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News Corp. buys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt books division
"The second time in a week, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is on the prowl this time snapping up the consumer Division of Boston Book publisher Houghton Mifflin. Heart chord. It's nearly $350 million deal giving News Corp access to some high profile authors. It follows a deal to buy investor's business daily. As for Houghton Mifflin car cord, it will now focus on its education, publishing and digital
The story of Australia and the internet
"So just to recap long tawdry story of australia and the internet so rupert murdoch who is of course australian and i you know kind of coincidentally also six hundred. He is the Well he's pretty is pretty burs very close very close. Who's love journalism refusal. He started it was his first newspaper. Australian i know he is yes yes he inherited from his father. Oh okay from kevin murdoch. And then he bought sun in brittany brought. Some venture eventually ended up in a battle with with robert maxwell and one that the sun but he built his empire first austrailia and of course now the wall street journal fox He is your post. The times of london does on a media. Baron and apparently has quite a bit of clinton loss in australia. Because he yeah. He convinced the australian parliament to consider a bill which was likely by the way to be Voted on this week and pass that would essentially Establish a link tax to companies like google and facebook co published news snippets. They would not the the value. The sent to newspapers and magazines would not be a compensated. Any way it merely the fact that they're using the content some small amount of that content in their search results or in their links That the parliament said well. We're going to say you got pay for that. Google is the first to capitulate first threatening. We're gonna we're gonna retract search. We're gonna if this passes. We're going to leave australia. Apparently they didn't either didn't work or they didn't. They lost their nerve. Because shortly thereafter they made a deal for paying some unnamed some to murdoch and other publishers thought to be fairly hefty amount of money tens of millions of dollars to the benjamins tens not hundreds tents. All right well but a two platforms times ten times five years or something. It adds up. Buddy was one of those deals where there's a face-saving going on as well because oh we're going to work together we're gonna create stuff. It's going to be a joint venture that kind of thing that i've just here go away. Take some money which is what it really probably is
Australia is demanding tech giants pay for news. Google relented, Facebook didn’t
"A dispute between lawmakers and american tech giant's took a dramatic turn this week for months. The government has been debating a new media code that would force the likes of google and facebook to pay traditional news outlets win linking to their content. The code was approved on wednesday by australia's lower house of parliament and is expected to pass in the senate next week on the same day. Google announced a three year. Deal with news court. The rupert murdoch owned conglomerate that has a big presence in australia's broadcast market google's decision to pay up in line with the proposed legislation was seen as a move to placate lawmakers but facebook took a different approach. Australians waking up yesterday to see the news wouldn't have actually seen any news if they get their news from facebook because on that day facebook decided to block all news articles australia. Tom wainwright is our media. Editor facebook tried to ban just news websites. That was the intention but it eased some kind of machine learning method which didn't seem to go very well because as well as banning news sites they banned all kinds of other things charities the fire service health services a project for children with cancer and most of those were reasonably quickly corrected npr thames. The damage was done people outraged. Why exactly where people outraged well. People are outraged about fact that so many things have been blocked the whence pace to be blocked but people are saying that in the middle of a pandemic is obviously not a great time to be blocking legitimate news sites providing true information about things. You know what the state of current lockdown laws are or where to get your vaccine that kind of thing. Scott morrison the prime minister not surprisingly is capitalizing on this. The idea of shutting down the sort of sorts digest today as some sort of threat. We'll have a strategy is reactive at. He's keen to make this as much of an international question as he can and he's pointing out to other countries are considering these codes as well and and wrestling with the same dilemmas. So i think australia is hoping that other countries will take it side in this battle and so what did facebook say about. How did they explain itself. Facebook says the australia's position basically rests on a misunderstanding about the relationship between facebook and publishers. And they say the actually. When facebook publishes a link to an article is the publisher actually benefiting from that not facebook and so they think that they should be the ones who are required to pay publishers for linking to publish it stories in fact they say the australia last year they reckon that they generated more than five billion referrals to australia new sites which they say would be worth about four hundred million australian dollars and they say actually if publishes thing that somehow getting a deal from this they should just stop publishing their stories to facebook. They're not under any obligations. Have their stuff on that. But for its part. Google made a different decision. Well that's interesting google's done exactly the opposite you know the tech firms faced with this in some ways. Impossible demand know they were told to pay up or take their business elsewhere. Facebook decided it was probably less bad to shut down its news links than it was to set the precedence of coughing up. Google the opposite choice. And it's this week a deal with news coal. Which is rupert murdoch's news organization and smaller deals with of the news organizations the terms of which have been fully disclosed. But the gist seems to be that. They'll basically pay them lots of money and in return they'll be allowed to carry on listing their news articles. And what do you make of those different approaches to this threat of of the differing actions that google and facebook of taking on this i think really reflect the kinds of business that they're in for face but they say the news actually is quite a small part of what they do is less than four percent. They say of what you see on your news feed for google. I think search engine. That wasn't allowed to show links twenty news articles wouldn't be much of search engine and you can imagine people pretty quickly abandoning google and going to something else like say being which is owned by microsoft which has been a chilly diversities these australian reforms. So i think google just decided that it was too big a hit for it to take facebook decided to gamble and i think we'll see in the next few days whether this gamble pays
Facebook Takes A Hard Line Against Proposed Australian Law
"Facebook has abruptly cut off news to and from a continent. Facebook is blocking users in australia from sharing or reading news stories there several parts to this australian. Publishers cannot post links to their own stories. Ordinary citizens in australia cannot post links to any news stories and in fact people anywhere in the world cannot post news stories that come out of australia. The decision shocked australia news outlets in a huge change for social media in australia. Facebook has blocked news content from being shed on its platform from facebook has taken a stunning step of banning australian uses and publishes from viewing or sharing news articles on its website. What's going on here we've called. Npr tech correspondent shannon bond. I and before we begin we should note that facebook. It's a financial supporter of npr. We cover them like any other companies shannon. Good morning. good morning steve. What caused facebook's move well. Australia is weighing. This proposed law that would force tech companies like facebook to pay big publishers. For linking to their stories this law is trying to address this long running criticism from media companies you know that facebook and google. Npr sponsoring these big tech platforms. Have just sucked up so much of the advertising revenue media outlets around the world. Have these concerns that that's really hurt. The news business news websites just can't compete for advertising with tech giants which are so big so dominant and of course are an important channel to readers. I just wanna know what you're telling me. The law is not even law yet. It's something that's on. Its way to becoming law. And so it's almost a kind of negotiating tactic or lobbying effort. That facebook is said. We're gonna cut you off now right. I mean this fight has been brewing for months. This proposal is expected to become law soon and facebook is just saying it's not going to play with with the rules. Australia is setting which would require platforms to reach deals with publishers to pay for content facebook. Says this law quote fundamentally misunderstands. Its relationship with news outlets view. Is that news that lets choose to post on. Facebook and ultimately publishers benefit more than facebook does and we should say that as this is rolled out. Facebook has acted pretty broadly in terms of blocking things some australian government pages including a fire and rescue agency. Even the weather service had their swipe. Yesterday even facebook's own facebook page was blank in australia. Because it's restoring these pages that have gotten inadvertently caught in the filters are is facebook's response any different than other companies that might be affected by a rule requiring payment in order to to post links. We'll right so the other company could've crosshairs. Here is google which has taken a very different approach. Google had previously also threatened to shut down in australia. It's now reached deals with several big publishers. There most notably it three year global. Deal with newscorp which owns the wall street journal as well as several australian papers. I see. That's notable because newscorp is run by rupert murdoch. he is australian. He's a powerful force in media and politics there. He's been lobbying for years for the tech companies to pay for news content and he has thrown his considerable support behind this law once his companies to be any chance of a like this in the united states. Well i think that's the big concern here and why we're seeing facebook accident act like this. You know it doesn't want to capitulate australia fearing that. Could set a precedent elsewhere and we've heard from lawmakers in canada and europe who say they're open to this approach just last week another. Us tech giant microsoft said it supports version of the australian law and the us. And i think there is concerned that this is something that could we could see here. But you know even if it's just in australia this has big consequences when it comes to. We know that's a problem for facebook. You know it's talked about promoting accurate information. But now people in australia can't post you know. Reputable news stories to counter false claims
Cancel Culture: Slaying the Fox Monster
"We're going to cancel anybody. We disagree with cancel. Culture now has permeated every single part of our society. Sadly i predict it's only gonna get worse. Silence more dangerous voices. You know sean hannity. Maybe you're onto something in advance of an impeachment trial of ex-president on the grounds of inciting insurrection. There is growing sentiment for the cable. Channel that most amplified donald trump's ravings to be held accountable as well in the past week. The new york times washington post mother jones variety and cnn. All entertained musings about fox. One way or another being shunned from polite society. Washington post media columnist. Margaret sullivan declared quote corporations. That advertise on fox. News should walk away and citizens who care about the truth should demand that they do. Such is the post insurrection. Comeuppance zeitgeist after the january sixth riots mainstream social media rid itself of donald trump and thousands of other conspiracy theorists twitter. Dropped more than seventy thousand accounts devoted cunanan single day likewise partner. The extremist heavy twitter clone lost. it's internet host. Republican members of congress suddenly lost sources of campaign funds and donald trump himself lost crucial business relationships. Cancel culture sean. Well yeah more or less and so in this hour. We address two questions first. What if fox news were to be neutralized or at least radically ostracized and secondly in a democratic society in which free speech is foundational. Is that an outcome. We really want. Both questions are premised on the belief that whatever fox has been since one thousand nine hundred ninety six launch a megaphone for wedge issues fearmongering lies conspiracy theories culture. Wars has poisoned with sleep. Mutated it's no longer just an argument with the left. It's explicitly a safe space for insurrectionists and all those who imagine themselves under the heel of tyranny tens of millions of americans have no chance there are about to be crushed by the ascendant left. These people needed defender. You need a defender. Why is no one defending them. That was tucker carlson. One day after the storming of the capital which according to angelo kerosone president and ceo of the left leading advocacy group media matters for america exemplifies the channels dark and treacherous turn. They know that a part of their audience especially tucker's with this idea genocide that white culture is in some way being replaced in decayed and they are trying to appeal to that and they're warning them. They're coming for them. It's a political plain and simple. It's now standard operating procedure in the democratic party. Are you or have you ever been a supporter of donald trump on put a scarlet letter tv on supporters. This is a slippery slope. Are people going to say. We're not going to sell you a car. A republicans. we're not gonna. We're not going to issue you a mortgage conservatives. I mean how far does this go. And you listen as the geniuses explain how the single biggest threat to country isn't chinese. Hegemony or even the coming hyperinflation. Pretty much uncertainty now. Which was one hundred percent caused by elite mismanagement of our economy. But no let's not talk about that. The real threat is a forbidden idea. It's something called that's carlson. Dismissing worries about cunanan a cult dedicated to dismantling government filled with pedophile cannibals. Which is something of a departure from historical conservative values of states rights fiscal responsibility a strong military and self reliance because you know cannibals. The last year in particular is when it certainly seemed as though the cauldron of him and lies. That fox news had been boiling boiled. Over and i think it affected. Everybody's lives i with kobe and all the misinformation and how they influenced the public health response and then in the aftermath of the election. An how they kind of built the framework that really helped undermine the results in the minds a so many of our fellow citizens and after the rage it had helped fuel finally materialized into violence. Did fox hole back humbled in jason over. Its own dark power. No just last week. Here was fox news founder. rupert murdoch. Australia denouncing not insurrection but cancel culture is rigidly enforced. Conformity didn't better. I circled central me. A straightjacket on sensitive -tuni- people have fought too hard in too many places for freedom of speech. To be suppressed for this awful woke orthodoxy murdoch's denunciation of political correctness was widely interpreted as a vow not to cave either to the bleeding hearts or to the even fringe ear conservative channels like newsmax and one american news where many maga- fateful fled on election night. When fox was the first call arizona for joe biden in the aftermath the perennial ratings leader skidded at least temporarily to third place in cable news and for now. Murdoch is steering into the skid. Npr's david folkenflik reports by taking even more news fox news one of their top news. Anchors martha mccallum. She was shifted from seven pm prime evening slot to three pm in the afternoon. And that is a major opinion our and let's be clear conservative opinion. Our among those auditioning is maria bartiromo an anchor. Who has made a lot of unfounded. Unhinged claims here's one from let's just for the sake of argument except that fox news channel has not only crossed a line but defiantly stayed there and thus the chorus of calls for boycotts by its advertisers and of its advertisers in order to starve the beast in the interest of full disclosure in other spaces. I myself have called for that very thing. This happens to be the work. Kerosone media matters has been undertaking. Four years with mixed success. One of the big efforts was a campaign to get either glenn beck to be less destructive or ultimately fired and that's exactly what happens on the other hand or recently advertisers have sled tucker and laura ingram they have lost about half of their paid commercials they used to have more than thirty commercials show now the average between fourteen and sixteen and even though they've lost money obviously they're still on the network and they
How Jessica Lessin got people to pay for The Information
"I wanna start off by talking about something you right you have. Yuba weekly column comes on saturday. It's one of my favorite reads I recommend it to everyone and either this week or the last week you had big tech and media making up your argument was that. They'd been at loggerheads for a while. And now things seem to be have patched patched up but since then rupert murdoch has come out with a screed yelling about social media His new york post ran a screed from josh hawley complaining. That he was being censored by by big tech and social media. andriessen horowitz. One of the premier maybe the most powerful of vc firm in the valley announced that they are going to start their own publication which is quite clearly an end run around publications like yours. And the one. I work for so. Do we still think that big tech and media. I made i mean. I don't think so what i was reading about in that piece was i think a sort of detente between basically the big tech platforms and big publications. Like the new york times like the wall street journal that have for years in. You've been leading the documentation of this wanted more money for their content from the tech platforms. And i think it's notable that in many cases the tech companies are paying out those sums. You know facebook has new news tabs that is significant enough to the new york times that they mentioned it in their earnings report says contributing to revenues so rupert murdoch's company held a big event with face work announcing announcing the payments. That mark zuckerberg was going to hand him. The wall street journal has a multi year error apple news. Deal that who knows if it makes sense for either side but What happened and is that the tech companies have realized. It's better to have sometimes these publications on your side than against you and and these aren't hugely meaningful sums to them so i think that part has changed and it's worth noting because three years ago we would have been here talking about how acrimonious it was. I think you're absolutely right though. There's so that's on the business side of the relationship right the editorial side do you think side. I think thankfully. I think publications are still coming out. Swinging against which i think is very important thing. It's one of the reasons. I started the information seven years ago. You didn't see a lot of that. You saw a lot of hype. He saw a look. How much founders worth. So you know. Reporters and their editors aren't going to back off and they shouldn't in that's very healthy for the business. It's leading to something you mentioned which. I'm really noodling on right now. Though which is more of these senior powerful leaders intact wanting to do an end. Run around the press whether it's chitchatting all day on clubhouse war injuries and horwitz cases launching. Is we broken the information a new media publication where they're hiring you know i. I suspect dozens of staff to the go to source for news. And so yeah. I think we in the media have to be very vigilant about what Leaders particularly intact. Who are very tech. Savvy are doing To get their own message out right now. Want to back up for one second. You said You said tech is coming in. The press is coming out swinging against big tech. And that's good. And i'm sure it will people listen to this. Podcast see con. We've confirmed another another bit of confirmation that the the media is biased against tech with. They're angry about tech they cover tech but they don't like it. I'm generally not very interested in this. I think it's kind of a fake feud but do you have any sympathy for for tech folks. Who do feel like they are. They have been unfairly targetted over x. Lasted for years. Five years. Absolutely not not in sympathy. No because i think the issues and challenges that these companies in their growing power present. Our major i do think the one area i am sympathetic to the grousing tech. Exac is the lack of coverage the sort of narrow scope of coverage right. I think there's a lot happening in the world of technology that is interesting that is important. That is hard to understand and not being written about. And so i would love more of that. I'm sitting down to interview sam altman. Who's running open. A and i'm preparing my questions for him. And it's a range of focusing in on the challenges of ai. But i'm actually inherently curious about all these things. I haven't thought about that. Maybe i could help as well. And so i think we need more of that but but in no way do we need to. To pull back. And i am frankly a little tired of it too and of of the grousing. But but it's it's accelerating in. It's getting louder and technology is giving a bigger mouthpiece to people who feel a real animosity towards the press and i think the environment during the trump administration has empowered that in and we have to be vigilant. So i don't like the peter thiel bankrupt being Gawker a especially Doing it Anonymously for some period of time And there's all sorts of problems with this sort of trump fake news argument but if Vc's or anybody else want to start their own publication to get their own message out and it'll be somewhere in between useful and pravda. What's the problem with. You know. I think if you think of it as like their content marketing arm shore remain. I have the d problem with it. I want hire all the best journalists in the world. I do not want them to go. Work for injuries. And horowitz so Practically speaking i think it's important that talented journalists get opportunities to do real journalism. And so i worry about that a tweet that said it's a call to arms to do this in reference to the andriessen horwitz publication which doesn't exist it. Come out. i think this summer is a called arms to do what we do. Better than ever to show readers. White journalism was must always be independent. And just to play devil's advocate. I don't wanna go work for injuries. And horowitz either you know so. What if they they had. They have twitter forever. They'd had they used to blog a lot Mark injuries and can go on any stage. He wants whenever he wants And talk at length. What's the problem with. Why is this a in any way something we should spend much. It's interesting but why should we spend much time carry about it as journalists welfare. They're hiring just to go back to. I think that is a big deal and they could potentially hire a lot of them. And i think the experience of journalists working in that publications could be very different. Could you write learn about some interesting technologies. Yes but i think we need journalists asking the tough questions and pushing back on power not being a mouthpiece for it and i have learned so much from reading blogs from smart investors about technology. I'm pro that but to say as they did that. They wanna be the go to source. I think misleads the public around. What should be the standard for information for understanding companies and it shouldn't be from the companies themselves
British TV and the threat from tech
"How this week off. Calm the media regulator put out a pretty stark warning traditional. Uk broadcasting is at risk without radical shake-up but at risk of what and. What kind of shakeup are they talking about already. This ofcom is given the go-ahead to two new tv channels including one from rupert murdoch's news. Uk and ofcom is reportedly about to take on the massive task of regulating online harm including social media platforms like youtube an instagram but is a uk regulator really able to police the world wide web. While i'm joined by the person best able to answer those questions day. Melanie does is the newish chief. Executive of com a job. She started in february this year. And she's giving her first major interview to the media. Show elanie welcome to the media. Show thank you very much. Let's start with a quickfire round what you listen to this morning. Gosh i was listening to bbc. Radio news radio four today program. Which is what i often do in the mornings. I'm also these days increasing times radio well but that's how often wake up in the morning. I watched your perm new source. That you i heard two in the mornings day program. So it's a mix of the traditional newspapers. We got quite a lot in our household during the day. I i look at sky news up quite a lot. also bbc news and i'm a fan of bbc. Radio and things like newscast is one of my favorites as well. What was the best thing you've seen on. Tv recently This time of year for me and my family is definitely strictly is just that time of year. Isn't it so. We're addicted to that. Every saturday night and sunday night for the results. Show georgia tech news most evenings. Some evenings are sometimes. Watch the bbc news. Sometimes i tv but to be honest increasingly like a lot of people. I'm i'm watching things on ketchup or doing things on the radio. Lord by the world catch up shortly in terms of online video. Subscriptions huge choices as disney plus amazon. Prime video netflix. Do you have. We've got two three disney but we've got net flicks and prime and some of the others so so we watch a real bletchley of traditional british tv alongside some of the new streaming services and we'll come onto kind of that balance and what it should look like in the future life for those who don't know huge amount about your background your career. You very distinguished career seven. Have you have actually worked in the arts or media or on a film set. Tv newsroom any of that stuff. No i never have myself. But of course what what i what i do bring is inadequate. Lot of understanding. You're kind of public policy. And how you make decisions in that context and i am also an avid viewer and listener. Tv and radio. Why would come appoint someone who's a massive public policy but it hasn't got a background in media and communications. I mean sharon. What was she went to the treasury for many is what does that say about the thinking behind that your appointment what. I'm not so much sure about my own appointment but the important thing in off comments that we have got a lot of experience from all sorts of different walks of life. We've got people who are radio engineers. He knew everything about managing spectrum. Which is one of the jobs we do. We've also got a lot of people with a background in the broadcasting industry. So might my job is to leave the organization and pull that together now. This is the show. We talk a lot about off. Komo news programming media regulator. This may not realize quite how broad you'll remain is. Could you just give us a quick run through of the cost of various that. Come under your purview. The communications regulator. So we look at things like how we get broadband improved across the country and mobile phone services making sure that the consumers valley served. But we also gonna come onto you today. We oversee the broadcasting costing sector and some of the rules and regulations that were that just says of come does a content regulator. Can you talk us through this week's ruling you made over i tv. What did you find what happens next. We found that. I had broken our rules. This is about how they were running on their competitions and some viewers who who wrote in and we're in that competition didn't have their votes counted. So what was great with a really good engagement with tv. The moment they spotted this they told us about it and they've they've really taken steps to address it so we won't be taking any further action but they did break the rules the rules. Should they be punished including facing fines. Well in this case it was human error it was just about putting the data on a spreadsheet incorrectly. And also i. Tv did engage with us really well. I'm really constructively right from the beginning. So we take that kind of thing into account and that's why we'll be taking further action of comes authority outfit. Come from the fact that it can hurt people financially. There's a bit of social stigma opprobrium attached to the fact that you might be found against by off calm but is your power ultimately that you can hurt people in their pocket. Well i mean. I think when you a regulator you've got a range of things that you're you're able to do one of them. Yes is to is to sanction people and find things but ideally is a last resort. An awful of ofcom does and we've been. We've done this in the report. We publish this week is actually bring research and evidence bear on on important questions and to make sure this transparency about what's going on let's focus a little bit on euro as a content regulator and look at some of the other big media stories around this week so all of a doubt in the culture sector. You must speak to you. On a regular basis. as written to netflix's asking them to make clear their drama series. The crown is fictionalized. Now if the crown with broadcast on bbc one and therefore fell under of comes burkas code which you guys make. The bbc put a disclaimer on it. Well i think it's a really interesting question. I mean you know as as you hinting out. There are different rules for different kinds of streams that we can now crtv so if you watching a program on bbc warn itv's for pretty much on sky virgin then you'll again you're watching programs are regulated by off. Commander are broadcasting code. If you're watching netflix six then it's a much narrower so regulations. In fact the regulator there is in holland because net flicks headquartered there for the whole of europe and actually you're watching on on youtube. Then there's no regulation at all so it is quite confusing sometimes for the viewer. Things
Tu-whit tu-Whoo might be buying Wondery?
"Will wonder is new owner. The amazon the wall street journal in gadget report that talks going on valuing wandering around three hundred million dollars. It might all fall apart. Both apple and sony looked into buying the company last month the released version. Two point one of their podcast measurement technical guidelines for public comment. There's no change log so we've made one for you. There's some recommendations of user agent structure apple watch and a statement about ip version six. Brian bar letter from an ad tech newsletter sounds profitable is disappointed telling us at the press release absolutely overstates the promise of client confirmed ad plays ultimately fall short on all of its other goals spotify as large twenty twenty wraps for podcasters with a personal. Look at the data your podcast. You'll find it linked from the spotify for podcasters dashboard. Steve wilson has left apple podcasts to joined los angeles podcast network q code as chief strategy officer. Poltrak has published top. Us publishers for november. Iheart radio is still number. One wondering has jumped from sixth to fourth and incomplete rancor it measures participating publishes only congratulations to jim collison. Who celebrates ten years of home gadget geeks. Today there's a special live show tonight at nine pm eastern anchor powered more than one million show launches in two thousand and twenty. According to the verge spotify says anchor shows account for more consumption in terms of time spent listening than any other third party podcast hosting or distribution provider on its platform. Well specifies made a big jump in. Us app store charts over the past few days. Joe rogan became an exclusive show this week but it also coincides with the release of year in review. An algorithm can highly viral products. That is all to brag about. Excellent music taste. Spotify made a similar jump in app store rankings. Last year when they released here reviews well anyway. Investors liked what they saw all the stock jumped by twelve point six percent yesterday. Metronome is a new landing page for podcasts. Willing to an example today. Thomas g martin was a private investigator has investigated podcast booking agencies and things. They're all rubbish in response. Somebody called designed by creatives reckons. That thomas's article is nonsense. We don't have a horse in this race. Although a bit bored of the automated emails from people wanting to be a guest on this podcast. Which is you can notice. Doesn't do guests on the seventeen bucks a month plan which is always plan. Everyone gets private feeds. Everyone gets two hundred and fifty subscribers private subscribers. That's captivates mark. Asquith in portland. A new weekly podcast about the world of podcasting. Which don't today with some sethi and with me you'll find pod land in all of your regular podcast apps probably and in australia. Rupert murdoch's news corp has teamed up with lachlan murdoch's nova entertainment to produce a set of daily news headlines. Podcasts called news feeds editions for new south wales queensland south australia and victoria or you know the murdoch's control of the media is one concern of the media diversity inquiry so there's that to
A Big Publishing Plot Twist: Penguin Random House to Buy Simon & Schuster for $2.2 Billion
"Biggest news to hit the publishing industry this year. Possibly several years happened last wednesday. And we're betting that you missed it after all. You were probably contemplating cooking a turkey for two and planning zoom thanksgiving dinners with relatives right so just in case here. It is again the parent company of penguin random house's buying simon and schuster for two billion dollars penguin random house or pr h has already america's largest book publisher according to the new york times. Should the acquisition go through and there are some caveats which will get to pr. H will be. The industry's first mega publisher. The times claims. Let's delve into this just a little bit as we've talked about here before simon and shuster is among the oldest of today's big five publishing houses and one of the most distinguished dick simon and schuster founded the company in nineteen twenty four. The partners first product was hardly a literary masterpiece. It was a book of crossword puzzles. And according to simon and schuster's corporate historian it was a runaway bestseller today. Almost one hundred years. After the lowly crossword puzzle got the entrepreneurial venture off the ground simon and schuster or s operates in a different stratosphere. Today it is america's third largest publisher over the years it's published scads of famous even legendary authors including ernest hemingway and f scott fitzgerald also political figures from both sides of the aisle including jimmy carter hillary clinton and donald trump and contemporary authors. Like bob woodward stephen king and anti prue as well as judy blume s prints and authors have won fifty seven pulitzer prizes and innumerable other literary awards including several caldecott medals one of the highest honors given to children's books the company now sells about two thousand titles annually all told s and s takes in close to nine hundred million dollars a year but early this year. Parent company viacom. Cbs decided to go all in on streaming video in sports looking to cut close to a billion dollars in operating expenses ceo. Bob bakish announced that s wasn't what he called a core asset hence the sale in march the rumored price for us and s was one point two billion dollars a bidding. Were hike the final price to two point. Two billion dollars among other contenders america's second largest publisher harpercollins also vivendi. A french company. That owns a stake in. American publisher has yet and rupert murdoch's news corp clearly penguin random house's parent german media giant bertelsmann was willing to pay top dollar for s and s one reason in addition to the competition between publishers for blockbuster bestsellers the big five face. A formidable rival in certain amazon and when it comes to fighting off amazon size matters since two thousand nine amazon has been a publisher. Not just the world's largest both retailer today. It has sixteen imprints that publish everything from thrillers. To romance novels it signs. Top selling authors like dean koontz patricia. Cornwell taking them and their millions of sales away from traditional publishers in two thousand seventeen amazon published more than twelve hundred titles according to the wall street journal if those numbers have grown in the last three years amazon could well already rival simon and schuster for the volume of new works. It's producing what makes amazon such a tough competitor is a book publisher of course is it status as a bookseller. Moreover it has a number of marketing weapons that traditional publishers. Do not such as the ability to easily promote low priced e books to millions of amazon prime members and kindle owners. The wall street journal reports that along with oodles of cash to lure away big name authors as the largest american publisher penguin. Random house has the clout and logistical network to compete successfully with amazon. The merged company would have annual revenues of three billion dollars according to book industry bible publishers. Weekly but we should note here. The acquisition faces obstacles worthy of an epic novel authors and agents represented by the authors guild. Say such a deal will make it even harder for new authors and so called mid list writers to get published meaning. If you haven't written a blockbuster or a solid backlist title your chances to get published and your earnings could shrink. Pr h says. Simon and schuster will remain editorially independent and both publishing houses say they remain devoted to readers and writers still publishers weekly reports that by blending s. npr h german-owned. Bertelsmann would own about one third of the us book market. That's the number that could trigger antitrust. Investigators to closely scrutinize the deal. According to the new york times but those market share numbers are in dispute in both directions. The authors guild which causes tie up says a combined. Pr h. s. would wind up publishing half of all trade books in the us. Meaning not textbooks penguin. Random house's leadership argues not true and says future market share would be less than twenty percent and that an antitrust investigation is unlikely what happens next will likely hinge on which of these numbers comes closest to reality
U.S. charges Russian military hackers
"A story for you. May Two thousand seventeen voters in France went to the polls to elect a new French president just like in our election the before then Russian intelligence agencies in the Russian government played hard in the French election that year russian-owned websites pushing outlandish rumours about the centrist candidate Emmanuel macron. Those rumors were then processed into pieces Russian state media outlets. macron's rival was a far right candidate named Marine Le Pen she had inherited from her Holocaust denying Father Control of Francis Post. World War Two Fascist Party. So it was the neo-fascist party running against macron. Lapenne far-right neo-fascist campaign was explicitly bankrolled by a Russian state controlled bank. Marine Le Pen went to Moscow and met with Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin during the campaign. This was not subtle. But it was. Too much for Russia to pass up a divisive racist far right fascist candidate injecting chaos into the elections in a major. European. Democracy in twenty seventeen that's like catnip to Russia. Right? They want to undermine democracy everywhere. They will undermine Western countries in general however they can. But Russia's saved its boldest move for the eve of that French. Just two days before the vote. Russian. Hackers part of the same Russian military unit that had disseminated hacked democratic emails during the twenty, sixteen American election the before. They dumped tens of thousands of files, online, nine gigabytes of stolen emails and other information all hacked from Emmanuel Macron's campaign, and that might have become the dominant news story of the final weekend of that campaign. Before French voters went to the polls. It might have actually ended up upending that election if it were not for a quirk of French law, which imposes a media blackout on anything relating to the campaign for full day before voting starts all the way through until polls close on election day. That blackout period in French law precedes this whole scandal with Russia messing with the French election. But it ended up saving the day. The material that was hacked by Russian intelligence got posted online and France just hours before media blackout period began just minutes before the blackout began at midnight that night the macron campaign issued a statement warning that the hackers had inserted forged fake documents into the hack stolen material they pleaded with the media to not report on that junk. And the media didn't. They stuck to the rules. And in the end, Emmanuel macron beat the far-right neo-fascist Marine Le Pen by more than thirty points. And there's a couple of reasons for us be thinking about sort of relearning the story of that. Two thousand seventeen French election right now one is that the intelligence community is raising the alarm that Russian intelligence is executing an operation just like the one they did in France on us right now the supposedly Biden scandal that Rudy Giuliani has been shopping the scandal he. Managed to get printed in the New York Post which president trump has been gleefully promoting ever since including posing with a copy of that paper in the Oval Office that junk that Giuliani has been promoting is being actively investigated by federal investigators as potentially part of a hostile foreign influence operation illegally targeting our election and the intelligence community is investigating this Johnny on the spot. In part because they saw this coming in advance, this is in the New York Times last week quote, The Times reported last January the Ukrainian company were Hunter Biden was once on the Board respond had been hacked by the same Russian Intelligence Unit that hacked the Democratic National Committee in two thousand, sixteen last month US intelligence analysts contracted several people with knowledge of that hack. Asking them for further information because they picked up chatter that stolen burris, my emails would be leaked in the form of an October surprise among their chief concerns was that the burris material would be leaked alongside forged materials and it it's to hurt Biden's candidacy as Russian. Hackers did when they dumped real e mails alongside forgeries ahead of the French elections in two thousand seventeen. So that's what they did to Macron in two, thousand, seventeen they hacked all install all of this stuff from his campaign than they mixed it up with Ford stuffing dumped it right before the election. That's what the US intelligence community said. They believed was going to happen with Barista and sort of October surprise firm Rudy Giuliani. Thank right on time Rudy Giuliani shows up some emails from a mysterious source that are totally unverified and unverified able and only one Rupert Murdoch owned right wing tabloid will air that junk. Put it in their paper. So. That's one reason. The Russian operation in the two thousand, seventeen French election newly relevant to our lives right now, the Russians may be trying that exact same trick all over again except we don't have media blackout rules. The other reason that that two thousand seventeen Russian operation in France is newly relevant. Is that the guys who did it just got indicted by the US Justice Department today? Here they are the Russian military intelligence hackers who carried out that operation to interfere in the French election in two thousand seventeen the Justice Department says in the indictment today that these guys also launched major malware and hacking operations that shut down the power grid in Ukraine that hit the parliament in the nation of Georgia that chemical weapons investigators in the UK and Europe who were looking into the Russian poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei scruple who was poisoned with a Russian nerve agent on British territory they say, they also orchestrated hacks that hit hospitals in companies. In the United States. They also organize tax that hit the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics quite a list. And? Although. One of the Russian hacker that was indicted today was previously indicted by Robert Muller in two thousand eighteen for his role in the hacking operation against the twenty sixteen election here in the US, today's indictment of these Russian hackers doesn't include any charges related to American election interference this year. That said the election. The American election is two weeks from tomorrow. It's hard to look today's indictment without trying to understand how it relates to our own election and what the Justice Department is trying to signal here. Is that the right way to look at this. Joining us now is Jeremy Bash. He served as chief of staff at the CIA and at the Defense Department under President Obama Jeremy Nice to see. Thanks for making time. It, Rachel. So, this is a lot. Going on the surprise announcement today from the Justice Department about the indictment of these Russian hackers when you look at this with your background in intelligence and your understanding of what Russia has done to target our democracy and others. What do you think is most important here for people to understand. Well I think was most important is that the GRU this Russian military organization that was responsible for the two thousand Sixteen Hacking Dump Operation Against the Democrats that was responsible for the two thousand seventeen election appearance in France as you noted, and is responsible for these militias cyber attacks globally including, against us, hospitals and. They are very active. They're very capable and they are in fact probably behind this this Russian. Intelligence operation at least a looks and appears to be Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign. Last. Week Andrew Weisman, who is part of the Miller investigation wrote in Law Fair about the decision that was made by bill bar earlier this year this spring to drop criminal charges against Russian companies that had participated in the attack on our election in two thousand sixteen and that didn't actually get a lot of attention when it happened in March I think in part because the country was overwhelmed by what was starting to happen to us in terms of covid why spent makes the case that before may have acted essentially improperly in dismissing those charges essentially signaling to Russia that the. US Criminal Law wouldn't be used against them as a tool if they wanted to interfere in the election this year I'm wondering if this might be a signal in the other direction, if this might be some sort of signal to brushback rush intelligence ahead of what appears to be their ongoing efforts to boost trump in his reelection effort. Hartono, racial. But what we do know is that there are mixed signals being sent by the US government here. Today we have the Justice Department indicting Russian hackers, but you've got the president of the United States welcoming condoning what looks apparently like a Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign remember Rachel that Rudy Giuliani. In Kiev, with Andrei Dirk Catch Ukrainian lawmaker who has been assessed by US intelligence and announced by our Treasury Department to be a Russian asset for the last decade. Giuliani goes to Kiev meets with Dir cash and he comes back and low these many months later, Giuliani surfaces up with these a very mysterious emails. So every Intelligence Professional Rachel that I've talked to the last twenty four hours says that this walks like a Russian intelligence disinformation campaign this talks like a Russian intelligence to information campaign. This is most likely Russian intelligence is permission campaign against the Biden team.
How should the media cover the presidential race in the Trump era?
"Rid of the ballots. Locker up has now morphed into get rid of the ballots. And that's become an effect. The trump campaign slogan and the trump campaign strategy. It became the strategy yesterday when Donald Trump said that. And get rid of the ballots are the first words of a New York Daily News op Ed piece today with the headline. The president is psychopath the new. York daily. News is one hundred and one years old, which makes it New York City's youngest circulating daily newspaper. And it carries a headline in twenty twenty. That was unthinkable. When the daily news was founded in one thousand, nine hundred nineteen. President is a psychopath. The article is written by two psychologists and it says get rid of the ballots and there won't be a transfers said Donald Trump on Wednesday. This comment is a direct dangerous expression of his anti-democratic intention. If unstopped trump may well destroy our two, hundred, forty, four year, old democracy, it is time to stop pulling punches. It is time to stop relying on political pundits to weigh in on trump's behavior, which they often softened and even normalized. We are psychologists and we are convinced Donald trump is a psychopath his malignant behavior over the past four years is growing escalating right before our eyes trump's psychopathy will change us forever if he is not stopped. And today the New York. Times. Published up ed piece by the newspapers distinguished columnist Michelle Goldberg which says the President Quote Daily defiles his office with. Corruption disloyalty and Sater's. The president of the United. States is aspiring fascist who would burn democracy to the ground to solve his diseased he go. Michelle Goldberg. In New York Times print. Refers to. The rotten and squalid party that is enabling him. These are all words that could not in did not appear in the New York Times about American presidents and now fit. Well within the bounds, the contours of mainstream comment about this president. The New York Times. Is One hundred, sixty, nine years old. And it's had to find new language to deal with Donald. Trump because donald trump has brought new language to the presidency like get rid of the ballots. The. New York Post. Is Two hundred nineteen years old the oldest New York City newspaper was founded by Alexander Hamilton but it is now owned and operated by an Australian born billionaire who liked donald trump got his start in life from his rich father. And history will show Rupert Murdoch's most significant contribution. To his adopted country. Has Been. The perversion. Of Television news into a presidential propaganda channeled named after the animal in the forest that legend has it is the most cunning and to put it mildly untrustworthy. Fox.
Jacob Blake: Trump visits Kenosha to back police after shooting
"Yesterday and a question via White House reporter Donald Trump was asked if he condemned the vigilante killings carried out in Kenosha Wisconsin by a seventeen year old trump supporter from Illinois who was in illegal possession of the fifteen style rifle that he used to kill two protesters in Kenosha shooting one of them in the back. And wounding another donald trump not only declined the opportunity to condemn his seventeen year olds, supporters illegal possession of and use of that weapon to kill people. Donald trump actually offered a self defense theory in what is now the murder case that the seventeen year old has been charged him. And that is because Donald Trump believes the way for him to win. The presidential election is to win the vigilante vote. And the vigilante sympathizer vote. Last night at this hour on the Fox propaganda channel owned and operated by Donald trumps Favorite Emigrant Rupert Murdoch Donald Trump compared the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. With a Golfer missing a PUTT. Shooting a guy in the back many times I mean. Couldn't you have done something different Caen of wrestle. In the meantime he might have been going for a weapon and you know as a whole big thing there but they choke just like in a golf tournament they miss a three foot comparing it to golf because he of course, that's what I'm saying people. Yes, he was comparing to golf and he was sanitizing what looks like an attempted murder by a police officer on video to just being an imperfect judgment made in a tense moment. For Donald Trump Jacob Blake, clinging to life in a hospital bed and Kenosha after repeated surgeries for these seven bullets fired into his body represents nothing more than a missed pot.
James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
"Murdoch Murdoch has resigned from the board of directors of News Corps, the publishing arm of his family's media empire. As NPR's David Folkenflik reports. It's very public evidence of the rupture within the Murdoch Family News Corp owns The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and major papers in the UK in Australia. It's sister company, Fox Court on Fox News. It was all built by Rupert Murdoch, who pitted his two sons, Lachlan and James, against each other to succeed him. Lachlan, who's more conservative, prevailed in resigning, James sighted unspecified editorial choices by the company. He earlier criticized the Murdochs Australian papers for discounting the role climate change is played in deadly wildfires there. More recently, The Journal's opinion section sparked objections in its own newsroom over claims about the pandemic and black lives. Matters protests. While Fox News is technically separate. Some of its recent segments have been widely denounced his racist even by some Fox news staffers and its provided strong support for President Trump.
James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
"The youngest son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch. James Murdoch made a break from the family business. On Friday, He resigned from the board of directors of News Corp. The family's publishing empire. He said the exit was over disagreements over certain editorial content published by its news outlets and certain other strategic
News Corp: Rupert Murdoch's son James quits company
"James Murdoch is severing ties with News Corp the publishing half of his family's media empire. Rupert Murdoch's younger son stepped down from the company board today, citing disagreements over quote, certain editorial content and quote. Other strategic decisions. News Corp's titles include The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and the publisher HarperCollins, as well as media in the UK and Australia. To
James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
"Murdoch is severing ties with News Corp the publishing half of his family's media empire. Rupert Murdoch's younger son stepped down from the company board today, citing disagreements over quote, certain editorial content and quote. Other strategic decisions. News
News Corp: Rupert Murdoch's son James quits company
"Is severing ties with News Corp the publishing half of his family's media empire. Rupert Murdoch's younger son stepped down from the company board today, citing disagreements over quote, certain editorial content and quote. Other strategic decisions. News Corp's titles include The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and the publisher HarperCollins, as well as media in the UK and Australia. To talk about
Media, power, and political communication
"Let's talk about the media yeah the media is a powerful Trojan horse seven mereka if it's not a and I mean they have attacked president trump relentlessly yeah and the problem we have is we have fox okay yeah now fox is okay but Rupert Murdoch is ninety years old right and his two sons are liberals okay we have newsmax rage has been growing and that's a good thing yeah we have one America right which is a good thing but these are national programs they don't get into Vince's crab house they don't get in the fells point being close they don't get into those things go and they don't get into helping our people who need help to fight against the beast and as you pointed out the Baltimore sun doesn't report on any of these issues involving her son is one of them yeah right exactly the Baltimore sun is part of the super shadow government yeah they protect them yeah people say that the media has fallen in the tank for the left they fell in the tank for the Obama no the media never found the check for anybody the media are leaders in this offensive they are legally are part of the natural America they were and and they were targeted specifically for that purpose because of the vast influence they have they were targeted for subversion and infiltration by the Soviet Union in the nineteen thirties and we could go on for hours about how that happened and who infiltrated but just for example one person remember Edward R. Murrow of CBS Edward R. Murrow is one of the people primarily responsible for bringing communist it's two Columbia teachers college to begin inserting all of these destructive America narratives into our universities he was responsible for bringing those people over and he worked with a guy named Laurence Duggan whose son was an actual Soviet agent and he was friends with his son and he became a news anchor for CBS that's just one example there are many many trusted a man in America yeah right right he he gave the Vietnam War at eight a story that was a hundred and eighty degrees from what the truth was riled tell your doctor about with Walter Cronkite yeah that young people don't know who has what we member we only had three major networks in this country now I can tell you let me say some about yeah because the networks are required by FCC regulation as part of their contract to provide unbiased news nobody has ever called him that if I were in a position to do so I would pull their FCC licenses tomorrow and tell them that they better straighten out their newsrooms and start reporting what's going on because they should be challenged in the courts right absolutely be challenged because they have been really but they have such power and such influence and Americans have to get a constitutional public there operates through elections has to be given the facts at what's happened instead is they've been given the left narrative for sixty eighty years in World War two The New York Times was engaged in treason it was exposing things mark Levin's book yeah I mean it's just stunning it's stunning when CNN first started Ted Turner used to go on a show and he would bring some five Soviet KGB agents on the show with him had a first among them was Georgy Arbatov who is the head of member for US and Canada old KGB agent they would talk down president Reagan they would just sit there and terror attacks president right that was C. N. N. the communist news
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"What they all say Gary channel. We're live today. Old stump brewing company in Pomona coming out and say, hi, we'll be here until two o'clock. We were in the middle of swamp. Watch we've been talking about some political stuff. I mentioned Elijah Cummings. He's the chair of the house oversight and reform committee. He is requesting information now from a former knock a Fox News reporter who was working on a story that our network eventually killed about the whole stormy Daniels thing so Elijah Cummings wrote this letter to former FOX reporter, Diana fell. Zony requesting information regarding quote, debts and payments to silence women, alleging extramarital affairs on and on and on all documents in your or your agents, custody controller possession have to be turned over to the oversight committee. Fox has not said exactly what they're going to do with this. They have not responded to comment the New Yorker magazine said that foul zone was was told by her boss at FOX at the time. Ten lacouer. Sort that Rupert Murdoch wanted the president to win the election. So he was supposedly want to ordered this this story spiked. So they would never get to it Faulk says that's not at all what happened. They simply did not have enough factual information to go forward with the story at that point. Hey, raise your hand, if you want to hear from Jeb Bush, anyone please clap. Jeb Bush has that done for an interview with nobody answered the David nobody answered in the affirmative crystallizing, my next point got it. Okay. That somebody actually asked Jeb Bush for an interview a series called the axe files. I don't know where this airs. I don't know what on what platform called up Jeb Bush said we'd love to talk to you. Which means I will never watch the X files. This is David Axelrod, the former Obama adviser. Okay. There you go. Right. So Jeb Bush sat down for this interview. And he says he thinks a fellow Republican should challenge the president in twenty twenty. He says I think someone should run just because Republicans ought to be given a choice. He says it's hard to beat a sitting president. But I have to have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative. I think it's important. Okay. Let us go down the list of successful people who have run against an incumbent president.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on KGO 810
"GMC DMC news. You know what day? Thank you for that. I was not aware of that story, but with Rupert Murdoch actually making that statement, that's what we're about that. Meaning actual news things that are accurate. The the full story that does give one pause when it comes to the idea of the democratic primary debates being aired on FOX because I'm of the opinion that the DNC made a bad decision that that that they should have their debates on FOX, but they should stipulate certain requirements like only the people who are actually journalists on FOX should be allowed to be the panelists who are asking questions in the debates because those people I think are are fairly good. But none of the other people like Tucker Carlson should never be allowed to be a participant in in the debates asking the questions in, you know, legitimate real debates that people are interested in watching and part of the reason I believe that is because I thought the Democrats should have exposure to the FOX audience. You know, maybe they can dispel some of the myths some of the lies that are being told about them on an ongoing basis if they have the opportunity to appear on their air. But if FOX it self if the guy who was running the organization has made the statement that they're not about news. They're only about entertainment, then I think it does give the DNC some support in making the decision not to allow those debates on their air. Eight hundred eighty eight ten is the telephone number. I you can also Email me my Email addresses paddock K G, O radio dot com. You're listening to k geo Pat Thurston on.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on No Agenda
"Not it was draper rupert murdoch provided the seed funding he was the draper was the first vc rupert murdoch who loves him some young chicken i'm not saying that's what happened but i can see coordinated that's what carry ru says sarry ru says that he she could she could work the old man yes so she could work she worked rupert then she got her seed funding in with rupert's name and the seed funding and a good idea for a better mouse trap she went to draper draper sees this goes depp okay the more money we throw out it we'll get there eventually then the big vc star piling on then they start compiling the board which included henry kissinger colin powell even our very own secretary of defense mad dog mattis was mattis on the board but i all men by the way yes and i have some standing in this area because i went to some of the same investors some of them invested in my company now over the course of ten ten years ten years we essentially promised the same thing we got sidetracked knows all kinds of issues we made mistakes and it turns out you can't monetize the network but he hasn't there was fifty sixty million dollars that went over ten year period which and we we did pretty well oh by you know providing a lot of employment for people and and basically employing people for quite a while although losing money or barely breaking even and you know you have to keep going back to the well and then a certain point yeltsin hey this is just not working is it didn't go that way in this case because all of these guys know you can throw money at the problem and then you get the board and you get enough momentum and they see how it works and they've done this in many previous case early in silicon valley you know if you have the right idea you have enough money then you can probably get ahead of the competition but these venture capital investors that what you want you want an entertainment company in los angeles and new york no it has to be here in san francisco so we can keep our eye on it and come to the office that what do you think the nineteen year old got or by the time she got her investment she was in early twenties now this is completely overseeing you've got to go to sandhill road every single week you gotta do your meeting gut explain show you number shows what happened these people knew these these investors they can't stand that the wall street journal this guy who i think is a real journalist he stayed on the time pulitzer prize winner he sat on the story and he kept hammering on it for three years and they tried to cover it up they the investors not her the investors the venture capitalists were covering up for their limited partners and their venture funds everything's great all the process great forbes magazine article after article after article the valley silicon valley assholes completely are going to send this girl to jail who has a personality disorder that she needs to be in therapy from her family background and how she was abused by these old men to be steve jobs hey baby don't worry we'll take care of it we'll get you there and they turned around and they screwed her they and they're sending her to jail and they are trying to get away from their culpable liability for losing money from their limited partner investors that's what this is about she's being thrown to the wolves i i look i've had a complete disdain for her from day one like what are you what are you doing but now i feel bad for her because these guys won't take responsibility that's what's going on here well i'd like the analysis is real it's kind of a slam kinda i think a lot of the guys i i'm gonna take a little exception to some of it because the board i believe was stupid and i don't know if they knew anything i mean those board meetings at board meetings at i've been to board meetings i know what they're like and i minutes down don't say don't say that don't say this don't let her in here know that do all.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on 710 WOR
"More biased than that so that's not gonna help the company i guess that'll help with one part of the population but you'll lose another part of the population hey speaking of which frank rich you know he did that great show veep frank rich the columnist who's really now big tv producer that's most of his business now he came up with a new show called succession don't know if you saw it was an hbo sunday night the debut it's a drama about like a rupert murdoch family and his sons taking right right so i love frank rich he's a great guy but so biased i knew this show was not going to be a fascinating drama about immediate dynasty that this was supposed to be a hit job on rupert murdoch is it it's just a hit job on rupert murdoch if you ask frank rachel say well it's not really murdoch at summer redstone it's it's this river murdoch so the opening scene is rupert murdoch very old they make him look all like a like a real like a castaway like look robinson crusoe in this thing as shows him trying to get out of bed and he stumbles and he doesn't know where he is and he's bumping into the wall so that's about all i watched the first minute july veep veep was pretty good it was a little overdone a little i thought it was a great show it was a great show but if you see rupert murdoch whose ninety three sharpe's attack runs around works eighteen hours a it's this this show totally totally unrealistic not doing well david koch he's been in bad shape noel so he's stepping down now from the company his brother charles around things now what does this do the screws up a lot of people in the media who loved to say the coke furthers the coke brothers is supposed to be scary phrase now it's what do you say now i don't know.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"You'll book does have an account of that i in a that you had with rupert murdoch back in nineteen seventy eight and at the same time you go into some detail about that moment in modo correa as well it was not long after he'd purchased the struggling new york post take us back to that moment owen who was rupert murdoch back then as far as the rest of the us media industry would have been concerned remember rupert murdoch was the original disruptor before we considered that word in general use cabbie he had this roofed in the british newspaper industry and would disrupted further by taking the trade unions he came to america and introduced a tabloid newspaper into competition with sort of rather stayed new york daily news and the very state new york times and he took it to the conservative end of the political spectrum from the far left then the political spectrum and they thought he was to limb buoyant he didn't try the page three gambit that well he didn't invent but he certainly tolerated sun and so he was kind of an outsider but remember the whole existence of rupert murdoch the whole successive ruben murdoch depends on his continued view of himself as an outsider his father was an outsider in a way in australia because he revealed the incompetence of the generals in the glibly battle rupert came to britain as an outsider oath because he was a stray in and because of his political views and he came to america now the new york post was not like the times in london the sunday times or the sun it was a struggling newspaper but was a feisty.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"So berg was you know while he was being questioned my space started trending on twitter and tom was basically meema fide and aerator jam mcnabb pointed out that my space in the time since like everybody stopped using my space they have just been going around trying to sell all the information they gathered about people and successfully doing it so the first thing my space did was sell to rupert murdoch for five hundred eighty million dollars they were owned by news corp for a little while that didn't go well and he sold them for i think thirty something which thirty five which i don't think is as big as five hundred eighty million that's super producer nick stumpf would call a ball he got rupert murdoch to take up river road took an absolute baath they're now owned by a time inc and you know they are time inc and my space are linking up you know all the information time inc has from their magazine subscriptions and mails when people sign up for newsletters with the mice based data to have access to over a billion registered users globally and over four hundred sixty five million email addresses in the us so my space is pool of registered data is you know they're saying it can serve as the centerpiece of a major new cross channel marketing initiative so my space still managed to be yeah they were doing it before coburg right exactly and the further back i feel i feel like from this point forward now that we're aware of it things might get better but nobody was innocent back in the day like everybody was just doing a mad grab for as much because no one is they could snow it had no one ray.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"And comments to me afterwards that we just don't understand it of course we have news broadcasts are exactly like this at home but we don't understand why people given the free choice to listen to something else would choose to listen to this and that's a very good question well that's a question that we should put the rivet mattock he's he's a volunteer ministry of truth for the republicans and for the trump administration at least during the cold war the tasks and pravda journalists were forced to print what the government told them but in a free country the idea that they they volunteer to be propagandist for the government is so unamerican inside disgusting well that's that's that's exactly right and it's particularly ironic with rupert murdoch who you know launched his career on the left migrated to the right and now seems to be you know working in concert with not only with trump but also with the kremlin on the number of things but you know it's interesting we haven't seen a heard much from rupert murdoch since since december roughly he seems a disappeared off the scene and i and i begin to wonder what's happened with him well but he's organization is essentially the co presidency because if you look at how i've mentioned this before but i get so much solicitation from right wing groups and think tanks and npr fronts to interview people with all these crazy ideas that are out there in the right wing fox news.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"These act the new york post is a paper owned by rupert murdoch somebody who has been a a supporter uh and somebody of the president somebody the president has respected in terms of what he says will that have an impact per hats but here's the thing we keep getting trapped in these ideological debates and blamed gains and those arguments are not going to be persuasive to the kids in florida or their families or their educators and you know there's a lot of talk about the nra and conservatives and i think they should take a moment to reflect on the fact that the right to life was enshrined in our country's founding long before the second amendment and there's a resistance even having this debate but this false equivalence between total gun control and doing nothing is making america less steve in pretty stupid people are looking for solutions for people to do something i see no reason why republicans in congress can't go to law enforcement who are screaming for more tools more solutions and say what do you need why can we not have a task force that puts together recommendations the state and local governments why don't we explore the idea of having temporary restraining order against people who pose dangerous to themselves and others as they do in other states these are things we can talk about that doesn't banned guns or take away guns from anybody and may have to talk about the the uh very partisan uh hyper debate going on here because sellers congressman rubin guy go responded to the president and a tweet and here's what the congressman said about the president you are such a psychopath that you have to make even the death of seventeen children about you america will regret the day you were even born.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Be the new model for reaching meaty consumers but it is a huge bet that he is making not only with disney's assets but now with rupert murdoch's assets and mileti windy you sell well we sell lanes were wrong and we get caught in a value trap we don't see private market value growing and therefore no type for our shareholders those selling when you're wrong is one of the hardest but most important decisions you can make as a manager we sell when there is no upside so when the you know the valuation has reached the top end of our range and you know lucky for us you know we have gotten a lot of take out i think m and a is going to be a big theme for 2018 we are shareholders at news corp it's kind of in play we sold all of it on the first big but we still own a little pulse really briefly umbrella mileti know you like used to do in the old days the only reason paul you went to milwaukee was pb are but other than that yellow briefer on news corp lee's pretty fascinating he's a very experienced investor but i think if interesting rupert murdoch ada we'd never i i think i could probably speak grand a lot of other longtime media investors this week we didn't think would ever see the day when rupert murdoch would sell you know the majority of his company here cut a walk away so but what he's what is left of it but he's left with is the businesses that things are going to be able to weather and you know some of these changes were thinking around the place and that is news and that is sports and that's kind of worries a you know hanging his who is future you get a window there folks into the fabric of active management paul sweeney course legendary wall street in media studies now running all of bloomberg intelligence worldwide and of course he is with an mileti of wells fargo thank you so much for for being with us today thanks lately with wells fargo and out of milwaukee with really interesting approaches in different approaches to fail you always competing against the growth eagerness of what we've seen out here in this great vault market pimm fox i hero rori.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"They essentially i want to i want to spell out the story here and then maybe we can come to a determination as to whether this is unprecedented or weather then the media and everyone in the media it's including me is is trying to throw fuel on to this feud has been that's what people in the media do they like fights if it leads if bleeds remember that that old adage from local news if it bleeds it leads i think that's the way it was right so we like sensationalism and i feel like this feud with bannon is has been since eishin lies this morning and i'll tell you why but let's first go to the controversy steve bannon said that they use the words treason in relation to the russia's scandal okay and it was printed in the i read it first in the guardian drudge report was linking to it and the in new york magazine printed excerpts from an excerpt from michael wolves forthcoming book in which it features quotes from everybody everybody from rupert murdoch to trump to malania and to uh steve bannon and the words treason were thrown around okay so the news was that bannon use the word treason in relation to russia gate now this was a year ago that this conversation took place so this isn't anything new by steve man and this is an old quote and it's coming out in a book now whenever you see a book coming out that's another reason you start to see things sensationalized because michael wolves publisher sent out a big press release this morning saying look at what happened here look there's a you know this is this is news put this in red put a flashing light on the drudge report this was earthshattering information even though it's a quote that is taken from a year ago whether the quotas exactly accurate or not i don't know i think a lot of these journalists they they use their notes in a and i feel like sometimes quotes are massaged a little bit and i'll get to where i think that happened in this story but that was the news steve bannon came out and he said he used the word treason in relation to the meeting between don jr and manafort and the russians member in.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on I Am Rapaport
"It's sourced in in regards to everything's been verified in regards to what's been said and so he must house in a recordings issias between uh these people and him were taken in a very clear notes in regards to little their meetings with him because he's actually speaking to while these people wanna lunch and they're giving their impression of trump all you know off the cuff and a lot of people are talking very openly of neil like rupert murdoch calling him enough an idiot after he took a eu's gonna consider taking the liberal stance on immigration uh in that didn't happen obviously but said you know there's it just seems like a meltdown you know they're trying to juggle too many balls it's really not gonna work out forms because it's just gonna crash down you know he spent all his political points that i don't i don't really think since election year i don't think a lot of republicans a stick with them at the very least it at a distance themselves from him of the people who will not trouble now there's a lackey's people that wanted on state whites they'll tap moeller and do stuff like that but you know now there's elected republicans for like wait a second i think i think trump might be lying and it's like taken the this long the figure that out um so you know it's it's all just a bunch of winter games in that's that's the ideas what's in forming morning holding uh you see one of his tweets in uganda he wants to point you in this direction when really we should be looking in the other direction of in you know that's gas in so he he he definitely does a lot of things intentionally in that's the niksic like a kind of a worse in like it's not like you intend to distract by engaging lousy americans or it's you know maybe he provokes a missile launch in north korea in.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"A new piece of information that we get so that i would i kind of look forward to it i that's the one thing it's one thing i'm kind of hoping i lived to see is is life from other planets contacting us i mean that would be so cool i would change everything one last question uh hey emperor clave in what is your take on the disney fox deal with this make disney monopoly should the government intervene no it will make disney monopoly and the government should intervene but it is important because it shows that dumb rupert murdoch is beginning to divest and that makes me think that maybe he you know these in his eighties i f nobody lives forever one of the things that has really really bothered me is concert you know rupert murdoch has made tremendous strides in a conservative communication and nobody zero people have stepped up to imitate him you know as i keep saying is the fox comedy channel where's the conservative comedy channel where's the conservative movie makers where or all these people who are not you know they don't have to be conservative in every way they just where the people who were standing up for america and making patriotic films and patriotic of you know tv shows that aren't sappi but just have very firm american value as i think that would be an important thing to add so i mean it's just a reminder that even rupert murdoch will not live forever me he may not know that but we do and and that really conservatives need to be thinking really hard about what the future of the culture is a before we let it get away from us yet again all right ticketing boots.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"And it it's uh i guess you know people talk about it as they get older they downsize rupert murdoch is desperately downsizing his assets or he's getting a huge cash reserve uh the together for his sons to buy something in the future and who knows what that will be but it does trouble in this sense you know people do you talk about media consolidation disney abe was already gigantic to start with they own marvel they on abc they own espn they're they're they're in their own disney radio uh for disney to on fox of course makes him the undisputed monster of the entertainment business yeah i i'm not sure that's healthy for consumers um so the those are the guy that's what people are discussing but in the business world their praising it may think it's a good thing and rupert murdoch's gonna be flush with cash so you know we'll see what he does semi no eight years he certainly can't put that you know money out on the side and not user it's not within his character um probably not within his family's character so maybe generates am to some other media yeah because he's a media guy and he's not one to just sit on his assets he's he's a guy that likes to do things with this money even though he's an older guy i mean people like that just can't turn it off jim they just got to keep going this is what they know how to new and this is what they love doing where do i mean i you know i i i totally speculate but you you you recall he did maker or were a into social media wants you didn't turn out well and liu here i think he bought my my space or something and there and putting in any case i think he might try to create a you know a social media platform there it has a niche following or something like that but with that kind of money he can do whatever he wants jim hers with us on ksfo you.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"Also com here uh i don't wanna go through anymore is accusations do is now it's disgusting it is pretty disgusting highway you wanted to star the bad news ho candlelight let's get into some good he had news rupert murdoch this is sort of in in the middle the story most people are familiar with an name rupert murdoch right do i should i like to assume anything but i think we have rupert murdoch pretty much figured out right he started as a newsboy his story is not dissimilar you know from richard branson they both started working is delivery boys in their teenagers for a newspaper and rupert murdoch then did something similar branson he was able to work he was a he didn't abrasive became i'm a writer on music because the the the newspaper that he was delivering uh which was called virgin where the his company aim came from was all about music and performers and that sort of thing which was his passion murdoch however uh he was not necessary he was interested in reporting the news but he was probably the original slater if you know what i mean we've he developed the the kind of style that has led to what he created at fox in its guy and all these other ios the wall street journal i mean you name the outfit that he uh that he enjoys owning and it all has a political slant to it and he that's how he started he wrote columns for this newspaper that he was delivering and the new newspaper editor thought was pretty disease a kid and he's got this kind of passion for politics he's an australian and that's where it all started and then he eventually owned the newspaper us that i'm not sure it was that one but it was one of them and when he was fairly young and he began selling a lot of advertising he understood the business so he was a writer is ned retiring salesperson he pretty much did everything at the newspaper and made something of it and then get somebody.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"And was the conduit fraud rodger ales and rupert murdoch to general portray us when he was serving in afghanistan she went to him at an envelope a of both uh uh a rodger ales and rupert murdoch's basic is saying we will back you fox rupert will pay for it and and uh um uh roger will run your campaign against uh barack obama in the 2012 election in here you have a sitting general working full his commander in chief barack obama being told by a ktm falling uh that the king make a rupert murdoch uh once seemed to run against his boss doubt that because uh that uh that whole conversation was leaked uh presumably uh by uh perhaps even portrays himself to uh bob woodward of the washington post uh but that doesn't speak well it i mean of the that of her but at least two momma knowing indeed we know sense up one moved out and mcmaster came in we know mcmaster wanted to have nothing to do with her wanted her out immediately didn't trust her and thought that she was involved in some very questionable dealings that we're going to explode a he tried to will pointer to a number of different positions she's in the dock to be ambassador to singapore to be far far away from washington um uh and i think uh you know there's certainly a deep street behind this but i think the information that was published in the new york times uh on saturday helps us understand what he was so concerned about uh because amongst other things we have that email in which she's saying russia through the elections to trump uh and it's time to it's time to pay back right the sanctions i mean it's neck if that's not clear to always extraordinarily uh uh route resistant conservative republicans and liberal democrats two for the life of me i do not understand still insist that there's no there there with this russian investigation uh i mean what more evidentiary need i mean this is an extraordinary admission on hip hot hey guys it's time to pay russia back because safe through the election in the usa to trump by that's right and it also helps us understand the meeting that was.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on P&L With Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz
"So let's talk about this there is a reports yesterday that disney was in talks to acquire some of the assets from 21st century fox were getting subsequent reporting showing that those talks have ended at with no deal but this has opened up the door for 21st century ad to start selling off pieces of its vast network and i'm wondering which assets in particular do you think are most vulnerable to being sold off or or the right this candidates for for being a for being auctioned wealthier disney wanted to buy everything except the fox news fox business and fox fort lee leaving uh mr murdoch and his son with eight news and sports empire of some onto quit but all of the tv production the cable network they they thirty nine percent interest in base guy uh all of those assets were of vital interest that this is the problem that that uh that they're they're low ball players of a biker has been very scrupulous about never overpaying for any acquisition that is required and rupert murdoch is on the other side of the table and never ever been willing to sell anything that he owns at a bargainbasement price so they're going to be other people i i think the issue here disney came to two murdoch not knowing whether or not he was a seller a lot of speculators have said rupert murdoch and his son basically fit scale is too big hurdle for faulk so we're going to start to slim down and keep the acid we want hey we need to have as long as mr murdoch is coexisted chairman of the company the fox news and fox business those or is key assets politicallyconnected politically involved talked to the president almost every day and not about fill those assets that that like that he wants to have uh after fifty years of building a media empire but the other asset.
"rupert murdoch" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"News is flagship public affairs programs hannity tucker carlson tonight violated stunned said gee impartiality when shown in the uk earlier this year now the two programmes were on donald trump's travel restrictions on mostly muslim countries los are separate program on the terrorist attacks in manchester back in may now they serve ruling by off com there is particularly interesting because of course rupert murdoch is attempting via his 21st century fox company in the us to take over sky tv the massive european paytv companies a fifteen billiondollar bid rupert murdoch has been trying to get his hands on sky tv some time but sat regulators in the uk politicians the uk have been a city on this said decision for some months now a deciding whether to let this go this deal go heads at this will be a piece of evidence weighing against the takeover shares of fallen a little bit on this news but said politicians still mulling this while i was a pretty big decision thanks for these objects thus was bloomberg's you ports unto you're listening to the briefing it's just eight minutes past the hour a huge legal financial documents us revealed how the powerful and wealthy secretly invest voiced large amounts of money in offshore tax havens may have been called the paradise papers so what should we know about them monaco's busness eddie summarily guy joins me in the studio to explain this all to us must welcome to the program so so this leakey's huge were talking about over thirty million files how much can we learn from them well we can learn an awful lot marcus and basically this is a bit of a rerun of the panama papers from a few quite recently there's been called as you said the paradise papers it's thirteen million documents most of them relate to a law firm under corporate services provide the went under the name appleby and it covers.