Murdoch running scared

time to drain this poison from our political system

time to drain this poison from our political system

Right now, the Daily Mail and Rupert Murdoch’s media machines are feeding readers a never-ending diet of fear, smear and misinformation.   — Avaaz

Murdoch is running scared, Murdoch is running very scared.

The phone hacking scandal exposed the extent of his corrupt criminal empire.

Russell Brand has exposed the extent of his tax dodging empire.

Two days ago, Murdoch ran a smear story on the front page of The Sun, smearing Russell Brand and Ed Miliband and The Trews interview, and yet, the interview had not yet been shown. But then why bother with something as inconenient as facts?

The Sun was not the exception, Daily Mail ran a similar smear story.

The next day, ie yesterday, The Sun told its readers in England to vote Tory, in Scotland to vote SNP. In other words vote to stop Labour.

Today the Daily Star had a smear story on its front page saying Russell Brand wanted to be Prime Minister. The Daily Star is owned by a porn baron who so far has bailed out UKIP to the tune of over £1 million. Whiff of trying to buy a seat in the House of Lords?

Russell Brand has more followers on twitter than The Sun. He certainly has greater influence.

The Murdoch media and Lord Rothermere with the Daily Mail, have been doing their best to poison the General Election with their lies.

An editorial in the Daily Mail today was typical, where it blamed Labour for the failings of RBS, the bank which helped crash the economy. No, the fault was entirely that of the banksters running RBS.

Why Murdoch is running scared, so very scared, is because Labour, Green Party and the other fringe parties are willing to push through much needed reform of media ownership, and in particular, of foreign ownership, and they are not scared of Murdoch.

A measure of how scared Murdoch, he recently attacked his own hacks for not running more smears.

Lord Rothermere is running scared, because he will lose his non-dom status and will no longer  be able to avoid tax.

And we should not forget the Telegraph owned by the Barclay Brothers (an oversight not to report the criminal activity of HSBC, a platform for the fossil fuel lobby, smear campaign against Nicola Sturgeon).

For the past few weeks, Avaaz has been working with Open Democracy to monitor the coverage of the election — and it’s clear that the Telegraph, Daily Mail and The Sun are presenting a deeply skewed version of reality.

  • In all three papers the same attacks and soundbites from Conservative HQ appeared verbatim.
  • The personal insults against Miliband (back-stabber, nerd) were running at over five a day but have now shifted to Sturgeon (poisoned-dwarf), which are now running at six attacks a day. All in all, these papers have personally attacked Ed Miliband 85 times and David Cameron only 5.
  • Over the last month, newspapers have already attempted to redefine the winner of the election, with 11 unconstitutional and false claims a week that the party with the most seats is the only one with right to form the government.

So how do we effect change, how do we kill the Evil Murdoch Empire once and for all?

Take direct action. When you see The Sun on display, turn it upside down, back to front, then pile other newspapers on top.

Over 9 million people follow Russell Brand on twitter, over a million subscribers to The Trews. How many live in the UK? Let us assume, that every one who does live in the UK, goes out and votes Plaid Cymru, SNP and the Green Party. Think what shock waves that would send through the system, the message to the political establishment? Don’t just think about it, go out and do it, then plan what real political action you are going to take.

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One Response to “Murdoch running scared”

  1. keithpp Says:

    Rupert and his wayward twin Suns

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