Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Rupert Murdoch

 

Rupert Murdoch was born in Australia in 1931. He then became a naturalised American. He was raised a Christian and denies being a right-wing Libertarian. He is not of the Jewish persuasion. 

He owned as of 2014 though this may have changed since then, these companies…

21st Century Fox
Cable
Fox News (Fox News Sunday, Fox News Edge, Fox News Radio Network)
Fox Business Network
FSN – Fox Sports Net Inc. (National Sports Programming, Yankees Entertainment, Fox Sports Go)
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
SPEED
Fox College Sports
Fox Soccer Plus
Big Ten Network
FX (and FXnow online)
FXX
FXM
National Geographic U.S.
FIC (Fox International Channels) (including Fox Channel, Fox Life, Fox Crime, FOX Traveller, Voyage Channel, STAR World, STAR Movies and Chinese channels, National Geographic HD, Nat Geo Adventure Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Music, NGC Network International, Elite Sports Limited, Baby TV, Fox Sports Latin America, MundoFox Broadcasting, Eredivisie Media and Marketing, Channel V Thailand, CJ E&M Korea, Fox Sports Japan)
STAR India (International Cricket Council matches, Asianet Communications, Vijay Television Private Limited, Balaji Telefilms Limited)
Rotana (operates in the Middle East)
Moby Group Holdings
Fox Sports Asia
Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings (operates in China)
PT Visi Media Asia (operates in Indonesia)
Television
Fox Television stations (WNYW, WWOR, KTTV, KCOP, WFLD, WPWR, WTXF, KDFW, KDFI, WFXT, WTTG, WDCA, WAGA, KRIV, KTXH, WJBK, KSAZ, KUTP, WTVT, KMSP, WFTC, WOFL, WRBW, WJZY, WMYT, KTBC, WHBQ, WOGX)
FOX Broadcasting Company
MyNetworkTV distribution service
Film
Twentieth Century Fox Film (Fox 2000, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Fox International Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)
Production
Twentieth Century Fox Television productions
Fox 21 Inc.
Twentieth Television
FtvS (Fox Television Studios)
Shine Limited
All films in the Fox Library
Broadcast
Sky Italia
Sky Deutschland
Other
BSkyB (U.K.)
Hulu (30% stake)
Tata Sky
Bona Film Group
CMC-News AsiaVice Holding (Vice News)
News Corp.
News and Information
Dow Jones (Wall Street Journal, CIO Journal, CFO Journal, CMO Journal and international WSJ editions, Wall Street Journal Digital Network, Factiva, DJ Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, Barrons, MarketWatch, Dow Jones Private Market, DJX)
News Corp Australia (The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail, The Advertiser, taste.com, CareerOne.com, Business Spectator, Eureka Reports, carguide.com, FOX SPORTS PULSE, and local dailies)
News UK (The Sun, The Times)
New York Post
News America Marketing (SmartSource inserts)
Storyful
Cable Network Programming
Fox Sports Australia
Digital Real Estate Services
REA Group (digital advertising, international versions of Realestate.com, Realcommercial.com, myfun.com, AtHome.com, Atoffice.com)
Book Publishing
HarperCollins
Digital Education
Amplify (Amplify Insight, Amplify Learning, Amplify Access)

Noam Chomsky has this to say about Rupert Murdoch….


"If you could convince Rupert Murdoch that he could make a ton of money by publishing a newspaper which has a social-democratic or even more radical line, something calling for workers’ management of corporations for instance, he wouldn’t do it - because there are some things more important than profits, like maintaining the entire system of power. In fact, this is also pretty much the same reason why American elites want military spending instead of social spending: if it turned out, as is likely, that using taxpayers’ money for socially useful purposes was even more profitable than sending it through the military system, that still wouldn’t change the decision to prefer military spending - because social spending is going to interfere with the basic prerogatives of power, it’s going to organise popular constituencies , and have all these other negative side effects that you want to avoid."

Rupert Murdoch had this to say about Europe and the UK....

'When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.'
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Russell Cuts the Corn From The Brewers Whiskers.

3 comments:

Cara H said...

He looks like a Deep One hybrid, only not nearly as friendly. I think this creature, not Cthulhu, is the evil from beyond the stars that Lovecraft was trying to warn us about.

Russell Duffy said...

I much prefer Cthulhu. :)

Cara H said...

Ditto!