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    Editorial: Rupert Murdoch (A Biography – ish)

     Posted in Anger Level 4 at 9:00 on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    Rupert Murdoch is an Australian media mogul most famed for running the News International Corporation, he has amassed an empire which runs newspapers, TV stations and networks and some new media networks.

    We all know that Murdoch is a great business man, he is ruthless, cold and doesn’t think twice about stepping on other people to get what he wants.  It seems he taught his kids well.  James Murdoch has been actively running the News International business for many years and has inherited his father’s personality.

    The Murdoch’s are well known for making a bad story into a business coup, they’ve been doing it since they started.  They have power, many think too much including me.  Murdoch get’s into bed with most politicians to cement his need for power.  It’s a worrying trend, it’s only recently that people are starting to recognise this and see Rupert for what he is.

    In the UK we’re so frightened to piss him off that, we try actively not to – especially in Government.  We don’t have free speech, we have what Murdoch thinks we should be saying.  As an independent media outlet, we are not controlled by a company and we can say what we like – within reason.

    As you may be aware we cannot actively defame a person’s character but we can provide our view on them.  Murdoch for me, is what’s wrong with everything in the UK media.  It’s frightening that he harbours so much power, it’s even scarier that the politicians that run our country are scared of him.

    It’s time something changed.  Personally I’m hoping that the end of The News of The World shows Murdoch and his operating techniques for what they really are, evil, in a word.

    Let’s stop pussyfooting around and grow some balls, mainly so we can smack them in Murdoch’s face for what he’s done to the UK media.

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    NOTW to Close this Sunday (and Promptly be reborn).

     Posted in Breaking News at 18:33 on Thursday, July 7th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    This news comes as no surprise to most people, it was inevitable that something had to give, for News International to move forward, in essence to cover up their wrongdoings over the Phone Hacking scandal at which the News of The World is embroiled in.

    The News of The World has been at the forefront of tabloid media for 168 years, and it’s death this weekend, will raise a lot of smiles but also much concern.  The concern will focus on the News International and BskyB buyout/takeover and also how The News of the World will be reborn.  The media circus has long been worried over the BskyB takeover and it looks like this is another attempt by News International to soften the effect that Phone Hacking has had on the company and to make the takeover seem less agressive, and to make people feel as though this won’t happen with Sky.

    Personally I would be concerned if News International does get the go ahead to take Sky.  It’s an issue that needs to be looked at.  It’s looking as though The News of The World will be reborn this week at The Sun on Sunday, all the pointers are there, the Web Domains were bought two days ago and it looks like it’ll be gearing up for a release soon.

    It’s a shocking and despicable crime they have committed especially against grieving parents and vulnerable people.  I’d like to see it close forever and never be reborn, however, I’d also like to see Murdoch fry.  But that’s just my opinion.

    You have to ask; How many if any of the previous and current editorial staff will make it to the new paper, after all, the Chair Person, Rebekah Brookes still remains?

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