Guest Post: Good Riddance

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by John Aziz of Azizonomics,



A beautiful post from Murdoch disclosing fully and unashamedly the big media agenda; the use of state power to shut down more efficient and better competition.

A quick reminder of the facts; newspaper advertising revenue is falling off a cliff:

This is creative destruction; and creative destruction is a wonderful force for growth and development. Times change, societies change, fortunes will be made and fortunes will be lost.

It’s in the immediate interests of the entrenched big media elite to harness the power of the state to create draconian laws to snub out the copy and paste new media culture that has developed, because that opens up a whole new revenue stream: litigation. If you can’t earn your millions, you might as well litigate your way to them.

But big media could be spending their money on creating and monetising compelling products and content delivery systems that make people want to buy, rather than trying to legislate and litigate their way to success. Look at Steam, look at Spotify, look at iTunes and the App Store. For all of the draconian measures that might be put in place to “control” the internet, if big media’s product sucks, people will still not buy it.

Newspapers can survive by being creative and compelling, Murdoch. Just because your revenues are nosediving doesn’t mean that we should all lose our freedom to pay for your success.

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q99x2's picture

Alex Jone's newspapers are all sold out. Propoganda and social engineering does not sell products. Idiot (Murdoch.)

batterycharged's picture

When did they start putting "vs." in equations?


E = M vs. c^2?

Dr Benway's picture

MSM does what it is paid to do, and it does it well.

Popo's picture

Reminds me of the legendary Daily Show interview with an editor at the New York Times.

The Daily Show reporter asked the NYT editor, "Newspapers fascinate me.  Tell me: why do people like reading yesterday's news?"..."Who are these people that like old news?"

The editor was mortified and speechless.



AldousHuxley's picture


"information wants to be free"


murdoch understands power of media. it breaks governments and starts revolutions. that's why he wasted money buying MySpace.

printing press challenged legitimacy of catholicism

internet will challenge legitimacy of wall st markets

Stevm30's picture

Damn fine post batterycharged. Well done.

Popo's picture

Er. What?

One can use versus in an infinite number of equations.  This began some 22 centuries ago.

Plotting (any) a versus b on a graph:  pressure vs. temperature,  amplitude vs. offset,  mass vs. molecular mass,  ray vs. wave light measurements,  arc height vs. velocity, etc.

But more to Murdoch's point:  Yes, Rupert.  You're toast.   And quit you're whining.   Newspapers killed the town friar industry.  Did the town friars lobby government to ban print media?  No. They conceded defeat and found other work.




jeff montanye's picture

you mean your whining and town crier but nice points on x and y axes.  

and i too hope he is starting to brown nicely.

old naughty's picture

"When did they start putting "vs." in equations?"

When they put their name after the @.


jeff montanye's picture

and the thing is, they guarded bush nicely too, arguably putting him in the white house in 2000 and, especially that "left wing newspaper" the nyt, assisting greatly in the iraq attack.

wardawg12's picture

Aye, take your pulped products and shove 'em Murdoch

Acet's picture

Murdoch has done more than anybody else to destroy those things that professional journalists had which were high-value and could not be easilly replicated by the thousand-voices style of information spreading on the Internet.

Things like doing high-profile investigative journalism reports, independent reporting, unbiased and trustworthy news and critical, sharp and no-holes barred interview style were phased out to be replaced by celebrity gossip and a fawning and sycophantic style of interviewing for political and authority figures.

In the process, the rot spread from the inside on Western Democracies, especially in those places were Murdoch's press dominate and the sociopaths, as masters of appearence, took over.

Unsurprisingly, now that this asshole has dragged into the gutter everything that made professional journalists different from random amateurs on the Internet, and transformed the political systems of several countries into cesspools of lying and deceiving, he's crying back to the monsters he helped raise to pass laws to kill his competition.

akak's picture

If there were any justice in the universe, the soon-to-croak Rupert Morlock would be reincarnated as an abused and worm-ridden puppy forced to crap on NewsCorp newspapers in his 3' by 3' cage.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

akak said:

If there were any justice in the universe, the soon-to-croak Rupert Morlock would be reincarnated as an abused and worm-ridden puppy forced to crap on NewsCorp newspapers in his 3' by 3' cage.

...and, of course, said cage being conveniently near a Chinese citizenism citizen's wok.

akak's picture

... on a Chinese roadside, so frying, puppy comsumptionization and nightsoil eliminationizings could all happen in one double lucky happy spot.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Double lucky number 88 happy spot being much firmly the dangdang. Chinese citizenism excretory stalagmites rising to the sky in glorification of Mao See Dung and his book of small redness.

Jam Akin's picture

I suspect you'd very much like to see a certain someone reincarnatized as one of the puppy's worms.

aka Gil's picture

Karma can be a bitch.

PhilofOz's picture

Hmm, I'd say (unfortunately) that is very unlikely if genetics have any say in it. Dear mother, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch is still going strong at 103!

Whoa Dammit's picture

Quote from the movie The Dictator:

"Imagine if America was a dictatorship. You could let 1% of the people have all the nation's wealth. You could help your rich friends get richer by cutting their taxes. And bailing them out when they gamble and lose. You could ignore the needs of the poor for health care and education. Your media would appear free, but would secretly be controlled by one person and his family. You could wiretap phones. You could torture foreign prisoners. You could have rigged elections. You could lie about why you go to war. You could fill your prisons with one particular racial group, and no one would complain. You could use the media to scare the people into supporting policies that are against their interests."

NumberNone's picture

Use the media...Operation Mockingbird anyone?

In 1948, Frank Wisner was appointed director of the Office of Special Projects (OSP). Soon afterwards OSP was renamed the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC). This became the covert action branch of the Central Intelligence Agency. Wisner was told to create an organization that concentrated on "propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world."[2]

Later that year Wisner established Mockingbird, a program to influence foreign media. Wisner recruited Philip Graham from The Washington Post to run the project within the industry. According to Deborah Davis in Katharine the Great; "By the early 1950s, Wisner 'owned' respected members of The New York TimesNewsweekCBS and other communications vehicles."[3]  

Freddie's picture

BS. He sucks but they all suck.  How many millions of trees has the NY Times killed printing their left wing agenda?  Murdoch/Fox are bankrolled by Prince Al Waleed aka Saudi Arabia Inc.   The Saudis have ownership in every U.S. network except CBS but they have deals with them as well.   If you want to put any TV programming in the middle east/aka islamic world - you play by Saudi rules.   They ALL want access to those 1.5 billion eyeballs.

mendigo's picture

Well said.
They have eliminted the expense of investigative reporting.
The eliminated star reporters who had credibility but could command a decent salary.
They've trashed the principle of objective reporting so they can better target thier demographic.
In lieu of informative enlightening reporting we get opinion pieces and trash reporting.
There was a time they would have embarrassed the sec or congress to investigate the corruption that is now taken for granted.
The fate of the country seems to have paralleled the news reporting.

Dr Benway's picture

They did much much worse even.


They turned the newspapers into the marketing arm for the scams in the property and share market.


The main newspaper in Australia has DAILY (paid but not disclosed as such) content from the real estate industry claiming the bottom of the market has been reached.


These fuckers are trying to trick young people into turning themselves into life-long debt slaves by buying into a property market that is teetering on the edge of an abyss. No guilty conscience either.

Davalicious's picture

bank Jews inflate bubbles so that they can later freeze credit and buy up the country for Pennies on the dollar. Australia and Canada would be too dangerous, independent of Jews, so they too must become multi cultural paradises.

Davalicious's picture

bank Jews inflate bubbles so that they can later freeze credit and buy up the country for Pennies on the dollar. Australia and Canada would be too dangerous, independent of Jews, so they too must become multi cultural paradises.

Clashfan's picture

Has the media ever been better? Maybe in some ways, but not in many. Who was Hearst?

Television has especially almost always been horrific. Review how the JFK hit was covered.

Media is too often (and has always been) a tool for the elite's agenda.

The internet, however, is a different story.

Overfed's picture

A most succinct summary.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Is that chart of ad revenues adjusted for inflation?


CH1's picture

Good riddance indeed!

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

saturn's picture

On the second thought.. Let it.

PaperBear's picture

Do let the door hit you hard on the arse on the way out.

mademesmile's picture

"Just because your revenues are nosediving doesn’t mean that we should all lose our freedom to pay for your success."

same goes for bailouts.

Alternative's picture

"free, open and uncontrollable versus shackled" (shackled = to restrict, confine, or hamper)

He is apparently surprised or discovering something new?


The Axe's picture

Never a word you SPOKEN more TRUE TYLER    BULLY BULLY

El Oregonian's picture

Murdoch, stick it where the SUN don't shine...

LMAOLORI's picture


El Oregonian "Murdoch, stick it where the SUN don't shine"

He did already right up obama's butt

"Even companies whose news outlets are often perceived as having a conservative bias have given significantly more money to Mr. Obama. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, for example, has contributed $58,825 to Mr. Obama’s campaign, compared with $2,750 to Mr. Romney."

Then he outed the Navy Seal 


Thursday morning, the network published an article by Justin Fishel that, citing “multiple sources,” identifies the author (who goes by pseudonym “Mark Owen“) to be a 36-year-old recently retired Navy SEAL from Alaska who was “one of the first men through the door” of Osama bin Laden‘s Pakistan compound the night of that fateful raid.

Not only did Fox News’ website name the SEAL, but the network also broadcast his full name Thursday morning during a report by Jennifer Griffin.

Freddie's picture

Fox News/NewsCorp/ Murdoch are bankrolled by the Saudi through Prince Al Waleed. He runs all the Saudi investments.  It is not his money. His uncle is the king.  They have investments in all the TV networks except CBS/Viacom/VH-1 but they have done deals together.   Second largets shareholder in Disney/ABC.  All of them.  Al Waleed helped Viacom buy into German Kirch when he went broke.

Wonder why the media sucks up to Islam?

deki's picture

Are u kidding me man? Islam? Come on man...the people that control the world don't give a fuck about religion.

Clashfan's picture

Really? Are you sure about that?

Have either of you ever seen a Shriner's certificate?

The elite are occultists for the most part, satanists, or Luciferians, more technically. It is their sub-culture. But to say that they don't care about religion is wrong, I think.

Take a good look at the Shriners (Templars). See the Arabic nature of their certificates.

Crummy's picture

If he thinks he's gonna make a fight of this then I have an old newspaper in Brooklyn he might be interested in buying.

Things that go bump's picture

Why would we every buy his rags or any one else's after we've tasted this? 

Real Estate Geek's picture

Why, after the terrists infect the internet, causing our Dear Leader--whomever it may be--to order the internet shut down immediately.  (But he'll do so with reservations, mind you.  Profound reservations.)

Bah!  A pox on all of 'em.

mikmid's picture

Big business has turned into big pussys that turn to pa pa gov to spank all the bad kids that stold thier pudding.

pufferfish's picture

The fear of the little man by the big companies is palpable. Copyright suits, the silencing of online media, doctors being sued for reporting unfavourably about drugs.


Diddms big business.

Nehweh Gahnin's picture

Hey Murdoch, that's not an equation.  It's an argument.  Learn the difference.  Here is an equation for you:

Simple equation: free, open uncontrollable Internet = a good start on taking you AZZZZZ down.


Newspapers from Murdoch?  Let's get real.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


Hey Murdoch, that's not an equation.  It's an argument.

It doesn't even rise to the level of an argument. It's the confession of a whiny little bitch that he can't compete.

machineh's picture

'If you can’t earn your millions, you might as well litigate your way to them.' -- Tim Crook, Apple CEO.