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Fox News PR used fake accounts to push back at negative commenters

Rupert Murdoch

Here’s an interesting bit of Fox News skullduggery from David Folkenflik’s new book on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, courtesy of Media Matters: In a chapter focusing on how Fox utilized its notoriously ruthless public relations department in the mid-to-late 00′s, Folkenflik reports that Fox’s PR staffers would “post pro-Fox rants” in the comments sections of “negative and even neutral” blog posts written about ... Read More »

CNN and MSNBC lose almost half their viewers in one year

Mainstream media

It’s been a tough year for the liberal cable news outlets. Data released Tuesday show CNN shedding 48 percent of total viewers since last November and MSNBC dropping 45 percent. The numbers were even worse in the all important demographic of people aged 25 to 54 as CNN’s ratings dropped 59 percent and MSNBC’s 52 percent. In an off-election year, and with last November’s ... Read More »

Attorney General Eric ‘Fast and Furious’ Holder approved warrant to search Fox News reporter’s emails

Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder A law enforcement official says US Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved the warrant that gave the Justice Department access to Fox News reporter James Rosen’s private e-mails. President Barack Obama on Thursday said that Holder would review Justice Department guidelines on dealing with journalism investigations. The government has been accused of violating journalists’ constitutional rights by secretly obtaining ... Read More »

Poll: Americans fear government more than terrorism

US government

According to a pair of recent polls, for the first time since the 9/11  terrorist hijackings, Americans are more fearful their government will abuse  constitutional liberties than fail to keep citizens safe. Even in the wake of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing – in which a pair of  Islamic radicals are accused of planting explosives that took the lives ... Read More »

UN considers imposing global taxes

United Nations

The United Nations will stay busy even after the annual General Assembly meetings wrap up this week, and on the agenda for upcoming debates are whether several global taxes should be implemented to milk rich member states and assist the impoverished. The United Nations plans to finalize their agenda for the rest of this year’s session this week in order ... Read More »

Hell of a job: Vatican hires Fox News journo for image makeover

evil pope vatican

The Vatican has turned to a Fox News reporter for help to improve its relations with the media amid communications blunders and a leaks scandal. The Holy See hired the Channel’s Rome correspondent for the position of senior communications adviser. The TV journalist Greg Burke is also a member of the Opus Dei movement, described by Dan Brown in his ... Read More »