rupert murdoch

June 10, 2008

this is on youtube under “Rupert Murdoch of Fox News Admits Manipulating the News for Agenda”

for those who are less familiar with murdoch, from Businessweek:

“his satellites deliver TV programs in five continents, all but dominating Britain, Italy, and wide swaths of Asia and the Middle East. He publishes 175 newspapers, including the New York Post and The Times of London. In the U.S., he owns the Twentieth Century Fox Studio, Fox Network, and 35 TV stations that reach more than 40% of the country…His cable channels include fast-growing Fox News, and 19 regional sports channels. In all, as many as one in five American homes at any given time will be tuned into a show News Corp. either produced or delivered.”

what do you think?

mike

mike

76 Comments

  1. The Glenn Beck Review on June 18, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    You might enjoy my post about Murdoch. It was eye-opening when I found the information contained in it.

  2. I_B_Long on June 26, 2008 at 7:53 am

    FOX is corrupted. thats not really big news is it?
    when i lived in the US i watched an international news channel, because i didnt care to hear all the BS the american media was feeding the public. for some reason that european news station “dissappeared”. probably because i was the only one watching it…..;)
    people shouldnt believe everything they see on tv anyway. the smart ones do their own research, unfortunatly, theres way too many stupid people. which is what the media and politicians are counting on.

  3. axrinekey on June 17, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Hehheh…
    I don’t know him, seriously.

    Buit he must be freaking rich…. rich… rich.
    (that’s what I thought of when you write all the things up there :P)

  4. ayanami on June 16, 2008 at 11:53 am

    PART3= he dismiss some of the most important journalist such as enzo biagi and michele santoro and comidians like luttazzi and sabrina guzzanti for something they’ve said.if a journalist said something that the prime minister doesn’t like(even if is the truth) he will lost his job….THERE IS A SHAMEFUL CENSORSHIP IN ITALY! all because some people have so much power and there’s no laws that forbid them to hold important office in the governement…… so, now, tell me what do you think about this!

  5. ayanami on June 16, 2008 at 11:53 am

    PART2= he also own some channels on sky and on digitale terrestre(tv on demand) and other international channels. he ‘s the major shareholder of some publishing house: mondadori, einaudi, Elemond, Sperling & Kupfer, Grijalbo, Le Monnier, Pianeta scuola, Edizioni Frassinelli, Electa Napoli, Riccardo Ricciardi editore, editrice Poseidona. he owns lots of newspaper and magazines of different kind. he also controls the blockbuster italy and the medusa italy. he controls some insurance company such as mediolanum and programma italia. he owns one of the main italian soccer team, the Milan and other sport teams. he also controls some building company.

  6. ayanami on June 16, 2008 at 11:52 am

    PART 1= what i think?
    well, this man is not the only one that do this kind of business…i live in Italy, and here the situation about the media is terrible. have you ever heard about Silvio Berlusconi?is our prime minister…in italy there are 8 national channels: 3 are mediaset channels owned by berlusconi, 3 are property of the state(if the prime minister is berlusconi, he controls these media), one is MTV and the other one is owned by a man who works for berlusconi.

  7. MorbidAngel on June 16, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Rupert Murdoch is a pain in the arse, plain and simple.

  8. Shinodabestfriend on June 15, 2008 at 2:05 am

    ….uhmmm…….

  9. JadeGirl on June 13, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    WTF?

    From my view point I see this guy as a violater of human rights, a conman if I may say so. I say that he is a violater of HR is coz people reserve the right to be properly informed not only that the information should be 100% in its reliability if you know what I mean. I’m surprised at this. And also his channels are being watched all over the world how on eart h can he stay so cool and laugh and joke when he knows his fooling people.

  10. rockermeg on June 12, 2008 at 11:54 am

    “What do you think”

    I think he’s a twat and he’s ruining our(britain’s) media! >:-(

    THE TIMES is now a very un-respected newspaper over here, along with NEWS OF THE WORLD and THE SUN

    And everybody knows Fox sucks :-p (Anybody seen the new footage of the new series of Futurama???Box-HAHAHA!!!!I love that!!)

    In conclusion…yeah he’s a twat…

    Thanks for that opportunity Mike🙂,

    Megnxxx

  11. analoggirl on June 11, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Oh – I have another interview assignment coming up for my writing lab. Mike, care to be interviewed? haha

  12. analoggirl on June 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    PART 2: I thought I’d share an interesting anecdote. A few weeks ago, I was tasking with interviewing a journalist for an assignment. (I’m a corporate communications student.) When I asked the journalist to share his thoughts on the role of media in society, he replied, “To push the agenda of the ruling class.” (I’m not fabricating this quote, by the way. I will not reveal the journalist’s name but I will say that he writes for Toronto Life magazine.) In summary, journalists know full well that the practice of news reporting is not objective. Unless you’re an independent, you’ll adhere to the agendas that come from the top-down.

  13. analoggirl on June 11, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    PART 1: “what do we think of a news organization manipulating media to serve a private agenda?” You realize that was a leading question, right? (haha) In response to your question, I’d have to agree with ManBearPig’s assertion that advertising dollars dictate editorial content. Rupert Murdoch didn’t become a media mogul without the support of big business, and big business doesn’t become big business without government. It’s easy to see the restrictions and manipulation that exist within a communist framework, but it would shock people to see how much government interests (and propaganda) have infiltrated our capitalist media.

  14. Ashley on June 11, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    I hold no value to anything I hear in regards to Fox news. I don’t understand how a broadcasting station with so much power can blatantly lie and get away with it. Well maybe I can when the current administration at the white house can do the same.

    I am so glad for a “Change.” Hopefully this November puts an end to all the lies and deception. I can definitely do without Mr. Murdoch and his puppets. The need for truthful reporting is vital.

  15. clara110 on June 11, 2008 at 9:07 am

    and to the world economic forum: I don’t really know if this is good or bad ( it’s certainly good for getting statements like the on you posted!) .. it’s a meeting of the most powerful economic companies.. and the only thing I really hear about are the traffic jam in front of Davos and the protest in a lot of cities in Switzerland ( I live there^^).

  16. clara110 on June 11, 2008 at 9:07 am

    and because the USA influe the rest of the world… the world believes in a lie. the thing is that the USA certainly don’t want to change that, I mean it’s a great feeling of power, knowing that the whole world depends on you..I think once again you see how manipulated media is.. and we don’t even think about it! also we can NOT control it, because the only ones who could do it ARE in this.. (as you can see I’m quite critical about the politics and the media in the USA.. that’s since 9/11.. there are TOO many inconsitencies about what happend to believe the official version..)

  17. ShadowerLiltani on June 11, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Dude mumbles so much I couldn’t hear a goddamn word he said. I don’t watch the news. No opinion.

  18. Ezza on June 10, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    hmm i knew he owned alot of media out lets in the states and i think he still owns about 50% of the broadsheet newspaper market and some of the mags. “The Australian”,which i think is the 1 that murdoch still owns i could be wrong, is right wing, “The Age” which is the other broadsheet paper is a little more balanced.. still most of the political stuff printed is biased in some way and even tho the media shouldn’t do it they do when there is enough money on the table. and its up to the consumer to find out who’s bias and who is less bias about some issues.

  19. zimminator on June 10, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    wow.

  20. Fishgoingwest on June 10, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Oh,that’s not what media should do!

    Media should be neutral and they just act in the contrary way.

    How much can media connected to politics,probably,it has grown to a dramastic extent.

  21. burningdaylight on June 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    pps: yes; as curiosa said, we did talk about this same sort of thing on the fmmb. it was after katrina and we were all talking about fox being sensationalist, lol.

    ; )

  22. burningdaylight on June 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    part three: murdoch’s strategy was probably to prevent the events that happened during Vietnam from happening again, although we all know people are pretty much sick and tired of the war…
    ps: noam chomsky did a documentary about this exact sort of thing. i don’t remember the name of it, but i’m sure you could find some of his work on youtube.

  23. burningdaylight on June 10, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    part two: as far as murdoch sticking to bush’s agenda is concerned, i think that may have partly to do with the whole vietnam war media fiasco that happened during the 60’s. vietnam was the first war to ever be photographed by the media, and a lot of the images (and the info that followed them) were so negative that it caused people to question the war, the legitimacy of the president (Johnson), and where their loyalties lied (i.e hawks v. doves).

  24. burningdaylight on June 10, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    part one:
    honestly, i’m not surprised about this at all. sooner or later this was going to come out. the media has the power to sway things a certain way and only show what they think is important. politically, they can sway either conservative (i.e fox news) or liberal (i.e nbc, new york times, etc.).

  25. murry on June 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    What’s more, it didn’t take a Charlie Rose interview with Rupert Murdoch to convince me that his organization plays fast and loose with the facts. I make it a habit not to consume that kind of news, but it’s obvious where Fox’s loyalties lie, and it’s not with the people. I get my news from independent organizations on the web and I get it distilled on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Some of what I consume might be left-leaning, but I think it’s a little more straight than what Fox is putting out there.

  26. murry on June 10, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I’m a professional writing student, but until a year ago, I was a journalism student. Objectivity is the key in journalism. The goal is to present the FACTS with no spin or gloss and try to help the people decide what those FACTS mean for them. Now, I’m very opinionated, so I found it really hard to not inject my viewpoint into my work. So, I got out of journalism. Journalism is not opinion. Fox News is perhaps the most dangerous perpetrator of this, but no mainstream media, especially no cable news outlet, is exempt from this.

  27. murry on June 10, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Let’s see if I can be concise enough to get everything I want to say in one post. I think about this what I’ve thought about it for the past, I don’t know, ten years… Fox News and their affiliates have always done a great job. They’ve done a great job at taking everything the administration says at face value and not bothering to check it against anything else. They’re great stenographers. Looks like I’m going to need another post…

  28. Hybr1d_7h3ory on June 10, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    One quote that has helped me out a lot so far in life is…

    Believe 50 percent of what you see
    And none of what you hear

    and ever since Forest Gump you can’t even believe 50 percent of what you see these days

  29. Cyn_DarthYak on June 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Part 3: It’s all subjective; on the reader’s side and on the journalist’s side. This is why I can’t state enough how important it is to read up from many various sources and remember that you’re looking at the news from your own unique angle. Nobody’s word is golden.

  30. Cyn_DarthYak on June 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Part 2: This makes it rather complicated when one wants to keep up-to-date on certain topics, political or otherwise. For this, education is the key. Viewers/Readers have to be educated on all different kinds of opinions and backgrounds in order to take the information they want or need from certain articles.

  31. Cyn_DarthYak on June 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Part 1: This is something I hear a lot about, especially in political news. However, you have to take into account the many different views within politics and that surrounds even just one story, even when you leave the realm of politics there are almost limitless angles to one story. It’s the journalist/editors’ job to pick which angle they wish to present. Therefore it’s easy to state that all news has been manipulated.

  32. Curiosa on June 10, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    btw, what did you get Ryu for his b-day? ;)~

  33. Curiosa on June 10, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    I believe we already discussed the media’s influence on fmmb last yr or a few yrs ago. It’s been a while. I’m not surprised it happens. Mark Cuban used the Dallas newspaper to try to popularize the Mavericks when he first bought them lying about their standings in the NBA. The LA newspaper (& a few other newspapers in other cities) tried to influence people to vote for Obama by positively focusing on him & putting somewhere in the back a very small paragraph about Hillary & the list of examples goes on & on. The media is biased so the best thing to do is be aware of it & try to find out more about the subject (find out both sides) before coming up with your own conclusion.

  34. toikey on June 10, 2008 at 11:46 am

    PART 2

    In this case, I think that this man is incredibly powerful, if someone was to offer him a lot of money, I think he could be tainted and manipulate stories in a way which isn’t for the greater good. Feeding people with only the negative side of things, as such a person (for instance, Amy Winehouse), can evidently make people hate them. I believe that this is wrong and should not happen, because, at the end of the day, that person’s life is their own, as is all of ours, and if others, such as the media, interfere with that, then the circumstances will be grim.

  35. toikey on June 10, 2008 at 11:46 am

    PART 1

    I believe that the media, can highly influence people in our world. Not only do we see violence actually broadcasted but in films and TV shows. Each of which can contain some known or in some cases, unknown subliminal message that certain people may pick up on that changes or influences their opinion on a certain topic.

  36. renny on June 10, 2008 at 11:46 am

    “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

  37. Heshotmedown on June 10, 2008 at 11:31 am

    “But you gave out an order that bared every dj to play ANY song from the Dixie Chicks. Or they would be fired. Is that correct?””Yes!” “But you told us a few moments before, that you could never disturb the decision of your djs! Thats a total contradiction!”I dunno, but somehow this post reminded me about this part.

    (I still kinda hate your 700 signs limit) ;o)

  38. Heshotmedown on June 10, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I dunno if you watched this whole Dixie Chicks thing a few years ago. Or if you ever watched “Shut Up And Sing”.
    This movie is no Dixie Chicks fan documentary, the dvd is more about the “problem” they “made” or said.At one point, they show something that was aired on tv (and in my opinion pretty interesting). I dunno if it was some kind of hearing, but a man (that I figured as a rupert murdoch @ the radio world) said, “no, we are an organisation of 200 independent stations! We are NOT connected in a way that could disturb our decisions or the decisions of our djs!”

  39. MrJQ23 on June 10, 2008 at 10:33 am

    there are media outlets everyday trying to convey the best story first and sometimes its unfortunate that they try to put out news that sometimes might be false at first. I’ll always remember the media outlets and the pentagon covering up the real story on Pat Tillman. nowadays i can’t even stand watching fox news because they are so biased in what they believe in and they don’t attract the other audience. i say just get the actual story right the first time, whether its good or bad.

  40. yun on June 10, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Herein Italy we have Berlusconi who thinks about it all! That dickhead. Oops. Anyway, I agree with what some said down: news that really matters are not always on tv, basically journalists are too involved in politics that in doing their jobs. The matter is, at least here in Italy, that people don’t want news anymore, they just want people arguing, or knowing about celebrities lifestyles or about what that politic said about the wife of the other. Wanna talk about the Birmania case? Except the fact of the communism in China and that the government does not let journalists say what is happening, on tv it’s been news for 2 days, then stop. Nothing.

  41. maria on June 10, 2008 at 10:21 am

    And secondly try to analyze everyhting you read and not to copy nonsence. It’s rather useful and sometimes this works) Im not an expert and not a politician but I consider the situation with mass media to be very extraodinary, lets say so.
    But has anyone ever tried to organize any establishment or any optional UN (or a sort of UN) just for the sake of doing something untill the world hasn’t come into another crisis of world perception) and crisis of conscience) ? though mass media hasn’t overcome it yet. So Mike you’re the first person to do it) So lets organize an unofficial organization against puppets mass media manipulating)

  42. PankakeMunky on June 10, 2008 at 10:21 am

    often the media does its best to give out news, let’s just say about the iraq war, just to please the viewers who are watching the news. they don’t really tell you what’s really happening or any of the little gritty details, other than saying “oh, this many soldiers died today but we are still making progress with the war.” manipulating the news to satisfy the people watching it isn’t really truthful in some cases. true, they are saying what is actually happening but only telling about 10% of the truth while the 90% is just making up fancy sentences.

  43. maria on June 10, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Hi Mike. Well, I think (if I understood it write) that media should be more responsible for what it is saying) And concerning media manipulating for the political needs, this phenomena can’t called normal and casual because it only makes media a puppet in a big political game where the stakes are high. And also there’s no any options for them to be placed apart from any political influence or even apart from a governmental one. So that something must be done about it. Or at least media must be controled by the Government) a bit) or in someway in order to make them all publish information that has been checked previously)

  44. Yes_Okay on June 10, 2008 at 10:01 am

    2.) and makes it their own views well then they may also have to do something too. You can’t let other people think for you. Think for yourself. Do something productive. Say something and speak out. Anyway It’s not suprising in the least that this is going on.

  45. Yes_Okay on June 10, 2008 at 10:01 am

    1.) The news in general upsets me. It’s just so depressing. What’s more they want to push opinions and political views down our throats. It’s enough that millions of people die from starvation, poverty, natural disasters and such. It’s the last thing we need, a big news coporation feeding us their views. What they need to do is get something done. Anyway on the other hand if people are following what the news says and takes all their views to heart

  46. Xenith on June 10, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I’m not stupid enough to believe that the media cant be manipulated into steering the heard, however if it wasn’t controversial the media would not latch onto it with both hands in the first place.

    Its limited the amount of people I know who read every news story in the paper or allow their direction to be swayed by what the tabloids say… I dont know about America. The word betrayal within the media seems alot stronger over there.

    What I do know though, is that come the vote for war ALL of our tabloids in the UK where against it and it made no difference at all.

    I don’t think the media are as in control as we allow ourselves to believe.

  47. shinoda_me on June 10, 2008 at 9:00 am

    i agree with REEM… its been long since people stopped broadcasting news that really matters .. its all one sided all the time …
    i guess its become of such less concern over the years that i hate watching TV now … we dont get any of those channels in India i guess but i do get an idea of what you’re talking about …
    nice to see you bring up stuff like this

  48. Bunnyfish on June 10, 2008 at 8:45 am

    I think that the best thing we can teach our kids is to think for themselves. The media is fine for the general gist of what is going on, but if you believe everything you read in the papers or watch on t.v. then you are not using your brain at all. I think it’s amazing Rupert Murdoch got caught out, but I guess everyone who cares about the truth already knows he and everyone like him lies to their own advantage, it’s all about the manipulation…. and here my rant will end! Sorry, I just really feel for the next generation and what is being left for them.

  49. Shinizzle3 on June 10, 2008 at 8:28 am

    omg, i want to speek and understand english as well as you…fuckin german…

  50. SimplyMode on June 10, 2008 at 7:48 am

    This really doesn’t really surprise me. Honestly, we all knew this was going on.
    Sometimes its soooo obvious its shameful to watch. But anyway…at the end of the day
    it really doesn’t matter your opinions and your decisions are made by you not fox or the post etc.
    I mean he just admitted to agreeing with the war & trying to persuade people to agree with him right?
    but if someone did the same thing but was against the whole thing..that would be considered correct. its all but messed up for me..but thats just my opinion.

  51. outlawserenade on June 10, 2008 at 7:34 am

    oh hey, I remember! Le gasp!

    One of the thing with media manipulation is that the intellect of the people will need to actually THINK before accepting “news” at face value, and more often than not, they will want to find alternative sources to find information. I would predict that before long, the media will realize that their manipulation will – as I said before – end up as moot as payola “marketing.” Maybe by then they will realize that factual reporting is more beneficial than market-favored reports. But I’m not holding my breath.

  52. outlawserenade on June 10, 2008 at 7:29 am

    DREW SHUTUP IT’S MUH TURN! :p

    Part two:
    Which is why I believe you, particularly, as someone who is familiar with the ‘net, should try to utilize it instead of nullifying it like the big record company is doing. If you haven’t already, have a peek at bob lefsetz’s blog , not only it’s interesting to read, it’ll also give you some ideas on maximizing the ‘net for your benefit.

    I still have some ish to say, I think.. But I can’t remember. Okay, somebody else may take over from here.

  53. outlawserenade on June 10, 2008 at 7:25 am

    “We” think?

    I’m actually quite surprised that this kind of realization didn’t hit you by the time you’re a big, commercially successful artist. No offense nor cynicism here, mind you. But the payola scandal (which, you must – if not should – be familiar with, or at the least, informed about) would be the biggest hint of media manipulations in music industry. With the advancement of internet, however, the old ways will be moot by the minute.

  54. ManBearPig on June 10, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Post Five: For an LA example, why is it breaking news when there’s a car chase in West Hollywood but not when an injured soldier makes it back from Iraq? It’s really quite frightening that this is the state journalism, media and corporations exist in nowadays. And we’ve basically allowed it to happen. Sorry for the novella, by the way.

  55. ManBearPig on June 10, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Post Four: Do we really need to see another picture of Britney’s vag? No, but people want to see her crash and burn hard. South Park put it best in its Britney episode (if you’ve seen it. If not, you must). Every agenda bends to what makes money. Good journalists go bad at the allure of a big payoff. Legitimate news takes the backburner to stories to demean the other guy, because bad news and meanness capture viewers

  56. ManBearPig on June 10, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Post Three: I’m reminded of the photographer for some newspaper (I can’t remember the name), who doctored a photo from Iraq I believe to show great carnage and destruction when no such situation existed. Why? So he could get big bucks from media outlets for the rights to the photo and for international acclaim. It’s the same reason you so rarely see “happy” news. Good, happy stories don’t sell magazines or newspapers. Why else is there an entire industry devoted to photographing celebrities at their worst?

  57. ManBearPig on June 10, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Post Two: Ted Turner, Rupert Murdoch, they’re all the same. CNN is the liberal station, Fox News the conservative. Why the hell should it matter? Isn’t news just news? Nope, because biased news can get you more money than straight up facts. And, don’t forget, facts are scary, so truthiness is always best. Everything is money driven. If we wanted to be objective again, take money out of the picture. But that’ll never happened. Money is the root of all evil, as cliche as it is. If there was no giant gain from skewing facts and obfuscating images, people wouldn’t do it.

  58. ManBearPig on June 10, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Post One: I think once any outlet or company reaches a certain size and influence, it becomes inextricably linked to certain agendas. Look at companies like Wal-Mart. They have such a stranglehold over the retail industry and trade (mainly with China) that it can pretty much do what it wants without fear of governmental repercussion. Why? They make the government and lobbyists a LOT of money. Nothing is objective or independent anymore, as being objective isn’t lucrative. Same goes for media companies. They are run by multi-billionaires who could care less about anything else other than profits.

  59. Reem on June 10, 2008 at 7:12 am

    (second part sorry)i remember watching the news,actual news that is and knowing whats around us,now it’s all bull that shows you nothing,just makes you feel like its alright,they never show how many people die in my country,or palestine,or africa and the list could go on,i went a little offtopic but this is serious and annoying,to me at least.

  60. Reem on June 10, 2008 at 7:12 am

    i agree with alxnilam, while i don’t know what the american tv is like and we don’t get fox pay tv around, and im not a huge fan of tv,but i still have an idea of what the three above would have,it’s true,he can help change lots of things but he won’t for some reason i guess,i’d call him smart for getting this far but i don’t know,it could all be just for the money yet again i dont know him at all.it’s sad how proper news isn’t showing nowa days,they show one side of the truth,always,a guy like him has the power to at least give us the right to know what’s going on around us,

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  62. lmikp on June 10, 2008 at 6:50 am

    it’s kinda frustrating, you never know if what you’re hearing is true anymore or at least entirely true. The whole world is like that now, information is power, it moves the planet. This matter makes me sooo angry…

  63. pbizkit33 on June 10, 2008 at 6:27 am

    I find the fact that not how much of the news he controls, but what brand names he controls. Many people read those periodicals and watch his news broadcasts on television and if he wanted, he probably could change peoples views with forcing his writers and broadcasters to make his words theirs.

  64. Jeana on June 10, 2008 at 6:26 am

    very sad, but what is not manipulated today? In the end it’s your own decision to believe blindly what is told by the media or to make your own opinion.

  65. NeneLP88 on June 10, 2008 at 5:45 am

    In Italy the situation is similar. I wanted to write the same things Mark86 wrote..but it’s useless for u to read the same stuff twice😄

    The worst things are the channels that our prime minister (vomit) owns. When I watch newscast (seldom), I can feel what they want me to think. And that was not fair, especially during the elections period. When something bad used to take place, it was like “we are better and we’d solve that this way”. And in many subliminal ways (the way news are reported, their order, videos showed..). Now that he’s won the elections I don’t even dare to watch -.- {but that’s just my opinion =P}
    And it’s sad how people put their trust in the media they watch =(

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    And this is my art wooork!!!! hhope you liked it!!! and i couldnt answer you because i was very very exiited but yes, i have made it all by my hands, only for you🙂 hope you appreciated it… http://a363.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/40/l_fb27b0e4b458d50f0048c0f16811c55a.jpg

  68. Noe_Kenji on June 10, 2008 at 4:20 am

    HEYU MIKE , i have some nice stuff of the show and the meet and greet of spain, you should take a look looool🙂 ITS VERY FUNNY!!!!
    tis is me and my new and biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig friend hehehehe mike can you send him that pict??? please!!!!!🙂

    You, me and joe’s fuck in the MG hehehehe thank you for that pict guys!!!!!! i really love it!!!!!!! hehe if joes fuck wasn’t ehre, it would not be the same pict🙂 http://a579.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/105/l_d3439c85aeaaef94d3de17143f3a186a.jpg

  69. Astat on June 10, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Not really surprising. While mainstream news isn’t necessarily RUN by the government, there’s a BIG chain of command in the news business that inevitably links to the government somehow. I don’t think they consciously try to be biased all the time, but the fact is that somewhere in that chain of command, it’s always a major benefit to SOMEONE if news is reported in a certain way. As Murdoch said, news outlets in the US almost unanimously stood behind the war in Iraq when it began. And think about it, have you ever seen your local news say it’s bad when your country goes to war? No, they always try to envoke patriotism out of the people. And they have good reason to, not that I agree with it.

  70. Mark86 on June 10, 2008 at 4:06 am

    The situation of media in Italy is tragic… Satellite television is 100% of Rupert Murdoch. Terrestraial television is: 45% public television (contolled by the government and the directors of newscast are nominated by political parties), 45% a private company (Mediaset) owned by the prime minister. And there is not cable television. Newspapers situation is similar. There are 2 kinds of newspapers: controlled and owned by politial parties, controlled and owned by privates (but in support of a party)

  71. alxnilam on June 10, 2008 at 4:06 am

    a person with his possibilities could have a great input in spreading today’s issues. but concentraiting on manipulation, it’s everywhere, media live off people beliving their every word, therefore, if murdoch would focus on what’s important globally he might make a difference he’s refering to. but still, using media to personal purposes is more beneficial, than thinking of issues that do not concern him. promoting certain issues while the others are left out could be easily described as hidden agenda. and he’s probably getting a great deal out of it.

  72. ReflectionistBaz on June 10, 2008 at 4:04 am

    I think it’s horrible. But I am more curious to see what it’s effects are on this generation far in the future… Only time will tell. Something big is going to happen sooner than later.

  73. Noe_Kenji on June 10, 2008 at 4:02 am

    ey mike, i ave some nice stuff of the show and the meet and greet of spain, you sould take a look looool🙂

    this is our video of the m&G

    joe cure for the itch

    rob’s super solo

  74. Kostas on June 10, 2008 at 4:00 am

    :-p Fuck that old man…. he sucks big time.

  75. Kostas on June 10, 2008 at 3:56 am

    Yeh, I believe that american TV is full of shit, and that it’s like: “All the news we want you to hear! HAHA, motherfuckers”. They definitely use it for their own purposes. But I think it happens everywhere. It’s just that when it happens in America it’s far more shitty, since america’s governement is all around the world, along with those companies. oil, planes, whatever it is. Bad thing is that there’s not the right education for young ppl, so that they actually think before they trust everything and get all fanatic about the iraq war.. America is a huge country, ok? And it’s not good when most ppl in there are like… :-ppppppppppp (vomit). Dammit, there you are.

  76. MentalisFun on June 10, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Ugh….”Video no longer available”

    Don’t know who this Murdoch guy is, but he is def not the first and not the last to do something like this.

    I think it’s EWOL
    😛

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