Friday, November 11, 2011

THE MURDOCHS AND OTHER PRESS BARONS

Sir Keith Murdoch

Sir Keith Murdoch was the father of Rupert Murdoch.

Sir Keith Murdoch made his name reporting on British bungling at Gallipoli in 1915.

According to Piers Brendon, Sir Keith's report on Gallipoli "was a miasma of errors and exaggerations."

(Rupert Murdoch: The last of the great press barons? History Today)

Sir Keith became boss of the Herald newspaper group in Melbourne, Australia.

According to Brendon:

Sir Keith "employed ruthless measures in Melbourne’s circulation wars."

Sir Keith "turned his work-force into a private army."

Elisabeth Murdoch (daughter of Rupert) and her husband Matthew Freud, who is Jewish. "The Freud-Murdoch party mingled with the Rothschilds' house guests, including Peter Mandelson, George Osborne and the Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska." Freud has links to Obama. (Website)

Sir Keith "used his media to bully politicians such as Prime Minister Joseph Lyons, who got him a knighthood and advanced his interests.

"Keith once said that he had put Lyons into office and he would put him out."

Rupert Murdoch is more powerful than Keith Murdoch.

According to Brendon:

Rupert Murdoch has been "intimidating and cajoling politicians, mounting virulent attacks on liberal foes via The Sun or Fox News and supporting right-wing allies in return for commercial concessions – such as Tony Blair’s repeal of the ban on alien ownership of television companies and David Cameron’s pledge to emasculate Ofcom."

Rupert Murdoch: The last of the great press barons? History Today

On 10 November 2011, JAMES Murdoch was accused by a UK member of Parliament of being the first “Mafia boss in history” who didn’t know he was running a criminal enterprise.

Capo di tutti capi plays dumb when quizzed about Murdoch mafia.

Hearst

Piers Brendon also refers to other press barons:

"William Randolph Hearst ... gave regular paid employment to hoodlums...

"They not only terrorised striking journalists on the Chicago Examiner (themselves apt to extract information by vile means) but promoted its circulation by assaulting news vendors, about 30 of whom were murdered."

In Australia there were "such brutal, violent, racist, blackmailing Autralian press gangsters as Ezra Norton and Sir Kerry Packer."

Rupert Murdoch: The last of the great press barons? History Today

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5 comments:

Zoompad said...

I am confused by the whole Murdoch issue.

I know that Murdochs newspapers are the ones that have exposed institutional child abuse, the impression I am getting is that Rupert Murdoch really does not like child abuse. Otherwise, why would he let so many of his newspapers publish stories about it, ie Haut de la Garenne, the Lord Derviant (Colin Tucker) Rent Boy Scandal ect ect.

I don't like Tom Watson MP. He is a member of Searchlight. The Guardian is Searchlights mouthpiece.

The Murdoch newspapers are not the only ones who have behaved very badly. Murdoch must know that, so why has he not said anything?

It is a mystery to me. I am going to ask the Lord to show me what it all means, because I can't work any of it out, it just does not add up!

nobody said...

Hullo Aang,

An interesting theme running through here. Are the Sauds Jewish? Is Erdogan Jewish? And now Rupes - is he Jewish?

This meme (of adhering to, and advancing the interests of, a particular set of people whilst pretending to belong to another one) is pretty effective don't you think?

I reckon they're on to a winner. I also reckon we not talk about it because then we might ruin it for them. It only works if no one knows you see. Anyway... shhhhhh.

Zoompad said...

Not shhh. Open the windows and scream it out for everyone to hear.

Some of us have had enough of frigging secrets!

Honk Bonk Man said...

Expose a child abuse is totally diferent than fix the problem. Usually the issue gets lots attentions and dies there. Newspapers and all the media are just for entertainment purposes.

You place a report in front of a camera with a script. They usually have no knowledge about the subject they are reporting about.

Anonymous said...

@zoompad

The reason Murdoch exposes child abuse, is that it allows him to keep pressure on the powers that be. They know they are only one front page away from ruin and will do whatever he wishes.

Notice that the number of child abuse stories has fallen sharply now that Labour are no longer in Government. Also notice it is only now that Labour are no longer in Government that Murdoch appears in Parliament.

So you have to ask yourself, who was at the top of Labour?

 
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