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By youngian
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Rupert Murdoch @rupertmurdoch 27 Nov 2014
Great for London Sun and freedom of speech. Journalist cleared on public interest grounds, top Tory snob minister loses libel action.
Rupert Murdoch ‏@rupertmurdoch 9 Dec 2014
Ex-CIA directors: interrogations saved lives. Dem staff report disgraceful, many omissions and errors. Whoever okayed this? Truly shameful
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@rupertmurdoch Top trolling!
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By Kreuzberger
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How the hell has he not managed to jump on this story? I thought that the first rule of Fleet Street was that you never embarrass your potential next employer.
 
By The Red Arrow
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LYING OLD BASTARD IN PISSING ALL OVER TRUTH SHOCKER!

Rupert Murdoch's National Geographic Staff Cuts Are Attracting Huge Backlash
The Huffington Post UK | By Sarah Ann Harris

Posted: 04/11/2015 11:31 GMT Updated: 04/11/2015 17:59 GMT
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By Daley Mayle
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The culture secretary has said she is "minded to" refer Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky to the competition watchdog.

Karen Bradley's decision is a blow to the media mogul's hopes of having the £11.7bn deal waved through without further scrutiny.

Mr Murdoch already owns 39% of the satellite broadcaster.

An earlier attempt to take over Sky was abandoned in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.

Ms Bradley told the Commons that Ofcom's report into the deal found it risked the Murdoch family having "increased influence" over the UK's news agenda and the political process.

"On the basis of Ofcom's assessment, I confirm that I am minded to refer to a phase two investigation on the grounds of media plurality," she said.

The parties involved can make representations to the culture secretary until Friday 14 July, when she will make a further decision about referring the deal to the Competition and Markets Authority.

Ofcom said it had no concerns about Fox's genuine commitment to broadcasting standards, which Ms Bradley said was a second test for approving the deal.

As a result she told MPs she was "minded not to refer" the bid for a phase two investigation in relation to those concerns.
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Image caption Karen Bradley said her decisions 'can only be influenced by facts'

"While there are strong feelings among both supporters and opponents of this merger, in this quasi-judicial process, my decisions can only be influenced by facts, not opinions - and by the quality of evidence, not who shouts the loudest," she said.

Tom Watson, the shadow culture secretary, told the Commons that "nothing about this decision is a surprise" as he predicted the government would eventually allow the merger to go ahead.

He said if James Murdoch, who is both chairman of Sky and chief executive of Fox, could pass a "fit and proper" test, "then that says more about the rules than it does about Mr Murdoch".

"It's clear that the rules need to be reviewed and if the current Conservative government won't do that then the next Labour government will."

Mr Watson said undertakings from the Murdoch family were "not worth the newsprint they are written on" as he warned that lessons had not been learned from the phone-hacking scandal.

He also accused the Conservatives of forming "an implicit bargain" with the Murdochs as he pushed Ms Bradley to order part two of the Leveson Inquiry into phone-hacking.

The culture secretary claimed Mr Watson was making a "cynical" attempt to politicise the issue and to prejudge the decision.

Evan Harris, executive director of the lobby group Hacked Off, said it condemned Ms Bradley's failure to refer the bid on commitment to broadcasting standards grounds.

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By youngian
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Tom Watson, the shadow culture secretary, told the Commons that "nothing about this decision is a surprise" as he predicted the government would eventually allow the merger to go ahead.

Don't be so sure. Murdoch couldn't deliver for the Tories clipping his wings sends a message for him to up his game if wants influence in future. Murdoch's hardly going to order the Sun to support Corbyn so he can suck it up.
When will the lizard cunt do the world a favour and die?

That goes for all these old far right press plutocrats and there doesn't look like a new generation to replace them. They rail at the tech behemouths but Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg haven't used their personal fortunes to spread poison in our society.
 
By Abernathy
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Been watching "The Rise of The Murdoch Dynasty" on BBC2. Good stuff, but a depressing reminder of what a destructive influence this utter cunt has been in his time drawing breath on this planet.

He is 89 years old. Why won't the cunt just die?

Denis Potter was so right about him.
 
By youngian
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Abernathy wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:57 pm
Been watching "The Rise of The Murdoch Dynasty" on BBC2. Good stuff, but a depressing reminder of what a destructive influence this utter cunt has been in his time drawing breath on this planet.

He is 89 years old. Why won't the cunt just die?

Denis Potter was so right about him.
No one challenged the premise of the first episode 'the kingmaker'. Is he really? Or someone who backs winners and is good at persuading them it was the Sun wot wun it. The Sun can have three politically contradictory front pages on its English, Irish and Scottish editions in the same day. And the Sun pulled out all the usual Labour leader crap on Blair before learning early on it wasn't chiming with their readers.
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