Posts Tagged ‘The Sun’

Do Not Buy The Sun

October 20, 2016
John McDonnell Do Not Buy The Sun

John McDonnell Do Not Buy The Sun

Brilliant comment by John McDonnell.

The Sun is not a newspaper, it is a vile rag.

It does not employ journalists, it employs hacks.

It is part of the Evil Murdoch Empire.

In the past The Sun has smeared Charlotte Church and Russell Brand.

Recently The Sun launched an attack on Paul Mason, who unlike the low life scum who wallow in the gutter at The Sun is a reputable journalist.

If you read The Sun, it is like raising a flag you are a complete moron.

Take direct action against The Sun. When you see it in the bins at a  supermarket or W H Smith, turn the top copies back to front and upside down, then pile other papers on top.

 

 

Demand The Sun prints prominent front page apology for Corbyn smear

December 22, 2015
The Sun Corbyn apology

The Sun Corbyn apology

The phone hacking scandal and the inquiry that followed, showed the gutter occupied by the scum who work for The Sun.

But what has since changed?

The evil Murdoch Empire still exists, the attacks on Russell Brand, Charlotte Church, Jeremy Corbyn have been relentless.

We have a toothless regulator, IPSO.

The Sun have been running a smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn. IPSO has forced an apology. This should be, same size typeface, in prominent page where the the original story ran.

The Sun has printed in tiny typeface, bottom left-hand corner of the front page of The Sun. Blink, and you will miss it, assuming you would even wish to waste something as valuable as a blink of an eye on rubbish like The Sun.

Please sign the petition demanding IPSO enforces a full apology printed on the front page of The Sun.

Please also lodge a formal complaint with IPSO.

Take direct action on The Sun, turn the paper upside down, back to front, then pile other papers on top. That will kills sales of The Sun for the day.

I don’t read The Sun for the same reason I don’t eat from the toilet

November 15, 2015
I don't read The Sun for the same reason I don't eat from the toilet

I don’t read The Sun for the same reason I don’t eat from the toilet

I do not as a rule watch BBC Question Time, I find it to be a pale imitation of BBC Radio 4 Any Questions. Last Thursday would have been worth watching to see a member of the audience slam the managing editor of The Sun. The reason, the vile coverage of Jeremy Corbyn at The Cenotaph last Sunday during Remembrance Sunday.

Rupert Murdoch, never one to not stoop low, it was a new low for The Sun.

Could Murdoch stoop any lower? As the world is reeling from the ISIS atrocities in Paris, Sky refers to Jeremy Corbyn as Jihadi Jez.

Patriotism of Murdoch (The Sun), Lord Rothermere (Daily Mail) Barclay Brothers (The Telegraph), all avoid paying UK tax.

The Sun lied about Hillsborough, hacked phones of dead soldiers.

The Sun and Cameron Twin Evil

May 6, 2015

The dark, incestuous relationship between David Cameron, the Conservative Party and Evil Murdoch Empire.

Liar Nick Clegg told students there would be no student tuition fees. In bed with the Tories, backing them on every bad policy and helping to force through Parliament, they backed the tripling of student fees, leaving students with massive debts on graduation.

If you are thinking of voting LibDem, remember they are the party of no principles, they will get into bed with any party that makes Nick Clegg deputy Prime Minister.

LibDems would get into bed with ISIS and claim they had made be-headings more humane.

If the LibDems get wiped out, we will all cheer.

The Sun is the rag that propagates hate. Hate towards anyone who gets in the way of the Evil Murdoch Empire.

Kick the Tories out, kick Murdock out.

How do we do this?

In Scotland vote SNP.

In Wales vote Plaid Cymru.

In Brighton vote Caroline Lucas, Green Party.

In Newham vote Tasmin Osmond, Green Party.

In Aldershot and Farnborough vote Carl Hewett, Green Party.

In Farnnham and Godalming vote  Dr Louise Irvine, National Health Action Party.

Murdoch running scared

May 1, 2015
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.

Russell Brand: The Sun smear campaign

December 8, 2014
Sun garbage

Sun garbage

Once again, The Sun shows it occupies the gutter.

Last week, Russell Brand and a group of tenants from New Era Estates, presented a petition to No 10 Downing Street. Their concern, they face massive rent increase and eviction following acquisition by US vulture capitalists Westbrook aka Westcrook.

Russell Brand was interviewed outside 10 Downing Street by a reporter from Channel 4 News, but instead of focusing on the issues, families being socially cleansed from London by rapacious American corporations, the reporter persisted in asking question about where Russell Brand lived, how much did his house cost.

The following day The Sun ran a smear campaign on its front page, calling Russell Brand a hypocrite because he rents his apartment from a tax dodger.

A few days later, the smear campaign continued on the front page of The Sun.

As Noam Chomsky discusses in Manufacturing Consent, only a narrow discourse is permitted in the mainstream media. Straying outside of that discourse, as Russell Brand has learnt, is not tolerated.

On the BBC, we get the same tired old has-been politicians who do not know what they are talking about, the trivia of Westminster, so-called experts are wheeled out.

A journalist very quickly learns to toe the line, if not, they are out on their ear, as recently happened with Nafeez Ahmed, when The Guardian in a disgraceful act decided to part with his company.

We are moving into a world of energy, economic and environmental crisis, of brutal crackdown and criminalisation of political dissent, of smearing those who speak out, of rapacious global corporations, of conflict between civil society and global corporations resembling war zones, of corrupt politicians on the take, for sale to the highest bidder, Islamists and terrorists used as excuse for Draconian state powers, of the State being there to protect the rich and powerful.

The State, is developing tools to monitor the Internet, to sniff out signs of dissent, social deviancy. Sound familiar? It should do, read Nineteen Eighty-four. We even have the language of Nineteen Eighty-four.

The pre-conditions for Revolution in the West already exist. All it needs is one spark, one incident, our Tunisian fruit-seller moment.

Murdoch wants to give you his view of the world. But things are changing, we have social media, we have people living on New Era Estate who are willing to stand up and be counted, who are inspiring others to stand up and be counted. It is not a world Murdoch wishes you to know about.

Tax dodgers and hypocrites

December 5, 2014
Sun garbage

Sun garbage

Earlier in the week, Russell Brand and tenants from the New Era Estate marched to Downing Street and dropped off a petition signed by around 300,000 people.

The tenants at New Era Estate, an estate of social housing built in the 1930s, are facing eviction following acquisition of their estate by US vulture capitalists WestBrook aka WestCrook, who wish to triple the rents they pay.

Interviewed outside 10 Downing Street, a Channel 4 News reporter wished to know about the plight of the tenants. Er no, he was more interested in where Russell Brand lived and how much his house cost. Of absolutely no relevance to the New Era Estate protest.

The following day, The Sun ran a smear campaign on its front page, featuring Russell Brand a hypocrite because his landlord is a tax dodger. Not Russell Brand a tax dodger, his landlord.

To avoid being labelled hypocrites please avoid the following tax dodgers:

  • The Sun and any Murdoch company
  • Top Shop
  • Starbucks
  • Vodafone
  • Boots
  • Amazon
  • Google

George Osborne in his Autumn Statement on Wednesday, announced more cuts for the poor. Meanwhile the tax dodgers laugh all the way to their tax havens.

If you wish to know more about tax dodgers, then please follow UK Uncut and join in their actions when they next target a tax dodger.

Russell Brand: Who are the real hypocrites?

December 3, 2014
Sun garbage

Sun garbage

So @rustyrockets is to be condemned for the behaviour of his LANDLORD! How much more desperate can The Sun get? — George Monbiot

Warning all those who have dodgy landlords: you could find yourself on the front page of the Sun, being attacked for the way they behave! — George Monbiot

When Russell Brand helped the New Era Estate tenants fight their Rachman landlords, went with them to No 10 Downing Street to deliver a petition of almost a million signatures supporting their cause, he was accosted by a journo from Channel 4 News, who wanted to know how much his house cost, the reply was it was rented, and what had that got to do with tenants on New Era Estate facing eviction.

Natasha Devon, The Independent:

A television news crew was sent to report the protest; something we can only assume would not have happened had Brand not been supporting them. During the subsequent interview, Russell was quizzed about the cost of his own private accommodation (which, incidentally, he rents). When he (quite rightly) responded that this had nothing to do with the protest, the reporter insisted that Brand’s own housing circumstances were relevant, in that the relative opulence of the same seemingly jarred with Brand’s socialist politics. Several times Brand attempted to move focus back to the plight of the New Era estate and was shouted down by his interviewer. Visibly angered, Russell called the reporter ‘snide’.

Now, apparently according to gutter Murdoch press The Sun, Russell Brand is somehow at fault because his landlord is a tax dodger.

What matters, is not where Russell Brand lives, what matters is that poor people are being socially cleansed out of London, what matters is that Russell Brand is prepared to go down to their estate, listen to what they have to say and take up their cause.

And that is what has the establishment worried.

They would be even more worried if they read Revolution.

People are no longer prepared to waste their time and energy and cast a pointless vote, they are more and more willing to take direct action, to man the barricades, to confront the corruption that passes off as a democracy.

Ordinary people are learning how to organise, how to use social media, how to link up with others fighting the same corrupt elite.

Russell Brand was there. He even talked to the Mayor of New York, where tenants too are being abused and evicted by WestCrook aka Westbrook.

The questions the media should be asking, and would be asking, were it not they are owned by the same corrupt elite, is why are these tenants facing eviction, where was David Cameron, Ed Miliband and London Mayor Boris, where are the local councillors?

Stop Murdoch’s BBC robbery‏

February 11, 2012

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there are two types of News International managers: those who have been arrested and those who should be. — Mark Thomas

I find it offensive that every year the BBC is forced to hand over tens of millions of pounds of our money to Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB, under a hugely unfair law unprecedented in any other country.

These unbelievable regulations cost our public broadcasters up to £100 million a year. Rather than being paid for their valuable content, they actually have to pay BSkyB to show their programmes. This extortion is unprecedented in any other Western country, is a sign of Murdoch’s power and influence.

In the coming days, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt will decide whether to renew this obscene deal. With daily exposures of his papers corrosive influence on British culture, do we really want him to be getting his hands on public money, especially at a time of public austerity and belt tightening? Our pressure has stopped Murdoch in the past and we can do it again, we can stop this BBC robbery. 

Pressure is mounting on Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to end this outrage. Please add your voice to the on-line petition objecting to our money going to line Murdoch’s pocket. 

Stop Murdoch’s BBC robbery

These are our millions , handed over in license fees to fund British content, not to boost Murdoch’s profits. But an unfair system of “retransmission fees” designed by Murdoch leaves the BBC and other broadcasters with no choice. They are forced to pay BSkyB to show their channels, even though they add huge value to the satellite platform , accounting for 41% of all shows watched on BSkyB and vastly increasing customer retention.

Surely should it not be the other way on, Murdoch pays them to carry their channels? Is this not a case of a pirate being paid to pirate other companies intellectual property?

Murdoch is the first to bleat about piracy, but not it seems when he is lining his own pocket at our expense.

Amazingly, Murdoch has argued the exact opposite in the US . In the US, he charges cable TV companies over $250 million a year to show his content. With the same deal Murdoch gets in the US, our public service broadcasters would have hundreds of millions of pounds extra every year to invest in quality content. This money would allow the BBC to reverse its cuts to World Service, BBC Four and local radio overnight.

For years, Murdoch has had a sleazy, cozy relationship with our politicians. It is such an association that has won him this outrageous UK scheme, but his power is starting to crumble, and together we can end it. Labour has already registered their opposition to this deal, and Culture Secretary Hunt is about to make his decision in his communications review.

Send your message now to make sure he stops this outrage:

Stop Murdoch’s BBC robbery

We have to once an for all destroy the Murdoch mafia. Last year public pressure blocked his proposed takeover of BSkyB, forced the closure of The News of the World, forced press inquiries he didn’t want, press inquiries which are daily exposing the sordid practices of the Murdoch Empire

Now, we can stop the BBC robbery. By continuing to challenge his corrupting influence where ever it appears, we can destroy the Murdoch Empire for good.

This morning several journalists working for The Sun were arrested in dawn raids.

Sun newspaper ‘will continue’ says Rupert Murdoch

News Corp shares go down the toilet

July 13, 2011
news corp down the toilet

news corp down the toilet

News Corp shares are in a free fall.

Murdoch plans to buy back News Corp shares in a desperate attempt to stop them going into free fall.

Shareholders fear massive claim for damages following News of the World phone hacking scandal, and further scandals that are rocking the Murdoch Empire on a daily basis.

Questions are now being asked in US and Asutralia about Murdoch.

It is highly unlikely that Murdoch will be allowed to buy BSkyB, which has forced News Corp to withdraw its bid.

Where now without the BSkyB cash cow? BSkyB shares have fallen by 20%!

News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB
Church of England investment in News Corp
Good riddance News of the World
News of the World sinks to new low