Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's A Bad Day For The Pirate King

Black Rupert Murdoch did the right thing today. I hate saying that. I know he hates doing that. But, it's the truth. Now, the only logical step would be to close down Fox News. Right?
Here's an ironic quote from Peter Chernin, former President and COO of News Corp. Speaking in the June 27 episode of Bloomberg TV's Game Changers said this: "One of the great things about Rupert, which is in a crisis, he is the coolest, calmest and if he supports you and he believes in you, he'll back you all the way to the wall. He's not a guy who sort of starts worrying about it or starts  wringing his hands. If he believes in you and you're being straight with him, and you convince of the appropriateness of your decision, he's the best guy you could ever want in the foxhole with you."
Here's a list of reasons shuttering Fox News is the logical next step for Murdoch on his road to redemption.
  1.  Glenn Beck, appearing on Cluster Fox (thanks, Keith!), said that President Obama has a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. No repercussions. But, what Murdoch refused to do was done instead by a successful sponsor boycott led by ColorOfChange.org 
  2. In the May 25 Rolling Stone, it's reported that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes "has a personal paranoia about people who are Muslim -- which is consistent with the ideology of his network" and that Ailes "lived in fear that gay activists would try to attack him in retaliation over his hostility to gay rights."
  3. Bill O'Reilly, for saying shit like this, re: the Casey Anthony verdict: "In America today is the burden of proof too high? Have we become a nation that does not make judgments any more about behavior? Is there always an excuse for everything? Reasonable doubt was not raised by Ms. Anthony's lawyers. They ran around concocting a lot of bull they couldn't prove."
  4. They pay Sarah Palin. For talking. On camera.
  5. The steady stream of Fixed News commentators leaving to run for president.

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