be punished to the fullest extent of the law !

He's an enemy of mankind.


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:34 | 1464095 FeralSerf
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I'm with you.  It's really hard to feel sorry for that sonofabitch.

It's a bit like feeling sorry for one of The Mob's enforcers that have murdered thousands and has now outlived his usefulness or is beginning to think he's one of the mob bosses.  You can't just put him out to pasture -- he knows too much.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:42 | 1464111 ebworthen
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I didn't say I felt sorry for him, I said it was taking on the appearence of a witch hunt.

Why are we not talking about the "reporters" and "journalists" who hacked the phones?

Why are we not talking about the use of social media to victimize young girls and take advantage of grieving family members?

Why are we not asking if every other news organization in the world hasn't engaged in some of the same behaviors?

Where is the outrage over the apparent ease of hacking into people's cell phones?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:34 | 1463570 disabledvet
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Firing all the newspaper people gives a lie to the whole enterprise. This has nothing to do with freedom and everything to do with power. Of course every other major news outlet does it--we'll see about CNN of course. CNN has to be very careful precisely because they are so close to the Federal government itself. I would think such activities would be strictly verbotten at Bloomberg and CNBC precisely because obliterating privacy at the heart of the financial world destroys finance itself. Obviously given the precarious state of our banking system combined with the precarious state of the American fiscal condition and clearly if such activities are commonplace in said networks and you have a clear and present danger to the American people and the functioning of the most basic aspects of government itself. This is no witch hunt. This is in fact your elected leaders doing their job. In short "what if 2008 was an economic assasination"? Clearly this aspect of the media would be front and center of such a terrorist attack. At it's most basic level "their job" is simply "to keep you safe." This should be especially true in your own home of course. The bottom line is this: the Chief Justice of the Nuremberg trials came from Clinton, NY and this is exactly what this and probably every other country on the planet needs in order to get to the bottom of these psycho-pathic mass murderers before they assassinate again.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 09:35 | 1463414 SuperRay
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This is encouraging news, as it means that TPTB are engaged in some serious in-fighting and restructuring - they're probably doing some serious power grabs.  We can only hope that this cannabalistic feeding frenzy spills over into some actual truth that even the zombies will be able to comprehend.  For instance, this 9/11 phone hacking could actually lead to the 'discovery' that there are very credible people stating outright that it was a false flag operation.  Even Bill Maher couldn't bury it then.

  On the other hand, none of it really matters, because we're way past peak oil, and all those globalist dreams of world domination are tied to the old paradigm when cheap oil drove western (and then eastern) civilization.  Those days are numbered, and a new paradigm of localization is about to unfold.  Unless, of course, we have nuclear war in the middle east (a definite possibility).  Have a nice day   : o  )

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:25 | 1463450 callingnew
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toxic web of hyperbole more like it.....yawn.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:25 | 1463451 FranSix
Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:31 | 1463555 smore
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"Britain’s opposition leader, the Labor Party’s Ed Miliband, suggested Murdoch’s vast British media holdings should be disbanded, saying in an interview with The Observer that News Corp. now has “too much power over British public life."


Subtext: The "fair and balanced" BBC wants the British public all to itself.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:11 | 1463508 Nostradumbass
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Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:19 | 1463524 gruden
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I can't tell you why this happened to Murdoch, but what this does do is point out that 'TPTB' isn't such a monolithic bloc as some like to think.  The saying 'There is no honor amongst thieves' certainly seems to be the case here.  TPTB have factions and rivalries like anything else.  It seems to me like one group of 'TPTB' is taking another group down a few notches.  There are sub-agendas within agendas,and not all of them may agree on the how and when.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:39 | 1463580 disabledvet
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"the powers that be." i was always wondered what TPTB was. i feel much better now. and indeed "power does 'be'."

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:59 | 1463628 Pure Evil
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The way I see it, the Murdoch empire will survive, more than likely Rupert will be pushed out, and his nanny state liberal socialist children will take over, after all they did grow up in Britian and Europe. Rupert is no more a conservative than Obama is a liberal democrat.

Fox News is about as conservative Republican as Ron Paul is a liberal socialist democrat. Fox News is nothing but a brainwashing organization for Republicans run by Neo-Cons. While the MSM in the US was intent on being the premier brainwashing organizations for the political left wing and so called independents, the political right wing was excluded. Step in Murdoch.

But, to think Fox News is a bastion of conservative Republican thinking is delusional at best. Anyone that has read George Orwell's, 1984, or Aldous Huxley's, Brave New World, should have realized that by now there is no true Right - Left political dichotomy anymore, if there ever was a true political dichotomy, but just one government media brainwashing organization to control the political thoughts and emotions of its tax slaves.

If anything, to use an old cliche, it's time to get out the popcorn, sit back and watch the fireworks display. It's going to be spectacular, short lived, and melodramatic, but the Murdoch empire will survive, for no other reason than the fact that the House of Saud is heavily invested and unless they start unloading their shares, highly unlikely, I can't see much more happening than a tabloid scandal being aired for the next few months. Sure some folks will get caught in the grinder or thrown to the wolves, but the show must go on.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 12:46 | 1463783 FeralSerf
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The Murdoch Empire could be split up among some of the other Power Elites.  The House of Saud could get fucked out of some of its investment.  They're playing poker with a pretty ruthless bunch, even more ruthless than the House of Saud and a lot more experienced too.

Methinks the flocks are about to be split up and rearranged.  The Power Elites were never  a united group.  It's more a "mutually assured destruction" type of relationship.  I think Murdoch has outlived his usefulness.  He got a bit too big for his britches.  Various pieces of his media empire will live on, but with new owners/managers.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:40 | 1464001 hangemhigh
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TO:  Pure Evil
on Sun, 07/17/2011 - 11:59

this is just more business as usual, the media mogul recycling program in action as what goes around, comes around

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