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Keith Olbermann, John Dean Preview Rupert Murdoch Testimony

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Posted on Jul 18, 2011

Rupert and James Murdoch will face the British Parliament on Tuesday, and John Dean (at right) thinks the elder tycoon may not be used to the pressure: “I think that this is the first time that Murdoch has ever been in this kind of atmosphere where people can push him to answer ... questions he might not want to address.”

Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” show will cover the Murdoch hearing live Tuesday morning on Current TV.  —PZS

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By SoTexGuy, July 24, 2011 at 10:42 am Link to this comment

The promotions accompanying Current TV and especially Olbermann videos are intolerable.. I will NEVER buy anything thrust in my face like that and may well stop looking in on Countdown as well..

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By tropicgirl, July 22, 2011 at 8:40 am Link to this comment

Podesta this week told reporters his group wants the U.S. division of News Corp. probed for other possible offenses, including violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prosecutes for bribery of foreign officials.

Podesta’s Think Progress, has been leading Twitter and Facebook campaigns calling for investigations into Rupert Murdoch’s U.S. media empire.  Podesta’s center is also going after the Wall Street Journal. ClimateProgress.org, a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, this week published an article entitled “Connecting the Dots from News Corp Scandal to the Lies of Fox News and the Wall Street Journal.” Think Progress also published the piece.

Perhaps at the center of the drive against News Corp. sits the Soros-funded Media Matters for America. “I am supporting Media Matters in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy,” Soros said a statement at the time. Media Matters in May announced the roll out of a new site, News Corp Watch, dedicated to activism targeting Murdoch’s empire.

Ben Smith at POLITICO reported how News Corp Watch calls itself a “vital resource for investors and others interested in the company’s activities.”

So, let’s take a deeper look at UK lawmaker, Tom Watson…

Wikipedia says some of the following… a former media hack and ad man. Consistently he has embarrassed his government with smear campaigns and dirty campaigns. He and his roomate have been accused of improperly accepting food allowances from the government and for accepting gifts.

In 2004, he won the New Statesman New Media Award in the category of elected representative for using his weblog to further the democratic process. The New Statesman is a British left-of-centre political and cultural magazine published weekly in London, and connected with leading members of the Fabian Society, a think-tank of numerous socialist organizations, believers in social engineering and eugenics, like the American Progressives, who, long ago, ran off the rails of sanity.

Soros is a believer, also, and an actual graduate of the London School of Economics, widely known to be a Fabian-socialist school. We know Soros is a staunch opposer of Fox News and a solid proponent of disaster capitalism and social engineering. It seems Tom Watson is a little, “MINI-ME” of Soros:

Wikipedia says that Watson has been harshly critical of conservative Fox News host Glenn Beck, saying IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR, that Beck’s “type of journalism is dangerous and can have wide-ranging negative effects on society. The kind of material broadcast by Glenn Beck is not unique; a number of other ‘shock jocks’ operate in the States. However, none has displayed intolerance on such a frequent and irresponsible scale as Glenn Beck. It is vital that that kind of ‘news’ is not made or broadcast in the UK. However, the proposed acquisition of BSkyB by News Corp means that there is an increased threat of its becoming a reality.” He also criticized News Corp head Rupert Murdoch for employing Beck and other controversial figures:

And… same month… “Glenn Beck, you are a bigot. You bring shame to your country, not because you lack balance, but because you are an unthinking buffoon. Rupert Murdoch tolerates you because you are his useful idiot… Let us hope he disposes of your nasty brand of intolerance sooner rather than later.”

The same could be said about Watson and his massa, Soros.

This probably has more to do with controlling the press for the upcoming election than anything else. But, alas, then the election leads to more Fabian social engineering and disaster capitalism.

But, it occurs to me that however imperfect Fox News is, what Soros is all about, his history, and the extent of his designs on specific Americans, is absolutely bone-chilling to me.

I don’t want the only news I hear to be from a Soros factory. He disgusts me too much.

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By Frosty46, July 20, 2011 at 3:32 am Link to this comment

I stand corrected on the coverage—Fox News did carry the
hearings in Parliament——————-but had a very strange almost
one minute time lag—I watched on two other channels also to
compare and both were about a minute ahead————does
anyone understand how this is possible?

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By joel kabakov, July 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm Link to this comment
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two possible titles of unauthorized biographies of Rupert:
       
                    1. Murdoch Incorporated
                 
                    2. The World Is His Lounge

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By Frosty46, July 19, 2011 at 2:59 am Link to this comment

Thank you Current TV and Keith Olberman for having the guts
to broadcast the coverage of Murdoch’s Testimony before the
British Parliament.  everyone knows there will be nothing or next
to nothing on FOX NEWS and very little on other more honest TV
news outlets.

WE can only hope that the US operations of Murdoch’s News
Corp. and the Dow.  I had no idea he owned so very much of
our once proud nation.  Sad times for America!

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