From Doug's Dozen... It's not as funny as I wish, but we can't all be Murdoch entertainment.
Fox News reports on Health Care
The new health care ruling must’ve been long and confusing. So much so that seasoned Fox’s newsteam decided it simpler to report what it wished had happened instead of what the Supreme Court actually ruled on Obama’s health reform. In Fox News’ defense, crazypoliticos.com upholds the same publishing standards as the Murdoch Emipre… we treat truth and interpretation as one and the same. Unfortunately, we CP writers are also known for taking a satirical, bitter and ironic view of the political realm; some have said crazypoliticos.com was also diagnosed with a personality disorder, among other mental illnesses (selective amnesia, split personality.) Which begs the question; can an entity be diagnosed insane?
If so, then I would offer Fox News my own layman diagnosis; Wishful Thinking disorder. Take for instance, the time they reported rally numbers significantly higher than actual attendance.
Wow I was minding my own business and (to be honest) kind-of getting bored with the NOTW scandal, when the best break in the story came today.
As Murdoch testified to try to wiggle out of the hot water for spying on stars, hacking emails and voicemails and also for just being evil, a protester emerged from the crowd and hit Murdoch in the face with a pie!
Pie face (ahem, I mean Murdoch) remained seated in perhaps a show of exaggerated discipline while his wife rushed to rough up the protester. She managed to knock him around a bit before security rushed to the scene. In a later (hypothetical) exclusive sit down with the Murdochs, they described in detail.
Round table discussion on Issue of whether FCC should deny Rupert Murdoch's broadcast license in the United States
ABC's News broadcast, "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour, held a round table discussion to discuss whether FCC should deny Rupert Murdoch's broadcast license in the United States. The online liberal magazine PoliticusUSA reports today in an online article, "The News Of The World Scandal Could Cost Rupert Murdoch His FCC Licenses", that ABC's "This Week" discussed whether the NOTW phone hack scandal could "force Murdoch and News Corp to fight to keep their FCC licenses in the U.S." The article quotes the same section, 308(b) of the Communications Act (Title 47 of the United States Code) as we do in our article entitled "Why the FCC Should Conduct A Hearing to Revoke Rupert Murdoch's License to Own and Operate Television Stations in the United States" published earlier this week.
NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg, CourtTV co-founder, Steve Brill, and Editorial Director of Adweek and author of "The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch" author, Michael Wolff participated in the discussion. Brill, in the round table discussion commented: "So here I am reasonably certain that someone, maybe someone from the political left or whoever is going to make a big deal of whether they are fit to have their FCC licenses under the current management.” To watch this video, click here.
While it's anybody's guess as to whether or not Sarah Palin will announce as a Presidential Candidate, I predict that she will decide NOT to run for President. I realize this prediction is counter-intuitive, and that there are many indications that she will announce her candidacy sometime this month. The most notable being Steve Bannon's gushing, fatuous and soon to be released documentary "The Undefeated", in which he tries to reinvent Palin. Palin's the cover story in the latest issue of Newsweek, just out today. And they have a lot of really hot pictures of her in the beautiful scenery of her Alaskan home, (I presume). In fact the piece titled "Palin Plots Her Next Move", begins with the following declaration from Palin: "I believe that I can win a national election".
Here's why I am predicting Palin will not run:
1.) Bachmann and Palin are, ideologically speaking, redundant. The only difference between the two is that Palin is taking the position that she has stood up to big oil in the past on behalf of her constituents.
Why the FCC Should Conduct A Hearing to Revoke Rupert Murdoch's License to Own and Operate Television Stations In the United States
The Telegraph in London and the LA Times reported today that as a result of the mushrooming “phone hack scandal” in Great Britain, the Murdoch family is shutting down the 168 year old News of the World, the largest Sunday Daily in Great Britain. The Telegraph reports that NOTW's former Editor, Rebekah Brooks, will not be fired from her current position as Chief Executive of News International. The Telegraph also mentioned there were reports that Brooks was escorted from NOTW's offices "for her own protection." Presumably, they mean "protection" from the 200+ staff who lost jobs as a result of the closure. Wow, talk about a walk of shame!
-Gerald Long & Michelle Stiner
1) He doesn't own us yet. We represent Murdoch’s failure to devour every possible media outlet, and excrete the right-wing agenda.
2) Our logo will look really cool streaming across his corporate jet.
3) He can blame future voice mail hacking on those wacky guys at crazypoliticos.com. Firing our 5 or so contributors won't even make headlines. “Who knows what they'll do next,” he could lament, “I had to close the site due to ‘poor investigative practices.’” Nobody would notice we were missing from the web.
4) Crazy Politicos and Murdoch share mutual ambitions. We want to rule cyberspace with the same "iron keyboard" that Murdoch’s iron fist grips: all news everywhere, truth, credible reporting and ethical journalistic practices.
5) Like Murdoch’s Fox “News,” Crazy Politicos has no qualms about bending, exaggerating or simply making up a story that suits our purposes.
6) Once we get big, we intend to hire the 200 disgruntled now-fired NOTW employees to populate our staff. We won’t be liable for any grudges they may hold.
7) No right wing empire can be complete without acquiring the four or five stragglers who accidentally stumble onto our website.
8) Crazypoliticos.com and its vast (3 man) investigation team intercepted Murdoch Family voice mail messages and we could really use that $30 million. Don't make us go public.
9) We won't sell for a dime less than $30 Million.
10) Ok, we might sell for a dime less… No wait; don't leave. Let’s get an offer on the table. We’re not married to that $30 million number. . . Don't make me beg?