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World of the News: Hard Pill to Swallow

Posted: November 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, News, Socially Engineered, Standout, That Human Condition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on World of the News: Hard Pill to Swallow

“We live in strange times” a quote that has truly lived through the test of time, each generation seems to have blurted this almost useless phrase since pelt clad artists scribbled on the walls of caves in Lascaux.

What’s changed, clearly quite a lot, but not so much! “News travels fast” now there’s a quote we can stick with, that along with Hard Pill to Swallow and you’ve pretty much got a round-up on what news is . . .

Week 1, November 2011

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Murdoch, The Dirty Digger

Posted: July 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., Michael Courtenay, They Said What | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Murdoch, The Dirty Digger

Murdoch is set to sell more newspapers as his – NewsCorp – criminal antics make front pages, Newscorp papers cannibalize their own bad news!?

There’s much chatter among doomsayers, the  paranoid blogsphere is alight with rants of Murdoch’s  immanent downfall. Murdoch’s current woes in the U.K. have the interweb abuzz with  speculation of the moguls undoing thanks to curruption in his U.K. publications Lets back this up a couple of feet.

News Corp’s newspaper operations in the U.S., UK, and Australia combined make up only 10% of the company’s business. If anything Murdoch’s newspapers have relied on scandal to sell papers, Newscorp may simply cannibalize it’s own bad news to sell newspapers!?

Of greater danger is news  emerging that News of the World staff paid police officers in the UK in the course of their phone-hacking adventures.

In a letter co-penned by Holder and Mary L. Schapiro the duo are pursuing charges that employees of Mr Murdoch’s News Corporation – a U.S. based company – had bribed British police as part of the hacking scandal, saying that it could violate a U.S. law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act :: Read the full article »»»»