Posted: November 7th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, News, Socially Engineered, Standout, That Human Condition | Tags: Americas Extreme Poverty, china, Cyber Espionage, Espionage, Extreme Poverty, Hack, Hacked, hacking, News, Phone Hacking, Poverty, President Barack Obama, Rupert Murdoch, Russia, State of the Nation, State of the Press, The Sun Newspaper, USA, Zimbabwe | 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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Posted: July 15th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., Michael Courtenay, They Said What | Tags: Eric Holder, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Glenn Mulcaire, Jay Rockefeller, Mary L. Schapiro, michael courtenay, News Corporation, Phone Hacking, Rupert Murdoch | 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 »»»»