Pages

Jump to bottom

12 comments

1 jaunte  Mon, Dec 3, 2012 8:52:28pm
Rupert Murdoch is widely considered a kingmaker in the Republican Party and has even put prominent Republican politicians on his payroll, both before and after they’ve achieved electoral success, most notably Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and John Kasich.

How efficient.

2 jhncsy  Mon, Dec 3, 2012 10:13:30pm

Maybe this is some Machiavellian scheme of Obama's. After all, Fox has made a habit of championing idiots and attention whores like Gingrich and Santorum, people who make Reagan look like Eisenhower. Maybe this is all a plot to make the GOP look even more childish and silly, thus separating them even further from the rest of society. Maybe it'll even work.

Well, I can dream, can't I?

3 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 4:18:22am

I really don't like this idea. I hold the Chicago Tribune in high regard and my father reads it every day. I don't want him exposed to the Murdoch/FNC brand of Bad Craziness and I don't want a good newspaper fucked up.

4 kirkspencer  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 4:36:15am

Anyone else recall what the WSJ's opinion page was like prior to Murdoch? The idea of the same thing happening in the Trib and the LAT ... ugly.

5 jvic  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 7:49:52am

Locker and DF, while I share your concern about media monopolies and your dislike of Murdoch, the linked report does not mention that Tribune Co., owner of the LA Times and Chicago Tribune, is emerging from bankruptcy. I don't know whether the two papers are profitable on a standalone basis.

6 Political Atheist  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:09:53am

On Obamas watch? WTH?

7 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:13:36am

re: #5 jvic

Locker and DF, while I share your concern about media monopolies and your dislike of Murdoch, the linked report does not mention that Tribune Co., owner of the LA Times and Chicago Tribune, is emerging from bankruptcy. I don't know whether the two papers are profitable on a standalone basis.

The bankruptcy was planned, in part to allow Tribune Corp. to sell the Chicago Cubs for the cash infusion it needs. Were the decision mine, I'd permit Murdoch to invest in Tribune Corp., but only in such a way as that the Tribune's editorial and news independence was preserved.

I don't always agree with the Chicago Tribune's editorial board, but they are always sane. And Tribune reports of corruption and abuse of power are based in fact, not grand conspiracy "OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGES!!1". The idea of those things which I value destroyed frightens and angers me.

8 Obdicut  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:22:04am

Not to mention the many crimes committed by Murdoch's newspapers in the UK and, perhaps, here.

9 HappyWarrior  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:50:14am

re: #8 Obdicut

Not to mention the many crimes committed by Murdoch's newspapers in the UK and, perhaps, here.

Great point.

10 Skip Intro  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:51:57am

re: #4 kirkspencer

Anyone else recall what the WSJ's opinion page was like prior to Murdoch? The idea of the same thing happening in the Trib and the LAT ... ugly.

Actually, I do. It wasn't much different, except they were always pushing for open borders and amnesty. Maybe they still are; I stopped reading the paper before Murdoch took it over.

11 Skip Intro  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:55:30am

re: #1 jaunte

Rupert Murdoch is widely considered a kingmaker in the Republican Party and has even put prominent Republican politicians on his payroll, both before and after they’ve achieved electoral success,

I thought that role was held by gangster Sheldon Adelson, who spent $150 million in bribes during the campaign, and now has potential GOP 2016 pres candidates meeting with him in LV to see who can do the most to help him out of his legal difficulties.

12 dragonath  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 11:26:34am

Speaking of which, the New York Post published a cover photo of a guy about to get run over by a train.

Rupert Murdoch makes J, Jonah Jameson look like a paragon of morality.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
James Comey’s Book, a Higher Loyalty, Explained Matthew Yglesias, Vox: James Comey’s book, a Higher Loyalty, explained To Trump, the key question about everything is how it relates to him personally — friends should be rewarded, and enemies should be punished. That’s how economic regulation works ...
Big Beautiful Door
21 hours, 11 minutes ago
Views: 137 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
AG Hawley Says Greitens May Have Committed a Felony. It’s Time to Resign Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ legal problems grew Tuesday, providing more evidence that he should resign or be impeached as quickly as possible. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley — like Greitens, a Republican — said his office has found evidence ...
Thanos
22 hours, 39 minutes ago
Views: 142 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Who Is, or Was, the Greatest Martial Artist in History?I only got to the rank of 2nd degree black belt in Chinese & American Kenpo, so I am certainly no expert. I earned all my higher belts at American Karate Studios in Northeastern Ohio, and was a competitor on ...
Samuel Vargo
4 days, 6 hours ago
Views: 255 • Comments: 2 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Way We Regulate Self-Driving Cars Is Broken—here’s How to Fix It The key issue is this: the current system is built around an assumption that cars will be purchased and owned by customers. But the pioneers of the driverless world—including Waymo, Cruise, and Uber—are not planning to sell cars to ...
Thanos
4 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 247 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Android’s Trust Problem Isn’t Getting Better Android security is largely failing due to a smorgasbord of issues and lies. Published today, a two-year study of Android security updates has revealed a distressing gap between the software patches Android companies claim to have on their devices ...
Thanos
5 days, 15 hours ago
Views: 494 • Comments: 3 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Tour of the Moon in 4K Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As the visualization moves around the near side, far side, north and south poles, we highlight interesting features, ...
Thanos
5 days, 18 hours ago
Views: 469 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Vermont Governor Signs Sweeping Gun Control Measures Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday signed sweeping gun control measures -- including limits on the size of magazines -- that the Legislature passed last month after contentious debate. The measures:-- Raise the minimum age for gun buyers to ...
Thanos
6 days, 21 hours ago
Views: 552 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Roseanne Barr Is Tweeting About QAnon, a New Pizzagate-Style Conspiracy Theory Barr's been full metal Trump-loving wingnut in a social liberal suit for a long long time. This is why I would never watch her show, and why I won't be spending money with advertisers on her show once someone ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Views: 1,841 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0