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Help us stop Rupert Murdoch strangle UK Media with his very unethical news corporation


By Dark Politricks

There is currently an online campaign to stop Rupert Murdoch’s complete take over of BSkyB.

If you don’t know who Rupert Murdoch is then you should as he is one of, if not the biggest, publisher and media mogul in the world, owning the huge multi media News Corporation, a mega company that has a stranglehold over the TV and Print media from the UK to the USA to Australia and back again.

If you are a follower of UK politics you will know that the Lib Dem Business secretary Vince Cable was stripped of his role overseeing media competition issues including whether Murdoch could finally accomplish his dream of dominating UK media when he was exposed in an undercover sting by Telegraph reporters saying that he had “declared war” on Rupert Murdoch.

Why the Telegraph helped bring down one of the few people that could have helped block the ever increasing tentacles of their rival company I will never know but former Good Guy Vince Cable was replaced by Murdoch loving Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt who is on record as saying the following about the Murdoch empire:

“What we should recognise is that he has probably done more to create variety and choice in British TV than any other single person. We would be the poorer and wouldn’t be saying that British TV is the envy of the world if it hadn’t been for him being prepared to take that commercial risk.”

Not exactly encouraging words for those of us who wish to see Murdoch slapped back down to a position in which politicians from both main parties don’t slavishly bend over to his every demand and pray come election time that they gain his papers support. It seems that although Vince and some other Lib Dems aren’t too fond on Murdoch’s ever expanding empire both New Labour and the Tories believe that having Murdoch bless their party at election time a key omen on the way to victory.

Its the SUN WOT WON ITOver the years the various Murdoch UK papers The Sun, The News of the World, The Times and The Time on Sunday have all switched sides multiple times supporting both the Tories and Labour parties sometimes declaring their support at the last minute so as to always be the winners “friend”.

Who can forget the famous “IT’S THE SUN WOT WON IT” front page after the 1992 election in which poll after poll had predicted a Labour victory but in the end saw an unexpected victory for John Major’s Tories.

Rupert Murdoch’s empire is currently under investigation by the police for the infamous phone hacking scandal that has rumbled on for years and seen celebrities, politicians and royals fall prey to the underhand tactics of the News of the World reporters including Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire who were both jailed at the Old Bailey after they admitted intercepting voicemail phone messages using secret and often default passwords of celebrities and other high profile peoples phones.

The scandal has also seen seen the fall from grace of ex News of the World editor and subsequent No 10 Press Officer Andy Coulson who had to quit his high profile job after imense pressure and an initial police enquiry.

However yesterday we find out that the hacking scandal had no limit to the level it would scrape to and even missing or dead school girls weren’t above having their phones hacked into if the stolen information gleaned from their voicemail could help sell a few more papers.

Milly DowlerHolly Wells and Jessicsa Chapman

 

 

It seems that during 2002 not only did the News of the World stoop so low as to intercept phone messages from multiple murder Soham murder victims Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman but they also caused great mental distress by hacking into the phone of then missing murder victim Milly Dowler.

Milly’s killer Levi Bellfield has just been found guilty of her death after a trial in which the very bottom of the barrel was scraped by the defence team and now it has been revealed that during the time of her disappearance her phone was being hacked into and the voicemail messages tampered with by News of the World investigators.

A solicitor for Milly’s family, who were already furious over their treatment in court, revealed to the public that he believed that during the time of her disappearance when her fate was still unknown her phone was being hacked into by Murdoch linked investigators and reporters.

Mark Lewis said police told her parents that Glenn Mulcaire hacked into her voicemail while she was missing and deleted messages which gave relatives of Milly false hope that she was still alive.

In a statement he said:

“It is distress heaped upon tragedy to learn the News of the World have no humanity at such a terrible time.”

“The fact that they were prepared to act in such a heinous way that could have jeopardised the police investigation and gave them false hope is despicable.”

He also claimed that the Dowlers had been told their own phones were targeted by News of the World reporters and the Guardian who has led the investigation into the phone hacking scandal has claimed that after Milly’s voicemail facility became full, the News of the World deleted messages it had already listened to so that it could be filled up with new voicemail messages.

The Guardian quotes one source as saying that this gave false hope to friends and family, who mistakenly believed that Milly herself had cleared her message inbox and that therefore she was still alive.

However by that time she had already been murdered and her body dumped in woods near Minley, Hampshire by Levi Bellfield.

So at the same time that the Murdoch empire is embroiled in such a horrific immoral scandal they are preparing to take an even bigger slice of what is left of our “free independent thinking media” by taking over the rest of BSkyB.

As the on-line petition I have just signed says:

“If we work together, we can make sure this week doesn’t end with Murdoch getting awarded even more power. Let’s stand together for higher media standards and for Murdoch’s latest power grab to be halted.”

You can sign the petition here: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/murdoch-deal-petition#petition

And you can read my own comment to the site below.

“Please don’t let a megalomaniac who already owns far too much of our very narrow visioned and biased media from gaining even more of a strangehold over what is left of a free and “responsible” press.”

“The recent phone hacking scandal and claims that the News of the World reporters colluded with Policemen as well as hacked into the phones of the then missing and later to be found dead Milly Dowler is appalling.”

“We should not let someone who has so little control over his reporters yet such great control over our politicians gain even more power. Please prevent this takeover.”

Please help prevent Murdoch gaining even more power by signing the petition.

 

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  1. Lee says

    ‘ …biggest media mogul in the world, owning a huge media company that has a stranglehold over the TV and Print media..’

    Who are you kidding? In the UK the BBC totally dominates the broadcast media and crushes any competition. If Murdoch is not allowed to take back control of BSkyB he’ll probably close down Sky News and leave the UK in the unenviable position of being the only major democratic country in the world where the state totally controls all news broadcasts. Does this not concern you?

  2. darkpolitricks says

    Well the BBC and Sky are both pro establishment outlets that are totally controlled and on important issues such as Israel, Iran, Palestine or the wars in Iraq and the Stan, the bias is pretty evident.

    I would say that Channel 4 (a partially funded government news outlet) is more independent than either the BBC or Sky and if you are in the UK (like I am) then if you have Freeview (which most people have) you can watch the following non state owned news broadcasts

    -Russia Today
    -Al-Jazeera
    -CNN

    Which are hardly pro-establishment or UK government owned and of course we still have ITV news which may not be rolling 24 hours but is at least independent.

    Online you can watch many other stations including Press TV and others that have a totally different view point from the west and I would suggest to anyone who still moulds their world viewpoint from a TV news channel that they should either watch as many TV channels as possible from all political perspectives e.g left, right, middle (MSNBC, CNN, FOX) try to ignore all their talking points and washing talking head bullshit from your mind and then try to make your own mind about key events and news stories.

    We have the choice of being force fed news that the establishment wants us to hear whether it is the government or major establishment figures such as Murdoch or we have the choice of doing our own research, accepting that old fashioned print and TV news is on the way out and that #altnews and the web is the future.

    I have no love for Murdoch and his sacrifice of a whole paper and the many innocent reporters who work there to save one woman is appalling.

    However UK politicians have been bending over to him for decades and hopefully now they have a chance to step back from the tarnished Murdoch brand which owns major TV news channels and papers across the world not only in the UK.

    Thanks for commenting

  3. Belen says

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    There is so much more I could tell you about this seedy little man, something that is happening right now known to the British goverment and the media and hoping soon very soon it will be exposed.

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