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« on: June 21, 2011, 02:53:48 PM »

Wait...joy is pleasure, right?  OK, then I do take joy in this.  Lots of it.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 03:18:09 PM »

I'd settle for lopping off Roger Ailes' head. Murdoch is a businessman. Ailes is a zealot with means.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 06:23:30 PM »

That article is too long and too complicated. Can someone point me to a more digestible version in the New York Post?
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 11:33:14 AM »

That article is too long and too complicated. Can someone point me to a more digestible version in the New York Post?

Yes.

To the author of the article - if your desire is less implacably unaware Americans, try getting to the fucking point.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 11:42:25 AM »

I'd settle for lopping off Roger Ailes' head. Murdoch is a businessman. Ailes is a zealot with means.

This.  Ailes is dangerous
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 12:47:16 PM »


It is absolutely preposterous to claim, as many do, that CNN or MSNBC is the same as Fox News, just of a different political stripe.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 01:19:55 PM »


Wow. I'm not a fan, but this is one of the most biased pieces of reporting you will ever read.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011, 01:26:16 PM »

Wow. I'm not a fan, but this is one of the most biased pieces of reporting you will ever read.

RS is the same as Fox News, just of a different political stripe.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 01:29:42 PM »

RS is the same as Fox News, just of a different political stripe.

That could be. I don't watch Fox News (for the most part), I was just commenting on the report.
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 01:30:37 PM »

RS is the same as Fox News, just of a different political stripe.

Fox News has far greater reach, and is far more dangerous because of it.
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 01:32:49 PM »

Joke poorly executed.
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 01:34:19 PM »

Joke poorly executed.

Oops. Sorry.
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 01:41:10 PM »

Joke poorly executed.

Poor reception on my part is more likely.
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2011, 02:03:34 PM »

Poor reception on my part is more likely.

There.  Perfectly fair and balanced.
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2011, 10:38:41 AM »

NewsCorp's UK phone-hacking scandal takes a new, disgusting and criminal twist:  it appears they hacked the voicemail accounts of at least two missing (later found murdered) teenage girls - allegedly deleting some messages in the process, as well as the voicemail accounts of victims of the July 2005 terror attacks.

Mother.  Fuckers.
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2011, 10:46:58 AM »

NewsCorp's UK phone-hacking scandal takes a new, disgusting and criminal twist:  it appears they hacked the voicemail accounts of at least two missing (later found murdered) teenage girls - allegedly deleting some messages in the process, as well as the voicemail accounts of victims of the July 2005 terror attacks.

Mother.  Fuckers.

Apparently Scotland Yard is looking into every missing persons report since something like 2001 (IIRC) to see if phone hacking was involved.
And if it's policy for News International to do it in Old Blighty, one wonders if it's policy here...
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2011, 10:50:20 AM »

It gets better:

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Separately, London's Metropolitan Police said Wednesday they were opening an investigation into the possible bribery of police officers by people working for the News International media group.
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2011, 10:55:10 AM »

Apparently Scotland Yard is looking into every missing persons report since something like 2001 (IIRC) to see if phone hacking was involved.
And if it's policy for News International to do it in Old Blighty, one wonders if it's policy here...

Over the hacking of the phones over celebs and royals, NewsCorp claimed it to be a couple of rogue elements.  The latest revelations (more details here) point to a more systematic (systemic?) practice.

Right now, then "New of the World" Editor-in-Chief and current News International CEO Rebekah Brooks is under intense presure to resign.  Simultaneously, NewsCorps takeover of BSkyB (think NBC & Comcast) is in the hands of the monopolies commission, who are steadfastly claiming their decision will be purely based on the issue of competition, but may end up being quashed due to fervent and widespread public outcry.

Companies are already pulling advertising from both the NotW and BSkyB.  The market may kill the deal before the government gets a chance to.
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2011, 10:57:12 AM »

The market may kill the deal before the government gets a chance to.

IOW, the invisible hand is pimp-slapping NewsCorp.
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2011, 11:26:45 AM »

IOW, the invisible hand is pimp-slapping NewsCorp.

People bought the News of the World because it was full of scandal and revelations about celebrities, royals and politicians - some of which was obtained by phone hacking.  The existing scandal probably didn't hurt them very much if at all.  I think people will have a major problem with NewsCorp over them messing with the voicemails of murder and terror victims and their families.  I'll be interested to see how the circulation numbers are for this weekend.
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