A Eulogy for Rupert Murdoch

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    Jul 14, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
    from someone who knows him well, fellow press baron and criminal Conrad Black

    " Although his personality is generally quite agreeable, Mr Murdoch has no loyalty to anyone or anything except his company. He has difficulty keeping friendships; rarely keeps his word for long; is an exploiter of the discomfort of others; and has betrayed every political leader who ever helped him in any country, except Ronald Reagan and perhaps Tony Blair. All his instincts are downmarket; he is not only a tabloid sensationalist; he is a malicious myth-maker, an assassin of the dignity of others and of respected institutions, all in the guise of anti-elitism. He masquerades as a pillar of contemporary, enlightened populism in Britain and sensible conservatism in the US, though he has been assiduously kissing the undercarriage of the rulers of Beijing for years"

    Read the full piece in The Financial Times
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    Jul 14, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    I agree...but he's a Billionaire. I would need a crowbar to pry my Mother, who is 83, away from Fox.......

    Quite frankly, I don't think being on the list of "Most Liked" is of any value to him.....

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    Jul 14, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
    turbobilly said I would need a crowbar to pry my Mother, who is 83, away from Fox.......


    I think a crowbar might be a little harsh. Just cut the plug off her TV.
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    Jul 14, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    Mil8 said
    turbobilly said I would need a crowbar to pry my Mother, who is 83, away from Fox.......


    I think a crowbar might be a little harsh. Just cut the plug off her TV.


    I think there are some assets still up for grab....Must Be Nice!!!
  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 15, 2011 1:09 AM GMT
    If they find out he was hacking into the phones of 9/11 victims, they should slap his withered old ass into prison.
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    Jul 15, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    I'd like to see him stripped of his US citizenship.
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    Jul 15, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    These aren't flaws - they are the proper qualifications to run a media empire.
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    Jul 15, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    Send his rotten corrupt ass back to Australia.
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    Jul 15, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    turbobilly saidI agree...but he's a Billionaire. I would need a crowbar to pry my Mother, who is 83, away from Fox...

    You could do an intervention, and block the channel. Most cable or satellite boxes have a "Parental Control" option that would allow you to block a specific channel. Tell your Mother that FOX was removed from her service, and direct her to CNN or the BBC, if she has them. Be saving her from right-wing brainwashing.
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    Jul 15, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidThese aren't flaws - they are the proper qualifications to run a media empire.


    I guess sociopaths appreciate each other's work.
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:26 AM GMT
    All these insecure homosexuals and bisexuals; many even having spent much of their lives promoting there is something wrong with homosexuality, and over look their own sins, and the damage they have done.. Yet promote hate for those who may of done the same, or who they feel do; like Fox News. But.......many of them will Read the New York Times, and support Communist Network News. icon_rolleyes.gif

    So proude one is not and never has been an insecure homosexual, and lived in hiding from the truth. yet when I vote I can put my country and State before my personal wants.

    How the left love to put themselves up on a pedestal, yet at the same time ignoring the damage they have done along the way.....
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:26 AM GMT
    Left wing elitist make one giggle.icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidAll these insecure homosexuals and bisexuals; many even having spent much of their lives promoting there is something wrong with homosexuality, and over look their own sins, and the damage they have done.. Yet promote hate for those who may of done the same, or who they feel do; like Fox News. But.......many of them will Read the New York Times, and support Communist Network News. icon_rolleyes.gif

    So proude one is not and never has been an insecure homosexual, and lived in hiding from the truth. yet when I vote I can put my country and State before my personal wants.

    How the left love to put themselves up on a pedestal, yet at the same time ignoring the damage they have done along the way.....


    You have some serious issues going about making such strong accusations. Might I add you call CNN, Communist Network News. What? Seriously, what are you smoking? You sound like a downright unpleasant individual, I'm not even sure what your point is, if not to just attack people in some kind of morphed and highly misinformed pathetic self depreciating manner. If you are the example of what a "eternally secure homosexual" is, then by God I and most want none of that.
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    Jul 15, 2011 5:47 AM GMT
    PresentMind said though he has been assiduously kissing the undercarriage of the rulers of Beijing for years"


    He apparently stopped kissing someone's ass, and got thrown under the bus.

    At least that was my first thought when the story broke. Something like this is held in check for years. Then one day it lands in a lap, with explicit approval to run with it.
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    Jul 15, 2011 11:41 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    turbobilly saidI agree...but he's a Billionaire. I would need a crowbar to pry my Mother, who is 83, away from Fox...

    You could do an intervention, and block the channel. Most cable or satellite boxes have a "Parental Control" option that would allow you to block a specific channel. Tell your Mother that FOX was removed from her service, and direct her to CNN or the BBC, if she has them. Be saving her from right-wing brainwashing.


    Certainly gives a new meaning to "Parental Control".