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Rupert Murdoch, Sky News And The Avaaz Myth: What’s Your Agenda?

by | 3rd, March 2011

RUPERT Murdoch says that if his News Corporation gains control of BSkyB, he would hive off the Sky News channel into a new independent company in which it would retain a 39% stake. And his firm will fund the channel for 10 years. Great. We get lots of telly and the option to pay for it if we want to or not. The BBC gets a genuine rival although we do have to pay for the BBC. And Channel 5 (owned by Richard Desmond, who also owns the Muslim toilet bashing Daily Star ) gets the chance to be the right-wing news channel the left wing media loves to moan about.

Meanwhile, outside the Financial Times Media and Broadcasting conference at the Marriott London Grosvenor Square Hotel, London, AVAAZ.org is protesting.

Their mission is to stop Murdoch:

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.

Well, all media has a prejudice. Who says Israel always leads the running order on the BBC news? And sticking with Israel, why does Avaaz highlight the Israeli’s blockade of Gaza but not the Hamas blockade?

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