Monday, October 24, 2011

#LisaIrwin: #Murdochs #NewsCorps Holds Americans To Ransom BUT Are They Also Running The Irwin Show ?

The media manipulation in the Irwin case has left the American people speechless, we now have ABC and Fox news freelance investigators for Bradley's defence team .The week-end's frenzy reporting on a 'SCOOP' that was nothing more than as Pat Brown remarked  'a man walking out of the woods after taking a pee'...This was PR distraction at full throttle, the agenda, to get the public as far away as possible from the cadaver dog hit in the Irwin home...OK , so who has that much power to control the media on such a massive scale - enter MURDOCH !

 A few weeks ago, Cablevision subscribers in Northern New Jersey began seeing announcements about how Channel 5 and Channel 9 were going to be yanked off of cable.

That's because Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., the company that owns Fox News and a whole load of media companies, wants $150 million from Cablevision — $150 million that will come out of subscribers' pockets — to pay for channels that are normally broadcast for free.

Cablevision has made counteroffers, asked for government arbitration and Rupert Murdoch and company have basically said, "Show us the money, or they're gone with the wind."

And so they are. Channel 5 and Channel 9 are no longer on Cablevision, and if you want to watch first run episodes of Glee, House, Lie to Me and The Simpsons — not to mention New York Giants' games and the World Series, you will have to find a different service provider. And this is not the first time they've blackmailed service providers by yanking channels.

But I noticed something very interesting. Though News Corp. pulled their pop-culture and sports channels from Cablevison, why didn't they also pull their "fair and balanced" Fox News Network now that we're in the middle of mid-term elections?