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Stop Rupert Murdoch now!

 
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ColinB
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Stop Rupert Murdoch now! Reply with quote

In 48 hours, nearly half the British mass media could be bought by one of the world's worst media moguls.

Rupert Murdoch has exploited his vast media empire to push war in Iraq, elect George W Bush, spread resentment of muslims and immigrants, and block global action on climate change. He undermines democratic government across the world by threatening elected leaders with vicious and often false media coverage unless they do his bidding.

Britain plays a key role in Europe and the world. If Murdoch has a lock on British media, he will use it to undermine UK, EU and UN support for human rights and democracy. The UK is up in arms over the Murdoch bid, and even the government, elected with Murdoch's help, is split down the middle as it makes a decision this week. Global solidarity bolstered Egypt's pro-democracy protesters -- it can help Britain's. Let's build an urgent global outcry to stop Rupert Murdoch. Sign the petition to Prime Minister Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Clegg!

http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_rupert_murdoch_3/?copy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't agree more

That's it nothing else to say

I've already signed it Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I donít really know enough about this guy to decide whether he is good or bad, thereís some quite sweeping allegations there, Colin. If he is this big all controlling media mogul guy then maybe the allegations youíve made (or quoted), are just fictitious ones from other less successful media moguls who want to climb up his ladder-surely if he was this all-controlling media guy there wouldnít be any bad press about him- if he can get a President elected in the US then he could easily make it seem like heís the most decent chap on the planet Ė so I donít get it. I donít know, but if we canít trust the Murdock Media, what makes other Media organisation any more trustworthy? Theyíre all staffed with the same sort of people with similar qualifications from the same educational establishments; theyíve all been subjected to the same educational and professional doctrine throughout their careers. They all have the same drive and motive. Individual journalists in any organisation are just as likely to put their career before the truth, whoever they work for. One must treat almost everything we read in the press or see on the TV with a cautious awareness that weíre probably being manipulated. When reading the paper, try to extract the facts but leave the opinion on the pages.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
I donít really know enough about this guy to decide whether he is good or bad, thereís some quite sweeping allegations there, Colin.


My text is a pull-quote from the page to which the URL links, Rachel.

Personally, I prefer to believe it all. It's the far safer option.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Signed it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too late! Murdoch has taken over the world, henceforth to be called "The Murdoch". We are all Murdochians. Resistance is futile!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

signed but it's still gone through

see it was worth coming out for the Tories after all worth every penny
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Murdoch has agreed to sacrifice Sky News. Big deal! I reckon this was Jeremy Hunt's plan (careful how you pronounce his surname) all along - with Cameron's backing, of course. After all, they need to keep Murdoch onside just like Blair did in 1997.

What next? Sky News to be rebranded Fox Europe (god help us) and then a merger with (aka takeover of) a privatised BBC News Channel?

Anything's possible, as we're seeing all the time!
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