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Muppet-Wielding Protesters Occupy Rupert Murdoch’s Speech

This is going to be what’s it’s like for the Rupert Murdochs of the world, from now on. We hope, anyway! Just full-on harassment and outbursts until these kleptocrats are scared to leave their penthouses, which will then be burnt down, by dragons. Read more on Muppet-Wielding Protesters Occupy Rupert Murdoch’s Speech…
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Wall Street Journal Caught Padding European Circulation By Nearly Half

Shrunken cliche Rupert Murdoch’s empire of shit continues to stink, with his “rogue corporation” caught in yet another amoral activity — this time, managers of his Wall Street Journal have been caught inflating the paper’s European circulation by 41%. So the big corporations paying top dollar to reach the coveted 1% who supposedly read the WSJ while shopping in Paris or whatever were instead paying to have 31,000 daily copies bought for a nickel apiece and dumped. Worse, the paper printed a bunch of bogus endorsements and features on the shell companies involved in the criminal scheme. Read more on Wall Street Journal Caught Padding European Circulation By Nearly Half…
  needz moar confusion

NYPost: Confused Jewish GOP Donors Think Michele Bachmann Is A Jew

Corrupt goon Rupert Murdoch’s Florida retirement community gossip rag The New York Post has some hottt new rumor skull-hacked from the brains of a mysterious gaggle of senile Jewish GOP donors claiming that these sorely confused purse holders are mistakenly sending fat checks to Michele Bachmann’s campaign under the impression that she is “the Jewish candidate.” Wait till Michele’s Jesus hears about this!? We are guessing these donors spotted Michele’s mangled attempt at the word “chutzpah” on the retirement home’s 24-hour Fox News Channel beam, otherwise there is no possible explanation besides “this is made up.” Sure, the article cites one anonymous crabby Mitt Romney fundraiser as the source of the rumor, but who can trust Mitt Romney’s people? Oh, uh, apparently because this fundraiser believes the Jewish GOP dollars rightfully belong to mystery-religion Mittens. Read more on NYPost: Confused Jewish GOP Donors Think Michele Bachmann Is A Jew…
  the important issues of our time

UPDATE: Now With Slow-Motion Video of Murdoch Pie Throwing Dude

Here, let us all have an Important Debate over whether this flannel-clad “Jonnie Marbles” character who attempted to pie Rupert Murdoch during Parliament’s hacking inquiry is the last True Hero in the dying human civilization project known briefly as “democracy,” or a flannel-clad comedian who is merely distracting everyone from the real issues with his relatively unoriginal but historically-respected gesture to humiliate the much-loathed media mogul. Oh, and there’s always the “ITS A GIANT INSIDE JOB CONSPIRACY BY MURDOCK TO GET SYPMATHY” angle too, don’t forget. Humor website The New York Times has slowed down the video, to aid in the debate. Read more on UPDATE: Now With Slow-Motion Video of Murdoch Pie Throwing Dude…
  anals of justice

Rupert Murdoch Makes Weird Anal Sex Joke About David Cameron

Unrepentant demon overlord Rupert Murdoch and son are busy promising the British Parliament today that they had no knowledge about any of the hacking going on at News of the World previous to the scandal breaking, a ludicrous suggestion that ranks up there with “9/11 was done by the Jews” for accuracy. But Murdoch did at least admit that he regularly butt penetrates Prime Minister David Cameron. UPDATE: An activist (this guy?) tried to throw a pie at Murdoch during the hearing, which will now be “Britain’s Iraqi shoe-thrower moment” but with pies, because that is the highest form of insult in that country. Read more on Rupert Murdoch Makes Weird Anal Sex Joke About David Cameron…
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Fox News Droid Compares News Corp To Companies That Were Hacked

Mouth-breathing “Fox and Friends” commentator-of-the-day Bob Dilenschneider was roving around inside the decaying asbestos filling his skull cavity when he found this bizarre string of words to complain about all the media attention on the News Corp hacking scandal: “Citigroup, great bank. Bank of America, great bank. Are they getting the same kind of attention for hacking that took place less than a year ago that News Corp is getting today?” Yes, why ARE victims and criminals subjected to a different level of media scrutiny sometimes? That is very unfair! Read more on Fox News Droid Compares News Corp To Companies That Were Hacked…
  corporate welfare

Murdoch’s Sleazy News Corp. Got $4.8 Billion Tax Refund From Washington

We know it’s super important that all giant corporations get HUGE tax breaks and actually never pay any actual taxes in America, so they can all “be more competitive” by laying off all American workers and feeding us a steady diet of EVIL, but you would think somebody in Ronald Reagan Junior’s Barack Obama’s administration would’ve noticed the potential bad Public Relations involved in giving Rupert Murdoch’s Fox & Fiends global propaganda conglomerate a $4.8 billion tax refund after News Corp. managed to not pay any taxes at all, right? UPDATE: And Reuters mysteriously pulls down the entire column — the entire column! — because that’s what always happens when the subject of a business column claims the column is incorrect. Read more on Murdoch’s Sleazy News Corp. Got $4.8 Billion Tax Refund From Washington…
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Rupert Murdoch Has Fond Memories of Being Illegal Brown Person

Rupert Murdoch testified to Congress about immigration. Are television comedians the only people now who are allowed to testify about Mexicans? Let’s hope so! Anyway, Rupert Murdoch is “pro-immigration,” even though his teevee network is constantly reminding Real America that the brown people are stealing all the white women, and forcing them to eat tacos — tacos that might have “vegetables” in them. (Vegetables!) Rupert is of course an expert on immigration because he was a drug mule once himself, way back when, during the Weimar Republic or something like that. Rupert Murdoch is old. [NECN] Read more on Rupert Murdoch Has Fond Memories of Being Illegal Brown Person… Read more on Rupert Murdoch Has Fond Memories of Being Illegal Brown Person…
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A Children’s Treasury of Christine O’Donnell’s Hairstyles

Oh look what we found while wandering around inside Christine O’Donnell’s forgotten 2008 MySpace account from one of her old Senate campaigns! It’s America’s two favorite people, Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch and re-virgined hobo Christine O’Donnell. Plus, so many pictures of so many political hairstyles! It’s like 1983 to 2003 all in one year (2008)! Read more on A Children’s Treasury of Christine O’Donnell’s Hairstyles…
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News Corporation Makes Very Necessary $1 Million Donation To Republicans

Corporations like to throw $5,000 or $10,000 here and there to various candidates and groups to try to curry favor and buy votes when they need them in the future. Modern Democracy: Suck On the Fun!™ But rarely is is that a corporation donates a cool MILLION DOLLARS to a political party. Wow, they must REALLY need a law passed by that party to ensure the continued existence of their corporation! Well, not exactly. It turns out Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has given this amount of money to the Republican Governors Association this summer. Read more on News Corporation Makes Very Necessary $1 Million Donation To Republicans…
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Palin, Murdoch Announce Moose-Extermination Plan On Twitter

Ha, ha, just kidding! Rupert and Sarah do not want to kill all the moose per se; they’re just saying that if these dumb moose are too stupid to get out of the way of our leaky industrial drilling equipment, and we end up killing each and every one of them in the process of extracting the precious, precious oil from the ground, then fuck them, you know? Read more on Palin, Murdoch Announce Moose-Extermination Plan On Twitter…
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Brave Rupert Murdoch Would Like Attention For Calling Obama A Racist

Watch combative, raisin-shaped philosopher-king Rupert Murdoch beg for attention: “[the following was said in an Australian accent, which, according to the Chicago Manual of Style, should be indicated using the ‘underline’ option]: mumble mumble aye oy yes Glenn Beck was riiiight to call Obama a raycist b’cause sum of the comments Obama mayde were raycist mumble blacks and whites and reds and yellows even though he sayd he wasn’t a raycist.” Yeah it does sound a bit Irish—Wordpress! Anyway the White House will continue to ignore this because there is negative zero reason to do otherwise. [Media Matters] Read more on Brave Rupert Murdoch Would Like Attention For Calling Obama A Racist…
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RedState Recalls Obama’s Best-Seller, ‘Mein Kampf,’ Which Was Ghostwritten By Bill Ayers

Check out the latest hot erotica, Townhalls Gone Wild. Have your FEMA debit card ready! [DailyKos] R.I.P., Rupert Murdoch. We hardly knew ye. [Market Watch/Something Awful] The doorbell rings. Who could that be? you say to yourself. Oh, it’s a little Girl Scout, selling cookies. “Get lost kid. Already bought 10 boxes of them Thin Mints, from Walmart. And they were hella cheap too, because Walmart isn’t unionized.” The little girl starts to cry. Typical union guilt-trip trickery, you think to yourself. [Jeffrey Goldberg] Read more on RedState Recalls Obama’s Best-Seller, ‘Mein Kampf,’ Which Was Ghostwritten By Bill Ayers…
  important political media news

Weekly Standard Sold To Another Right-Wing Billionaire Who Doesn’t Need To Worry About Profitability

Bill Kristol’s lifestyle/war pamphlet The Weekly Standard has found a new home! It is much like the old one, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., which presumably got tired of losing insane amounts of money each year. (Also, Murdoch didn’t want to get shot by Maryland Nazis.) Read more on Weekly Standard Sold To Another Right-Wing Billionaire Who Doesn’t Need To Worry About Profitability…
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New Washington Post Editor Got Millions To Leave Wall Street Journal

How much will Marcus Brauchli get to leave the Washington Post in a year or two? Nobody knows, yet! But Brauchli is the new WaPo editor and is expected to make dramatic changes, such as “Maybe the paper should not lose so much money” and “Free stickers in every copy!” Welcome to town, Marcus! Nobody else much likes Washington, either, so don’t feel weird about how D.C. is like some fourth-world slum city run by rats, Russian bodyguards and the Park Service Police. [NYT/Fishbowl DC] Read more on New Washington Post Editor Got Millions To Leave Wall Street Journal…
 

*THEY’VE LOST MURDOCH? THEY’VE LOST MURDOCH!:* The New York Post endorsed Barack Obama for the nomination today, and they did so in 2000 Senate race style — by shredding Hillary and Bill Clinton. Don’t the Clintons still have Rupert Murdoch in their entourage? Did we miss some recent News Corp. memo on the Gawker blog announcing a Change? Although Barry probably had this locked when the New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton. [NY Post] Read more on …
 

Murdoch-WSJ Hit Piece Destroys Kucinich Presidency

Dennis Kucinich was this close to winning both the nomination and the presidency when Rupert Murdoch’s evil new Wall Street Journal brazenly brought up that whole UFO incident, which everybody had completely forgotten because it was only a widely reported and heavily mocked part of a nationally televised Democrat debate a few months ago. Read more on Murdoch-WSJ Hit Piece Destroys Kucinich Presidency…
 

Hillary Clinton Pinched on Murdoch Connex

Some alliances are strange, questionable. The one between Hillary Clinton and Rupert Murdoch is one of them. And that oddball alliance did not slip under the radar last weekend while Clinton stumped through Iowa. At one stop, a woman asked Clinton about Murdoch and whether his media conglomerate would put democracy at risk. Read more on Hillary Clinton Pinched on Murdoch Connex…
 

Lawsuit: Publisher Fired To Protect Giuliani!

According to a $100-million defamation lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court against Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., former HarperCollins publisher Judith Regan alleges company brass instructed her to lie to federal investigators to protect Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid, and that she was a victim of a smear campaign helmed by former boyfriend Bernie Kerik. “The smear campaign was necessary to advance News Corp.’s political agenda, which has long centered on protecting Rudy Giuliani’s presidential ambitions,” Regan said in the complaint filed yesterday. Read more on Lawsuit: Publisher Fired To Protect Giuliani!…
 

The Evil Poll

As the Post invites us to spend the week with Dick Cheney, the New York Times today presents its own lengthy investigation into the doings of a scary powerful old white guy: Rupert Murdoch. Read more on The Evil Poll…
 

‘Guilt For History Hypothalamus’ Is The Largest Erogenous Zone

* Brain study of liberal Democrats in captivity discovers advanced development of the “bleeding heart lobe.” [Warst] * Alberto Gonzales “secret hiring order” printed in all caps, SO HE WOULDN’T FORGET. [TPM Muckracker] * Elizabeth Edwards sooo regrets not punching Jay Carney in the face last night. [Swampland] * Jon Voight says America has broken the honorary 28th amendment and “forgotten about 9/11.” [Newsbusters] * Rupert Murdoch plans to use awesome power for forces of good? [Grist] * Hamas’ “Death to America” Mouse has his show canceled. [JPost] * Is “Lou Dobbs the next Don Imus?” In our fucking dreams. [Stop the ACLU] Read more on ‘Guilt For History Hypothalamus’ Is The Largest Erogenous Zone…