Rupert Murdoch is dangerous

Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke goes to bat for the employees of Fox News.

Rupert Murdoch is reaping what he sowed. The media magnate's American-based cable network, Fox News, is getting bit in the butt by the sensationalist culture he created. It was funny to see him squirming before Parliament last week, acting like he didn't know anything about folks' phones being hacked. His mainstream media competitors have been lapping it up, covering the scandal 'round the clock as if Murdoch were Casey Anthony.

The story has even taken a twisted, dark turn: One of the whistleblowers in the News Corp. debacle turned up dead of mysterious causes. This makes me a little uneasy about writing this column. Fox News is into some gangster shit.

However, I'm not surprised Murdoch has been getting away with his crap in England and the United States for so many years. The type of scandalous, slanted coverage News Corp. is known for was born and bred in Great Britain. And just like the pilgrims, sleazy journalism migrated to the New World. American tabloids have been doling out cash to sources with scandalous stories about famous people since the turn of the 20th Century or even before. Today you have notorious websites such as Deadspin willing to pay people with incriminating evidence of a celebrity athlete's penis or his voicemails — or maybe trying to court a young, beautiful woman who is not his wife.

The Fourth Amendment is used and abused by American media companies every day. Certainly, our forefathers did not intend freedom of the press to mean the press could buy people off, tap phones, sleep with sources, or do other shady crap that unethical journalists pull off to get a scoop. I certainly agree that anyone who committed a crime in pursuit of a story should go to jail, but the U.S. Justice Department needs to be careful as it begins to criminally investigate Fox News.

As much as the left-wingers want to see Fox News go down, it wouldn't be in President Barack Obama's best interest if that happened. Fox News employs more than 53,000 people. A lot of them are hard-working Americans who will be out of jobs if Murdoch's empire crumbles. The last thing the president needs is more people in the unemployment line.

 
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HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

Republicans and Media Millionaries were going to have a business meeting at Miami when they saw 2 suitcases with some 100 USD bills showing out of them. All the honest men there ran with no hesitation in order to own the luggage while screeming "Its mine, its mine". After some minutes fighting, they made a deal. Who knows how much cash was in the baggage and what it will be used for, could keep it.

The firts try was for Kyle Foggo and Brent Wilkes:

- The suitcases have 12 million USD and we will spend it renting an Scotish Castle.

Then it was Felipe Sixto's turn:

- They have 600 thousand USD to buy some cigarrs from Cuba.

Finally it was turn for Rupert Murdoch and Emilio Azcarraga Jean:

- Just 2 suitcases? They were 230 suitcases with 1 million USD each, to pay SKY and Televisa Taxes.

HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

Well, its true Murduch gives job to many people, but also its true that if he was spying the UK Prime Minister and also plan to spy the UK Royal Family he could be spying the US Government. So the CIA must follows him and also the rest of media companies in USA because it is a National Security matter. In MX there's a lot of evidence that the TV company Televisa is spying many people in the country. And Televisa is Murdoch's business partner selling SKY subscriptions in MX.

"Holder cites recusal in saying little about AP probe"
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/15/us/justice-ap-phones/index.html

HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

Well, its true Murduch gives job to many people, but also its true that if he was spying the UK Prime Minister and also plan to spy the UK Royal Family he could be spying the US Government. So the CIA must follows him and also the rest of media companies in USA because it is a National Security matter. In MX there's a lot of evidence that the TV company Televisa is spying many people in the country. And Televisa is Murdoch's business partner selling SKY subscriptions in MX. Also Televisa is ruled by a "local" resident at Miami: Emilio Azcarraga Jean.

"Holder cites recusal in saying little about AP probe"
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/15/us/justice-ap-phones/index.html

oscar
oscar

two address 1075 second avenue east 57 street , manhattan ,ny and 250 east 57 street, manhattan ,ny, the question is Why?

Ifukedevalongoria
Ifukedevalongoria

Puke, again I ask... How much do those soupcoolers of yours weigh??

BobbyVero
BobbyVero

Luke, stop with the partisan blame game. Truth be known the media on both sides have failed us: libs, conservatives and everything in between. News is not presented "fair and balanced" on either side. Its hyped right from the beginning. Facts are spun so much it makes one dizzy and sick. I'm convinced that many in the media today, both sides, are weak in their presentation and understanding of the facts. The only thing they do is hype to create a stir. I'm sick and tired of both side blaming the other. What it comes down to is the pot calling the kettle black. You have a right to your opinion and to voice it, but when you write a column to continue to stoke the same ludicrous blame game, you're disgusting.

Carlos Cruz
Carlos Cruz

Puke, you're nothing but a saucer lipped bluegum scumbag.

Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

Luke, you are a fool if you think Obama cares about unemployed Americans...

He and his band of democratic bicycle thieves have been shoving job killing legislation through the executive branch and congress for 2 1/2 years now. He stole Boeing jobs from South Carolina, and has crippled the energy industries. His indecisiveness has lead to large corporations sitting on the sidelines with their cash waiting for a clear policy looking forward. Unemployment is at an all time high, while the person who begged Americans to give him the chance to "shift the car into D" has FAILED MISERABLY.

In fact, very black community who gave Obama 95% of their votes, is SUFFERING DEPRESSION LIKE UNEMPLOYMENT, and of asked, most continue to support him. Go figure. Meanwhile you are engage in distractions and cast blame wherever you can, like FOX news or Murdoch has anything to do with a FAILED PRESIDENCY.

And now, as a result of excessive deficit spending, the black community (and white) will be dealt yet another blow. His rookie handling of the debt negotiations will lead to American Bonds losing their AAA. Raising the debt cap will no longer maintain the triple A rating, without CUTS IN SPENDING, which Obama threatens to VETO. Have credit card, auto, home, debt? It will NOW cost more to service that debt, as a direct result of this inexperienced presidents handling of the debt and deficit.

Fasten your seatbelts, the "car" is being run off the cliff by this administration.

Tmdavejess
Tmdavejess

You communists are doing everything to shut down fox news because it tells the truth about the administration. You lefties tried to use the Fairness doctrine first and now you are trying to do this. When the commies are done with fox they will go after you!

Goodworks
Goodworks

Go ahead, keep looking backward. Soon you won't be able to turn your head to see what's ahead. Some can't help but go back to Bush every time they have no other argument. Bush was no saint, but Obama is Bush on steroids. Obama's debt ceilings make Bushs' look puny. The fact is, we can no longer afford Bush type spending binges, and Obama spending has put us in the dumpster. And, remember what Obama said about Bush request for increasing debt limit? He voted against it, and said "it shows lack of leadership" to ask for the increase. He was right that time, but suddenly has amnesia.

We need to get real. Our country can no longer afford the lifestyle too many of us have been living. Things will be different for our kids and grandkids and not better in any way. So, grow up you continue spending types and stop voting for idiots like Nancy Pelosi, who sounds like she is taking some stuff that's making her brain fuzzy.

Pentacles9
Pentacles9

During Bush Presidency, Current GOP Leaders Voted 19 Times To Increase Debt Limit By $4 Trillion. The four Republicans in Congressional leadership positions now- John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, and Jon Kyl oppose the debt ceiling increase now, yet they combined to vote for a debt limit increase 19 times during the presidency of George W. Bush. In doing so, they increased the debt limit by nearly $4 trillion.

At the beginning of the Bush presidency, the debt limit was $5.95 trillion. Despite promises that he would pay off the debt in 10 years, Bush increased the debt to $9.815 trillion by the end of his term, with support from the four Republicans mentioned above.

A breakdown of the five debt limit increases that took place during the Bush presidency and how the four Republican leaders voted:

June 2002: Congress approves a $450 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $6.4 trillion. McConnell, Boehner, and Cantor vote “yea”, Kyl votes “nay.”

May 2003: Congress approves a $900 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $7.384 trillion. All four approve.

November 2004: Congress approves an $800 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $8.1 trillion. All four approve.

March 2006: Congress approves a $781 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $8.965 trillion. All four approve.

September 2007: Congress approves an $850 billion increase, raising the debt limit to $9.815 trillion. All four approve.

Database searches revealed no demands from the four legislators that debt increases come accompanied by drastic spending cuts, as there are now. In fact, the May 2003 debt limit increase passed the Senate the same day as the $350 billion Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.

When Bush was in office, the current Republican leaders viewed increasing the debt limit as vital to keeping America’s economy running. But with Obama in the White House, it’s nothing more than a political pawn.

tim
tim

It would be great for the people of the US for the nazi news network to go under, and start hearing mainstream news instead of lies and hatred.

Cole7275
Cole7275

This from Mr Face down Butt up! Tell me Luther how much do we owe you? You leftist hack!

Fletch305
Fletch305

Rupert Murdoch has said he feels touched by all the messages left on Amy Winehouse's phone:-)

Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

I was wondering,,, which crime is Murdoch has been convicted of?Remember, innocent until proven guilty? Or does it only apply to Lefiists?

Oh that's right, this is the MNT, where its acceptable to simply make shit up and publish it.

Lenspier
Lenspier

Typical left wing bull crap. I was sure the commies would jump on this situation. There so used to assinating people, you can be s;ure tht bastards wont let go of this.

gerald
gerald

Obviously Pentacles9 is totally clueless when it comes to his knowledge of Fox News. Fox has more leftists as guests to give it balance. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CNN Public Radio are all leftists Better than 80% of the mainstream media is controlled by leftwing zealots who are determined to convert the U.S. to a socialist/commie country. For his information, 23 of the major market newspapers including the socialist New York Times endorsed the most arrogant and least competent individual to move into the Oval Office. This will go down as one of the greatest tragedies in the history of American politics and our country. Not only does he not have a clue about government but he has surrounded himself with leftwing academics who are brainwashing our young people. I suspect good old Pentacles9 would prefer to have 100% percent of the media controlled by liberal imud slingers who want to destroy the U.S.

Dcviolator
Dcviolator

no.... keith obermann is dangerous

Pentacles9
Pentacles9

Fox news NEEDS to state that they are "Fair & Balanced" because their only talking heads are extreme right wing nuts, several who planned to run for the GOP primaries. Murdoch owns the right wing fascist militia, along with his Saudi buddies who enslave the idiots in this country for oil, which is why there is NOTHING fair and balanced about FAUX news. GOP says "TIME TO SHEAR THE SHEEPLE hehehe" Murdoch, KOCH, and GOP thug banksters are all laughing their way to THEIR "gold standard", while blind fools like those posting here defend them.

Evi98
Evi98

typical nig ger lazy welfare breeder rats

Holl1543
Holl1543

Murdoch isn't even close to being dangerous compared to George Soros who wants the world made over in his socialist/Marxist imaginings as does your Obama. Soros made all his money being a capitalist and just as Obama, wants the dream to be able to 'do your own thing' in this country and the world controlled by a rapacious government that takes from those of us who work to give to those who do not.

Guest
Guest

Why does anyone care what Mr. Campbell has to say?

Kim Perretta
Kim Perretta

I guess we should all change channels and watch MSNBC, because everyone knows they only tell the whole truth and never lie or slant or mislead. Oh wait......

Theo Van Goh
Theo Van Goh

Well Puke you are a scumbag just like your President, HomObamy. He wants to push the culture of perverted Homosexuality down everybody's throat. So it is with great pleasure that I write about the Hypocrite you are and the perverted environment that you put forth. You are just a Cocksucking Libturd, like HomObamy.

Carlos A. Cividanes
Carlos A. Cividanes

Luther??? you do not deserve to use this name. Only people with open mind (LUTHER KING is) are able to do so. By all means, do you watch FOX NEWS?? If you do, you should have learned some very good examples of TRUE CLEAN NEWS. Probably you only watch NBC.

Pentacles9
Pentacles9

Murdoch owns Fox and all the right wing media along with the Koch brothers and all the other right wing extremists who are the puppetmasters for all these politicians in the US. They do their brain washing job very well, judging from the sheeple's posts here. The right wing fascists will soon have every American worker where they want them- working Chinese wages, and just oh so thankful that they have a job. And fools really buy the "threat of socialism commies are coming " BullS*t.... BEND OVER you worthless vassals- here comes the GOP !

Johnel
Johnel

Mr. Campbell, your RED underwear seems to be showing in your writing. While I don't condone eves dropping on private conversations, I also must ask you if what they might have reported was based on the facts gleamed form the individuals. This certainly is better in my opinion then all the spin and lies the left propaganda and talking point machines try to sell us on on a daily sometimes hourly basis. Case in point the Pres. says people have to get along and then launches into a scorching attack on people who disagree with his position. Hr asks people to compromise and yet he wants everything that he is asking for in the budget and National Debt issues. Would you please explain to me (after you check the U.S. Treasury web site for the real facts, who was in charge when the National Debt was increased from $10 Trillion to $15 Trillion in THREE (3) SHORT YEARS from 2009 through 2911. Oh, and this was during the same time when we had right around 45 MILLION people unemployed and that number has changed very little during this same time. Doesn't it make you wonder how their party can keep lying to people that they are concerned for the little man and the poor. If they really were concerned they would have done some things besides giving away Billions of dollars to keep people unemployed or granting waivers to only Union members to exclude them from their grand scheme to "cover everyone under a single "Nationalized" health insurance plan.Their ultimate purpose IMO iss to make people beholding to them so they can tell them what the world should look like to them and then tell them how to vote for them after slanting , slinging mud and distort the truth to the point it isn't even recognizable.

Grt45
Grt45

If you believe Rupert Murdoch and his son did not know what was going on then you probably believe everything Fox news reports also, the funny thing is that these wealthy elitist set upan entire culture that benefits themselves while feeding disillusionment to their followers most of which are two pay checks away from being dead broke.

Jimmyc
Jimmyc

Who is this black turd to question the great one?

Vicap87
Vicap87

Don't worry, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Murdoch has enough money and influence that he won't be going anywhere. Even with left-wing writers like yourself with that cocky, self-important, elitist picture you have on on your obvious left-wing piece that you have written. My heart willed with emotion wit the fact that to cared about 53,000 jobs at FOX. I'm sure since you are a full-blowen Obama supporter you could never turn your objective-eye to CNN when using the sentence " And just like the pilgrims, sleazy journalism migrated to the New World. American tabloids have been doling out cash to sources with scandalous stories about famous people since the turn of the 20th Century or even before." We all know, CNN doesn't have a political agenda. Just pure,un- biased journalism.

Norman Wand
Norman Wand

Huh? I take it he doesn't actually watch Fox News and has quite an imagination about it. It is much fairer and balanced in this era of show business Journalism than its competitors and as Murdock himself noted it provides for an ill served public. Compared to even NPR it is a fairer (ask Vaughn Williams) and certainly way above the Low Class NBC and its team of analysts that are so biased there is almost a regular rotation as these characters lose control of their emotions and decorum. There are very few examples of abuse of the facts from Fox News compared to its no longer respected news media competitors. As the late Sen. Pat Moynihan taught us- everyone is entitled to their own opinion but no one is entitled to their own facts. Are you listening Ed Schultz, Keith Whatshisname, Chris Mathews?

Dlh261
Dlh261

Ruppert deserve to be beat down, like the dog he is.

Mattaoftime
Mattaoftime

You seem to like to curse people. You are an idiot if you think that the REPUGNANTS(Republicans) are not responsible for what is happening today. You are so blind and so useless that you donot know that yr George Bulshit(Busch) went to war and cut taxes instead of levying a "War Tax" . Are you so sick that you cannot understand the foolishness in cutting taxes in war time? Are you sick?

Darrell
Darrell

Let me start with I am a Black Republican. Shocker? I know.

You remind of a person who tries so hard to sound smart but make themselves to look stupid.

I am not defending the President now let me commence.

The Congress not the president creates the budget, idiot. All the President can do is spread some type of influence. How can a president preside or make a PRIVATE corporation do anything? Don't tell us what he is doing. Tell us how he is doing this, idiot.

A majority Republican house and majority Democratic senate is disastrous to begin with.

The thing about very high "unemployment" amongst black people are misleading. A lot of those statistics have a correlation with education so don't try to ACT like you give a crap to swindle people of their false prophet. lol.

Darrell
Darrell

What year we're in? Trust me if that was the case a secret agent would put a bullet Obama's head.

I think Obama is more along the lines of socialism which I am against. Communism isn't happening.

Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

AND WHO WAS IT WHO SAID THIS?

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW.

Pentacles9
Pentacles9

Billy, stop WONDERING and get the facts by watching REAL news on stations besides Fox, which of course will not report the crimes committed by Murdoch, Grand Puppetmaster of Fox. 2 people associated with Murdoch are dead, but oh yeah, why would criminals like Murdoch and Rick Scott actually KNOW what's happening in their own sleazy empires?

Stunned!
Stunned!

hello hell billy son of a bitch.........I didnt know repturds like yourself actually have some brains that wonder,,,

AntiRightWingNut
AntiRightWingNut

Gerald, get a life outside Fox please! You sound like the most ignorant person on the planet with your stupid reply that defies logic and reality!

You and your Tea Partiers will bankrupt the country just to prove you can! What a bunch of dumbasses you associate with!

Stunned!
Stunned!

True clean News?.... Laughing my ass off around the world 80 times....What? no..no ...no I dont believe someone can be as idiot is this Carlos guy......wait...may be its a typo...I am a firm believer that no one is that idiotic ......even though I know many idiots like fox news becuse their right wing lunes...but I think deep down they know that fox lies its ass off especially about world politics ...etc, but they dont care becuase they want to be faithful to the nuts fox, but to really believe that they have True Clean News? Carlos...you either a major unforseen moron, or u just came fresh off the boat from Cuba (nothing against cuban people, just many "not all" tends to be blind racist republicans against all the others)

DRP
DRP

did you actually compare fox news with true clean news? ARE YOU INSANE?

Julijo06
Julijo06

You are about right mentioning Chinese wages for American workers. Average yearly salary in China is now more or less US $11,000. Cut back a little bit American wages and in a few years time the American product will be once again comeptetive. One needs to hit rock bottom to be able to significantly rise

GERSTENED
GERSTENED

PROBABLY THE SAME AS CHRIS MATHEWS AND THE REST OF THEM. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEN SWITCH CHANELS

Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

If you think you are better off now than 3 years ago, you are either a fool, a liar, or a government employee.

Democrats run the show, and have since the last 2 years of Bush's term. By some strange coincidence, about the same time the economy began to fail. Democrats are COMPLETELY responsible for the sad state of affairs, THEY HAVE been RUNNING THE SHOW SINCE 2006.

3 years ago Obama had a solution for EVERY problem this nation faced. Now, 3 years later, his pathetic excuse for his failed administration is to blame Bush.

Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

Darrell, just curious, why do you open up your dialogue with the qualifier that you are black? Do you think it adds validity to your tripe?

Here's the facts,

The Republican lead House of Representatives ALREADY PASSED a Balanced budget, cap, and hike to the debt ceiling. THE DEMOCRAT lead Senate vowed to never put it up for a vote, as well as your very own president who PROMISED TO VETO IT.

Just in case you missed the news, Harry Reid TABLED THE VOTE IN THE SENATE, which effectively shot down any chance of passage of this bill. Which, BTW, the Democrats have brought nothing to the table in the form of a passable piece of legislation.

These are the facts.

The President and the democrat leaders of the senate have NO INTENTION of passing anything that balances the budget, or cuts into the deficit. They HAVE NO INTENTIONS to CUT SPENDING period. This action will cause the US bond rating to drop from its AAA rating, and DRIVE UP INTEREST on EVERY loan, including the interest on the National Debt. Let me make this clear, thats EVERY LOAN, credit card, home loan, line of credit, business loan, payroll advance,,, EVERY LOAN. This action (or inaction) will not help the Job Market, and certainly not the housing market. What do you suppose landlords or business will do when their costs go up? That's right, they will pass the costs on to the consumer.

And you will have the DEMOCRATS in the senate and PRESIDENT to thank for this. This is a consequence of electing someone with ZERO executive experience.

This is FACT.

The dynamic is really simple. You cannot fix a spending problem with more spending.

Orange Goober
Orange Goober

Communism and socialism are seen as interchangeable. They have many things in common.

Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

One more thing for you Mattaoftime.The DEMOCRATS as well as republicans voted on the war in Iraq. That was not a decision made solely by Bush. A president alone has no congressional authority to go to war without a vote from Congress.

So to correct one little detail, GEORGE BUSH didn't go to war. America went to war. Unlike Libya and Pakistan which Obama ordered without constitutional authority, Iraq was voted on and the decision was made by the representatives of the Citizens of this Nation.

Orange Goober
Orange Goober

You missed the point: Darrell opened up his dialogue with the qualifier that he is a black CONSERVATIVE. Not just black, conservative as well.

Why is this important? Because there are lots of people out there who want you to believe that black conservatives don't exist. With this myth being propagated, they can easily paint conservatives as white racists.

People like Darrell dispel this myth. Unfortunately, being conservative means they stepped out of the liberal line. Because of this, many are treated like race traitors or "Uncle Toms". In more extreme cases, they are accused of trying to bring slavery back. Compare the media's treatment of liberal Obama vs conservatives Allen West and Herman Cain, and see for yourself.

 
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