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Good news in media!

Posted by Charles II on October 20, 2012

This is sure to improve the quality and diversity in journalism.


Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is looking to bid for the Los Angeles Times, the paper has reported, adding Murdoch is also interested in buying its stablemate the Chicago Tribune from their parent company, the Tribune Company.

The paper said a deal might require a waiver of federal laws that block ownership of newspapers and TV stations in the same market. Murdoch’s Fox network has stations in Los Angeles in Chicago. Tribune also has interests in television stations, some of which carry programming from News Corp’s TV channels or operate as Fox affiliates.

A bid for the LA Times alone could be worth as much as US$400m, the paper said.

I’m sure that a few strategic campaign donations can gain him the waivers. But I wish he’d finish paying his fines from the latest wiretapping/computer hacking episode before further degrading our media.

5 Responses to “Good news in media!”

  1. joel hanes said


  2. Tom Harrester said

    Hey Underwater,
    What happened to your friend Avedon?
    I noticed that her website has moved. And now you must “register” to comment and then await “approval” of your comments.
    Ha! Surprisingly commenting is down. A perfect echo chamber.
    What a sad, sad ending.
    But we always knew that howling into the wind was useless.
    -Tom Harrester

  3. Charles II said

    Tom, you’re a moron. But we always knew that.

    You might want to read our policy on posting. Unlike Avedon, we have little patience with people who have nothing to say and say it at length.

    That’s warning #1.

  4. Spocko said

    If you are interested read the book, Dial M for Murdoch, by Martin Hickman and MP Tom Watson. I hosted a Book Salon at FDL on the book and the author commented about Murdoch’s exploits.

    This could be blocked if someone wanted to, but who wants to? The WSJ? Fox News?
    A politician?
    Read the book, it is a thriller that really happened, and it gives us a model on how to stop Murdoch here in the US.

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