Murdoch Bought The Wall
Street Journal And Dow Jones -- Now Its The L.A. Times And Chicago
When I was an undergraduate at Lake Forest College (30 miles north of
Chicago a short wooded walk from Lake Michigan) I remember reading what
was then a great newspaper - The Chicago Tribune -- almost as good as
the Oakland Tribune when it was published by William Knowland (former
speaker of the House in the days of Robert Taft -- they heyday of paleoconservative
republicans like me.) But like the great Readers Digest was
long ago bought out by Lawrence Rockefeller and the great U.S. News and
World Report was bought by Canadian Jew land speculator Mortimer Zuckerman
-- now we see the Chicago Tribune, while no longer the great newspaper
it was, as well as the Los Angeles Times being bought by Ruppert Murdoch
-- who owns Fox News and the largest share of foreign owned broadcasting
in Red China among a thousand other things.
When Fox interviews 9-11 Truthers it picks Jim Fetzer and Morgan Reynolds
who say that no planes hit the WTC Towers! The world
"populist" is not permitted on Fox. Discussion must always be between
"liberals and conservatives." Repudiation is not a possibility on
Fox. Fox is propaganda all aimed at the straw man "liberals."
Ruppert Murdoch controls your thinking - by virtue of media monopoly
and money. But even the "liberals" he opposes are fake opposition.
Liberal and Conservative are two puppets who put on a show of fighting
"Punch and Judy" style -- while the real points of importance are
never discussed -- the real best alternative course of action never
considered. -- Dick Eastman
Murdoch Tries To Expand Empire
By Jordan Krueger
Rupert Murdoch, the guy who controls the Fox News Channel, wants to expand
his empire, and he's not letting FCC regulations get in his way.
Embattled and under investigation in England for phone hacking, influence
peddling and bribery, Murdoch has set his sights set on the Los Angeles
Times and the Chicago Tribune, the major papers in the nation's second
and third-largest cities, where Murdoch already owns several TV stations.1
Shockingly, President Obama's Federal Communications Commission is trying
to change the rules so Murdoch can get exactly what he wants. Even worse,
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is hoping the agency can pass these changes
without you noticing.
That's why we're joining our allies at Free Press and calling on the FCC
to stop trying to change the rules for Rupert Murdoch.
Tell FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski: No more media consolidation for
Murdoch. Click here to automatically sign the petition.
Murdoch's media grab would be illegal under the current rules. But Chairman
Genachowski is pushing the other commissioners for changes that would
translate into a giveaway for Murdoch and other media barons.2
These rule changes wouldn't just benefit Murdoch. If the FCC changes the
rules, one company could own the major daily newspaper, two TV stations,
and up to eight radio stations in your town. And that one company could
be your Internet provider, too.
Sound familiar? It should — the FCC is pushing the same Bush-era media
consolidation policy that millions rallied against in 2003, and 2007,
and was defeated in court just two years ago. The Senate even voted to
overturn this consolidation policy back in 2008, rebuking runaway media
concentration led by, among others, then-Senator Barack Obama.3
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski: No more media consolidation for Murdoch.
Click here to automatically sign the petition.
Chairman Genachowski wants to ram these rules through without holding
a single public hearing attended by all five FCC commissioners. He does
doesn't even want to hold the vote in public.
These changes signal an astounding apathy toward diversity in media, which
will result in fewer women and people of color on the airwaves. And with
less independent and critical journalism we need to prevent abuses of
power, we're at risk of more government and corporate corruption that
The FCC could act at any time to demolish the rules that stop Murdoch's
Grover, "Murdoch Eyes L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune," Chicago Tribune, 10/20/2012.
Eggerton, "FCC Proposes Loosening TV/Newspaper Cross-Ownership Ban ...
Again." Broadcast & Cable, 11/14/2012.
"A Change for the Worse." FreePress.net.
Eggerton, "FCC Report Shows Little Net Improvement in Ownership Diversity."
Broadcast & Cable, 11/14/2012.