Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8599 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
*edit: More info added in following posts
Influence on Religion:
Zondervan was founded in 1931 in the suburb of Grandville, Michigan by brothers P.J. (Pat) and Bernie Zondervan, who were the nephews of publisher William Eerdmans. The company began in the Zondervans' farmhouse, and originally dealt with selling remainders and reprinting public domain works. Within a couple of years it developed a list of its own, and began publishing Bible edtions. The Amplified Bible appeared in 1959, and the Berkeley Version of the Bible in 1965. The New International Version NIV New Testament was published in partnership with the International Bible Society in 1973, and the complete NIV Bible appeared in 1978.
Zondervan also publishes many other books by Christian authors and focusing on topics of interest to Christians, and in the 1970s it produced the best-selling US published book of the decade: The Late Great Planet Earth by controversial writer and evangelist Hal Lindsey. That book was one of several dispensationalist and anti-Communist works that the company brought out, and Pat Zondervan was one of several evangelical figures who received briefings from Henry Kissinger on instruction from Richard Nixon.
Zondervan publishes one of the most edited versions of the Christian Bible: the NIV. Zondervan is a division of Harper Collins which publishes the Satanic Bible.
- The game of oppo-extremes.
Control of the Media:
Rupert owns FOX News - the least credible mainstream news:
It's not just the buggiest social networking site I know of: it assists people in stealing content, and bandwidth from other sites to increase it's own revenue through advertisements. If you have a myspace account: consider the fact that putting content on it to draw people to your page is helping to support the genocide, torture, and terror in and around Palestine as well as strip Nations of their freedoms like our freedom to discuss the Holocaust.
Rupert is closely related by marriage to Eric Hufschmid
The group expose Zionist crimes and criminals, but point all blame on Khazar Jews and render themselves relatively ineffective. They invite guests on to do the dirty work of calling Khazars things like a barbaric people while ignoring Bible prophecy as the game plan for the times we're living in. They play to Christian ideals and promote Christianity playing off of it's racist and anti-porn, anti-gay, hateful teachings. They practically ignore the fact that there are more Zionist Christians than Jews. Is it any surprise the relation here?
An environment is being established for the world war against Israel which could make a hole for the Sephardi Jews of whom they practically ignore. With the Sephardi's in place and Christians in power and influence; there's no telling what they could do.
Fox is also the home of the hit tv show: 24
The so called hero of the shows last name is Bauer (Bauer's started the Rothschild Dynasty). The programming paints a bad picture of Arabs and Muslims, tries to justify torturing of innocent people, and even plays off a lot of conspiracy theories. Most notably it's rationalizing martial law, and stripping of freedoms. Guess what website is promoting 24? - hint: it rhymes with myspace.
Joined: 10 Aug 2006 Posts: 263 Location: kalifornia
bless you, madthumbs.
so do you think examples of people blogging about the holocaust on myspace are going to be used to advocate hate crimes laws?
thankyou for exposing these people.
i used to trust smith and hufschmid. i dont know why???
Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:34 pm
Joined: 15 Jul 2006 Posts: 445 Location: melbourne, Australia
Thanks to madthumbs and this forum i'd still be stuck over at shitty myspace having to listen to the legions of Alex Jones.
I got to this site through a post on Alex's page telling people that he was a fraud & zionist denier and i've been here ever since.
Myspace is only ok to recruit people who wish to see the bigger picture and not the fear factor portrayed by Alex & his friends. I started to blog about zionism around the time of the lebanon conflict and had many posts that were deleted within hours. Murdoch's Myspace is just another form of disinfo and control to keep the masses fawning over MTV celebrities and porn stars. Sadly many people on myspace believe they are doing the right thing when in reality they are acheiving nothing by being bound to such a censored and controlled website.
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:21 pm
Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8599 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
The Most Powerful Man In America – And The World – Is One That You Never Get To Vote For, But Who Controls Who Gets Elected Or Not And What Laws Pass All Over The Globe
by Ben F. Terton
February 16, 2004 – Some Americans know the name Rupert Murdoch – far from all, but a number know the name and its association with at least one of this man’s media outlets, such as FOX News or The New York Post.
An even smaller number of people know that this man – whose full name is Keith Rupert Murdoch – has media holdings overseas as well.
But very few people are aware that this Australian-born political activist controls more of the world’s media than anyone else – most of it, perhaps – and, on a daily basis, plays out a combination of lowball tabloid propagandizing combined with political hardball that has let him – and lets him at this very moment – shape the business, social, and political realities of most of the nations of this planet.
To begin to get an idea of the span of Murdoch’s reach, here is a simple listing of his current holdings:
Adalaide News, Australia
News America Publishing, Inc.
Times Newspaper Holdings, vice president
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp, co-owner and chairperson
William Collins PLC, Scottland
News Corp, Ltd., Australia
Fox Entertainment Group, CEO
British Sky Broadcasting, UK, chairman (the BBC’s top competitor)
City Post Publishing Corp, chairperson
Cruden Investments, co-owner
News Ltd, Group and Assoc. Companies, Austrailia
Bemrose Publishing, owner
Bay Books, owner
United Technologies, director
And a few other companies. Each of these companies has many holdings within its overall umbrella. So, for example, media outlets controlled by this one Australian born political activist include:
Fox Broadcasting Co. (Fox News, Fox Network, Fox Family, Fox Sports)
Twentieth Century-Fox TV
Fox Filmed Entertainment movie studio
over twenty Fox-owned TV stations
FX Cable TV Network
An additional 20+ regional sports outlets
Channel 10 in Sydney, Australia
Channel 10 in Melbourne, Australia
News Group Productions and Skyband in the US
Satellite Television PLC in England
BSkyB, UK (cable and satellite station that reaches all of Britain)
Star TV, Asia
SkyLatin America, Telepiu
London Weekend Television (part-owner)
Before you even get into the details, this seems like a whole lot of the press from a single man – never mind a foreign-born man – to own in America, and around the world.
When you get into the details – like that Star TV Asia alone, "reach(es) more than 300 million viewers in 53 countries across Asia (and) STAR is watched by over 173 million people every week." (source: startv.com) – you begin to get the true picture of just how vast, powerful, and completely dominating all across the globe Mr. Murdoch’s control of the media is – and each and every piece of it he actively – making no pretense not to – uses to push his personal political agenda through flat out propaganda-type tabloid reporting.
But wait, let’s not leave out at least a partial list of his newspaper holdings, just so you know what his reach and control is even on that level:
New York Post
Village Voice (yep, that’s him, too)
Chicago Sun-Times (some pretty big ones all over the country, huh?)
San Antonio Express-News (where it all began for him in the US)
Times, Sunday Times (and associated publications) in London, England
The News Of The World And Today, UK
Australian, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Sunday Sun, News and Sunday Mail, and Sunday Times in Australia
He also owns TV Guide, TV week, and the Star Trader, among other magazines. Yes, your TV Guide is one of his tools as well.
Hmm, funny that the three nations he dominates most in the West, America, Great Britain, and Australia, led the charge into Iraq, being on a completely different page than the rest of the world, huh?
Oh yeah, he owns a network in Italy as well – Sky Italia. Wait, they, not so coincidentally, came along into Iraq, didn’t they, bucking the European trend.
Odd. It almost seems like the Iraq war was launched by support drummed up by an Axis of Murdoch media holdings if you stop to think about it, doesn’t it?
The above listings are in no way complete. We left out things like The Sun, a UK tabloid with a circulation of over 4,000,000.
What sort of stories does The Sun run?
Well, as luck would have it, tabloid-level smear stories like this one (see article: John Kerry Girl Tells All):
"THE beauty said to have had a fling with presidential hopeful John Kerry has recorded a bombshell tell-all interview.
"Journalist Alex Polier taped a talk with a US TV network at Christmas.
"The former Washington intern, 27, told all about an alleged fling with the 60-year-old super-rich senator in spring 2001."
Yes, a day before the actual woman actually spoke to say there was no affair and she wasn’t even an intern (see AP News article: Woman Denies Affair With Kerry), Murdoch’s paper not only made the above claim, but went further on to push his right-wing political agenda by asserting against all reality:
"Kerry was front-runner for the Democratic nomination to take on George Bush in November. His hopes were hit as hints of a scandal emerged."
Hmm, odd statement to make when, in fact, this "scandal" has not emerged as anything but rumor and has not "hit" Kerry at all, as he continues to roll on.
But what The Sun is really reporting is that Murdoch is planning a "hit" on Kerry, and, as you see clearly here, he will use his vast holdings worldwide to carry out his agenda.
Murdoch’s agenda in the past has included union-busting in the UK, pushing first capitalism in China (i.e. his right to make money) than a reversal to a soft stance on communism in return for the right to own media there. In the UK currently, he is doing everything possible to undo the BBC – and the situation regarding the death of David Kelly is bringing him nearer to his goal, as currently, "Leaked Whitehall documents revealed the (British) government has considered breaking up the (BBC) corporation into "separate entities for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland". (see Scotsman article: Ministers Urged to Rule Out BBC's National Break-up)
As reported in a July 21, 1995 New York Times article titled, "Murdoch and Laborite: Britain’s New Odd Couple":
"Rupert Murdoch is Britain’s most powerful non-Briton. His media outlets… are so influential that critics charge him with single-handedly destabilizing the monarchy and snatching the elections."
The article details how then-Labor Party leader Tony Blair had moved "far ahead in the public opinion polls" to replace then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with the help of a new ally for Labor, Rupert Murdoch. Back then, the article reports, Murdoch owned 37 percent of the UK newspaper market, in addition to his B Sky B network that "blankets Britain."
Well, did Murdoch leaving his usually ultra-conservative alliances and siding against his once staunch ally Thatcher show that he was indeed an unbiased, fair-minded man not allied to any party?
Indeed, it did show his true allegiance, as the NY Times reported. The issue that caused him to ditch Thatcher and push Blair was none other than the one that is his central concern in America today, and why he sides with the Republicans here: media regulation.
"The 63-year old media tycoon is known to be furious at the ruling Conservatives for proposals released in May that could effectively block him from expanding further in television here unless he was willing to scale back his newspaper holdings."
So Blair went before Murdoch and said that he was "concerned about the role of a powerful "media regulator" in the Government plan," the Times reported.
And so Murdoch dropped Thatcher and adopted Blair. And so, not coincidentally, Britain shortly thereafter voted out Thatcher and in Blair.
See any possible seeds of Blair being brought into the Axis of Murdoch.
Not coincidentally, when both Republicans and Democrats got together last year to vote to restrict how much media one person can own in America, President Bush opposed the legislation. (see Washington Post article: Lawmakers Defy Bush on Media Rules)
You see, Mr. Murdoch’s agenda is not right-wing or left-wing after all – it is simply Murdoch-wing. He uses and manipulates entire nations for the sake of his own personal business interests. In Britain he was granted "privilege allowed to no other newspaper proprietor," as the NY Times reported, which allowed him to buy up 5 national newspapers while also combining Sky and British Satellite Broadcasting into what is now the all powerful B Sky B. Again and again he was allowed to go around the Monopolies Commission thanks to special status granted to him by – you guessed it – candidates he had helped get elected, including Thatcher herself.
It is astounding to think that a foreign-born man could so openly come into the UK, then into America, and manipulate their very governments and electoral processes and still fly under the radar for most of the nation. Ted Turner was a household name, Murdoch still is not in America.
Murdoch’s central game to maintain his hold on power consists of a two-pronged attack: 1) base-level tabloid style news that puts entertainment value far above integrity, and 2) a claim to be the true patriotic station for whatever country he happens to own a network in.
For example, as we have reported previously, while Murdoch’s Fox News Network is flying the American flag on its corner 24 hours a day and telling us it speaks for true American patriots, he is British holdings to preach anti-Americanism in a "patriotic" pitch to Britain. (see story: Rupert Murdoch on a Rampage)
Murdoch is just a force for change today. He was at the top of Michael Gorbachev’s list of favorite people at the time of the coup that led to the end of the former Soviet Union. In fact, as reported in an October 4, 1991 New York Times article titled, "The Media Business; The Deal Is Already Done For Gorbachev’s Coup Book," Gorbachev had the Soviet Embassy contact Murdoch personally when he wanted to write his memoirs.
"HarperCollins received a telephone call from the Soviet Embassy in Washington last week, asking that Rupert Murdoch, chairman of the News Corporation, the publisher’s parent company, fly to Moscow to meet with Mr. Gorbachev about publishing his book…"
Not that Rupert was involved over there or anything, right? And, another oh yeah, we didn’t mention exactly what all Murdoch’s News Corp. owns, such as the massive publisher HarperCollins – yes, that on top of everything else is controlled by this one Australian-born man. In case you weren’t aware, HarperCollins is the company that just took over, "William Morrow & Company, Avon Books, Amistad Press, and Fourth Estate," which has, "made HarperCollins one of the largest and most dynamic trade publishers in the world." (source: News Corp website - spend some time looking around at all the things this company owns, and notice he owns even more newspapers than we listed above, but remember, this is only one of the media companies he has – it is not everything, but only one part of his total holdings.
Yes, he dominates the book presses, too. HarperCollins operates in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada, among other places.
Just for kicks, Murdoch even owns the National Geographic channel, both the US and Worldwide versions.
Oh yeah – again – he also owns DirectTV. You know, the satellite TV that is taking over what used to be the cable TV market and controls what stations are available in millions of American homes.
He owns a UK record company called Mushroom Records, the National Rugby League in Australia, and – oh yeah part 4 or 5 I guess – "the leading OOH advertising company in Emerging Europe," a News Corp subsidiary called News Outdoor
And let’s not forget The Weekly Standard, a ridiculous right-wing US magazine. Yep, that’s him, too.
And Broadsystem, "the UK's leading provider of outsourced marketing communications."
One man. From Australia. A political activist. Who does his best to aid himself by "single-handedly destabilizing," the governments of nations he has a business interest in, "and snatching the elections."
So look at those American flags waving on the Fox News Network, but don’t tell me they flag represent America.. The flag on the Fox News screen flies only so that Australian-born Rupert Murdoch can pretend he is looking out for you, when, in the simple reality of things, he is playing you against the rest of the world and the rest of the world against you, toppling governments and installing his personal political choice for the sake of increasing his already unfathomable fortune and hold on world power.
Rupert Murdoch’s Axis of Murdoch nations launch wars that the rest of the world deems insane, elects the candidates of his choosing, and hate each other as he plays them against each other.
Who ever imagined a single, non-office holding man could grow so powerful? Who ever imagined nations would let a single man – who is not even from their land – dominate them so?
There is one man alive today who is the most powerful person on planet Earth, and no, it is not the man who lives in the little white house on Pennsylvania Avenue – indeed, it is a man who has the power – and uses it – to determine who lives in that White House, as well as in capitol houses all over the globe.
NOTE: 4/6/06 - Murdoch now owns myspace.com as well. So if you use that, you are supporting this man and his activities.
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:05 am
Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8599 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
By Georg Szalai
Jan 27, 2007
NEW YORK ? Big media companies and governments ultimately can't stop or reverse their reduced agenda setting power brought about by the Internet and digital media, but must learn to live with it and embrace it as an opportunity, a panel at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland said Friday.
Big media conglomerates have less influence amid the continued explosion of news sites, blogs and podcasts, News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said in the session moderated by Charlie Rose and available via Webcast. "It's so pluralistic," Murdoch said. "We all have less power, much less...(we) the big companies."
by Michael Calderone Published: June 19, 2007
Tags: Media, Rupert Murdoch
This article was published in the June 24, 2007, edition of The New York Observer.
The New York Times is currently undertaking a major news investigation, led by managing editor Jill Abramson, into News Corp.’s business dealings throughout the world, according to a source with knowledge of the project.
Currently, Ms. Abramson is working outside of the newsroom, recovering from injuries sustained during a traffic accident last month.
But, as she told The Observer in an e-mail on May 26, executive editor Bill Keller has kept her quite busy.
“Bill has asked me to lead an investigative project for the next month, which I’ll mainly do from home,” Ms. Abramson wrote at the time. “It involves a group of domestic and foreign reporters, but I obviously can’t tell you what it is.”
Well, the group includes one obvious choice: media reporter Richard Siklos, who authored Shades of Black, the 1995 biography of disgraced press baron Conrad Black.
Although Mr. Siklos is currently covering the Black trial in Chicago, he’s also been busy reporting on Mr. Black’s fellow media mogul, Rupert Murdoch: He has had nine bylined pieces, including a 3,300-word cover story in the Sunday Business section, since News Corp.’s bid for Dow Jones was announced on May 1.
The investigative project also includes, according to a source at The Times, investigative editor Matt Purdy and reporters Jo Becker (in New York), Jane Perlez (in London) and Joseph Kahn (in Beijing).
Mr. Purdy did not confirm there was an investigative project underway, and referred this reporter’s questions to Ms. Abramson—who declined to comment. Mr. Siklos also declined to comment. Ms. Becker did not return calls seeking comment. Ms. Perlez and Mr. Kahn could not be reached at press time.
A News Corp. spokesperson confirmed that they knew of The Times’ investigative project, but declined to comment.
*Note the two leading digits added to the URL (strip them to go to the url)
The problems with MSPlinks
Normally when you hover over a link, you can see in the lower left corner of the browser window the destination of the link, but not with msplinks! These links allow myspace to keep track of where you go from their site. They tell us however that it's so they can disable spam links, but it's been a while now and there's no shortage of spam. When someone copies content from a myspace blog, profile or bulletin to another site without correcting links: myspace gets revenue from the hits to their site caused by the msplinks. Myspace makes it easier than ever for people to steal content and bandwidth from other sites for their own revenue, but makes it difficult to do the other way around. Now any links on myspace do not have an effect on Search Engine PR making your support of a site there less substantial. There are better alternatives now like Sitespaces.
Ways Around the MSPlinks
With this tip, you'll be able to preview the destination URL's in your browser!
Start with Firefox (a free slick alternative to Internet Explorer)
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posted this in a myspace bulletin, wonder if myspace would delete me... HaHa
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:43 pm
Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8599 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
Murdoch bids for Packer media empire
Nick Tabakoff | January 21, 2008
LACHLAN Murdoch has returned from self-imposed exile to spearhead a stunning $3.3 billion bid to privatise James Packer's media empire.
The board of Mr Packer's Consolidated Media Holdings (CMH) met today to consider the bid from Mr Murdoch's private investment vehicle, Illyria, and Mr Packer's privately owned Consolidated Press.
The offer amounts to roughly $4.80 per share, or about $3.3 billion. It comprises $4.08 per share and a variable cash amount equal to the average price of shares in the online job search operator Seek, in which CMH has a large stake.
CMH said Conspress has given its support to the proposal but it has been has not yet reached final agreement with Illyria regarding the terms of the consortium.
CMH, which was spun out of Publishing and Broadcasting last November, has a 25 per cent interest in PBL Media - which owns Channel Nine, magazine business ACP and a 50 per cent interest in ninemsn and other websites.
The private equity group CVC acquired 75 per cent of PBL Media last year as Mr Packer sold down his media interests to focus on his gambling business.
CMH also owns a quarter stake in Foxtel, half of Premier Media Group which owns Fox Sports, and 27 per cent of Seek. The media group is being advised by investment bank UBS and law firm Minter Ellison.
Mr Murdoch, who set up Illyria as a private investment fund after resigning as an executive with News Corporation in 2005, would become the newly-privatised vehicle’s executive chairman. He is expected to retain his role as a non-executive director of News Corp.
He has raised the capital to fund the deal outside News Corp, which owns the company that publishes The Australian.
An announcement on the offer was made to the Australian Securities Exchange late today and heralds a new high in relations between Mr Murdoch and Mr Packer. The two men who first went into business together through the ill-fated One.Tel venture, which collapsed in 2001 after losing $1 billion.
As part of the deal, Mr Murdoch and Mr Packer, CMH’s current deputy chairman, will each take a 50 per cent stake in a joint venture vehicle to run the company.
The deal marks yet another step by Mr Packer away from the media sector, and from public scrutiny. His private and listed vehicles have been steadily shifting their emphasis towards the gaming and financial services industries through investments such as Crown and Melco.
The latest deal will be put to CMH shareholders later this year as part of a scheme of arrangement. The deal will hinge on whether CMH shareholders consider the offer adequate.
Joined: 22 Feb 2006 Posts: 8599 Location: Fingerlakes - NY usa
MySpace: No place for Atheists?
MySpace Deletes Largest Atheist Group in the World.
Cleveland, OH.— Social networking site, MySpace.com, panders to religious intolerants by deleting atheist users, groups and content.
Early this month, MySpace again deleted the Atheist and Agnostic Group (35,000 members). This deletion, due largely to complaints from people who find atheism offensive, marks the second time MySpace has cancelled the group since November 2007.
What’s unique in this case is that the Atheist and Agnostic Group was the largest collection of organized atheists in the world. The group had its own Wikipedia entry, and in April won the Excellence in Humanist Communication Award (2007) from the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University and the Secular Student Alliance.
“MySpace refuses to undelete the group, although it never violated any terms of service,” said Bryan Pesta, Ph.D., the group’s moderator. “When the largest Christian group was hacked, MySpace’s Founder, Tom Anderson, personally restored the group, and promised to protect it from future deletions.”