Rupert Murdoch whose media empire included Fox News network, the Wall Street Journal, NY Post, a television and film production company, all of which sling mud at innocent people is now getting some of his own mud; couldn’t happen to a better person.
Way down on my list, below the devil Murdoch has used his influence to bribe people and even hacking into people’s personal phone numbers and computers to find dirt and personal information saw his empire begin to crumble when it was found he was using unethical means to obtain news and was forced to close the worlds largest newspaper, News of the World.
I have screamed about unfounded news on Fox News and their one-sided news reporting. Murdoch’s purchase of the NY Post turned a good newspaper into a gossip tabloid with unfounded headlines disgracing public officials; when the facts are proven inaccurate it is too late to amend the hurt.
Not only is his media empire in danger, losing $50 billion in the stock market since the disclosure, he is being sued by his own board of directors for nepotism and for running things like a “fiefdom” which is a person who exerts authority or influence.
The lawsuit filed by shareholders are trying to stop the purchase by Murdoch’s purchase of Shine Group Ltd, a television and film production company run by Murdoch’s daughter.
The suit charges the $480 million purchase is pure nepotism, aimed at giving his daughter a $250 million windfall and a seat on the News Corp. board. Murdoch’s two sons already have seats on the board.
Murdoch is one of those people my bride use to comment: “If he is going to heaven, when I go there will be a band playing when I enter heaven.”
So, the next time you hear the end of a Fox News broadcast when they say, “Fox News, we report the facts, you decide,” think of how these reporters got their story and just how much truth is in the report.